If there are any items of news or general interest that you would like or a typo or misplaced apostrophe's please contact John McCoy : John@johnmccoy.co.uk or 07474 267160.
There are generally 10-14 tables of hard fought but friendly bridge all under the auspices of the EBU. Visitors always welcome!
The hosting system has been in operation for a few weeks now and has worked well. There is a sheet with the list of volunteers and dates available Click Here!
The great and the good* of Essex bridge assembled and were sent packing with their tails between their legs as Mayflower vanquished all.
The team of Alan Aylott, Irene Bessell, John McCoy, George and Maureen Vede, Joan Wallace, Peter and Wendy Williamson won both the Club and Pairs titles.
A superb victory from Alan and John with and an excellent 5th from George and Maureen. The corks popped (well caps unscrewed) as the dust settled over Barleylands.
Very well done to all concerned.
* the Essex a and b Team players were excluded.
As of 29/05/18 plastic cups will no longer be provided for tea/coffee. There are cups available in the wall cupboard or bring your own favourite mug - no suggestions needed thank you.
Please don't forget to wash up and put away your cup and leave the kitchen tidy!
The pairs championship was won by Alan Aylott and Jon Ward - a true test over two weeks - well played sirs!
Marcia Levan - Harris/John McCoy and Graham Beeton/Ray Clarke were a very honourable 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Results - Click here
Well played to all who took part and many thanks for your participation.
Peter Williamson has very kindly put together the history of the club. Peter is one of the last playing founders of the original club.
Click on this box and have a read, there are some lovely pictures which probably date from the seventies complete with dodgy moustaches, crevats and a mean, moody and magnificent Peter.
If you have any pictures of Mayflower Bridge or the people who have played here please send them to John@johnmccoy.co.uk and get them saved for posterity before they are lost like tears in the rain!
After years of sterling service Carol McCue is stepping down from the find a partner role - very many thanks to her!
Going forward there are alternatives - the website has a facility for you to register the dates when you would like to find a partner. You will have to register in the members area first - this is very straightforward. The other method is to contact me (John McCoy) and I will attempt to find a partner. The former method is best for the more longer term and the latter when your partner cries off at short notice with a broken eyelash or man flu! I can be contacted on 07474 267160 or firstname.lastname@example.org - click here to send an email. During the day text messages/email are probably the best way of contact as sadly I am still working.
There are I'm sure people that don't come through lack of a partner or they may not wish to play regularly. If you are aware of somebody let me know their names and I will contact them and see if we can get them back playing or as an occasional last minute stand in.
I play on a Bridge website playing teams and happened upon a Swedish Team's logo, fortunately in English:
Play for Fun
Play for Knowledge
Play among Friends
Couldn't have said it better - so its now on the page heading!
The revised constitution can be viewed here. Many thanks to peter Copsey and Graham Beeton - both have spent a great deal of time in reading and making sense of the original proposed document.
The constitution can only be authorised at the AGM, in the interim it is the document that the committee will use as guidance.