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IMPORTANT NOTICE

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

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.

STANDBY PARTNERS REQUIRED

COULD WE PLEASE ASK MEMBERS TO TRY AND SUPPORT OUR 'STANDBY PARTNER' SYSTEM AND ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST.  IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR MEMBERS TO KNOW THEY CAN ATTEND WITHOUT A PARTNER.  IF WE ALL TAKE A TURN IT MAY ONLY AMOUNT TO ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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

COMING SOON!

DECEMBER 2018

 

Saturday 8 December

HOTPOT SUPPER 6:30pm

Sign up at the club or email stretfordbridge@gmail.com

to confirm you are coming

Sunday 16 December 

Christmas Party 1:15pm

Sign up at the club or email stretfordbridge@gmail.com

to confirm you are coming

 

OUR REGULAR SESSIONS:

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS starting at 1pm

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS starting at 1:15pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SUPERVISED PAIRS starting at 1:15pm

 

Standby Partners

 

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

Children in Need Sim Pairs 2018

The Club recently held a local heat of the E-Cats BBC Children in Need Sim Pairs and a wonderful seven tables took part.  

The event is the brainchild of Anna and Mark who run E-Cats Bridge and they have raised very nearly £1 million for the charity with evets since 2002.

Our event raised £140 for the charity and every penny raised from our event will be passed on to E-Cats.

Anna has asked me to thank everyone who came and for the generous support for the charity.

You can see the hands and local result in our results section.  To see where you finished worldwide and nationally here (click on the ‘Overall / ‘National’ etc links on the right) and you can see how you did against everyone else in the world who played the same hands (There were over 1750 pairs who took part and were based all around the world).

Richard Cross and Carol McKinnon came out on top with Kath and Roy Mills second.  A nearest to 50% prize went to Liz Martins and Clive Coleman.

There is a commentary on the hands here.

Thank you everyone!

Richard Cross and Carol McKinnon with Secretary Dave Tilley Description automatically generated

Winners Richard Cross and Carol McKinnon with Dave Tilley

Runners-up Roy and Kath Mills

Runners up - Roy and Kath Mills

Nearest to 50% winners - Liz MArtins and Clive Coleman

Nearest to 50% prize-winners - Liz Martins and Clive Coleman

 

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