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BRIDGE COURSES ON SATURDAYS FROM FEB 2019

STILL NOT TOO LATE TO CATCH UP IF YOU'RE QUICK !!!

 

LEARNERS: 10 - 1 

 

IMPROVERS: 2 - 4.30 

 

EACH COURSE: £10 per session or £75 for the whole course.

 

 

TO JOIN, OR FOR ANY QUERIES, PLEASE EMAIL THE CLUB:   stretfordbridge@gmail.com

 

(POSTERS ON THE RIGHT)

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

MARCH

Weds 6th March  E-Cats Simultaneous Pairs in aid of RNLI (see poster, right)

NEW DATE Sunday 17th Marie Kane Trophy.

Tuesday 12th EBU Stratified Pairs (simultaneous and 'handicapped') Prize £100 for best national pair.

Sun 10, 24, 31 & April 14 EBU Directors' Course here (afternoon bridge session as normal here).

Saturday 23rd March at 10.00 am Committee Meeting.

SUPERVISED PAIRS (FOR LEARNERS/NEW PLAYERS)

 

Monday Supervised Pairs

From 7:30pm - 10.00 ish. A chance to play and practice under supervision from experienced players The session is designed for our new members and anyone wishing to play will be expected to play Simple Systems The existing Friday session will still continue. It would help us if you could let us know if you are planning to attend.Please sign up by emailing stretfordbridge@gmail.com or by adding your name to the list at the club.

STANDBY PARTNERS

MORE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED!

At the 2018 AGM we decided to change the name from ‘Host’ to ‘Standby Partner’ for the role of being available to play at club sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, when someone arrives without a partner. The name ‘hosting’ had deterred some members who believed that the role involved a bigger responsibility. This is a recap of what is involved:

  • Putting your name on the rota to be a standby partner
  • Turning up on the day and being willing to play bridge with any member or visitor who arrives to play without a partner
  • This will usually involve playing simple systems
  • Being prepared to leave without playing if no standby partner is needed. This also happens when an even number of people arrive without a partner.

The standby partner does not pay table money for the day if required to play and if not needed, will be given a token for a future session.

The scheme has been running for a number of years and is very important as an encouragement for new people to come along to sessions and so that existing members know they can continue to play if their regular partner is missing for a while.

At the AGM we also discussed what we could do to share out the role more evenly among members.  Ken and Irene have taken the bulk of the hosting role over the last year. Members did not agree that being a ‘standby partner’ once a year should become a requirement of membership but we did agree that we would make more effort to encourage members to share in that club responsibility.

I agreed to take the role on the committee of coordinating the standby partner rotas. If you’d like to take part you can:

  • Put your name on the rota, which is on the notice board,
  • Give me a ring if you’d like to know more or like me to put your name on the rota if you don’t often call into the club.

Richard Aubery, Tournaments and Stand-By Partner Organiser. 0161 718 2663

AFTERNOON BRIDGE

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE STARTS AT 1.00 P.M.

FROM 1ST FEBRUARY, ALL AFTERNOON SESSIONS WILL BEGIN AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 1.00 P.M. (FOR A 3 MONTH TRIAL).

If you are playing without a partner and would like to use our stand-by partner, it is important that you be at the club before 12:45 and advise the Director.

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING

Saturday 23rd March at 10.00 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: EARLIER START

WELCOME
STRETFORD BRIDGE CLUB

One of the friendliest Bridge Clubs in Manchester

Tel 0161 865 2846 at session time
or Dave Tilley on 07984529673

Email us  stretfordbridge@gmail.com

OUR REGULAR SESSIONS

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS starting at 1.00pm

MONDAY EVENING SUPERVISED PAIRS starting at 7:30pm

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS starting at 1:15pm

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS starting at 1:00pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SUPERVISED PAIRS starting at 1:15pm

 

BRIDGE TEACHER TRAINING 2019
BRIDGE TEACHER TRAINING 2019

The students at the latest EBED Teaching Course at Stretford Bridge Club were surprised to discover two members of the popular quiz show Eggheads were at the club at the same time. Eleven students from local and far-flung places (two from Guernsey and one from Scotland!) were all learning to become EBU bridge teachers, under EBU tutor Mike Hickling (centre), and were being well fed and watered by Stretford BC Catering Manager Sheila Reynolds (far right).

The two TV quizzers: Pat Gibson, currently the top quizzer in the country and the world and Dave ‘Tremendous Knowledge’ Rainford were taking part in the Quizzing Circuit monthly American Grand Prix quiz under the proctorship of Club Secretary Dave Tilley.  If you are interested in quizzing and would like to come and try a British or American Grand Prix quiz (held in Warrington on the first or second Saturday), contact Dave at tilsit@btinternet.com.  Entry is free for first-timers and many of the popular TV quizzers take part in the local heat from time to time.

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 1.15 P.M.
SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 1.15 P.M.
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