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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.

 
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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 15 inclusive at 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

 
IBM Cup Sim pairs - Thursday 18th February
It's Sim pairs this Thursday 18th February. £2 extra table money all of which goes to the HIOW Air Ambulance.
Southern Salver 2016 - Sunday 20th March

This is an Individual Duplicate competition played to a simple system.  Start time 1.30 p.m. 
Afternoon tea is included. Tickets cost £8 are available from Nicola Foster and Sue Gore.

Beginners' Course September 2015-16
Friday 5th February 2016: Opening Strong Balanced Hands. Notes in Training on left of screen. Next Lesson Friday 12th February.
Dates for your diary
Thursday 18th February - IBM Cup Sim Pairs (H & IOWCBA) (£2 extra)
Sunday 20th March: Southern Salver
Tuesday 5th April - EBU British Spring Sim Pairs
Thursday 14th July - Kidney Research Sim Pairs
Newbury Bridge Club

Visitors are very welcome to all club events  smiley

Monday evening Rubber Bridge 19.00
Monday evening Improvers 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 Training 19.15
     

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

A general notification from your directors
Improver Bridge

Improvers now meets on Monday 7 p.m. in the bar area. 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.
Master points will be awarded for competitive sessions on Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 16 & June 27
Note also: There will be no Improvers on Feb 22, Apr 25 & May 23 due to previous bookings.

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.

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. 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 January. You can come with or without a partner.

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.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

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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

2015-16 Roger Kirby RTH Teams of 4
Miscellaneous HIWCBA
Miscellaneous EBU
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Promotions
Competition Winners 2013-2015
Results
11th Feb 2016
No Fear Bridge
11th Feb 2016
Duplicate Hosted
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
8th Feb 2016
Improver Bridge
8th Feb 2016
Rubber Bridge (6 tables)
4th Feb 2016
No Fear Bridge
4th Feb 2016
Prize Handicap
2nd Feb 2016
Championship Pairs & B&B Club Pairs Heat
1st Feb 2016
Improver Bridge
Calendar
Fri 12th Feb 2016
Training
Director: Brian Medhurst
Mon 15th Feb 2016
Rubber Bridge
Director: Sue Gore
Mon 15th Feb 2016
Improver Bridge
Director: John Harland
Tue 16th Feb 2016
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted
Director: John Harland
Scorer: David Barratt
Host: Peter Richards
Thu 18th Feb 2016
Challenge Cup & IBM Cup Sim Pairs 2 extra
Director: David Barratt
Scorer: Alan Burley
Thu 18th Feb 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Ann McMahon
Fri 19th Feb 2016
Training
Director: Brian Medhurst
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

2015-16 Roger Kirby RTH Teams of 4
Miscellaneous HIWCBA
Miscellaneous EBU
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Promotions
Competition Winners 2013-2015
Results
11th Feb 2016
No Fear Bridge
11th Feb 2016
Duplicate Hosted
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Upper
9th Feb 2016
Tuesday Ladder - Lower
8th Feb 2016
Improver Bridge
8th Feb 2016
Rubber Bridge (6 tables)
4th Feb 2016
No Fear Bridge
4th Feb 2016
Prize Handicap
2nd Feb 2016
Championship Pairs & B&B Club Pairs Heat
1st Feb 2016
Improver Bridge
Calendar
Fri 12th Feb 2016
Training
Director: Brian Medhurst
Mon 15th Feb 2016
Rubber Bridge
Director: Sue Gore
Mon 15th Feb 2016
Improver Bridge
Director: John Harland
Tue 16th Feb 2016
Relaxed Duplicate Hosted
Director: John Harland
Scorer: David Barratt
Host: Peter Richards
Thu 18th Feb 2016
Challenge Cup & IBM Cup Sim Pairs 2 extra
Director: David Barratt
Scorer: Alan Burley
Thu 18th Feb 2016
No Fear Bridge
Director: Ann McMahon
Fri 19th Feb 2016
Training
Director: Brian Medhurst