March 17/18 West District Congress at Hamilton
March 18 Biggar Bridge Club AGM
April 10 Celtic Sims
July 13-15 SBU Summer Congress at Peebles Hydro
Oct 19-21 SBU Autumn Congress at Peebles Hydro
Oct 23/24 SBU Sims Pairs
Oct/Nov tba Mike Turnbull Trophy
Nov tba Ecats Sims for Children in Need.
Members are asked to put their names down as pairs on the Tuesday Evening sheet in the club. Members wishing to play but without a partner are also asked to put their names down, and if possible, they will be paired up.
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 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:
Submission forms for postage of paper certificates are available in a folder pinned to the club notice board.
Biggar Bridge Club recently held a charity event with Peebles Bridge Club to raise funds for Lanarkshire Cancer Care. This organisation provides volunteer drivers to transport patients to and from hospital. Members were delighted to welcome Marie McCann and to present her with a cheque for £260. The winners overall were Gordon Finch and Gordon Milne of Peebles who narrowly defeated May Cameron and Gavin Lambie of Biggar. The photo shows Cathy Cursiter, chair of Biggar Bridge Club presenting Mrs McCann with the cheque.
Lessons for beginners will start on Wed 5th Sept at 7pm in the bridge room and lessons for intermediate players on Thurs 6th Sept at 2pm, also in the bridge room. Contact Cathy Cursiter on 07534218010 or email@example.com for further details or just turn up on the day.
It is also proposed to hold a workshop on Sun 16th Sept. Members are encouraged to put up on the notice any topics they'd like to be covered. Further workshops will be offered throughout the year.
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.
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.