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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 see Local Charity bridge Events.

 
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Convention Cards

A reminder from Ann McMahon, the Chief Director: 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 Numbers

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

Key Fobs / Cards

If there is anyone else who would like a key fob or card please contact John Harland.

Individual movement

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Car Park

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

 
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Audrey Pallett R.I.P.

We are sorry to announce the recent death of a former member of the Bridge Club, Audrey Pallett. The funeral will be private followed by a memorial service at St Lawrence’s Church, Hungerford at 2.30 pm on Monday 23rd October.

Cathy Medhurst R.I.P.
Cathy Medhurst  R.I.P.

We are sure that everyone will want to join with us in supporting Brian and his family following the sad news of the death of Cathy on 2nd October. Cathy was a popular member of the Club who often played 3 times a week. She also served as a hard-working and efficient treasurer for a number of years. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. 

The funeral will be at the West Berks Crematorium at 11.15 a.m. on Wednesday 25th October followed by a reception at the Best Western West Grange Hotel which is next door to the crematorium.
 
No flowers but if you wish to please make a donation to Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust
MCC Swiss Teams
MCC Swiss Teams

 

Look who came 2nd out of 37 pairs.

Chiltern League Pairs Competition
Newbury Bridge Club

Visitors are very welcome to all club events  smiley

Monday evening Rubber Bridge 19.00
Tuesday evening Duplicate ("relaxed" at least once a month) 19.00 for 19.15 start
Thursday afternoon Afternoon Bridge @ Chieveley 13.15 for 13.30 start
Thursday evening Duplicate (or Teams once a month) 19.00 for 19.15 start
Friday evening Improvers 19.00
     

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: nicolaj_foster@hotmail.com

The Tommy Freeman Individual Championship Rose Bowl

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.)

       Learn to Play Bridge      

The club is pleased to announce that it will be running its Comprehensive Bridge Course on Friday nights for beginners and those who wish to improve their game commencing on Friday September 29th from 7.15 pm till 9.45 pm.
Following our open night there are still a few places available on the course. All lessons are given by  English Bridge Union trained teachers or very experienced players and  experienced players also assist so there is the opportunity for considerable individual help

If you are interested in joining the course please contact our training coordinator, Martin Osgood, preferably  by email at m_j.osgood@talk21.com or by Tel  01635 250756

 

Sim Pairs Dates

Thursday 16th November- Children in Need (ECats)

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, 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 Tuesday 17th October.  You can come with or without a partner.

ABC - Afternoon Bridge @ Chieveley - Chieveley Village Hall

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)

 

 

Evening Bridge at Chieveley

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.
 

Rubber Bridge

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.

Reminder about the Conservative Club Car Park

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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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 brianmedhurst@hotmail.co.uk

Miscellaneous HIWCBA
Miscellaneous EBU
Best Behaviour at Bridge
New Blue & White Books

The new Blue and White Books will come into force on August 1st. Click for more details.

Promotions
Competition Winners 2013-2016
Results
17th Oct 2017
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted
16th Oct 2017
Rubber Bridge (7 tables)
13th Oct 2017
EBC
12th Oct 2017
ABC
12th Oct 2017
Duplicate Hosted
10th Oct 2017
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
10th Oct 2017
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
9th Oct 2017
Rubber Bridge (7 tables)
5th Oct 2017
ABC
5th Oct 2017
Prize Handicap
Calendar
Thu 19th Oct 2017
Challenge Cup
Director: David Barratt
Scorer: John Harland
Thu 19th Oct 2017
ABC
Director: Ann McMahon
Fri 20th Oct 2017
EBC
Director: Richard Bungey
Fri 20th Oct 2017
Training
Mon 23rd Oct 2017
Rubber Bridge
Director: Liz Madeley
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Individual Championship
Director: Ann McMahon
Scorer: John Foster
  (Partner?)
Thu 26th Oct 2017
Teams of Four
Director: John Foster
Scorer: Alan Burley
Click for the Members Only section
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 brianmedhurst@hotmail.co.uk

Miscellaneous HIWCBA
Miscellaneous EBU
Best Behaviour at Bridge
New Blue & White Books

The new Blue and White Books will come into force on August 1st. Click for more details.

Promotions
Competition Winners 2013-2016
Results
17th Oct 2017
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted
16th Oct 2017
Rubber Bridge (7 tables)
13th Oct 2017
EBC
12th Oct 2017
ABC
12th Oct 2017
Duplicate Hosted
10th Oct 2017
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
10th Oct 2017
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
9th Oct 2017
Rubber Bridge (7 tables)
5th Oct 2017
ABC
5th Oct 2017
Prize Handicap
Calendar
Thu 19th Oct 2017
Challenge Cup
Director: David Barratt
Scorer: John Harland
Thu 19th Oct 2017
ABC
Director: Ann McMahon
Fri 20th Oct 2017
EBC
Director: Richard Bungey
Fri 20th Oct 2017
Training
Mon 23rd Oct 2017
Rubber Bridge
Director: Liz Madeley
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Individual Championship
Director: Ann McMahon
Scorer: John Foster
  (Partner?)
Thu 26th Oct 2017
Teams of Four
Director: John Foster
Scorer: Alan Burley