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Trying to find the Minutes of our Meetings? Who is on the Committee? When and where does play start?

Press the information button above for the answer to all of these.

Playing on Wednesday or Thursday without a partner?

If so please be sure to arrive at the club at least ten minutes before play begins, that is before 6.50 pm so that play is not delayed. It will not be possible to accommodate latecomers.  On Wednesdays the director acts as host.

SATURDAY PARTNERS CONTACT

Our Saturday Partners contact is Anne Dudley-Smith,    tel.  01243 528854

DUPLICATE BRIDGE

To find out more about  joining us for a game of "duplicate", please ring Penny on 01243 372087 

MONDAY PARTNERS CONTACT

Our Monday Partners contact is Penny Haines, tel:  01243 372087  or email:  kenandpenny@tiscali.co.uk

Random Seeded Teams

This competition will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month except December.   It is proving very popular but for administration purposes and to ensure we do not end up with an odd number of pairs you must sign on the notice board to indicate you wish to take part by the Monday preceding the event.  The current scores can be seen under the "Competition" menu and "Random Seeded Teams Points".

 
Remembering Mike Webber

The following is Mike's obituary from the Bridge County Management Committee.  

The County Management Committee is very sad to report the recent passing of Mike Webber after a very short illness. Mike joined Chichester Bridge Club in 1987.   He became a member of the club committee in 1990 and since then has worked tirelessly as director, newsletter editor, organiser/communicator, consultant on bridge matters, handyman and devoted all round servant of the club. When Chichester Bridge Club moved premises and took a licence on property at the Bishop Luffa School, Mike was active in assisting with the construction and fitting out of the new building and without him the club would not have the premises they have today.

Mike ran his own bridge classes and supported the teaching and development of new members.  He remained a loyal member of the committee for more than 25 years and as senior director was always ready to step in and help.  Until recently he was also a leading contributor to the hugely popular overseas bridge holidays run by Mercian.

Mike was an experienced bridge director (at national level for very many years) and helped to train and support new directors at Chichester Bridge Club.  He was always there to guide and mentor with his calm, authoritative manner.  His knowledge of the rules was legendary and any disputes or queries at the table were swiftly and pleasantly resolved to the satisfaction of all.

Mike’s exceptional contribution to Sussex bridge over so many years was recognised in 2013 with the award of the Gladys Hakki trophy, a richly deserved reflection of not only his devotion to the members of Chichester Bridge Club but also to the hundreds of others who learned and played the game we all love and enjoy under his direction and supervision. We will all miss him greatly.

Mike’s funeral will take place at Chichester Crematorium at 3.30 pm on 3 May. Enquiries should be referred to the funeral directors Dillistone and Wraights, 49/51 Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, PO19 6SG, telephone 01243 839777.

Lessons for Beginners in September

Do you know anyone wishing to learn bridge?   A new Beginners class will start in September 2016.  For details see "Bridge Lessons" section on left hand side of this page.

NICKO Success

The club’s NICKO team have enjoyed further success recently winning their third successive match and beating Patcham in the last 32 of the Plate competition.    Patcham are currently enjoying a very successful season and are leaders of Sussex Division 2.  They beat our team in the Plate competition in 2014 but this year our team won by 17 imps despite being 4 imps down at half time.  We wish our team every success (and a home draw) now that they are in the last 16 of this national competition.    Good luck Mike Campbell, Gerry Hegan, Peter McLarens and David Telfer.   

BRIDGE CLASSES Summer 2016

For a list of classes running in the Summer Term please click the Bridge Lessons section on the left hand side of this page

Random Seeded Teams

The next Teams event will be on April 28.  ♠  Have you signed up yet?  ♣   

Current running scores for this competition can be viewed in the "Competitions" then "Random Seeded Teams Points " section of the website.   

Ladder and Random Seeded Teams, July sessions

Both the Ladder and the Seeded Teams have had sessions cancelled recently either due to power failure or congestion in car park.  Both competitions had previously been scheduled to finish in June but will now have an additional session in July to compensate for the missed sessions.   Hence the final session for the current competitions in each event will be, July 21 for Ladder and July 24 for Teams

Parking

The builders working in the school have extended the area enclosed by the Heras fencing which has further restricted parking.  There is still sufficient parking but virtually all of it is at the far end of the playground, rather than the part nearest the bridge club.   The parking nearest the club is very limited and must only be used by those who would find it difficult to walk across the playground or those loading/unloading.   We apologize for this further disruption.   

Can you spare some time to help the bridge club?

We have been fortunate in securing more volunteers to help pre-deal the hands and to assist with the bridgemates but would welcome some more volunteers to direct at club evenings.  Full training will be given.   Should we have one, or more, volunteer willing to join our list of club directors we would endeavour to have the training done by the EBU at our club.

Directing.   This may seem complicated but the club has a list of movements that can be used for any situation and all directors are given a rule book and full EBU training.   It means turning up about 15 minutes earlier and setting out the room.  Because we use bridgemates there is no scoring to be done after the event.  You only direct.   This training would entail a two, three or four day course with other aspiring directors from other clubs.  Once qualified, those who prefer their bridge more relaxed may opt to only direct on a Saturday or Wednesday.  Conversely, you may opt to direct on the other evenings or any evenings.  The choice would be yours and currently would entail directing just over once a month.

If you can help or would like a more detailed explanation of what is involved please contact Thea or Peter B.

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WELCOME

Chichester Bridge Club is a friendly club which provides duplicate bridge and bridge classes for its members and potential members. New members and visitors are welcome. To get to know the club and its members, visitors may attend up to six bridge sessions per calendar year after which they are requested to apply for membership.

Bridgemates - Please arrive at the club before 6.50 pm

Bridgemates  are a great success but they need setting up each evening with informaton on the number of players and players EBU numbers. Please arrange to be at the Club at 6.50pm, ten minutes before play starts so that the information can be put in the computer before play  at 7 pm

 

 

Updating your details?

You can update all your contact details in the Membership section of the website.  Please also tell Sandra, our Membership Secretary, at the same time so that her records are also updated.  Sadly this does not happen automatically! Sandra is at sandrawb439@gmail.com  tel 01243 681788

HOSTS

Please remember to check the Thursday Rota to be sure that you do not miss your date as Host and sign against your name to confirm acceptance on the list on the board.  If you are unable to do your allocated date, please arrange a swap and record it on the list.  The rota is also published under the calendar heading

Tell us your news and views

Do you have  a Bridge story or some news that you would like to see on this site? If so please send it to davidtelfer@hotmail.com

Results
Thu 28th Apr 2016
Random Teams
Director: D Telfer
Wed 27th Apr 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ann Bartle
Mon 25th Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Chris Bury
Sat 23rd Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary Sharp
Thu 21st Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Dave Telfer
Calendar
Sat 30th Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: T Sydenham
Mon 2nd May 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: D Telfer
Wed 4th May 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: T Sydenham
Thu 5th May 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: C Bury
Host: C Appleby
Sat 7th May 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: M Humphrey
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
WELCOME

Chichester Bridge Club is a friendly club which provides duplicate bridge and bridge classes for its members and potential members. New members and visitors are welcome. To get to know the club and its members, visitors may attend up to six bridge sessions per calendar year after which they are requested to apply for membership.

Bridgemates - Please arrive at the club before 6.50 pm

Bridgemates  are a great success but they need setting up each evening with informaton on the number of players and players EBU numbers. Please arrange to be at the Club at 6.50pm, ten minutes before play starts so that the information can be put in the computer before play  at 7 pm

 

 

Updating your details?

You can update all your contact details in the Membership section of the website.  Please also tell Sandra, our Membership Secretary, at the same time so that her records are also updated.  Sadly this does not happen automatically! Sandra is at sandrawb439@gmail.com  tel 01243 681788

HOSTS

Please remember to check the Thursday Rota to be sure that you do not miss your date as Host and sign against your name to confirm acceptance on the list on the board.  If you are unable to do your allocated date, please arrange a swap and record it on the list.  The rota is also published under the calendar heading

Tell us your news and views

Do you have  a Bridge story or some news that you would like to see on this site? If so please send it to davidtelfer@hotmail.com

Results
Thu 28th Apr 2016
Random Teams
Director: D Telfer
Wed 27th Apr 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ann Bartle
Mon 25th Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Chris Bury
Sat 23rd Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary Sharp
Thu 21st Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Dave Telfer
Calendar
Sat 30th Apr 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: T Sydenham
Mon 2nd May 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: D Telfer
Wed 4th May 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: T Sydenham
Thu 5th May 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: C Bury
Host: C Appleby
Sat 7th May 2016
Duplicate Pairs
Director: M Humphrey