Please note that the Emergency Phone Number is no longer in use.
The 2019 Newent Bowl is being held on Sunday 3rd March at 2.00pm and will be directed by Sarah Amos, an EBU Senior congress TD. This is a Blue Point Swiss Team event and prizes will be awarded.
If you would like to enter the competition please complete the entry form, which can be found in the Menu on the left, and send it with a cheque to Carol Simpson before the 17th February. Or send an email to Carol with your team names and EBU numbers, and pay directly onto our bank account via BACS. The cost is £60 per team of 4 and hot and cold drinks and cake will be provided throughout the afternoon. We expect to finish at about 7.30 - 8.00.
We ask people to arrive by 1.45 to enable the director to allocate table numbers.
We meet twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, at Newent Community School,on Watery Lane in Newent.
Play starts at 7p.m. on Wednesday and 7.15p.m. on Friday. We would ask you to be seated by 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday and 7:05 p.m. on Friday, to give the Directors time to arrange the movement and still start on time.
Wednesday is the competitive evening and Friday has two duplicate sessions with Gentle Bridge playing fewer boards and no Masterpoints awarded. This session is where students are introduced gently to the format of duplicate bridge at the end of their lessons, and Standard Acol conventions are played.
Visitors are welcome, but may not win one of our trophies, and are invited to join the club after visiting 3 times in one club year.
The second term of Bridge Lessons will start again on Friday18th January 2019 for beginners and those who have played years ago and would like to start playing again.
See the Learn to Play Bridge option from the Menu for more details. If you have any friends or relatives who would like to learn to play, or who have played in the past and would like to start again, then please get in touch with me on 01989 770949 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have 2 duplicate sessions on Friday evenings, one for the more competitive players with Masterpoints being awarded, and the other, Gentle Bridge, for those members and visitors who want to play a more social game of bridge. This latter session started as a mechanism for last years students to start playing in a Duplicate with limited number of boards and advice and guidance available if they got stuck. Other people have now joined the sessions, both members of the club and visitors who will join the club in September. We play 15- 20 boards per session using standard ACOL (with a few simple variations) and Masterpoints are not awarded. It has been decided to extend the invitation to play in the Gentle Bridge session to all our members, and any other friends they feel might enjoy playing in such a session. As this session is hosted there is no need to bring your own partner.
All hands are created and dealt using a Duplimate dealing system.
A printed hand record is available at the end of every session and also available with the result.
Scoring is completed electronically at the table via BridgeMates.
The result is available as soon as the session is completed.
If you notice a scoring error, please notify the NBC Directors. by midday on the day following the event at the latest. Note that any correction must be authorised by the TD from the event and agreed by the opposition. Scores entered at the table will have been entered by one pair and accepted by the other so subsequent correction isn't mandatory.