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Evening Sessions

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 may not be possible to accommodate latecomers. 

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

Afternoon Bridge

Tuesday afternoon sessions occur on the first and third Tuesday of the month.  Sandra Ward-Brown is happy to accept phone calls (01243 681788) to try and help people looking to pair up for a session.  Please arrive at the club between 1.30pm and 2.00pm for these sessions.

Random Seeded Teams

This competition will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from October to June.   In December, the proximity of the fourth Thursday to Christmas day may mean the bridge club is closed and the competition will not run that month.   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".

 
Disruption to Schedule

Rescheduling sessions is something we do reluctantly as it causes disruptions to member’s routine.  However, a redecoration of the club room added to an error over an exam timetable in school means that, regrettably, there is a fair degree of disruption in May and June.  This particularly affects Tuesday and Friday sessions but all sessions are affected.  All members should read the notice below with regard to redecoration of the club room.  All those who come on Tuesday and Friday should read the second notice pertaining to Tuesday and Friday session in May/June.  We apologize profusely for this disruption but we will soon be back to our regular routine in a smart, redecorated club room.

No Fear Bridge session cancelled

As May 26 is the beginning of Bank Holiday weekend the bridge session scheduled for that evening has been cancelled.

Redecoration of Club Room

The Bridge club is being completely redecorated over half term, i.e. the week beginning May 29.   In order to allow the decorators to make sound progress and also because it would not be at all pleasant playing bridge in a room covered in wet paint, we have decided to cancel bridge for the following sessions:

Monday May 29

Tuesday May 30

Thursday June 1

Saturday June 3.

Bridge will start again on Monday, June 5.  We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will enjoy the refurbished interior which, like the members, will be sparkling!

Tuesday and Friday rescheduling in May/June

We have a slight problem with start times for some Tuesday afternoon sessions in May and June.   The school uses the bridge club for external examinations.   It is perfect for this as it is a large room and does not have corridors where other children will be passing and causing noise.  The school has a new examinations officer and she was unaware that the bridge club has guaranteed access on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm.  Unfortunately, she has published a complete exam timetable with exams in the bridge club on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.   Though the examination  officer has given us a heartfelt apology she will have more than a little difficulty rearranging these examinations.   The inconvenience to us starting slightly later seems by far the lesser evil and since the school has been so helpful to us on several occasions we are going to adjust the times of some sessions to accommodate the school.   The school will have a team on hand to remove exam desks and replace with bridge tables as soon as the exam ends.   Using the room for exams is a one off event, an error, which will not be repeated. 

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS ONLY AFFECTS TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS.

The following sessions will start slightly later.   Please turn up slightly later and park in the usual place but DO NOT enter the bridge room if exams are in progress.     The times given below are the latest finish time for examinations in the room.  We would hope to have you in the room within 5 minutes and playing bridge within 15 – 20 minutes.  

Tuesday May 16               2.15                                                                        Friday May 19    2.30

Tuesday May 23               normal start                                                            Friday May 26    normal start

Tuesday May 30               room closed for redecoration                                 Friday June 2      closed

Tuesday June 6                2.30                                                                        Friday June 9      2.30

Tuesday June 13               2.30                                                                        all Fridays from now normal.

Tuesday June 20               2.30

Tuesday June 27               back to normal

 

Though some exam sessions finish at 2.30, I advise you to be a little early and wait in your car.  It will be very difficult arriving at 2.30 and negotiating the school drive just as the school is emptying. 

Summer Term Classes and Supervised Play

Please see the notes under bridge lessons on the left to see classes and dates for the the Summer Term.

Tuesday Duplicate

♠   ♣ TUESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE EXTENDED ♠   ♣ 

Tuesday afternoon Bridge has been a huge success and henceforth will run every single week.  All are welcome.

Beginners Class September 2017

Further information on this class is listed under Bridge Lessons on the left of this screen.

NO FEAR DUPLICATE BRIDGE HAS STARTED

This new session especially for students and newcomers to duplicate bridge is on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month 7.00pm-10.00pm .  We are delighted that the first session was a big success with 7 and a half tables.   With a comprehensive teaching programme and sessions catering to all abilities there are now sessions available at the club for bridge players of all abilities and beginners.   Friday "No Fear" sessions will be directed by Leigh Harding and suitable for Year 2 and 3 students and anyone new to duplicate bridge. No partner is required for this session.  Full details here  http://www.nofearbridge.co.uk/chichesterbc.html

 

Which Session?

The bridge sessions at Chichester club are diverse and hopefully cater to the desires of all our members.

Monday and Thursday evenings are our strongest sessions. 27 boards played.  No partner is needed on a Thursday except the 4th Thursday in the month (see below).

The fourth Thursday each month is a Teams session for players of all abilities.  Top pairs are randomly paired with less experienced pairs to give an interesting evening.  However, for this session you must sign up in advance on the sheet in the clubroom.

Saturday evenings and new bi monthly Tuesday afternoons are more relaxed and 24 boards played.

New bi monthly ‘No Fear Duplicate Bridge’ Friday evening session starts Jan 2017. This session is for students and newcomers to duplicate bridge and we initially expect to play only 15-18 boards.  No partner needed for these sessions.

All our sessions are open to all members. Those who are new to bridge or less experienced will probably want to start with the Friday, Saturday or Tuesday session. Visitors new to the club are welcome to trial each session until they find the session(s) most appropriate or exceed six attendances, at which point they would be invited to join.  Though the bridge standard varies enormously dependent on the session chosen, we want all members to enjoy their bridge and we expect all members to adhere to Best Behaviour at Bridge at every session. 

New newsletter for students and improving players

Our new student newsletter will keep you up to date with news of all sessions at the club which may be of interest to learners and less experienced players.  If you’d like to receive the newsletter direct to your inbox please register here

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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?

If you need to update your contact details please inform our Membership Secretary who will happily ensure all lists are updated. 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 25th May 2017
Random Teams round 8
Director: Peter Burns
Tue 23rd May 2017
Afternoon Bridge
Director: Thea Sydenham
Mon 22nd May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Graham Vincent
Sat 20th May 2017
Saturday Duplicate
Director: Ann Bartle
Thu 18th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: David Telfer
Calendar
Sat 27th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: L Harding
Mon 29th May 2017
No Bridge
Tue 30th May 2017
No Bridge
Thu 1st Jun 2017
No Bridge
Sat 3rd Jun 2017
No Bridge
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?

If you need to update your contact details please inform our Membership Secretary who will happily ensure all lists are updated. 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 25th May 2017
Random Teams round 8
Director: Peter Burns
Tue 23rd May 2017
Afternoon Bridge
Director: Thea Sydenham
Mon 22nd May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Graham Vincent
Sat 20th May 2017
Saturday Duplicate
Director: Ann Bartle
Thu 18th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: David Telfer
Calendar
Sat 27th May 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: L Harding
Mon 29th May 2017
No Bridge
Tue 30th May 2017
No Bridge
Thu 1st Jun 2017
No Bridge
Sat 3rd Jun 2017
No Bridge