SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2019
GREEN POINTED RANKED MASTERS
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
GREEN POINTED NATIONAL PAIRS QUALIFIER
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
GREEN POINTED PORTLAND PAIRS
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 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
FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY to MONDAY 25TH
Three nights at the Lansdowne Hotel Dinner Bead and Breakfast
and all your bridge sessions
EMAIL BARBARA firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE BARBARA 01245 440891
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
contact Barbara Thomas to reserve on details above
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 and 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.
Seminars will resume on January 10th
JANUARY 10TH REVERSING
This seminar is for everybody. There are lots of players who say "I don't understand Reversing"
This is where a lot of players mislead their partners. Learn how not to make a mistake in this area.
JANUARY 17TH STRONG NO TRUMP AND 5 CARD MAJORS PART 5
Suitable for those already playing this system. Continuations after the 1♦ opening
JANUARY 24TH ROMAN KEYCARD BLACKWOOD
This is an essential tool for slam bidding. How to ask partner if they have the King or Queen of the trump suit
This seminar is for the more experienced player
Thursday 14th February
Marc Chawner will be running a “Boot Camp”.
The topic will be "Defence".
Booking is essential as we must have tables of four.
Please book in with Bernie or Jon.
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
9th January 2019
The continuation of the competitive auction
Overcalling The opponents open the bidding and we want to bid
Focusing on the 1No Trump overcall
SQuaT The suit quality test Is your suit good enough to overcall
16th January Opening leads
a refresher on making the opening lead now that partner has overcalled
Those who have already done a basic course may have missed bits
This is an opportunity to come back and fill the gaps
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).