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Welcome to Huddersfield Bridge Club
Elizabeth Calvert

We are sad to report that Elizabeth Calvert died on Sunday, February 19th after a long battle with cancer. Elizabeth was a member of Huddersfield Bridge Club for many years and was, along with Derek, the mainstay of the club’s bridge teaching. Her influence on beginners and improvers, both in teaching and running the Thursday morning duplicate sessions, will last for many years to come. Our thoughts and condolences go to Derek and his family. Elizabeth will be missed greatly.

Vickerman Trophy

Apologies that, because of lack of publicity, this has now been moved to

Tuesday, February 28th,

replacing the usual club night.

There is now a list on the notice board for teams to register.

This Friday (Feb 24) is also a Teams night

- an opportunity for teams to practise!

Please note change to 2017-18 League FIRST date ( from 15th to 29th October)

League Dates 2017-18

This is advance notice of the League match dates for next Season:

29 October 2017 Please note that this has been changed

12 November 2017

03 December 2017

07 January 2018

28 January 2018

11 February 2018

04 March 2018

These will be in the Club calendar in due course, but you might like to put them in your diary in good time.

Patrick

Jean Lane (Jean West) who was a member of the Club until about 10 years ago has died.

The Funeral is at St. Bartholomews Church Meltham at 12.30 on Wednesday 15th February .

Friday Morning Lessons

I will be re-starting bridge lessons on Friday mornings from February 10th onwards. As before, these will start at 10:00 and finish at approximately 12:15. The lessons are aimed at club members who have been playing for some years and who want to take a further step in their bridge development. For the foreseeable future, all the lessons will be centred on declarer play. However, it is a good opportunity to discuss any interesting deals which have arisen in the previous week. So there will often be a workshop/discussion element to the lessons.

If there are any particular topics that you want me to deal with, let me know. If you need further information you can call me on 07802 804408 or email me at denis.murphy101@gmail.com 

Denis Murphy

Thursday Evening Bridge

The new format for Thursday evenings is now in place, with partnership agreements being restricted to the Level 2 natural English systems.

There is a ‘Thursday file’ at the club which contains the following documents:

 

 

Each document can be accessed by clicking on the link next to it.

 

13th January 2017

Wednesday Afternoon Bridge 2017

Wednesday Afternoon Bridge is now part of the calendar,

starting with an encouraging 9 pairs on Jan 11.

Please note that you can come along without a partner.

If you need any further information, contact Denis Murphy on 07802 804408 or by email to denis.murphy101@gmail.com 

Wimpenny Trophy 2016

This was completed on Wednesday Oct 12th

With 10 teams competing

the top five teams qualify for the Yorkshire Cup

to be held in Leeds on April 9th 2017.

Entry information has been emailed directly to the winners

Trophy !

Three Pairs from Huddersfield took part in the Great Northern Swiss Pairs in Leeds last year , and came home with a Trophy!

But it's not quite what you think! (our pairs' performance was, shall we say, "moderate"!)

The Trophy is the original YCBA Waddington Shield dated 1936!

The Waddington Shield is the YCBA Premier Knock-out Teams of four competition.

It was only presented once and in that year, we believe to team from Dewsbury, and some of our older members may recognise some of the names.

It then disappeared to be be replaced eventually by the present trophy.

It was found in an attic, and was passed on to Graham Jepson, who has passsed it on to Huddersfield Bridge Club for safe keeping ( Dewsbury Bridge Club having closed, and some of that 1936 team must have played also at Huddersfield)

Once it has been cleaned up, it will be put on display in the bar area.

A great piece of HBC memorabilia.

Joe Kowalski

The funeral of Joe Kowalski was held on Wednesday, Oct 19.

It was sad to see his rapid decline in recent months at the club, but still remarkable that he was performing well at Bridge up until a few weeks before his death at the age of 96.

Les Brown has written an obituary, which can be accessed by clicking on the heading.

For the social media savvy amongst you ...

... find us on Facebook by searching for Huddersfield Bridge Club.

Changing Heating etc. at the Club

Can members please refrain from altering the settings on the boiler, radiators etc.

At some point in the past someone altered the boiler resulting in an internal water leak.

Apart from the hassle of having to deal with the aftermath of the leak we have a water bill approximately £700 higher than usual!


If you are unhappy with the heating levels when you are playing please speak to the Tournament Director and don’t just take the matter into your own hands.

Lessons for 2016-7

The lesson schedule for 2016-7 is as follows:

Level                     Timing                                 

Beginners              Thursday evenings         

Improvers              Wednesday mornings   

Improvers +           Monday evenings           

All lessons began last September. Here is a short description of each level:

Beginners – we start with MiniBridge, which gets you playing cards almost immediately, and progress onto bidding after a few weeks. The course is based on the EBU red book Beginning Bridge.

Improvers – for those who know the materials covered in the red book. This course follows the EBU green book Continuing Bridge.

Improvers + - for those who have finished the first two years – both the red and green books – and want to consolidate their learning.

To enquire further, please contact Denis Murphy on denis.murphy101@gmail.com or 07802 804408.

Pairs Championshp & Pat Townend Trophy

The Club Pairs Championship was duly completed on Sunday, April 3rd with 21 pairs competing on an all-plays-all basis over two sessions.

The results for each session are available on this website, together with the combined result, which shows that a consistent second place in both sessions was enough to make Pearl & Denis Murphy the Club Pairs champions, so congratulations on this latest success.

As advertised, the event was a double-header with the Pat Towned Trophy awarded to the highest placed pair having less than 10,000 Master Points.

Congratulations, therefore, to Susan Clegg & Neville Wimpenny, who came 9th out of the 21 pairs.

Unauthorised Information

Please click on the heading to open this file, written by Denis Murphy

Health & Safety Policy

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.

Start and Finish Times

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

Book Sales

As you will be aware we have been selling second hand books to help raise some funds for the club. This has been quite successful and we are keen for it to continue.

So if you have any books you’d like to contribute please bring them in and add them to the collection.  And feel free to browse through the ones that are already there to see if there are any you would like to buy

Club Smoking Policy

The club has a strict No Smoking policy within the premises.

An area is available outside the front door for smokers. Please can all smokers ensure that they use the receptacle provided there.

e-cigarettes can be smoked within the club premises, but not at the bridge table

 

Agreed by the Committee, 21st October 2015

Maintenance Book

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.

Email contact

There is an email form on the Contact Us section under Information but the club can also be contacted directly by emailing huddsbc@gmail.com

Alternatively, please feel free to contact repepper.rep@gmail.com

 

Results
24th Feb 2017
5 Teams REP
23rd Feb 2017
Thursday Mornig
23rd Feb 2017
Thursday DPM
22nd Feb 2017
Weds afternoon
22nd Feb 2017
11 table pairs Wed GE
21st Feb 2017
Tues Pairs 21 Feb GE
20th Feb 2017
Monday Afternoon
20th Feb 2017
6 Tables S&R REP
17th Feb 2017
7 Pairs Howell REP
Calendar
24th Feb 2017
Teams
19:00
25th Feb 2017
EBU Ranked Masters (Sat/Sun)
Birmingham
27th Feb 2017
Afternoon
13:15
27th Feb 2017
Aggregate
19:00
28th Feb 2017
Vickerman Trophy
19:00
1st Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
  (Partner?)
1st Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
2nd Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
2nd Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
Results
24th Feb 2017
5 Teams REP
23rd Feb 2017
Thursday Mornig
23rd Feb 2017
Thursday DPM
22nd Feb 2017
Weds afternoon
22nd Feb 2017
11 table pairs Wed GE
21st Feb 2017
Tues Pairs 21 Feb GE
20th Feb 2017
Monday Afternoon
20th Feb 2017
6 Tables S&R REP
17th Feb 2017
7 Pairs Howell REP
Calendar
24th Feb 2017
Teams
19:00
25th Feb 2017
EBU Ranked Masters (Sat/Sun)
Birmingham
27th Feb 2017
Afternoon
13:15
27th Feb 2017
Aggregate
19:00
28th Feb 2017
Vickerman Trophy
19:00
1st Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
  (Partner?)
1st Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
2nd Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
2nd Mar 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00