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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
What's in a name?

Famously Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention and sometimes when bridge competitions or trophies are named this can, I suppose, be true.

However when choosing a name for our new 'Combined Individual Ladder' Hutton Bridge Club and the former St. Edith's Lane Bridge Club wanted a name with real meaning. This is after all potentially our most prestigious competition; to win it you need not only to be the best but also committed to the club as in order to qualify you must have played in 15 Monday sessions, 10 Wednesday normal sessions and at least once in a Friendly First Wednesday session.

If only we had a member regularly playing across all these sessions, one who had previously won Essex competitions competing for Hutton, perhaps someone won had in fact won Hutton’s Individual Ladder 4 times and it’s Pairs Ladder no less than 7 times! If such a person had also won Hutton’s Pair’s Championship a couple of times that would be something wouldn't it? But what if this person had also won St. Edith’s Individual Ladder at least once, St. Edith’s Pairs Ladder at least 3 times and not only run and supported Hutton for many years but also helped bring it and St. Edith’s together! Wouldn’t naming this trophy in thanks and as a mark of respect for such a person be ideal?

With all this in mind are delighted to confirm the winner of the new Combined Individual Ladder will hold the Eric Field Trophy.

So what's in a name? Well in this case quite a lot actually, thank you Eric.

St. Edith's EGM

Would members kindly note there will be an EGM of St. Edith's Lane Bridge Club prior to the bridge session on Wednesday 8th March. The meeting will commence at 7pm and bridge will follow as normal.

Testing times....

Would members please note that some fictitious results will be appearing from time to time in the results calendar while we explore updating and/or changing our scoring software. These will not affect any competition in any way and will be deleted in due course, we are using the bogus results to see how new settings work before we make any changes permanent and go live.

Upcoming Events

The following events may be of interest to members:

Sunday Feb 26th: Masters and Ranked Masters Pairs nationwide EBU events, full details here.

Movers and Shakers!

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

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 F and Colin.

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

July: Most notably Tara & Jagdish have taken the first step on the ladder as Local Masters, we're very happy with that while Dave W reached the very impressive 4* Tournament Master rank.

June: Brenda achieved the Advanced Master rank.

May: Jurek achieved the 5* Master rank.

Well done everyone!

EBU Master Point lists 2016

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

Results
22nd Feb 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
20th Feb 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
15th Feb 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
13th Feb 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Calendar
27th Feb 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
1st Mar 2017
Friendly First Weds
6th Mar 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
8th Mar 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs + EGM (St. Edith's)
What's in a name?

Famously Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention and sometimes when bridge competitions or trophies are named this can, I suppose, be true.

However when choosing a name for our new 'Combined Individual Ladder' Hutton Bridge Club and the former St. Edith's Lane Bridge Club wanted a name with real meaning. This is after all potentially our most prestigious competition; to win it you need not only to be the best but also committed to the club as in order to qualify you must have played in 15 Monday sessions, 10 Wednesday normal sessions and at least once in a Friendly First Wednesday session.

If only we had a member regularly playing across all these sessions, one who had previously won Essex competitions competing for Hutton, perhaps someone won had in fact won Hutton’s Individual Ladder 4 times and it’s Pairs Ladder no less than 7 times! If such a person had also won Hutton’s Pair’s Championship a couple of times that would be something wouldn't it? But what if this person had also won St. Edith’s Individual Ladder at least once, St. Edith’s Pairs Ladder at least 3 times and not only run and supported Hutton for many years but also helped bring it and St. Edith’s together! Wouldn’t naming this trophy in thanks and as a mark of respect for such a person be ideal?

With all this in mind are delighted to confirm the winner of the new Combined Individual Ladder will hold the Eric Field Trophy.

So what's in a name? Well in this case quite a lot actually, thank you Eric.

St. Edith's EGM

Would members kindly note there will be an EGM of St. Edith's Lane Bridge Club prior to the bridge session on Wednesday 8th March. The meeting will commence at 7pm and bridge will follow as normal.

Testing times....

Would members please note that some fictitious results will be appearing from time to time in the results calendar while we explore updating and/or changing our scoring software. These will not affect any competition in any way and will be deleted in due course, we are using the bogus results to see how new settings work before we make any changes permanent and go live.

Upcoming Events

The following events may be of interest to members:

Sunday Feb 26th: Masters and Ranked Masters Pairs nationwide EBU events, full details here.

Movers and Shakers!

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

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 F and Colin.

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

July: Most notably Tara & Jagdish have taken the first step on the ladder as Local Masters, we're very happy with that while Dave W reached the very impressive 4* Tournament Master rank.

June: Brenda achieved the Advanced Master rank.

May: Jurek achieved the 5* Master rank.

Well done everyone!

EBU Master Point lists 2016

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

Results
22nd Feb 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
20th Feb 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
15th Feb 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
13th Feb 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Calendar
27th Feb 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
1st Mar 2017
Friendly First Weds
6th Mar 2017
Monday Duplicate Pairs
8th Mar 2017
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs + EGM (St. Edith's)