Three Honorary Members-
At the AGM the County was delighted to confer honorary life membership on three members. Two of the members were Drene Brown and Elaine Proctor. The third recipient was not at the AGM, so shall not be named at the moment in order not to spoil the surprise!
All Change at the County
Following the AGM there have been a number of personnel changes in the Management Committee. After serving the maximum period of three consecutive years which the constitution imposes Alan Andrews and Bill Parsons resigned as Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively, to be replaced by Glynn Elwick and Guy Grainger. Having been Competition Secretary for seven years, Stuart Knox has stepped down and has been replaced by Vic Llewellyn.
Unfortunately our County Secretary, Paul Wokes, has had a traumatic time and broken his pelvis! We all wish him a speedy recovery. By the way, had it not been for his accident Paul would doubtless be reminding everybody about the County AGM which takes place on Sunday 26th June at Dunholme (1:30pm) - Free Bridge afterwards for the Bill & Eileen Herbert Trophy.
It is with much regret that we announce the death of Tim Walker, the Chairman of Lincoln (Eastgate) Bridge Club. He died suddenly on Thursday 16th June. Tim was well known as a solicitor in the Lincoln area, but more recently, after his retirement, he became involved in tournament directing; in fact he directed the first Champions' League event on Tuesday 14th June. Always charming, both at the Bridge table and away from it, Tim is going to be very sorely missed. Our sincere condolences go to his family.
Bassingham Bridge Day
On Monday 5th September there will be a Bridge Day at the Hammond Hall, Bassingham. Coffee and home-made biscuits from 10am. Bridge starts at 10:30am. Lunch is included within the ticket price of £13. The day is in aid of the St Barnabas Hospice. Further details from Roy Highes on 0.1.5.2.2. 126.96.36.199.5.6. The organisers will guarantee that there shall be no half tables, and that single players will be accommodated.
New Affiliated Club at Louth
Newly affiliated to the EBU, the recently formed Brackenborough Bridge Club consists of a friendly group of individuals who enjoy and are passionate about the game of duplicate bridge. You will find us in the Brackenborough Arms, just off the A16 at Cordeaux Corner, on the outskirts of Louth. We are within easy reach of Grimsby, also nearby for those living in towns and villages between Grimsby and Louth. For those living towards the East Coast, the route, although a little longer, consists of main roads which are well maintained during those long winter months.
The Brackenborough Bridge Club meets every Monday and Wednesday evening, 6.45 for 7pm, in a well appointed room just off the foyer and near the bar, where tea and coffee is available. Some of our members have eaten in the bistro before the evening's bridge commences and have commented on the quality of the fare available.
For those less able bodied, the Brackenborough has a Disabled parking space and wheelchair ramps. The staff are very friendly, approachable and courteous, providing table service if required.
If you would like to join us but need a partner, we have a partnership finder service run by Sue York, who can be contacted on 01507 477122.
One of our founder members - David Stoddart - runs a Tuesday Night Group, for beginners and improvers, which is supervised. You do not need to have a partner to join this group as David acts as a host.
Phone David on 01507 480407.
We also have a web site for information
and results at www.bridgewebs.com/louthtuesdaybrackenborough/
We extend a very warm welcome to those wishing to join us for a lively game of bridge and look forward to meeting you.
EBU Clubs' Bulletins.
Suzanne Gill, who is the East of England EBU rep has sent out a couple of "Club Belletins". The November Bulletin covers the situation in the East of England concerning club affiliation, and also discusses some restrictions on county events and sim pairs. The December issue concerns Master Point allocations and opens a discussion about flighted events.
You can download the November issue by clicking here, and the December one by clicking here. Acrobat reader is required for this. If you cannot download either of them then use this link for November and this one for December. (RTF Files which your wordprocessor can read)