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 see Local Charity bridge Events.
A reminder from the directors: If you are playing anything but very basic ACOL you and your partner both require the same printed convention card available for perusal by your opponents. The easiest way to achieve this is to download a card from the EBU by clicking HERE You can then modify it to your own system. If you are unable to download one for any reason there are also now some blank convention cards in the cupboard in the playing room.
Contact number in case of delay on club evenings:
07831 626470 or 01635 41471
(Conservative Club steward).
If there is anyone else who would like a key fob or card please contact John Harland.
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Please note that spaces numbered 1 to 16 inclusive + Flat in the Conservative Club car park should not be used by members in the evening as they are rented out 24/7.
The Conservative Club has requested that all members leave the bar area by 11 pm
The Southern Salver is an individual duplicate competition (simple systems). Come without a partner. At the Conservative Club on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 1.30 pm.
Tickets available fom Jackie Woods £8 per person - includes a delicious home-made tea.
We are running a new Wednesday session at Chieveley Village Hall to be be held once a month on the second Wednesday of the month.The second session will be held on Wednesday 14th March, starting at 11am and ending around 3pm. Although coffee and tea will be available as normal, you will need to bring your own lunch.
Please also note that these sessions will NOT be hosted - if you want to come but don't have a partner, please email Richard Bungey ( email@example.com ) asap and he will do his best to pair people up. To repeat, if you turn up without a partner, we cannot guarantee that there will be a partner to play with.We hope to see lots of you there - if Wednesdays prove to be popular, we will look to run it every week.
THURSDAY 29th MARCH WILL BE A RUBBER BRIDGE EVENING, NOT A DUPLICATE EVENING
At the 2017 AGM, following the announcement that the Conservative Club would be closed on Bank Holiday Mondays, a request was made to switch the rubber bridge evening to a Thursday to replace the Monday rubber when this occurred.
As a trial therefore, Thursday 29th March 2018 will be a rubber bridge evening to replace the Easter Monday rubber bridge evening. As Thursday 29th March is the fifth Thursday of the month, the normal programme of duplicate events will not be affected.
Everyone is of course welcome and we hope to see a good attendance.
Visitors are very welcome to all club events
Start Time Duplicate Evenings
For evening duplicate events it is essential that at least one of the partnership is seated at table
by 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
EBU Spring Sim Pairs Thursday 12th April
Kidney Research Sim Pairs Thursday 12th July
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs Tuesday 4th September
Children in Need Sims Thursday 15th November
This competition which takes place on the 4th Tuesday in the month is open to all pairs whether or not they are taking part in the Individual Championship. So if you wish you can play with the same partner(s)
( in the latter case all your results will count in the Master Points table but only the first result with the same partner will count in the Individual.)
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, etc. Over the last 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 Thursday 18th January. You can come with or without a partner.
If you'd like to play Bridge in the afternoon why not try Afternoon Bridge @ Chieveley. There will be duplimated boards, printouts, bridgemates and a director as per normal evening duplicate sessions. Because we are now awarding Master Points for this event, there will be no "help" given during play. However if time allows there will be a short discussion at the end of one or two of the more interesting/more difficult hands. You can turn up without a partner. £2 members. £4 visitors.Thursdays 1.15 p.m. for 1.30 p.m. start. Finish 4.30 p.m. There is unlimited car parking at the hall. Location: Chieveley village hall, High street, Chieveley RG20 8 TE (No subject)
Friday 7 p.m. at Chieveley. (see Afternoon Bridge at Chieveley for directions) This is ideal for those who have completed one year of Training or are of an equivalent standard. You can turn up without a partner. £2 members. £4 visitors.
Monday evenings 7:00 – 10:00 pm
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.
Spaces numbered 1-16 + Flat should not be used as they are rented out 24/7. Visitors to the club hoping to use the carpark will need to contact either the Club Secretary, Nicola Foster or the Club Chairman Richard Bungey so that someone can operate the barrier for them. You must not use the car park if you are not playing bridge!
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