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Welcome to Huddersfield Bridge Club
Christmas and New Year

Please note that the club will be CLOSED on

 

Monday 25th December

Tuesday 26th December

Monday 1st January 2018

Saturday Bridge

The last Saturday evening  Bridge this year will be

Saturday December 9th

and will be extra special.

Starting at 6:45, the evening will include

Fish & Chip Supper

Xmas Cake

Glass of Wine

Mince Pies & Cheese

Committee vacancies

Following the recent resignation of Robert Pepper and Peter Skuse we now have 2 vacancies on the committee.

 

The club can only continue to thrive if we have enough people helping out and being prepared to support the committee. We only meet every couple of months for about 90 minutes so it’s not too onerous in terms of a time commitment.

 

So, if you would like to have an influence on our how our club runs, then please get in touch with me or one of the other remaining committee members

 

Pearl Murphy, Chairperson

 

Tel : 07790 616556

Email : pearlmurphy104@gmail.com

League dates corrections

A few incorrect dates were being shown on the League results page. These have now been corrected. Of course players will have recognised these errors, since matches are ALWAYS to be played on SUNDAYS

Wednesday afternoon bridge

Sessions have now begun for the winter, starting at 13:15. You can come without a partner.

Charitable Status

Over the last two years the Committee have been considering whether to propose that Huddersfield Bridge Club apply for Charitable Status. After various discussions, and some detailed research, a paper was produced which described what this might mean for our club.

At the recent Committee meeting Mr Peter Skuse proposed that the Committee recommend to the members, via an EGM, that the Club proceed with this. This would give the members an opportunity to understand and review the proposal, express their views, and vote on the matter.

After a short discussion the Committee voted on whether to take this recommendation to the members; four members (including the Chairperson) voted in favour, and six voted against.

Those who voted in favour argued that Charitable Status would bring financial benefits, and in particular allow us to apply for grants from sources otherwise not available to us, would demonstrate our commitment to the local community and community values and was in keeping with our stated aspiration to be seen as one of the leading bridge clubs in Yorkshire.

Those who voted against were not convinced that any financial benefits would materialise, were concerned with the liability of trustees, and felt we should focus on our existing members rather than the wider community. They all felt that a move to Charitable Status would not make much difference to the club, that it would be onerous to change and therefore preferred the status quo.

Following the vote is was agreed that the matter now be considered closed

If any members are interested in understanding further the benefits and issues associated with a move to Charitable Status a copy of the original document, and Peter Skuse’s paper, can be obtained from the Club Secretary, Sue Measures.

Other useful information can be found at

http://www.ebu.co.uk/club-charitable-status

And if you attend Halifax Bridge Club or know someone there you can talk to them as they have already gone through the process

New Laws 2017

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.

National Success

Heather Hobson and Roy Garthwaite brought more success to the Club recently with a convincing win in the Summer Seniors Swiss Pairs event at Eastbourne on July 8th.

As something of a warm-up to this, they had earlier topped the YCBA John Gerrard Sim Pairs event in June and donated their prize money to the Macular Society.

Well done all round to Heather and Roy!

Free Game Vouchers

Following comments from some members, detailed analysis and research, and a discussion at the AGM, the practice of awarding free game vouchers to the winners of the regular duplicate sessions has ended with immediate effect. The last session for which vouchers will be awarded was Wednesday 31st May 2017. Existing vouchers will be honoured for a year from their issue date.

 

In future, session prize money will be awarded based on master points gained – 3p per master point gained. The money will be paid in one payment, at the AGM.

 

From the analysis we have done so far this is cost effective for the club and saves administration but more importantly is equitable and ensures many more players are rewarded for their successes.

 

 

Pearl Murphy, On behalf of the Committee

June 2017

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.

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

For the social media savvy amongst you ...

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

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

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
17th Nov 2017
Friday Evening
Director: REP
16th Nov 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: Derek Calvert
16th Nov 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: LTR
15th Nov 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: PJH
14th Nov 2017
Colin Bottomley
13th Nov 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Ian K Whitehead
13th Nov 2017
Monday Evening
Director: PHT
10th Nov 2017
Friday Teams
9th Nov 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: D Calvert
Calendar
17th Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
20th Nov 2017
Afternoon
13:15
20th Nov 2017
Aggregate
19:00
21st Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
22nd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
22nd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
  (Partner?)
23rd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
23rd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
24th Nov 2017
Teams
19:00
Results
17th Nov 2017
Friday Evening
Director: REP
16th Nov 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: Derek Calvert
16th Nov 2017
Thursday Evening
Director: LTR
15th Nov 2017
Wednesday Evening
Director: PJH
14th Nov 2017
Colin Bottomley
13th Nov 2017
Monday Afternoon
Director: Ian K Whitehead
13th Nov 2017
Monday Evening
Director: PHT
10th Nov 2017
Friday Teams
9th Nov 2017
Thursday Morning
Director: D Calvert
Calendar
17th Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
20th Nov 2017
Afternoon
13:15
20th Nov 2017
Aggregate
19:00
21st Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
22nd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
22nd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
  (Partner?)
23rd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
23rd Nov 2017
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
24th Nov 2017
Teams
19:00