Lowestoft Bridge Club
Lowestoft Bridge Club
 
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5th Feb 2016 10:14 GMT
 
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Welcome

Welcome to the home page of the most easterly Bridge Club in Great Britain.

We play duplicate bridge twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, with a mixture of open pairs, teams, and individual competitions. We also take part in national simultaneous pairs competitions when these take place on a suitable day. We welcome visitors to all but individual and teams competitions, and more information is available from the secretary

Thai police arrest elderly bridge players in Pattaya

This is part of a report on the BBC News website on Thursday 4th February.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35491852

A group of elderly bridge players in the Thai resort town of Pattaya were surprised by a visit from the police on Wednesday. Thirty-two foreigners, including British, Swedish, Norwegian and Australian citizens, were arrested during the anti-gambling raid.They said they were not playing for money, but were held for possessing too many unregistered playing cards. Thailand's military rulers have vowed to crack down on corruption and crime.

The players were released on bail on Thursday, after 12 hours in custody.

So take care if you want to play in Thailand!

Diamond Anniversary in English Bridge - a disclaimer!

Following our Diamond Anniversary celebrations we sent an article for inclusion in English Bridge. The then editor asked for about 100 to 150 words. This is what we sent:

Many visitors to the Suffolk coast have found their way to Lowestoft Bridge Club, the most easterly club in Great Britain, and enjoyed a laid-back and friendly evening. On 28th September 2015 the club celebrated its sixtieth anniversary. The fiftieth anniversary had passed by un-noticed, since nobody knew the club’s start date; but when research turned up the Lowestoft Journal  for 30th September 1955, containing a diary reference to the opening night of Lowestoft Bridge Club, planning began. On the night members enjoyed a pairs competition for the (new) Anniversary Cup, and a special cake cut by the oldest (94) and longest serving member, Louis Claydon.  Chairman Robert Shreeve spoke of the club’s history, particularly the three pubs, two hotels, two cafés, two schools, two community centres and two church halls used as venues, and the cups of tea in rose patterned china served by one of the café owners. Corks popped and wine was served. The toast was to the next sixty years!

And this is what was printed:

Lowestoft Bridge Club, the most easterly club in England, has recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary. On the night members enjoyed a pairs competition for the (new) Anniversary Cup, and a special cake was cut by the oldest (94) and longest serving member, Louis Claydon. Corks popped and wine was served. The toast was to the next sixty years!

If I'd known I would have asked for my name to be removed.

 

John White Trophy (Teams)

For the current standing of the teams see Competitions - John White Trophy (Teams) via the side menu.

The teams for the John White Trophy are:

Team 1:    Ken Baker & Barry Learner and  Phyl Howard & Jackie Nickels
Team 2:     Mary Wilderspin & Billy Groves and Dora Rose & Jan Jay
Team 3:     Marie Yapp & Charlie Wilderspin and Judith Howitt & Mike Savage
Team 4:     Felicity & Alec Hillier and Brenda & Peter Howlett
Team 5:     Bridget & Robert Shreeve and Joany Randall & John Hobson
Team 6:     Sheila Bultitude & Mac Taylor and Karen Read & John Barker
 
Matches will be played on:
 
Thursday 24th September 2015
Thursday 26th November 2015
Thursday 28th January 2015
Thursday 31st March 2015
Phone Scams and Phishing Emails

This has nothing to do with bridge, but you may find it useful. "These days people are frequently asked for personal details, either via a phishing email or, to our intense irritation, by telephone cold callers. Everyone should be on their guard that they only give information when absolutely necessary, and when they trust the person/organisation they are talking to. With this in mind the Metropolitan Police and NatWest Bank have jointly produced a booklet called "The Little Book of Big Scams", which can be downloaded free at bit.ly/1acfow6 ".

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Current Sim Pairs Link

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Contact for Partners
Jan Jay (501152) can help you find a partner.
Calendar
8th February 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Bob Hasell
Scorer: Felicity Hillier
11th February 2016
Challenge Bowl 1
Director: Robert Shreeve
Scorer: Robert Shreeve
15th February 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Bridget Shreeve
Scorer: Jan Jay
18th February 2016
Challenge Bowl 2
Director: Bridget Shreeve
Scorer: Bridget Shreeve
Click for the latest results
Current Sim Pairs Link

 Click here if you want to go straight to the Lowestoft page for the current Sim Pairs.

Contact for Partners
Jan Jay (501152) can help you find a partner.
Calendar
8th February 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Bob Hasell
Scorer: Felicity Hillier
11th February 2016
Challenge Bowl 1
Director: Robert Shreeve
Scorer: Robert Shreeve
15th February 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Bridget Shreeve
Scorer: Jan Jay
18th February 2016
Challenge Bowl 2
Director: Bridget Shreeve
Scorer: Bridget Shreeve