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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.

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.

 
THANK YOU from Maureen Parker

Dear Fellow Members,

I have been overwhelmed by the many kind tributes to Stephen. Thank you so much for your kindness, your cards, letters and lovely flowers. I always knew he was special, but it is very comforting to know how well he was thought of.

I am going to spend time with my sister, but look forward to returning to the club when I am home.

Thank you once again. With kind regards to you all,

from Maureen.

AFFILATION TO THE EBU - Important Notice for all Members

Following the members vote to re-apply for affiliation to the EBU the following requirements are provided for your information.

It is the intention of Poulton Bridge Club (PBC) to apply for re-affiliation to the EBU by the end of the EBU year, i.e. 1st April 2017.

In order to apply for re-affiliation PBC must provide the following information for each member: -

  1. Title
  2. First Name
  3. Surname
  4. House No./House Name/Flat No.
  5. Postcode
  6. Email address
  7. Contact telephone number

The EBU may share this information with the member’s county membership secretary and event organisers but other than this undertakes never to pass on the personal details to any other person, or 3rd party organisation, without the member’s permission. The EBU’s policy on Data Protection is available on the EBU website.

Individuals may remain totally anonymous to the EBU but they will then be unable to access any of the services that require contact details. The only information required for an anonymous member is a pseudonym that is unique within PBC (member number would be appropriate).

Therefore, any member who does not wish to share the above information with the EBU must opt out before 01 March 2017 

If you do not want your details to be passed on to the EBU please make sure that your name and membership number are on the notice which is on the Club Notice Board.  

 

 

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 

REVISION & IMPROVERS CLASSES

THESE WILL BEGIN AGAIN ON TUESDAY 17th JANUARY & WEDNESDAY 25th JANUARY

Details can be found on the Club Notice Board.

These will alternate weekly.

The first week will be for the Students who have just completed the course so will be called Second Year Revision Session.

The following Wednesday will be Improvers Class

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

 

2016 STUDENTS GRADUATION PARTY
2016 STUDENTS GRADUATION PARTY

Wednesday, December 14th saw this year's Students having a fun time at their Graduation Party. Many dressed in Christmas Outfits!!

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
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.

AUTUMN HANDICAP
AUTUMN HANDICAP

CONGRATULATIONS TO JEAN THURSZ & MAE DYSON, 

who were the winnerss of this competition.

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CORONATION CUP WINNERS
CORONATION CUP WINNERS

The winners were: KEITH STEWART & JOHN WHITAKER

The runners up were: ROGER PARTRIDGE & DENISE WHITMORE

Many Congratulations.

smileysmileysmileysmiley

SENIORS COMPETITION
SENIORS COMPETITION

CONGRAULATIONS TO:

IAN MCKENNA & BARBARA CAIN, the Winners.

KATH ROBINSON & ANNE TALBOT were the Runners Up

WELL DONE EVERYONE

OLIVE GRUNDY PLATE
OLIVE GRUNDY PLATE

Congraulations to SHIRLEY DOBSON & BARBARA CAIN who were winners

with MAVIS WADDINGTON & HAZEL JACQUES as runners up.

 

JOAN PALMER TROPHY
JOAN PALMER TROPHY

Congratulations to the winners

JOHN HALLIWELL & JEFF WILKINS

with JONATHAN THOMPSON & PETER YOUNG in second place.

IDA WARBURTON TROPHY
IDA WARBURTON TROPHY

 

The winners of this competition, Elizabeth Fewster & Peter Phipps,

 should have a very special congraulations as they only finished the Beginners Course last year!!

Well done to Alan Butler & Bernard Altham who were second

PRESIDENT'S CUP
PRESIDENT'S CUP

 

Congratulations to the winners

Len Macauley & Mike Smith

Well done to the Runners Up

Rossalyn Halliwell & Anne Atkinson

STANSFIELD CUP

MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM 

SHAUN CLARKSON, NATHAN, BOB PICKERING & CHARLIE COULSON

who won this competition which was held Sunday afternoon & evening amidst a very enjoyable & sociable atmosphere.

STANSFIELD CUP
JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL

 

Ann Lowe has won this competition.

2nd place was Brian Moore

3rd place was Anne Hughes

JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL
CHAIRMAN'S CUP
CHAIRMAN'S CUP

Many congratulations to Irene Stewart & Betty Fisher who have won this competition.

Ken Hopkinson & Jean Steele were in 2nd place with Michael Barnes & Faith Mounsey in 3rd place.

KIDD WHITAKER CUP 2016 - RESULTS
KIDD WHITAKER CUP 2016 - RESULTS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE TOMLINSON & BARBARA FORSYTH WHO ARE WINNERS OF THE FIRST COMPETITION OF THE YEAR.

 

 

 

Calendar
7th March 2017
CHAIRMANS' CUP (Handicap Pairs)
7.30 p.m.
  (Bookings)
 Click for more information
31st March 2017
JEAN HEDGES ROSE-BOWL (Individual)
1.30 p.m.
  (Bookings)
 Click for more information
23rd April 2017
STANSFIELD CUP (Team of Four)
1.30 p.m.
 Click for more information
Results
24th February 2017
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ian McKenna
24th February 2017
Friday Evening Pairs
Director: Steve Anderton
23rd February 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
Click for the latest results
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.

AUTUMN HANDICAP
AUTUMN HANDICAP

CONGRATULATIONS TO JEAN THURSZ & MAE DYSON, 

who were the winnerss of this competition.

laugh

CORONATION CUP WINNERS
CORONATION CUP WINNERS

The winners were: KEITH STEWART & JOHN WHITAKER

The runners up were: ROGER PARTRIDGE & DENISE WHITMORE

Many Congratulations.

smileysmileysmileysmiley

SENIORS COMPETITION
SENIORS COMPETITION

CONGRAULATIONS TO:

IAN MCKENNA & BARBARA CAIN, the Winners.

KATH ROBINSON & ANNE TALBOT were the Runners Up

WELL DONE EVERYONE

OLIVE GRUNDY PLATE
OLIVE GRUNDY PLATE

Congraulations to SHIRLEY DOBSON & BARBARA CAIN who were winners

with MAVIS WADDINGTON & HAZEL JACQUES as runners up.

 

JOAN PALMER TROPHY
JOAN PALMER TROPHY

Congratulations to the winners

JOHN HALLIWELL & JEFF WILKINS

with JONATHAN THOMPSON & PETER YOUNG in second place.

IDA WARBURTON TROPHY
IDA WARBURTON TROPHY

 

The winners of this competition, Elizabeth Fewster & Peter Phipps,

 should have a very special congraulations as they only finished the Beginners Course last year!!

Well done to Alan Butler & Bernard Altham who were second

PRESIDENT'S CUP
PRESIDENT'S CUP

 

Congratulations to the winners

Len Macauley & Mike Smith

Well done to the Runners Up

Rossalyn Halliwell & Anne Atkinson

STANSFIELD CUP

MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM 

SHAUN CLARKSON, NATHAN, BOB PICKERING & CHARLIE COULSON

who won this competition which was held Sunday afternoon & evening amidst a very enjoyable & sociable atmosphere.

STANSFIELD CUP
JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL

 

Ann Lowe has won this competition.

2nd place was Brian Moore

3rd place was Anne Hughes

JEAN HEDGES ROSE BOWL
CHAIRMAN'S CUP
CHAIRMAN'S CUP

Many congratulations to Irene Stewart & Betty Fisher who have won this competition.

Ken Hopkinson & Jean Steele were in 2nd place with Michael Barnes & Faith Mounsey in 3rd place.

KIDD WHITAKER CUP 2016 - RESULTS
KIDD WHITAKER CUP 2016 - RESULTS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE TOMLINSON & BARBARA FORSYTH WHO ARE WINNERS OF THE FIRST COMPETITION OF THE YEAR.

 

 

 

Calendar
7th March 2017
CHAIRMANS' CUP (Handicap Pairs)
7.30 p.m.
  (Bookings)
 Click for more information
31st March 2017
JEAN HEDGES ROSE-BOWL (Individual)
1.30 p.m.
  (Bookings)
 Click for more information
23rd April 2017
STANSFIELD CUP (Team of Four)
1.30 p.m.
 Click for more information
Results
24th February 2017
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ian McKenna
24th February 2017
Friday Evening Pairs
Director: Steve Anderton
23rd February 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs