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News from your Commitee

See the information page for the bullet points from the April 2014 AGM.

NEW COUNTY WEB SITE

Northamptonshire County Bridge Association has set up a new web site which has just gone live .

Click this link to take a look.

The old site will be shut down at the end of March with the new one taking over.

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.

Forthcoming Events

INTERCLUB TEAMS OF EIGHT  The season starts in May 2014 - Dates of matches will be 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


Recent Updates
Joining Application Form
19th Apr 2014 14:53 BST
AGM 2014
18th Apr 2014 19:33 BST
Competition Winners
18th Apr 2014 13:38 BST
Home Page
18th Apr 2014 12:33 BST

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

BRIDGE DRIVES 

 or

TASTER DUPLICATE

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 commentary with bidding tips.

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.

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!

 

Currently, April 2014, we are not running any Year One or Year Two lessons but would consider setting up a new course given the right level of demand.

 

However we are looking to include in the club calendar supported bridge lessons on the third Friday of the month.  The other Fridays will be duplicate pairs or teams at £3 table money.  For the supported bridge sessions the material to be used is supplied by the EBU to club teachers who are members of the English Bridge Union Teachers Association.  Supported play is a new venture for us and we will have to see how well the sessions go.  Past experience shows that EBU course material is excellent.    

 

The cost of each supported bridge lesson is £6;  unlike previous courses there is no need for "students" to enrol for the usual block of ten lessons. However when running this supported bridge we would like to have a good idea of attendance beforehand to enable us to complete  the preparation work needed in running the sessions.

 

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
New imformation on the results for 2014/2015

See the item in 'New Personal Information on Performance' in the Menu.  We are setting up the results system to show more information on Personal Performance for next season, and including the Opening Lead (which will need to be entered on the BridgePad).

 

 

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

A friendly club

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

Evening table money 3

Full membership 10, Associate (Thursdays) 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 (Recent winners of Div 1 and 3)

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
17th Apr 2014
Associates/Open night with Prizes
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
16th Apr 2014
Afternoon Duplicate
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
15th Apr 2014
Pairs Handicap
Director: Andy Heslop
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
14th Apr 2014
Teams
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
10th Apr 2014
Associate Teams
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
9th Apr 2014
Afternoon Duplicate
Scorer: Northampton Bridge Club - Scorer Account
Calendar
21st Apr 2014
Bank Holiday - Pairs
Club 7-25pm
22nd Apr 2014
Summer Pairs Championship (1)
Club 7-25pm
22nd Apr 2014
Building History 10-30 to 12-30
Club 10-30am
Host: Jenny McRae
23rd Apr 2014
Afternoon Duplicate
Club 1-15pm
24th Apr 2014
Associate Pairs
Club 7-25 pm
28th Apr 2014
Pairs
Club 7-25pm
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