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Welcome to Huddersfield Bridge Club
Weather Watch Jan 17

Both sessions today (Wednesday) are ON, i.e., Afternoon and Evening.

 

New Yorkshire Pairs Champions

More success for members of the Club.

Congratulatons to Les Brown and Roger Sharp, who were convincing winners at Bradford on Sunday, Jan 14, with a margin in excess of two percentage points.

Arrangements for Donald Goodyear's funeral

Donald's funeral will take place at St. Stephen's Church, Lindley on Friday 26th January at 10:30, with a reception to be held afterwards at the Bridge Club. All bridge club members are welcome.

The family have requested no flowers, except from close family members. Donations in Donald's memory can be made to Cancer Research, which was a charity close to Donald's heart following his elder daughter's death from breast cancer. Donations can be sent to Highfield Funeral Directors, for them to collect and forward to the charity.

Arrangements for Elaine Barden's funeral

This will be held at 10.30 on Friday 26th of January at the Huddersfield Crematorium and afterwards at the Pennine Manor Hotel, Nettleton Hill Road, Scapegoat Hill, HD7 4NH.

Elaine's husband, Stuart, has asked for an indication on numbers attending the reception so please add your name to the list on the notice board.

Pauline Barraclough

As most of the club members know, Pauline died recently while visiting family in Spain. The cremation has already taken place in Spain. A service to celebrate her life will take place on Friday, January 19th at 13:00 at Crosland Heath Golf Club. There will be a short secular service and the family will scatter the ashes. A buffet and drinks will be provided and everyone is welcome. Dress code - the brighter the better!

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.

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

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
15th Jan 2018
Monday Afternoon
Director: Ian Whitehead
15th Jan 2018
Monday Evening
Director: Stuart
12th Jan 2018
Friday teams
11th Jan 2018
Thursday Morning
Director: D Ford
11th Jan 2018
Thursday Evening
Director: Denis Murphy
10th Jan 2018
Wednesday afternoon
Director: DPM
10th Jan 2018
Wednesday evening
Director: ST Barrett
9th Jan 2018
Tuesday Evening
Director: PJH
8th Jan 2018
Monday Afternoong
Director: Ian K Whitehead
Calendar
17th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
17th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
18th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
18th Jan 2018
Butler pairs
19:00
19th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
21st Jan 2018
National Teams Point-a-Board
22nd Jan 2018
Afternoon
13:15
22nd Jan 2018
Aggregate
19:00
23rd Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
Results
15th Jan 2018
Monday Afternoon
Director: Ian Whitehead
15th Jan 2018
Monday Evening
Director: Stuart
12th Jan 2018
Friday teams
11th Jan 2018
Thursday Morning
Director: D Ford
11th Jan 2018
Thursday Evening
Director: Denis Murphy
10th Jan 2018
Wednesday afternoon
Director: DPM
10th Jan 2018
Wednesday evening
Director: ST Barrett
9th Jan 2018
Tuesday Evening
Director: PJH
8th Jan 2018
Monday Afternoong
Director: Ian K Whitehead
Calendar
17th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
17th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
18th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
10:00
18th Jan 2018
Butler pairs
19:00
19th Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
21st Jan 2018
National Teams Point-a-Board
22nd Jan 2018
Afternoon
13:15
22nd Jan 2018
Aggregate
19:00
23rd Jan 2018
Match-pointed pairs
19:00