It's Paella Day today, Friday..
I have been informed by 2 of our members of firstly a change regarding making a "will "and also a scam regarding "pretending to be Microsoft". The documents on these 2 topics are now under "News Page 2015" and will also be putting them up on the notice board.
A good week for slams - 15 small slams and 1 grand slam were bid and made, congratulations to Janet C and Gloria - obviously being a granny suits her!!
FORTHCOMING SOCIAL/TOURNAMENT EVENTS
*Thursday 26th March - Mr Bridge DVD - "Losing Trick Count" Part 2 - 1pm prompt
*Saturday 28th March – Individuals’ Tournament - sign-up sheet on notice board
*Monday 6th April – Easter Tournament - best dressed Easter Bonnet and Egg
*Saturday 25th April - CARITAS Tournament - bottles required for the tombola please
It has been announced recently that as of 1st April our prize selection will now be the normal bottles (alcohol/olive oil) and the introduction of 3 off €1 tokens to be spent at the bar replacing the vouchers.
At the AGM the committee were tasked to review the allocation of prizes following the withdrawal of Colin Bond/Chris Threlfall's resolution for presenting the last of the allocated prizes to the 2nd to last position. The following format of our tournaments will be implemented as of w/c 30th March for a 3 month trial period. Mondays' - will remain the same format; Wednesdays' - the 1st 2 prizes will be presented to the top 2 pairs both N/S and E/W with the balance of prizes presented on a Weighted Handicap basis; Thursdays' (No Fear day) - experienced players to play N/S with the less experienced/students playing E/W - same prize allocation as current but an additional prize for best Student Pair, where appropriate; and Fridays' - there will be 2 pools - 1 pool for the top 10 pairs who will play a Howell movement and pool 2 for the balance of pairs playing a normal Mitchell movement. Please remember we were asked by the AGM to review this and it is for a 3 month trial.
Looking for a Partner - Diana is away for the 1st 2 weeks in April - please ring Sandra Benson.
A reminder regarding the items in the Left Hand column under "Useful Links" and "Teaching Information" - this includes some practice hands to play and some very good articles for ALL to read.