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COMMITTEE
 
CHAIRMAN                        ANNE RICHARDSON
 
VICE CHAIRMAN                CHRIS EMBURY
 
TREASURER.                       PAT SHEA
 
CHIEF DIRECTOR              MOIRA BLOOMFIELD
             
DIRECTOR.                        PAUL WEST
 
DIRECTOR.                        HAZEL POWELL
 
DIRECTOR.                       JOHN BEATTIE
 
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR/
SECRETARY                        SUSAN TRIGGS
 
SEMINAR
CO-ORDINATOR                 PAT CHOULARTON
 
FRIDAY CLUB
ORGANIZER AND
BUILDINGS
CO-ORDINATOR.                     BERNARD SHEA
 
DUPLIMATOR.                   BRIDGET WARREN
 
ADMINISTRATOR.             JANE CAFFREY
 
ADMINISTRATOR             CARMEL WILLIAMS
 
 
NOTICES
NOTICES

NEXT THURSDAY BRIDGE IS ON THURSDAY 30TH MAY, MEMBERS ONLY. VISITORS WELCOME ON FRIDAYS. BLUE BADGE PARKING ONLY ON LARKHILL CAR PARK. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CENTRE BEFORE 12.30 ON THURSDAYS OR 12.45 ON FRIDAYS (EVEN IF THE DOORS ARE OPEN).

 

 

 
NOTICES

Advance notice of closure on Thursday 23rd May and Friday 24th May.

We have used playing cards for sale in good condition (can be supplied with jokers) at 50p a pack. Please enquire to Pat Shea.

PROFESSIONAL AND TRADES PEOPLE
PROFESSIONAL AND TRADES PEOPLE

AS A SERVICE TO OUR MEMBERS WE ARE COMPILING A LIST OF PROFESSIONALS AND TRADES PEOPLE. IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS LIST PLEASE WRITE THEM ON THE LIST ON THE NOTICEBOARD. MEMBERS' RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY.

CAR PARKING
CAR PARKING

Only limited car parking can be allowed on the small Larkhill Centre car park due to the requirements for access for emergency vehicles.  I would urge members to use the large free public car park adjacent to the centre which from January 2016 has a 3 hour time limit with no return within the hour. There are some spaces for blue badge holders near to the path leading to the centre.  There are shortly to be parking restrictions on Thorley Lane itself but there is another free car park in the village behind the library which sometimes has spaces.

 
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

BELIEVED TO BE A MISQUOTE

BUT KEEP READING ANYWAY!

♠ Heap praise in spades

 Treasure your partner

 Friends are like diamonds

♣ Don't club your opponents

Instead of an inquest at the table

use the Play it again feature on

the hand records - it's brilliant!

THE HOLIDAY BRIDGE CLUB
THE HOLIDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Larkhill Bridge Club is now a member of the Holiday Bridge Club. Points awarded to members each week can be accumulated and the vouchers given used as a discount on bridge holidays in both the UK and overseas. Further details will be available at the club or visit the website: 
www.bridgeoverseas.co.uk
Brochures available
 
 
Welcome to Larkhill Bridge Club
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR LOVELY MEMBERS WHO MADE OUR SPECIAL DAY SO MEMORABLE AND THE WONDERFUL PARTY AND CAKE. 

NEW SESSION
NEW SESSION

MONDAY CLUB

 Our popular lessons for IMPROVERS continue with Kath Nelson, qualified EBU teacher, Grand Master who has played for England, all welcome no membership required.

10 am to 12 pm on Mondays

Only £2 per session 

 Practice 20th May then 10 further weeks of lessons.

(includes late May Bank Holiday). Last lesson 29th July. No partner required, no booking needed.

 

MCBA Summer Intermediate Pairs Sunday 23rd June 2019

Summer Intermediate Pairs
A single session event for players below the rank of Regional Master (to include regular club players and others with limited experience of Bridge Tournaments).
This duplicate event (approx 24 boards) will be held on Sunday 23rd June at Altrincham Bridge Club (134 Cecil Rd, Hale, WA15 9NU) starting at 1.30pm.

This is a friendly bridge event and is supported by Larkhill Bridge Club.  We want to encourage as many pairs to enter as possible.
Click here for entry form and details

LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB
LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB

Started in May 2010 our intention is to encourage novice players and lapsed players to join more seasoned players in taking part in friendly, duplicate bridge. 

During the coming year the committee has already planned to feature several competitions and keep you informed of developments through our website, schedule of events and occasional newsletters. We also offer bridge holidays for our members and friends.

Membership is currently at capacity for play on Thursdays (members only)but we offer play at our Friday Club sessions to non members. There is a short waiting for Thursdays. If you do not bring a partner, we will do our best to assist but please arrive 15 minutes before commencement of play or use the 'Find a Partner' feature on the website. Visitors may attend our Friday sessions as posted on the website. Occasionally there is no Friday session due to bookings for the National Blood Transfusion Service.

We play every Thursday afternoon asking members to be seated by 12.45 for play to commence promptly at 12.50pm. Please see the 'Information' section for further details.

The Larkhill Centre is a modern venue, all on one floor and adjacent to the Thorley Lane free car park (3 hour time limit) and also has its own small car park which we respectfully ask you to leave for Blue Badge holders.

 

WARNING
WARNING

RECENTLY WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL INSTANCES OF PROBLEMS WITH THE RESULTS BECAUSE OF CARELESSNESS.

POINT ONE. NORTH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOARDS AND THE ORIENTATION MUST NOT BE CHANGED TO MAKE ROOM FOR DUMMY ON THE TABLE.

POINT TWO. WHEN CLAIMING PLEASE SHOW YOUR LINE OF PLAY WITHOUT RELEASING THE CARDS FROM YOUR HAND.

POINT THREE. REMEMBER TO COUNT YOUR CARDS.

POINT FOUR. EAST (OR WEST) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING THE SCORES HAVE BEEN ENTERED CORRECTLY.

 NOT OBSERVING THESE GUIDELINES CAN SERIOUSLY AFFECT YOUR RESULT.

 

BEST BEHAVIOUR AT BRIDGE
BEST BEHAVIOUR AT BRIDGE

* GREET OTHERS IN A FRIENDLY MANNER, PRIOR TO START OF PLAY ON EACH ROUND

* BE A GOOD "HOST" OR "GUEST" AT THE TABLE

* MAKE BRIDGE ENJOYABLE FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT CRITICIZING PARTNER OR OPPONENTS

* GIVE CREDIT WHEN OPPONENTS MAKE A GOOD BID OR PLAY

* TAKE CARE OF YOUR PERSONAL GROOMING

*  AVOID INQUESTS PARTICULARLY DUE TO THE NOISE LEVEL IT CREATES

* ENSURE THAT YOUR MOBILE PHONE IS ON SILENT

* ENJOY THE COMPANY AS WELL AS THE GAME

WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?
WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?

LESSONS FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS ARE HELD AT THE HUB IN ALTRINCHAM FRIDAYS 1 TO 3 PM. PLEASE RING 0161 283 2374 BEFORE ATTENDING.

Congratulations to the Larkhill team who entered the Northern League competition this year. Having won nearly every one of their matches they have have been elevated from Group 7 to Group 6.  Well done, Suzanne, Adele, Mel, Estelle, Hazel and Diana.

Anniversary Shield
Anniversary Shield

Congratulations to  the 2019 winners of the Richardson Anniversary Shield, Pam Hutton, Dorothy Firth, Suzanne Beckett and Adele Hodari.

BRIDGE HOLIDAY 2019

♠   ♣  HELEN'S BRIDGE HOLIDAYS

We thoroughly recommend Helen's holidays for choice of venue, friendliness and generous prizes. One definite venue in November is the Netherwood Hotel at Grange over Sands  3 nights18th to 21st November at £320 a person. Some of our members have been before and really enjoyed it.  The Rendezvous at Skipton is also a confirmed holiday with several members already having booked to secure their places.

TWIXMAS 2019 3 NIGHTS AT THE RENDEZVOUS, SKIPTON 27 - 30TH DEC 2019 BRIDGE HOSPITALITY FEE £55 (NON BRIDGE £20).  ROOMS SHARING DINNER, B & B £171, SINGLE OCCUPANCY £246. OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS £30 CANAL VIEW, SUPERIOR £60, SUITE £90).

 

CHARITIES
CHARITIES
WE HAVE NOW RAISED THE MAGNIFICENT TOTAL
OF £10,100 SINCE STARTING IN 2010 THANKS TO
OUR GENEROUS MEMBERS
 FOR LOCAL AND
 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
CHARITIES.
CORRECT MONEY
CORRECT MONEY

PLEASE BRING THE CORRECT MONEY WITH YOU (NO SHRAPNEL OR FOREIGN COINS!)

MR BRIDGE MAGAZINE
MR BRIDGE MAGAZINE

Following the renewal of the club insurance we have been given the gift of a monthly copy of 'Mr Bridge magazine'. This will be available for members to read at the club and if there is a sit out table it will be placed there.

THANK YOU
THANK YOU

Thanks once again for a free top up supply (March 2019)

A huge thank you to my son-in-law ALLAN PATERSON and 'BENDERS'

for their continuing free supply of cups.

WELCOMING PLAYERS WITH DISABILITIES
WELCOMING PLAYERS WITH DISABILITIES
Larkhill Bridge Club will strive to assist players with disabilities by providing assistance where needed.  Please contact us through the information section if you would like advice.
Calendar
Thu 30th May 2019
Director: Chris Embury
Fri 31st May 2019
Friday club
Thu 6th June 2019
Fri 7th June 2019
Thu 13th June 2019
Fri 14th June 2019
Thu 20th June 2019
Fri 21st June 2019
Results
Friday club
Director: Geoff Densham
Director: Paul West
Friday club
Director: Geoff
Anniversary Shield event
Director: Hazel Powell
Friday club
Director: Suzanne Beckett
Director: Moira Bloomfield
Friday Club
Director: Pat?
THURSDAY
Director: Chris
Friday Club
Director: Peter Jacob