Now that 'Summer' is here the Winter pairs competitions have been completed. Winners of the scrath competition were Chris and Clive. Clive also won the handicap event playing with Lesley.
Summer events start from April 9th.
New Session Arrangements
On Mondays we will be holding lessons in the morning alongside a No Fear Duplicate session from 10am until noon. The duplicate session will be 10-12 boards with coaching and advice available. A new programme of lessons will be starting shortly - if you will like to attend, or know anyone who does, please contact Dave Ridley on 01246 434789 or email@example.com
Monday afternoons will continue to be normal club duplicate sessions.
Our Tuesday evenings will be a duplicate sessions aimed at Improvers with play at a slightly slower pace of play than Mondays. All are welcome and a partner will always be found.
Club Telephone Number 07504 749948. Call TD on the night to advise late delays etc..
Improvers Duplicate Sessions
Improvers duplicate sessions now take place every Tuesday evening. Sessions are open to members and none members alike ,so if you know of anyone who plays socially and would like to try duplicate in a friendly atmosphere get them to come along. A partner is always available. Just turn up. Also an ideal opportunity to test out ideas from lessons, changes to bidding systems and other ways of playing contracts.
Ringwood Bridge Club is an EBU affiliated club operating in Grassmoor, Chesterfield. We are complemented by Chesterfield Bridge Club and the U3A. Together we seek to provide and promote bridge in Chesterfield.
Session times and links to other clubs in the area may be found in the left panels on this page.
Members are requested to be in their places AT LEAST 10 minutes before the scheduled start of play.
Membership is £5 per year. Table Money is £3.50 for Members and £4.50 for Visitors.
If you are a visitor to the club or you know that your Regular Partner is unavailable please call or email Chris Challinor who will try and arrange a partner for you. Please do not turn up "on spec" as a Host may not be available. Contact Chris 01623 230752 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris will also try to find you a Regular Partner if you are currently unattached.
I will be available on Monday Mornings at 10-00 incase anyone wants a 121 session. Beginners lessons will restart in September. If you know anyone who might enjoy playing, encourage them to give it a try.
After careful consideration the Committee have come to the decision that, unfortunately, we will discontinue Wednesday night sessions after our next AGM. Numbers have shown no sign of improving for some time now with the exception of one or two special events. Our plan is therefore to hold occasional special sessions on Wednesdays rather than regular club sessions. There may also be an opportunity to change the session to a Wednesday afternoon if there is sufficient interest.
Should there be a significant change in numbers before the AGM we can review the decision at that point.
We are grateful for those members, old and new, who have continued to support Wednesday evening sessions and trust that everyone will continue to enjoy their bridge on a Monday afternoon and/or Tuesday evening.
We are looking into the possibility of playing Wednesday afternoons instead of evenings. If you are interested please let one of the committee know.
Teams of 8 next season.
We need to establish how many Joint teams we can run before the end of June. Lists will be posted at Ringwood and Chesterfield to identify Pairs and Individuals who are prepared to play both home and Away. We will still welcome members who would like to play in Home matches only but need 10 members prepared to play home and away for each team e run. If you havn't tried teams ask those who have to discover how enjoyable they are. We will if asked organise some club sessions to be played on a team basis later in the Summer.
Tuesday 3rd October saw the second annual competition for the President's Trophy. Congratulations to Phil Thomas and Steve Mulligan who were convincing winners of the trophy. Although numbers were slightly disappointing it was good to see several pairs from other clubs which always adds interest to the competition.
Thanks to Lyndon for running the event and to Susan and Francine for helping out with the organisation.
THE inaugural competition for the Marjorie Mound Trophy was played on Tuesday 3rd May at Walton Golf Club. This competition, both greatly anticipated and attended, saw 15 1/2 tables competing throughout the day in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. The eventual winners were Lyndon & Susan Davies who were presented with the trophy together with a pair of cut glass wine glasses. A reward which Marjorie would heartily have approved of.
Ringwood is a friendly bridge club and welcomes visitors. We operate a policy of Best Behaviour at Bridge as advocated by the EBU and we have a zero tolerance for bad behaviour. This is backed up by EBU trained Tournament Directors. We encourage all players to report any breach of Conduct and Etiquette Law (Law 74) to ensure all players enjoy Bridge at Ringwood.
Club Master - Eugene Massey
Local Master - Jackie Makinson
Last season's positions may be found here..
Division 1 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-01
Division 4 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-04
Division 5 http://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/DER-000014-05
We have reached the time when we need to enter our teams for the coming season. To date 20 players have expressed an interest in playing. This number will support 2 teams. If you would like to play and have not yet given us your name do soo immediately. 5 more pairs are needed to run a 3rd team. Dave Ridley, Graham Wells Clive Case.