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Summer Closure

Please note that there will be no bridge from Monday, 24 July for two weeks because the Memorial Centre hosts the annual Summer School.  The Centre reopens on Monday, 7 August. 

The Rendezvous Cafe is now closed for its summer break and reopens in the autumn on Monday, 2 October.

Our bridge sessions restart on Tuesday 8 August and Friday 11 August.

 
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Charity Event

Our Charity Event this year was held on Friday 7 June.   We asked members to make donations for cakes to enjoy during the tea break, and after the bridge session which, together with donations from members who weren't able to be present on the day, and from Ros, Sandy & Chris, raised the amazing sum of £640.  Very many thanks for all your support.

Our chosen charity this year is the Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Hospice Service based at Maidenhead.

The Jean Patefield Trophy was won by Janet Allan & Julian Bloch with an outstanding score 75.46%   Runners up were Judy Galvin & Anne Todd.

 

 

Table Money & Subscriptions

As from 1st January 2017 table money was increased to £5 per person (£6 for a non-member) at both Tuesday and Friday sessions. 

Annual subscriptions of £5 become due 1 July.  Renewal forms can be obtained from the club.

Have we made a mistake?

Queries and appeals about possible errors should be made to the director responsible for the session by 5.00pm on Monday for Friday sessions and by 5.00pm on Thursday for Tuesday sessions.

Bridge Verse

 Frustrated bridge players have often resorted to verse - or worse - to relieve their feelings. "Goodbye to bridge" describes how we all feel on occasions. We all know how to bid and play - but stray from the path of righteousness all too often: "My way" warns partner of our frailties. "Slow play" is a director's lament - though Ros and Sandy have never gone as far as the director in the verse.

To read these well known offerings go to the "Bridge Verse" page via the menu

If anyone has any other interesting pieces of bridge verse, please do let us have them.

Berks & Bucks Events 2017
 

We meet on Tuesday afternoons in the Garden Room, and Friday afternoons in the Colston Hall at Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre from 1.30pm until about 4.30pm.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and accessible club and visitors are most welcome. We operate a host system so you can be sure of a game if you come without a partner.  (This facility is available for a limited number of sessions in any one year and cannot be used on a regular weekly basis.)

Table money is £5 (£6 for non-members) including tea and biscuits.

We play computer generated hands and hand records are available to take away.

Club Weekend 2017 - Winchester

Our next Club weekend away will be 27 - 29 October this year and we're going to the historic city of Winchester with its medieval cathedral - staying in the Royal Hotel right in the heart of the city adjacent to the wonderful shopping centre and many fascinating historical areas. 

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Monthly Pairs Competitions

N/S winners of the June Tuesday Pairs Competition were Rashmi Shah & Anne Batchelor with 57.74% and E/W winners were Barbara Steadman & Carolyn Dolling with 63.27%.  Friday winners N/S were Ann Marchetti & Jane Hockenhull with 61.87%,  and E/W winners were Norman Hampel & Brian Greathead with 64.65%.

Well done to all our winners.

Our next Pairs competitions will be held on Friday 25 August and Tuesday 29 August after the break for Summer School.

These events will normally held on the last Tuesday and Friday of each month.  All winning players will be members of the club and will achieve the highest percentage, playing N/S and E/W, on those days. 

Ladder Awards

Congratulations to Jerry & Carol Rudge who, once again, have won the Friday ladder with 60.27%.  Runner up was Norman Hampel with 58.47%

And congratulation to Tim Dickson who, also once again, has won the Tuesday Ladder with 57.34%, very closely followed by runners up, Linda & Ken Swarbrick with 57.23%.  Well done.

Results
21st Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
18th Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
14th Jul 2017
Director: Sandy
11th Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sandy
7th Jul 2017
Jean Patefield Trophy & Charity Event
Director: Ros/Sandy
4th Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
30th Jun 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Sandy
27th Jun 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Anders
Calendar
Tue 25th Jul 2017
CLOSED
Fri 28th Jul 2017
CLOSED
Tue 1st Aug 2017
CLOSED
Fri 4th Aug 2017
CLOSED
Tue 8th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 11th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 15th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 18th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Click for the latest results
Monthly Pairs Competitions

N/S winners of the June Tuesday Pairs Competition were Rashmi Shah & Anne Batchelor with 57.74% and E/W winners were Barbara Steadman & Carolyn Dolling with 63.27%.  Friday winners N/S were Ann Marchetti & Jane Hockenhull with 61.87%,  and E/W winners were Norman Hampel & Brian Greathead with 64.65%.

Well done to all our winners.

Our next Pairs competitions will be held on Friday 25 August and Tuesday 29 August after the break for Summer School.

These events will normally held on the last Tuesday and Friday of each month.  All winning players will be members of the club and will achieve the highest percentage, playing N/S and E/W, on those days. 

Ladder Awards

Congratulations to Jerry & Carol Rudge who, once again, have won the Friday ladder with 60.27%.  Runner up was Norman Hampel with 58.47%

And congratulation to Tim Dickson who, also once again, has won the Tuesday Ladder with 57.34%, very closely followed by runners up, Linda & Ken Swarbrick with 57.23%.  Well done.

Results
21st Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
18th Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
14th Jul 2017
Director: Sandy
11th Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sandy
7th Jul 2017
Jean Patefield Trophy & Charity Event
Director: Ros/Sandy
4th Jul 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
30th Jun 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Sandy
27th Jun 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Anders
Calendar
Tue 25th Jul 2017
CLOSED
Fri 28th Jul 2017
CLOSED
Tue 1st Aug 2017
CLOSED
Fri 4th Aug 2017
CLOSED
Tue 8th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 11th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 15th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 18th Aug 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30