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Bank Account Details

Ashby Bridge Club bank account details are as follows:

Nat West Bank

Sort Code:       60-01-20

Account no: 47257156

Sad Goodbye to Maggie
Sad Goodbye to Maggie

On Friday 2nd December Ashby Bridge Club said au revoir to Maggie Bennet a stalwart of the Club. We are all sad to to see Maggie depart for sunnier climes in Oxford and we wish her all the best for the future 

Bridge Playing Accessories

If any members require bridge playing accessories ranging from tables to mugs then click on the EBU web site link below. This is accessible for all players, the prices are very reasonable and it helps the EBU finances

EBU Shop

 

Bridgemates

The Bridgemate scoring system is used at all face to face duplicate sessions. Please remember your EBU number or your Player Identification Number

ASHBY BRIDGE CLUB

       

RBL CUP FOR INDIVIDUALS

Following the software malfunction the RBL Cup for individuals will now be held online on BBO on Thursday 2nd February. You evidently do not need a partner and you simlpy log on as normal and instead of registering as a pair you register yourself only by clicking on the event and then clicking on 'Register' That's all there is to it.... but please ensure you are online by 6.45 pm

For those members who do not have a BBO name please see below under 'Playing Arrangements Going Forward'

IMPROVERS SESSIONS ARE BACK!

The extremely popular 'Improvers Sessions' are back starting on 31st January at the Leisure Centre at 10am and will be held on a monthly basis. These sessions are at an intermediate level and are based on Andrew Robson's 'Next Level' book. If you want to improve your Bridge these sessions are for you. No need to register beforehand

SUPERVISED PLAY

The Supervised Play sessions on a Wednesday morning restarted on 11th January 2023 and will continue every Wednesday starting at 10am. It is hoped that our current members who have attended the beginners course will join these sessions to introduce them to playing in the club sessions.

 Hopefully those who have attended the Supervised Play sessions have enjoyed them and feel that thier bridge has improved a little with the advice from those more experienced bridge players who have been helping. 

 

BEGINNERS COURSE IN 2023

Calling all beginners to the world of Bridge. A new course specifically designed for those who have never played Bridge before or have only had a brief introduction to our wonderful game will be starting in the second half of 2023.To register your interest please complete the form below and 'Send Message'. We will contact you nearer the start date 

  The courses are normally run at the Ashby Leisure Centre & Lido with a start time of 10am

 

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THANK YOU FROM 'ENRYCH'

During December we collected and donated £282 to our chosen charity - 'Enrych'. Part of their letter of thanks states "These donations will make a big difference and allow Enrych to continue providing support within the community to reduce social isolation and improve the health and well being of our clients"

A huge thanks to all our members who contributed to this donation

PLAYING ARRANGEMENTS GOING FORWARD

Every week we now play two sessions of face to face Duplicate Bridge together with one session online on BBO. We will be at the Ashby Leisure Centre on Mondays with an arrival time of 6.45pm for a 7pm start, Wednesdays with an arrival time of 12:45 for a 13:00 start. Fridays is reserved for Social Bridge with a 9.30 am start. Following the member survey Thursday evening Duplicate sessions will remain online on BBO for the forseeable future to be reviewed by the Committee from time to time

In addition to theses sessions there is also Supervised Play every Wednesday at 10am at the Leisure Centre and are designed for those members who have completed the teaching course and are moving to the next level.... But all members are welcome

Virtual Duplicate Bridge on Thursday Evenings commences at 6.45 pm and to play you need to be a Bridge Base Online member and have informed the club of your username. If you have not signed up already see the details by clicking on the tab 'Bridge Base Online' on the left hand side of this page.  This will tell you how to register and other useful and important information. BBO is the only way you can play online against other Club Members in an Ashby Bridge Club Duplicate session. You will require a partner and if you find this difficult please use the Find a Partner system in Members Only

Once registered on Bridge Base Online email - robert.stokes1@ntlworld.com with your username

COMPETITIONS

To see last seasons winners Click on Competitions>Last Seasons Competition Winners and Runners Up

Now that the new bridge year is well underway currently with both Face to Face and online Duplicate Bridge, your attention should be drawn to this year's competition dates.

These can be found in the drop down menu under 'Competitions>This Seasons Trophy Winners and Competition Dates' on the LHS of this page and are also shown in the calendar.

Winners so far

Kidney Research and Heart Foundation Charity pairs Event - Andy Woodward and Don Davis

Gordon Grimley Trophy - Andy Woodward and Robert Killip - Charity event for ENRYCH

Criddle Cup - Andy Woodward and Don Davis

Children in Need Sims - Steph Woodward and Don Davis

Christmas Cup - Robert Grimley

Knockout Plate - First round now complete - see Competitions>Knockout Draw for 2022/23 & Results

 

 

HOSTS REQUIRED

Calling ALL members of Ashby Bridge Club

 We require volunteers to host on Wednesdays at the Leisure Centre as a single. Please give serious thought to putting your names forward to act as hosts and remember that if you do not get to play you will receive a credit on your account. Don't just expect someone else to volunteer so don't delay and click on the link below and email your preferred hosting dates.

robert.stokes1@ntlworld.com

.........Alternatively fill in the form below and submit

 

 

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LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

Whilst Ashby Bridge Club runs a host of competitions throughout the Bridge season there are also many competitions, sometimes online, run by the Leicestershire County Bridge Association. These can be entered via the LCBA web site by clicking on the link below. Simply fill in the appropriate form and submit. 

LCBA Competitions and Entry Forms

 

SOMETHING LIGHTHEARTED!

Most of us will have heard of the 'Rule of 20'. When deciding to open you may do so if the sum of your high card points plus the number of cards in your two longest suits is at least 20.

There is another little known rule of 160! If the ages of your opponents adds up to 160 don't underestimate their ability. 

You must have heard of the 'Rule of Eleven' ...... The inevitable trick total when you bid a slam!

Then there is the bumbling Bridge player who explained to his partner how he was improving his game... " Every night when I go to bed I think about the mistakes I made at the bridge table". "Crikey" said his partner "How do you get any sleep!?"

RECENT MASTER POINTS PROMOTIONS

               November 2022 Promotions

              There are five promotions this month

                 George Strang             3* Master   

                 Barbara Smith            Area Master  

                 Kate Collier                  Club Master

                 Jeannette Willets           Club Master  

                 Mary Grimley               Club Master  

                   December 2022 Promotions

                There are no new promotions in December

                                                                           

             Full list of promotions can be found Click Here

COMMITTEE MEETING

Next meeting  - 17th April 2023 at 1.30pm

The last available committee meeting minutes are for 23rd January 2023 plus all previous committee meetings and can be found by going to Members Only and clicking on Member Notices. Scroll down to the Minutes you require

In addition the Minutes, Chair's Report, Treasurers Report and Accounts from the AGM held on 11th July 2022 can also be found under Member Notices

 

Calendar
Fri 3rd February 2023
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
9.30am
Dealer: Richard D & Janet K
Mon 6th February 2023
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
6.45pm
Director: Ann
Wed 8th February 2023
Beginners Supervised Play - Big Hands
10:00
Director: Robert K
Wed 8th February 2023
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
10:00
Director: Robert M
Wed 8th February 2023
Duplicate Bridge
12.45
Director: Robert M
Thu 9th February 2023
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
6.45pm
Director: Dora
Fri 10th February 2023
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
9.30am
Mon 13th February 2023
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
6.45pm
Director: Steph
Results
RBL Cup for Individuals on BBO
Director: Bob
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Robert M
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Bob
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Dora
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Robert M
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Ann
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Ann