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County Events & Local Charity Events

If you're interested in what might be going on outside the club go to County Calendar / Events on the menu to find out what events are being run by Berks & Bucks, Hants/ IoW, and the Chiltern League. Also to see details of what's happening locally click on Local Charity Events.

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Conservative Club Request

The Conservative Club has requested that all members leave the bar area by 11 pm

Individual movement for 8 players

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Derek Spraggett

It is with sadness that we inform you that Derek Spraggett, husband of Enid, passed away peacefully on 25th July. The funeral service will be held at Thatcham Crematorium on Thursday August 7th at midday. Refreshments after the funeral at Donnington Grove Golf Club, Grove Road, Speen

Newbury Bridge Club Fun Chicago Bridge Charity Night

At the Conservative Club Friday 8th August 2014  6.45pm for 7pm

Ploughman’s Supper and Free Glass of Wine. Prizes and Raffle 
£10 per head.  In aid of local charity Loose Ends

There will also be an auction. Items so far for the auction include a set of 8 lessons at the Andrew Robson Bridge Club worth £165! (You can choose level and date) and a 3 course lunch for 2 at the Bladebone Inn, Bucklebury. It will be possible to put in a closed bid before the day of the event even if you can't make the Charity Evening.
Tickets on sale now.

Notice of Special General Meeting

This is to be held on Tuesday 12th August at 7pm at the Club immediately before the Tuesday Ladder.
The motion is to amend the wording of the first sentence of clause 16 of the Constitution from 'A General Meeting of the Club shall be held in the month of November every year to transact the following business:' to read 'A General Meeting of the Club shall be held in each year no later than four months after the end of the financial year in order to transact the following business:'

RTH Competitions 2013-14

These are now both complete. The Roger Kirby RTH Duplicate Teams of Four (which was tied on 12 Match Points between Eleanor Rice's team and Lynn Kirby's team) was narrowly won by Eleanor Rice's team on League points 51-47. Congratulations to the members of that team: Eleanor Rice (Captain), Stuart Strachan, Peter and Joan Cherrett.

The Edie Gurr RTH Rubber Bridge competition was won by Chris Doyle and Bridget Jones. Well done to them.

Newbury Bridge Club

Visitors are very welcome to all club events  smiley

Monday evening Rubber Bridge 19.00
Monday evening Improver Bridge (duplicate) 19.00
Tuesday evening Duplicate 19.00 for 19.15 start
Thursday afternoon No-Fear Duplicate 13.15 for 13.30 start
Thursday evening Duplicate (or Teams once a month) 19.00 for 19.15 start
Friday evening Training 19.15 - 21.30

Start Time Duplicate Evenings
For evening duplicate events it is essential that at least one of the partnership is seated at table
7pm at the latest to allow for the movement to be set and a punctual start at 7.15pm.

Please see 'Club Calendar' for more details, also dates of hosted evenings

members £2, visitors £4 every evening

Enquiries to the club secretary Nicola Foster  Tel 0745 6956387  e-mail:

Newbury Bridge Club Training Phase Two


Relaxed Hosted Duplicate

The Relaxed Hosted Duplicate gives more time than usual to play each hand than on an average Duplicate evening and is generally less strict.  It is run with the explicit intention of encouraging newer players to make that step up from Improvers, No Fear Bridge, Rubber etc. This year we have seen quite a few people take up that opportunity. We hope those who have played once or twice will continue to come and that others who have yet to try it out will give it a go.
The next Relaxed Hosted Duplicate is Tuesday 19th August. You can come with or without a partner.

Improver Bridge

Monday evenings  7:00 – 10:00 pm       (in the bar area)

These evenings will enable you to practise Duplicate Bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere so you can become steadily more confident playing in any company. The format will be a playing session of about two hours followed by an open discussion of some of the hands in order to improve your understanding of both bidding and card play. Cost: £2 per session for members. £4 for visitors. No partner required

For further information click on title or contact John Hawkins  email:

Rubber Bridge

Monday evenings  7:00 – 10:00 pm   (main room)

Bridge doesn't have to be so serious! Come with a partner and play Rubber Bridge. It's fun and you can experiment without serious consequences. What's more there are prizes! If you've only played Duplicate it's easy to pick up.
Cost: £2 per session for members. £4 for visitors.

No Fear Duplicate Bridge

If you wish to play in the daytime don't forget No Fear bridge on Thursday afternoons. This is particularly suitable for beginners/improvers or if you haven't played for a while. You can turn up without a partner. £2 per session for members. £4 for visitors. 1.15 p.m. for a 1.30 p.m. start.  Finish 4.00 p.m. For further details see No Fear Bridge in the Information section

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Members' Area

Club Members can access the Members' Area by clicking on the 'Members Only' link above this box. If you have any difficulty email Brian Medhurst

Latest HIWCBA Newsletter
EBU New Announcements and Alerts
Competition Winners 2013
31st Jul 2014
No Fear Bridge
31st Jul 2014
29th Jul 2014
Duplicate Hosted
28th Jul 2014
Improver Bridge
28th Jul 2014
Rubber(9 tables)
24th Jul 2014
No Fear Bridge
24th Jul 2014
Teams of Four
22nd Jul 2014
Individual Championship
21st Jul 2014
Improver Bridge
21st Jul 2014
Rubber(9 tables)
Mon 4th Aug 2014
Rubber Bridge & Raffle
Director: Jackie Woods
Mon 4th Aug 2014
Improver Bridge
Director: John Hawkins
Tue 5th Aug 2014
Championship Pairs
Director: Gill Weeks
Scorer: John Foster
Thu 7th Aug 2014
Prize Handicap
Director: Liz Madeley
Scorer: Jackie Woods
Thu 7th Aug 2014
No Fear Bridge
Fri 8th Aug 2014
NBC Charity Drive
Mon 11th Aug 2014
Director: Jackie Woods
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