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April Bulletin

As required by the SBU, the club has now registered with 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 Janet Rixon at quoting your Master Points number (its the same number as your SBU membership number on your membership card). Janet will send you a temporary password and you can log on using your Master Points Number as your user name.


As agreed at our AGM on March 22, the club is in the process of registering master points gained in club matches by electronic transfer to replace the paper certificates. Once in place the following will be the arrangements:

  • Certificates will be awarded for all club sessions except Wednesday evenings (no change).
  • Certificates will be transferred electronically at regular intervals, probaly twice a month, for registration in the SBU Master Points scheme
  • Members will no longer be able to administer their Certificates from club sessions by themselves as all will be sent electronically.
  • Master Points Certificates awarded by other means (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 Janet Rixon, the SBU Master Points Secretary.




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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.

22nd May 2015
Friday Afternoon
Director: Sophia Proven
Scorer: Beverley Lintern
21st May 2015
Thursday Evening
Director: Archie Hunter
Scorer: David Tedman
20th May 2015
Wednesday Evening
Director: Roma Crone
Scorer: Ruth Bryden
19th May 2015
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
18th May 2015
onday fternoon
Director: gavin white
Scorer: carola craise
18th May 2015
Monday Evening
Director: Wallace Leadbitter
Scorer: Gavin Lambie
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