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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2017 
  1. Feb. 9 (Thurs.) - West District Sim. Pairs
  2. March 12 (Sun.) - AGM
  3. March 18-19 (Sat. - Sun.) - West District Congress at Hamilton
  4. April 3-4 (Mon.- Tues.) - Celtic Spring Pairs
  5. June 3 (Sat.) 1.00pm - Bronze Teams, Edinburgh - details on notice board
  6. July 14-16 (Fri. - Sun.) - SBU Summer Congress, Peebles Hydro
  7. Oct. 24-25 (Tues. Wed.) - SBU Sim. Pairs
  8. November 13-16 (Mon. -  Thurs.) - ECATS Sim. Pairs for Children in Need (To be decided)

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS

The club is no longer using book-keepers for these sessions. Please note the arrangements for members wishing to play on these sessions.

TUESDAY EVENINGS

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.

THURSDAY EVENINGS

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

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 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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Welcome to Biggar Bridge Club
20th Anniversary event
  • Cathy Cursiter welcomes members and guests
  • Club/Cutting the cake
  • Honours board unveiled

On Sunday 1st October, Biggar Bridge Club celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special fund-raising event in aid of St Andrews Hospice. Cathy Cursiter, Chairperson, welcomed members and visitors. Mrs Beth Wilson gave a comprehensive account of the club's origins. Today it has a membership of almost one hundred and occupies its own premises in Market Road, Biggar. Mrs Wilson unveiled an honours board (made by club member Philip Hudson) listing herself as President and all Chairpersons since 2011, and cut a large celebration cake. Players then enjoyed a session of bridge. Congratulations to winners N/S P Hudson and I Henderson, E/W M Curle and T Brown.

 During interval, Mrs Margot Leadbitter spoke briefly about her work as a volunteer with St Andrews Hospice. The club is delighted to have raised the sum of £310 for the Hospice.

The committee would like to thank all those whose hard work made this such a successful and enjoyable afternoon.

                                                              
FRIDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE

Friday afternoon bridge starting on 15th Sept, 12.45 for 1pm. No need to come with partner.

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
16th October 2017
Monday afternoon
Director: Gavin White
Scorer: Beverley Lintern
16th October 2017
Monday evening
Director: Wallace Leadbitter
Scorer: Archie Hunter
12th October 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: David Tedman
10th October 2017
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Tony Smith
9th October 2017
Monday Evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: Wallace Leadbitter
9th October 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Gavin White
Scorer: Beverley Lintern
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
16th October 2017
Monday afternoon
Director: Gavin White
Scorer: Beverley Lintern
16th October 2017
Monday evening
Director: Wallace Leadbitter
Scorer: Archie Hunter
12th October 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: David Tedman
10th October 2017
Tuesday Evening
Director: Tony Smith
Scorer: Tony Smith
9th October 2017
Monday Evening
Director: Beth Wilson
Scorer: Wallace Leadbitter
9th October 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Gavin White
Scorer: Beverley Lintern