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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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Wishing all our members a Happy Christmas 2016

The Amy Baker Salver Pairs Championship 2016

The first of this year's evening club competitions was decided on Tuesday 6th December when Claire and Martin Bevan won the Amy Baker Salver Pairs Championship for the first time. Congratulations to them. This was of particular note as Eleanor Rice and Stuart Strachan had won this competition for the previous 13 years!

Newbury Bridge Club Charity 2017

At the AGM held on Monday 5th December 2016, those present voted on the charity to be supported by the club in 2017.
The voting between the two charities was extremely close - only 2 votes separated them. As a consequence, the committee have decided to support one this year, and the other the following year.
The charity for 2017 will therefore be The Rosemary Appeal, and the charity for 2018 will be Two Saints.
The full draft minutes of the AGM can be found in the Members' Area.

Newbury Bridge Club New Year Party Friday 6th January 2017

Tickets for the New Year Party which is to be held at Newbury Rugby Club this year are now on sale from Jackie Woods.
£20 members, £25 guests.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 - B&B Club Pairs Championship 
Friday 6th January 2017 Newbury Bridge Club New Year Party at Newbury Rugby Club
Thursday 26th January 2017 - B&B Club Teams Championship
Tuesday 7th February 2017 - HIWCBA Pottage Cup
Tuesday 7th March- Chiltern League Elimination Pairs Heat 

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 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 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

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!

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 January. You can come with or without a partner.

Improvers

Improvers will now meet on Friday 7 p.m. in the main room. 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.
We already have several club players helping out with these evenings but we would welcome others coming along too contributing to this very important integration.

How you can help

Afternoon No Fear Duplicate Bridge

If you wish to play in the daytime there's No Fear bridge on Thursday afternoons. This is particularly suitable for beginners/improvers or if you haven't played for a while.  It is a very relaxed afternoon, aiming to instil confidence. Help with both bidding and play is available if requested.

You can turn up without a partner. £2 members. £4 visitors. 1.15 p.m. for 1.30 p.m. start.  Finish 4.00 p.m.
Discussion on how to bid and play difficult hands, after they have been played, is always available.

Car parking spaces are limited on a Thursday afternoon and are allocated on request by the No Fear Director.
Please contact  annmcmahon425@btinternet.com if you would like to be allocated a parking space.

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.

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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

RTH Rubber Bridge Draw 2016-17
Miscellaneous HIWCBA
Miscellaneous EBU
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Promotions
Competition Winners 2013-2015
Results
8th Dec 2016
No Fear Bridge
8th Dec 2016
Duplicate Hosted
6th Dec 2016
Championship Pairs & Chidwick Cup Sim Pairs 2 extra
5th Dec 2016
Newbury Bridge Club AGM & Rubber Bridge (11 tables)
2nd Dec 2016
Improvers
1st Dec 2016
No Fear Bridge
1st Dec 2016
Prize Handicap
29th Nov 2016
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted
28th Nov 2016
Rubber Bridge (7 tables)
25th Nov 2016
Improvers
Calendar
Fri 9th Dec 2016
Improvers
Director: John Harland
Mon 12th Dec 2016
Rubber Bridge
Director: Sue Gore
Tue 13th Dec 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
Director: Richard Bungey
Scorer: John Harland
Tue 13th Dec 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
Thu 15th Dec 2016
Challenge Cup
Director: Chris Doyle
Scorer: Alan Burley
Thu 15th Dec 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Ann McMahon
Fri 16th Dec 2016
Improvers with MP
Director: John Harland
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

RTH Rubber Bridge Draw 2016-17
Miscellaneous HIWCBA
Miscellaneous EBU
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Promotions
Competition Winners 2013-2015
Results
8th Dec 2016
No Fear Bridge
8th Dec 2016
Duplicate Hosted
6th Dec 2016
Championship Pairs & Chidwick Cup Sim Pairs 2 extra
5th Dec 2016
Newbury Bridge Club AGM & Rubber Bridge (11 tables)
2nd Dec 2016
Improvers
1st Dec 2016
No Fear Bridge
1st Dec 2016
Prize Handicap
29th Nov 2016
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted
28th Nov 2016
Rubber Bridge (7 tables)
25th Nov 2016
Improvers
Calendar
Fri 9th Dec 2016
Improvers
Director: John Harland
Mon 12th Dec 2016
Rubber Bridge
Director: Sue Gore
Tue 13th Dec 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
Director: Richard Bungey
Scorer: John Harland
Tue 13th Dec 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
Thu 15th Dec 2016
Challenge Cup
Director: Chris Doyle
Scorer: Alan Burley
Thu 15th Dec 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Ann McMahon
Fri 16th Dec 2016
Improvers with MP
Director: John Harland