Table money of £2.50 for Members (Juniors £1, Guests £3) includes tea/coffee and biscuits
All pairs to be seated by 18:55 to allow the movement to be assigned.
Chairman: Richard Watkins
Secretary: Carole Reid - 07927443310
Treasurer: Stephen Rafferty
Competition Secretary: Brent Wormald
Members: Marjorie Higgins, Penny Gowland
Taw Vale Bridge Club operates a Host system; for details check the "Calendar" in the opposite side panel. We aim to start play at 7 pm so please arrive by 18:50 if you do not have a partner.
There is a "Members Only" section that you can post messages to the membership.
::The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. They provide data protection laws across the EU, making it easier for you to understand how your personal data is used & to give you greater control over its use. Like the EBU, TVBC undertakes to collect and to use your personal data in compliance with the GDPR as a membership organisation.
We will use your data for the administration of your membership, the communication of information & the organisation of events. We only share your contact details with the EBU who share it with DBA.
We have issued a PRIVACY NOTICE with more details (click here Privacy). (May 2018)
One of our members has kindly donated the complete set of 36 Bernard Magee DVDs for the benefit of bridge players in the North Devon clubs. These are held at Roundswell and may be borrowed free of charge. You simply need to register your borrowing them in the book which is stored with the DVDs at Roundswell. Follow this link to see the full list of titles.
Take this link for details of competitions coming under North Devon Section.
Click here to see the latest (August 2013) EBU regulations on Announcing and Alerting.
The Community Centre Hall is a great venue for Bridge; it is easily accessible from anywhere in North Devon and can easily accommodate up to 20 tables. BUT it is a noisy room with little absorbent material around the room to deaden the noise of people chattering. As a number of us are deaf, we tend to raise our voices to be heard over neighbours who are talking and so the noise escalates, sometimes quite rapidly.
Please click on this link to view the poster and forms (proxy voting/nominations for the committee)
amended 27th June 2018
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added 27th June 2018
WELCOME to The Taw Vale Bridge Club. We are a very friendly club, playing in the Roundswell Community Centre in Barnstaple, affiliated to the EBU & the DBA.
We welcome players of all abilities at the Community Centre, located next to Sainsbury's, most Monday evenings (except for Bank Holidays). There is plenty of free parking, easy access from the A39, disabled access, with free tea or coffee & biscuits during the evening break.
We operate a host system - please check the calendar as a host will not be available for certain competitions (e.g. league matches and Swiss teams).
Aim to arrive to be seated by 6.55 p.m. for a prompt 7.00 p.m start; if you do not arrive by then you may NOT be able to play. If you expect to be late please phone a committee member's mobile and ensure your partner knows you are coming! If you intend to use the host system you MUST arrive by 6.50 as the host may have gone home
Please double-click to see this years Section Programme.
The second round of the Championship Pairs echoing the first round saw 6/22 pairs at about 56% or above. Tracey & Peter one of only three pairs with good results in both weeks were 6th behind a tie for 4th place between Colin & Grace and Penny & Alison (amazing bidding by Grace!) Chris N & Jane just beat 58 while Chris & Neil just beat 59. Clear winners were Theo & Harry on nearly 66%. They take the trophy ahead of Graham & David who could not match their round 1 result. Chris & Jane were third overall ahead of Peter & Tracey. The contrast between the percentages achieved by the sitting and non-sitting pairs appears really rather marked to the quizzical eye!!!
added 3rd July
A big thanks to everyone who sponsored Janice for the 5K race for life run today. In unusual but welcome weather conditions....rain... she and her friend Georgie completed the course in 35 minutes...with five minutes or so of that added by the congestion at the starting line.
added 1st July
In the third round of this year's competition five pairs scored over 58% with Carole & Chris N a little ahead of Stephen R & Roger L. On 60.5 were Patrick & Neil 3% behind Roger G & Elizabeth. A further 3% ahead on a very good 66 were Jane Koldewey and Sam. This success gives Jane a 1% lead over Brent in the overall competition. They are 5.5% ahead of Alison, Roger and Stephen.
Added 1st May 2018