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Monday 1.30pm : Duplicate Pairs - Queen Square

Monday 6.45pm : Assisted Play & Lesson (Negative Doubles) - Monkton Combe

Tuesday 2.00pm : Beginners (Minibridge - Playing in Trumps and Scoring) - Queen Square

Thursday 1.30pm : Improvers (Tactical and Protective Bidding) - Combe Grove Hotel

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS ON TUES 9th OR THURS 11th OCTOBER

 

Janet, Liz and Frances promoted to Master
Janet, Liz and Frances promoted to Master

Congratulations to Janet, Liz and Frances who have acquired over 5,000 masterpoints and achieved 'Master' status.  It has taken many years to achieve this elated status but hopefully it was worth it!

Bournemoth Weekend - CANCELLED

Sadly there has not been enough interest to run the Spring Bridge break next year so this event has been cancelled.

Bridge Holidays Lookahead
Bridge Holidays Lookahead

2nd to 4th November 2018: Bridge weekend at Paignton with Bath Bridge Club

4th to 28th January 2019: Cruise to Carribbean on P&O Ventura (ref N901)

16th April to 5th May 2019: Cruise to Central Med on P&O Arcadia (ref J902)

1st Sept to 1st October 2019: Cruise to Canada and USA on P&O Aurora (ref R917)

Photographs
Best Dressed Team Christmas 2016
Best Dressed Team Christmas 2016

There are not many Bridge players who would be seen playing in such decorative costume, but this year's prize goes to the 'Mad Hatters' (pictured).  From left to right we have: Sue Pendle, Ian Simpson, Paddy Doyle and Irene Greener who were deemed the best dressed team from a field of 19 tables.  There were some excellent entries this year and of special note and highly commended were: The 'Crowned Heads', The  'Lucky for Some' the 'BA2 Classics' and some colourful 'Pink Wigs' pkus many more.

Christmas Teams Game - Winners Green Section
Christmas Teams Game - Winners Green Section

Here are our winners of the Green Section.  These girls are from the class of January 2008 (our very first Beginners class) and it is good to see that after 9 long years there has finally been some payback!  Pictured with their champage prizes are: Susan Murray, (Christine MacFarlane), Janet Anderson, Judith Thomas and Liz Doyle.  Congraulations to the Green Team winners..

Christmas Teams winners
Christmas Teams winners

Well done to: Susan Murray and Judith Thomas, Liz Doyle and Janet Anderson

Christmas Teams
Christmas Teams

Our Christmas Teams bought out many imaginative outfits.  Here is a picture of the 'Bridgemates' (Sue, Hilary, Irene and Jenny) who won the prize for best dressed team.

Christmas Teams Game - Winners Red Section
Christmas Teams Game - Winners Red Section

Here are our winners from the Red Section.  Our very own Improvers playing their first teams game: From left, Ann Simpkin, Annie Steadman, and Lynn Royse with May Morgan-Jones who kindly stood in at the last minute.when one team member could not make it.

Bridge Weekend: Bournemouth
Bridge Weekend: Bournemouth

We had a lovely weekend at Bournemouth; the sun did not always shine but our Bridge players enjoyed themselves and the hotel was great.  Here are our teams winners: Jan Bailey, Debbie Hayward, Jane Alder and Stuart Jackson.   We have booked a return visit to the Elstead Hotel for March 22nd to 24th 2019.  Hope to see you there.

Weekend at Paignton: October 2016
Weekend at Paignton: October 2016

Here is a group photo of our bridge weekenders.  Our winners were:
Friday Welcome Pairs - Philippa and Julian Sondheimer
Saturday Swiss Pairs - Ann Brett and Chris Doyle
Saturday Runners Up - Sally Orme and Jeannie Pigott
Sunday Teams - Rosa Phillips, Judy Spencer, Chris Doyle and Ann Brett

Congratulations to everyone.  Next October, the Paignton Bridge weekend will be organised by the Bath Bridge Club for their Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs event.  All Bath Bridge Club members are welcome to join us.

Brunswick visitors meet Mayor and Twinning Chairman
Brunswick visitors meet Mayor and Twinning Chairman

The Mayor invited our Brunswick visitors and the Chairman of the Bath Twinning Society to the Guildhall to admire the treasures and hear a bit about the local history.  A comment was overheard that the Banqueting Hall and its magnificent chandelliers would be a very nice place to play bridge!

Bath - Brunswick Bridge Exchange
Bath - Brunswick Bridge Exchange

Eleven fearless Bridge players from Bath ventured to Brunswick on a four day twinning exchange.  Here are some members of the group with the Mayor (the lady in the blue top).  Our hosts were very attentive and a return visit to Bath is being planned for 2019.  We presented our hosts with an engraved blue bowl which was graciously received.

Brunswick Twinning Visit - Flower Girls
Brunswick Twinning Visit - Flower Girls

Here are the flower girls.  A lovely bouquet for Judy Spencer (right) for organising this twinning event, and Christine MacFarlane for organising the bridge games.  Not pictured are Judith Thomas and her band of catering elves, Stewart and Stephen tending the bar, and Philippa and Julian for organising wine and generally helping out.

Teams Game and Farewell Party
Teams Game and Farewell Party

Here are our Brunswick Twinning Bridge Farewell Party team winners.  Pictured are: Rita James, Michael Seiffert, Christian and Joelle Ohlmer sporting their hard earned bridge medals.  The evening was very jolly and we would like to thank everyone who helped make this visit such a success.  A reciprocal visit to Brunswick is being planned for May 2017.  More photos are in the Photographs page.

Life is a game but Bridge is serious!
Life is a game but Bridge is serious!

Here is the beautiful painting which was presented to the Bath Bridge players from our Brunswick visitors.  The artist is Ulrike Gornemann (who is also a very good bridge player).

Twinning visitors from Brunswick
Twinning visitors from Brunswick

Bridge and Games welcomed eleven visitors from Brunswick the first week of July.  Here they are pictured with some of our club members beneath our resident dinosaur.  See 'photographs' for more details.

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.

Bridge Players raise 400 for Nepal Disaster Fund
Bridge Players raise 400 for Nepal Disaster Fund

Over the last couple of weeks our bridge players have been donating money for the Nepal Disaster Fund.  We have collected £135.54 and have added some of the profits from the recent workshops to make this up to £400.  Here is Christine presenting the cheque to Bob Draper who has been leading the fund raising efforts for the Disaster Emergency Committee on behalf of BRLSI.  A big thank you to everyone who contributed.

Summer School Graduates 2015
Summer School Graduates 2015

From Minibridge to Stayman in just three days!  Here are our Summer School graduates of 2015 all ready to start playing bridge and looking forward to applying their newfound skills.  It was a pleasure to welcome some 'youthful' recruits this year.  We are pleased to be able to offer a discount to all our events to students aged up to 25.  All new players are welcome to come and play on a Monday afternoon; we will have special boards for you to practice with.  Start time is 1.45pm.