Due to the fact that on two occasions recently cars parked in the "office" car park have been damaged
parking is no longer allowed in the office car park at the rear of the kitchen area
There is also no parking allowed outside the sheds further down as there is often the need to get farm machinery in and out of the sheds
Please park in the main car park The after hours gate code is clearly visible inside the club
This year, based on player sessions from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, the Club has moved up 3 places to No. 31. Well done to all for making the club such a success.
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.
SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019
the National Mixed Pairs championship played at 10 venues accross the country
Entry is through the EBU
Ranked masters 1st March
National pairs 15th March
Portland pairs 29th March
2020 dates just announced
A week later in 2020 due to a refurbishment job
FRIDAY 6th MARCH to MONDAY 9th
Three nights at the Lansdowne Hotel Dinner Bed and Breakfast
Double/Twin Inland £210pp
Double/Twin Sea View £240pp
Single Inland £255pp
Single Sea View £285pp
£75 deposits now being taken
SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER to THURSDAY 7TH 2019
Four nights at Dunston Hall Hotel Dinner Bed and Breakfast
Twin/Doiuble rooms £300pp Single £360pp
Provisional bookings now being taken
contact Barbara Thomas to reserve on details above
From Monday 7th January
Monday Evenings will be teams of four
This guarantees no sit outs
please arrange your team each week and let Bernie know you are entering on 07973-925315
if you need someone to make up a team please ring me and I will endeavour to find someone for you
5 tables or more 25% of the table money in prizes
Welcome to the website of First Class Bridge
Now the 31st biggest club in the country.
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.
Monday Evening 7.30 Teams of four
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 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 and Jon
Wednesday 10.30 Ann and June
Friday Afternoon 1.30 Terry and Brian
44 players attended
Marc Chawner's “Boot Camp”.
The topic was "Defence".
You will all be reciving an email from Bernie with Marc's notes attached
If you haven't had the notes please email Bernie
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30pm
The 2019-20 basic course begins on 18th September
Those who have already done a basic course may have missed bits.
These sessions offer an opportunity to come back and fill the gaps.
A revision session on
Transfers Stayman Pass
after your partner opens 1NT
An illustrated explanation followed by a collaborative practice session.
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. Friday mornings 10:30 to 12:45. Jon provides a commentary on the hands you play
Please see the big screen when you are next in, better still come along and compete!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com).