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Another C Team Sucess
Another C Team Sucess

Well done to the C Team for a third good win in a row in the Interclub League.

Congratulations to Karen and Hilary, Mel and Bob, Kathy and Michael and Tony and Alan, David and Barry.

Its tough playing in a team of eight contest - so well done to all.- it was a good team effort.

 

 

News from your Commitee

Subscriptions are now overdue.

Would those members who have not paid, please remember to pay when you next play at the club.

COMPETITIONS AND CALENDAR

INTERCLUB LEAGUE -  The team captains, Richard Gibson, John Pearson and Karen Knight organise our teams. There is a lot of work in being the team captain so if you are in any of the team squads be kind to the captain . The club wishes for as many members as possible to take part in the interclub league.

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.

Bridge Lessons

To encourage new members Mo Simpson and Ross Stacey attended a weekend Club Teachers Training Course run by the EBU in Farnham.  Following this your committee decided to start running lessons.  We have run several beginners courses and one improvers' course.  This initiative by your committee has led to home grown new members joining the club.

Playing other clubs

INTERCLUB TEAMS OF EIGHT  The season started in May 2014 - Dates of matches are in the club diary and on this web site's calendar and also on the Northamptonshire County Bridge Association web site.

A Team  Richard Gibson

B Team - John Pearson

C Team - Karen Knight

COUNTY WEB SITE

Click on this link for the Northamptonshire County Bridge Association web site

 

Also Note the County printed calendar is now available- Please collect from display in entrance hall


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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

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 always found.

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 assocaition'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)

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.

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

 LESSONS 

We have successfully run EBU Year One and Year Two courses over the last two or three years. 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!

 

We are currently running a NEW BEGINNERS course which started in mid July - YEAR ONE of the EBU course.

 

We are also 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.      

 

The cost of each supported bridge session is £6;  unlike previous 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. We have held three sessions so far, May, June and July, which were well recieved.  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.

 

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

 

 

 

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
Friday Afternoon Bridge

Friday 19 September - Supported Play.

Please let Ross know if you are planning to come for board and printing preparation.

Topic - Limit Bids and Defence Signals

See item below left about Fridays for details

 

 

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

Also you can post notices on the Message Board  - see below

Results
18th Sep 2014
Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
17th Sep 2014
Afternoon Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
17th Sep 2014
County Winter League (1)
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
16th Sep 2014
Pairs
Director: Richard Tickle
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
15th Sep 2014
Non-Expert Pairs Championship (1)
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
12th Sep 2014
Afternoon Pairs
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
Calendar
19th Sep 2014
Supported Play 5 Limit Bids & Defence Signals
Club 1.15pm
20th Sep 2014
Bedford Congress
Milton Keynes
21st Sep 2014
Bedford Congress
Milton Keynes
22nd Sep 2014
Pairs
Club 7-25pm
22nd Sep 2014
Stamford A v Northampton A
Stamford 7-30 pm
22nd Sep 2014
Spoken French 10-00am to noon
Club 10-00am
Host: Patricia Hobbs
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