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Welcome to Minehead Bridge Club. We are a small friendly club and we play duplicate bridge on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the  Minehead Methodist Church Hall (please click on the 'Information" tab in the left hand column for further details). We use Bridge Mates for computerised scoring on both evenings and on Tuesday evenings Master Points are awarded but on Thursdays, when it is a little more relaxed with a mix of beginners and more experienced players, a prize can be won by the winning pair! There is always a spare partner for each evening except for competition nights.Visitors are very welcome to either or both evenings.

Teaching Bridge

As you can see, Sally has received the following email from the Communications Officer  and is, I believe, self explanatory. If you are interested, then in the first instance, please let Sally know.

 

Dear Sally

We wanted to let you know the great news that, in conjunction with English Bridge Education & Development, free places on Club Teacher Training Courses are being reintroduced in 2019. 

These courses, which are run by EBED, are intended to enable members with a motivation to help bring more players in to the game - and specifically in to their club - to run lessons. We believe that there is plenty of interest in learning to play bridge - it is often the lack of opportunity which prevents people from doing so. With someone in your club who can provide lessons, you may be able to use this opportunity for your club to grow and thrive. 

It is hoped that in the coming few years EBED will provide courses round the country to try to cater for all affiliated clubs. EBED are in the process of putting together the dates and locations of the courses for 2019, and the calendar will be available later this month, when we will also let you know how to book. 

We hope, however, that by knowing now about the opportunity to attend for free, you can begin to think about how your club may use this great opportunity as a catalyst for growing its membership in 2019 and beyond.

This information has been sent to all club secretaries (or main contact for the club in the absence of secretary) - please circulate the information to anyone who you think may be interested.

Kind regards

Peter

Communications Officer

Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Dinner this year will be held at the Northfield Hotel on Tuesday the 18th December. A copy of the menu is at the bridge club.See you there!

County League

COUNTY LEAGUE 2018-19

For 2018-19 season SCBA are again asking Club Secretaries (or appointed League representative) to make an entry for all teams representing their Club in the County League.

Last season 28 teams played in three divisions. We have an indication that at least three new teams may enter in 2018-19, so if the number of teams exceeded 30 we would run four divisions with the advantage that there would be a more even standard within each league.

The number of divisions, the composition of the leagues and questions of promotion and relegation following the 2017-18 season cannot be resolved until we know how many teams have entered.

Players representing a Club must be bona fide members of the Club, but this season SCBA are accepting entries from ‘Barbarian’ teams in the lowest division.

A ‘Barbarian’ team could be formed by any individual or pair who wish to play in the County League, but cannot generate enough interest in their own club to form a complete team.  

Please ask any pair or individual who may be interested in playing in a ‘Barbarians’ team in the County League to contact Bob Warrender.

 At a later stage Clubs which enter more than one team must nominate a ‘core’ of 4, 5 or 6 members of each team who will play if available and who cannot play for another team.

At this early stage we only need to know the number of teams which your Club are likely to enter in the County League in 2018-19, identifying teams by initials of Captain’s names.

Payment and required details of teams will be asked for later. Fees depend on number of teams in a division

It is particularly important to inform Bob Warrender of :

  1. any new teams who wish to enter
  2. any teams that played in 2017-18 who are not entering in 2018-19

Please reply to Bob Warrender, Cutty House, North Cadbury, Yeovil BA22 7DG

(email ‘marianandbob86@gmail.com’) or (phone 01963-440070) as soon as possible.

The League programme starts on 31st August and we need to organise the leagues well ahead of this date.  

Club Percentages

Congratulations to Malcolm for coming top in the club percentages with a score of 56.68%, in second place was Sally (Stuttard) with 56.29% and third was Sandra coming in with 55.76%.

A copy of all the results will be posted on the club notice board.

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Mobile Phone

The Bridge Club now has a mobile phone which will be on during play on both evenings so that members can be contacted if need be, the number is - 07840237616

Calendar
18th December 2018
Christmas Dinner
Spare Partner: No Spare
20th December 2018
Spare Partner: Geraldine Goldsmith
25th December 2018
No Bridge
Spare Partner: No Bridge
Results
13th December 2018
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Tony G
Scorer: Tony G
11th December 2018
Tuesday Duplicate
Director: Peter Jackson
Scorer: Sally Stuttard
6th December 2018
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Chris P
Scorer: Chris P
Mobile Phone

The Bridge Club now has a mobile phone which will be on during play on both evenings so that members can be contacted if need be, the number is - 07840237616

Calendar
18th December 2018
Christmas Dinner
Spare Partner: No Spare
20th December 2018
Spare Partner: Geraldine Goldsmith
25th December 2018
No Bridge
Spare Partner: No Bridge
Results
13th December 2018
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Tony G
Scorer: Tony G
11th December 2018
Tuesday Duplicate
Director: Peter Jackson
Scorer: Sally Stuttard
6th December 2018
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Chris P
Scorer: Chris P