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Please arrange to arrive by 7:15 for a prompt 7:30 start.
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The main club sessions are at 19:30 every Monday and Wednesday (public holidays excepted) in the reception area of:-
Becket Keys School (formerly Sawyer's Hall College)
Sawyer's Hall Lane
Essex CM15 9DA.
See the "Information" page for directions: please take care using the postcode on your SatNav as it may take you on a wild goose chase up the Ongar Road.
We are a friendly medium-sized club and are very welcoming of guests or visitors on all occasions. As well as the weekly club duplicate we host special events such as the Club Championship, Spring Individual, EBU and Charitable Simultaneous Pairs, the Fledgling Fours and a Christmas party. We also have a welcoming and active social scene with an annual weekend holiday. The first Wednesday session of each month is known as 'Friendly First Wednesday' and is especially suited to the less experienced.
If new to the game you may learn to play bridge with us and we also offer coaching and mentoring.
The club fields teams in all the major Essex and some national competitions and has been known to do well, please follow the menu buttons on the left for more information.
Learn – Play – Socialise – Compete
If you wish to play but need a partner please contact Carol McCue via email or 01277 655785 and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Many congratulations to David Piper and Graham Beeton who won the 2018 Club Championship Pairs on Monday 8th October.
This season's competitions are still very hotly contested, the current leaders are shown below:-
Our Xmas party night will be on Monday 17th December, our usual festive funster and Club Captain Dennis will be hosting the evening and presenting this year’s competition winners with their trophies.
Please can eveyone try to arrive for 7pm and dig out those festive costumes!
As always the Xmas party will be free to members, non-members/guests are very welcome indeed but normal table money will apply. Will all players please bring a glass if they wish to have wine (provided) and will each pair bring one savoury and one sweet plate.
There were chuckles a plenty on Thursday 29th November when a group of 25 members and guests enjoyed a visit to the The Comedy Club in Brentwood, and not all the laughs were on stage!
We discovered looking like an 'Essex Geezer' has it's advantages, especially on the night bus............... who knew?
Watch this space for the next club social.
Our new Play & Learn session restarts in the New Year on Monday 7th Janurary at Hutton Community Centre at the slighty earlier time of 12:30 - 15:30.
Up to 18 boards with hand records are played and discrete questions may be asked of the session leaders, inexperienced players may refer to notes and although etiquette will be observed it will be fully explained. The club is ideal for any player undertaking lessons, any with limited experience, those just returning to the game or anyone looking to test new systems or partnerships. This is a highly social and friendly session looking to gently introduce players to our club and the scene at large, any player/s at any standard looking for a game on Monday afternoons are most welcome. The session will be scored manually and uploaded to this website but not EBU graded.
The club is hosted so there is no need for a partner, the session costs £2.50 for club members and £4 for others, membership is not obligatory but anybody undertaking a formal course with us is already automatically a valued club member.
Existing members at any standard are encouraged to come along, experienced players are most welcome to offer their assistance.
The following events may be of interest to members:
Monday 17th December: Xmas Party Night - The club's annual Xmas party night, spot prizes, bridge bingo and general Xmas cheer. Will each pair please bring one savoury and one sweet plate plus a glass each if they intend to have wine (provided). This night is free to members, guests/visitors are most welcome but normal table money applies. Xmas attire strongly encouraged.
For more details please see the ECBA website for county events or contact a Hutton Committee member for others.
The Club is very pleased to see recent Master Point promotions for members:
Sept: This month sees two of our less experienced members step up to Local Masters, many congratulations to John T and Tom!
Aug: This month congratulations are sent to Bob on his elevation to Master.
Jul: Many congratulations to Graham on his promotion to Premier Life Master.
May: Warmest congratulations to Andrew for taking the first step on the ladder by becoming a Local Master!
Apr: Congratulations to Jon on his promotion this month to 1* Premier Regional Master!
Mar: This month sees Sue F promoted to Premier Master, Alex to 1* Master and Tony to 1* Premier Master, well done all.
Jan: A huge well done to Dorothy on her promoton to Club Master at the start of 2018!
Very well done everyone!