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 will issue a News Flash should there be any urgent item that the members should be notified.
Following the meeting of the new Board and Committee held on 26th November 2018, the following appointments were made:
Poulton Festival Hall (Ltd)
Chairman: Mrs B.M.Cain
Company Secretary: Mr M.S. Smith
Company Treasurer: Mr I.A.E. McKenna
Poulton Bridge Club.
Chairman: Mrs B.M. Cain
Secretary: Mrs E. Hall
Treasurer: Mr I.A.E. McKenna.
Vice Chairman: Mrs E. Fewster
Health and Safety Officer and EBU contact: Mr K. Stewart
First Aid Officer: Mrs E Fewster
Chief Tournament Director: Miss Anne Atkinson
D&D Representative: Miss K. Finnie with Mrs E Fewster as Casework Manager
Catering Manager: Mrs M. Rawding
Web Administrator and Photographer: Miss L. Bamford
Office and dealing Managers: Mr M. Smith
Maintenance and Housekeeping Committee: Miss L. Bamford, Miss K. Finnie, Mr K Stewart, Mrs M. Rawding, and Mr M. Smith.
Teaching Committee: Mrs E. Fewster, , Mr J. Halliwell, Dr. L. Hoy. Mrs L. Smith, Mrs S. Dobson, and Mr K. Stewart.
Tournaments Committee: Mrs B. Cain, Mr J. Halliwell, Mr. K. Stewart Mr J. Whitaker, Mrs E. Fewster and Miss Anne Atkinson.
Bridge Appeals Committee: Mrs B. Forsyth, Mr J. Halliwell, Mr J. Wilkins, Mrs L. Smith and Mr J. Whitaker.
President, from 1st January 2019, Dr L.R.J. Hoy
To view the latest results, go to Useful Links on the Homepage, then click on the name Fylde League Matches.
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.
There is an extensive library of Bridge books for members to borrow. This is located in the Teaching Room.
Please use the Library Book to register your name & the book you have borrowed.
There are a number of EBU Bridge magazines available in the main room underneath the notice board.
IF YOU CLICK ON 'NEWS PAGE' ON THE LEFT HAND COLUMN, THEN CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW THIS PAGE.
CARDS WITH THESE PRINTED ON ARE ON EACH TABLE AT THE CLUB, WITH THE TABLE NO ON ONE SIDE AND THE GUIDELINES ON THE OTHER SIDE
THERE ARE ALSO PRINTED COPIES AT THE CLUB FOR YOU TO TAKE HOME.
Please take the time to read these as they will be helpful to your bridge play.
The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held in February 2019
The latest Handicaps - updated March 2019
May's Hand of the Month - High Class Bridge
Summer Revision Lessons have begun - please check the information on this website for details
We intend to hold a monthly class through the summer for those players who have attended any of the Revision or Assisted Play sessions.
The classes will concentrate on Declarer Play and Defensive Play and there will be a talk at the beginning of the class on various topics followed by playing about 8 boards.
You do not need a partner.
The first class will be after Easter on WEDNESDAY 24th APRIL at 7.30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you
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 7.15 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 £2.00. per person for members and £3.20 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, so the TD can work out the movement according to the number of players.
Scoring is via BRIDGEMATE and results are available within 5 minutes of the last board being played.
Club Secretary is Mrs Barbara Cain
For any information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If you would like to play please come along and there will be someone available to partner you.
This has been organised to help members who would like to play on a Monday evening but do not have a partner.
Please be at the Club by 7.10 p.m.
All levels of bridge are welcome.
The Committee are pleased to announce that a unanimous vote was taken to elect
Dr Les Hoy as the President for the year 2019.
They would also like to thank Faith Mounsey for all her efforts & support as President in 2018.
Everyone who intends to play in a session must be in the Club premises at least 10 minutes before play begins.
They should then take their places when asked to by the TD.
This is to assist the TD in working out the movement according to the number of attendees.
WEDNESDAY 4 JULY
A social evening enjoyed by all with the presentation of the trophies by the President Faith Mounsey.
The team comprised of Shirley Dobson, Eileen Johnson, Paul Dunstan, Jonathan Thompson, Peter Young, Ken Dugdale, Guy Benson, Alun Williams with John Whitaker as the League Organiser for Poulton Bridge Club. This team will now be promoted to the Second Division. Well done!!
There is book kept in the safe at the Club which documents an abbreviated history of the Club and its events listed in the Board Meetings & AGM's. This is from the Clubs' beginning in 1952 until 2017.
A copy of this is now on the website under Club History on the left hand column. This is for Members only so you will have to log on with your registered email address & password.
Congratulations to the Winner
Well done to Geoff Cowell who was the Runner Up
Congratulations to Winners of this competition
DEREK & HAZEL JACQUES
Well done to the Runners Up
Linda Bamford & Andrea Bennett
Many congratulations to the winners:-
LINDA SMITH & JOHN HALLIWELL
Rossalyn Halliwell & Keith Stewart