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1.15 pm

 on Mondays and hope to finish at 4pm...

 
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Getting old

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all for yourself. (Alfred Steinwold)

I favour light opening bids. At my age you can never be sure the bidding will get round to you again. (Owwald Jacoby)

Joke of the week 30/1/17

Christina   Can't play bridge today. I have a rotten cold.

Jean    Try drinking a glass of orange juice after a hot bath

Next day

Jean    Hi Chrissy, did it help?

Christina    No idea, I haven't finished drinking the bath yet.

joke of the week

Alan    I get a really bad headache after a long bridge session.

Bruce  Do what I do. I rest my head on my wife's bosom and the headache vanishes.

Next day

Bruce  Did you take my advice?

Alan    Certainly did and it worked. By the way you have a lovely house.

 
Wednesday Bridge

The first Wednesday bridge session was not a roaring success. Only two people turned up which suggests there is no demand at present. Since the club cannot pay room rent without table money income, bridge on Wednesdays is put on hold. If in the future there are sufficient requests for it then we could give it another go.

The AGM is still on the 22nd of May, 1.15 to 1.30, and the buffet is on Wednesday 14th June. If you wish to attend the latter please let Christine or Bruce know, the cost is £5 per head. We need an idea of numbers by 17th May so that the Cook Shop can provide.

AGM 22.5.17 Agenda

Commencing 1.15 PM

1.  Report on past year.

2.  Treasurer's report

3.  Election of committee. Please let Bruce or Christine know if you wish to join this committee.

4. AOB.

We should be able to conclude this meeting by 1.30 and get on with some bridge.

 

Upcoming buffet meal

Since there seems to be little appetite for a buffet on 22nd of May we are postponing it until the 14th of June to give members more time to fit this date into their schedule. We need  a minimum of 20 attending for the event to be viable for £5 a head. Teh AGM will still be on the 22nd of May at 1.15 and play should commence at 1.30. I hope these arrangements are satisfactory for most members.

Rules about leading out of turn

If the opening lead is out of turn the declarer has the option of accepting the lead. He then becomes the dummy and his partner plays the hand.

The following options are also available after any out of turn lead. The innocent player may refuse to accept the lead and the card then becomes a penalty card

and placed face up on the table. It must be played at the first opportunity. The innocent player may then require the lead to be from the same suit, or NOT

from the same suit, whichever is to his advantage. In this case the penalty card is returned to hand and ceases to be a penalty card.

The innocent player may refuse both options and allow any card to be led. In this case the penalty card remains on the table, face up, and is played at the first opportunity.

Rules about revoking

Declarer may rectify a revoke before the next trick is played. The offending card becomes a penalty card, is laid faceup and must be played at the first opportunity. No other penalty.

Once the next trick has been played the revoke cannot be rectified and a penalty is imposed at the end of play. If the trick containing the revoke is won by the offender a penalty of one trick is deducted. If the offender wins a subsequent trick a second trick is deducted.

The director may impose a further penalty ih he considers more advantage had been gained.

New scoring system

The club is now signed up to Scorebridge. This gives us far more information enabling us to analyse and discover where we went wrong or did well. To access this go to the results box in the left hand column. An almost empty page will appear. Click on the word 'event' at the top middle of the page. The results will appear. Click on Ranking, Matrix, etc. in the middle of the screen to show different aspects of the results. If you still have difficulty ask Ivan or Christine for help. They are both whizz kids at this sort of thing. 

Proposed Wednesday bridge session

We are planning to start a new bridge session for Wednesday afternoons. This session woud follow the successful format of the Monday session. Club members will be able to attend either or both sessions. The annual subscription would cover both afternoons. We need to have three tables as a minimum for this new session to be viable. Members could help advertise this new venture by telling their bridge playing friends or by mentioning it when visiting other clubs. I will put some thing in the local press and libraries. If anyone has any other bright ideas let me know.

 

Simnel Cake

Ingredients     6 oz unsalted butter

                      6 oz soft brown sugar

                      3 eggs

                      8 oz selfraising flour

                       1 tsp cinnamon

                       1/2 tsp nutmeg              

                      12 oz currants

                      4 oz sultanas        

                      16 oz marzipan

                      mini chocolate eggs

Method          Cream the butter and sugar then fold in the dry ingredients. Now mix in the dried fruit. Add Amaretto liqueur until a dropping consistency is achieved.  Put half the mixture into an 8 inch lined tin.Roll out the marzipan and cut out an 8 inch circle. place this on the mixture  and then put in the rest of the cake mix on top. Bake at 160 celsius for 2 hours or until a skewer comes clean. You may need to cover the cake half way through to stop it overbrowning. When the cake has cooled paint the top with warm apricot jam and put another circle of marzipan on top. This should overhang by about an inch all round. Make a pie crust edge round the marzipan.  Roll the marzipan trimmings into 11 balls and decorate the top with them. In the centre make a marzipan nest for your chocolate eggs.

                    (The marzipan balls represent 11 of the Apostles. Judas Iscariot was excluded for being a very naughty boy) 

                    

 

                       

Rum and Coffee Cake

Ingredients

6 oz butter, 6 oz S.R. flour, 6 oz caster sugar, 3 eggs

8 oz sugar, 3/4 pint water, 3 tbsps coffee essence, 3 tbsps rum

1/2 pint double cream, vanilla extract, walnut halves

Method

Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin. Cream the butter and sugar, gradually beat in the beaten egg and sifted flour. Pour into tin and bake for40-45 minutes at 375degrees. To make syrup, disslove sugar in water and boil until syrupy. Allow to cool then add rum and coffee essence. Stand cake on a large plate, prick all over and pour the coffee mixture onto it. Leave to soak for 24 hours then decorate with whipped vanilla cream and walnut pieces.

Thick Lemon Tart

Ingredients

1 ready rolled sheet of shortcrust pastry

6 oz caster sugar

3 eggs

zest of 6 lemons

10 fl. oz. lemon juice

7 fl. oz. whipping cream

Line a flan tin with pastry,prick and brush with egg white. Bake blind for 25 minutes, 180 Celsius. Whisk eggs and sugar, add zest, juice and then, cream. Whisk and pour into flancase. Bake 25-30 minutes. Dust with icing sugar or glaze with reduced lemon juice syrup. Decorate with caremalised lemon slices.

Barm Brack

Ingredients

12 oz mixed fruit

12 oz strong tea

7 oz demerara sugar

10 oz plain flour

 1 large egg (beaten)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Put the fruit, sugar, cinnamon and tea in a bowl and leave to soak overnight. Stir in the egg and then the flour. Put in a greased, lined loaf tin and bake in a medium oven for about an hour. Test with a skewer. It improves with keeping a day or two before eating. In Yorkshire you would have it with butter and a slice of cheese( Wensleydale,of course)

Things people say

It's not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to your opponents. (Alfred Scheinwold)

If 3NT is a viable option - then bid it. (Paul Soloway)

If you have theslightest touch of Masochism you'll love this game. (Frank Perkins)

The two golden rules

1.  Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.

2.  Keep the kettles filled..

Results
Sat 20th May 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 15th May 2017
Monday
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 8th May 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 1st May 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 24th April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 17th April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 10th April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 3rd April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 27th March 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 20th March 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Things people say

It's not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to your opponents. (Alfred Scheinwold)

If 3NT is a viable option - then bid it. (Paul Soloway)

If you have theslightest touch of Masochism you'll love this game. (Frank Perkins)

The two golden rules

1.  Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.

2.  Keep the kettles filled..

Results
Sat 20th May 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 15th May 2017
Monday
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 8th May 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 1st May 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 24th April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 17th April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 10th April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 3rd April 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 27th March 2017
Scorer: christine Davies
Mon 20th March 2017
Scorer: christine Davies