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On 22 December we had yet more indulgence when Ljiljana arrived with an exquisite apple and walnut cake and Lyn tabled a couple of dozen home-made mince-pies with Devon cream and rum butter - plus sherry and apple juice!  Now that's what I call Christmas!

 
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Cancelled Meeting - 23 February 2017

With regret, our meeting on Thursday 23 February will have to be cancelled to allow for the preparation of the venue for the annual Pantomime.  We resume play on Thursday 2 March.

Christmas 2016
Christmas 2016

Our "Christmas Cake Meeting" was on 15 December, with an indulgent sprinkling of prepared (slam) hands.  We feasted on magical chocolates (thank you, Bernard), exquisite egg & cress sandwiches (thank you, Roger), a rich vintage port (thank you, Peter), and Sally's festive Penguin Christmas cake (thank you, Sally).  After that, the bidding became somewhat, er, 'idiosyncratic....'

Normal meeting on 22/12/16 for those seeking a break from the festivities.

No meeting on 29/12/16.       Back to normal on 5/1/17 - and Happy New Year!

*** BRIDGE TUITION ***

I can now confirm that there will be lessons in 2017, both for Improvers and for Beginners.  All lessons will all be at the table (no lectures!) with prepared hands focussed on the topic of the day (e.g. 1NT opening and responses).  

The weekly afternoon lessons for Improvers will be held at Woodcote in Church Stretton on Friday afternoons, starting on 27 January 2017.  Improvers' Lessons start at 1.00 and run for 2 hours, with a charge of £5 per lesson.  

The weekly afternoon lessons for Beginners. will be held at the Mayfair's Health & Wellbeing Centre in Church Stretton, starting on Monday 23 January 2017 at 1.30.  The Beginners' lessons start at 1.30 and run until 3.00, with no charge whatsoever (yes, they are free).  

Let me know if you would like to be involved and/or for further details.

Dom Wilson contact details: 'phone 01694 723 128;  

address  Woodcote, Cunnery Road, Church Stretton, SY6 6QX;  

e-mail dwbridge@hotmail.co.uk or dfw2010@hotmail.co.uk

THE CLUB

You are very   W E L C O M E   at our club!

The new CHURCH STRETTON BRIDGE CLUB meets every Thursday at 1.00 (this is a permanent change from the previous start time of 1.30) in All Stretton Village Hall for a relaxed, enjoyable and informal session of duplicate bridge.  We welcome players of all levels, including beginners, so long as you know the basics (and if you don't but would like to, see tuition below).  So feel free to bring crib notes or ask Dom's advice at any stage during the bidding or play.

Our 3rd anniversary!
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Club/3rd anniv cake
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On 8/9/16 we celebrated our 3rd anniversary with another of Sally's toothsome cakes (recipe available).  Over the last three years a total of 61 players have come to appreciate the uniquely welcoming atmosphere of our club.  The word is spreading throughout South Shropshire and we continue to grow.  Which means, of course, that the next cake will just have to be even bigger!  This is a great collective achievement - and we gave ourselves a round of applause (as well as cake).  In the Bridge, we saw 9 slams made (3 bid) and 5 doubled contracts (1 making) - lots of judgement calls!

Christmas Sesssion ~ 17/12/15
Christmas Sesssion ~ 17/12/15

Our last session of 2015 was our Christmas special.  There was a traditional Christmas cake from Sally (see above) and Roger brought a bottle of excellent port while Bernard produced an enormous box of chocolates!  The hands were challenging (perhaps more challenging after the refreshment interval than before?) and none more so than Board 2 (illustrated above, around the cake) which offered N/S a grand slam in diamonds (scoring 1440) ~ or a brave sacrifice to E/W if they bid 7 hearts (7 off, doubled, for 1400).  Who knows what 2016 will bring!  Merry Christmas from all of us at CSBC!

100th meeting!
100th meeting!

Our 100th meeting was on 24 September - so there was cake, naturally!  This time Sally made us a chocolate and blackcurrant tray bake with chocolate cream cheese icing (and the blackcurrants were home grown).  What can I say - it's clearly a "one off"!

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PARTNERS:  Please contact Dom Wilson (01694 723 128) if you would like me to arrange a partner for you.  Alternatively, just turn up at the Thursday club meeting - there is a 'Host' system which guarantees everyone will have a partner, even if they arrive on their own.

This is a friendly and informal club where some of us are beginners.  We are happy to give advice (on request) at any stage.

Special Messages

If you know absolutely nothing about Bridge and are simply curious, or you are an expert looking for a committed partner, do call Dom Wilson for a chat on 01694 723 128, or e-mail: dfw2010@hotmail.co.uk.

Results
16th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: DW
9th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: DW
2nd February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: DW
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Welcome!

PARTNERS:  Please contact Dom Wilson (01694 723 128) if you would like me to arrange a partner for you.  Alternatively, just turn up at the Thursday club meeting - there is a 'Host' system which guarantees everyone will have a partner, even if they arrive on their own.

This is a friendly and informal club where some of us are beginners.  We are happy to give advice (on request) at any stage.

Special Messages

If you know absolutely nothing about Bridge and are simply curious, or you are an expert looking for a committed partner, do call Dom Wilson for a chat on 01694 723 128, or e-mail: dfw2010@hotmail.co.uk.

Results
16th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: DW
9th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: DW
2nd February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: DW