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NEXT THURSDAY BRIDGE IS ON THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 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).
NO BRIDGE ON FRIDAY 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!
GOOD LUCK TO OUR MEMBERS WHO HAVE ENTERED THE CANTOR CUP.
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.
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.
* 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.
NEW BRIDGE OVERSEAS BROCHURES AVAILABLE
Possible holiday for 3 nights at The Bedford Hotel at Lytham St Anne's on 19th July2019. Kno for good food, this is an organized bridge holiday and costs £215 dinner, b & b. £7 daily supplement for singles. If this appeals contact Anne 0161 283 2992. We only need a very small group to join this holiday.
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ WITH HELEN'S BRIDGE HOLIDAYS
We thoroughly recommend Helen's holidays for choice of venue, friendliness and generous prizes. Possibly venues for 2019 will include the Bedford Hotel in Lytham St Annes 13th to 16th September and the Netherwood Hotel at Grange over Sands in either September or November. The Rendezvous at Skipton is 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).
HOTEL LAGUNA MATERADA, CROATIA BALANCE DUE BY 24TH FEBRUARY. PLEASE NOTE JET2 FLIGHTS WILL BE FROM TERMINAL 2 FROM FEB 2019.
STRETFORD BRIDGE CLUB - LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE WITH THE "FAST TRACK" BRIDGE SYSTEM STARTING JANUARY 2019.
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.
PLEASE BRING THE CORRECT MONEY WITH YOU (NO SHRAPNEL OR FOREIGN COINS!)
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 (4th November 2018)
A huge thank you to my son-in-law ALLAN PATERSON and 'BENDERS'
for their continuing free supply of cups.