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Welcome to Hutton Bridge Club
Club Introduction
Club Introduction

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
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, 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

Need a Partner?

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.

Current Competition leaders

Many congratulations to David Piper and Graham Beeton who won the 2018 Club Championship Pairs on Monday 8th October.

Last season's competitions were very hotly contested and we offer our congratulations to the winners below:-

  • Combined Individual: Jon Ward
  • Monday Individual (Gentleman): David Piper/Graham Beeton
  • Monday Individual (Lady): Linda Fleet
  • Wednesday Individual (Gentleman): Jon Ward
  • Wednesday Individual (Lady): Carolyn Rudkyn
  • Monday Pairs: David Piper & Graham Beeton
  • Wednesday Pairs: Jon Ward & Tony French
  • Friendly First Wednesday Pairs: Carolyn Rudkyn & Nick Hagan
  • Improvers: Ann Davis
  • Handicap: George Fry

This year's competitions all all up and running.

Club Teams

The Club fields teams at all levels in all of the Essex County Competitions, currently our Club Captain is working on our selection for the upcoming Cornell Trophy in Feb.

We ask that regardless of level you let us know if you would be willing to represent the club. Entry fees for representative events are met by us, the events can be very rewarding and there is a good spirit within the club but we need to know if you are willing to be a part of Team Hutton either this time around or in forthcoming events.

Please make your willingness known by email to Dennis or place your name on the list on the club noticeboard.

Bridge Lessons - spread the word

Our current beginner’s class is coming to an end, hopefully many of you will have noticed several of the ‘Class of ‘18’ making an impact on Wednesday evenings with some promising results I may add! Shortly we plan to run the second year course for some of these students who will be joined by a couple of newcomers. We'll also begin a new course of beginner's lessons for this year’s intake; ‘Class of ‘19’ – we can see a friendly rivalry in the future. 

Both of these classes, ‘Beginning Bridge’ and ‘Continuing Bridge’, will start in early April and run at Hutton Community Centre on Monday mornings. Please help us spread the word by advertising the courses and/or passing the details on to anyone who may have an interest. Please contact John or Tony.

 

Our Play and Learn Club on Monday afternoons ably managed by Angela will continue throughout. This session has up to 18 boards with hand records but 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 is scored manually and uploaded to this website but not EBU graded, existing members of any standard are encouraged to come along, experienced players are most welcome to offer their assistance. Why not support the club's efforts by visiting sometime?

 

The club is also looking into the posibility of hosting a school/youth bridge club, Linda, Tony and John are attending a seminar in the spring. If this takes off the club will need volunteer mentors, please contact one of the committee on a club night for more information.

 

We would also like to remind members that those of you who play regularly during our Friendly First Wednesday sessions will be able to obtain free ad-hoc customised lessons or mentoring sessions from either one of our teachers or some of our more experienced players. Please ask if interested in improving your game.

Upcoming Events

The following events may be of interest to members:

Sunday 17th February ECBA Cornell Trophy & Prize - Essex County multi teams event. Intially a team of 4 event for the Trophy and additionally the Cornell Prize goes to the top ranked club with both an A & B team. The winning club is invited to represent Essex in the Garden Cities Competition with funding to offset costs.

Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th February EBU Ranked Masters and Masters Pairs - National Pairs Championships in groups depending on the masterpoint rank of players. Played in several clubs for players up to the rank of Regional Master and centrally in Peterborough for those of a higher ranking. Please see the EBU website for more details.

Thursday 7th March ECATS Charity SIMS - Our friends at Mountnessing Bridge Club are hosting this event in aid of the RNLI at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. Please contact Alaric for more details.

For more details please see the ECBA website for county events or contact a Hutton Committee member for others.

Movers and Shakers!

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

Dec: We end the year with two more promotions for our lesser experienced player as George B becomes a Club Master and Michael a Local Master, very well done chaps!

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.

 

Very well done everyone!

Results
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Play & Learn
Friendly First Wednesday
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Calendar
17th Feb 2019
Cornell Trophy (Essex Inter Club Teams)
Barleylands 14:00
18th Feb 2019
Monday Duplicate Pairs
20th Feb 2019
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
25th Feb 2019
Monday Duplicate Pairs
25th Feb 2019
EBED Students and Schools Sim Pairs 2019
Hutton Community Centre 12:30