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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.

 

Welcome to Huddersfield Bridge Club
Do you want to be a TD?

Over the next year the club will be looking to increase the numbers on the TD panel. The club will fund all costs of training in return for a regular commitment. As a first step, if you are interested please let Denis know on denis.murphy101@gmail.com or on 07802 804408. There will be a short preliminary meeting from 6 - 6.45 p.m. on Tuesday 26th February. The purpose of this is to deal with any questions that prospective candidates may have.

Margery Cartwright Simultaneous Pairs

The club will be hosting a heat of the above event on Thursday 21st February at 7:00 p.m. If you want to play, please put your names on the event list on the club noticeboard.

Thursday evening bridge - February 2019

The Club will be open on all Thursday evenings in February and March (weather permitting).

In February the schedule is as follows:

7th February - a short meeting to kick off the pairs development programme, aimed at improving partnership performance for established pairs. There is a separate notice about this on the club notice board

14th February - the pairs development programme will commence and there will also be the monthly mentoring meeting for participants and mentors.

The Club will also be open on 7th and 14th as a practice night although we cannot at this stage guarantee facilitator presence.

21st February - the Club is staging a heat of the Margery Cartwright Simultaneous Pairs which is a Yorkshire County pairs competition. All pairs are very welcome to enter. The event is particularly helpful in that a booklet is available (after the evening) showing each hand along with notes thereon. There is a separate notice about this on the club notice board

28th February - we will hold a session discussing the bidding and play of the most interesting hands from the Margery Cartwright Simultaneous Pairs held the previous week.

The schedule for March Thursday evenings will be published at a later date.

THURSDAY EVENINGS CAN BE AN IMPORTANT WAY OF IMPROVING YOUR BRIDGE PERFORMANCE.

Vickerman Trophy

The above club teams of four event will be held on Tuesday 19th February, starting at 7 p.m. Please enter your team on the event notice on the club noticeboard. There is also a section for those pairs who are looking for teammates. If you have amy queries please contact Denis Murphy. There will be no other duplicate Bridge that evening.

The above event, for the Ann Staveley Trophy, will take place on 24th February 2019. The nearest heat will be at Bradford Bridge Club, although other participating clubs can be found on the EBU website -  https://www.ebu.co.uk/masters-pairs#clubs 

The event is open to players below the rank of Regional Master. This includes: Local Masters, Club Masters, Area Masters, District Masters, Advanced Masters, Star Masters, Tournament Masters or Premier Masters.

Cold weather arrangements

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.

Bill Gibson 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 last round is on February 25th.

Friday night is Teams night (from May)

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.

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

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 (note that this email address is not monitored constantly)

Alternatively, please feel free to contact repepper.rep@gmail.com or denis.murphy101@gmail.com

 

Results
Thursday Morning
Director: Pam H
Wednesday afternoon
Director: Pearl Murphy
Wednesday Evening
Director: STB
Tuesday Evening
Director: Pam J Hall
Monday afternoon
Director: REP
Monday Evening
Director: STB
Friday teams
Thursday Morning
Director: REP
Wednesday afternoon
Director: Pearl Mur[hy
Calendar
15th Feb 2019
Teams
19:00
17th Feb 2019
Yorkshire League 6
18th Feb 2019
Afternoon
13:15
18th Feb 2019
Aggregate
19:00
19th Feb 2019
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
20th Feb 2019
Match-pointed pairs, partner provided
13:15
20th Feb 2019
Match-pointed pairs
19:00
21st Feb 2019
Margery Cartwright Sim Pairs
22nd Feb 2019
Teams
19:00