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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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

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS

Bridge Lessons and Social Bridge every Tuesday  

From October through to May we hold bridge lessons for beginners on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30pm until approximately 5pm. 

New students are very welcome and no previous experience is necessary for those wishing to learn this fascinating game.

Social bridge is also available - partners are not required.

VISITORS
VISITORS

If you are visiting the area and missing your bridge you are always welcome - ring our club on

 96 577 0509

on weekday afternoons'.

(click on the Visitors tab for map)

JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL
JAVEA SCHOOL SOCIAL

Our E-Mail address is

javeaschoolofbridge @ gmail.com

 

♠   ♣  NEW IN TOWN OR JUST VISITING JÁVEA ? ♣   ♠ 

Duplicate Bridge played on weekday afternoons * Computer pre-dealt hands * Lenovo tablet scoring 

Free Wi-Fi * Free parking outside the club * Fully stocked bar with full time staff 

Friendly atmosphere * Prizes given * New members and guests always very welcome 

29TH AUGUST

Today is the "Mutiny of Arenjuez" Day.

The small town just South of Madrid holds its annual re-enactment of the 1808 Peasant Rebellion the first weekend of September every year.

The re-enactment depicts the rebellion against the royal favourite Godoy, which forced the abdication of Carlos IV in favour of Fernando VII.

For more information on the Mutiny of Arenjuez click here  

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - WEEKLY UPDATE
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - WEEKLY UPDATE

HERE IS THE WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM THE COMMITTEE - UPDATED 28TH AUGUST

There was one little incident recently when some tablets were not charged during the afternoon, and ran low on battery power.  Please be aware that should this happen again, and you have a tablet warning you of a very low battery, there are seven mains charger cables with plugs in the office (left hand drawers, fourth down).  Just plug it in at your table.  However, take care, you have now just introduced a trip hazard, please take special care when the director calls ‘move please’.

We have our friends from Garforth Bridge Club joining us again from 6 to 20 October, but there are only 7 players this year.  A list will be put up in the Club looking for a partner for one of them each tournament during their stay with us – volunteers please.

Now, only for thought and open discussion, the English Bridge Union in its April newsletter has noted the cost of replacing hundreds of ‘sticky’ playing cards which are otherwise fine.  The cards absorb the sweat and moisture from people’s hands which cause the problem.  Some clubs have solved the problem by asking their members to wear disposable nitrile gloves and have found that playing cards now last for years.  The money saved in playing cards more than covered the cost of gloves which were bought in bulk, then recycled.  That isn’t the only benefit – playing cards can cause cross infection as germs and viruses are passed on during handling.  The gloves eliminate this and the number of bridge players with coughs and colds was much reduced over the winter months.  Please don’t air your views in replying by email, share your thoughts verbally at the Club.

And finally, don’t let your worries get you down, play bridge instead!  

GRAHAM MUIR
GRAHAM MUIR

Two months ago Graham went on holiday to the UK to see his family and dodge the Spanish heat.

Unfortunately his health has deteriorated and he feels he will not be coming back to Spain.

He is now living with his married daughter in Essex and he wishes to tell everyone that over the years he has very much enjoyed their company and companionship, and wishes to be remembered to and say farewell to all those who knew him.

SLAM LADDER
SLAM LADDER

2016 - Slam Ladder - don't forget this is just fun!! - Basic Format - Last Update 28th August 2016

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

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

The competition will run from Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2016.

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.

Current standings on the Slam Ladder up to and including 28th August.

The race for the Slam Ladder title continues to be a close fought affair with both Janet Caley and Peter Hindley remaining neck and neck with 54 points each. Derrick Holdback is third on 51 points and then comes Maggie Harris on 45 points.Tony Manuel is still in fifth spot with 39 points. Next is Kay Corbin standing alone in sixth place with 37 points. Seventh we find Richard Lightfoot on 34 points, whilst Marianne Speck is now in eighth on 33 points with Liz Ayling and Royston Bond are tied in ninth on 27 points. Dick Craig and Colin Bond share eleventh place with 25 points and then thirteenth spot belongs to Ed Morley with 24 points.Sue Wood comes next on 23 points followed by Anita Dixon with 22 points. The top of the leader board is rounded off by John Hall and Barbara Williams who both have 20 points to their name.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL

 

MEMBER PROFILE NUMBER 15 - PETY BOS
MEMBER PROFILE NUMBER 15 - PETY BOS

Full Name - Pety Bos

Date of Birth - 1st August in Den Haag 

Played at the Bridge Club Since - 4 years before the club bought its premises at the Arenal - when we played at Pedros Bar. 

Bridge Club Number - 120

Past Bridge Clubs - Only a member at JSBSC.

Where Did You Learn to Play Bridge - Firstly at a bridge club in Den Haag and then at an International Club in Santiago in Chile 

Regular Partners - Manny Kleyman, Sandra Benson and Anne-Mieke Quanjer

Thing You Like Most About The Club - The club is always very friendly

You Like Least About The Club - The gossip

Favourite Restaurant In The Area - Massena in Javea

Favourie Things to do other than Bridge - Reading - just finished a book by the Canadian author Frances Itani which was beautiful. (It was left at the Bridge Club library by Monique when she was here) I also love to cook Asian food, especially Indonesian - when I have problems it makes me feel better.

Which JSBSC Club Member Would You Like to Play With - Still thinking about this.

Which JSBSC is your favourite opponent - Peter Hindley and Derrick Holdback - because they are very strong players.

9TH SEPTEMBER - LA VUELTA ESPANA

Traffic Restrictions for La Vuelta Espana

During the 9th of September members may have difficulty reaching and leaving the club for the bridge tournament.

Please see the press release below regarding traffic restrictions and road closures ...

On September 9th, Xàbia will host the pre-penultimate and decisive stage of the Vuelta España cycle race. This is a time trial event between our town to Calpe and we will become the centre of attention.

There will be more than three hours of live TV and enormous international media coverage. It is therefore a unique and valuable occasion to share with the world the best that we have: our landscape, our hospitality and above all, our character as a town.

During the course of the event there will be unavoidable traffic restrictions between 11.00 and 18.30 hours.

The route of the race will be as follows: Paseo Marina Española – Avenida Mediterráneo (Montañar) – Avenida de la Llibertat – Avenida Arenal – Calle Bruselas – Camí Cabanes – Carretera de Benitatxell.

Along the route and during the indicated hours, the roads will be closed to traffic so we request that local residents refrain from using of their vehicles if it is not strictly necessary. In any case at the intersections of secondary roads, as well as entrances and exits of the urbanizations affected, officers of Xàbia’s local police, the Guardia Civil and volunteers from the Tour will give advice on alternative routes.

With the cooperation, understanding and efforts of all local residents, we are confident that the Xàbia stage will be a great success.

MASTER POINTS WINNERS APRIL/JUNE 2016
MASTER POINTS WINNERS APRIL/JUNE 2016

The first trimestre of our Stratified Master Points Competition is now completed for the District, Area and Club Masters for April through June 2016.

Congratulations to Peter Hindley and Derrick Holdback who both managed to score over 1000 points in this three month period. Peter also had the best average in the District Master section with 29.26 % closely followed by his regular Wednesday partner Anita Dixon who accrued an average of 23.14 over the same period.

In the Area Masters Competition we are pleased to announce Peter and Lyn Shrimpton and Marcel Dewart and Colin Bond will start July in the District category after obtaining the best four averages in the Area Class over the last three months. A special mention goes to Maggie Harris who finished second in the Club Most Master Points section behind Colin Bond.

The Club Masters Group was a closely fought competition and the promoted players are Liz Ayling,the pairs Angela & Colin Benson and Pam & Don Cheshire, Bridgette Eber and Pety Bos who had the best Club Master averages. Liz achieved a 15 point average which was enough to get promotion at Area Level to District Level as well so she will start July along the District Master players. Finally, honourable mentions go to Ann Mould, Mark Urwin, Diana Hindley, Ed Morley, Joy Ingham, Richard Murgatroyd and Kay Corbin who were other club members who finished in the Top Ten of the Club Level Most Master Points section.

A selection of photographs of the various winners receiving their bottles of Cava are available by clicking here.. 

Results
Fri 26th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Neill
Thu 25th August 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Derrick
Scorer: Ann H
Wed 24th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Mon 22nd August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter
Scorer: Richard
Fri 19th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Mike
Thu 18th August 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Derrick
Scorer: Ann M
Wed 17th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Derrick
Scorer: Richard
Mon 15th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter
Scorer: Marianne
Fri 12th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Colin
Thu 11th August 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Ann H
Wed 10th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Ed
Mon 8th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter
Scorer: Marianne
JSBSC 70% CLUB
JSBSC 70% CLUB

Members of the JSBSC 70% Club.

In order to qualify a pair must score over 70% in one of our mainstream tournaments in 2016.

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)

GREETING CARDS - LATEST EDITIONS
GREETING CARDS - LATEST EDITIONS

Two more greeting cards for sale. The first is a water colour of a Blue Iris from the Iris Garden in Sierra Bernia and the second a painting of the old town of Javea.

Both now  available in greeting card format.

Results
Fri 26th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Neill
Thu 25th August 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Derrick
Scorer: Ann H
Wed 24th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
Mon 22nd August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter
Scorer: Richard
Fri 19th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Mike
Thu 18th August 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Derrick
Scorer: Ann M
Wed 17th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Derrick
Scorer: Richard
Mon 15th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter
Scorer: Marianne
Fri 12th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Colin
Thu 11th August 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Ann H
Wed 10th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Richard
Scorer: Ed
Mon 8th August 2016
Duplicate Bridge
Director: Peter
Scorer: Marianne
JSBSC 70% CLUB
JSBSC 70% CLUB

Members of the JSBSC 70% Club.

In order to qualify a pair must score over 70% in one of our mainstream tournaments in 2016.

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)

GREETING CARDS - LATEST EDITIONS
GREETING CARDS - LATEST EDITIONS

Two more greeting cards for sale. The first is a water colour of a Blue Iris from the Iris Garden in Sierra Bernia and the second a painting of the old town of Javea.

Both now  available in greeting card format.