Monday evenings 6.45-9.30
Each session starts with a short presentation and practice of a useful topic, followed by 12 hands of assisted play.
Presentation topics will cycle between Bidding (Christine MacFarlane), Declarer play (Chris Jones) and Defence (Trevor Purches).
Cost: £8 pp, including refreshments
For more information, contact Christine.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bath Bridge Club, Oldfield Old Boys Rugby Club, Shaft Road, BA2 7HP
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Congratulations to Diane Bishop & John Treble, winners of the Mixed Pairs for the 2018 Swan Trophy held at Bath BC on Thursday 18 October. John Perry & Marianne Lewin were in 2nd place, ahead of Angela Gunning & Keith Harris, who finished 3rd.
We are sad to report the death of Alex Harding, who died on Saturday 13th October after a short illness. Alex was a regular player on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to his wife, son and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Monday 5th November at Westerleigh Crematorium (BS37 8RE) at 3.15 in the Woodland Chapel. There will be a buffet in the adjacent Willow Tea Room after the service.
Judith Thomas reports that over the five sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (3rd-5th October) a very gratifying £530 was raised in donations for cakes in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our thanks to Judith for providing the cakes and to all those who gave so generously in support of this very worthwhile charity.
Teams of Bath BC members took 2nd and 3rd places at the WCBA Mixed Teams event held on Sunday 7 October at Devizes Bowls Club. Congratulations to Susie Gall, Trevor Purches, Richard Samter & Pat Davies, 2nd with 63 IMPs, and to Richard & Christine Moore, James Dunlop & Valerie Austwick, who were 3rd with 36 IMPs. The winners, with 89 IMPs, were Brian Johnson, Nigel Lewis, Sonia Blandy & David Hale.
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We are sad to report the sudden death of Mark Damrel. Mark, a regular player in our Thursday morning Gentle Duplicate sessions with his wife Nathalie, died after suffering a heart attack yesterday evening. Our condolences and good wishes go to Nathalie and the rest of his family.
Thursday 04 October
Two autumn seminars for improving/social players
We're delighted again to be able to offer a series of two seminars this autumn designed to help improving and social bridge players at our club.
The sessions will run on Wednesdays from 11.00 till 2.00 (morning coffee on arrival from 10.45) and will include a break for lunch. They are as follows:
We should have been in game, presented by Chris Jones [Now full - waiting list available]
First things first - maximise your tricks, presented by Trevor Purches [Now full - waiting list available]
For details click here or select Autumn 2018 Seminars from the Menu, top left.
Bath Bridge Club has again risen sharply in the EBU's list of 'Top Clubs by Players'. Last year we jumped into the top 50 at position no 39, and this year we have risen a further 12 places to become the 27th most popular bridge club in England. Congratulations and thanks to all who give of their time to make our club a continuing success. Onwards and upwards!
As we're an EBU club, we use the EBU Blue Book to determine which bidding systems and conventions we are permitted to use.
For most of our sessions, we comply with Level 4, which allows most systems/conventions that most players are likely to be familiar with.
For our Thursday morning Gentle Duplicate and Monday evening Assisted Play, however, we are limited to Level 2, which limits players to fairly simply bidding systems and common conventions: Stayman, transfers and Blackwood are all fine.
If you're not sure about the suitability of any parts of your system, ask any experienced Club Director for guidance. Alternatively, click here for a link to the Blue Book on the EBU website.
What to do if this issue comes up at the table? See our guidance in Doing things right ... (you can find this via Articles in the menu, left).
What level is right for me?
With the growing choice of daytime and evening sessions now available at Bath BC, newer members and visitors may not be sure which options best suit their level of ability and experience.
If you're in doubt, click here to consult our Guide to levels. (It's also available via the menu, left.)
And, of course, feel free to consult any committee member if you need further advice.
Tues am Social Duplicate
Jim Harvey & Judy Corson
Arnie Whitfield & Les Shepherd
Tues eve Duplicate Pairs
Keith Radmall & Gavin Bailey
Wed eve Social Duplicate
Ruth Letcher & Anne Hitchin
Jerry Hall & Bill Lawrance
Thurs am Gentle Duplicate
Ralph & Val Freer
Robert & Pamela Cunningham
Thurs eve Duplicate Pairs
Angela Gunning & Keith Harris
John Perry & Marianne Lewin
... but not sure how to go about it?
We have a team of volunteers happy to help. To fix up a meeting, email Chris Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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