Your 2019 Club Events & Points To Note
2019 Other Events
Please click here to see a copy of the presentation given at our recent AGM
We would love to hear more about why you started playing bridge and what keeps you playing.
To share your story please click here and answer these few questions:
How long have you been playing bridge? When did you first start playing?
Why did you start playing bridge? What was the catalyst behind you taking up bridge?
In the early days, who did you play with?
What keeps you playing? What do you like most about bridge?
(Optional) What would improve your bridge playing experience at the club?
Annabel will then contact you to write up your story to add to our growing collection.
Lesson Schedule for 2019 For Improvers & (NEW) Advanced Players
6.30pm-8.45pm in the Function Room
Click here to download an information sheet
For Improvers with Adam Friase
For Advanced Players with Guest Speakers
Format: 2-hour sessions: 6.30pm-8.45pm (arrive at 6.15pm) in the Function Room
Lesson fees and how to book: Your two options are:
Any questions? Please email: Sue Froggatt email@example.com
Wednesday 6th – 13th March 2019
Venue: 4* Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Paphos
26 players have already booked! (As at 17th July)
Join us for a week of duplicate bridge (every morning and evening) in this fabulous beachside hotel. It’s right by a sandy, Blue Flag beach, and just a five-minute walk from the shops, bars and restaurants in the stylish harbour. Style-wise, the hotel has a modern edge, with a pool with infinity edges and Smart TVs in every room.
The leisure facilities include two outdoor and one indoor pool, a tennis court, sauna, steam bath, hair and beauty salon, gym and fitness classes. There are three golf courses nearby - Minthis, Secret Valley and Elea.
(In March the average high temperature in Paphos is 19ºC, with evening temperatures dropping to 9ºC.)
Click here for a brochure
1. Accommodation: You need to book this yourself via Jet2, tui (formerly Thomson) or by booking the flight, hotel and transfer seperately. The package prices (at mid 2018) for flights and hotel from Birmingham were £625*1 for a double room and £832*1 for a single. This includes:
*1 as in June 2018.
NB: There are also Saturday flights from Birmingham and the option of staying longer – for 10, 11 or 14 nights if you want to extend your stay.
2. Bridge: There will be a small fee to cover any bridge expenses. This will be advised when we know how many people are coming. NB: This fee does not apply to any non-bridge players (e.g. partners) joining us.
To secure your place
Step 1: Please book your flight and room type.
Step 2: Please tell Marijke Rodrigo (Bridge Committee Treasurer) that you have booked - 07948 815703 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions? Please contact Marijke.
Click here to see all the photos from our Xmas party.
Photo of our very friendly return match against Edgbaston Golf Club at the end of October. Pleased to report that we won.
PS: Quite a few of our regular players were also playing for the golf club... which made it ultra friendly!
To see lots more photos from our weekend away please click here
To read the feedback from our weekend away please click here
Many congratulations to Marijke and Mark who have won the Trophy for a second year running - well played and well deserved. Also very well done to the runners up Angela and Gill and Carol and Shirley.
It was a super ‘turn out’ so can I just thank everyone who attended and made the afternoon so worthwhile.
Also a particular thank again to Ken, the Benefactor, the Committee who organise these events but in particular to Ray who had a lot of work to do organising such a large group with a not uncomplicated movement to ensure fairness to all players. He undertook this difﬁcult challenge extremely well - it's not easy organising, directing and playing so many thanks to him for his massive contribution.
This job wasn’t made easier as a result of a Police arrest which delayed the start of the event - all just to adds to the stress. Well done everyone and thank you.
The Bridge Committee have decided in future to run the Beginners Bridge Crash Courses "on demand".
If you, or you know someone, would like to attend please email Sue and let her know and she will add you to the list.
When we have sufficient numbers we will then organise another course at the club with Adam Fraise.
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On 20th September we had a record 20 teams at our Annual Charity Event and raised over £2,600 for Parkinson's UK.
Big congratulations to the winner, John Gregory scoring 3,100 points. This was a very special winner... it was because of John that the Committee chose Parkinson's to be our charity.... serendipitous or what! (Read John's story here.) Second was Patrick Bookey with 2,960 points closely followed by Rosemary Prosser with 2,920 points.
The Team Winners were 'Shingler's Minglers' with 9,660 points... led by Mary Shingler (who ran our bridge club in the 1970's), Patrick (the runner up... who also donated/spent a huge sum in our auction to secure Roger's gardening services), Rosemary (who came 3rd) and Evelyn. Second came the 'To be advised' team with 9,140 points (Rose and John Gregory with thier friends Linda and Johnc C) followed by 'The Silly Sausages with 7,500 points (Robert K, Roger F, Mark R and Jan R).
To see more photos from the evening please click here.
We have many people to thank for making the evening a great success...
It was great to hear our Chair Jan, start by reminding us about Parkinson's and that what we raise is ring-fenced for local projects. Also great to be joined by our CEO, Rob Bray at the start, and hear that he was interested in learning how to play bridge!
On the evening we were joined by two teams from Mosely Bridge Club and we also had our Chairman (David) and Chair of Tennis (Ed) joining in and hope they will join in again.
Annabel, Jan, Marijke, Ray & Sue
Your EPC Bridge Committee
The 2018 Winner of the Ann Dawes Charity Trophy: John Gregory
Take a look at some famous UK bridge players here - how many do you recognise?
Anne, Jan, Amy, Marijke, Roger, Jan, John, David, James, Val & Diane at Lykia World
See more photos here.
You can find out more about our individual roles, tasks and responsibilities here.
The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club
Welcome to the EPC bridge club.
We are primarily a private member's racquets and fitness club, with a historic and proud connection to lawn tennis.
Bridge has been played at the club for over 40 years (see the 'timeline' menu section) and is a thriving and growing activity at the club.
We aim to support both learners and regular players, and host fun charity events and weekends away.
"To encourage and enable members to enjoy playing bridge and add value to the membership experience.
We will provide access to the game for beginners and help intermediate and good players to improve their skills through lessons up to and including competition level.
Bridge at the EPC will provide fun and foster friendship."
The EPC Bridge Committee, 2017
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