£10 per 100 local points.
At KM we welcome and attempt to cater for all ranks of bridge players. To this end the format of our weekly sessions is outlined below.
SEATING TIMES IN RED ARE TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC SCORING
MONDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS - Open Pairs
TUESDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS – Intermediate A and B Pairs
TUESDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm DOWNSTAIRS - Open Pairs
WEDNESDAY: 1.20pm for 1.30pm DOWNSTAIRS – Novice, Intermediate B and Intermediate A especially if playing with a junior player. KMBC No Fear Bidding System applies which is in the menu above. No partner necessary. (TD Colin Jeffries 07946 301661)
FRIDAY: 9.50 am for 10.00am UPSTAIRS – Intermediate B and Novice Pairs. KMBC No Fear Bidding System applies which is in the menu above. No partner necessary.
FRIDAY: 1.35pm for 1.45pm DOWNSTAIRS – Intermediate A and B Pairs. This session is primarily for Intermediate A and B players; however it is permissible for a Senior player to participate if they are partnering an Intermediate player. No partner necessary.
SATURDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm DOWNSTAIRS – Open Pairs
We have a dedicated disabled car parking bay. Please leave it free for those who need it.
Click for the list of March Prize winners; the prizes are now in the clubhouse. If you haven’t received your prize please prompt your TD to give it to you.
The Keep Bridge Alive campaign has finally started to go global with nearly £20,000 raised to date (target 45K), however KBA still has a long way to go and we really do hope the Northern Irish bridge community will get behind this campaign.
Please help us get the number of supporters up to 200 before I arrive in Memphis this Thursday to promote the Keep Bridge Alive initiative in the USA where I hope to get them to match 200 European donors.
Of course whilst everyone’s personal circumstances and ability to help differ, I do hope that you may share the campaign with your members and encourage individual donations and ask them to promote the campaign also?
Ideally it would be great if TDs could announce it at the start of sessions or events because telling people verbally about the campaign alongside visual reminders of the poster/leaflet is helpful in getting people involved
As you know, I have contacted all NIBU bridge clubs but so far very few have replied so please could you encourage them to do so? Might you also ask them to ensure the poster and leaflet are visibly available in their club.
Every penny counts, no matter how small, donations help us spread our message and mobilise:
Thank you again for your support.
I attach a short KBA video available via this link which you might be able to put on the EBU and EBED website:
The heating time clocks have now been set and the boiler will come on automatically on the relevant days for bridge sessions and classes. The thermostatic radiator valves should be left on a setting of 3 which will enable us to check if they are all working correctly. Changing these to a higher setting will NOT heat the room any quicker but will result in over-heating the room so please leave them alone. If you think a valve is not working properly please advise the director who will contact one of the Building sub-committee.
The advance facility on both time clocks will allow the user to advance the system to ‘ON’ when currently ‘OFF’ or switch the system ‘OFF’ when currently ‘ON’.
Fearghal O’Boyle has produced a summary of the more significant changes to the Laws and has kindly allowed us to publish it in full on our website for the use of all our members. Click here for details of the major changes.
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Members and Visitors are reminded of the following rule:
At ALL Club sessions, prior to the playing of the first board, the tossing of a coin or drawing of lots will determine the NS & EW seating positions if one pair requests it. Tournament Directors, players who for health reasons prefer to sit or move and those who can’t use the electronic scorers are exempt from this rule and get their choice.
The Harbour Estate gate at Sainsbury’s (Tillysburn) is now controlled by automatic entrance and exit barriers from approximately 21.00 to 06.00 (Monday to Saturday) and all day Sunday. If you come to the barrier and it is down drive up to the barrier, stop beside the pedestal, and present your Belfast Harbour plastic pass to the panel with a key on it and the barrier will then magically rise! If you haven't got a pass press the intercom button and wait for a reply; state that you are coming from or going to Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre and the barrier will then magically rise!
In the event of a problem ring the Belfast Harbour Police on 028 9055 3000 and they will sort it out.
Is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity.
Company Registration No: NI 615888. Charity Registration No: NIC101823.
Address and Registered Office: Harbour View Unit A1, Sydenham Business Park, 20 Heron Road, Belfast BT3 9LE.
The Club is affiliated to the Northern Ireland Bridge Union.
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Monday Contact: Sam Tel: 028 9079 5706 or 077 6158 3438
Tuesday Contact: Rosemary Tel: 028 90666739 / 07759390967
Saturday Contact: Dymphna either by text or phone Tel: 077 4207 2111
Partners aren't needed for Wednesday and Friday Inter sessions; just come along.
Please do not arrange Cup matches for a Tuesday night - this is a club night in both rooms and we cannot guarantee we would have free tables.