Well done Graham and Kate on being promoted in the September EBU Masterpoints Promotions list. Graham is promoted to 3 Star Premier Master and Kate to District Master.
You can see your current status on this and the National Grading Scheme by logging on to My EBU (see Useful Links in menu above).
Now that we enter the hands at the Club, why don't you look at the Play it again feature which shows how it should be done - double dummy of course!
The Members Only section contains a notice board where you will be able to leave messages for other registered members, advertise for partners, amend your details etc. To register e-mail me at email@example.com
The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.
This is one of a number of changes which have been made as part of ongoing efforts to increase the shop's revenue, and thus provide more profit for reinvestment by the EBU in providing activities and services for members, clubs and counties.
To visit the site follow this link.
There was great success for Blaby teams in the opening round of the Josephs Bowl, the LCBA's premier teams competition. In fact, all members who entered qualified for the next round.
The POLLARD team (Dave, Roger Cook, Gerry Bucciero, Marjorie Gilbertson) qualified for the quarter-finals finishing in second place. The ARNOLD team (John and Doreen and Mike and Tricia Allsopp) also qualified in third place. Two further Blaby members, John Bee and Mick Mahoney (playing with Mary Johnson and Audrey Mount) qualified in fourth place.
In the home-play quarter-finals POLLARD will play GIBSON, ARNOLD will play MASON and MAHONEY will play WRIGHT.
Look here for results of Section A and here for Section B.
The Club was founded in 1947 by Nora and Harold Toon. Both were keen bowls players so the Bridge Club has always used Blaby Bowling Club as its premises apart from the summer months when bowls takes precedence.
We play every Tuesday starting at 7:15pm prompt. Visitors are always welcome when partnering a member. A pair of visitors are also welcomed. Please contact us if you intend to play.
For directions to the Club look under Information in the menu on the left.
In the latest round of league matches, Blaby A were dealt a blow losing 2 - 10 to a much improved Golf team. This leaves them in fourth place in Division Two.
By contrast, Blaby B secured a very good 6 - 6 draw with Division Three leaders County C. However, results elsewhere mean they have dropped to third place.
You can see all the results and tables in the menu on the left under Leicestershire League 2018/19.
Blaby has held a heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs competition organised by Ecats. A total of £262 was raised from table money, raffle and donations. Once again this is a wonderful effort by the Club - well done everybody. Incidentally, raffle ticket Nos. 191, 288, 733, 869 and 877 are unclaimed.
With results from other Clubs now all in John and Doreen Arnold are our highest placed pair at 53rd out of 1921 pairs overall. Peter Nuttall and Lloyd Danvers are 111th and Martin Stone and Cynthia James 182nd.
You can see full details by following this link.
Many thanks to Steve Wright for preparing the boards.
Well done John Bee and Mick Mahoney who have won round three of the Stanley Trophy, an LCBA competition described as Expert Butler Pairs.
You can see full details here.
The third of six rounds of the Blaby Club Cup, the club's major pairs competition, has been held. The winners of this heat were Martin Stone and Dorothy Pennington. Well done to them.
Just 7 pairs have played the requisite 3 rounds so far. The current overall leaders are Margaret Toon and George Pohl. In joint second place are John Bee and Mick Mahoney & John and Doreen Arnold. However, there is still plenty to play for.
You can find full details of this heat under Results in the menu on the left, and the current overall positions after two rounds under Competitions - Club Cup, also in the menu on the left.
The eventual winners and one other pair will be invited to represent Blaby in the LCBA Hyman Crammer competition on 8th May 2019 at Rothley.
I am sorry to report that Sylvia died recently after many years of ill health.
Her funeral was on 29 October at Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium.
Sylvia was a Blaby member for many years and played regularly in our league teams. A friendly person she was well liked at the Club and has been missed during her illness.
You can see a fuller obituary on the LCBA website.
Well done Martin who, playing with Joanna Tuppen, won the non-expert prize in the first LCBA competition of the new season, the Otto and Edith Bowl. This is a mixed pairs competition with the top two married couples being invited to represent Leicestershire in the final of the Midlands Flitch. Martin and Joanna came an excellent 7th out of a field of 16 pairs.
You can see all the results and how the other Blaby pairs fared here.