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News Archive

This page will show items of continuing or historical interest that drop off the Home Page

Last updated : 8th Feb 2016 11:39 GMT
New Bidding Boxes

Bernie has taken delivery of a bulk order of new Bidding Boxes. They are available for collection by those who have previously reserved them. Cost is £6 per box. 

Last updated : 22nd Jan 2017 10:56 GMT
John Peacock

We are saddened to announce that John Peacock - Chairman of the Mayflower Club, regular at the Monday Club and well known to many viewing this site - passed away on Friday 8th September. Our thoughts are with Carol at this time. See the EBCA Website for details of the funeral arrangements.

Last updated : 29th Sep 2017 20:36 BST
ALERT - Car Park Shut

The main Barleylands car park is shut this Friday night - please park outside the sheds instead. 

Last updated : 18th Mar 2017 19:09 GMT
Miranda Perkins

We are sad to announce the death of Miranda Perkins who was a five-times-a-week player well known in the Brentwood / Billericay area. Miranda died on Sunday 16th July. Her funeral is at the Catholic Church in Ingatestone on Thursday 10th August at 1pm. All bridge players are welcome to the funeral and tea afterwards. Paola her daughter would like to know numbers – please contact her on 07976-845760.

Last updated : 11th Aug 2017 10:14 BST
Weds Afternoon Seminars - June 2017

Bernie is running a 3-session seminar on the topic of Strong NT and 5-card majors. Cost is £20 for all three sessions or £8 per session. The sessions will be on Wednesdays 7th, 21st and 28th June at 13:30 - 16:30. 

NOTE: The refresher day for those who attended the course is this Wednesday 19th July!

Last updated : 20th Jul 2017 13:49 BST
Essex Club Pairs - 4th June 2017

Bernie is looking for four pairs to represent the Club in the Club Pairs at Barleylands on Sunday 4th June, starting at 13:00. Players must not have played for either the Essex A or B teams at any stage in their career. Click on this box for further details. 

Last updated : 7th Jun 2017 13:12 BST
World SIMS - Saturday 3rd June

Bernie is hosting a session for this event. Starts at 18:00. £5 for 30-32 boards. No host system on this occasion.  

Last updated : 5th Jun 2017 18:14 BST
Essex Championship and B Flight Pairs

The events take place this coming Sunday at Barleylands. Club members who have not already entered are encouraged to do so! Both competitions start at 13:00. Entrants to the B Flight Pairs need only play 24 boards, though the top half of the field has the option of playing in the Consolation final. Click this box for further details. 

Last updated : 28th Apr 2017 23:01 BST
EBU Really Easy Afternoon - Friday 14th April 2017

To be held at Barleylands, as part of the EBU's Easter Festival. Open to those with fewer than 5,000 master points and below a J on the NGS. 13:30 start. £8 per player. 

Last updated : 16th Apr 2017 22:08 BST
Seminar - Understanding Reversing

The above seminar will be held at Barleylands on Thursday 30th March at 13:30. It deals with the meaning of call bids in a reversing sequence, including responder's reverses. The cost is £7 pp which includes a free booklet. The new screen will be in use with practice hands to play. 

Last updated : 16th Apr 2017 22:07 BST
Dave Cannan

We regret to anounce that Dave Cannan - a regular at the Club's Thursday Evening and Tuesday Afternoon sessions, and an original member of the Ramsden Bellhouse Club - has died after a brief illness. The funeral was on Wednesday 22nd March at the Bentley Crematorium. Our thoughts are with his wife Jean at this difficult time. 

Last updated : 23rd Mar 2017 23:39 GMT
Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend 2017
Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend 2017

February 2017: Friday 24th to Monday 27th

A weekend of bridge at the absolutely splendid Great Western Lansdowne Hotel.

Advanced and No Fear

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT

Includes:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Bridge Sessions
  • Bridge Seminar

The cost of a three night stay at the hotel for the bridge weekend, commencing on Friday afternoon, will be:

  • Single inland room £245
  • Double inland room £225
  • Single sea view room £260
  • Double sea view room £240

Everybody agreed that last years event was again absolutely splendid and great value. All prices are per person. A deposit of £75 per person is due by 15th November 2016 - please pay Bernie - with the balance to be paid before 15th January 2017.

Vera Tillyer will again be organising this year's event so if you are interested please contact her via email: vjtillyer@icloud.com.

If you wish to book a particular room please let Vera know and she will do her very best to arrange it.

If you only go away for one Bridge weekend this is the one!

Last updated : 9th Sep 2017 14:54 BST
Website Problems - February 2017

Apologies to those of you who have been unable to access the website over the last couple of days, when service has been intermittent. The problem is nothing to do with Bridgewebs, but with the servers that host the domain name.

If www.firstclassbridge.com gives a server error, use www.bridgewebs.com/firstclassbridge instead. This link goes directly to Bridgewebs without going via the Domain Name Server. 

Last updated : 6th Feb 2017 23:57 GMT
Bernie's Eastbourne Weekend 2017

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT

Last updated : 9th Mar 2017 20:39 GMT
Happy New Year

Bernie sends his best wishes for the New Year from himself and his team of helpers to all club regulars & visitors!

Last updated : 5th Feb 2017 13:47 GMT
Planned Christmas Opening 2016
  • Monday 19th to Friday 23rd: open as usual with extra light refreshments
  • Saturday 24th: No Fear club open as usual with drinks afterwards
  • Monday 26th: Closed
  • Tuesday 27th:
Last updated : 2nd Jan 2017 21:55 GMT
Intermediate-Level Seminars

The Autumn Series is now complete. A new series will start in the New Year, pitched at around the same level. More information in due course!

Last updated : 3rd May 2017 13:14 BST
Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend 2017

Bernie's now taking final orders for 2017. We are down to the last two places available on the Billericay mini-bus, the Upminster bus now being fully-booked. 

Click this box for further information!

Last updated : 22nd Jan 2017 10:59 GMT
New Seminars - 4th Suit Forcing

AUTUMN SEMINARS

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS

1.30 – 4.30

£7.50pp including a free booklet on the subject

 

  • 9th November: Fourth Suit Forcing. An Introduction For Those Who Have Some Or No Knowledge Of This Convention. This is the most essential convention in the uncontested auction. You will be able to find the best contract without guessing. You will be able to tell partner that we are going to game.
  • 16th November: Fourth suit forcing for the more experienced
  • 23rd November: The Jacoby 2NT and Splinters
  • 30th November: Roman Key card Blackwood
  • 7th December: The different meanings of 1NT
Last updated : 9th Dec 2016 14:28 GMT
Club Phone

There's a fault with the phone-lines in the Barleylands area, and the Club phone is out of action. Hopefully all will be fixed by noon on Monday. In the interim, Bernie is trying to get it diverted to his mobile (07973-925315) on which he may be contacted. 

Last updated : 9th Dec 2016 14:26 GMT
Children in Need SIMS - November 2016

Bernie will be running SIMS for CiN on:-

  • Friday 11th (evening)
  • Thursday 17th (evening)
Last updated : 18th Nov 2016 18:55 GMT
Basic Course - 2016

Where else would you advise people to learn other than at the patient and knowledgeable hands of Bernie Hunt! Tell all your non-playing family and friends!

This year's course started on Friday 16th September 2016, and the course runs at the same time on Friday mornings at 10.30-12.30.

The first two classes are free. After that, fees are "pay as you go" at £6.50 per class.

Last updated : 9th Dec 2016 14:26 GMT
Fletcher and Cup for Clubs - Sunday 30th October 2016

Overall a disappointing Sunday for the Club. The team in the Fletcher was lying 2nd at half time, but had a disastrous second half. However, congratulations to the team in the Cup for Clubs (Janice Ashby, Terry Stevens and Carolyn & Alan Veats) who ended up positive overall. 

Last updated : 7th Nov 2017 13:05 GMT
ECBA Fletcher Trophy & Cup for Clubs

These Essex County inter-club events are to take place (at Ingatestone, NOT Barleylands) on Sunday 30th October 2016. Those wishing to represent Mid Essex Bridge Club in the Cup for Clubs should contact our recruiting sergeant, Janice Ashby.  

The team for the Fletcher Trophy is Steve Cade-Bowyer, Gary Howchen, Simon Moorman, Peter Oake, Chris Taylor, Sandy Riach, Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt. 

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2016 16:52 GMT
Friendly 4s League

The ECBA has initiated a new "Friendly League" for Teams of Four. The Club has two teams entered - though players do not all need to be members of the same club. Anyone else interested - with or without team members - should let Bernie know. 

Note the Friendly League Teams of Eight, in which the Club also has a team, continues as in previous seasions. 

Last updated : 9th Dec 2016 14:26 GMT
Lost Jacket

A club member has had a navy blue Cerruti jacket taken - presumably accidentally - from the club. Would whoever has it please let Bernie know

Last updated : 25th Oct 2016 22:25 BST
ECBA Really Easy Afternoon

Bernie is hosting the first of a new Essex venture. It is open to players ranked below Master (less than 5000 masterpoints). 

It takes place at Barleylands on Sunday 31st July 2016 starting at 13:00. 

Click on this box for further details. 

Last updated : 2nd Aug 2016 11:19 BST
EBU Flash Sale

The EBU are having a 3 day sale – offers end 12 midday Friday 15th July 2016! The items on sale are:-

  • Superluxe Playing Cards £12 per dozen
  • Bidding Boxes per set of 4 - £21.60 - SAVE 20%
  • Bidding Buddies per set of 4 - £19.94 – SAVE 15%

If anyone wants any of these items, please let Bernie know and he will make a bulk purchase and divide up the cost of the postage.

Last updated : 19th Jul 2016 14:07 BST
NICKO - June 2016

Sadly, the Mid Essex A Team's (Paul Mollison, Steve Cade-Bowyer, Bernie Hunt & Simon Moorman) stunning progress through the NICKO (National Inter Club Knock Out) competition came to an end in Round 6 against TGR's team of internationals. Still, an amazing run through to the last 16!  

Last updated : 6th Sep 2016 18:05 BST
Free Bridge Seminars At Barleylands

The ECBA are running some FREE seminars at Barleylands and have asked Bernie and other club secretaries to nominate some of their club players who may be interested in improving their game.

Grandmaster Marc Chawner presented the first seminar "The Case for the Defence" at 14:00 on Sat Mar 19th to a packed house. Likewise Grandmaster Paul Spencer - "Hand Evaluation" - on April 30th. 

The final free session will again feature Marc Chawner at 14:00 on Sat June 11th. This time the topic will be "Special Pairs Tactics", so best to bring your favourite partner! 

Please contact Bernie if you are not yet signed up and would like to reserve a place.

Free Bridge Seminars At Barleylands
Last updated : 11th Jun 2016 17:43 BST
WBF SIMS - Saturday 4th June

Bernie hosted a heat of the World Bridge Federation's 2016 World Wide Bridge Contest on Saturday 4th June starting at 17:00 (N.B. 5pm!).

Entry is £7.50. There is NO host system on this occasion, so please bring a partner! 30-32 boards will be played.  

Last updated : 19th Jul 2016 14:11 BST
Mid Essex a Top Club!

If you thought your club was a hive of activity you'd be right! The Club is the highest "new entry" - at No. 41 - in the EBU's list of Top Clubs, based on player sessions for the year  1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. Well done to all for making the club such a success - and thanks to Bernie for his energy in developing bridge in Essex. 

Last updated : 18th May 2017 21:01 BST
Really Easy Afternoon - Saturday 28th May 2016

Bernie hosted another Really Easy Afternoon at Barleylands at 14:00 on Saturday 28th May 2016. This is part of the EBU's Spring Bank Holiday Congress and is syndicated with other sessions around the country. The event is intended as an introduction to 'tournament bridge' and is open to less experienced players who are "probably below the rank of Master and lower than a Jack on the NGS". Entry is via the EBU

Last updated : 6th Jun 2016 12:35 BST
NICKO - May 2016

The Mid Essex A Team (Paul Mollison, Steve Cade-Bowyer, Bernie Hunt & Simon Moorman) continued their stunning progress through the NICKO (National Inter Club Knock Out) competition, having defeated Norfolk & Norwich A by 68 imps to 49 in Round 5. They are now through to the last 16.   

Last updated : 24th Jun 2016 13:04 BST
EBU Really Easy Afternoon - Friday 25th March 2016

19 Pairs contested the Session of the Really Easy Afternoon held at Barleylands, with 56 pairs in total competing nationally. Well done to the top three pairs, in particular to Amarjeet & Gurdeep Singh of St. Anne's BC in Chingford who won the national event. The second and third-placed pairs are Mid-Essex Club regulars. 

  1. Amarjeet & Gurdeep Singh (St. Anne's, 1st nationally)
  2. Andrew & Anne Smith (Mid Essex, 4th nationally)
  3. David & Jean Cannan (Mid Essex, 6th nationally)

The local results are here; click on the header for the national results. 

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2016 17:37 GMT
NICKO - March 2016

The Mid Essex A Team (Paul Mollison, Steve Cade-Bowyer, Bernie Hunt & Simon Moorman) continued their progress through the NICKO (National Inter Club Knock Out) competition, having defeated Chelmsford A in Round 4. They are now through to the last 32. In the previous round they defeated one of the seeded teams - Cambridge A - a remarkable coup, as their opponents included several international players.  

Last updated : 15th May 2016 19:35 BST
EBU Portland Pairs - Sun 20th March

Bernie is providing a venue for this EBU Mixed Pairs competition on Sunday 20th March 2016. This is a two-session Green-pointed event open to all mixed pairs and scored nationally across all venues. 12:00 - 19:30-ish with a 30 minute break mid-way. Entry (£58 / pair) is via the EBU. Click on this box for full details. 

Last updated : 24th Mar 2016 11:43 GMT
Wednesday Afternoon Club

Please note that the Wednesday 13:30 session is SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Watch this space if interested. 

Last updated : 22nd Jan 2017 10:56 GMT
Thursday Afternoons - Themed Duplicate

Thursday Afternoons 13:30 to 16:30 (commended 21st January). These themed duplicate sessions are a follow up to the "Improvers Course" seminars held in 2015. The final session of the series is:-

  • Thursday 17th MarchSupporting Partner

Each week a different subject is covered. Commentary sheets are provided after the sessions. Click on the heading for a page giving further details and a full list of sessions. 

Last updated : 19th Mar 2016 00:23 GMT
East Anglian Bridge Weekend

Well done to Sheena Millins & Bernie Hunt who - by a considerable margin - WON the Swiss pairs on Saturday 5th March!

Last updated : 6th Sep 2016 18:07 BST
The Bernie Eastbourne Weekend February 2016

For the Itinerary for the weekend of Friday 26th - Monday 29th February, Click this Link!

Last updated : 19th Jul 2016 14:12 BST
Masters Pairs - Sunday 28th Feb

Members of the Club should note that Bernie is hosting a Session of the National Masters Pairs 11.30am - 6.45pm on Sunday 28th February. The event is open only to players below the rank of Regional Master. 

Click on this box for full details.

Last updated : 29th Feb 2016 21:01 GMT
Click Here for the Itinerary
Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend 2016
Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend 2016

February 2016: Friday 26th to Monday 29th

A weekend of bridge at the absolutely splendid Great Western Lansdowne Hotel.

Advanced and No Fear

Includes:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Bridge Sessions
  • Bridge Seminar

The cost of a three night stay at the hotel for the bridge weekend, commencing on Friday afternoon, will be:

  • Single inland room £235
  • Double inland room £215
  • Single sea view room £250
  • Double sea view room £230

Everybody agreed that last years event was absolutely splendid and great value. All prices are per person. A deposit of £75 per person is due by 15th November 2015 with the balance to be paid before 15th January 2016.

Vera Tillyer will be organising this year's event so if you are interested please contact her via email: vjtillyer@btinternet.com.

If you wish to book a particular room please let Vera know and she will do her very best to arrange it.

If you only go away for one Bridge weekend this is the one!

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Last updated : 13th Sep 2016 20:54 BST
Ray Cornell Trophy - Sun 22 Feb 2016

Congratulations and commiserations to the Mid Essex teams in the ECBA Cornell Trophy. The Team of Eight lost out to Chelmsford on a tie-break, while Mid Essex B came second in the Teams of Four. Teams:-

  • A: Bernie Hunt & Sheena Millins, Val & Paul Mollison
  • B: Peter Oake & Simon Moorman, Gary Howchen & Steve Cade-Bowyer
Last updated : 5th Feb 2017 13:52 GMT
Eva Strauss

We are sorry to announce that Eva Strauss died on the morning of Friday 19th February. Eva had been a member of Bernie's clubs for the last 15 years and had until the end of last November played on Saturdays with her son-in-law Michael Sutherland-Harper. Our condolences to Michael and to Eva's granddaughter, Sophie Harper, who also plays at the Club. 

Last updated : 6th Sep 2016 18:06 BST
Charity Bridge Event - February 2016

See the image below for full details of an up-coming Charity event. Note that the event is already filling up, so prompt entry is advised to avoid disappointment.  

Charity Bridge Event - February 2016
Last updated : 19th Feb 2016 12:17 GMT
Charity Bridge Event - February 2016

Belated congratulations to the winners of the Charity Event held at Barleylands on Sunday 7th February this year! Results are here, with leading positions:-

  1. Grace Smith & George Womersley
  2. Joyce Vidler & Beryl Murphy
  3. Tony & Lyn Gray

Bernie tells me that there's a write-up in the Yellow Advertiser! Unfortuately, I've not been able to track it down on-line. Anyone with better luck, or who has seen the article, might let me know. 

Last updated : 5th Feb 2017 13:51 GMT
Christmas & New Year
Christmas & New Year

Seasons Greetings to All!

Club Opening times:-

  • Wednesday 23rd Normal 
  • Thursday 24th Open for No Fear 10am
  • Friday 25th Closed
  • Saturday 26th Closed
  • Sunday 27th 2.30 pm Really Easy afternoon. Enter with EBU but can take entries on the day
  • Monday 28th Open 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 29th 10.30 Supervised; 1.30pm Club Improvers
  • Wednesday 30th Supervised 10am; Club closed in afternoon
  • Thursday 31st No Fear - Club Open 10am
  • Friday 1st January Club Open 7.30pm
  • Saturday 2nd Club Open 10.30
Last updated : 4th Jan 2016 10:18 GMT
Really Easy Afternoon - Sunday 27th December 2015

Bernie will be hosting a session of the Really Easy Afternoon for the EBU's Year End Congress. The session starts at 14:30 at Barleylands - aim to arrive around 14:00 for drinks and nibbles. To enter, contact Peter Jordan at the EBU by email or on 01296-317203.

Last updated : 28th Dec 2015 00:00 GMT
Improvers Course

The final Seminar (10th December) is Two Suited Overcalls.

Bernie is running a series of 11 weekly classes on Thursday afternoons (13:30-16:30) which commenced 1st October. The classes are aimed at those with some experience with sound basics who are looking to improve. For the full programme Click Here. The cost is £7.50 for the first session reducing by 50p for any of the 3 subsequent sessions to a minimum of £6.00.

The details of the course for 2016 will be announced shortly. 

Last updated : 25th Jan 2016 20:07 GMT
Improvers Course - Barleylands, Oct - Dec 2015

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Starting 1st October

  • A series of 11 subjects aimed at the improving player
    1. 1st October: Getting it right after partners opens 1NT - including Stayman, Transfers and garbage Stayman
    2. 8th October: Double - the most underused card in the box this includes doubling when too strong to overcall
    3. 15th October: Opening Leads - Active or Passive?
    4. 22nd October: Declarer Play in Trumps. When to Draw Trumps and other techniques
    5. 29th October: Overcalls, Simple and Jump - Tricks not Points.
    6. 5th November: Getting to Game - what can we show on way an introduction to the Jacoby 2NT and Splinters, also a look at Fourth Suit Forcing.
    7. 12th November: Declarer Play in No Trumps
    8. 19th November: Supporting partner. - When to support with three cards, When to bid with 5 HCPs. An introduction to the Unassuming Cue Bid
    9. 26th November: Negative Doubles - How to effectively cope with interference
    10. 3rd December: A Defence to the opponents 1NT opening - Modified Cappelletti
    11. 10th December: Two Suited Overcalls - Michaels Cue Bid, The Unusual 2NT and how to show a 6-4 hand when both opponent's have bid
  • The cost will be £7.50 for the first session reducing by 50p for any of the 3 subsequent sessions to a minimum of £6.00.
Last updated : 25th Jan 2016 17:57 GMT
ECBA League Cup Final 2015

It looks like civil war broke out in the final of the Essex League Cup. The Barleylands team (Peter Oake, Robert Elliott, Alan Green & David Clarke) beat Academics (Paul Mollison, Bernie Hunt, Ray Clarke & Gary Howchen) by 99-56 IMPs. But Academics look even more "Barleylands" than Barleylands. Anyway, it just shows the strength of the club, and well done to both teams for getting to the final and to Barleylands for winning. 

Last updated : 5th Feb 2017 13:49 GMT
Essex Mixed Pairs - December 2015

Bernie is hosting and directing the Essex Mixed Pairs competition on Sunday 6th December 2015, starting at 13:00 and ending around 20:30. For those new to County competitions, this is a good point of entry as the partnerships entered by the usual suspects tend not to be as well established as in the other ECBA competitions. So, if you are an established mixed pair you'll have a better chance. 

To enter, follow this link.

Last updated : 7th Dec 2015 10:44 GMT
Coral's Fun Bridge Weekend 2015

Friday 13th - Monday 16th November

A weekend of bridge at the splendid Marlborough Hotel, Felixstowe

  • Cost:
    • £140.00 per person (Friday - Sunday)
    • £195.00 per person (Friday - Monday)
    • Price Includes: Dinner/Bed & Breakfast, welcome reception , Duplicate Bridge Sessions, Fun Quiz and Prizes Galore.
  • Application form Click Here
  • Contact Coral on 07930 804036 or coralfallon@blueyonder.co.uk
Coral's Fun Bridge Weekend 2015
Last updated : 27th Nov 2015 12:16 GMT
ECATS CiN SIMS - November 2015
ECATS CiN SIMS - November 2015

The club hosted SIMS for Children in Need on the usual evening club sessions of:-

  • Friday 6th (£108 raised for CiN!) the "First Friday" Butler-scored event will consequently be on November 13th), and
  • Thursday 12th November (£154 raised for CiN!!): The local winners, Theo Todman and David Tennet, came 4 / 2,106 nationally

Additionally, the following clubs which meet at Barleylands also held SIMS:-

Last updated : 1st Dec 2015 14:55 GMT
Fletcher Trophy - October 2015

Well done to all members of the Mid Essex team who were runners-up in the Fletcher Trophy on Sunday! A special mention to Monica Watters and Gary Howchen who were students at the club and have new risen to the first team.  

Last updated : 29th Mar 2016 00:30 BST
EBU Autumn Congress - October 2015

17 pairs took part in the Session of the Really Easy Afternoon held at Barleylands. The local session was won by mid-Essex regulars Pascaline Mower & Pat Reeves, who have only been playing the game for two years. They came 5/96 nationally, but were pipped by the more experienced mid-Essex pair Alan & Carolyn Veats, who came 4th. Well done to both pairs!

Last updated : 29th Mar 2016 00:30 BST
Really Easy Afternoon - Friday 16th October

As part of the EBU Autumn Congress, Bernie is hosting a session of the Really Easy Afternoon, a duplicate pairs to introduce 'congress bridge' to less experienced players.

Click on this box for full information. 

Last updated : 17th Oct 2015 11:06 BST
Felixstowe Congress - October 2015
Felixstowe Congress - October 2015

Barleylands Sweep the Board

Well, nearly! Well done to club regulars Ann Morgan and John McCoy who won the Felixstowe Pairs Championship Final. A truly stunning result!

Bernie Hunt/Paul Mollison & Val Mollison/Brian Davies won the Swiss Teams. To win the Swiss Teams once (Click to check!) is some achievement to retain your title shows true class.

Robert Elliott and Sandy Riach won the Consolation Final. Very well done!

Val and Paul Mollison stormed to the highest percentage in the Qualifiers.

Click here for further results from the Felixstowe congress.   

Last updated : 29th Feb 2016 21:02 GMT
Important Notice - Weekend 11-13th September

Over the weekend of 11-13th September, Barleylands hosts the Essex Show. Consequently, Saturday Club is cancelled and Friday Evening Club Session Parking is restricted to the area in front of the sheds - main car park is not to be used.

Last updated : 12th Sep 2015 15:40 BST
Herts/Essex Congress - July 2015

Swiss Teams - Val, Bernie, Brian and Paul! In the Green Pointed Swiss Teams with a big field Paul Mollison & Bernie Hunt, Val Mollison & Brian Davies excelled with a splendid 4th and Chris Taylor & David Wing, Albert Kitchin & David Clark came a super 6th!

Last updated : 20th Feb 2016 12:48 GMT
Barleylands Win - Essex Friendly League
Barleylands Win - Essex Friendly League

A storming win for Barleylands; the team recorded 3 wins out of 4 with one narrow defeat beating some very strong teams along the way.

So please take a bow Janice Ashby (C), Rene Bessell, Trevor Elcock, Cath Gilmore, Dave Hope, John McCoy, Martin Neill, Alistair Robertson, Terry Stevens, Brian Vincent and Monica Watters for showing the rest of Essex a clean pair of heels!

Many thanks to Bernie Hunt and Graham Foster for organising, Nicole Cook for setting up the final evening deals and to Theo Todman for presenting the trophy.

Chappeau à tous

Last updated : 13th Jan 2016 10:45 GMT
Essex/Herts Green Pointed Events

Hertford Heath - Pairs 26th September and Teams 27th September. Click this box for the application form with full details.

Last updated : 3rd Oct 2015 23:15 BST