Please note that late finishes spoil some players' enjoyment of their bridge. Please try to arrive at 19:15 for a prompt 19:30 start, thank you.
Welcome to the new EBU bridge club in the Upminster area offering a friendly and social regular bridge session on Friday evenings, a daytime competition, lessons, social activities and club holidays.
Play with Upminster & Cranham - We play with finesse
Club competitions include annual ladders for pairs and individuals (Gents and Ladies), a Summer and Winter Championship and a 'World Championship'.
The 'World Championship' will be the highest ranked pair (or individual) from at least 3 of 4 'World of Bridge' events, these will be quarterly daytime sessions in local restaurants that include lunch - each event will feature a different country's cuisine.
Only club members will be eligible to win competitions (although non-members may play), there will be entry fees to the 'World Championship/World of Bridge' but these are be discounted for members.
We will keep you up to date with what's going on here and early in the new year we'll announce details of our first 'World of Bridge' event, a charity evening and an exciting new summer event.
Guests, visitors or friends are very welcome to attend any evening or event but only members may win competitions.
Our Xmas Party Night was won by Dennis Humberstone and Jon Ward while the majority of us just had fun, stuffed our faces and drank wine!
Christmas crackers passed around the room and an impossible game of bingo was given away rather than actually won - more work needed on that in time for next year's party night.
The club would like to wish all members, guests and visitors a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and wealthy 2019!
We'll be resting over the holiday period and will re-open on Friday 4th January when we look forward to welcoming everyone back!
A new beginner's class will start on Friday 1st February 1pm -3pm in Cranham, so if you or someone you know enjoys playing cards why not consider learning to play the greatest card game in the world?
For those new to the game playing bridge offers an enjoyable few hours entertainment, a mentally stimulating experience and an opportunity to make new and lasting friendships as part of a growing social scene. The first lesson is a free 'Taster Lesson' and you only sign up for the course if you wish to continue. Come alone or with a friend, bridge is an all-encompassing pastime.
For more details or to register your attendance contact Tony French via email or on 07957 406088.
Last week once again that pair Ann & Nobby showed the field a clean pair of heals and held off the strong challange of Geoff & Jon although the latter pairing now lead the pairs ladder.
Many thanks also to Jon for running the session in Tony & Sue's absence - one of them turned 60 that evening, many happy returns Sue!