Please note that the Club Championship Pairs, which incorporates the Andrew Trevanion Memorial Silver Plate and Pat Townend Trophy will now be played on Sunday14th April 2019.
If the weather becomes wintry, the decision to run or cancel a session or lesson will rest with the director or teacher of that session/lesson, usually after consultation with Denis or Pearl Murphy. The status of sessions affected will be updated on the website as promptly as possible, but if you need any further information at the time please contact Denis on 07802 804408 or Pearl on 07850 169660.
There will be no Bridge on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the evening session of New Year's Eve. All other duplicate sessions, including the afternoon of New Year's Eve and the evening of New Year's Day, will run as normal.
There will be a Gentle Bridge session on Thursday 20th December and then nothing scheduled until further notice.
Tuesday evening improvers lessons finish on 11th December and restart on 8th January 2019.
Wednesday morning beginners lessons finish on 19th December and restart on 9th January 2019.
Wednesday evening beginners lessons finish on 12th December and restart on 9th January 2019.
Please note that December 20 will be a Christmas celebration morning
and will take the form of a ‘sharing buffet’ at the end of play.
We may have to play slightly less boards. All are welcome.
Also, there will be play on Thursday morning the 27th December.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Congratulations to the team of Alan Aizlewood, Colin Stephenson, Viven Aizlewood and Elizabeth Jobes. who were clear winners of the Wimpenny Trophy
This event is played over the Winter months on four different Mondays. Although these are normal Monday aggregate evenings, and count towards the Monday ladder competition, to win the trophy you count the three best results from the four rounds, playing with a different partner each time. The next round is on January 21st and the final round is on February 25th.
Following the successful mentoring scheme over the past 2 years, the club is instigating a Bridge Development Scheme. The purpose is to provide a friendly and supportive environment for people to develop their skills and confidence at all levels within the club. The programme will run on the second Thursday of each month from October to April. Ideally, club members will enroll as partnerships, but there may be scope to deal with individuals too. For further information click the title of this new item or see the notices at the club.
From the beginning of May, every Friday will be a teams duplicate, instead of the previous twice a month. In addition to the normal sign-up page on the club noticeboard we will be instigating a system whereby people can seek partners or pairs can seek team mates, for the purpose of putting teams together. At present we are making these changes for a trial period. We will inform members of progress on this news page.
The EBU has completed its decennial review of the laws
and issued a poster that can be accessed by clicking on the header.
The Club TDs are in the process of familiarising themselves
with the new rule book
but please make allowance for a 'bedding in' period.
However, the laws have been simplified where possible.
A new Health & Safety policy document has been produced, thanks to Vivien Aizlewood.
Please click on the heading to open the document.
Any comments should be passed on to a committee member.
The Committee, in consultation with the Tournament Directors, have agreed that evening sessions will continue to start promptly at 19.00 and, as far as possible, will end by 22.30. Based on the number of pairs, the TDs will choose a movement to allow this 22.30 finish and will manage the movement accordingly, including reducing the length of the break if need be.
The TD may also remove a board if a table has fallen behind. Persistently slow pairs will be warned in the first instance and may then be subject to a procedural penalty.
To help the TD to achieve this, pairs are asked to be at the table and ready to play by 18.55 at the latest. All pairs are expected to stay until the end of the session (unless sitting out the last round)
Any queries or comments please speak to a member of the Committee
A Maintenance Book has been placed on the Noticeboard in the hallway of number 4. When any work on the Bridge Club property is required please make a note of the job in the book and add your name so the Maintenance Group can come back to you with any queries.
There is an email form on the Contact Us section under Information but the club can also be contacted directly by emailing email@example.com (note that this email address is not monitored constantly)
Alternatively, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com