SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2019
Reduced price this year £12.50 48 boards approx
This event is for all those who have not yet reached the rank of REGIONAL MASTER
SUNDAY 10TH MARCH 2019
NATIONAL PAIRS QULIFIER
This event is open to all The top 50 nationally pairs will go through to the final
Ranked masters 1st March
National pairs 15th March
Portland pairs 29th March
This event is played at approximately 10 venues nationally
SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019
the National Mixed Pairs championship played at 10 venues accross the country
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.
From 20th September there will be a seminar on most Thursdays throughout the Autumn and Spring
The subjects will be wide ranging. Some will be for less experienced players some subjects will be aimed at more experienced players
A lot of the subjects will be for everyone £8pp which includes the booklet on the subjecT
Strong Opening Bids
We all play Weak 2's now so how do we show a strong 2 opening bid.
Learn "Kokish" a great way to show a big balanced hand with anywhere
between 23 and 34 HCPs letting your partner know exactly what you have.
This includes Stage 1 of the Multicoloured 2♦
How to make sure you are in the correct game/slam contract
FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY to MONDAY 25TH
Three nights at the Lansdowne Hotel Dinner Bead and Breakfast
and all your bridge sessions
Double/Twin Inland £200pp
Double/Twin Sea View £225pp
Single Inland £250
Single Sea View £275
£75 deposits now being taken
SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER to THURSDAY 7TH
Four nights at Dunston Hall Hotel Dinner Bed and Breakfast
Twin/Doiuble rooms £300pp Single £360pp
Provisional bookings now being taken
Children In Need simultaneous pairs
A total of £229 was raised and sent to Children in need
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 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 and Jon
Wednesday 10.30 Ann and June
Friday Afternoon 1.30 Terry and Brian
Declarer Play with Trumps
Learn when to draw trumps and when not to.
Those who have already done a basic course may have missed bits
This is an opportunity to come back and fill the gaps
Declarer play in No Trumps
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th February 2019
please tell Bernie if you are going
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).