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.
Each Essex club may enter up to four pairs
24 boards approx 1pm start
No county A or B squad players can play
This event is for the club player
Please let Bernie know if you want to play
FRIDAY 7th June
We are holding a heat of the World Simultaneous pairs
Extra £1 please I will pay the other 50p
No need to book
Host system as usual
For those who played in the incomplete event
My sincere apologies for the breakdown of the machinery
I have posted a provisional result and done the best I can from the handwritten material
Anyone who played will be entitled to a £1 discount next time they play
There will also be prizes for the winners next Saturday and for those closest to 50%
For those that have come first in the passed weeks
on Tuesday afternoon/Thursday morning or Friday morning
please see Sandy/Richard/Tony/Jon/Terry
and claim them
The new pens are now here
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
Please book with Barbara 01245-440891
Or email Barbara email@example.com
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 01245-440891 email firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve your place with no commitment
go to the Norwich page on the menu for more details
This session will be fully masterpointed as of 2nd April, but will still be an Improvers Club.
This session will be fully masterpointed as of 4th April, but will still remain the No Fear Club.
This session will become the Novice session: players will qualify for EBU magazine points.
TABLE MONEY will increase from 1st May
Club sessions: first play £5, second play £4.50, third play £3.50, fourth play £2.50
Supervised play will be £5.50 for the first session, £4.50 for the second and £3 for the third.
We will also be organising some Sunday events later in the year,
including a men's and ladies' pairs.
Anne and Andrew Smith
who finished 3rd in this event
The only players in the 14 pair final who are not members of the county squad
full results are on the Esseex website
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
EBU GREEN POINTED EVENTS
Ranked masters 1st March
National pairs 15th March
Portland pairs 29th March
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
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.
Those that have done a basic course with me are more than welcome for a reresher
STARTS 18th September
First two classes are free after that pay as you play £7.50pp
If you need to know more call Bernie on 07973-925315
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
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).