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John Dowbiggin and Mike Vetch won the Regional Masters Pairs at Daventry; meanwhile Geoffrey Herbert and Steve Simmons were 3rd in a large field in the Masters Pairs, and were top scorers in the Solihull section.

 
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Welcome to Worcester Bridge Club
ANDREW ROBSON OBE IS COMING!
ANDREW ROBSON OBE IS COMING!

Bookings are now open for Andrew Robson's third visit to Worcester Bridge Club: WBC members have priority booking until 10th May; we expect to sell out, so book early!

We think Andrew has chosen an interesting range of topics for these two seminars, on Friday 19th October; past experience has shown that all levels of player can learn from his seminars! All details can be found on the flyer and the booking form. Bookings to Maureen, please!

Privacy and Data Protection

After much work, (huge thanks to John Dowbiggin, Sue Tadman, Mike Willoughby and Paul Hammond for their input) we are now ready to go live with our Data Protection Policy ahead of the new "GDPR" from 25th May.  What this means for you is summarised on WBC Privacy Policy Summary which you can find here, and our full policy can be viewed here.

For us, we really need you to complete your consent documents, ideally before 25th May, so that we can be sure that we have only the right data, according to your express wishes; there will be TWO ways to do this:

1) John D will be bringing ready-made contacts and consent forms to the next few Tuesday and Wednesday sessions; all you will need to do is to check and tick...

OR

2) You can download a blank PDF from here; tick the boxes and fill in the details. Then email back to Mike (mike1958v@mail.com) or Dick (rutter_richard@hotmail.com)

We hope to have most forms processed before 25/05/18! Prizes for the first forms in!!!

CAFE BRIDGE, no 3
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  • Cafe April 9
  • Cafe April 9a
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A good day was had by all at Caffe Bolero; five tables played a full all-play-all movement, and had a very nice lunch + a few coffees and cakes! Prizes went to Martin Gill, Andy + Lollie, and to the "wooden-spooners", Batman and Superman!

Players were generous in their donations to Acorns Children's Hospice, and, with a little extra from the event surplus, we raised £125 for our charity.

We hope to have another "multi-café" event in September!

Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM took place on Wed 21st February; trophies for 2017 were presented; photos by Andy O'Hare below!

Resolutions/Decisons

  • Table money was increased from £2-50 to £3-00 for members, & from £3-50 to £4-00 for guests (no change for Juniors) tea/coffee, +biscuits (Wed) and cake(Tue) included:
  • Wednesday start time remains at 7-30pm, BUT: a) please be seated by 7-25pm to help directors and scorers to ensure a prompt start; b) call ahead if you are delayed - we can TRY to fit you in, but cannot guarantee; c) the Committee will look at all possible ways of ensuring that we play at a good pace and plenty of boards
  • Please note that slight changes have been made to the MAY 2018 calendar to get as close as possible to the traditional pattern of P nights on the 2nd and 4th/5th Weds of the month - check website, which is now updated

  • Committee: the 2017 Committee were all re-elected, except that Tim Keates has stood down, whilst continuing with many of his duties!
  • Newly elected to the Committee were: John Dowbiggin; David Waide; and Janette Torrance: Welcome!
  • AGM2018 Jane and Marian Christmas party winners
  • AGM2018 Jimmy Collects One of three trophies
  • AGM2018 Josie celebrates her TryDuplicate win
  • AGM2018 Mark presents the Champ Teams to Dick Jane Mike and Tim
  • AGM2018 Maureen and Jane win the Ladies Pairs
  • AGM2018 Officers of the Club
  • AGM2018 Trophies
  • AGM2018 Vote of Thanks
  • Dennis collects the Mens Pairs Trophy
  • Dennis collects the Mixed Pairs Trophy
Roger Bowles Bridge Library

Members might like to know more about the Roger Bowles Bridge Library.

After Roger's tragic death in Dec 2015, his widow donated his extensive collection of Bridge books to us; it was agreed that these should be managed by the County Bridge Association, and they are stored by Martin Gill.  The full list of some 125 titles (both educational and humorous) can be found here, along with Martin Gill's contact details.

http://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwol/bw.cgi?club=worcestershire&pid=display_page65

We have a small "taster" selection at Claines for people to see, and books can also be booked out from there, using the notebook to record borrowing and return.

Get reading!!

CHRISTMAS PARTIES

WED 13th: (RBL Claines): Well done to Jane and Marian, who won the Wed Xmas Party with an impressive 64%.  Thanks to Jimmy for his Directing etc, and to Caroline for excellent food again! Photos below.

TUESDAY 19th: CAFE Party, Elgar's in Reindeer Court: went ahead as planned and a good time was had by all (8 full tables); winners were Martin (G) and Mike, just ahead of Sue (T) and Martin (P), with Sue (E) and Richard in 3rd place; the mini-toblerones were won by David and Peter.

We also collected £24-18 (and a US dime!) for our Cafe charity, Acorns Hospice.

CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Christmas Party (Part Two)
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Rather grainy pics - I think some food must have got on the lens!

Christmas Party (Part One)
  • Jane and Marian win the trophy Xmas17
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Thanks to Andy O'Hare for the photos!

Worcester Café Bridge! 21st September
  • Cafe Bridge Boleros
  • Cafe Bridge Boleros 3
  • Cafe Bridge Briefing
  • Cafe Bridge Elgars
  • Cafe Bridge Lunch at Elgars
  • Cafe Bridge Lunch at Elgars 3
  • Cafe Bridge Lunch at the Old Pheasant
  • Cafe Bridge Lunch in the Old Pheasant
  • Cafe Bridge On the menu
  • Cafe Bridge Playing in Boleros
  • Cafe Bridge waiting for results
  • Cafe Bridge with Elliott Webb
  • Club/Cafe Bridge in the Old Pheasant

Well, that was fun! Well done to Lorna and Rufus (Winners), Pam and Sheila (2nd) and Andy and Richard (3rd); indeed to all, for making it such an enjoyable day, played in the best spirit.

Still a few sums to do, but we raised approximately £150 for Acorns too.

Lots of good publicity for the event and the game of Bridge, as Mike was grilled by his former pupil Elliott Webb on BBC H&W; 

1) An early morning call, before the event, listen here at approx 1hr 55m20: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ds9m5

2) A neat bit of video editing on FaceBook: (1400 views and counting - will we go viral??) https://www.facebook.com/..

3) More on Friday morning's show, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05dsb4k  - scroll to 51 mins; including a nice interview with Sharon at the table.

MANY thanks from Mike to all the helpers, Tim, Andy, George, Peter, Dick, Mike W, and to Sue and Denn for coming along as back-up pair.

More pics to follow...

New to Worcester? New to Bridge? Just Visiting?...

♠ If you are looking for a game of Duplicate Bridge, we would like to think you have come to the right place... 

 Just click HERE for details on how to start playing at Worcester Bridge  Club!♣  smiley

Daytime Bridge - UP and Running!
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Our first Daytime Bridge session took place on Tuesday 20th June, with six full tables, and plenty of laughs and cakes! A fine win for Grahame and Tony... Session Two saw hosts Denn and Sue outscore Grahame and Tony; and another six and a half tables!

Next week, same time same place: HALLOW Parish Hall, starting at 1pm; please be there for 12-45pm, but bring table money! (£2-50 members, £3-50 guests - but you can join on the spot for £3-00!)  Do bring friends and guests - we will always have a host! 

To ensure that we can be as welcoming as possible, we still need offers of HOSTING; and if you cannot help in any other way, why not offer to bring along a home-made cake or tray bake?

Full calendar, results, rotas and venue details are available on this site: look for the DAYTIME menu to get started!

Chairman's Cup, Wed 3rd May

On Wed 3rd May, we hosted the County's Chairman's Cup event, with 8 tables  competing for the Trophy.

The event was won by Robert Grimer and David Campbell, with 72. Gina Butler & Margaret Guy were second and James Culcheth & Ian McAlroy 3rd.

Congratulations to all players, and many thanks to Eddy and Joyce for running the event.

Below: Robert and David receive the trophy from County Chairman Eddy Blackburn.

Chairman's Cup, Wed 3rd May
AGM 2017
  • 2017 AGM 01 Report from the Chair
  • 2017 AGM 02 Tim guards the trophies
  • 2017 AGM 03
  • 2017 AGM 04 Flowers for Pam
  • 2017 AGM 05
  • 2017 AGM 06 Flowers for Joyce1
  • 2017 AGM 07 Flowers for Joyce2
  • 2017 AGM 08 TryDuplicate Cup Margaret and Cecile
  • 2017 AGM 09 Intermediate Cup Sean
  • 2017 AGM 10 Pairs Playoff Matt Geoffrey
  • 2017 AGM 11 Mixed Pairs Matt Marian
  • 2017 AGM 12 Ladies Pairs Sue E and Sue L
  • 2017 AGM 13 Mens pairs Nick and Steve absent
  • 2017 AGM 14 Individual Jane
  • 2017 AGM 15 Pairs Joyce John
  • 2017 AGM 15b Teams Graham Linda TrishTony absent
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The AGM 2017 was well attended; we said thank you to retiring Chair (Joyce) Sec (Pam) and to Rufus, Jane and Kathy; lots of pics of the Prize-Giving thanks to Andy O'H.

The new Committee: Mike (Chair), Mark (Secretary), Dick (Treasurer), Tim, Andy C, and two new additions, Richard Arrowsmith and Maureen Ledger. Welcome!

 

Andrew Robson seminar - Enjoyed by all

It was a full house for Andrew Robson and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Andrew is already booked to return on 19 October 2018.

 

Welcome to Worcester Bridge Club

We play:

at Royal British Legion Club, Cornmeadow Lane, Claines, WR3 7PL, every Wednesday

Start time 7.15 for 7.30.   

and at Hallow Parish Hall, Hallow Worcester, WR2 6PE, every Tuesday;

Start time 12-50pm for 1pm.

Visitors welcome, and host system in operation, for both venues

Welcome to Worcester Bridge Club
Try-Duplicate and Intermediate Bridge
Try-Duplicate and Intermediate Bridge

Our Intermediate Bridge sessions were to some extent a victim of their own success: after three highly productive years, almost all the "Inters" moved up into the Main Room and/or at our Tuesday sessions, or  started playing at other clubs; we are fully committed to the idea of providing Bridge to suit all levels, and will be happy to run/resume Inter sessions if a viable number of newcomers come through; or as an extension of the Try-Duplicate section.

Try-Duplicate sessions continue to take place on the first Wednesday of each month: here we have fewer boards (15-18) and a host to help players throughout the session.  Visitors are welcome, and there is no extra charge for these sessions: all players pay £2-50 table money.  It is most helpful if you are able to let Mike know beforehand if you are coming, so that we can make up full tables easily.

Some of our old Inters/Try-Dup players have found that the "next step" for them is Tuesday afternoon Bridge (see Daytime tab for details): these are held at Hallow Parish Hall at 1pm; the pace is a little gentler, and of course these sessions are becoming famous for the cakes which people bring along!

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Latest Results News

Email Mike on mike1958v@mail.com or Andy on andy.ohare@live.co.uk if you have any queries

Find a partner...(Click here to post or read)

This message board has been set up for people to post requests for partners, or other messages

You may prefer to contact Mike (mike1958v@mail.com) for a short-term fix: I may be able to mail-shot members.

Quick view results/calendar

The boxes below provide a quick link to  recent results and the next few weeks' calendar; please use the left-hand menu for fuller details!

Results
22nd May 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Mike
Scorer: Andy O'Hare
16th May 2018
Swiss Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Mike Vetch
15th May 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Sue
Scorer: Andy O'Hare
9th May 2018
Pairs (P)
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Tapster
Calendar
23rd May 2018
Pairs (I)
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Mike Vetch
29th May 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Terry
Scorer: Mike
Host: Janette Torrance
30th May 2018
Pairs (P)
Director: Helen Cameron
Scorer: Andy O'Hare
5th Jun 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Paul
6th Jun 2018
Pairs (I)
Director: Dick Rutter
Scorer: Paul Hammond
6th Jun 2018
Try-Duplicate
Scorer: Paul Hammond
Click for the latest results
Latest Results News

Email Mike on mike1958v@mail.com or Andy on andy.ohare@live.co.uk if you have any queries

Find a partner...(Click here to post or read)

This message board has been set up for people to post requests for partners, or other messages

You may prefer to contact Mike (mike1958v@mail.com) for a short-term fix: I may be able to mail-shot members.

Quick view results/calendar

The boxes below provide a quick link to  recent results and the next few weeks' calendar; please use the left-hand menu for fuller details!

Results
22nd May 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Mike
Scorer: Andy O'Hare
16th May 2018
Swiss Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Mike Vetch
15th May 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Sue
Scorer: Andy O'Hare
9th May 2018
Pairs (P)
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Tapster
Calendar
23rd May 2018
Pairs (I)
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Mike Vetch
29th May 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Terry
Scorer: Mike
Host: Janette Torrance
30th May 2018
Pairs (P)
Director: Helen Cameron
Scorer: Andy O'Hare
5th Jun 2018
Daytime Pairs
Director: Paul
6th Jun 2018
Pairs (I)
Director: Dick Rutter
Scorer: Paul Hammond
6th Jun 2018
Try-Duplicate
Scorer: Paul Hammond