After almost 20 years of involvement running the GRBC, I retired at the end of June.
Ros, who joined me 7 years ago and has been a tremendous support and a valuable asset to the Club, will continue running the Club - ably assisted by Anders - until such time as the Car Parking at the Memorial Centre issue is resolved. Until such time, Membership Renewals are not being accepted and bridge sessions will continue as normal. Just come along and play. Your support is needed to ensure that the Club continues to function as convivially as ever.
The planned weekend in Worthing will definitely go ahead and be run by both Sandy and Ros. If you haven't already booked to come, why don't you come along and join in the fun.
I’d like to thank you all for your support and for the pleasure you have given to me over the years. I shall remember you all with great affection.
It's the weekend of 16 -18 November and we're going to Worthing. We're staying at the popular Ardington Hotel which is situated adjacent to the seafront in a pretty square and only a short walk across the gardens to the town's shopping centre. Booking forms are available at the Club.
I'm very glad to tell you that the weekend will still go ahead regardless of any changes that will be happening within the club during the next few weeks.
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.
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.
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.
Annual subscriptions renewals are currently suspended so just come along and play paying £5 table money as before.
Each year we give a Briliancy Award to the Pairs on Tuesday and Friday who achieve the single highest percentage at any session during the year.
This year Tuesday winners are Sue Bell & Janet Allan with 70.00%, and Friday winners are Susan Strawson & Janet Beal with 71.43%
Well done to you all.
Congratulations to Carol & Jerry Rudge who have won the last quarter's Friday ladder with 59.61%. Runners up were Pam Angel & Tim Dickson with 55.99%
Also congratulations to Janet Allan who has won the Tuesday Ladder with 57.28% and runners up were Linda & Ken Swarbrick with 56.34%
Well done to all.
We didn’t hold a monthly Pairs Competition at the end of June.
These events will normally be 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.