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Bridge on Tuesday 3rd October will take place in the creche.

 

The EPC Bridge Club

 

Welcome!

The Edgbaston Priory Club is primarily a racquets and fitness club in the West Midlands...

with a growing number of members who love to play (or are learning to play) bridge.

Biggest ever bridge event at the EPC!!!
Biggest ever bridge event at the EPC!!!

 

Jill Turner, with a massive score of 3,320 points was the individual winner for this new charity event.

The team winner was Mark's Molls with a combined score of 8,960 - Mark Wainwright, Janice Wainwright, Caroline Faulconbridge & Jill Turner.

 

It was brilliant to raise £1,705 for the Motor Neuorne Disease Association (mnda)... a charity so connected to our hearts right now... and lovely to see so many players of all different standards playing on the evening. 

 

Players scoring 2,000+ points (in no particular order):

Mark Wainwright, Gerri Draysey, Amy Innes, Scilla Carney, Mike Broadway, Barbara Loyo-Mayo, John Warpole, Frances Joseph, Chris Martin, Tom Burley, Judy Taylor, Les Goodenough, Shauna Delaney, Mark Delaney, Carmen Cuadrado, Miriam Woodman, Vicki Hone & Shirley Hamilton.

[ PS: A very special "well done" to total new begineers this year - Shirley Maynard and Shauna Delaney - for scoring over 2,000 points. Also to Mark Delaney - a relatively new begineer - who did really well. ]

 

Other high team scores:

8,000+ points: Chicargo (Chris Martin, Tom Burley, Judy Taylor & John Taylor)

7,000+ points: The 5th Suit (Marijke Rodrigo, Alex, Gerri Drasey & Amy Innes)

6,000+ points: Blue Islanders (Barbara Loyo-Mayo, John Warpole, Effie Richards & Sue Harthill); M&M's (Ann Dawes, Mickey Fellows, Scilla Carney & Mike Broadway); Bridge Mates (Miriam Woodman, Rollie Wilson, Carmen Cuadrado & Terry Blatter); The Flink Penders (Tricia Sadiq, Dylis Tayor, Andy Taylor & Carol Warren) & Paddy's Girls (Evelyn, Sue Payne, Frances Joseph & Bridget Mitchell).

 

Raffle:

Congratulations to Judy Taylor who won the top prize - a new Apple ipad - kindly donated by Jan Rodrigo's company. We would also like to thank Loki, Fallen Angel and the Blue Piano Bar for their generous support... as well as many other members who donated lots of prizes and made donations.

 

More Photos

 

PS: Special thanks to Jan (such a super duper fundraiser), Marijke, David H at Moseley Bridge Club (for lending us the extra tables/clothes we needed), Liam for stepping in at the last minute, volunteer helpers Annabel, Alana & Debbie, plus all bakers of those yummie cakes!

 

Dates for your diary
  • Tuesday 17th October - EPC Pairs Competition (NB: Must have played 6 or more times on a Tuesday afternoon session to be eligable to enter)

  • Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th November - Bridge Weekend Away in Tewkesbury 

  • Thursday 14th December - Bridge Christmas Event in the evening - Fun play followed by a meal 

  • Friday 12th (7pm-9pm), Saturday 13th (9.30am-12.30pm), Saturday 20th (9.30am-12.30pm) & Sunday 21st (9.30am-12.30pm) January 2018 - Bridge Weekend Crash Course for beginners

New: 2-Day Bridge Weekend in November
New: 2-Day Bridge Weekend in November

 

36 members have already booked - so join us for this fun weekend of bridge!

 

 Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November 2017

Venue: 4* Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel, Tewkesbury

Itinerary

  • Friday evening: Meal (at 7pm) followed by duplicate bridge.
  • Saturday morning: Breakfast followed by duplicate bridge.
  • Saturday afternoon: Free time to explore. (Options include: Relaxing in the spa or by the pool, playing a round of golf or visiting Tewkesbury.)
  • Saturday evening: Meal (at 7pm) followed by duplicate bridge.
  • Sunday morning: Breakfast followed by duplicate bridge and prizes!!

 

Costs

  1. Accomodation: Includes bed, breakfast, plus a 3-course evening meal on Friday and Saturday: Twin or double room: £160 per person for 2 nights/Single room: £260 per person for 2 nights.
  2. Bridge: £30 per player (covers hire of room for bridge, four sessions of duplicate, teas/coffees and prizes). NB: This fee does not apply to any non-bridge players (e.g. partners) joining us.
  3. (Optional) Golf: To play a round of golf at the hotel’s 18-hole golf course costs £25.

 

To secure your place

Please pay £30 per person for bridge to Marijke Rodrigo (Bridge Committee Treasurer) - 07948 815703 marijkerodrigo@gmail.com.

(In late August we will ask you to contact the hotel directly on 01684 296200 and secure your room by giving the hotel your credit card details. They will take payment on check-out. NB: There is a cancellation fee and the hotel will charge you for your room if you cancel less than 8 weeks beforehand.)

 

Notes

  • Any questions? Please contact Sue Froggatt (246 0777 sue@suefroggatt.com) or Marijke.
  • We will host two sections - one for regular players and one for beginners.

 

 

Monthly Sunday Evening Bridge Course

6.30pm-8.45pm in the Function Room

Tutor: Adam Fraise

Forthcoming Lesson Topics

  1. October 15: Balanced hands 15-19 HCP and declarer play
  2. November 26 (new date): Strong 2 openers including two clubs (and responses)
  3. December 10: Slam bidding (NT and suits) - including recognising slams

 

Who should attend?

The lessons are aimed at people who have an understanding of the basics of how to play bridge, but want to progress further. They are ideal for members:

  • Who attended the January Crash Course for Beginners
  • Who have played a little and want a refresh, to better understand how to bid, play and defend.

 

Lesson fees and how to book

Your options are:

  • To ‘pay-as-you go’ and select which lessons you want to attend and pay £9 for each two-hour lesson
  • To save money and book and pay £24 for a term of four lessons.

NB: Please pay Adam directly

 

Any questions?

Please email: Adam Fraise adamfraise@gmail.com or Sue Froggatt sue@suefroggatt.com

Bridge Weekend Crash Course for Beginners - January 2018
Bridge Weekend Crash Course for Beginners - January 2018
 
A new 12 hour course takes place in January 2018, in four * 3 hour sessions over two consecutive weekends.
 
Course dates
 
  • First Weekend
    • Session 1: Friday 12th January: 7pm-10pm
    • Session 2: Saturday 13th January: 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Second Weekend
    • Session 3: Saturday 20th January: 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Session 4: Sunday 21st January: 9.30am-12.30pm followed by lunch

 
Course fee and how to book

£50 per person for the 12 hour course – includes lunch on Sunday 21st and handouts. Book your place at the reception.

 

Other information

  • The teacher is Adam Friase. Adam teachers bridge at many clubs in the area and also has been teaching a monthly bridge lesson on Sunday evenings.
  • Course content
    • Weekend 1: Introduction to basic card play and rules of minibridge; bridge terminology; card play; making tricks and choosing an opening lead.
    • Weekend 2: Opening and responding to 1NT; opening and responding to 1 of a suit and openers rebid.
  • Who will the course suit? The course will suit people who have never played bridge or people who have played a little in the past and would like a refresher that starts from the beginning.
  • Location: EPC Function Room.
  • Maximum numbers: 24 learners.
  • Can a non-member attend? The course is primarily to help members learn to play. However, if a member wants to learn with a friend who is not a member, then the member can introduce their friend as a social visitor who can come to the club for 12 visits a year. This will enable them to book their friend onto the course.
  • We first ran this course in January 2017. We had 20 members attend and the feedback was really positive - with an overall score of 96%. See photos of the weekend.
  • Any questions? Please contact: Sue Froggatt – Email: sue@suefroggatt.com
EPC Bridge Players in Turkey, May 2017
EPC Bridge Players in Turkey, May 2017

Anne, Jan, Amy, Marijke, Roger, Jan, John, David Sue, James, Val & Diane at Lykia World

See more photos here.

With regret

 

Anne Barth

We regret to pass on the news that Anne has passed away. Anne had been diagnosed with cancer a while ago.

We would like to express our sympathy and send our condolences to Ann's family.

 

Fane Vernon

We regret to have to pass on the news that Fane Vernon has passed away. Fane suffered a stroke several months ago and never fully recovered.

Fane lived a very full and active life, and was well known to many bridge players in Edgbaston. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family.

 

Judy Disbury

EPC bridge club are very sad to hear of the passing of one our regular bridge players. Judy had fought a brave battle against cancer.

We would like to express our deepest sympathy and send our condolences to Judy's family at this difficult time. 

Bridge AGM
Bridge AGM

 

The EPC Bridge AGM 2017

Was held on Tuesday 7th March from 12.00-12.30pm.

Chairman's Report 2017

AGM Minutes 2017

Annual Master Point Rankings

 

Here is a link to the 2016 EBU Master Point Ranking List for Warwickshire

List

All Member Player Ladder

Click here to see the new player ladder for 2016. All players (including "County Master" standing and above) are included. 10 scores will be needed to qualify.

Non-Expert Player Ladder

Click here to see the new player ladder for 2016. Players of "County Master" standing and above are excluded as are scores made partnering an excluded player. 10 scores will be needed to qualify. 

The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club

 

EPC Bridge Club was relaunched in September 2013 and has attracted over 100+ members.

The EPC this is a private Members’ club, based in the heart of Edgbaston.

We have a proud heritage and achievement in racquet sports, a great fitness and leisure facility with a growing bridge section.

The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club
Well done Jill!
Well done Jill!

Jill won our bridge charity event on 7th Sept with a massive 3,320 points! 

A new career for Jan?
A new career for Jan?

Jan's fabulous cake at the bridge charity evening won by Liam.

Terry's New Hat
Terry's New Hat

Terry wearing her new bridge hat at the Charity evening!

Results & Analysis

Login to Pianola

Login to Pianola for a personalised history of your results, analysis of your performance, and to advertise for a partner.

If you don't have a username yet, please contact Ray Fiveash

 

Join our WhatsApp Group

Why not join our "WhatsApp" group?

You can use it to look for a partner, ask questions, and receive updates from the bridge committee.

Contact Sue Froggatt (sue@suefroggatt.com) or Ray Fiveash (rayfiveash@blueyonder.co.uk) with your details.

News & Photos From Our Xmas Fun Bridge Night!
News & Photos From Our Xmas Fun Bridge Night!

A great night and lots of fun.

Pictures and report.

Turkey Trip

EPC bridge players on tour in Turkey

Results
19th September 2017
tuesday
Director: marijke
Scorer: marijke
14th September 2017
Friendly Thursday
Director: Sue Froggatt
Scorer: Sue Froggatt
12th September 2017
Tuesday
Director: Mark Reuben
Well done Jill!
Well done Jill!

Jill won our bridge charity event on 7th Sept with a massive 3,320 points! 

A new career for Jan?
A new career for Jan?

Jan's fabulous cake at the bridge charity evening won by Liam.

Terry's New Hat
Terry's New Hat

Terry wearing her new bridge hat at the Charity evening!

Results & Analysis

Login to Pianola

Login to Pianola for a personalised history of your results, analysis of your performance, and to advertise for a partner.

If you don't have a username yet, please contact Ray Fiveash

 

Join our WhatsApp Group

Why not join our "WhatsApp" group?

You can use it to look for a partner, ask questions, and receive updates from the bridge committee.

Contact Sue Froggatt (sue@suefroggatt.com) or Ray Fiveash (rayfiveash@blueyonder.co.uk) with your details.

News & Photos From Our Xmas Fun Bridge Night!
News & Photos From Our Xmas Fun Bridge Night!

A great night and lots of fun.

Pictures and report.

Turkey Trip

EPC bridge players on tour in Turkey

Results
19th September 2017
tuesday
Director: marijke
Scorer: marijke
14th September 2017
Friendly Thursday
Director: Sue Froggatt
Scorer: Sue Froggatt
12th September 2017
Tuesday
Director: Mark Reuben