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Welcome to Arbroath Bridge Club
George Ferrier

Thank you all for playing and congratulations to our joint winners - Team Williams & Team Shiels.

Janet Kirk

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of honorary member Janet Kirk. She was a friend to many in the bridge club and will be greatly missed. 

Janet became an honorary member in 2017 on reaching the grand old age of 90. She had been a member of Arbroath Bridge Club for many many years and she loved her bridge. 

Former president Alan Young summed Janet up perfectly when he said " She was a lovely person and a great pleasure to have as a bridge opponent".

Summer Bridge

We will be running a BBO bridge session on each Wednesday over the summer. Come and join us.

Honorary Membership Conveyed upon Helen Niven

Dear Members,

Sheila Brunton proposed the idea that we make Helen Niven an honorary member of our club. This was put to the committee and agreed.

I would love to present the award face to face to Helen, but due to Covid-19, this is not possible.

Helen has been a member for 62 years, was president 3 times as well as taking on the combined role of secretary and treasurer for an extended period. For a further 15 years she served as an ordinary committee member.

Helen has now retired from committee work, but remains a very active member of the club. When setting up the hall she is always early and willing to get wholeheartedly involved in the regular functioning of the club.

 I bought a glass award from Tannadice Trophy shop in Forfar and an image of the inscribed memento is shown below.

On behalf of Arbroath Bridge Club, we would like to say a huge thank you, Helen. All the members wish you many more years playing with us at Colliston Hall.

Your President

Ann

Honorary Membership Conveyed upon Helen Niven
Soutar Cup, Handicap Trophy & Hilda Primrose Salver

Running totals can be viewed by clicking on the competition name under the  Competition Status BBO tab.

An Update from the President
An Update from the President

It has now been 7 weeks since we started our virtual club, the first 2 weeks providing practice and familiarity with BBO, then the following 4 providing some competitive bridge with the Soutar Cup. Last Wednesday we held the Ken Ward Individual, which I believe makes us the first club locally to run an Individual on BBO - I am sure you will all agree that the support has been great.

Alan and Matthew are doing great jobs: Matthew running our tournaments and training new BBO TDs; Alan, keeping our website up to date not to mention all the other jobs that we do not think about that are vital for our effective running.

I know BBO will never replace face-to-face bridge, and it does not look as if we will get back to our lovely hall in the near future, however I do feel we are all getting used to BBO and hopefully having fun with it along the way!

See you all on Wednesday for round five of the Soutar Cup. Meanwhile stay safe and stay healthy.

Your President

Ann

Awards For All Grant

The club has received a grant from Awards For All Scotland to fund the purchase of a dealing machine, bridgemates, a laptop, software and relevant licences, a printer and accesories, cards, card holders, boards, and reading lights. These are now in use.

You should have already received an email briefly describing the first steps to take.   Now  click on above heading to open a guide to the new SBU Master Point and Membership Database system.  Please note that Janet Rixon is no longer Master Point Secretary and all correspondance should be directed to masterpoints@sbu.org.uk. Any problems or queries, please contact Alan Kennedy. 

Results
Summer Bridge 3
BBO
Director: Matthew Robb
Summer Bridge 2
BBO
Director: Alan Kennedy
Summer Bridge 1
BBO
Director: Sarah Williams
George Ferrier Swiss Teams
BBO
Director: ibex
Calendar
Wed 19th May 2021
Summer Bridge 4
BBO 18.45
Director: Matthew Robb
Wed 26th May 2021
Summer Bridge 5
BBO 18.45
Wed 2nd Jun 2021
Summer Bridge 6
BBO 18.45
Wed 9th Jun 2021
Summer Bridge 7
BBO 18.45