We are very pleased to announce that two more directors are joining the Garden Room Bridge Club team.
Larry Doyle and Jim Downie who have experience in directing and teaching bridge will shortly be joining Ros and Anders.
Membership Subscriptions will become due on 1st October - forms are available here on our website and at the Club.
We look forward to your continued support.
Bridge sessions recommence on Tuesday 2 October in the Garden Room following the Jumble Sale closure. Back to normal until Christmastime.
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 or email Ros at email@example.com for further information.
I'm very glad to tell you that the weekend will definitely be going ahead and will be hosted by Ros and Sandy.
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.
Car Parking charges come into force from the 14th January. As a member of the GXCA you get 5 hours free parking. You can join now for £6.50 . This will take you through till 1st April. You have to enter your car registration number on the membership form. You are allowed to register 2 cars.
As a guest the charges will be:
0-90 minutes free
0-3 hours £1
4 hours £2
5 hours £3
6 hours £7
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 of £5 per annum are recommencing and become due as from 1 October 2018. Forms are available from the Club or by clicking HERE.
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.
The qualifying period for the next Brilliancy Awards will be from the beginning of October 2018 until the end of September 2019.
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.
The next Ladder Awards period will run from the beginning of October to December 2018 when we close for Christmas.