Now we're into May, the quality of hands is continuing to improve (see below). On Board One (again) on 9th May West picked up:
♠ 87543 ♥ 84 ♦ T84 ♣ 654
As previously reported, on Thursday 21st February, North held this hand on Board One:
♠ 653 ♥ 643 ♦ 86543 ♣ 42
Things are looking up though......on 14th March West held:
♠ 98762 ♥ 2 ♦ 762 ♣ 9832
For the latest Club results, please click on the "Latest Results" tab on the right hand side of this page
Minutes of the Committee Meeting on 7th April are now on the website under the "Membership" tab. The AGM minutes are here too. If you haven't already done so, you'll need to register to access the pages in this Section, which is quite straightforword - just go to any of the Members pages and follow the Instructions. Any problems just ask!
Location and other details can be found under the Information tab on the left
There is always a host on Mondays (see below), and if you'd like to play on a Thursday but don't have a partner please contact us - it may well be possible to arrange one.
Cathy Macnaughton - 07919 401409
Colin Elliott - 07946 902022
2019 Competition - 1st May UPDATE
April was a quiet month as far as movement in the Improvers' Trophy was concerned. Judy Bourne has kept her place at the head of the field and Cathy Macnaughton has moved up one place to second, with Tim Kennedy taking over third place. Also during April Cathy and Mike MacNulty have moved up one NGS Grade. Well done to all, and thanks again to John for collating the figures - click here for the link
The Improvers Trophy this month shows some changes. Although the March leader, Sue, is still ahead of her starting position the big movement this month has been by Judy Bourne who has taken over the top spot. Well done Judy! Anne Convery is now lying 2nd and Cathy Macnaughton 3rd. Clicking here will get you to all the details......
The Improvers Trophy for 2019 has now started. After one month last year’s winner, Susan Billingham, is again in the lead, followed by Judy Bourne. Susan and Jocelyn Shepherd have both risen an NGS grade since 1st February - well done both. Keep an eye out for how the competition goes over the coming months....the list will be updated at the end of each month. Many thanks to John Stimson for collating the statistics. Click here for a link to the details.
Well done to Susan Billingham, winner of the 2018 Improver's Trophy. Second was Jocelyn Shepherd and third Cathy Macnaughton.You can find all the details under the ‘Competitions’ tab on the left.
We have a host available every Monday so that you can come and play without a partner. The hosting list is:
1st Monday of the month - Colin Elliott
2nd Monday - Peter Rogers
3rd Monday - John Stimson
4th Monday - John Francis
5th Monday - Winnie Godber
YET MORE CONGRATULATIONS!!!
A team of four Waltham Forest members won the Essex Mixed Teams at Barleylands on Sunday 12th May. Cathy Macnaughton, Maureen Walker, Ian Yeats and Paul Hickson overcame a number of good teams to come away with the silverware! Full results on the Essex Contract Bridge Association website
Martin Baker and his team had a fantastic result in the Championship Teams at the London Easter Festival. In a field with some very strong teams they came second overall, only losing out to the winners - a team including international players - by 4VP. The full results can be found via the EBU website. Many congratulations Martin!
In the last few years players from the Club have dominated the West Essex Bridge League, and in 2017/18 "Waltham Foresters" as Champions (with 3 players from the Club - Tony Verran, Stuart Dunstan and Phil Mattacks) and "New Foresters" (with a full team of 6 players from the Club - Winnie Godber, John Stimson, Peter Rogers, Peter Richardson, Ian Yeats and Paul Hickson) both came high enough to qualify to play in the newly formed Essex Premier League for 2018/19. In the event Waltham Foresters went into the Premier League with the New Foresters staying in a reorganised West Essex League, which they duly won on 16th April following a 17-3 win against the second placed team in the last match of the season. Congratulations to all concerned.