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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 Sue and Tony French who won the 2017 Club Championship Pairs on Monday 16th October in a field of 16 pairs.
This season's competitions are under way and very hotly contested, the current leaders are shown below:-
This Friday (21st) sees the 4th running of our introductory teams of 4 event 'The Fledgling Fours' - good luck to all our players taking part!
Please remember it's a 18:45 for 19:00 start time at Cranham Social Hall.
Please note that as our normal venue will be unavailable on Wednesday 26th September and Wednesday 3rd October those sessions will take place at our trainning venue:
Hutton Community Centre
Essex CM13 1LP
The sessions will take place at the normal time and there is ample parking on-site.
The club is arranging a visit to the Comedy Store at the Holiday Inn Express in Brentwood on the evening of Thursday 29th November, please let Tony know if you would like to come chuckle with us.
We’ll be having a two course meal followed by the show featuring 3 comedians, the cost is £15 for just the show or £30 to include the meal. As always we are an inclusive club, friends, partners and family are all very welcome..... even if the weirdos don't play bridge!
Update: after some effort booking as a group directly with the hotel resulted in the booking fee being waived. We are currently a group of 24 so if you wish to join us please contact Tony to avoid the fee and to be seated with us.
Would members kindly note that the annual subscription of £15 was 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, the subscription and table money rates for the forthcoming year are unchanged.
Last year's winners of the Club Pairs Jon & Coral put up a strong defence in an attempt to hold on to their title in this year's event on 10th June, unfortunately they lost out narrowly and had to settle for a splendid runners-up spot. Linda & Dave B also put in a good effort and managed a creditable 8th place but sadly that was not quite enough for us to retain our team trophy.
Tara & Jagdish also gained some valuble experience and managed to finish above a couple of much more experienced pairs, so all in all it could be considered a good day!
A very well done to all our players and thank you for representing Team Hutton.
Congratulations to Tara/Jagdish and Sue C/Jill on their 2nd place in the Fledgling Fours team competition held in Cranham on Friday 16th Feb! They were beaten by a much more experienced team but were in contention right until the last round, Bettie/Andrew and Ann D/(Roy Udall) followed them home with a fine 3rd place.
In the prestigious Ray Cornell Trophy on Sunday the 18th our teams finished in 2nd and 7th places repectively and therefore 2nd overall in the race to represent Essex in the Garden Cities national competition. This is an execellent performance from Dennis/Basil, Graham/David P, David C/Albert and Colin/David T in a very strong field indeed, very well done guys! A particularly impressive set of x-imps from David C & Albert is worthy of a special mention.
Both the experienced and up and coming players of the club are proving we're heading in the right direction!
Thank you to all our players for supporting the club and agreeing to represent us.
The following events may be of interest to members:
Monday 10th September: Beginning Bridge term 2 starts - Our current course recommences, 11am at Hutton Community Centre.
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September: Essex/Herts Green Pointed weekend - Essex & Herts joint venture with Swiss pairs and teams in Ware from 12:00 both days.
Friday 21st September: Fledging Fours (Teams event) - Introductory teams of 4 event run by Hutton in conjunction with Upminster Bridge School at Cranham Social Hall 18:45, beginners very welcome!
Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October: Autumn Bridge Weekend - It's the event we've all been waiting for! It's our weekend of frivolity, fun, food, drink and bridge!
Thursday 29th November: Social - Brentwood Comedy Club - We're visiting Brentwood Comedy Club at the Holiday Express on Brook Street, all members, guests and friends most welcome. £30 including dinner, doors open 19:00.
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:
Aug: This month congratulations are sent to Bob on his elevation 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!
Dec: Another busy month for club members; many congratulations to Peter D on his promotion to 1* Tournament Master, Pers on her promotion to District Master and to Tara and Jagdish who both became Club Masters!
Nov: It's a busy month! Congratulations to Julian on his promotion to Club Master, Colin on his promotion to Premier Master as well as Simon and John S who both became became Premier Life Masters!
Very well done everyone!
The EBU Master Point lists for 2016 are now available, please see here.