Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club
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Spare Partners

If you've signed up as Spare Partner but you are unable to play that day, please try and arrange a swap with another member, then amend the list. Julie Kamieniecka is the committee member responsible for the Spare Partner list. Any problem? Speak to Julie (01737 843546) or Kate Castree (01372 376334).

Club Competitions

There are four club competitions: best individual average (minimum 25 events); best pairs average (minimum 20 events); most improved average score over the previous year (minimum 25 events); handicap pairs competition. 

The year runs from 1st September to 31st August the following year.   You can see your current average score under "Competitions" in the Menu above.

Welcome to Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club
BOOKHAM AFTERNOON BRIDGE CLUB
BOOKHAM AFTERNOON BRIDGE CLUB

Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.  We play Duplicate Bridge on Monday and Thursday afternoons, using Bridgemate for scoring.  The Club is an affiliated member of the EBU.

Our home, the Old Barn Hall, is a very attractive venue.  We usually have about twenty tables.  Play starts at 1.15pm (new visitors should arrive by 12.50pm).  A spare partner is usually available (but check the Calendar first).

We welcome visitors.  You should contact the Secretary if you would like to apply for membership. The Menu Box on the left has contact details and more information (see "Information" / "Where and When").

Village Week
Village Week

The club participates in Village Week each year to help raise funds for the maintenance of the Old Barn Hall and to show our appreciation of this wonderful venue. Our Village Week Bridge and Cream Tea is on Monday 17th June. Arrival from 12.45 onwards with play starting promptly at 1.15pm.   The Bridge Drive is always an enjoyable event. The programme includes a fun quiz, a raffle, (raffle prizes are welcome) an extended tea break (sandwiches, scones, tea/coffee) and an afternoon of duplicate bridge. Tickets are £10 each.  You can get your tickets from Neil or Kate.   Visitors are welcome. There will be a host so anyone may attend without a partner.

50th Anniversary Tea
50th Anniversary Tea

Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special anniversary tea during the bridge session on 15th April.  Chairman Neil Higgins welcomed members and proposed a toast to celebrate the club’s Golden Anniversary. He then invited Jean Suckling and other past Chairmen to cut the anniversary cake.  Jean Suckling was awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of her 50 years of unbroken membership.

> Read Neil’s report and speech and see photos of the event.

Arrangements for May Bank Holidays
Arrangements for May Bank Holidays

There will be no bridge on the Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 27th May.

New members
New members

Paul Mullarkey is our newest member.

Hand of the Month
Hand of the Month

North/South have 24 HCP on Board 19 played on Thursday 21st March. A 6♠ contract is a laydown, but only half the N/S pairs bid the best contract.  Could your partnership find a way to bid the slam?  Click here for a discussion of the bidding on this hand (from Margaret and Graham Main).
Applications for Membership

♠ The following Visitors have made three visits to the Club and are applying for membership:  Heather Matthew, Diana Balfour, Helena Pollock, David Archard, Saundra Chilton, Malcolm Frost, Jean Johnson , Pauline Norman, Frank Wharton and Penelope Arnold.

For more information about the procedure for prospective new members see our Rules and Procedures [click here].

Winners Monday 20th May

 NORTH / SOUTH

Steve Lock & Sandra Cape with 62.64%

EAST / WEST

Robert Newhouse & Ian Trickle with 59.44%

Winners Thursday 16th May

NORTH / SOUTH

Neil Higgins & Lawrence Penney with 61.11%

EAST / WEST 

June Tsangari & Elizabeth Taylor with 60.16%

Calendar
23rd May 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Main Hall 13.15
Director: Chris Pullan
Scorer: Jim Tate
Host: Alice Harper
27th May 2019
Bank Holiday
NO BRIDGE 13.15
30th May 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Main Hall 13.15
Director: Lesley Colligan
Scorer: Sandra Cape
Host: Barbara Pharaoh
Results
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Lawrence Penney
Scorer: Kate Castree
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sheila Hayter
Scorer: Jim Tate
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Coral Wabe
Scorer: Sandra Cape