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NEXT THURSDAY BRIDGE IS ON THURS 27TH SEPTEMBER. 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).
THE REFURBISMENT OF THE TOILET FACILITIES HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE AND WE THANK BERNARD FOR HIS CONSULTANCY WITH THE LARKHILL CENTRE TO BRING THIS IMPROVEMENT ABOUT TO THE CENTRE.
NO BRIDGE ON FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER OR FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER, THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER, FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019 OR FRIDAY 12TH APRIL 2019.
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.
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.
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 MAUREEN BERESFORD MEMORIAL EVENT RAISED £330 FOR PARKINSON'S AND WE HAD A MAGNIFICENT ARRAY OF CAKES. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. THE WINNERS WERE KAREN JONES & JOHN CRAWFORD AND MEL & ESTELLE MEGITT.
DAVE HAS THANKED US FOR KEEPING HER MEMORY ALIVE AND WOULD LIKE NEXT YEAR'S BENEFICIARY OF THE EVENT TO BE MACMILLAN.
SORRY NO BRIDGE ON FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER.
PLEASE BRING THE CORRECT MONEY WITH YOU (NO SHRAPNEL OR FOREIGN COINS!)
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.
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.
* 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
LESSONS FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS ARE HELD AT THE HUB IN ALTRINCHAM FRIDAYS 1 TO 3 PM. PLEASE RING 0161 283 2374 BEFORE ATTENDING.
FORTHCOMING HOLIDAYS WITH LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB
BRIDGE HOLIDAY PLEASE NOTE BRIDGE OVERSEAS HAVE REDUCED THE NUMBER OF POINTS WHICH CAN BE USED WITH EACH HOLIDAY.
OUR PRE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WITH EDUCATIONAL LEISURE IS FULLY BOOKED BUT THERE IS A WAITING LIST AVAILABLE.
NEW HOLIDAY NOVEMBER 2019 AT THE DOM PEDRO HOTEL, MACHICO BAY, MADEIRA £479 PER PERSON WITH VOUCHERS. SHORT TRANSFER TIME FROM AIRPORT.
COULD SELL OUT, BOOK SOON! HOTEL LAGUNA MATERADA, CROATIA £499 19TH MAY (£569 SOLE USE LIMITED) FOR 7 NIGHTSHALF BOARD WITH DRINKS AT MEAL INCLUDED. SET IN BEAUTIFUL GARDENS ON THE BEST BEACH IN POREC. MODERN HOTEL CLOSE TO THE OLD TOWN, WITH MEDIEVAL QUARTER. Bridge Overseas. If you wish to join the group going please contact Hazel before booking. The deposit for this holiday is £200. FLIGHTS WITH JET2.
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.
Thanks once again for a free top up supply (22nd August 2018)
A huge thank you to my son-in-law ALLAN PATERSON and 'BENDERS'
for their continuing free supply of cups.
Stretford are offering their premises for hire for league matches at a total cost of £15 including tea and coffee.
Please see that they have now been added to the list of Local Clubs on the left hand side frop down menu of this website.