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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

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

Next Competition - Cottage Shield on 15th May

       

KNOCKOUT MATCHES 2023/24

 The final of the Knockout Competition was played on Wednesday 8th May between Robert Missenden and his partner Philip Price versus Belinda Chantler and her partner Bob Stokes. In all 24 boards were played and in an extremely tight match it all came down to the last board .... and Belinda and Bob prevailed to be the winners

Knockout Draw 202324 Results

 

MAY PLAYING ARRANGEMENTS

There are two sessions affected by May bank holidays when the Leisure Centre will be shut in the evenings. The two dates are Monday May 6th and Monday May 27th. However we will be holding Duplicate Bridge on BBO on these two days starting at the usual time of 6.45pm for sign up. All other sessions will be held as normal

IMPROVERS PROGRAMME

The improvers Sessions continue on the following dates and are well worth attending whatever your level of competence

26th March - Opening Leads & Weak 2's

30th April - Splinter Bids & Trial Bidding

28th May - Take Out Doubles and Penalty Doubles

Sessions start at 10.00am and last about 2 hours. No need to prebook 

CHARLIE HALL TROPHY FOR INDIVIDUALS - 18TH APRIL ON BBO

The Charlie Hall Trophy competition for Individuals took place on BBO on 18th April. The winner was Mary Danaher with 68.25%, well done Mary. We had 3 members in second place with a score of 59.72%, well done to Ann Potterton, Wendy Moulds and Andy Woodward.

Misclicks on BBO

For those members who are playing regularly on BBO and have become frustrated with not being able to UNDO a bid or a card play please check out the article under Bridge Base Online>Misclicks. This may help you avoid making the wrong bid or playing the wrong card

SOMETHING LIGHTHEARTED!

Some new ones....

After laying down the cards in dummy declarer says to partner 'Where is the hand you held during the bidding?'  .... Think we've all been there!

Heard recently  ... 'Your play gets worse day by day but today you are playing like it is tomorrow!

Also.. 4H is an excellent bid partner but not on that hand

Lastly.. when partner asks how he should have played the hand the reply was 'Under an assumed name'

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

Please note that the rounds for the Monday session are 'on the clock' to ensure that we play in a timely fashion 

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

We are now into the new bridge year with several competitions already played in both Face to Face and online Duplicate Bridge format and your attention should be drawn to this year's competition dates. All the results and competition dates for this season can be found in the drop down menu under 'Competitions>This Seasons Trophy Winners and Competition Dates' on the LHS of this page and all the competition dates are also shown in the calendar.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 24th JULY

Ashby Bridge Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 24th July 2023 at 6.30pm at The Ashby Leisure Centre

The Financial Report for the 2023 AGM can be found by clicking on Members Only(signing in)>Member Notices>Ashby Bridge Club Financial Report 2023

The Chair's report can be found by clicking on Members Only(signing in)>Member Notices>Chair's Report for AGM 2022/23

The Minutes of the AGM can be found by clicking on Members Only>Member Notices>AGM Minutes 2023

RECENT MASTER POINTS PROMOTIONS

                               April 2024 Promotions

                                 There are four promotions this month

                     Robert Missenden                 1* Premier Tournament Master

                     Alan Nevill                              Advanced Master       

                     John Collier                             District Master

                     Rosemary Logue                     Club Master              

             Full list of promotions can be found Click Here

COMMITTEE MEETING

Next meeting  - 20th May 2024 at 1pm

The last available committee meeting minutes are for 26th February 2024 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 24th July 2023 can also be found under Member Notices

 

Calendar
Fri 24th May 2024
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 9.30am
Mon 27th May 2024
Duplicate Bridge on BBO
BBO 6.45pm
Director: Dora
Tue 28th May 2024
Improvers Session: Take-out Double & Penalty Double
Leisure Centre 10:00
Director: Robert K
Wed 29th May 2024
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 12.45pm
Director: Philip
Wed 29th May 2024
Wednesday Supervised Play at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 9.45am
Thu 30th May 2024
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
online 6.45pm
Director: Shelagh
Fri 31st May 2024
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 9.30am
Dealer: Philip & Janet
Mon 3rd June 2024
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 6.45pm
Director: Philip
Wed 5th June 2024
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 12.45pm
Director: Philip
Wed 5th June 2024
Wednesday Supervised Play at Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre 9.45am
Results
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Wednesday Supervised Play at Leisure Centre
Director: Robert M
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Ann
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Robert M
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Dora
Cottage Shield at Leisure Centre
Director: Philip
Wednesday Supervised Play
Director: Robert M
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Ann
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Steph