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INTERCLUB TEAMS OF EIGHT  The season started in May 2015.  The club did well in the three leagues last season  - well done to all players.

A Team - Richard Gibson

B Team - Kevin Fogarty

C Team - Karen Knight

Northants Inter Club League

Left click this box to see teams results and league tables.

Inter club league fixtures can be found on web site calendar, the club diary or in the county diary booklet (available from the club).

This link also shows county events results and the Eastern Counties League results.

BOARDS TO BE CENTRED?

Please keep the board in correct position to avoid misboarding.

East, West and South to make sure that North keeps the board centred during the play. 

PROMPT START?

Please aim to be seated prior to 7.25pm.  The director can then set up the movement for a 7-30pm start.

Absent players at 7-25pm risk being turned away.  

If delayed please ring the club before 7-25pm on 01604 717019 as the movement will be laid out to match seated players.

 

NORTHAMPTON BRIDGE CLUB

16 The Crescent

Northampton

NN1 4SB

tel 01604 717019

www.bridgewebs.com/northampton

northamptonbridgeclub@talktalk.net

WELCOME TO NORTHAMPTON BRIDGE CLUB
WELCOME TO NORTHAMPTON BRIDGE CLUB

If you want to try bridge see below for

LESSONS

 or

WEDNESDAY OR FRIDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

 LESSONS 

YEAR ONE SEPTEMBER 2015

From September 2015 we plan to run a Year One course.  These are planned to start on Thursday 17th September at 1-15pm for 10 weeks.  If interested please contact Ross Stacey or Mo Simpson (details below).  The course is aimed at those who want to learn bridge from scratch and also at those who wish to improve their standard of bridge and ensure that they are taking the right approach to the game.  The cost of 10 lessons is £60 per person.  To run the course we need a minimum of 4 participants - course dynamics are improved with more participants.

 

We have successfully run EBU Year One and Year Two courses since early 2010. The format is blocks of ten 2 hour lessons over 30 weeks for each year.  The course follows the curriculum laid out by English Bridge Union.  From a teacher's point of view even we pick up lots of helpful tips each time we repeat the lessons to reinforce our bridge knowledge. We find our bridge improves.  It is a learning process for all!

Bridge is a very social activity and your teachers (Ross and Mo) run the course actively encouraging and promoting the game, plus we always give individual help and advice when needed and we make sure that it is fun! We are both EBU trained and use professional teaching methods.

If you are  interested please let us know. 

 

Our contact details are 

Mo Simpson  on 01604 495294 or mo.simps@gmail.com

or

Ross Stacey on 01604 946143 or rossstacey@tiscali.co.uk

In addition to a course we provide handouts covering four hands on a theme on the first Wednesday of the month

We are also currently running supported bridge on the third Friday of the month.   We use hands provided by the English Bridge Union Teachers Association on a set theme and their purpose is to revise and build on your bridge knowledge.   

 

The cost of each supported bridge session is £6;  unlike the Year One and Year Two courses there is no need for "students" to enrol for the usual block of ten lessons. However when running supported bridge we would like to have a good idea of attendance beforehand to enable us to complete the preparation work needed.  The ten sessions held from May 2014 to February 2015 were well received with good attendance.  The format is a short talk on a theme followed by a play using pre-set hands linked to the talk.  Notes are provided.  Most of the session is taken up by play.  Our second session started in March 2015 uses hands provided by the EBU.  These hands are slightly more challenging than the first set of ten and incorporate some material from Year Two Continuing Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE - 1.00 pm for 1-15 p.m. start
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE -   1.00 pm for 1-15 p.m. start

Do you want to try out duplicate bridge - once tasted there is no turning back.

Partners guaranteed on first Wednesday (themed bridge) - other Wednesdays it is better to try to arrange partners in advance to avoid the possibilty of being the odd one out and being unable to play.

Each Wednesday afternoon the session is aimed specifically at people who wish to try out duplicate bridge with others who are also fairly new to this form of the game. Pre-dealt hands used with computer scoring and duplicate format. At the end of the session results and hands are published on the web.  On the first Wednesday we provide a themed handout with bidding tips and commentary on four pre-set hands.  The hands are selected from the EBU teacher's association's published handsets.

These Wednesday events have proved very popular and are open to non club members who wish to give duplicate a try.  If interested use the e-mail link via the "information " and then "contact us" form. (Top left of this page). To find out more ring Mo Simpson on 01604 495294 or Ross Stacey on 01604 946143. We generally have about six or seven tables each week. New players will always be made welcome.

Relaxed and Easy Play.  £3-00 including tea,coffee and biscuits.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE at 1-15pm

Wednesday afternoon's are popular and the club has therefore added Friday afternoon bridge.

The differences between Wednesday's and Friday's are :

There is no tea break on Friday's so it is a straight through session - this means that about three more boards are played -usually 24 boards.

TEAMS  The first Friday of the month is a teams - this is very popular. (£3 per player). Please let Kevin Fogarty know about your team entry.

SUPPORTED PLAY     The third Friday is supported play- this comprises an introductory talk on a theme for about 20 minutes, then a themed play session including discussion on the hands.  Handouts are provided at the end of the session. The cost is £6 per person.  The material used is taken from The EBU Teachers Association supported play sessions.  If possible please contact Ross Stacey on rossstacey@tiscali.co.uk beforehand - this is not essential but helpful so approximate attendance level is known when preparing boards and printouts.  We can cater for individuals. The dynamics are interactive.

PAIRS  The remaining Friday's are duplicate pairs - notices on these are shown on this web site- these are sessions where you can play in a quiet atmosphere. (£3 per player).

See printed and web calendar to check event dates.

COUNTY EVENTS

We include in our club calendar local county events.

NCBA has a NEW WEB SITE 

 

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
What's a Double Squeeze?

See Menu for a hand from actual play!

Play It Again

Click to open for information on playing hands again

Friday Afternoon Bridge

Friday 4 September 

This Friday is Teams so get in touch with Kevin if you wish to play.

Interested in improving? See item in Menu

The hands from the June session are interesting!

Open June Hands document to see in larger font  or to print.

What's on Offer?
What's on Offer?

 

A friendly club

Computer dealt hands Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings plus events on Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Table money £3

Full membership £10, Associate (Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays) £5

Coffee @ 30p per cup or 40p per mug

A well run bar

A forward looking management committee

Division 1, 2 or 3 interclub league

Players from club beginners to county standard

Lessons

 

Need a Partner?

Please ring or speak to Kevin Fogarty if you want a partner or are willing to stand in as a partner. Stand in partners are especially helpful to help new members "start up" in the club and to get to know members and get established.

Contact Kevin to become a "Stand In" partner or to find a partner.  New Teams can be arranged as well!!

Tel (01604) 630546

Results
4th Sep 2015
Afternoon Teams
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
3rd Sep 2015
Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
2nd Sep 2015
Themed Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
1st Sep 2015
Championship Teams (1)
Director: Richard Gibson
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
31st Aug 2015
Bank Holiday Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
27th Aug 2015
Pivot Teams Championship (1)
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
Calendar
7th Sep 2015
Ladies Pairs Championship (2)
Club 7-25pm
7th Sep 2015
Buildings Through the Ages 10-30 to 12-30
Club 10-30am
Host: Jenny McRae
8th Sep 2015
Championship Pairs (1)
Club 7-25pm
9th Sep 2015
Afternoon Pairs
Club 1-15pm
9th Sep 2015
Northampton A v Kettering B HOME
9th Sep 2015
Kettering C v Northampton C
Kettering 7-30pm
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
What's a Double Squeeze?

See Menu for a hand from actual play!

Play It Again

Click to open for information on playing hands again

Friday Afternoon Bridge

Friday 4 September 

This Friday is Teams so get in touch with Kevin if you wish to play.

Interested in improving? See item in Menu

The hands from the June session are interesting!

Open June Hands document to see in larger font  or to print.

What's on Offer?
What's on Offer?

 

A friendly club

Computer dealt hands Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings plus events on Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Table money £3

Full membership £10, Associate (Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays) £5

Coffee @ 30p per cup or 40p per mug

A well run bar

A forward looking management committee

Division 1, 2 or 3 interclub league

Players from club beginners to county standard

Lessons

 

Need a Partner?

Please ring or speak to Kevin Fogarty if you want a partner or are willing to stand in as a partner. Stand in partners are especially helpful to help new members "start up" in the club and to get to know members and get established.

Contact Kevin to become a "Stand In" partner or to find a partner.  New Teams can be arranged as well!!

Tel (01604) 630546

Results
4th Sep 2015
Afternoon Teams
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
3rd Sep 2015
Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
2nd Sep 2015
Themed Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
1st Sep 2015
Championship Teams (1)
Director: Richard Gibson
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
31st Aug 2015
Bank Holiday Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
27th Aug 2015
Pivot Teams Championship (1)
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
Calendar
7th Sep 2015
Ladies Pairs Championship (2)
Club 7-25pm
7th Sep 2015
Buildings Through the Ages 10-30 to 12-30
Club 10-30am
Host: Jenny McRae
8th Sep 2015
Championship Pairs (1)
Club 7-25pm
9th Sep 2015
Afternoon Pairs
Club 1-15pm
9th Sep 2015
Northampton A v Kettering B HOME
9th Sep 2015
Kettering C v Northampton C
Kettering 7-30pm