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16th Feb 2017 16:46 GMT
 
Chris Biggs and Cecelia Dobson in EBU Masterpoints Promotions list

Well done Chris and Cecelia on being promoted to Area Master and Club Master respectively in the January 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)
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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

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


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Two great wins for Blaby Teams in League

Blaby teams gained great wins in the latest round of league matches.

Blaby A comprehensively beat bottom-of-the-table Westcotes B 12 - 0 and now lead Division Two by 3 points. There are just two more matches to play (some teams have more to play).

In Division Three, Blaby B beat County D 8 - 4, a great result which lifts them 6 points clear of the relegation places, also with two matches to play.

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

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.

Tuesday's hands

All hands now entered. Why don't you look at the "Play it again" feature which shows how it should be done - double dummy of course!

Blaby Weekend Away - Now just 2 weeks away

Twenty years ago, Blaby Bridge Club, as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations, stayed at Honiley Court Hotel in Warwickshire. This proved to be a great success. We have been holding weekends away each year ever since, for Club members and friends from other clubs.

Now to further celebrate our 70th Anniversary, Mary has arranged for us to return to Warwickshire, the Hilton Hotel Warwick from 3rd - 5th March 2017.

If you have any queries, please contact Mary by following this link.

Dave Pollard and Roger Cook keep lead in Pairs League

The second round of the Pairs League saw Dave Pollard and Roger Cook retain their lead in Division 3. The only all-Blaby pair to play in the league this season, they had another good session winning 2 of the 3 matches.

In Division One, Marjorie Gilbertson, playing with David Green, had a disappointing evening coming 8th on the night and have dropped to 7th overall. Keith Preston, playing with Andy MacKriell, have drifted to 8th overall.

In Divison Two, Gerry Bucciero, playing with Bob Parker, had one amazing 60 - 0 win, but remain in 5th place. Ian Walkerdine (and Linda Stone) are fourth.

You can see all the results from the second round and latest overall positions here.

Great win for Doreen and John Arnold in heat 5 of Stanley

Doreen and John Arnold had a resounding win in the 5th round of the Stanley Trophy, a LCBA competition described as "Expert butler pairs" over 7 sessions. In a field of 16 pairs they won with a great score of +70 IMPs, the second placed  pair recording +26 IMPs. They are now 3rd in the overall standing.
Once again Doreen and John were Blaby's only pair to play in the heat.
Lyn Hilton, playing with non-Blaby member John Glover, were 7th and 
Keith Preston, playing with Garry Whiteman, 14th.

You can see all the scores in Round 5 here and the overall positions here.

Dave Pollard and Chris Bancroft retake lead in Club Cup
Dave Pollard and Chris Bancroft retake lead in Club Cup

After the fifth round of the Blaby Club Cup, the club's major pairs competition, Dave Pollard and Chris Bancroft have retaken the lead. They lead Peter Nuttall and Lloyd Danvers in second place and Neil and Pat Beasley & George and Mary Brown in joint 3rd place. With just one round to play the competition has boiled down to a contest between Dave and Chris & George and Mary as the only possible Club Champions. Dave and Chris need to finish with 6 points or better (under the County Pairs Scoring system we use) to be certain of winning. Look under Competitions for all the scores.

The eventual winners and one other pair will be invited to represent Blaby in the LCBA Hyman Crammer competition on 3rd May 2017 at Rothley.

Paul and Linda Loveday Blaby's only success in Josephs Bowl/Butterworth-Langley Competitions.

Blaby's interest in this year's Josephs Bowl Competition, Leicestershire's premier teams of four competition has ended. Roger COOK's team (Roger, Gerry Bucciero, Marjorie Gilbertson, Pat Watson) lost narrowly to Bharat THAKRAR's team in the second round. Krystyna Krzeczkowska, playing in Judy Hill's team also lost narrowly. 

In the Butterworth-Langley Plate Competition Paul and Linda Loveday, playing in Richard TYLER's team, were Blaby's only success. They beat Neil BEASLEY's team (Neil and Pat, Mike and Tricia ALLSOPP) and will play AYERS in the semi-finals. John ARNOLD's team (John and Doreen, George and Mary Brown) were in a winning position when the final stanza started but eventually were beaten by Mike AYERS's team.

Blaby Christmas Party
Christmas party
Christmas Party
Christmas Party
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This year's Blaby Christmas Party attracted 33 members - up on last year. They enjoyed good food, a lively festive atmosphere and fun hands. Thanks to our members for providing a great range of food for all tastes. Thanks also to everybody (too many to mention) who helped in the kitchen.


In an eight table 4 winner individual event the prize winners were:

              Winner

NORTH - Paul Loveday
SOUTH - Linda Loveday
EAST    - Roger Wharmby
WEST   - Peter Nuttall

Booby prize: Martin Stone, Roger Cook, Paul and Susan Miller

Neil Beasley's team crash out of Leicestershire Cup

Neil BEASLEY's team (Neil and Pat, John and Doreen Arnold) crashed out of the Leicestershire Cup, a LCBA teams of four competition with aggregate scoring. In the second round they were heavily beaten by Gary WHITEMAN's team (for whom Blaby member Keith Preston was making a guest appearance).

Simultaneous Pairs for BBC Children in Need a great success

Blaby raised £226 in this year's Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs competition well up on last year, comprising of proceeds from the table money, raffle and donations. Very well done everybody.
Thanks to Mary for organising the raffle and Steve Wright for making up the boards. Incidentally, the prizes for the following tickets are unclaimed:
 GREEN 767, 775, 777, 791 & 809 and YELLOW 23, 45, 115, 140, 201. The owners of these tickets can claim their prizes from Mary.

Our highest placed pair nationally were Mike Deakin and Paul Statham who came 195th out of 1824. There were good performances also by Roger Cook and Gerry Bucciero - 200th, Peter Nuttall and Lloyd Danvers - 211th and Maureen Williams and Krystyna Krzeczkowska - 225th

You can trawl through the results here.

Otto and Edith Bowl

The first LCBA competition of the new season, the Otto and Edith Bowl, attracted 18 pairs. This is a mixed pairs competition with the top two married couples being invited to represent Leicestershire in the final of the Midlands Flitch.

The highest placed Blaby pair were Keith Preston and Greta Cole who came fifth. Cynthia James, with Stephen Ashley (6th), Richard Smith, playing with Allison Nichols (7th), Dave Pollard and Jenny Hand (9th) were also above 50%. Well done to all.

Roger Westerman

It is with great sadness I have to tell you that Roger died in LOROS on 21st September. Roger had been a very popular member and team player for many years. Although Roger had been ill for some time this news came as a great shock.

Many people from Roger's family and circle of friends attended the funeral at Scraptoft Natural Burial Ground.

Blaby Celebrates 70 Years
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Blaby Bridge Club celebrations of its 70th anniversary got under way with a very successful Wine and Dine with Bridge evening. This was the first event organised by Mary Brown, our Events Organiser, for this important milestone for the Club.

Thirty of us, including Club members and friends of the Club, enjoyed a delicious buffet and drinks. Life members, Neil and Pat Beasley, who are our longest serving members of well over 50 years attended.

The matchpointed bridge event was won by John and Doreen Arnold, East/West, and joint winners North/South, Linda Burdett and Margaret Rushton & Paul and Linda Loveday. You can see full scores under Results.

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Calendar
Tue 28th February 2017
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7:15 pm
Director: Paul Loveday
Scorer: Paul Loveday
Wed 1st March 2017
League - Blaby A v Glenfield A
Blaby Bowling Club 7:00 pm
Wed 1st March 2017
League - Blaby B v Grantham B
Blaby Bowling Club 7:00 pm
Fri 3rd March 2017
Weekend Away
Warwick Hilton
Sat 4th March 2017
Weekend Away
Warwick Hilton
Sun 5th March 2017
Weekend Away
Warwick Hilton
Results
21st February 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
14th February 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
7th February 2017
Club Cup - Round Five
Director: George Brown
Scorer: John Arnold
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Calendar
Tue 28th February 2017
Club Duplicate
Blaby Bowling Club 7:15 pm
Director: Paul Loveday
Scorer: Paul Loveday
Wed 1st March 2017
League - Blaby A v Glenfield A
Blaby Bowling Club 7:00 pm
Wed 1st March 2017
League - Blaby B v Grantham B
Blaby Bowling Club 7:00 pm
Fri 3rd March 2017
Weekend Away
Warwick Hilton
Sat 4th March 2017
Weekend Away
Warwick Hilton
Sun 5th March 2017
Weekend Away
Warwick Hilton
Results
21st February 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
14th February 2017
Club Duplicate
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: John Arnold
7th February 2017
Club Cup - Round Five
Director: George Brown
Scorer: John Arnold