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Table Money

Table money of £2.50 for Members (Juniors £1, Guests £3) includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Play starts at 19:00

All pairs to be seated by 18:55 to allow the movement to be assigned.

Club Committee (As of 16.7.18)

Chairman: Richard Watkins

Secretary: Carole Reid - 07927443310

Treasurer: Penny Gowland

Competition Secretary: Brent Wormald

Members: Marjorie Higgins, John Wintle

Need a Partner?
Need a Partner?

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.


AGM 2018 Minutes.doc

Latest Committee Meeting: pending from 13th Sept 2018

previous committee meeting Minutes 2018-06-07.doc


::The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in 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)

Bernard Magee DVDs

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.

Announcing and Alerting
Announcing and Alerting

Click here to see the latest (August 2013) EBU regulations on Announcing and Alerting.

Welcome to Taw Vale Bridge Club

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  

Calendar, Hosts & Competition

HOSTS - Thanks to everyone who has hosted recently.

BUT.......More hosts are needed so please find a date during the season when you could host (check the calendar) perhaps when your regular partner is away. Sign up on the sheet or advise Carole (preferably), Richard or any committee member.   

Your results from club nights (apart from certain competitions, such as Mixed Pairs) count towards club competitions. Also, results from the Open Pairs nights (shown by Φ) contribute to the Overall Pairs Competition. It is planned that all sessions, apart from those shown in green on the calendar, will have predealt boards.

Third round of teams 2018/19

Round 3 of the teams saw good wins for Sam, Roger G and Michael G’s teams with Sam’s team in the lead on 52. Roger’s team moved into second place on 42 ahead of Richard Carter, whose team also won, on 39 and Michael G.   In Division 2, Alan White won 17-3 moving into second spot on 41, behind Peter Cresswell’s team on 46 after they lost 7-13 to Jan’s Team, which is in 3rd place ahead. Fay’s team also won.

EBU Masterpoint Promotions. Congratulations to
Chris Bray promoted to 2 Star Regional Master 
Linda Rafferty promoted to Advanced Master
Venetia Anoyrkatis promoted to Area Master 
EBU - Nov 2018
10th December 2018
Christmas Party (6.45 Barnstaple hotel)
Director: N/A
17th December 2018
Lovell 4
Director: Richard
24th December 2018
Director: N/A
31st December 2018
Director: N/A
7th January 2019
League Teams 4
Director: Stephen
Lovell 3
Open Pairs Φ