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2019 EBU events at Barleylands

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

2020 dates     

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

Welcome to First Class Bridge Academy
MONDAY EVENING. TEAMS

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 

2019 Bridge Holidays

EASTBOURNE WEEKEND

FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY to MONDAY 25TH

Three nights at the Lansdowne Hotel Dinner Bead and Breakfast

and all your bridge sessions

EMAIL BARBARA  barbara@bthomas3.plus.com

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 

NORWICH MIDWEEK

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

THURSDAY SEMINARS

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.

 

First Class Bridge Academy and Club

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.

First Class Bridge Academy and Club
Club Sessions

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

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

2018-19 BASIC COURSE

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS

EXPECTED SUBJECTS 

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

 

 

Really Easy Club

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

Events at Barleylands

We are holding numerous County and National events at the club this year

Please see the big screen when you are next in, better still come along and compete!

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 firstclassbridge@btconnect.com).   

Results
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Monday Teams
Scorer: Bernie Hunt
Saturday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Calendar
16th Jan 2019
Basic Course
Barleylands 13:30
17th Jan 2019
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - No Fear
Barleylands 10:00
17th Jan 2019
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 19:00