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November Bulletin

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members are reminded that the annual membership subscription (£20.00) is now due, either paid by bankers' order or as cash during club sessions.

CHRISTMAS DINNER SUNDAY DEC. 4 -  12.30 for 1.00

This year the dinner has been booked for Sunday December 4 at the Elphinstone Hotel in Biggar. Members are asked to put their name on the list on the notice board if they intend to attend. The cost (£18.00 cash/£17.95 cheque) can now be paid.

WORKSHOP - NOVEMBER 27, 2.00PM

PLEASE NOTE - THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

CELTIC SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS - DEC. 6 & 7

Pairs who would like to compete in this years's Celtic Simultaneous Pairs on Tuesday Dec. 6 and Wednesday Dec. 7 are invited to put their names on the sheet on the notice board. The usual entry fee of £3.00 per person will be charged.

CLASSES - 2017

Bridge classes will resume in the club on Wednesday nights, starting on Wednesday January 4. Club members who kow of anyone who would be interested should inform Cathy Cursiter.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 

  1. Nov. 1 (Tues.) - Divos V Tinto (Division 2)
  2. Nov. 2 (Wed.) - Biggar V East Kilbride (Division 1)
  3. November 6 (Sun.) - Mike Turnbull Cup, 2.00pm start
  4. November 14 & 17 (Mon. & Thurs.) - ECATS Sim. Pairs for Children in Need.
  5. Nov. 27 - 2.00pm Club workshop
  6. Nov. 30 (Wed.) - Biggar V Maxwell
  7. Dec. 5 (Mon.) - Tinto V BFF (Division 2)
  8. Dec. 6-7 (Tues. & Wed.)  - Celtic Sim. Pairs
  9. Dec. 9-11 (Fri. - Sun.) - SBU Winter Congress at Peebles Hydro; includes 2 days for beginners and improvers

2017

  1. Jan. 18 (Wed. ) - Tinto V H. Academy (Division 2)
  2. Jan. 25-26 (Wed. Thurs.) - Bobby Allan Sim. Pairs
  3. Feb. 9 (Thurs.) - West District Sim. Pairs
  4. Feb. 22 (Wed.) - Biggar V Cadzow
  5. Feb. 28 (Tues.) -  Blackwood V Biggar
  6. March 7 (Tues.) - Cander Avon V Tinto (Division 2)
  7. March 15 (Wed.) - Powmill V Biggar (Division 1)
  8. March 18-19 (Sat. - Sun.) - West District Congress at Hamilton
  9. March 27 (Mon.) - West District Sim. Pairs

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.

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

1. Noise

Could members please keep the noise to a reasonable level once they have finished their boards - remember there are still people playing who are not as quick as them and require some quietness to play.

2. Kitchen

Could members please remember to wash their cups and tidy up the kitchen at the end of the session. There have been a number of occasions when the kitchen has been left in a mess and it is unfair to expect others to tidy up after them.

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
5th December 2016
Monday Afternoon
Director: Gavan White
Scorer: Brian McKenzie
5th December 2016
Monday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Wallace Leadbitter
1st December 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
30th November 2016
Tuesday Evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: David Tedman
30th November 2016
wednesday Evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: David Tedman
29th November 2016
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
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
5th December 2016
Monday Afternoon
Director: Gavan White
Scorer: Brian McKenzie
5th December 2016
Monday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Wallace Leadbitter
1st December 2016
Thursday Evening
Director: Cathy Cursiter
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
30th November 2016
Tuesday Evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: David Tedman
30th November 2016
wednesday Evening
Director: Ruth Bryden
Scorer: David Tedman
29th November 2016
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Gavin Lambie