£10 per 100 local points.
We now have a dedicated disabled car parking bay. Please leave it free for those who need it.
full results on NIBU website
Click for the list of February's 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.
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.
Click for our latest News Sheet which now includes a prize crossword.
As you will probably know, Bridge Magazine has stopped publishing for the foreseeable future. Ron Tacchi and I have decided to start a new venture by launching A New Bridge Magazine.
This is a free magazine!!!
Firstly if you have already registered with A New Bridge Magazine through the word of mouth campaign then we are sorry for troubling you.
If you visit www.newbridgemag.com you can see the new magazine. You can also register to ensure you are notified each time a magazine is published.
If you like the magazine then not only please register but also tell anyone and everyone you know who plays bridge that there is a new free bridge magazine available.
This is our first edition and will be improved in terms of both content and production over the coming months.
Here's hoping you will become a regular reader,
Mark Horton, Editor
Tuesdays 10am Beginners Ron Hall
1pm Next Step Ron Hall
Thursdays downstairs 10am & 1 pm Improvers Norma Irwin
Thursdays upstairs 11am Advancers Robin Burns
Tutor's contact details - see Menu LHS
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.
The heating time clocks have now been set and the boiler will come on automatically on the relevant days from 0920 to 1200 in the morning and 1840 to 2210 in the evening and 1310 to 1600 on Wednesday and Friday. 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’.
Click for more information.
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.
WHAT'S ON EACH WEEK
MONDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS - OPEN Pairs (TD on Duty)
TUESDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS - INT A/B Duplicate Pairs (TD on Duty)
TUESDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm DOWNSTAIRS - OPEN Pairs (TD on Duty)
WEDNESDAY: 1.20pm for 1.30pm DOWNSTAIRS - Duplicate for:- Ints & Improving Beginners; however it is permissible for a Senior player to participate if they are partnering an Intermediate or Improving Beginner player. No partner required. (TD Colin Jeffries 07946 301661)
FRIDAY: 9.50 for 10.00am UPSTAIRS – INT B Duplicate Session. No partner required. (TD on Duty)
FRIDAY: 1.35pm for 1.45pm DOWNSTAIRS – INT A/B Duplicate Session; 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 required. (TD on Duty)
SATURDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm DOWNSTAIRS – Duplicate OPEN PAIRS (TDs Dymphna Friel/Seamus Sloan)
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Members and visitors are reminded that they need to be in their seats 10 minutes before a session starts to facilitate setting up the electronic scoring.
Monday - 19.20 for 19.30
Tuesday - 19.20 for 19.30
Wednesday - 13.20 for 13.30
Friday morning - 09.50 for 10.00
Friday afternoon - 13.35 for 13.45
Saturday - 19.20 for 19.30
Monday Contact: Sam Tel: 028 9079 5706 or 077 6158 3438
Tuesday Contact: Marlene Tel: 028 9065 2113
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.