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February Bulletin

THURSDAY EVENINGS

Many thanks to Chrissie Smith and Kaye Brown for looking after the Thursday evening book, but Chrissie and Kaye now wish to step down, so for the  foreseeable future, the following arrangements will apply:

  • 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 6.50 at the latest.

The situation will be reviewed at the AGM.

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

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

BOBBY ALLAN MIXED SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

As this competition discriminates against members who are unable to find a partner of the opposite gender in order to participate, it has been decided to discontinue taking part in it. In stead the Club will now participate in the Celtic Simultaneous in December.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS (Details below and on the notice board)

  • Monday February 1 - East Kilbride V Biggar, Division 1 (Cancelled)
  • Sunday Feb. 21, double workshop. All members invited:
    • Scoring on ScoreBridge with Tony Smith (2.00-2.30)
    • Slam bidding with Cathy Cursiter (2.30-5.00)
  • Tuesday February 23 - Cadzow V Biggar, Division 1
  • Sunday march 13, 2.00pm - Club AGM 
  • Thursday March 17 - Biggar V Blackwood, Division 1
  • Monday March 21 - Biggar V Hamilton Academy
  • Wednesday March 30 - Tinto V Carden Avon
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).

NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR CLUB LOCAL MASTER POINTS

All master points gained in club sessions matches are now transferred electronically to the SBU and MEMPAD. The following are the arrangements:

  • Certificates will be awarded for all club sessions except Wednesday evenings (no change).
  • Members will no longer be able to collect and administer their Certificates from club sessions by themselves as all will be sent electronically.
  • Master Points Certificates awarded from other competitions (e.g. Simultaneous Pairs Competitions) will be placed in the small filing box in the club room for members to collect and forward themselves to:
    • SBU Dept.#16
    • 196 Rose Street
    • Edinburgh EH2 4AT
  • Forms for postage of paper certificates can be downloaded from the MEMPAD website, or from Archie Hunter

 

 

 

 
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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.

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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
8th February 2016
monday afternoon
Director: gavin white
Scorer: carola craise
4th February 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Laurence Williams
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
3rd February 2016
WednesdayEvening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: Ruth Bryden
2nd February 2016
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
1st February 2016
Thursday evening
Director: gavin white
Scorer: carola craise
1st February 2016
Monday evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Archie Hunter
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
8th February 2016
monday afternoon
Director: gavin white
Scorer: carola craise
4th February 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Laurence Williams
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
3rd February 2016
WednesdayEvening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: Ruth Bryden
2nd February 2016
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
1st February 2016
Thursday evening
Director: gavin white
Scorer: carola craise
1st February 2016
Monday evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Archie Hunter