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Bridge sessions during June

Monday 1.45pm - Duplicate Bridge

Tuesday 2.00pm: Supervised Play

NOTE: There will be no bridge on Monday 6th or Tuesday 7th June.  Frank and Gina will be running the bridge sessions until June 27th. 

 
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Schedule of Classes - Lookahead

Summer Bridge Programme: (starting first week of May)
Mondays 1.45pm: Duplicate Pairs
Tuesdays 2.00pm: Supervised Play

Summer Workshops: (1 day workshops)
Wednesday 20th July: Review your Bidding Systems. (Suitable for Improvers and Club Players who require a refresher of the more popular conventions).
Wednesday 10th August: Understand your convention card. (Suitable for Club Players). 
There will be no Back to Basics workshop this summer, but anyone who would like to repeat some or all of the three day summer school at the end of August (which includes all the basics), you are welcome to join us.

Cost of workshops:
£40 for a full day including light lunch and refreshments.
 

Online edition of The Ruffian Dec 2015
Online edition of The Ruffian Dec 2015

Here is the latest copy of the EBU newsletter for students.

Bridge Holidays
Bridge Holidays

Christine and Stewart will be hosting the bridge on P&O's Aurora in June 2016 (cruise ref R606).  They will also be hosting the bridge on the 2017 world cruise (ref R701/1-5).  For the New Year Mercian bridge break they will be at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.

 
Our winners this week are.....
Our winners this week are.....

Monday 20th June:  

Marion Back and Trish Wilson

Tuesday 21st June

Stuart Jackson and Jane Alder

Summer Workshops
Summer Workshops

Wednesday 20th July: An all day workshop where we will revisit some of the more popular conventions.  Suitable for all players who would benefit from a refresher course in bidding.  Contact Christine at Christine.macf@btinternet.com if you would like to attend.  Cost is £40 to include a light lunch and refreshments.

Bridgetab Scoring in action
Bridgetab Scoring in action

On Monday 11th April we started scoring with Bridgetabs.  Here are some of our happy Bridgetabs users about to press the 'Rankings' button!.

Supervised Play Tuesday afternoons
Supervised Play Tuesday afternoons

Our formal lessons finished at the end of April and we are now hosting Supervised Play sessions on Tuesdays.  The format will be a short tuturial followed by a bridge playing session with assistance available for those who need it.  This play session is for those players who have learned to play bridge but would like to practice playing in a gentle environment.  There is no need to bring a partner, we will find you one.  Call Christine on 07989 440238 if you require more details.

Learn to Play Bridge - Beginners Lessons
Learn to Play Bridge - Beginners Lessons

Learn to play Bridge in three days.  We will be holding a three-day Summer School from Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September.  This is a non-residential course held in Queen Square, Bath.  Your teacher is Christine Macfarlane.  If you would like to register your interest for this course please send an e-mail to: christine.macf@btinternet.com.

Christine will also be running a weekly Beginner's Bridge class on Monday evenings.  These classes will be held at the Bath Bridge Club's new premises in Shaft Road, Bath, and will commence on Monday 3rd October at 7.00pm.  Once again, to register your interest please send an e-mail to Christine. 

New Master Point Rule

From 1st January 2016, Master Points will only be awarded for pairs events in which all the competitors are scheduled to play at least 70% of the boards used in the movement.  As an example, when the intention is to play 22 boards in a session, no more than 30 boards should be in play.

BRIDGE IS FUN - COME AND JOIN US
BRIDGE IS FUN - COME AND JOIN US

Friendly, enthusiastic and enjoyable bridge classes with Christine. Lessons are available for all abilities.  Christine is a keen club player, an EBU director and an EBUTA teacher. All teaching is to EBU recommended materials.

For more details please call Christine on 01761 451327, or mob 07989 440238, or send an e-mail to christine.macf@btinternet.com.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
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Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

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SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH

Club name: Bridge and Games - Bath.  We are an EBU affiliated club (county is Avon).  Classes and playing sessions are held at BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.

Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells
Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells

Our social weekend at Llandrindod Wells was a great success.  The hotel was lovely and the sun shone for us.  Here are our winners:
Friday Welcome Pairs: Kerri Sant and Dee Moss
Saturday Swiss Pairs: Pam Carwardine and Christine Ware
Teams: Richard Hill, Celia Porter, Rosa Phillips, Ann Brett.

Our next social weekend is to Paignton at the end of October.  More details to follow.

Really Easy Congress: Eastbourne
Really Easy Congress: Eastbourne

Sign up now for the EBU Really Easy Congress to be held 22nd to 25th August at the Wintergarden in Eastbourne.  This is a new venue with a brand new format and provides a chance for novice players to gain a gentle introduction to tournament play.  Christine will be there teaching and directing so you know there will be a welcoming atmosphere.  Click here for full details and a booking form.  See you there smiley 

Brunswick Bridge Players coming to Bath
Brunswick Bridge Players coming to Bath

We will be hosting a group of bridge players from Brunswick from 3rd to 7th July.  Our club will be hosting the Monday afternoon playing session and a special farewell event on Wednesday evening.  Please contact Christine if you able to join us.

Learn with No Fear Bridge
Learn with No Fear Bridge
Practice your new found skills by logging onto No Fear Bridge; our students are entitled to a free trial.  If you enjoy this website please ask Christine for details of the special discount code.
Results
Tue 21st June 2016
tuesday pairs 160621
Director: Frank Coltman
Mon 20th June 2016
monday pairs 160620
Director: Frank Coltman
Tue 14th June 2016
tuesday pairs 160614
Director: Frank Coltman
Mon 13th June 2016
monday pairs 160613
Director: Frank Coltman
Click for the latest results
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH
SESSIONS PLAYED IN QUEEN SQUARE - BATH

Club name: Bridge and Games - Bath.  We are an EBU affiliated club (county is Avon).  Classes and playing sessions are held at BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.

Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells
Social Weekend in Llandrindod Wells

Our social weekend at Llandrindod Wells was a great success.  The hotel was lovely and the sun shone for us.  Here are our winners:
Friday Welcome Pairs: Kerri Sant and Dee Moss
Saturday Swiss Pairs: Pam Carwardine and Christine Ware
Teams: Richard Hill, Celia Porter, Rosa Phillips, Ann Brett.

Our next social weekend is to Paignton at the end of October.  More details to follow.

Really Easy Congress: Eastbourne
Really Easy Congress: Eastbourne

Sign up now for the EBU Really Easy Congress to be held 22nd to 25th August at the Wintergarden in Eastbourne.  This is a new venue with a brand new format and provides a chance for novice players to gain a gentle introduction to tournament play.  Christine will be there teaching and directing so you know there will be a welcoming atmosphere.  Click here for full details and a booking form.  See you there smiley 

Brunswick Bridge Players coming to Bath
Brunswick Bridge Players coming to Bath

We will be hosting a group of bridge players from Brunswick from 3rd to 7th July.  Our club will be hosting the Monday afternoon playing session and a special farewell event on Wednesday evening.  Please contact Christine if you able to join us.

Learn with No Fear Bridge
Learn with No Fear Bridge
Practice your new found skills by logging onto No Fear Bridge; our students are entitled to a free trial.  If you enjoy this website please ask Christine for details of the special discount code.
Results
Tue 21st June 2016
tuesday pairs 160621
Director: Frank Coltman
Mon 20th June 2016
monday pairs 160620
Director: Frank Coltman
Tue 14th June 2016
tuesday pairs 160614
Director: Frank Coltman
Mon 13th June 2016
monday pairs 160613
Director: Frank Coltman