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Bridge as usual

We're back again!  Bridge sessions as usual on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1.30pm.  Also the Rendezvoua Cafe has reopened again.

 

 
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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 September Tuesday Pairs Competition were Linda & Ken Swarbrick with 57.08%, and E/W winners were Ian Faithfull & Vanda Torr with 57.92%.  A bonus award goes to Joan Rivett for playing so well with our host.   Friday winners N/S were Linda Swarbrick and Carol Olivier with 59.09%,  and E/W winners were Carol Aitken & Tony Williams with 58.64%.

Well done to all our winners, particularly to Linda who has done so well on both the Tuesday and Friday ladders with different partners.

Our next Pairs competitions will be held on Friday 27 October and Tuesday 31 October.

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, for three consecutive months have won the Friday ladder, with 59.03%.  Runner up was Linda Swarbrick with 56.15%

And congratulation to Linda & Ken Swarbrick who have won the Tuesday Ladder with 56.50%, closely followed by runner up, Sue Bell with 55.85%. 

Special credit to Linda who has swept the board winning N/S in both the Tuesday and Friday September Pairs Competitions, winning this quarter's Tuesday ladder, plus being runner up in the Friday ladder. 

Well done to all.

Results
13th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
10th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
6th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
3rd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Anders
22nd Sep 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Anders
19th Sep 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Anders
15th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sandy
12th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sandy
Calendar
Tue 17th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 20th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 27th Oct 2017
Pairs Competition
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 31st Oct 2017
Pairs Competition
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 3rd Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 7th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 10th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Click for the latest results
Monthly Pairs Competitions

N/S winners of the September Tuesday Pairs Competition were Linda & Ken Swarbrick with 57.08%, and E/W winners were Ian Faithfull & Vanda Torr with 57.92%.  A bonus award goes to Joan Rivett for playing so well with our host.   Friday winners N/S were Linda Swarbrick and Carol Olivier with 59.09%,  and E/W winners were Carol Aitken & Tony Williams with 58.64%.

Well done to all our winners, particularly to Linda who has done so well on both the Tuesday and Friday ladders with different partners.

Our next Pairs competitions will be held on Friday 27 October and Tuesday 31 October.

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, for three consecutive months have won the Friday ladder, with 59.03%.  Runner up was Linda Swarbrick with 56.15%

And congratulation to Linda & Ken Swarbrick who have won the Tuesday Ladder with 56.50%, closely followed by runner up, Sue Bell with 55.85%. 

Special credit to Linda who has swept the board winning N/S in both the Tuesday and Friday September Pairs Competitions, winning this quarter's Tuesday ladder, plus being runner up in the Friday ladder. 

Well done to all.

Results
13th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
10th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
6th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ros
3rd Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Anders
22nd Sep 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Anders
19th Sep 2017
Pairs Competition
Director: Anders
15th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sandy
12th Sep 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Sandy
Calendar
Tue 17th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 20th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 27th Oct 2017
Pairs Competition
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 31st Oct 2017
Pairs Competition
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 3rd Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30
Tue 7th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Garden Room 13.30
Fri 10th Nov 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Colston Hall 13.30