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Welcome to Huddersfield Bridge Club
Pauline Booth

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Pauline Booth, after a brave battle with cancer. Pauline, and her husband Michael, have been members of the club for 30 years, and Pauline continued to play until a few weeks before her death. She was also an enthusiastic attendee at the Lytham St. Annes bridge breaks. Our thoughts and condolences are with Michael and his family. Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted on the club noticeboard when available.

Play without the Experts

The YCBA is holding a special event

for anyone graded Jack or below on the NGS

This will be held at York Bridge Club on Sunday July 23rd.

Full details can be found by clicking on the heading.

2017 AGM

Please note that this will be held on Thursday June 1st,

commencing at 7pm.

Nominations are required for the officers and four members of the Committee.

Robert Pepper, Andy Quirie and Ian Whitehead retire by rotation and are prepared to stand again.

Vivien Aizlewood will resign at the AGM.

There is a form on the Club notice board for nominations to be recorded.

Saturday Social

 

THE NEXT SATURDAY EVENING OF BRIDGE WILL BE ON

 

17 JUNE 2017

 AT 6.45 P.M. PROMPT

This will follow the usual format, i.e.,

 

PRIZES                                            LIGHT SUPPER

 

AS IT'S A SOCIABLE EVENING,  MASTER POINTS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

 

THE COST WILL BE £5 PER PLAYER

Annual Subscription

Members are reminded that last year's AGM

agreed to raise the annual subsciption to £10

and that this was due on April 1st.

There are a number of overdue renewals - your membership is important to us -

don't miss out!

As last year, there is a log-book available for members

to enter their own names and record payment.

West Yorkshire Success

Congratulations to both Club pairs who competed in Sunday's (April 23)

West Yorkshire Swiss Pairs, held in Bradford.

Stephen Crossland and Patrick Trevanion were outright winners of the event

and Carrie Babington and Lisa Taylor won the Novices section.

Club Championship Pairs

18 pairs competed for the Club Championship and the Pat Townend Trophy

on Sunday, April 2nd.

Thanks to Clive Barnett for running the two sessions event so smoothly.

Congratulations are due to Pearl and Denis Murphy, who triumphed as Club Champions,

and also to Pam Cooper and Margaret Fleetwood, who carried off the Pat Townend Trophy in a very competitive field.

Success in Scotland

The club's chairwoman, Pearl Murphy, together with Val Gibson from Darlington has won the Scottish Ladies Pairs Championship, held on March 25th in the Highlands town of Newtonmore.

Wednesday afternoon bridge

Please note that there will be no Wednesday afternoon bridge until 6th September 2017.

Outcome of the League Season

Correction

The A Team topped Division 2 and will play in the First Division next Season

The D Team topped Division 9 and will play in Division 8 next Season

The C Team finished safely in their division, and will play in Divisions 8 next season

Sadly, the B team have been relegated to division 4.

Also the E team are relegated to Division 10.

This was extremely unlucky, since they finished with the same VP score as York E, but lost the Head -to- Head match by 9-11, and are therefore ranked lower

TD Training Courses

The Club is hosting a series of four, one-day TD Training courses, run by the EBU,

as shown

Day Date Title £
Saturday April 29 Essentials 45
Saturday May 13 Book Rulings 45
Saturday June 24 Judgement Rulings 45
Saturday July 1 Assessment 54

If you have any comments or questions,

please contact Alan Aizlewood

01484 682076 or alan@aizlewood.com

 

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

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

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.

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
29th May 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Pam Hall
29th May 2017
Monday Evening
Director: PHT
26th May 2017
Friday teams
25th May 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: DF
25th May 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: LT
24th May 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: Gillian Emerson
23rd May 2017
Tuesday Evening
Director: IW
22nd May 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Ian K Whitehead
22nd May 2017
Monday Evening
Director: Stuart Barrett
Calendar
29th May 2017
Afternoon
13:15
29th May 2017
Aggregate
19:00
30th May 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
31st May 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
  (Partner?)
1st Jun 2017
Club AGM
2nd Jun 2017
YCBA Congress (3 days)
Harrogate
2nd Jun 2017
YCBA Improvers Pairs & Improvers Teams (2 days)
As YCBA Congress
2nd Jun 2017
YCBA AGM & Members' Forum
As YCBA Congress
2nd Jun 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
Results
29th May 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Pam Hall
29th May 2017
Monday Evening
Director: PHT
26th May 2017
Friday teams
25th May 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: DF
25th May 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: LT
24th May 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: Gillian Emerson
23rd May 2017
Tuesday Evening
Director: IW
22nd May 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Ian K Whitehead
22nd May 2017
Monday Evening
Director: Stuart Barrett
Calendar
29th May 2017
Afternoon
13:15
29th May 2017
Aggregate
19:00
30th May 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
31st May 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
  (Partner?)
1st Jun 2017
Club AGM
2nd Jun 2017
YCBA Congress (3 days)
Harrogate
2nd Jun 2017
YCBA Improvers Pairs & Improvers Teams (2 days)
As YCBA Congress
2nd Jun 2017
YCBA AGM & Members' Forum
As YCBA Congress
2nd Jun 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00