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Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club
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RIP June Ball

It is with much sadness to report the peaceful passing of June this morning, Monday 8th January 2018.

June was one of the longest serving members of the Club and won many bridge competitions and trophies, the latest being the prestigious HBA Gold Victor Ludorum award last year.  June was not only a fine bridge partner but a charming opponent, with a great sense of humour and huge strength of will.  Our thoughts go particularly to Helen at this difficult time.

Her funeral will be held at Garston Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd January at 10am. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Rennie Grove Hospice Care, c/o Funeral Directors, J.J.Burgess & Sons, Alfred House, 20 The Common, Hatfield, AL10 OND.

Bridge Safari, Charity Raffle and Gentlemenís Invitation

I have some good news and that is Bridge Safari on Tuesday 17th April.  This is an innovative charity project being put together by Jan Palmer-Sayer and details are being worked up for issue.  I expect we will be oversubscribed as we were on the introduction of the Pairs League, so this is just an advance notice to look out for the Safari Bridge Application Form to avoid disappointment.  The first prize is £50 to each player.

In addition, we will soon be selling raffle tickets again for the benefit of Isabel Hospice and please be as generous as you can.  The first prize is £100.

Ladies, many of our gentlemen are shy and reserved like your Chairman!  If you would like to play on Friday 9th February but have not yet been asked please let our Tournament Secretary know (Ian Greig – greig.ian@outlook.com with a copy to me at jgqmf@live.co.uk ) and we will try to encourage them!   Ian has suggested chocolates for the ladies, which is fair enough.

With my best wishes,

Jeff Green

Chairman

URGENT - Car Parking at Gosling Sports Park

5th January 2018

Dear Members

Whilst we are still waiting for formal confirmation of our exemption, the administration of this to avoid car parking charges is likely to take some while to put in place.  We are advised that the machines will be operative from Monday of next week.

In order to avoid any difficulties during this unknown period we are waiving table money from Monday morning of next week on the assumption that car parking will be payable from that date.  Please make sure that you visit one of the car parking machines and follow the instructions to avoid car parking fines for which you would be responsible.  My understanding is that cash will not be accepted for payment.  So, credit or debit cards will be needed.  Blue Badge holders are exempted.  Of course, such charges can be avoided if you park off site.   In the normal course of events the car parking charge should just be £2, covered by the table money reduction for a temporary period.

Please be aware that the implementation of car parking charges and the delay is totally outside of our control.  In the meantime, please submit your car registration details to Steve Cane as previously requested (s_cane@icloud.com).

With my best wishes,

Jeff Green

Chairman

No Supervised Play Saturday 20th January

Please note there will be NO Supervised Play on Saturday on 20th January 2018 due to the running of the Fast Track weekend.

Landmark Promotions

For Landmark Promotions for December 2017 please click here.

Coughs and Sneezes
Coughs and Sneezes



If you have a cough or cold, please stay away until you are better!

Monday & Wednesday Evenings Partnership Desk

If you are looking for a partner on Monday and Wednesday evenings emailJill Mumford at jill.mumford@btinternet.com

If you are looking for a partner at another session email Sheila Gabriel in the first instance at she70@btinternet.com

 

Members Area & Find a Partner

To login you will be asked to enter your email address and password, if you have not logged in before you will be asked for your email address and a password will be emailed to you.

Once logged in you can edit you own details - address, phone numbers etc

You will also be able to request partners on-line - this is a really convenient way to find a partner.

(If you need help there are instructions here.)

Analyse your Results on Bridgewebs

The Teams results now have a X-Imps tab.

Bridgewebs provides some very useful features for analysing your performance online, both for Cross Imps in Teams and Matchpoints at Pairs. This facility is completely free, and there is no need to install anything extra. You can replay the hands guided by Double Dummy analysis to see where you went wrong. For Teams events it lists the overall performance of individual pairs in Cross Imps or you can view your Cross Imps on each board. On each hand you may scrutinise how you compared with the other Pairs in MP percentage or Cross Imps.

Click here for detail instructions.

Scoring Dos & Don'ts
  • If on looking at the results you notice a scoring error please inform the TD within 24 hours of the event giving Board Number, Pair Numbers, contract and correct score. Contact TD by phone or email ​​​welwynbridge@gmail.com.
Results
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Monday AM Pairs
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Monday PM Pairs
Sun 14th Jan 2018
County Match Northants Home
Thu 11th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs
Thu 11th Jan 2018
Thursday PM
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Wednesday AM Pairs
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 1
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 2
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 3
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 4
Tue 9th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Monday AM Pairs
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Monday PM Pairs
Thu 4th Jan 2018
Thursday AM Pairs
Thu 4th Jan 2018
Marjorie Lukyn Heat
Calendar
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Next Step Class
WGC Club Room 2:00
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Improvers' Class
WGC Club Room 1:30
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Beginners' Class
WGC Club Room 4:00
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Improvers' Class
Monks' Walk School 7:30
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Tuesday PM Pairs
7:30
Wed 17th Jan 2018
Wednesday AM Pairs
10:00
Wed 17th Jan 2018
Wednesday PM Pairs
7:30
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Thursday AM Pairs
10:00
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Thursday PM Pairs
7:30
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Next Step Class
Monks' Walk School 7:30
Fri 19th Jan 2018
Post-mortem Pairs
10:00
Fri 19th Jan 2018
Ladies Invitation
7:30
Sat 20th Jan 2018
Fast Track Bridge
10:00
Sun 21st Jan 2018
Fast Track Bridge
10:00
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Monday AM Pairs
10:00
Scoring Dos & Don'ts
  • If on looking at the results you notice a scoring error please inform the TD within 24 hours of the event giving Board Number, Pair Numbers, contract and correct score. Contact TD by phone or email ​​​welwynbridge@gmail.com.
Results
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Monday AM Pairs
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Monday PM Pairs
Sun 14th Jan 2018
County Match Northants Home
Thu 11th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs
Thu 11th Jan 2018
Thursday PM
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Wednesday AM Pairs
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 1
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 2
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 3
Wed 10th Jan 2018
Pairs League Div 4
Tue 9th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Monday AM Pairs
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Monday PM Pairs
Thu 4th Jan 2018
Thursday AM Pairs
Thu 4th Jan 2018
Marjorie Lukyn Heat
Calendar
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Next Step Class
WGC Club Room 2:00
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Improvers' Class
WGC Club Room 1:30
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Beginners' Class
WGC Club Room 4:00
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Improvers' Class
Monks' Walk School 7:30
Tue 16th Jan 2018
Tuesday PM Pairs
7:30
Wed 17th Jan 2018
Wednesday AM Pairs
10:00
Wed 17th Jan 2018
Wednesday PM Pairs
7:30
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Thursday AM Pairs
10:00
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Thursday PM Pairs
7:30
Thu 18th Jan 2018
Next Step Class
Monks' Walk School 7:30
Fri 19th Jan 2018
Post-mortem Pairs
10:00
Fri 19th Jan 2018
Ladies Invitation
7:30
Sat 20th Jan 2018
Fast Track Bridge
10:00
Sun 21st Jan 2018
Fast Track Bridge
10:00
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Monday AM Pairs
10:00