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Monday morning play continues as normal throughout the summer, except that there will be no Monday morning session on the Summer Bank Holiday - 28 August.

All other sessions also continue as normal.

 
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Yorkshire Leagues - season 2017-18

Yorkshire League Season 2017-18

The dates for the new season are,

Match 1. 29th October 2017

Match 2. 12th November 2017

Match 3. 3rd December 2017

Match 4. 7th January 2018

Match 5. 28th January 2018

Match 6. 11th February 2018

Match 7 4th March 2018

 

 

Visitors Welcome

We take pride in making all our visitors welcome - and we were delighted to have had some from both near and far over the last couple of months.  Nine-year-old Ethan Tremble and Daniel Carder, from Danny's class in Featherstone played with a confidence and style that impressed us all, and we hope to see them again soon.  Joan Shaw (Barrow in Furness) and Marie Flanagan (Bann, County Mayo) were an irrepressible pair who brightened up both the Monday and Thursday session at each end of the EBU Northeren Midweek Congress, and it was a pleasure to meet Clyde Mallinson (South Africa) again, even though some years have passed since he was last with us.

And that's not to mention Graham Price, Alan Jones, Bob Brown and Chris Senior, all from local clubs - do come back and see us again.

Welcome to you all!

Play without the Experts - more Success!

Playing with better players is a great way to improve your bridge..... but if they are of a much better standard it can be hard work at times, as some of our players in the EBU Northern Midweek Congress found (see across).

However, YCBA have now introduced a 'Play without the Experts' competition, open only to those with an NGS grading of Jack or below, and the first staging was at York Bridge Club on Sunday 24 July. 

Wakefield fielded three pairs, and Pat and Chris Maynard finished a very creditable third overall.

Congratulations to them!

The full results are available on the EBU website at https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session102240.

 
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Teams Night

The latest Teams Event on Monday 14 August was a very closely-fought affair, with victory again going to the 'outsiders'.......

The results before handicap are shown in the usual place on this page, but first place after handicap went to the unfancied outsiders of Team Carter, dead heating with Team Graham on 85 IMPs.  Many congratulations to them all, especially to Team Carter, as both Val and partner Graham were making their first foray into the Monday evening scene, and their team partners Beverley and Alan had not played together before - this was an excellent result.  Team Westwell ran them close in third place, with 80 IMPs, with the rest of the field trailing in on 63 IMPs and below.

The next Teams Event will be on Thursday 21 September, a week later than it might be because Thursday 14 September is the YCBA Sim Pairs Event.

The current leader board after four events is as follows:

  • Pat & Chris Maynard - 25.5 points
  • Peter Jeans and Rosemary Makings - 24
  • Ian Johns - 22.5
  • Jenny Davies and Rosemary Smith - 22 

For full list see below

Jim Smillie.pdf

 

Welcome
Welcome

Wakefield Bridge Club

Wakefield Bridge Club is based at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Sandal Hall Close, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6ER. The club was founded in November 1953 and now has about 130 members.

We play duplicate bridge on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and - for beginners - on Monday morning.  See the note to the right for more detail on the different sessions.  We generally field between eight and eleven tables, and visitors are always welcome.   

The club has ample parking and a fully licensed bar.  Although we play in an upstairs room disability is no handicap to playing - there is a stair lift, and table movements can readily accommodate the less mobile.

The Secretary is Stephen Hanslip.  Please contact him on 01924-220863 or 0781 555 3130 - or at secretary@wakefieldbridgeclub.org.uk.

The Match Secretary is Chris Maynard.  For any enquiries about Yorkshire League Matches please contact him on 01924-276877 or 07962 019 661 - or at bridgeclubchris@googlemail.com

The club subscribes on members' behalf to Pianola, an online tool which helps you review your performance, analyse where you went wrong - and see how you can do things better in future.  If you have accepted the invitation from the club to join, just click the button below to log in to Pianola.  If you would like another invitation simply email or phone the Secretary.

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Fun Bridge Event

The Fun Bridge Event in aid of Helen's House Children's Hospice and in memory of Baby Florence held at Wakefield Bridge Club on the 19th May was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations to the winners Peter Jeans & Rosemary Makings N/S and to John Roberts and Shirley Bastow E/W.

The event raised a grand total of £1000 including generous donations from friends and members at Wakefield, Ossett and Huddersfield bridge clubs. (See https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/FlorenceAnnie).

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all concerned for their support in making the event possible. Special thanks go to Pat and Chris Maynard who directed the tournament as smooth as clockwork and to all those who helped with catering, donating raffle prizes and with general organisation and planning - in particular Shirley Bastow, Pauline Parker and Margaret Sewell.

With love and gratitude from,

Karen & Martin 

Interesting Hands

If you have an interesting hand or you or your partner made a brilliant play then let us know and we can show it here.

Click for the latest results
Looking to start playing bridge....?

Newcomer to the game, intrigued by what you have heard or seen?

Returning to the game, after a long time away?

Able to play, but no partner - not sure how to find one?

We may have the answer - just call the Secretary Stephen Hanslip on 0781 555 3130, or email him at secretary@wakefieldbridgeclub.org.uk.

All you have to do is make that first step - we'll take it from there!

Our Playing Sessions
Our Playing Sessions

Our playing sessions have now settled down into their new pattern, and although we can't claim to offer something for everybody there is a reasonable mix.....

Monday Morning - Guided Play -  The emphasis is on playing the game, but at a gentle pace that will help build confidence and experience.  These sessions aim to ease the transition from lessons to play, and experienced players are always on hand to offer support to newcomers and returners to the game.  Advice can be given during the play itself, and nobody need feel out of their depth.  It's helpful if you can come with a partner, but with plenty of club hosts on hand you are guaranteed a partner - and you can usually chooose between sombody of your own standard, or an experienced club member. 

This is perhaps the most popular route in to the club; we see new players on a regular basis, and everybody is welcome.  And if you just want to turn up and watch for a while, and talk about the game with an established player, that's fine too.

Once you feel ready to launch out into something a little more demanding, why not try the Lighter Bridge sessions on Tuesday evening? 

Tuesday Evening - Lighter Bridge - The relaxed evening sessions see us play at a (very) slightly slower pace than on Monday and Thursday evenings, and with only 18 - 21 boards we will complete the session by 10 pm.  Club hosts are always on hand, so you are guaranteed a partner for the evening, and for those who want it there is plenty of help and advice available - once the hand has been played!  All players receive credits towards their National Grading Scheme scores, and there are  EBU Master Points for the winners and runners-up.

Monday and Thursday evenings - These have a more competitive atmosphere, and the beginner would find them quite testing.  Club hosts are available on an occasional basis, but if you don't have a partner please check with the Secretary before attending.  Our normal mode of play is Pairs, but we also have regular monthly Teams events.  These are shown on the Calendar, but if you are planning on joining us at one of those evenings, again, please check with the Secretary first.  From time to time we also have other Teams events, and an occasional Swiss Pairs event; the last session of our playing year, at the end of March, is an Individual competition. 

Need to know:

Please try to be in the playing room 15 minutes before the advertised start of play.  Results are always available immediately at the end of play. 

A visitor's first session is free, and the next three sessions - up to an overall limit of four - cost table money + 50p.  Before the fourth session is reached visitors may be invited to apply for membership of the club.

Monday morning - start 09.30; finish before 12.30; table money £2.

Tuesday evening - start 19.00, finish about 22.00; table money £2.

Monday and Thursday evenings - start 19.10, finish about 22.30; table money £2.50

Membership 2016 - 2017: £35 per annum (and pro rata for those joining during the year).

The Calendar....

The Calendar shows the first three dates only.... please click the Calendar tab on the left of this page for the full list of forthcoming events.

 

Results
21st Sep 2017
Teams Event
Director: John O'Sullivan
Scorer: Stephen Hanslip
19th Sep 2017
Tuesday Lighter Bridge
Director: Pat Maynard
Scorer: Stephen Hanslip
18th Sep 2017
Monday No Fears
Director: Danny
Scorer: Janet
Calendar
9th Oct 2017
Teams Event
Please ensure that you attend as a full team of four....
29th Oct 2017
Yorkshire League Match 1
A at home to Hull A B at home to Brighouse A C away to Sheffield G D away to York E
12th Nov 2017
Yorkshire League Match 2
Click for the latest results
Looking to start playing bridge....?

Newcomer to the game, intrigued by what you have heard or seen?

Returning to the game, after a long time away?

Able to play, but no partner - not sure how to find one?

We may have the answer - just call the Secretary Stephen Hanslip on 0781 555 3130, or email him at secretary@wakefieldbridgeclub.org.uk.

All you have to do is make that first step - we'll take it from there!

Our Playing Sessions
Our Playing Sessions

Our playing sessions have now settled down into their new pattern, and although we can't claim to offer something for everybody there is a reasonable mix.....

Monday Morning - Guided Play -  The emphasis is on playing the game, but at a gentle pace that will help build confidence and experience.  These sessions aim to ease the transition from lessons to play, and experienced players are always on hand to offer support to newcomers and returners to the game.  Advice can be given during the play itself, and nobody need feel out of their depth.  It's helpful if you can come with a partner, but with plenty of club hosts on hand you are guaranteed a partner - and you can usually chooose between sombody of your own standard, or an experienced club member. 

This is perhaps the most popular route in to the club; we see new players on a regular basis, and everybody is welcome.  And if you just want to turn up and watch for a while, and talk about the game with an established player, that's fine too.

Once you feel ready to launch out into something a little more demanding, why not try the Lighter Bridge sessions on Tuesday evening? 

Tuesday Evening - Lighter Bridge - The relaxed evening sessions see us play at a (very) slightly slower pace than on Monday and Thursday evenings, and with only 18 - 21 boards we will complete the session by 10 pm.  Club hosts are always on hand, so you are guaranteed a partner for the evening, and for those who want it there is plenty of help and advice available - once the hand has been played!  All players receive credits towards their National Grading Scheme scores, and there are  EBU Master Points for the winners and runners-up.

Monday and Thursday evenings - These have a more competitive atmosphere, and the beginner would find them quite testing.  Club hosts are available on an occasional basis, but if you don't have a partner please check with the Secretary before attending.  Our normal mode of play is Pairs, but we also have regular monthly Teams events.  These are shown on the Calendar, but if you are planning on joining us at one of those evenings, again, please check with the Secretary first.  From time to time we also have other Teams events, and an occasional Swiss Pairs event; the last session of our playing year, at the end of March, is an Individual competition. 

Need to know:

Please try to be in the playing room 15 minutes before the advertised start of play.  Results are always available immediately at the end of play. 

A visitor's first session is free, and the next three sessions - up to an overall limit of four - cost table money + 50p.  Before the fourth session is reached visitors may be invited to apply for membership of the club.

Monday morning - start 09.30; finish before 12.30; table money £2.

Tuesday evening - start 19.00, finish about 22.00; table money £2.

Monday and Thursday evenings - start 19.10, finish about 22.30; table money £2.50

Membership 2016 - 2017: £35 per annum (and pro rata for those joining during the year).

The Calendar....

The Calendar shows the first three dates only.... please click the Calendar tab on the left of this page for the full list of forthcoming events.

 

Results
21st Sep 2017
Teams Event
Director: John O'Sullivan
Scorer: Stephen Hanslip
19th Sep 2017
Tuesday Lighter Bridge
Director: Pat Maynard
Scorer: Stephen Hanslip
18th Sep 2017
Monday No Fears
Director: Danny
Scorer: Janet
Calendar
9th Oct 2017
Teams Event
Please ensure that you attend as a full team of four....
29th Oct 2017
Yorkshire League Match 1
A at home to Hull A B at home to Brighouse A C away to Sheffield G D away to York E
12th Nov 2017
Yorkshire League Match 2