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Mid Essex Still a Top Club!

Last year we announced the Club as the highest "new entry" in the EBU's list of Top Clubs. This year, based on player sessions from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, the Club has moved up 4 places to No. 37. Well done to all for making the club such a success.

Ian Moss - Partner Friendly Bridge Mentoring

Those wanting to kick-start radical improvement in their game might like to consider one-to-one play and mentoring with top Essex player Ian Moss. Click on this box for full details. 

 
Welcome to First Class Bridge Academy
First Class Bridge Academy and Club

Welcome to the website of First Class Bridge

There is bridge played at Barleylands every day from Monday to Saturday catering for every level from complete beginners to the very highest echelon of bridge players. Most sessions are hosted so you can just turn up and play without a partner.

There are regular starter courses for complete beginners and a number of supervised bridge sessions for those wishing to go to the next level.

First Class Bridge Academy and Club
Bernie's Spring Seminars 2018

There will be a seminar each month, this month's seminar:

Two suited overcalls

Thursday 12th April @1.30pm  

Most of us know about two suited overcalls, Michael's Cue Bid and the Unusual 2NT

When to use them and not use them is so important.

Do you and your partner know how to proceed after partner's two suited bid?

There are also ways to show partner that you are 6-4, on occasions

Cost:  £7.50pp including the booklet

Location: Barleylands                     

Marc and Holly Chawner's Marathon

Very well done to Marc and all those who worked tirelessly for a super event that raised a stonking £1470.50 for St John's Ambulance.

All the results can be found be clicking this box.

Ray Cornell Double Success!!
Ray Cornell Double Success!!

Mid Essex had a double triumph; winning both the Ray Cornell Trophy and the Prize.

The Trophy (teams of 4) winning team: Robert Elliott & Simon Moorman, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer.

The Prize (combined a and b teams overall) winning team: Robert Elliott & Simon Moorman, Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer, Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt, Steve Cade-Bowyer & Pat Johnson.

The X IMP's were topped by Marc and Paul with Paul and Bernie a highly creditable 4th.

The team will now go forward to represent Essex in the national Garden Cities Competition.

Very well done to all.

ps. The picture is Bernie celebrating in his usual understated way!

 

Club Sessions

Monday Evening 7.30    Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday Afternoon  1.30 Improvers

Thursday Morning  10.00  No Fear/Improvers

Thursday Evening  7.30  Improvers

Friday Morning    10.30  Really Easy

Friday Evening 7.30  Advanced

Saturday Morning 10.30  Improvers

Supervised Play

Supervised play is a great way to improve your game in a relaxed environment. Come along on your own or with a partner. Either shuffle and deal or play hands from an earlier session.

Tuesday  10.30    Ann, Jon and Bernie

Wednesday  10.30  Ann, Cath and June

Friday Afternoon 1.30  Terry and Brian

Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend February 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Friday 22nd to Monday 25th February 2019

           

 

Events at Barleylands

We are holding numerous County and National events at the club this year

Please see the big screen when you are next in, better still come along and compete!

Improvers Club

An ideal starting place for someone who wants to play Club bridge. A host system is in operation so you are sure of a partner. Thursday mornings 10:00 to 12:45.

Bernie Hunt's Animated YouTube Tutorials!

Don't miss out on these highly invaluable/educational tutorials on YouTube.  Brought to you by the hard and time consuming work of Brian Moreton.

ECBA Notice Board

Bernie has set aside the Notice Board by the biscuits to advertise upcoming Essex County events. The latest ECBA Events Calendar can be found there. Those interested might like to inspect it, or click on this box for the ECBA website. 

EBU Members Area

Bernie would like Club members to be aware of the EBU (English Bridge Union) Members Area (click on the heading above) which enables you to see your Master Points and NGS (National Grading System) rating. Set up initially requires Bernie to send your email address to the EBU (you can subsequently remove it) so your password can be emailed to you. If you'd like to be set up, please let Bernie know your email address (via firstclassbridge@btconnect.com).   

Results
24th Apr 2018
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
23rd Apr 2018
Monday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
21st Apr 2018
Saturday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Calendar
25th Apr 2018
Basic Course
Barleylands 13:30
26th Apr 2018
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - No Fear
Barleylands 10:00
26th Apr 2018
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 19:30
Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend February 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Friday 22nd to Monday 25th February 2019

           

 

Events at Barleylands

We are holding numerous County and National events at the club this year

Please see the big screen when you are next in, better still come along and compete!

Improvers Club

An ideal starting place for someone who wants to play Club bridge. A host system is in operation so you are sure of a partner. Thursday mornings 10:00 to 12:45.

Bernie Hunt's Animated YouTube Tutorials!

Don't miss out on these highly invaluable/educational tutorials on YouTube.  Brought to you by the hard and time consuming work of Brian Moreton.

ECBA Notice Board

Bernie has set aside the Notice Board by the biscuits to advertise upcoming Essex County events. The latest ECBA Events Calendar can be found there. Those interested might like to inspect it, or click on this box for the ECBA website. 

EBU Members Area

Bernie would like Club members to be aware of the EBU (English Bridge Union) Members Area (click on the heading above) which enables you to see your Master Points and NGS (National Grading System) rating. Set up initially requires Bernie to send your email address to the EBU (you can subsequently remove it) so your password can be emailed to you. If you'd like to be set up, please let Bernie know your email address (via firstclassbridge@btconnect.com).   

Results
24th Apr 2018
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
23rd Apr 2018
Monday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
21st Apr 2018
Saturday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Calendar
25th Apr 2018
Basic Course
Barleylands 13:30
26th Apr 2018
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - No Fear
Barleylands 10:00
26th Apr 2018
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 19:30