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Bridge at Bramhall Golf Club

Welcome to the web pages for the Bridge Section at Bramhall Golf Club.

Many golfers are also keen bridge players, but you don't need to play golf to enjoy a relaxed and friendly game of bridge at the club, as as non-golfing members have full access to the bridge section and club facilities.

Various duplicate bridge sessions are held throughout the week and organised rubber bridge is played once a month.

From early autumn to spring, weekly beginners' tuition is available for those wishing to take up or return to bridge, and improvers' tuition for those keen to take their game to a higher level.

Recent results can be viewed by clicking on the Results dates on the right of the page or through the Results item in the Menu on the left. Please feel free to explore the Menu items. 

Winter Season

It is intended that the bridge section will commence its competitive winter season on 3rd September, with the continuation of Monday morning duplicate sessions. Monday 10th September will see the return of afternoon sessions of friendly duplicate bridge for ladies, where all standards are welcome. Hopefully by then a sufficient number of players will be itching to get back to the bridge table to make these sessions interesting. For further details please see the website Information page or contact Bill Hirst for the morning sessions and Mary Greer or Avril Hill for the afternoon sessions.

The winter season of the Wednesday Pairs Competition will begin on Wednesday 19th September. See the Information page or contact Roew Macdonald for further details.

From Wednesday 10th October 2018 Rubber Bridge will continue on the second Wednesday of each month alongside a duplicate session. Further details may be obtained from Roew Macdonald.

Bridge Tuition

Doris and Gil will be recommencing the winter session of their beginners’ and improvers’ bridge classes from Wednesday 12thSeptember until Wednesday12th December. For those willing to stay the course, lessons will continue into the New Year, probably from early January until April (dates to be announced).

Doris will be revisiting and expanding upon the topics already covered for the benefit of last season’s beginners. Anyone wishing to start learning bridge from scratch should contact Doris at doriskirwan@yahoo.co.uk

Gil will be refreshing your memories by working back through last season’s topics with the possibility some new techniques being introduced. Gil may be contacted at gilacol@aol.com

Cost - £40 for the 12/14 week session or £5 per lesson on an ad hoc basis.

Ladies' Bridge Drives

Congratulations to the prize winners at the Ladies' Invitation Bridge Drive held on Tuesday 6th November.

1st Prize Judy Swales & Jane Dalton
2nd Prize Mary Greer & Annie Moorhead
Slam Prize Carrie Ogg & Moira Goddard
Consolation Prize Mary Hirst & Marjorie Eccle

 

Well done to the prize winners at the latest Ladies' Bridge Drive held on Tuesday 4th December.

1st Prize Janet Ballard & Margaret Brewer
2nd Prize Denise Morton & Gill Gartside
3rd Prize Brenda Macdonald & Penny Joyce
Consolation Prize Joyce Mason & Elizabeth Jones

 

Ladies should note that the next Lady Members' Bridge Drive is on Tuesday 15th January at 1pm.

President's Weekend Teams of Four Competition

For those gentlemen not able, for one reason or another, to participate in the golf on President’s Weekend, the President very thoughtfully laid on an afternoon of bridge, and what a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon whilst golfers were battling against wind and rain on the course.

A keenly fought competition between four teams of four resulted, rather convincingly, in the honours and wine going to the team of David Joyce, Geoff Humberstone, Ray Williams and Peter Spiller.

Thanks must go to the President for making it happen and for her generous hospitality. Also thanks to Gil Fletcher for his organisational abilities in making the mysteries of the set up and movement run smoothly, and for his efforts in producing an analysis of each hand and a mind blowing scoring matrix.

Wednesday Pairs 2017/18 Awards

On Wednesday 25th April the scratch and handicap trophies were awarded for the winter season 2017/18, past Lady Captain Frances Gell doing the honours. The final positions are shown below.

Tomlinson Trophy
Position Scratch % Played
1st  Roew Macdonald 60.11 14
2nd Brenda Macdonald 59.97 13
3rd  David Joyce 58.47 12
4th  Penny Joyce 57.68 11
5th  Ann Bennett 54.43 11

 

BAFTA Handicap Trophy
Position H/C % Net% Played
1st  Jim Foster 2.43 55.58 14
2nd Ann Bennett 0.89 55.32 11
3rd  David Joyce -3.35 55.12 12
4th  Sheila Woolfenden -3.31 54.02 9
5th  Janet & Don Ballard 2.81 52.95 16

 

19 qualifying events were played throughout the season with participation in at least 9 events being needed to be considered for a prize.

The most games played was a commendable 16 out of 19 by Janet & Don Ballard and the highest single percentage win was an amazing 72.78% by Gill Gartside & Denise Morton.

Calendar
12th December 2018
Rubber & Duplicate
7.15pm
17th December 2018
Duplicate
9.30am
19th December 2018
Christmas Teams of Four Competition
7.15pm
Results
Duplicate
Scorer: Bill Hirst
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Roew Macdonald
Scorer: Jim Foster
Duplicate
Scorer: Bill Hirst