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Welcome to Goring & Streatley Bridge Club
Open Evening - Monday May 8th

As part of our programme of events to celebrate our 50th anniversary year, we are holding an Open Evening on Monday 8th May to which we invite all bridge players.

The Open Evening is designed to introduce ourselves to a wide variety of people – for members of other bridge clubs who would like to ‘try out’ our club; for people who have played social bridge for some time and would now like to try playing at a club; and of course for all our members who play on all other weeks in the year!

While pairs are welcome, you don’t need to have a partner – members of our club will be there ready to be partners for those who arrive on their own. You also don’t need to worry about making mistakes.  This evening is especially for newcomers who want to learn about playing friendly competitive bridge.

Please arrive at Goring Village Hall (main hall) between 7pm and 7.15pm so that play can start at 7.25pm promptly.  We usually play 24 hands of duplicate bridge an evening and aim to finish soon around 10.30pm.

You will be assured of a friendly welcome and an interesting and stimulating evening.

If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Parkinson on 01491-872020 or parkinsonfamily1@btinternet.com

 

Awards at the AGM
Awards at the AGM

At our recent AGM, prizes were awarded for achievements in the 2016-2017 session. Of particular note was the Golden Anniversary Cup awarded for the first time this year to the pair that had the best record over the season with a qualifying limit of 25 evenings. The winners were David Gardner and Graham Wasdall. Here they are receiving the cup from Chairman Michael Drew.

 

Other winners were   

Teams of 4    Gerry Parker, Giles Phillips, Michael Drew, Jack Calder

Individual Competition  Alun Hughes

Tozer Trophy   Michael Drew, Jack Calder

Pairs   Peter Lee, Jim Kerevan

Presidents Shield     Jenny McLeman

 

The minutes of the AGM are now available under the information menu

 

50th anniversary events

Dates for the Diary

Monday May 8th  - Open Evening in the Village Hall

Monday June 12th - Summer Party at Goring Sailing Club

Monday August 21st - Celebration Dinner/Bridge at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club

team matches in the Chiltern Bridge League

The team of 8 completed their schedule with 4 wins and 2 losses and finished 3rd..

The team of 4 won 3, lost 2 and drew 1 and are likely to also finish 3rd in the league.

 

 

Andrew Robson evening
Andrew Robson evening

Andrew watching as participants try one of his practice hands.

 

Goring and Streatley Bridge Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Many events are being planned to celebrate this achievement and the first of these was held in on Monday 23rd January with a lecture demonstration from Andrew Robson. As well as being an outstanding professional bridge player, Andrew is the bridge columnist for The Times and an excellent teacher. Andrew discussed topics including Suit Establishment in Trump Contacts and the Take-Out Double and provided appropriate hands for players to try. The event at the village hall was very informative and enjoyed by 84 attendees from the bridge club members and guests. Andrew will be back next year by popular demand for another session.

About Our Club
About Our Club

Goring & Streatley Bridge Club is a small and friendly club that meets once a week to play competitive (ie duplicate) bridge. We normally have about 12 tables each time we meet and play in Goring Village Hall on most Mondays in the year. We start playing at 7.30pm and aim to finish by 10.30pm, having played 24 hands. Our players mostly come from the twin villages of Goring and Streatley, and from the neighbouring towns and villages such as Pangbourne, Upper Basildon, Whitchurch and Wallingford.

We welcome visitors at any time of the year, and, in summer, we are particularly pleased to see bridge players who are enjoying a boating holiday on the River Thames. Goring Village Hall is situated 100 yards from the River Thames that separates the villages of Goring and Streatley in the picturesque Goring Gap (see picture above). If you do intend to pay us a visit please let the club secretary know beforehand. The club secretary's telephone number is published on the 'Committee' page on this website.

 

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION

The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. EBU Masterpoints are awarded at most Club evenings and will be credited directly.

The Club participates in EBU/BGB Simultaneous Pairs events in July, September and January.

The Club is also a member of the Berks & Bucks Contract Bridge Association. Details of County Events are posted on the Club noticeboard.

Results
24th Apr 2017
Duplicate - Tozer Trophy
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: MIchael Drew
17th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
10th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Director: Rafi Razzak
Scorer: Martin Neal
3rd Apr 2017
SIM Pairs
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Michael Drew
27th Mar 2017
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
20th Mar 2017
AGM
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Graham Wasdell
Calendar
1st May 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
8th May 2017
Open Evening
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Martin Neal
15th May 2017
Individual Competition
Belleme Room 7.30pm
Director: Rafi Razzak
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
22nd May 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Michael Drew
29th May 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Martin Neal
5th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Michael Drew
Results
24th Apr 2017
Duplicate - Tozer Trophy
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: MIchael Drew
17th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
10th Apr 2017
Duplicate
Director: Rafi Razzak
Scorer: Martin Neal
3rd Apr 2017
SIM Pairs
Director: Keith Hawkins
Scorer: Michael Drew
27th Mar 2017
Duplicate
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Martin Neal
20th Mar 2017
AGM
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Graham Wasdell
Calendar
1st May 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Jim Kerevan
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
8th May 2017
Open Evening
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Martin Neal
15th May 2017
Individual Competition
Belleme Room 7.30pm
Director: Rafi Razzak
Scorer: Graham Wasdall
22nd May 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Diana Marriott
Scorer: Michael Drew
29th May 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: Alun Hughes
Scorer: Martin Neal
5th Jun 2017
Duplicate
Goring Village Hall 7.30pm
Director: David Gardner
Scorer: Michael Drew