Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club
Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club
 
BRIDGE SCHEDULE

Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club (JSBSC) holds duplicate tournaments every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons commencing promptly at 2.30pm.  Thursday afternoons are NO FEAR Bridge.

We ask that players arrive by 2pm but NO later that 2.15pm thus leaving the Director and Scorer sufficient time to establish and set up the movement for a prompt start. We use Lenovo tablets for scoring and use pre-dealt computer hands.

The tournaments are conducted in the English language and to EBU Guidelines.

We are a multi-national club with Spanish, British, Dutch, German, French, Belgian, Norwegian, Swedish, South African, Canadian and Swiss members - play is in English. 

We are proud of our reputation for being a friendly club and extend a very warm welcome to visitors and students.

 
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STAY AT HOME
STAY AT HOME

Please be considerate to all our members and stay at home if you are sniffing, coughing or sick. Thank you.

ASPADIS
ASPADIS

To find out more about our preferred charity ASPADIS go to their website 

http://aspadis.org/index.htm

SPONSORSHIPS
SPONSORSHIPS

JSBSC are proud to announce their sponsor's PC Highway.

Members will receive 10% discount from the PC Highway shop.

Currently PC Highway have a 20€ Clean-up offer exclusive for all JSBSC members.

Click here for link to their website

VISITORS
VISITORS

Visitors welcome - ring our club on 96 577 0509

On week days in the afternoon.

Click on the Visitors tab for map.

 

 ♠  ♣  Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club ♣  ♠  

Bridge every weekday afternoon, computer pre-dealt hands, modern ‘tablet scoring’

Free Wi-Fi, free parking right outside, fully stocked bar with full time staff

Very friendly atmosphere, Wheelchair accessible, new members and all guests always welcome

President's Weekly Message 18th February
President's Weekly Message 18th February

 

WOW what an end to the week - on Friday - one pair achieving over 70%, one pair bidding a grand slam of 7 NT and a further 12 small slams bid and made. Congratulations to Michael & Peter for another entry in the 70% Club this year and to Marianne & Tony for bidding a GS of 7 NT.

I am pleased to be able to share with you, particularly members who are away from Javea, pictures of our new door that has been fitted in front of the lobby of our back entrance – all done within 9 hours. Hopefully this will improve the temperature in that area and stop the draughts.

                                

I have sent my apologies to the JCC members who bore the brunt of the banging whilst the door and frame were fitted.

Tuesday was the start of our new Teaching Programme – 14 students attended, including 4 of our social members – very promising going forward.

Congratulations to everyone one who joined in the spirit of Monday's tournament - wearing something red or pink to celebrate our Valentine Tournament. Obvious star of the show was Marianne, yet again, what an outfit. Events like these do not just happen on their own so many thanks to Janet Hubbard who organised the flowers and chocies and Maggie and Katrina for helping her on the day.                     

It was lovely to receive a warm/positive e-mail from two of our members - don't think they will mind me sharing it with you - "We enjoyed the tournament on Friday (think they meant Monday), the table presentations were superb and the overall ambiance contributed to the pleasurably friendly atmosphere. We are fortunate to have a committee talented enough and willing to organise these events on behalf of the members. Congratulations to all involved and many thanks Peter & Carole"

 Pictures are now on the website under "Photos Competitions" and will be up in the clubhouse next week on my return.

I would like to take this opportunity also to welcome Monique Cohen back to the club for a few weeks - I'm sure you've already heard all about the snow we had - "home from home"!!

Have a lovely week-end see you all back at the club next week.

LUCKY NUMBER - NUMBER 8
LUCKY NUMBER - NUMBER 8

 

This week's lucky number is 8 - congratulations to Manny who is this week's winner.

GRAND SLAM - 7NT
GRAND SLAM - 7NT

 

Congratulations to Tony and Marianne who bid and made a Grand Slam of 7NT on Friday 17th February, on board 6.

North-South had 34 points between them with four Aces, three Kings, Queens and Jacks. 

A further 12 small slams were also bid and made this afternoon.

70% CLUB
70% CLUB

 

Congratulations to Michael and Peter on achieving 70% again this year.

They achieved the milestone in the tournament on Friday with a score of 72.28%, beating their nearest E-W rivals by 14.11%.

Congratulations to both of you on a fantastic day's play.

SLAM LADDER
SLAM LADDER

2017 - Slam Ladder - don't forget this is just fun!! - Updated after 17th February 2017

1 point given for a made contract at the 6 level. 

3 points given for a made contract at the 7 level.

The competition runs from Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2017.

Mondays', Wednesdays', Thursdays' and Fridays' only.

For in depth results and individual performances from the Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday tournaments please click on the appropriate features in the "Competitions" tab on the left hand side of the home page.

Standings on the Slam Ladder up to and including 17th Februar.y

Marianne is now in the lead on the slam ladder with her GS on Friday with 15 points, Janet Caley is 2nd with 14 points, next comes Colin Bond in 3rd on 12 and then one point behind is Maaike in 4th with 11 points.  In joint 5th place is Barbara Sadler, Peter Hindley, John Hall, Kay Thomas, Liz Ayling and Tony Manuel with 9 points and in joint 11th place there are two players with 8 points.

 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL

 

MEMBER PROFILE NUMBER 22 - JOHN HOWDEN
MEMBER PROFILE NUMBER 22 - JOHN HOWDEN

Full Name – John William Howden

Date of Birth – Jan 22nd 1962

Played at the Bridge Club Since – approx 4-5 years

Bridge Club Number - 383

Other Bridge Clubs – No

When Did You Learn to Play Bridge – About 14 years ago Anita and I travelled around Europe for 6 months in a motorhome, going from country to country, deciding where we wanted to settle. In the evening Anita would teach me the game and ask me what I would bid with this hand and that. 

Regular Partner - None really, normally Anita until she gets a better offer!!

Thing You Like Most About The Club – The variety of interesting people at the club.

You Like Least About The Club - The awkward silences that you sometimes get when you have finished a round and are waiting to go to the next table.

Favourite Restaurant In The Area - So many in the Communidad of Valencia, probably my favourite thing to do is to make a "bocadillo" and eat it on the beach or in a park.

Who would you most like to play bridge with – Anne Muir - I love the sound of her voice.

Which JSBSC is your favourite opponent – I like to play against Anita and her partners - once in a while it’s nice to have bragging rights for a day or two.

Comment - The first time I played bridge in a tournament at a club it was against Dick and Irene Craig and I revoked on the very first hand. They were very understanding and sympathetic. Unfortunately, my bridge seems to have been going downhill ever since!!

OUR 2016 TOURNAMENT SPONSORS'
OUR 2016 TOURNAMENT SPONSORS'

Many thanks to the following companies who sponsored some of our Club Tournaments during 2016 - very much appreciated:

La Cocina - Mixed Pairs

PC Highway - Club Pairs and the Men's Pairs

Status Hair Salon - Ladies Pairs

Calendar
Mon 20th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Tue 21st February 2017
Students' Lessons
Wed 22nd February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Thu 23rd February 2017
No Fear Bridge
Fri 24th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Results
Fri 17th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Tony
Thu 16th February 2017
No Fear Bridge
Director: Kay
Scorer: Ann H
Wed 15th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Mike L
Mon 13th February 2017
Valentine's Tournament
Director: Manny
Scorer: Colin
Fri 10th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Peter B
Scorer: Anita R
FACEBOOK PAGE
FACEBOOK PAGE

Connect to the JSBSC Facebook Page by clicking here

SPONSORSHIPS
SPONSORSHIPS

Many thanks to the following sponsor:

100% Plumbing - scorecards

Click here to check out their website.

 

SPONSORSHIPS
SPONSORSHIPS

Many thanks to our friends at Websters Assesores for their sponsorship with the updated telephone list.

For additional information on Websters please click here

GREETING CARDS FOR SALE
GREETING CARDS FOR SALE

GREETING CARDS FOR SALE 3€

(1€ is donated to ASPADIS)

10% DISCOUNT AT THE BUDDHA PALACE
10% DISCOUNT AT THE BUDDHA PALACE

10% discount at Buddha Palace.

Just show the staff your JSBSC membership card.

A la carte menu only. 

JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL
JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL

JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL

Our E-Mail address is

javeaschoolofbridge @ gmail.com

Calendar
Mon 20th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Tue 21st February 2017
Students' Lessons
Wed 22nd February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Thu 23rd February 2017
No Fear Bridge
Fri 24th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Results
Fri 17th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Tony
Thu 16th February 2017
No Fear Bridge
Director: Kay
Scorer: Ann H
Wed 15th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Mike L
Mon 13th February 2017
Valentine's Tournament
Director: Manny
Scorer: Colin
Fri 10th February 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Peter B
Scorer: Anita R
FACEBOOK PAGE
FACEBOOK PAGE

Connect to the JSBSC Facebook Page by clicking here

SPONSORSHIPS
SPONSORSHIPS

Many thanks to the following sponsor:

100% Plumbing - scorecards

Click here to check out their website.

 

SPONSORSHIPS
SPONSORSHIPS

Many thanks to our friends at Websters Assesores for their sponsorship with the updated telephone list.

For additional information on Websters please click here

GREETING CARDS FOR SALE
GREETING CARDS FOR SALE

GREETING CARDS FOR SALE 3€

(1€ is donated to ASPADIS)

10% DISCOUNT AT THE BUDDHA PALACE
10% DISCOUNT AT THE BUDDHA PALACE

10% discount at Buddha Palace.

Just show the staff your JSBSC membership card.

A la carte menu only. 

JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL
JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL

JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL

Our E-Mail address is

javeaschoolofbridge @ gmail.com