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18th May 2017 10:41 BST
 
Play it again

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!

EBU Masterpoints Promotions list

There were no Blaby members in the  March or April EBU Masterpoints Promotions list.
You can see your current status on this and the National Grading Scheme by logging on to My EBU (see Useful Links in menu on the left).

Members Only

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 haroldjohnarnold@gmail.com

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

 
Welcome to Blaby Bridge Club
The Club
The Club

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.

Dave Pollard and Roger Cook win Division 3 in Pairs League

The final round of the Pairs League has been completed. Well done to Dave Pollard and Roger Cook who, as seemed likely all along, have won Division 3. If the format remains the same they will be promoted to Division 2. They were the only all-Blaby pair to play in the league this season.

In Division One, Keith Preston, playing with Andy MacKriell, had a great final round  and lifted themselves to 5th place averall. Marjorie Gilbertson, playing with Pat Watson, finished 6th.

In Divison Two, Gerry Bucciero, playing with Bob Parker (although substitutes played for them in the final round) just missed out on promotion, finishing 3rd.
Lyn Hilton (and Irene Krantz) finished 5th.

You can see all the results from the final round and final positions here.

Joyce Mixed Pivot Teams

Well done Marjorie Gilbertson, playing in Mick Mahoney's team). She was Blaby's highest placed member in the Joyce Mixed Pivot Teams competion in which each member of the team plays a proportion of the hands with the others. Mick Mahoney's team came 3rd in a field of 11.

Final positions, including details of how other Blaby members (well member actually) did can be found here.

Dave Pollard and Lloyd Danvers do well in Hyman Crammer

Well done Dave and Lloyd coming 4th out of a field of 21 pairs in the LCBA Hyman Crammer Club Champion Pairs competition.

You can see full details and how Blaby's other nominated pair fared  here.

Olga and Buckby News

The Olga (Ladies) and Buckby (Men) pairs competitions have been held.

Disappointingly, only 6 pairs took part in the Ladies' event. Lynn Hilton, playing with Alison Nichols, came 3rd. 

The Men's event was also down on last year, just 16 pairs. Keith Preston, playing with Gary Whiteman, did well coming 4th. Roger Cook and Jerry Bucciero were also above average.

Full details can be found here for Olga and Buckby.
 
Gimson Final

Blaby had just two pairs in the final of the Gimson Trophy, LCBA'a premier pairs competition. Neither finished in the top half.

However, Lyn Hilton, playing with Irene Krantz, finished a creditable 6th place and were actually leading at the tea interval.

Press here for all the scores.

BLABY 70th AGM
Cake
Club Cup Runners Up
Runner up Toon Cup
Toon Cup Winners
Club Cup 3rd Place Prize winners
Club Cup winner
Toon Cup Runner up
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Our 70th AGM was toasted with champagne and slice of cake to celebrate our 70th anniversary. The meeting was attended by 35 members.

Mike Allsopp, our new Chairman, reported a year of highs and lows. We lost Roger Westerman after a short illness and also previous member Rob Kilby.
The A Team missed out on promotion to Division One by the smallest possible margin.
He described achievements by members in LCBA events.
There were two very successful social events: wine, dine and bridge evening and weekend away at Warwick Hilton.
Two charity bridge evenings raised £226 for Children in Need and £265 for LOROS.

Dave Pollard, Treasurer, reported a large increase in rent at the Bowling Club. The meeting agreed to an increase in table money to £2.50 at Blaby only.

The introduction of Bridgemates has been a success. It was agreed to continue to enter hands.

The Club Championship Cup was awarded to Dave Pollard and Chris Bancroft and the Toon Cup to Michael Long and Vicky Armstrong.

Blaby A miss promotion by smallest possible margin

There was late drama in the final round of league matches. In Division Two Blaby A had a bye and had to sit out hoping that results elsewhere went their way. They didn't!

Ashby A had a fine 12 - 0 win against bottom club Westcotes B and leapfrogged into 1st place. We now needed Glenfield A to gain no more than 2 points against County B, an unlikely scenario. In fact they gained 3, losing 3 - 9. This means that Glenfield A are in equal second place with Blaby A but will be promoted on a split tie as they had slightly the better of our two matches against each other.
Congratulations to Ashby who were in 5th position just 3 rounds ago. Well done to Glenfield who return to Division One at the first attempt. All-in-all this was one of the closest finishes for some time, in a very strong division.

In Division Three, Blaby B retained 5th place and avoided relegation, despite both the teams below winning their final matches against higher placed teams

You can see all the results and final tables in the menu on the left under Leicestershire League 2016-17.

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Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: George Brown
Scorer: George Brown
Tue 6th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 13th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Keith Preston
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 20th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Thu 29th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 4th July 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Results
25th May 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
16th May 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Keith Preston
Scorer: Neil Beasdley
9th May 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: Dave Pollard
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: George Brown
Scorer: George Brown
Tue 6th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 13th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Keith Preston
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 20th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Thu 29th June 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 4th July 2017
Club Duplicate
St Pius X Church Hall, Narborough 7:15 pm
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Results
25th May 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: John Arnold
16th May 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Keith Preston
Scorer: Neil Beasdley
9th May 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: Dave Pollard