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April Bulletin

 THURSDAY EVENINGS

Please note the current arrangements:

  • Members wishing to play on Thursday evenings must arrange their own partners
  • In order to give the TD and scorer time to set things up, members must turn up by 6.45 at the latest.

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

These will now take the form of social sessions with no formal scoring on the computer or book-keepers.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS (Details below and on the notice board)

  • Wednesday April 13 - Tinto V Carden Avon
  • Monday April 18 (afternoon and evening) - Celtic Sim. Pairs
  • Saturday May 7 - Strathaven Bridge Drive. Charity event for Health Help International. For details phone 01357 520204

MEMPAD

The club is now registered on MEMPAD, a computerised data base with information on SBU districts, clubs and members including their Master Points ranking. For those who have not already done so and wish to log on to MEMPAD, send an Email to "masterpoints@sbu.org.uk" quoting your Master Points number (its the same number as your SBU membership number on your membership card). You will receive instructions as how to log on using your Master Points number as your user name (ID).

ARRANGEMENTS FOR MASTER POINTS

All master points gained in club sessions including simultaneous pairs are now transferred electronically to the SBU and MEMPAD. Results from all club sessions except Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon will continue to be forwarded for Master Points. 

There are still a few historical paper certificates awarded from other competitions (e.g. Simultaneous Pairs Competitions) in the small filing box in the club room for members to collect themselves and forward to:

  • SBU Dept.#16
  • 196 Rose Street
  • Edinburgh EH2 4AT

Submission forms for postage of paper certificates are available in a folder pinned to the club notice board.

 

 
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Message from the Chairman

As a courtesy to other members, would anyone who has to cancel a session please inform the book-keeper in good time, as failure to do so causes problems for scorer and TD and can cause considerable delays.

Could all members please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of each session to allow the scorer and TD to set up Bridgemate correctly.

We currently try to play Mitchell movements for whole tables, and Howell movements if we have half tables in order to keep the numbers of boards to be sat out at the half table to a reasonable number. For example for four and a half tables, with a Mitchell the half tables sit out for 5 boards, but with Mitchell this is reduced to 3 boards. Changing from Mitchell to Howell delays proceedings, as the scorer has to reset the computer and the TD has to ensure the correct boards for the tables.

Biggar Bridge Club General Information
Biggar Bridge Club General Information

The purpose of the site is two fold.  Firstly to provide a convenient point of contact and information for existing members and secondly to spread the word to the larger community that Bridge is alive and well in Upper Clydesdale. 

Founded in 1997, the club has a membership of around 100 coming from Biggar and many places in surrounding areas. The club moved to the upper floor of the Biggar Business Park in June 2012, where it enjoys modern comfortable accommodation comprising a main playing room for up to 9 tables, a small side room used for small groups, classes and committee meetings plus a well equipped kitchen and toilets. 

The club runs regular weekly sessions in the evening (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and afternoon (Monday and Friday). Classes based on the Scottish Bridge Union Curriculum are held for beginners and those who want to just brush up their Bridge each year; these run from September through to April. In addition the club runs two league teams, "Biggar" and "Tinto" in the Lanarkshire Bridge Association; the teams are currently competing in the first and second divisions respectively. Other activities include participation in periodic national simultaneous pairs competitions and occasional workshops for more experienced members.

The picture shows the club's main playing room.


Dealing Machine
Dealing Machine
Apart from league matches, all hands are prepared in advance on the club's dealing machine for club sessions. The hands are prepared by a small group of volunteers and the picture shows two of  the volunteers, Carola Craise and Eleanor Weir, in action.

Click for the latest results
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Biggar Bridge Club Location

The club is located in the upstairs of the Biggar Business Park Building in the centre of  Biggar in the county of South Lanarkshire. The building is in Market Road, off Station Road. For directions, on the menu to the left please click on "Information" and then "Where and When" for a detailed map, and "How to Find Us" for detailed directions.

The club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and is a member of the West District.

Results
26th May 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
25th May 2016
Wednesday Evening
Director: Jim McCaskie
Scorer: David Tedman
24th May 2016
Tueday eveninh
Director: Tony Smith
23rd May 2016
Monday evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: Archie Hunter
23rd May 2016
Monday Afternoon
Director: Gavin White
Scorer: Brian McKEnzie
19th May 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: David Tedman
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Biggar Bridge Club Location

The club is located in the upstairs of the Biggar Business Park Building in the centre of  Biggar in the county of South Lanarkshire. The building is in Market Road, off Station Road. For directions, on the menu to the left please click on "Information" and then "Where and When" for a detailed map, and "How to Find Us" for detailed directions.

The club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union and is a member of the West District.

Results
26th May 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
25th May 2016
Wednesday Evening
Director: Jim McCaskie
Scorer: David Tedman
24th May 2016
Tueday eveninh
Director: Tony Smith
23rd May 2016
Monday evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: Archie Hunter
23rd May 2016
Monday Afternoon
Director: Gavin White
Scorer: Brian McKEnzie
19th May 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: David Tedman