The captains of the league teams for 2017/18 are: -
Dunfermline A - Bob Robertson
Dunfermline B - Christine Coutts
Diamonds - John Allen
Good luck to all of our teams.
If you are looking for a partner please contact Bob Thomson on 01383 727890 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The new committee members for 2017/18 are: -
President - Jane Carnegie
Vice President - John Allen
Secretary - Fiona McElhinney
Treasurer - Nicola Dean
Committee members - Bob Thomson, Sue Smith, Helen Allan & Margaret Innes.
Thank you to all past committee members for your contributions for the benefit of the club and its members.
We are seeking suggestions to improve the content of this site. Thank you to all of you who have already provided suggestions. They are very constructive and will be taken on board over the next few weeks. Please continue to submit your ideas, they are most welcome.
Please send suggestions to Jane Carnegie by clicking this link.
Congratulations to Gertrud Mallon & Sue Smith on winning the Bill King Handicap Trophy. Well done to Sandy Greenhill & Helen Todd on coming 2nd and Andrew Carnegie & Nan McKay on coming 3rd.
Dunfermline A - won their final match against Kelso on Wednesday 11 April. The A team have finished second in Division 2, equal on points with the Division winners, Colinton Castle, but with 4 fewer AMPs. The team is likely to be promoted to Division 1 for the new season. Congratulations and well done to the team.
Dunfermline B - lost their match against Gosford on Wednesday 14 March. They have now completed all of their matches and finished 6th in Division 3.
Diamonds - finished top of Division 5. The team will be promoted to Division 4 for the new season. Congratulations and well done to the team.
At the 2017 AGM it was agreed that we would trial a Grand Slam Rollover competition. The latest winners are Margaret Steele and June Croal on Monday 26 March. Details of all winners are shown on the News Page - see the link on the left hand side.
To enable any errors to be corrected or results to be checked it is important that each pair leaves a scorecard at the end of play on every evening. The committee has agreed that should it be necessary to check results and a vital scorecard is missing, any benefit of the doubt will be given to the pair who submitted a scorecard. Additionally, a penalty may be imposed on the offending pair by the scorer.
Ian & I joined Dunfermline Bridge Club at the start of the 1958-59 season. Our first win was the Veitch Trophy in 1959 and I know that Ian was thrilled for us to win it again 59 years later - a record? I always found it difficult to play at weekends when the big National tournaments were held and, more critically, the difference in skill level was markedly obvious. So after a few years Ian found other partners in Edinburgh and embarked on his amazingly successful bridge career. He was the leading Master Point earner for six successive years and became Scotland's second ever Grand Master. He has won virtually every major competition in Scotland, most of them on numerous occasions, and was a member of one of the few Scottish teams to win the Gold Cup, the premier team trophy in Britain.
On the admin side he served for many years as Chairman or secretary of the Eastern District and became the 36th President of the SBU. In the early 2000s Ian & I resumed our partnership, both happy to play in just local events, but for my part, I still regarded it a privilege to play with one of the finest players of the cards that Scotland has produced. He will be sadly missed.
We have just found out that Ian Morrison died on Saturday 5 May. There is to be a post mortem and the funeral will be on Thursday 24 May at 11.30am at Dunfermline Crematorium.
The Club Mixed Pairs competition will not be held on Wednesday 16 May. A later date will be announced asap.
This competition was cancelled due to the bad weather. The competition will now be held on Monday 21 May.
Congratulations to Andrew Carnegie & Sheila Pitcairn on winning the Club Pairs Championship. Well done to Mike Rixon & Jane Carnegie on coming 2nd and Catherine Graham & Bruce Ferguson on coming 3rd.
John & Patsy Allen were presented with the East District League Division 5 trophy at the East District's AGM on Thursday 26 April. Congratulations to the whole team. Also mentioned during the meeting were the Fife Aces who won the Summer League, David & Gill Simmons who won the Bronze 3/4 Bronze Pairs competition and the teaching at the club.
The club membership fee is due on 1 April 2018. There will be no increase to the basic £23.00 club membership fee this year but the SBU fee will be £9.00. The total membership fee will be £32.00.
Do you know a club member who will be celebrating his or her 80th or 90th birthday soon? If so, the committee would like to have a small celebration at the club. If you know someone, or it might even be you, please let Helen Allan know the details.
Bridge lessons will start again as follows: -
Beginners - Tuesday 3 October from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Intermediate - Wednesday 4 October from 10am to 12.30pm
Advanced Intermediate - Tuesday 3 October from 10am to 12.30pm
Please contact Fiona McElhinney on 07746 247642 or email email@example.com to register for lessons or further details.
The club's Master Points are now uploaded directly to the MEMPAD. There are some paper Master Points in the cupboard for some players. You should now submit your paper Master Points, after checking that there are no more in the cupboard, to the address on the MEMPAD webpage. You can find this by going to the SBU website and clicking on MEMPAD in the top right hand corner. See the details below if you haven't already accessed MEMPAD.