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Welcome to Austenwood Bridge Club
Open for Face to Face Sessions

The club is open for Face to Face sessions every Monday

Virtual Club!

We are running online sessions on a Wednesday evening at 7pm. It is being hosted by one of our Directors, Keith Jones. If you would like to play please contact him with your BBO user name and EBU number. His email address is kjones8@btinternet.com. The sessions are being shared with Chalfont.

Results can be found at www.bridgewebs.com/chiltern

The Club
The Club

The club, which meets in the Tony Graham Room at the Community Centre in Chalfont St Peter, normally has pairs events each Monday except for the SECOND Monday, in the month when a multiple teams event is held. Please visit the calendar page for any exceptions and details of the Club's special competitions.  Visitors are welcome and your first visit is free. If you would like to come but need a partner please phone Dory Thompson on 01494 433841. The table money is £2.00  per session for members and £3.00  for visitors.

The hands are pre-dealt and hand copies are provided, showing makeable contracts. The results are normally available at the Club at the end of play and on this site soon after.

                                                                                                                    Delayed?

NEW NUMBER! To ensure we are able to start play not later than 7.30 pm players are asked to be seated by 7.20 pm. If you are delayed please phone 07805 201 265 or 07999 935 859 before 7.20 pm to ensure to be included. Any pair arriving after 7.20 pm without having phoned will be included only if the director is able to do so without disturbing the movement.

Harry Williams

We are very sorry to announce the passing on Thursday 21st October of Harry Williams, a long time member of Austenwood, a lovely man who always helped out putting up tables, etc, and a very pleasant person to play against or with as his partner. Our thoughts are with his wife, Pauline and his family. 

Neil Drapkin

We are very sorry to announce the death of Neil Drapkin - such a true gentleman, a great supporter of Austenwood and a regular in our LO8 teams over many years. He will be very much missed. Our condolences to his wife Cynthia and his family. His son Jonathan wrote 'I am sure you know that he thoroughly enjoyed his bridge, and we would like to thank you for the many happy hours he spent at your club over the years. Happily he was able to play on Wednesday evenings until nearly three weeks ago.'

Update: The funeral is on Friday morning 20th August at 11.30 am and can be watched on watch.obitus.com Username:heko8425 and Password: 327077. Shiva prayers will be on the same day at 4pm on Zoom Meeting ID:868-6412-7427 and the invitation from the synagogue says 'to have a glass to raise to Neil at the ready.'.

BBCBA Online League of 8 2021/22

The new season has started using RealBridge. 

John Whittenbury

We regret to announce the death of John Whittenbury on 28th August after a long battle with cancer.

John was one of the few Honorary Members of Austenwood, a status awarded to those who had moved away from the area after giving valuable service to the club over many years. John, in partnership with Ian Macartney, was a stalwart of our A team in the League of 8, including a spell as captain, and a regular director on club nights - 'if you are not on your 3rd board you should be' being his memorable clarion call! Our sympathies are with his widow, Hilary, and his family.

Vernon Cripps

We are sad to announce the passing of Vernon Cripps, a very long time member of the club, who died peacefully on Thursday 16th July after a long illness. The cremation will be a private event on Tuesday 28th July. A page for memories of Vernon has been opened on vernoncripps.muchloved.com . Our thoughts are with Joyce and his family, who would welcome memories of Vernon.

BridgeClubLive

Those of us who want to continue to play bridge will have to do so on their computer. Some club members (for example Ed Scerri) are members of BridgeClubLive which has a main DIDO (Drop in Drop out) tournament room which provides a fully automated movement to any partnership with a minimum commitment to 4 boards at each sitting, and a minimum of 16 boards during a day to be listed on the Leader Board - all boards played can be replayed at any time and compared with all others who have played the same board. We have registered Austenwood as a club, which I understand means you can see other members results as well as your own in the form of a Ladder. Full membership is £72 pa, but you can play initially for free as a guest.

Anders Wallen

It is with great sadness that we announce that Anders Wallen, our Chief Director, an inspiring captain of our LO8 A team for many years, and really good friend to many of us, passed away peacefully on 5th March. Our thoughts are with his wife, Eva, and their family. 

 

Austenwood have a new Chair(wo)man

After 16 successful years as Chairman of Austenwood BC, involving a lot of hard work, Nigel Thompson, and Dory, retired at the AGM. Nigel was thanked for his committment by being elected as President of the club.

The club has got its first Chairwoman. Thanks for taking the task on board Diana Longshaw! We are all happy to support you.

All the other committee members were re-elected.

Results
Pairs
Director: David
Scorer: David
Pairs
Director: Tim
Scorer: Tim
Pairs
Director: Nigel
Scorer: Nigel
Pairs
Director: Nigel
Scorer: Nigel
Pairs
Director: Tim
Scorer: Tim
Pairs
Director: Tim
Scorer: Tim
Pairs
Director: David
Scorer: David Cadwallader
Pairs
Scorer: Tim Lawrence
Pairs
Scorer: Tim Lawrence
Pairs
Scorer: Tim Lawrence
Calendar
25th Oct 2021
Pairs
Community Centre 7.30
Director: Tim
1st Nov 2021
Pairs
Community Centre 7.30
Director: Tim
8th Nov 2021
Pairs
Community Centre 7.30
Director: Nigel
15th Nov 2021
Pairs
Community Centre 7.30
Director: Nigel
22nd Nov 2021
Pairs
Community Centre 7.30
Director: Tim
29th Nov 2021
Pairs
Community Centre 7.30
Director: Nigel