Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Rest In Peace, Howard. We will always have fond memories of you.
We had 57 responses - which is nearly 3/4 of our anticipated membership this year.
a) Starting earlier in the evening will not encourage daytime players to begin playing in the evening.
b) Half of those who play in the evening, even intermittently, favour an earlier start, and usually suggest either 7 or 7.15. However some make the comment that they will no longer be able to get to sessions on time if the sessions start earlier. Given that our evening numbers will not be increased from afternoon only players, and that evening nunbers are already of concern, the Committee is reluctant to adopt a change.
c) There were several comments suggesting that finishing earlier is actually the issue. But to do so would mean that we have to keep to time better.
We will be considering methods of improving our Time Keeping - see below.
d) Thursday Afternoon Hosting
We are seeking to re-introduce this, but have insufficient volunteer Hosts at present. Please contact Linda Reed if you would like to help - "email@example.com", or 01892 652404
a) See above
b) From Monday 3rd September, the Club will be conducting a 2-month trial with the objective of improving the Timekeeping of the Monday, Thursday & Friday (& other) Bridge Events. At the end of the trial members will be asked to evaluate the change & their enjoyment of sessions.
c) The Director will keep a watchful eye on the Time, & 5 minutes before the end of the Round is scheduled, will announce that no new Boards should be started. Any Table which has not started their last Board, will be asked to enter “No Play” (ie a ‘0’) on their Tablet.
d) If necessary, the Director will impose a Penalty for continued Lateness of Play.
♣ Tournament Directors & Scorers
We are keen to extend our lists of Directors & Scorers. Currently the following are potentially available to us:
♠ Handicap Teams Competition Results - as at 25/8/2018 ♣
♠ Please contact Chris Bailey if you have any Web Site queries on 01825 733 655 or on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07941 755 395
See 'Future Events' (Top Right Hand Side of Home Page) to see forthcoming EBU Tournaments.
Access My EBU at www.ebu.co.uk
Handicap Teams Competition
Results as at 25/08/2018
Team Total Imps Tot Imps - H'cap
Chris Bailey 215 116
William Bourne 174 81
Ian Carruthers 154 15
NB - If you want to know how Handicaps are calculated - contact Chris Bailey
Some Teams have different members, so each team is referenced by the Player who plays most often.
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Would members please not park in the disabled parking spaces unless they possess and display a blue disabled badge.
We are a relaxed and very friendly club, comprised of players with a wide range of abilities.
If you need a partner for any of our bridge sessions, please refer to the notice below.
Conventions are mostly Acol. If you are unfamiliar with duplicate bridge, experienced players will be available to help you.
Would visitors for all sessions please refer to the Information Section.
We hold a teams event every last Friday of the month. These have proved to be very enjoyable and popular.
Near the event there is a "sign up" sheet on the notice board.
Thursday Afternoon - Arrival time 1.15pm with 1.20pm being the very latest.
Movement and Scoring decisions can be made for a prompt start at 1.30pm.
Bridge Lessons with Adele
A six week course to prepare for playing at the club, practicing duplicate bridge and improvement in the areas below.
Date: Wednesday October 3rd. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm Cost £5 per session including refreshments
Emphasis will be on:
a) improving bidding using the system card and
b) play of the hand and defending throughout the course.
The order of each lesson :
1. No Trump shaped hands 2. Bidding suits including overcalls 3. Doubles and sacrificing 4. Methods when defending including signals 5. Strong hands including bidding slams 6. System card and practice
Contact Adele on: 01892 888001 or by e-mail: email@example.com
Please contact Mary Rexstrew by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01892 653 910
This is now available.
Moira is our Membership Secretary.
If you require a copy of the list, please e-mail her: email@example.com.
There are a few paper copies at the club.
A CBC Handicap Teams Event at Crowborough Friday 28th September - Caroline Poole kindly arranges Partners if required . Mary Rexstrew can also help.
EBU Autumn Pairs SIMS - Monday 1st October - there will be a small additional charge.
Autumn East Sussex CCBA Congress at Patcham on Saturday & Sunday October 13th and 14th. Entry Details (www.sccba.co.uk)
ECATS Children in Need Sims on November 12th.
Winners of our Annual Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays Competitions
Our congratulations go to the following members:
1st Chris Sandford 2nd Richard Clark 3rd Adele Holder
1st Ian Carruthers 2nd Sydney Moss 3rd Margaret Carruthers
1st Chris Bailey 2nd Sylvia Hall 3rd Richard Bird
CCA keeps pressure on Wealden and Abbey
as Beaconwood demolition is planned
Crowborough Community Association (CCA) has learned that Goody Demolition are gearing up to start demolishing the Beaconwood building directly in front of the Community Centre (CCC) on 3rdOctober, pending final go-ahead from Abbey Developments.
We are in contact with Goody to try to keep disruption to the Community Centre to an absolute minimum. We are also in touch with Wealden District Council’s Building Control department as it has authority over how the demolition is carried out. The contract for demolition is for eight weeks.
To ensure that the Community Centre remains the vibrant social and cultural hub we have now all become used to, CCA is considering measures to maximise parking on site and to make CCC even more user friendly. Some of the ideas we are working on are:
The additional car parking spaces on the CCC site will be subject to feasibility and, importantly, funding!
We need your help!!
CCA needs your help again, please, to put pressure on Wealden to supply the promised additional public car parking spaces and ESCC to provide the pedestrian crossing. Neither are too much to ask given the loss of 99 parking spaces and the dangers of crossing Pine Grove.
Please would you write again to both councils using the contact details you have used many times before to make impassioned pleas for the councils to come up with what is needed.
If you would like a reminder of the key people to email, please see below:
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The Campaign Team