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Welcome to Hutton Bridge Club
Club Introduction
Club Introduction

The club meets 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
Brentwood
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, and a Christmas party. The first Wednesday session of each month is known as 'Friendly First Wednesday' and is especially suited to newcomers.

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.

Need a Partner?

If you wish to play but need a partner please contact John Rayment via email or 07454 745438 and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Competitions Results for 2016!

Many congratulations to Pam Kite and Liz Williams who finished top of the pile in the 2016 Club Championship on Monday 24th October, however David Clark and Dennis Valtisiaris retain their title as the top placed pair of club members. 

More congratulations to the winners of our ladder competitions as follows:-

  • Individual (Gentleman): Dennis Valtisiaris
  • Individual (Lady): Lorraine Butler
  • Pairs: David Clark and Dennis Valtisiaris
  • Improvers: June Everett
  • Handicap: June Everett
Annual Subscriptions

Would members kindly note that the annual subscription of £15 is due by 31st August, this may be paid by cash, cheque or BACS (see committee for a/c details).

Members are reminded that membership covers all scheduled nights and any special events, table money for the forthcoming year remains as previously shown on the information pages of this site.

Wonderful Worthing!

The club is very pleased to announce it will be holding its first ever club holiday at The Ardington Hotel Worthing from the 20th - 23rd October 2017!

There will be up to 5 prize bridge sessions, a fun quiz and time to explore the nearby 100 y/o cinema, pier, seafront or shopping. The trip is open to all so why not join us?

Full details here.

Hutton retain Club Pairs!!!

On Sunday 4th June Coral Fallon and Jon Ward won the Club Pairs with the 3rd place slot going to Theo Todman and Colin Scott scoring 63.74% & 61.25% respectively.

This placed Hutton comfortably top of the clubs to become the winning club for the 2nd year running, we have also provided the winning individual pair for 4 of the last 5 years!

Well done to all our pairs taking part and especially those mentioned above, click here to see your club at the top.

Please let a member of the committee or support team know if you would be willing to represent the club in inter-club or county events, we enter teams and pairs at all levels.

The Italian Job!

 

Several members ventured to the splendid Piero's Restaurant in Ingatestone for an Italian meal on the evening of Saturday 27th May to enjoy some time with Eric prior to his move away from the area.

Eric can be seen in the photo bottom left prior to his 'happier' state, enough good food and wine can send us all to our 'happier' state and we sincererly hope this is a conditition Eric finds himself in after his move on a frequent basis.

Bon Amis prevailed as bridge foes became bridge friends and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all. Perhaps the disco afterwards was a miss-step, the editor notes his disco days are behind him. Note to Nick: your choice of after meal drinks venue was correct!

Another outting will be arranged for the end of the summer!

Mentoring a success!

The club’s first mentoring session was held last Friday and found to be very well received. Many thanks to David Warren who gave up his time to explain the use of a couple of useful conventions to attendees as well as some etiquette.

Ad-hoc mentoring sessions are free of charge to club members who regularly play during our Friendly First Wednesday nights, please let Tony know if you have an interest in attending or sharing your experience with newer members.

Upcoming Events

The following events may be of interest to members:

Saturday September 23rd & Sunday September 24th: Green Point Weekend - joint county (Essex/Herts) weekend featuring Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams in Ware, details here.

Saturday September 30th & Sunday October 1st: Felixstowe Congress - Suffolk County annual congress - Championship Pairs, Swiss Teams and Really Easy Event (main events Green Pointed) at The Felixstowe Pier Leisure Centre. Details here.

Friday October 20th until Monday 23rd October: Club Holiday in Worthing - do not misss the clubs's Autumn weekend in the sun! Details above.

*The sun is only available on a first come first served basis, there may not be enough of this to go around.

Movers and Shakers!

The Club is very pleased to see recent Master Point promotions for members:

July: John R steps up to District Master this month, well done John.

June: Congratulaions to Freda who became a 5* Master this month.

May: Many congratulations to Jon and Alex who reached Premier Regional Master and Advanced Master respectively.

Apr: This month Coral reached the lofty the 5* Regional Master rank.

Feb: Congratulations to David (Watt) and Alan (Gardner) who both became Club Masters this month.

Dec: A very good month for the club with Theo reaching National Master Level, Lorraine making a quick step up to the 3* Premier Tournament rank and June and Bob becoming County Masters.

Oct: Stepping up to County Masters are Sue (French) and Colin.

Sept: This month Lorraine achieved the 2* Premier Tournament rank with Tony reaching the rank of Master.

Well done everyone!

EBU Master Point lists 2016

The EBU Master Point lists for 2016 are now available, please see here.

Results
21st Aug 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
16th Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
14th Aug 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
9th Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
7th Aug 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Calendar
23rd Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
28th Aug 2017
Public Holiday - Club Closed
30th Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
4th Sep 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
6th Sep 2017
Friendly First Weds
Annual Subscriptions

Would members kindly note that the annual subscription of £15 is due by 31st August, this may be paid by cash, cheque or BACS (see committee for a/c details).

Members are reminded that membership covers all scheduled nights and any special events, table money for the forthcoming year remains as previously shown on the information pages of this site.

Wonderful Worthing!

The club is very pleased to announce it will be holding its first ever club holiday at The Ardington Hotel Worthing from the 20th - 23rd October 2017!

There will be up to 5 prize bridge sessions, a fun quiz and time to explore the nearby 100 y/o cinema, pier, seafront or shopping. The trip is open to all so why not join us?

Full details here.

Hutton retain Club Pairs!!!

On Sunday 4th June Coral Fallon and Jon Ward won the Club Pairs with the 3rd place slot going to Theo Todman and Colin Scott scoring 63.74% & 61.25% respectively.

This placed Hutton comfortably top of the clubs to become the winning club for the 2nd year running, we have also provided the winning individual pair for 4 of the last 5 years!

Well done to all our pairs taking part and especially those mentioned above, click here to see your club at the top.

Please let a member of the committee or support team know if you would be willing to represent the club in inter-club or county events, we enter teams and pairs at all levels.

The Italian Job!

 

Several members ventured to the splendid Piero's Restaurant in Ingatestone for an Italian meal on the evening of Saturday 27th May to enjoy some time with Eric prior to his move away from the area.

Eric can be seen in the photo bottom left prior to his 'happier' state, enough good food and wine can send us all to our 'happier' state and we sincererly hope this is a conditition Eric finds himself in after his move on a frequent basis.

Bon Amis prevailed as bridge foes became bridge friends and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all. Perhaps the disco afterwards was a miss-step, the editor notes his disco days are behind him. Note to Nick: your choice of after meal drinks venue was correct!

Another outting will be arranged for the end of the summer!

Mentoring a success!

The club’s first mentoring session was held last Friday and found to be very well received. Many thanks to David Warren who gave up his time to explain the use of a couple of useful conventions to attendees as well as some etiquette.

Ad-hoc mentoring sessions are free of charge to club members who regularly play during our Friendly First Wednesday nights, please let Tony know if you have an interest in attending or sharing your experience with newer members.

Upcoming Events

The following events may be of interest to members:

Saturday September 23rd & Sunday September 24th: Green Point Weekend - joint county (Essex/Herts) weekend featuring Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams in Ware, details here.

Saturday September 30th & Sunday October 1st: Felixstowe Congress - Suffolk County annual congress - Championship Pairs, Swiss Teams and Really Easy Event (main events Green Pointed) at The Felixstowe Pier Leisure Centre. Details here.

Friday October 20th until Monday 23rd October: Club Holiday in Worthing - do not misss the clubs's Autumn weekend in the sun! Details above.

*The sun is only available on a first come first served basis, there may not be enough of this to go around.

Movers and Shakers!

The Club is very pleased to see recent Master Point promotions for members:

July: John R steps up to District Master this month, well done John.

June: Congratulaions to Freda who became a 5* Master this month.

May: Many congratulations to Jon and Alex who reached Premier Regional Master and Advanced Master respectively.

Apr: This month Coral reached the lofty the 5* Regional Master rank.

Feb: Congratulations to David (Watt) and Alan (Gardner) who both became Club Masters this month.

Dec: A very good month for the club with Theo reaching National Master Level, Lorraine making a quick step up to the 3* Premier Tournament rank and June and Bob becoming County Masters.

Oct: Stepping up to County Masters are Sue (French) and Colin.

Sept: This month Lorraine achieved the 2* Premier Tournament rank with Tony reaching the rank of Master.

Well done everyone!

EBU Master Point lists 2016

The EBU Master Point lists for 2016 are now available, please see here.

Results
21st Aug 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
16th Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
14th Aug 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
9th Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
7th Aug 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Calendar
23rd Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
28th Aug 2017
Public Holiday - Club Closed
30th Aug 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
4th Sep 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
6th Sep 2017
Friendly First Weds