Welcome to the Henfield Duplicate Bridge Society web site. The club meets for duplicate bridge every Thursday afternoon at the Henfield Hall, Henfield. Click "information" for a map and details. Visitors are always welcome, even to club competition sessions. Join us for a competitive, friendly game of bridge on Thursday afternoons. We look forward to seeing you.
THE ROWLANDS TROPHY is played over the 13 Thursdays in June, July and August, and is open to all paid-up members. The winner is the member with the highest average % score over their best 5 sessions, having played those 5 sessions with at least 3 different member partners.
The Rowlands Trophy was donated and inaugurated in 1977 by Ron Rowlands and his daughter Rosemary, two of HDBS founder members, so this year is its 42nd competition. It was intended to encourage members to play with members other than their regular partners and among early winners were Pam Kelly, Irene Haws and Margaret Collins.
The Beryl Pitman Charity Event, which was postponed from Thursday, May 3, took place on Thursday, May 17. There were five and a half tables and the amount raised was £113. This money will be sent to St.Peter and St James Hospice, Chailey in memory of Beryl who directed and assisted the running of this club for many years. We thank everybody who came to support the event and who contributed so generously towards that amount.
Our A.G.M.on 8 March was attended by a good gathering of 32 members, hopefully most of whom will be playing regularly to make a field of 7 or 8 tables in place of the 4 or 5 that we have had sometimes recently.
Following Jo's retirement from the chair I have reluctantly taken on the role, a post which I last held in the late 70s/early 80s. I say reluctantly as we hope that someone else will come forward next year. This also applies to the society secretaryship which, in the absence of any offer, Sue has even more reluctantly agreed to carry on for just one more year - our particular thanks are due to her for the work she does and the support she provides.
Hugh is, again reluctantly, continuing his efficient stewardshipof H.D.B.S finances, for which we are very grateful, and we are delighted to welcome new blood as Hazel David has joined the committee. We also welcome other offers of help at our duplicate sessions from non-committee members, and we hope you will continue to assist the director throughout the year,especially with setting up and clearing away at the end of the afternoon.
PETER J BATES
The Committee has decided that there will no longer be free play prize vouchers for winners of a session. This new decision will take effect from 1st June 2018.
This event took place at the West Sussex Bridge Club on Sunday afternoon Feb 11th. Six teams entered. They were West Sussex, Thakeham,Pulborough, Crawley, Henfield and Lewes. Peter Bates was director and our team was Peter and Jo Jewson, Lynne Spooner and Sue Howley, Angela Burgess and Sue Cottrell and Howard Da Vall and David Pickford. After an excellent afternoon's play West Sussex came first with 70 points and Henfield came second with 39 points. So well done the Henfield team.
If You are looking for a partner, then ask Jo. She'll try and match you up. Please phone her on 01273 492251 giving her as much notice as possible.
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