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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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Contact Numbers

Club contact number in case of delay on Club evenings:
07831 626470 or 01635 41471
(Conservative Club steward).

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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Newbury Bridge Club Charity 2014-15

Club members are asked to propose a charity to be supported by the Club next year. It must be a local charity or have a local branch. The committee will then choose two from those proposed, the final choice being made by a vote at the AGM on 1st December. Please forward suggestions to Nicola Foster (NBC Secretary) or Martin Osgood (NBC Chairman)

Phase Two Training - Doubles Friday 26th Sept

This talk which will be presented by Brian Medhurst and Martin Osgood covers all take-out doubles in the 2nd seat
(i.e. immediately after the opener). This includes (a) the standard takeout double with an opening hand (b) doubles with stronger hands and (c) the double of a weak pre-emptive opening and the responses which should be made to these doubles. (6 hands)

After a break there will be discussion of negative doubles made in the 3rd seat. E.g. 1  1♠  dbl ( 3 hands)

7-10 pm. Tickets on sale now from David and Eileen Barratt £2

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 on Tuesday 16th September. You can come with or without a partner.

Newbury Bridge Club

Visitors are very welcome to all club events  smiley

Monday evening Rubber Bridge 19.00
Monday evening Improver Bridge- until 22nd Sept 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 Improver Bridge- from 3rd Oct 19.00

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:

Conservative Club Car Park Barrier
The Conservative Club has now decided the barrier will be down on a permanent basis. Collect a token from the bar to operate the barrier.


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.

Newbury Bridge Club Training Phase Two


Improver Bridge

           Monday evenings  7:00-10:00 pm       (in the bar area) until 22nd Sept             
Friday  evenings      7:00-10:00 p.m.      (in the main room) from 3rd Oct

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

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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

HIWCBA Seminars
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EBU New Announcements and Alerts
Competition Winners 2013
18th Sep 2014
No Fear Bridge
18th Sep 2014
Challenge Cup
16th Sep 2014
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted 24 boards
15th Sep 2014
Improver Bridge
15th Sep 2014
Rubber Bridge (8 tables)
11th Sep 2014
No Fear Bridge
11th Sep 2014
Duplicate Hosted
9th Sep 2014
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
9th Sep 2014
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
8th Sep 2014
Improver Bridge
Mon 22nd Sep 2014
Director: Liz Madeley
Mon 22nd Sep 2014
Improver Bridge
Director: John Hawkins
Tue 23rd Sep 2014
Individual Championship
Director: Ann McMahon
Scorer: Alan Burley
Thu 25th Sep 2014
Teams of Four
Director: Chris Doyle
Scorer: Alan Burley
Thu 25th Sep 2014
No Fear Bridge
Director: Ann McMahon
Mon 29th Sep 2014
Director: Brian Medhurst
Tue 30th Sep 2014
Duplicate Hosted
Director: John Foster
Scorer: Alan Burley
Host: Phil Hickman
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