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Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club.  We are now playing at the Maltings.

Welcome to Farnham Bridge Club
Welcome

Farnham Bridge Club is regarded as one of the premier clubs in the area with members from other towns in the Waverley Borough, West Surrey and North East Hampshire. It is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association (SCBA) and the English Bridge Union (EBU). We currently have about 150 members. Visitors and potential new members are always welcome. Email our secretary Joyce Baldock (joycebaldock@btinternet.com) in advance for details.

Members can enjoy playing duplicate Contract Bridge in accordance with the EBU rules and EBU membership is now included.

Bridge every Wednesday & Friday, seated by 7.25 pm SHARP for 7:30 START at:

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey  GU9 7QR

We play in the Barley Room on both Wednesdays and Fridays.  There is NO BRIDGE on Friday Oct 12th.

SYLVIA ROSE COMPETITION 2018

The Farnham bridge Sylvia Rose Competition begins on Wednesday September 26th. The very good news is that we have a full 16 teams, the maximum that we can accommodate, and that we also have a good list of reserves.  Welcome back to Peter Langford and team, and welcome for the first time to John Fairhurst and team.   It is going to be a competitive competition! Click here for up to date Sylvia Rose 2018 TEAMS and SCHEDULE.pdf including list of teams, dates, list of reserves and the competition rules.

FIRST EVER FARNHAM FESTIVAL OF BRIDGE A SELL-OUT SUCCESS

The various bridge groups in the Farnham area combined to run an "All Farnham" Festival of Bridge in the Maltings Great Hall on the afternoon of Friday 24th August.  There were over 160 participants,making this the biggest bridge event to be held in Farnham for decades. Particants ages ranged from 8 years old to 99 and there were different sections of bridge to suit all abilities, from beginner to grand master with Weydon School well represented .  All feedback to date has been that it was a uniquely enjoyable and friendly event, really demonstrating that the great game of bridge is alive and well in Farnham and has appeal for all ages and abilities.

Farnham Bridge Club would like to extend a special THANK YOU to our members Tony Philpott and Mike O'Donnell, who were the Co-organisers of the All Farnham Festival of Bridge.

Hopefully, the Festival will become part of the Farnham bridge calendar.  There are also plans to hold a "Farnham Cafe Bridge" event on  Monday May 13th next year.

Full results of the "Open" and "No Fear" sections are available on the Farnham and Bourne club websites (http://www.bridgewebs.com/farnham/ and http://www.bridgewebs.com/bournefarnham/). For more details and photos click on Farnham Bridge News.

Richard Currie Swiss Pairs - Sunday July 29th

The blue-pointed  Richard  Currie Swiss Pairs was held on Sunday, 29 July 2018 at the Maltings  in Farnham. This Charity event was well attended and 36 pairs competed fiercely. Frances Treble managed the  entries superbly,  and, alas, our traditional  standing -by pair were not needed,  as one  entry  arrived on the  Sunday morning itself. Half the  number of  players  were guests, some of them regulars, a fact  that is highly appreciated.

The usual suspects , David Owen and  Charles Chisnall did win again, for the third  time ! The photograph of  the  handing -over  of the Trophy looks  the  same  as last year but is brand new. Erica and Douglas, Richard’s  parents joined  us  at the  end of play.

The  Director, Mick Green, well briefed  by our  new  Secretary Joyce Baldock during  the  preceding  weeks,  was  very professional,  pleasant and  patient.  Many mistakes were made using the Bridgemates but Mick  just  corrected these with a big  smile. Jenny and Mary had to work hard to coax our tempremental dealing machine to produce over 200 hands.

The  atmosphere in the air-condioned Tindle  Studio was very positive  and  the refreshments,  ably supervised by Brigitte Ebert excellent.  Our President, Graham Davison,  sold  325  raffle tickets and 12 prizes were won by the  generous participants.

One  serious  note, directed at the members of  Farnham Bridge  Club:  an event like  the  RCSP leaves  a lot to be cleared  away at the end of a  long  day. Brigitte was busy till well after 21.00 h.,  as hardly anyone lent a helping hand. This  should not be the  case!

Mac  Derwig

EBU National Inter-clubs knock-out Competition

The NICKO is the EBU National Inter-clubs knock-out competition and is a highly popular and prestigious event.   More details are available on the EBU website. Should you wish to enter a team whose players are all members of Farnham bridge club, our club will pay 50% of your £79 entry fees.   Just contact Mike O'Donnell  mike@lizandmike.co.uk to process your entry.

Surrey & EBU National Competitions

Well done and thank you to Graham Davison, Gabriel Hearst, Jane and Tim Green , for representing our club with credit in the Surrey Affiliated Clubs teams of four Wanborough cup. Our team finished in the top half.  The event was won by a Wimbledon team that included top internationals Frances Hinden and Geoffrey Allerton.

The EBU National Garden Cities Cup also took place this week-end.  This competition is for affiliated clubs teams of 8 winners from across England counties.   It is quite an achievement for any club team to simply make this national final.   Tunbridge Wells won the overall event.    The Reading team which included Tim Rees finished 3rd, and the Petersfield team which included Gabriel Hearst , Mike Kinsey and Mike Fithyan finished creditably too.

It is great to see so many of our members competing in top Surrey and EBU national competitions.

BRIDGE EVENTS

You are invited to attend a Bridge Tea on Thursday 11th October, 2018 at St George’s Church Hall,  14 Badshot Lea Road,   Badshot Lea, Farnham GU9 9LD (car park entrance on St George’s Road) from 2pm to 5pm. Cost is £40 per table and the money will go towards the church replacement heating fund. Click here for  Badshot Lea Bridge Tea Entry Form.pdf

Also - Guildford Cafe Bridge in aid of the Samaritans on Thursday 4th October, £30 per person to include coffee and 2 course lunch. Click here for full details - Guildford Cafe Bridge booking details.

Results
Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Teams
(SCBA)
Guildford
Scorer: Eddie
Surrey Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Guildford
Director: Eddie
Scorer: Mitch
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: hilary
Scorer: gerald
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: Gerald Searle
Scorer: Peter Symm
SCBA Club Pairs (counts for PG Duplicate Pairs)
Farnham Maltings
Director: Hilary
Scorer: Michael O'Donnell
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings
Director: gabriel
Scorer: Michael O'Donnell
Calendar
Wed 26th Sep 2018
Sylvia Rose Teams starts
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 28th Sep 2018
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 28th Sep 2018
Richmond Swiss Pairs 5X5 with Cheese & Wine (visitors welcome)
(SCBA)
Richmond 19:30
Wed 3rd Oct 2018
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Fri 5th Oct 2018
PG Duplicate Pairs
Farnham Maltings 7:30
Sat 6th Oct 2018
Caterham Blue Point Swiss Pairs
(SCBA)
Godstone 11:00
 Click for more information