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Minutes of the Board Meetings

At the moment the minutes are always a month behind in publication as they have to be approved at the next meeting by Board Members. It has been discussed to approve a quicker method of letting the Members have the minutes sooner, this should be in effect in the near future.

Meanwhile the Chairman issues a News Flash which is an abbreviation of the last Board Meeting, This will be published in this column underneath this bulletin within a week of the meeting.

 

 

 
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HOW TO REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE FOR A PARTNER IN A COMPETITION OR A REGULAR PLAY SESSION AT THE CLUB
HOW TO REGISTER  ON THE WEBSITE FOR A PARTNER IN A COMPETITION OR A REGULAR PLAY SESSION AT THE CLUB

1.  Log onto the website in the usual manner.

2.  Click on ‘membership’ on the left hand column.

3.  The tab ‘Find a Partner’ will come up, so fill in the details, not forgetting to Confirm on the bottom right, then at the top left of the page.

4.  To see who wants a Partner or who has signed up for a competition, click on Calendar, on the left hand column of the Home Page.  This shows all the competitions. 

5.  Click on ‘Bookings’.  This shows who is looking for a Partner/Who is playing in that particular Competition

If you are looking for a partner for any regular session at the Club, Go into 'Membership', and click on the tab 'Messages'. Here you can leave any message for Club Members.

Another way to find a partner is to contact Barbara Cain, who is acting as the Co-ordinator.

Please note that if you are signing up for a competition either on the Website or on the Notice Board at the Club, the TD's need 48 hours notice before the event in order to set up the boards and movement according to how many people are playing.

UNSUPPORTED BRIDGE SESSION

 

This will be Friday afternoons in the Teaching Room although this is not a teaching session and is intended to be a social bridge session.

THIS IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY

  It will commence at 1.30 p.m.  No partner is required.  It will be held between 1.30p.m. and 4.30 p.m. So you can play for just a couple of hours if you feel that a 3 hour session is too long.

This activity is designed for those who struggle to take part in a normal playing session.

There will be packs of cards, bidding boxes and paper to keep the score

CLUB TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS

Steve Anderton

Anne Atkinson

Barbara Cain

Tony Clarkson

Harry Crisp

Geoff Cowell

Shirley Dobson

Mae Dyson

John Halliwell

Tony Hannibal

Ian Mckenna

Linda Smith

Mike Tomlinson

John Whitaker

Jeff Wilkins

Ann Wilkins

NEWS FLASH NUMBER 11

 

Following the meeting of the new Board and Committee held on 14th November 2016, the following appointments were made:

Poulton Festival Hall (Ltd).

            Chairman: Dr G. Cowell

            Company Secretary: Mr M.S. Smith

            Company Treasurer: Mr I.A.E. McKenna

Poulton Bridge Club.          

            Chairman: Dr G. Cowell

            Secretary: Mrs R.P. Halliwell

            Treasurer: Mr I.A.E. McKenna. (assisted by Miss K.Finnie and Mrs M. Rawding)

            Minute Secretary: Mrs B.M. Cain

            Health and Safety Officer and EBU contact: Mr K. Stewart

            D&D representative: Miss K. Finnie with Mrs B.M. Cain as Casework Manager

            Catering Manager: Mrs J. Thursz assisted by Mrs M.Rawding

            Web Administrator, Marketing Manager and Photographer: Miss L. Bamford

            Chief Tournament Director: Mr J. Wilkins

            Office Managers: Mr S. Anderton and Mrs A. Wilkins

Buildings Committee: Mr. K. Stewart, Miss K. Finnie, Mrs. J. Thursz, Miss L. Bamford and Mrs B.M. Cain.

Bridge Appeals Committee: Mrs B. Forsyth, Mr J. Halliwell, Mr J. Wilkins, Mrs L. Smith and Mr J. Whitaker.

President, from 1st January 2017. Mr J.K. Whitaker.

UPDATES ON THE WEBSITE

Bridgewebs have made a couple of interesting updates to this website.

1.  Play it Again - has an extra and more enhanced 'Results Analysis' feature showing an in depth & graphical analysis of your performance.

2.  Personal Analysis - now shows a graph of Analysis.

RESULTS OF LEAGUE MATCHES

To view the latest results, go to Useful Links on the Homepage, then click on the name Fylde League Matches.

Library & Magazines

There is an extensive library of Bridge books for members to borrow.  This is located in the Teaching Room.

There are a number of EBU Bridge magazines available in the main room underneath the notice board.

 
MINUTES OF APRIL COMMITTEE MTG ARE NOW ON THE WEBSITE: INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LEFT HAND COLUMN ON HOW TO REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE FOR A PARTNER....: MAY HANDICAPS ARE NOW ON THE WEBSITE & ON THE CLUB NOTICE BOARD.
TABLE MONEY

As the old paper £5.00 cease to be legal tender after Friday 5th May 2017, they will no longer be accepted as Table Money after Thursday 4th May.

ABOUT THE CLUB
ABOUT THE CLUB

10 Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7DH        

www.bridgewebs.com/poulton

Poulton Bridge Club is situated in the centre of Poulton-le-Fylde, which is located 3 miles north of Blackpool. The Club has approximately 300 members who own the Club. There are two rooms for playing bridge. The main Bridge Room can facilitate 20 tables and there are 10 tables in a smaller room (which is the Teaching Room). We offer courses for 'Beginners' and 'Improvers'. There is parking for around 20 cars & further parking within 25 yards of the Club.  Within five minutes walk from the Club there are plenty of dining facilities including a Weatherspoon's pub called The Poulton Elk, which is at the rear of the car park.

The club benefits from air conditioning and disabled access.

Smoking is not allowed within the building. 

Duplicate Bridge sessions are as follows.

Monday        ... 1.30 p.m. and evening 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday       ... 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday    ... 1.30 p.m. and evening 7.30 p.m.  Evening session is Teams of 4.

                                 Wednesday evening session must be pre-booked, please contact Faith Mounsey

Thursday      ... 7.30 p.m.

Friday         ... 1.30 p.m. and evening 7.30 p.m.

Saturday      ... 7.30 p.m.

Cost of duplicate sessions is £1.00. per person for members and £1.60 for guests. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served at the table during play.

Visitors are more than welcome. Please be seated at least 10 minutes before session starts.

Scoring is via BRIDGEMATE and results are available within 5 minutes of the last board being played.

Club Secretary is Mrs Rossalyn Halliwell

For any information email: secretary@poultonbridgeclub.org.uk

   Poulton Club Tel: 01253 884844 (available only at times when there is a play session at the Club)

 

Facebook Group: Poulton Bridge Club or the Facebook group named Friends of Poulton Bridge Club 

PRESIDENTS GOLF DAY

FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2017

BLACKPOOL PARK GOLF CLUB

This is a Golf Day full of fun including prizes galore

18 holes of Golf

3-course meal

Start time 10 a.m.

Cost per person £30 (to be paid by August 1st)

Non-golf playing partners welcome to join in for the meal

Organiser is Jackie Clarkson, so please contact her for any further details and please sign the notice on the Club Notice Board.

AFFILATION TO THE EBU
AFFILATION TO THE EBU

Poulton Bridge Club are pleased to announce that from 1st April 2017 that the club is affiliated with the English Bridge Union.

Full information will be posted soon at the Club and on the Website.

LEAGUE RESULTS

The A team have finished all their matches and have ended up 3rd (of 8) in the first division.  This is a commendable result although the team had hopes of better.

The B team finished 4th (of 8) in divsion 2.  This is in line with expectations although there were hopes of a better finish half way through the season.

The C team narrowly lost their final match to Lytham. 

The D team have finished 8th (of 9) in Division 4.  This is the first year that we have entered a 4th Team and the team comprises several relatively inexperienced players.  This season has been a learning exercise and we have higher hopes for the future.  The main thing is that all seem to have enjoyed the ride!

REVISION & IMPROVERS CLASSES

THESE WILL BEGIN AGAIN ON TUESDAY 17th JANUARY 

Details can be found on the Club Notice Board.

Please check the 2017 Teaching Timetable on the left hand column of this homepage of the website.

 

 

7.00 P.M. TO 9.30 P.M. (could finish earlier)

Table money will be £1

No partner needed. Just turn up in the Teaching Room if you are interested.

 

 

 

2017 PRESIDENT
2017 PRESIDENT

The Committee are pleased to announce that a unanimous vote was taken to elect

John Whitaker as the President for the year 2017.

They would also like to thank Jane Cocker for all her hard work & support as President for 2016.

2017 BEGINNERS COURSE
2017 BEGINNERS COURSE

IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO NOW HOLD THIS BEGINNER IN SEPTEMBER

THIS IS A ONE YEAR COURSE DIVIDED INTO 3 TERMS.

EACH TERM COSTS £45

7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Refreshments are included & there is parking at the Club or on the public car park between the Elk & the Bridge Club (free after 6 p.m.)

For further informtion please contact secretary@poultonbridgeclub.org.uk or gcowell@aol.com - tel 01253 856421

 

BRIDGEWEBS UPDATES

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SIGNIFICANT UPDATES TO THIS WEBSITE BY THE HOST, BRIDGEWEBS.

1.  WHEN LOOKING AT THE HANDS PLAYED IN THE RESULTS SECTION, THERE IS A FACILITY TO PLAY THE HAND AGAIN.  THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ARE UNDER RESULTS IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN.

2.  AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COLOUMN ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE IS A FACILITY TO SWITCH FROM DESKTOP TO A MOBILE DEVICE VIEWING. THIS ENHANCES THE LOOK ON THE CHOSEN DEVICE.

 3.  THERE IS A FACILITY FOR MEMBERS TO POST THEIR PHOTOS ONCE THEY HAVE LOGGED ON TO THE MEMBERSHIP AREA.   A PASSPORT SIZE PHOTO IS REQUIRED. THIS WILL ENABLE MEMBERS TO PUT A NAME TO THE FACE OF OTHER MEMBERS. THIS COULD BE ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR NEWER MEMBERS TO SEE WHO IS WHO ON THE COMMITTEE.

THE PHOTO WILL SHOW WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE NAME IN THE RESULTS.

HOW TO DO THIS:  Go into Membership Area, click on Account Tab then your details come up with the facility to add a photo.  If you need any help please contact me, alternatively send me your photo and I will put it on for you.

Linda Bamford

Click for the latest results
IDA WARBURTON PLATE

Angela Moss & Rona McEllan were winners of this competition.

Many congratulations and to Harry Crisp & Ron Arkwright who were Runners Up.

 

PRESIDENTS CUP
PRESIDENTS CUP

John Halliwell & Linda Smith

Many congratulations on winning this competition. A closely fought contest with Jeff & Ann Wilkins and Les Hoy & Brian Apfel as joint Runners Up.

STANSFIELD CUP (TEAMS OF FOUR)
STANSFIELD CUP (TEAMS OF FOUR)

The winning team was John Whitaker, Les Hoy, Bob Pickering & Mike Tomlinson

Ann & Jeff Wilkins, Linda Smith & John Halliwell were runners up.

JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL
JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL

Well done and many congraulations to Ian Kessack who won the competition.

Congratulations to Bill Roberts who was runner up

Northern Easter Bridge Festival at Ilkley

Well done to four of our members who came 2nd in this competition against 22 strong teams at Ilkley on Sunday 16th April.

They are:  Mike Tomlinson, Linda Smith, Jeff & Anne Wilkins.

CHAIRMAN'S CUP
CHAIRMAN'S CUP

Alan Bent & Frances Woods won this competition.

Albert Fagan & Caroline Darwen were runners up.

Congratulations to both pairs!!

KIDD WHITAKER CUP (MIXED PAIRS) 2017
KIDD WHITAKER CUP (MIXED PAIRS) 2017

The first competition of 2017 was won by Jeff & Ann Wilkins.  

Runners up were Hazel & Derek Jacques.

Congratulations to both couples.

Many thanks to Ken Johnston (from Carlisle)  for being TD, making it a very enjoyable evening.

CORWEN CUP (Lancashire Event)

One of our members, Mike Tomlinson, won with his partner, the Championship Pairs this weekend at an event held in Blackburn. They competed against some of Lancashire's finest players and now will represent Lancashire in June at the Corwen Cup.

Calendar
22nd June 2017
OLIVE GRUNDY PLATE (Ladies Pairs)
7.30 p.m.
 Click for more information
22nd June 2017
JOAN PALMER TROPHY (Mens Pairs)
7.30 p.m.
 Click for more information
5th July 2017
PRESENTATION EVENING
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Results
29th May 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ian McKenna
29th May 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: John Halliwell
27th May 2017
Saturday Evening Pairs
Director: Geoffrey Cowell
Click for the latest results
IDA WARBURTON PLATE

Angela Moss & Rona McEllan were winners of this competition.

Many congratulations and to Harry Crisp & Ron Arkwright who were Runners Up.

 

PRESIDENTS CUP
PRESIDENTS CUP

John Halliwell & Linda Smith

Many congratulations on winning this competition. A closely fought contest with Jeff & Ann Wilkins and Les Hoy & Brian Apfel as joint Runners Up.

STANSFIELD CUP (TEAMS OF FOUR)
STANSFIELD CUP (TEAMS OF FOUR)

The winning team was John Whitaker, Les Hoy, Bob Pickering & Mike Tomlinson

Ann & Jeff Wilkins, Linda Smith & John Halliwell were runners up.

JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL
JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL

Well done and many congraulations to Ian Kessack who won the competition.

Congratulations to Bill Roberts who was runner up

Northern Easter Bridge Festival at Ilkley

Well done to four of our members who came 2nd in this competition against 22 strong teams at Ilkley on Sunday 16th April.

They are:  Mike Tomlinson, Linda Smith, Jeff & Anne Wilkins.

CHAIRMAN'S CUP
CHAIRMAN'S CUP

Alan Bent & Frances Woods won this competition.

Albert Fagan & Caroline Darwen were runners up.

Congratulations to both pairs!!

KIDD WHITAKER CUP (MIXED PAIRS) 2017
KIDD WHITAKER CUP (MIXED PAIRS) 2017

The first competition of 2017 was won by Jeff & Ann Wilkins.  

Runners up were Hazel & Derek Jacques.

Congratulations to both couples.

Many thanks to Ken Johnston (from Carlisle)  for being TD, making it a very enjoyable evening.

CORWEN CUP (Lancashire Event)

One of our members, Mike Tomlinson, won with his partner, the Championship Pairs this weekend at an event held in Blackburn. They competed against some of Lancashire's finest players and now will represent Lancashire in June at the Corwen Cup.

Calendar
22nd June 2017
OLIVE GRUNDY PLATE (Ladies Pairs)
7.30 p.m.
 Click for more information
22nd June 2017
JOAN PALMER TROPHY (Mens Pairs)
7.30 p.m.
 Click for more information
5th July 2017
PRESENTATION EVENING
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Results
29th May 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ian McKenna
29th May 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: John Halliwell
27th May 2017
Saturday Evening Pairs
Director: Geoffrey Cowell