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The next teams of 4 session is on Wednesday 13th March 2019

 

Do not forget to sign up for this popular event. There is a limit of 15 tables.

 
 
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Annual General Meeting 2019

This meeting will take place in the Downstairs playing area on Wednesday 27 March at 6.00 pm with the following AGENDA

MINUTES AND MATTERS ARISING FROM THE 2018 AGM and Reports from

CHAIRMAN ;  TREASURER ;  MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY;  MATCH SECRETARY ; THE DONCASTER CONGRESS SECRETARY: THE HOUSE COMMITTEE  and  THE TEACHING and PLAYING PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

ELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND THE MANAGEMENT  COMMITTEE:

Chair, Deputy Chair,  Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Secretary

Management Committee Members

Appointment of Auditor for 19-20

HUCK TROPHY
HUCK TROPHY

The Huck Trophy is for the Club`s Mixed Pairs Championship. and the Chairman is seen presenting it to the winning Pair Liz Jones and Witold Dudek. What is remarkable about this victory is that the couple had never played together before! Well done to both.

Astley Flitch Competition 2019
Astley Flitch Competition 2019

The competition for the Astley Flitch Cup is for Married Couples. Here Geoff Kenyon (Tournament Director) is seen presenting the Cup to this year`s winning pair -  Steve and Jane Ballans.  A full list of scores can be found in the results section.

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Welcome to Doncaster Bridge Club
Welcome

♠ Welcome to Doncaster Bridge Club's website ♠ 

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We welcome all bridge players to our warm and comfortable premises. Parking is available at the rear of the club accessed via the Doncaster Sports Club entrance.

We run duplicate bridge sessions most afternoons and evenings. See "Where and when" under the "Information" tab on the left.

Our club is a private members' club providing extensive facilities for its members and visitors. These include a well-stocked bar and soft-drink refreshments.

Our facilities also include disabled access via a ramp at the rear of the club and inside, a lift connecting the downstairs playing and social areas of the club to the upstairs playing area and kitchen facilities. Toilets (including toilets for the disabled) are situated on both floors of our premises.

We look forward to welcoming you to our club to join in and play our favourite card game. We also welcome enquiries from players looking for a 'half-way house' so that teams do not have to travel so far when needing to play that all important NICKO or other competition match.

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Changing to Bridgemate 11 Handsets

The Monday Afternoon session on March 18th will feature the pilot use of the Bridgemate11 Data retrieval and scoring system to replace the "Bridgepads" system which we have used for the last six years. Many members have operated Bridgemate in YCBA competitions because it is used extensively in many other Clubs. Newcomers will see that the Bridgemate 11 handset has a much bigger LCD screen and will soon realise that its operational features follow the similar procedures of Bridgepads.

One major procedural difference is that the EBU number of each of the four players starting at a Table has to be inserted into the handset at the commencement of play.  The old Bridgepad handset number, assigned by the Club to the individual player, is no longer needed.
 

If a member forgets their EBU number then the problem is solved by referring to the display found on the upstairs notice board. The Club thanks and recognises the work done by our Webmaster David Butler who has spent the last weekend researching and setting up this contemporary system. Please take care when inserting data into the handsets and call for assistance if you encounter a problem.                                                          

Members Subscriptions 19-20 Due

Costing  -  £30  per member to be paid by 31st March  Small Brown Envelopes are available on a Designated Table opposite the upstairs notice board, please enclose Cheque or cash, and write your name and Membership number (if known) on it. Then hand it to a Director who will then pass it on to the membership secretary

 

Seminars 2018-2019

A course of seminars started on Wednesday 10th October at 10. 30 am. This course is designed for players who have progressed from the beginners' classes, but the seminars are open to all members. The first part of the seminar will focus on a particular topic and will finish about 11. 15. There will be a short break for coffee, followed by a play and discussion session which will finish about 12. 30 pm. Topics will be displayed in advance. The course will run fortnightly on the following dates:13th Mar.; 27th Mar. 10th April; 24th April; 8th May; 22nd May; 5th June; 19th June

  Seminar for 13th March:  The Wide-ranging 1NT Rebid

On Thursday evenings there is an Improvers' Session, starting at 7.00 pm. 

Seminars for More Experienced Players

A series of seminars aimed at more experienced players started on Wednesday 10th October at  1.00 pm. The first part of the afternoon will focus on a particular topic. This will be followed by players' questions and finally a play and discussion session. The seminars are open to all members and normal table money applies.

The seminars will be four weekly on the following dates; 27th March 2019; 24th April 2019; 22nd May 2019; 19th June 2019.

Contact Geoff for further details.

 

Play Better Bridge

On alternate Tuesdays, Mike Swain will be running classes from 12:00 noon until 12:45 pm, aimed at improving members' understanding of the game, both at bidding and card play.  All members are welcome to attend.

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Calendar
Fri 22nd March 2019
Friday Afternoon Pairs
1:00pm
Fri 22nd March 2019
Friday Evening Pairs
7:00pm
  (Partner?)
Mon 25th March 2019
Monday Afternoon Pairs
1:00pm
Results
Thu 21st March 2019
Thursday Evening Improvers
Director: Mike Chapman
Scorer: Doncaster Bridge Club
Wed 20th March 2019
Wednesday Improvers
13. 00
Director: G Kenyon
Scorer: Doncaster Bridge Club
Wed 20th March 2019
Wednesday Evening
19:00
Director: G Kenyon
Scorer: Doncaster Bridge Club
Fraser Cup Entries

The Fraser Cup Competition For Teams of Four will be on Wednesday Evening 10th April at 7.0 pm .

Please use the regular Wednesday Teams Entry procedure.  If there is an odd number of entries, then the last pair to sign the register  will not play in the competition

Hopper Trophy

The Hopper Trophy Club Competition takes place on Wednesday  Evening  24th April at 7.00 pm. No entry form is required. Please arrive early so that a prompt start can be made to this busy event.

Yorkshire League Review 18-19

At the end of this season the E team won their league, the D Team came second in their league. Both these teams have gained promotion. The B Team were relegated and the A, C, and F teams remain in their respective leagues for next season.

Tomasz Madry Overall Winner of Ladders Competition 18-19
Tomasz Madry Overall Winner of Ladders Competition 18-19

The Chairman is seen presenting Tomasz with the Club`s Overall Individual Winner`s Certificate for the 18-19 season. With a score of almost 60% Tomasz beat all the other members of the Club in the Ladders tournament. Sadly he is soon to return to his native Poland. Tomasz has extended an invitation to members to have a farewell drink with him at the Red Lion Pub (near the Fish Market area of town) on Saturday 16th March (from 6 pm). Tomasz is a top player who has successfully represented the Club at the highest levels of competition. His courtesy and good manners during play add to his talent. We wish him well as he returns home.

 

Events 2018-2019
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Calendar
Fri 22nd March 2019
Friday Afternoon Pairs
1:00pm
Fri 22nd March 2019
Friday Evening Pairs
7:00pm
  (Partner?)
Mon 25th March 2019
Monday Afternoon Pairs
1:00pm
Results
Thu 21st March 2019
Thursday Evening Improvers
Director: Mike Chapman
Scorer: Doncaster Bridge Club
Wed 20th March 2019
Wednesday Improvers
13. 00
Director: G Kenyon
Scorer: Doncaster Bridge Club
Wed 20th March 2019
Wednesday Evening
19:00
Director: G Kenyon
Scorer: Doncaster Bridge Club
Fraser Cup Entries

The Fraser Cup Competition For Teams of Four will be on Wednesday Evening 10th April at 7.0 pm .

Please use the regular Wednesday Teams Entry procedure.  If there is an odd number of entries, then the last pair to sign the register  will not play in the competition

Hopper Trophy

The Hopper Trophy Club Competition takes place on Wednesday  Evening  24th April at 7.00 pm. No entry form is required. Please arrive early so that a prompt start can be made to this busy event.

Yorkshire League Review 18-19

At the end of this season the E team won their league, the D Team came second in their league. Both these teams have gained promotion. The B Team were relegated and the A, C, and F teams remain in their respective leagues for next season.

Tomasz Madry Overall Winner of Ladders Competition 18-19
Tomasz Madry Overall Winner of Ladders Competition 18-19

The Chairman is seen presenting Tomasz with the Club`s Overall Individual Winner`s Certificate for the 18-19 season. With a score of almost 60% Tomasz beat all the other members of the Club in the Ladders tournament. Sadly he is soon to return to his native Poland. Tomasz has extended an invitation to members to have a farewell drink with him at the Red Lion Pub (near the Fish Market area of town) on Saturday 16th March (from 6 pm). Tomasz is a top player who has successfully represented the Club at the highest levels of competition. His courtesy and good manners during play add to his talent. We wish him well as he returns home.

 

Events 2018-2019