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.
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 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.
Dunstan Hall 4th - 8th Nov.
4 nights Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Bridge.
Not hosted - don't forget to bring your partner!
Experience four-star luxury in the heart of Norwich at the Elizabethan-style Dunston Hall.
Set amidst 150 acres of parkland, Dunston Hall is home to a US PGA-rated golf course, a fantastic spa and pool as well as a health club for guests to enjoy.
Following requests that more beauty sleep is required - no comment from me - the Monday and Thursday Evening Sessions will now run 7-10 pm starting in June
There will be a seminar each month, this month's seminar:
Thursday 24th May @1.30pm - Barleylands
Sharpen up your declarer play and get that all important extra trick.
Techniques during the board and end plays.
Strip and Endplay, Avoidance Plays The Rule of Vacant Places
Loser on Loser Hold Up Plays
Cost: £7.50pp including the booklet
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.
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!
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 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
First Class is holding a heat of the World Sims on Saturday 2nd June.
Start at 2pm. 30-32 boards depending on the movement.
More details to follow
This month's subject will be:
Opening leads are a process of elimination
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th February 2019
Please see the big screen when you are next in, better still come along and compete!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).