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  2018 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club AGM --- 12 April 2018

 

Present:

Chairman: Rod Jones

Treasurer: David Tarsky

Secretary: Steve Rogers

Members: Mike Dancer, Judy Brown, John Cullen , Jennifer  Cullen, Chris Alcraft,

Maurice Reynolds, Brenda McDonough, David Stead, David Watkins, Elsie

Summerfield, Jane Cox.

  1. No apologies for absence had been received.
  2. Minutes from last AGM and EGM had been published on the club website.
    They were accepted as a true record.
  3. There were no matters arising from the previous minutes not covered by the agenda.
  4. Chairman’s welcome. The chairman welcomed members to the meeting and commented on the loss of some members through the year who had been regular players at both club nights and in the Wessex league team. The implications of this were for discussion later in the meeting.
  5. Secretary’s report. There was nothing to report.
  6. Treasurer’s report. The accounts had not yet been audited which would be done forthwith.There had been a loss of £14 over the year. The assets of the club were £900. This year rent will go up by £150. It was agreed to leave the table money unchanged.
  7. Election of officers and Committee members. Rod Jones, Steve Rogers and David Tarsky were re-elected in their current positions as chairman, secretary and treasurer respectively. Chris Alcraft and Brenda McDonough were elected to the committee.
  8. Wessex League. The team had had a mixed season finishing in one of the potential relegation places in Divison 2. David Stead tendered his resignation as team captain thinking that now was a good time for another member to take over this task. The members thanked him for his great efforts in this role over many years. It was agreed that this role would be covered by the Chairman/Treasurer.
  9. Government Data Protection Regulation. The club needed to comply with this by 25th May 2018. Dave Tarsky agreed to consider what was necessary.
  10. Club Competitions.  David Stead/ David Flower won pairs cup and David Flower the individual trophy for 2017/18. The members offered their congratulations.
  11. Club future. The background to  the discussion was falling membership in the club specifically within a general environment of a reducing and aging bridge population. After lively discussion we agreed that - 1. We should continue as we were for the immediate future; 2. The chairman should contact other clubs in the area and discuss the pros and cons of cooperation or mergers. 3. We would explore running sessions in the day.
  12. A.O.B. Club should send card to Pat Hughes thanking her for her work with the club.
  13. Meeting ended at 7:30. 

 

  Extraordinary General Meeting Jan 2018

Banbury Bridge Club EGM 4th Jan 2018


 

Purpose – to elect new committee owing to resignation of Secretary


 

Nominations:

Chairperson. Rod Jones

Secretary. Steve Rogers

Treasurer. Dave Tarsky


 

All nominations agreed nem con.


 

AOB. Proposal that emails and telephone numbers of members be distributed

to all members (Brenda McDonagh)

Proposal accepted.


 

End of meeting.

  2017 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 53rd AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on May 4th 2017

 

  1. Eighteen members and two guests were present. There were no apologies for absence.

 

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

 

  1. The Chairman thanked those members who had helped to run the club in the last year, notably Pat Hughes for organising partnerships, David Flower for directing, David Tarski for acting as treasurer and David Stead for organising the Wessex League team.

 

  1. The Secretary had nothing to report.

 

  1. The Treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). Over the last year, the club had had an excess of expenditure over income of £86.62. As the club still had substantial reserves, it was agreed to keep table money at £3 and membership at £5. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

 

  1. David Stead reported that in the Wessex league Banbury played in the first division, as a team finishing ahead of them last year had dropped out. They had a record of played 7, won 1, lost 6;he thought this quite a good achievement given that only 10 to 11 players were available.

 

 

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

 

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman Steve Rogers

Treasurer David Tarsky

Secretary David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead to captain the Wessex League team.

 

 

  2016 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 52nd AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on May 5th 2016

 

  1. Sixteen members were present. Apologies for absence were received from David Stead

 

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

 

  1. The Chairman thanked those members who had helped to run the club in the last year, notably Pat Hughes for organising partnerships, David Flower for directing, David Tarski for acting as treasurer and David Stead for organising the Wessex League team.

 

  1. The Secretary had nothing to report.

 

  1. The Treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). Over the last year, the club had had an excess of expenditure over income of £83.13. As the club still had substantial reserves, it was agreed to keep table money at £3 and membership at £5. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

 

  1. In the absence of David Stead, his Wessex League report was read by David Flower. Key points:

Playing in Division 2, Banbury finished third

First time in 16 years, two consecutive seasons in Division 2

David Stead offered his resignation

Good performance from a club with a pool of only 9/10 player

After 40 years Judy Brown has asked to be only a reserve.

 

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

 

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman Steve Rogers

Treasurer David Tarsky

Secretary David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead to captain the Wessex League team.

 

  1. The question of the condition of the club's tables was raised, and it was agreed that Pat Hughes would try recovering one.

 

  2013 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 49th AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on April 11th 2013

  1. Fifteen members were present.

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

  1. The Chairman reported that highlights of the last year had been the celebration of the Club’s Golden Jubilee (for which he thanked all those who supplied the refreshments), and the adoption of wireless scoring. Pre-dealt hands had been used for some of the time, and were a success, not least because they were available with the results on the club website.

  1. The Secretary had nothing to report.

  1. The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). Over the last year, the club had had an excess of expenditure over income of £122.41, but this was due to two extraordinary items (The club’s Jubilee, £50, and additional software for the electronic scoring, £90). The BridgeScorers had not yet been paid for. It was agreed to keep table money at £3 and membership at £5. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

  1. In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered. Playing in the first division, it had lost all but its last match, and consequently will play in the second division next season. The team captain commented that raising a team had sometimes been very difficult, and for the previous night’s match, only eight club members had been available. It was proposed that match costs fall on players actually participating, rather than the club as a whole, but the proposal was defeated.

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                               David Tarsky

Secretary                                               David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead to captain the Wessex League  team.

  1. It was remarked that both club trophies would be full when last season’s winners were entered. It was agreed that the secretary would investigate the costs of the several options, and report back to the club.

  1. Following an OBA initiative, Banbury Club twice accepted invitations from King’s Sutton to play there in the last year, and a reciprocal invitation has been extended for May 2nd. when King’s Sutton will play at the Dupuis Centre. The question of how this relationship should develop was discussed at length but no definite conclusion reached as no consensus could be achieved.
  2012 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 49th AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on May 10th 2012

  1. Sixteen members (and a parrot!) were present. Apologies for absence were received from Maurice Reynolds.

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

  1. The Chairman stated that he wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in enabling players to come without partners, David Flower for directing, Mike Dancer for scoring, David Stead for running the A team, and David Tarsky for acting as treasurer.

  1. The Secretary had nothing to report.

  1. The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). Owing to an administrative oversight, no subs had been collected in the previous year; nevertheless the club had broken even over the year  The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

  1. In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered. Playing in the second division, it had won all its matches, and consequently the division and promotion back to the first division.

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                               David Tarsky

Secretary                                               David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead to captain the 'A' team.

  1. It was suggested that the BanBic Cup be opened to other clubs (Towcester and Chipping Norton were mentioned). This was agreed, although Bicester and Banbury would continue to host the event in alternate years

  1. The subject of BridgePads was discussed, and it was agreed to conduct a six month’s trial (at no cost to the club) to ascertain whether to purchase a set, possibly jointly with Bicester.

  1. The question was raised about pairs turning up without advising Pat Hughes. It was agreed that such pairs were, of course, welcome, but that, as a courtesy, Pat should be informed if possible.
  2011 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 48th AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on May 19th 2011

  1. Eighteen members were present. Apologies for absence were received from Kathleen Flower.

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

  1. The Chairman stated that he wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in enabling players to come without partners, David Flower for directing, Mike Dancer for scoring, David Stead for running the A team, and David Tarsky for acting as treasurer. He also expressed his appreciation of the late Ian Brooks’ many years of service to the club.

  1. The Secretary had nothing to report.

  1. The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had had an excess of income over expenditure of £567.52 over the previous financial year. This was satisfactory, and it was decided to make no change to the financial arrangements for the next financial year. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

  1. In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered. Playing in the first division, it had narrowly failed to avoid relegation, so would play next season in the second division – the first time in 15 years. David Stead promised to eat his convention card if the club failed to be promoted back to the first division next year.

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by James and Shirley Dutton. It was agreed that necessary repairs to the Masterpoints cup would be paid for by the club, and that the possibility of enlarging the Shield to accommodate the large number of winners’ names on the back would be investigated.

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                               David Tarsky

Secretary                                               David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead to captain the 'A' team.

  1. It was agreed to look again at holding simultaneous pair events at the club, now that machine dealing was available.

  1. It was agreed to investigate the possibility of opening a website for the club on BridgeWebs. (PMN As it is possible to open such a website free for three months, one has been created – www.bridgewebs.com/banbury)

  1. Bicester Bridge Club had proposed that the BanBic Cup be held on the club night of the hosts (this year Banbury). This was agreed.

  1. It was agreed that David Stead would provide the venue for home Wessex League matches, and that a match fee would be charged.

  1. It was suggested that the club should do more to attract new players.

  1. It was agreed to try using a timer of some form to attempt to ensure that players were not unduly slow.

  1. The subject of Bridgemates was raised. A representative of Bicester Bridge Club said that they were planning a purchase, and the possibility of sharing could be considered.
  2010 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 47th AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on May 13th 2010

 

  1. Twelve members and two visitors were present. Apologies for absence were received from Paddy Bailey, James and Shirley Dutton, Tony Faint, Matthew Hunter, Maurice Reynolds, David Southcombe and David Stead.

 

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

 

  1. The Chairman stated that he wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in enabling players to come without partners, David Flower for directing and Mike Dancer for scoring.

 

  1. The Secretary reported that a list of players had been submitted to the EBU in preparation for pay to play (P2P).

 

  1. The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had had an excess of income over expenditure of £363.46 over the previous financial year. He estimated that P2P would cause the club additional annual costs of £150. This was satisfactory, and it was decided to make no change to the financial arrangements for the next financial year. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

 

  1. In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered. Playing in the first division, it had escaped relegation by the narrowest of margins. The final three positions being, with two teams relegated:

Banbury                 53

Aylesbury A         52.33

Thame A                52

 

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Stead. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

 

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                               David Tarsky

Secretary                                               David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead to captain the 'A' team.

 

  1. Bicester Bridge Club submitted a challenge to Banbury Bridge Club for an inter-club duplicate match. The date of Wednesday October 16th was provisionally agreed. (Post Meeting Note: The 16th is not a Wednesday; the original challenge stated the 20th which is). It was agreed to accept the challenge, and it was hoped that as many pairs as possible would participate.

 

  2009 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 46th AGM held at Depuis Centre, St. John’s Church on May 14th 2009

  1. Sixteen members were present. Apologies for absence were received from Roger Kilby and James and Shirley Dutton.

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

  1. The Chairman stated that he wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in ensuring an even number of pairs each week.

  1. The secretary had nothing to report.

  1. The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had had an excess of income over expenditure of £382.67 over the previous financial year. This was satisfactory, and it was decided to make no change to the financial arrangements for the next financial year. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

  1. In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered; they had finished 5th (out of 8) in the first division. They had a record of won 3, lost 3, default 1 (Balliol, who had twice cancelled)

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                               David Tarsky

Secretary                                               David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

Ian Brooks to captain the 'A' team.

  1. The question of the location are various club equipment was raised:

David Flower holds:

Second copy of the 2007 Laws

Spare Personal Scorecards

Spare Cards for bidding boxes

One spare board (New style)

John Cullen holds:

Filing cabinet

Old boards

Various other superannuated equipment

Brenda MacDonagh holds:

One Table

David Stead holds:

One Table

  1. The club decided to purchase a new set of boards, matching the existing ones.

  1. There were renewed thanks to Pat Hughes for her organising partnerships etc. All club members were requested to keep her informed each week as to whether they were playing.

  1. The question of playing 30 boards when a 3-table Howell movement was in effect. It was agreed to give it a try.

  1. It was requested that players try to avoid playing too slowly, and to eschew unsolicited advice.

  2008 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 45th AGM held at Banbury Cricket Club on May 29th 2008

 

  1. Nineteen members were present. Apologies for absence were received from David Southcombe.

 

  1. The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

 

  1. The Chairman stated that he wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in ensuring and even number of pairs each week.

 

  1. The secretary had nothing to report.

 

  1. The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had had an excess of income over expenditure of £380.79 over the previous financial year. This was satisfactory, and it was decided to make no change to the financial arrangements for the next financial year. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

 

  1. In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered; they had finished 5th (out of 8) in the first division.

 

  1. The Masterpoints cup was won by David Flower. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

 

  1. The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                               David Tarski

Secretary                                               David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

Ian Brooks to captain the 'A' team.

 

  1. The question of the club’s future use of Banbury Cricket club as a venue was raised, as it seemed likely that a significant rise in the rent would apply in the new year.  Ian Brooks volunteered to investigate the possible significance of the Cricket Club’s charitable status, and all members of the club were asked to keep an eye out for possible alternative venues.

 

  1. It was suggested that future Wessex League matches be played at a member’s house (like the Menagerie). This was agreed, although no volunteers were forthcoming.

 

  1. The question of the club’s attitude to the proposed reorganisation of the EBU was raised; there was in fact a meeting at Oxford at the same time to discuss the issue, so the fact that the club was broadly in favour was of little significance.

 

  1. A suggestion that the club attend the OBA AGM en masse was rejected.

 

  1. The club agreed to continue entering the County pairs, but not the National pairs

 

  1. The club decided not to use Bridgemate, as the cost (£900) was too high

 

  1. Ian Brooks volunteered to be the Club’s new OBA representative.

 

  1. There were renewed thanks to Pat Hughes for her organising partnerships etc. All club members were requested to keep her informed each week as to whether they were playing.

 

 

  2007 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 44th AGM held at Banbury Cricket Club on May 10th 2007

1)       Twelve members were present. Apologies for absence were received from Ian Brookes and David Stead.

2)       The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

3)       The Chairman stated that she wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in ensuring and even number of pairs each week.

4)       The secretary had nothing to report.

5)       The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had had an excess of income over expenditure of £102.71 over the previous financial year. This was satisfactory, and it was decided to make no change to the financial arrangements for the next financial year. The meeting voted to accept the accounts.

6)       In the Wessex League, only one team had been entered; they had finished 5th (out of 8) in the first division. The next club entering only one team was Highworth, who were relegated from the second division.

7)       The Masterpoints cup was shared between Mike Dancer and David Stead.. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by Tim Dickinson and David Southcombe.

8)       The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                       Steve Rogers

Treasurer                                       David Tarski

Secretary                                       David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Flower to captain the 'A' team.

9)       After some discussion, it was decided that a minimum of ten, or half the maximum possible, (rounded up) would in future be required to qualify for the club shield.

10)    The matter of the Ireland cup was raised; it was decided, if possible, that it would be contested during the Christmas break. However, nobody seemed to know the current location of the cup.

11)    The treasurer was asked to contact Banbury Cricket Club, with a view to renegotiating the room rate when the club had to play in one of the changing rooms.

12)    It was decided that, in future, club evenings would start at 7.15

  2006 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 43rd AGM held at Banbury Cricket Club on May 11th 2006

 

1)       Twelve members were present.

 

2)       The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record. There were no matters arising.

 

3)       The Chairman stated that she wished to thank all those members who had helped to run the club, especially thanking Pat Hughes for her efforts in ensuring and even number of pairs each week.

 

4)       The secretary had nothing to report.

 

5)       The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had lost £636.74 over the year, and , as the balance remaining was £433.68, the current situation could not continue. Consequently, the following was decided:

·         Increase table money to £3 (£4 for non-members)

·         Maintain annual subscription at £5

·         Wessex League matches to be approximately self-financing

·         An EGM to be held, at the Treasurer’s discretion, tentatively on 12th October 2006

 

6)       In the Wessex League, the ‘A’ team had had mixed results, losing (badly) to both Menagerie teams, and also to both Oxford teams. They had, however, scored convincing victories over both Wallingford teams and over Aylesbury. The ‘B’ team had had so much difficulty in raising a team that they had failed to complete their fixtures. It was decided, that, unless new members appeared before the deadline for entering teams, only one team would be entered next year. It was also decided that in selecting players for that team, preference would be given to players who played regularly on Thursday nights.

 

7)       The Masterpoints cup was awarded to Mike Dancer. The Ireland Cup had not been contested. The Club Shield had been won by Judy Brown and Mike Dancer..

 

8)       The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                       Brenda MacDonagh

Treasurer                                       David Tarski

Secretary                                       David Flower

Pat Hughes was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead/David Flower to captain the 'A' team.

  2005 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 42nd  AGM held at Banbury Cricket Club on May 12th 2005

 

1)       Eighteen members were present.

 

2)       The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

 

3)       The Chairman stated that attendance during the last year had been worrying, frequently down to two tables. Nevertheless she felt that members still had enjoyable evenings.

 

4)       The secretary had nothing to report.

 

5)       The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had lost approximately £250 over the year, but still had a balance of over £1000; it was decided to maintain subscriptions and table money at the current level.

 

6)       In the Wessex League, performances had been fair: the 'A' team had finished sixth in the first division, but only 5VP behind the second team; they did, however, have the consolation of beating both Menagerie teams.The 'B' team had finished sixth in the second division, escaping relegation.

 

7)       The Masterpoints cup was awarded to David Stead. The Ireland Cup had not been contested.The club shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead.

 

8)       Following a kind offer of hospitality from Judy Brown, it was agreed that the Ireland Cup would be contested at some time during the Christmas season.

 

9)       It was decided to enter two teams in next year's Wessex league.

 

10)    The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                       Brenda MacDonagh

Treasurer                                       David Tarski

Secretary                                       David Flower

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead/David Flower to captain the 'A' team.

Captain of the ‘B’ team still to be decided.

 

11)    There was a lively discussion as to how to expand the membership.

§         It was agreed that Matthew Hunter would investigate the possibility of playing at one of the local schools, with a view to encouraging new and younger members.

§         It was agreed that, where possible, the number of boards played would be reduced.

§         The possibility of holding some form of special event once a month was considered, but no consensus was reached.

 

  2004 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 41st AGM held at Banbury Cricket Club on April 29th 2004

1)       Sixteen members were present; apologies for absence were received from the Duttons

2)       The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

3)       The Chairman stated that it had been a pleasant year. The teams representing the club had had a successful year. Numbers attending had however been dropping  She thanked all people who helped to run the club, especially directors and Mike Dancer for scoring.

4)       The secretary had nothing to report.

5)       The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had lost approximately £200 over the year; it was decided to maintain subscriptions and table money at the current level for members, but that visitors would be charged £3 after the first (free) night.

6)       In the Wessex League, performances had been encouraging: the 'A' team had finished second in the first division, 5VP behind the winners; the 'B' team had finished sixth in the second division despite having a 4-3 record. It was agreed that drivers to away matches would receive £3 from each player being given a ride, irrespective of the distance travelled.

7)       A proposal from Bicester Bridge Club for a monthly joint teams event was discussed. Significant interest was shown, so it was decided to go ahead on a trial basis.

8)       A proposal to encourage new players was discussed, and it was decided to explore the matter further.

9)       The Masterpoints cup was awarded to David Flower. The Ireland Cup had not been contested.The club shield had been won by John Cullen and Roger Kilby

10)    It was decided to enter two teams in next year's Wessex league.

11)    The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                       Brenda MacDonagh

Treasurer                                       David Tarski

Secretary                                       David Flower

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

David Stead/David Flower to captain the 'A' team.

Ian Brooks to captain the ‘B’ team.

Volunteers were sought for the post of OBA representative.

12)    A vote of thanks was accorded to Brenda Macdonagh for her services as Chairman.

  2003 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 40th AGM held at Banbury Cricket Club on May 1st 2003

1) Seventeen members were present.

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

3) The Chairman stated that it had been a successful year. This club had found a nice venue at Banbury Cricket club, nothing having been heard from Banbury Rugby club. Numbers were rising, not least due to the appearance of new players. She thanked all people who helped to run the club, especially Mike Dancer for scoring.

4) The secretary had nothing to report.

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). For all practical purposes, the club had broken even over the year, so it was decided to maintain subscriptions and table money at the current level.

6)  In the Wessex League, performances had been encouraging: the 'A' team had finished in the first half the first division (PMN fourth); the 'B' team had finished third in the second division despite losing only one match.

7) The Masterpoints cup was awarded to David Flower.

The Ireland Cup had not been contested.

The club shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead

8) It was decided to enter two teams in next year's Wessex league.

9) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Brenda MacDonagh

Treasurer                                               David Tarski

Secretary                                               David Flower

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

                David Stead/David Flower to captain the 'A' team.

Ian Brooks to captain the ‘B’ team.

                Volunteers were sought for the post of OBA representative.

10) The question of late finishing on club nights was discussed, but no clear consensus emerged.

15) A vote of thanks was accorded to Brenda Macdonagh for her services as Chairman, and to Mike Dancer for scoring club nights.

  2002 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 39th AGM held at Bloxham Squash Club on May 2nd 2002

 

1) Nineteen members were present, apologies having been received from Roger Kilby.

 

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

 

3) The Chairman stated that it had not been a good year; numbers were down, for no very good reason, although he suspected that the forced change of venue from the Banbury Rugby club to the Bloxham Squash club had not helped.

 

4) The secretary had nothing to report.

 

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The club had lost £572.26 over the previous year, largely due to the reduction in numbers, although the cost of the Squash club for matches, and the failure to collect any match fees had been contributary factors.However, the clubs balance sheet showed a surplus of £1526.37 as of 31st March 2002. After some discussion, it was decided to raise table money at £2 (£3 for visitors)., the annual subscription to be reduced to £5, amd Wessex league match fees of £2 to be collected. It was also decided to give the treasurer discretion to reduce the table money if appropriate. The meeting accepted the accounts.

 

6) The Masterpoints cup was awarded to Judy Brown. The Ireland Cup had been won by Roger Kilby.

The club shield had been won by Niel Bresler and Robbie Kingston.

 

7) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Brenda MacDonagh

Treasurer                                               David Tarski

Secretary                                               David Flower

OBA Representative & PR man         Neil Bresler

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

                David Stead/David Flower to captain the 'A' team.

Ian Brooks to captain the ‘B’ team.

 

8)  In the Wessex League, performances had been disappointing: the 'A' team had kept its position in the first division, but at the time of the meeting it appeared almost certain that the 'B' team would be relegated.

 

9) The Ireland Cup was provisionally scheduled for 13th October 2001.

 

10) It was agreed that the Club would no longer  play teams on club nights.

 

11) The club agreed to play only the BBL simultaneous pairs (autumn) and the OBA pairs. The Charity pairs would no longer be played, nor the Spring BBL pairs.

It was suggested that Bicester Bridge Club be approached with a view to each club holding the OBA pairs on alternate years.

 

12)  The club's venue was discussed, with a slight majority favouring return to the Rugby club, should that prove possible; the committee was authorised to revue alternatives, especially as it was felt that the Banbury Bridge Club should meet in Banbury.

 

13) The possibility of a break in the middle of club nights was discussed; however, it was pointed out that this would be likely to cause the evening to end too late.

 

14) The question of attracting new members was raised, with no definite proposals made.

 

15) A vote of thanks was accorded to Ian Brooks for his service as Chairman

 

  2001 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 38th AGM held at Banbury Rugby Club on May 3rd 2001

 

1) Twenty five members were present, apologies having been received from Mike Dancer.

 

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

 

3) The Chairman thanked those members who directed, and Mike Dancer for all the work involved in scoring. Membership was down from 45 members to ?. Both club teams had had a successful year in the Wessex League.

 

4) The secretary had nothing to report.

 

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC?). The club had lost £302.42 over the previous year, although £269.45 of this was for the purchase of Silent Bidders and a Computer Scoring Program. However, the clubs balance sheet showed a suplus of £2098.63 as of 31st March 2001. After some discussion, it was decided to retain table money at £1 (£2 for visitors)., and the annual subscription at £12. The meeting accepted the accounts.

 

6) The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead. The Masterpoints cup had been won by David Flower. The Ireland Cup had been won by Pat Hughes.

 

7) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                                               Ian Brooks

Treasurer                                               David Tarski

Secretary                                               David Flower

OBA Representative & PR man         Neil Bresler

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

                David Stead to captain the 'A' team.

Maurice Reynolds to captain the ‘B’ team.

 

8)  In the Wessex League, the 'A' team had had its best performance ever, coming 4th in the first division. The 'B' team come second the second division, and were thereby promoted to the first division.

 

9) The Ireland Cup was provisionally scheduled for 14th October 2001, preferably at a different venue.

 

10) It was agreed that the Club continue to play teams, as opposed to pairs, once a month. The following was eventually agreed, with a substantial minority not in favour of teams:

i)                     On the first Thursday of each month, if an even number of pairs were present, and if no other event were scheduled, a team event would take place.

ii)                   Teams would be allocated by lot, and a multiple teams event played.

iii)                  There was a feeling that members wished to be able to score up after each match, so it was agree to play a Swiss movement if an even number of teams was present.

 

11) The club agreed to continue playing the BBL simultaneous pairs, OBA pairs, and Charity pairs as in previous years.

 

12) It was agreed that members would prefer a Christmas party to the current Christmas event, and that in view of the cost of refreshments at the Rugby club, an alternative venue should be investigated.

 

13) Members expressed a wish that the club acquire a notice board.

 

14) The question of attracting new members was raised, and it was agreed to see if anything could be arranged to that end.

 

15) Ian Brooks gave advance notice that this would be his last year as chairman

 

  2000 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 37th AGM held at Banbury Rugby Club on April 29th 2000

 

1) Twenty two members were present, apologies having been received from Jenifer Cullen, Mike Dancer, Tim Dickinson, Brenda MacDonagh, Maurice Reynolds and David Southcombe.

 

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

 

3) The Chairman reported that the club had had a satisfactory year. Currently the club had 45 members and club nights over the last year had averaged a little over 6 tables.

 

4) The secretary reported that the club had entered a team for the OBA Summer League 2000 - an event targeted at less experienced players.

 

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts,(which had been audited by a representative of the HSBC). The clubs finances were in a healthy state, having run an estimated loss of £186.15; it was decided to retain table money at £1 (£2 for visitors)., and the annual subscription at £12. The meeting accepted the accounts.

 

6) The Club Shield had been won by Robbie Kingston and John Wineger. The Masterpoints cup had been won by Mike Dancer. The Ireland Cup had been won jointly by John Cullen and David Stead. It was pointed out that the Club Shield and the Ireland cup were in need of engraving with the names of previous winners.

 

7) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                               Ian Brooks

Treasurer                               David Tarski

Secretary                               David Flower

OBA Representative           Neil Bresler

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

                David Southcombe to captain the 'A' team.

Maurice Reynolds to captain the ‘B’ team.

 

8)  In the Wessex League, the 'A' team had had a fine season, winning the second division. The 'B' team had avoided relegation from the second division by a large (7 point) margin.

 

9) The Ireland Cup was provisionally scheduled for 15th October 2000.

 

10) It was agreed that the Club continue to play teams, as opposed to pairs, once a month. This met with broad approval, with the following agreed:

i)                     On the first Thursday of each month, if an even number of pairs were present, and if no other event were scheduled, a team event would take place.

ii)                   Teams would be allocated by lot, and a multiple teams event played.

iii)                  If no team event took place, for any reason, on the first Thursday, the same rules would be applied to the second Thursday, but not later.

 

11) Members were reminded that the club room should be vacated by , and that prompt attendance at the start would help

 

12) The question of attracting new members was raised, and it was agreed to see if an event could be arranged to that end.

 

13) Publicity for the Club in the Banbury Guardian was discussed, and Neil Bresler agreed to see if he could arrange something.

 

14) In view of the sad death of Ron Allum, the club agreed to make a donation of £25 to the League of Friends of Warwick Hospital

  1999 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 36th AGM held at Banbury Rugby Club on April 29th 1999

1) Twenty six members were present, apologies having been received from Ron Allum, Jenifer Cullen,

Nick Simon-Norris and Christine Skasebrook

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were taken as read, and accepted as an accurate record.

3) The Chairman reported that the club had had a satisfactory year, and that if things continued as they had been going, the club might require a larger room.

4) The secretary reported that, as he received a large amount of material in his capacity as secretary, he had purchased a file, so that all members of the club could inspect it. He particularly drew members' attention to announcements of events, and copies of  'English Bridge', which members were free to take.

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts, which had been audited by a representative of the Midland Bank. The clubs finances were in a healthy state, having run an estimated surplus of £87.62; it was decided to retain table money at £1 (£2 for visitors)., and the annual subscription at £12. The surplus could only be estimated as National Savings had lost the club's passbook; the matter was in hand. The meeting accepted the accounts.

6) The Club Shield had been won by David Flower and David Stead. The Masterpoints cup was presented to David Flower. (PMN The Ireland Cup had been won by David Flower)

8) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                               Ian Brooks

Treasurer                               David Tarski

Secretary                               David Flower

OBA Representative           Neil Bresler

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

                David Southcombe to captain the 'A' team.

Maurice Reynolds to captain the ‘B’ team.

9)  In the Wessex League, the 'A' team had had a middling season, with a (4½-3½) record. The 'B' team were leading the third division. (PMN Note: The 'B' team won the 3rd division)

10) The Ireland Cup was provisionally scheduled for 31st October 1999.

The County pairs heat was scheduled for 4th November 1999.

The national Pairs heat was scheduled for 3rd February 2000.

The OBA Simultaneous Pairs heat was scheduled for 20th April 2000

11) It was suggested that the Club played teams, as opposed to pairs, once a month. This met with broad approval, with the following agreed:

i)                     On the first Thursday of each month, unless another event was scheduled, and IMP scored event would take place.

ii)                   If an even number of pairs were present, teams would be allocated by lot, and a multiple teams event played.

iii)                  If an odd number of pairs were present, a Butler scored pairs event would take place.

  1998 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 35th AGM held at Banbury Rugby Club on April 30th 1998

1) Twenty seven members were present, apologies having been received from Martin Chadwick and the Duttons.

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were read, and accepted as an accurate record.

3) The Chairman reported that the club had had a quiet year. Congratulations were in order to Mary Crawley for winning the OBA simultaneous pairs, albeit at Bicester, and to Mike Dancer and David Southcombe who were now representing Oxfordshire.

He also   thanked Ron Allum and David Fuller for their previous work for the club.

4) The secretary had nothing of significance to report.

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts, which had been audited by a representative of the Midland Bank. The clubs finances were in a healthy state, having run a surplus of £614.11; it was decided to retain table money at £1 (£2 for visitors)., and the annual subscription at £12.

The treasurer noted that, in the past year, rent had only been paid to Bodicote Park for the latter part of the year; as a consequence, next year's budget was approximately in balance.

6) Owing to unforeseen circumstances, last year’s Ireland Cup competition did not take place; the next contest was provisionally scheduled for 25th October 1998.

7) The club Shield was awarded to David Southcombe & Mike Dancer; the Masterpoints cup, to David Stead.

8) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                               Ian Brooks

Treasurer                               David Tarski

Secretary                               David Flower

OBA Representative           Mike Inkpen

Roger Kilby was elected as the fifth committee member

                David Southcombe reluctantly agreed to continue captaining the 'A' team.

Maurice Reynolds was appointed, in his absence,  to captain the ‘B’ team.

9)  In the Wessex League, the 'A' team had had a disappointing season, with a (2-5) record; at the time of the meeting, it was not clear whether they would stay in the first division the next year, but things did not look promising. The 'B' team were in the middle of the third division.

10) Mike Dancer agreed to take over the job of scoring from David Southcombe.

11) The question of the desirability of 2-board rounds was raised; it was pointed out that 2-board rounds were only usually played when there were 6½ or 7½ tables, and the alternative would involve 4-board sitouts. A vote was taken:

·         13 favoured 2-board rounds

·         10 favoured 4-board rounds

It was concluded that the club was fairly evenly divided on the issue, and that movements would alternate. In all cases where a sit-out occurred, pairs would be required to cut for table positions.

12) Members were reminded that starting time on club evenings was 7.15 for 7.20

13) The following amendments to the club constitution were carried unanimously:

·         Item 3: Change 'seven members' to 'between five and seven members'

·         Item 17: Delete entire item

·         Item 18: Delete from 'if applicable…' to end of item.

  1997 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 34th AGM held at Banbury Rugby Club on May 1st 1997

1) Twenty eight members were present, apologies having been received from Jane Cox and the Selvey Greens

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were read, and accepted as an accurate record.

3)The Chairman reported that the club had had a successful year; the club had had an average of 6½ tables on clubs nights, and that a total of 77 different players had taken part.

The team had entered two teams in the Wessex league; the A team had held its place in the 1st division, and the B  team its place in the third division.

He congratulated James and Shirly Dutton on their signal success in winning the OBA County pairs.

He felt that the club was getting the reputation of a ‘fun’ club, where people actually enjoyed playing bridge; he welcomed this trend.

4) The secretary had nothing of significance to report.

5) The treasurer presented the annual accounts, which had been audited by a representative of the Midland Bank. The clubs finances were in a healthy state;, so it was decided to retain table money at £1 (£2 for visitors).

The treasurer also reported the premises where the club played has been transferred to a charitable institution called Bodicote Park. They required a change in the terms under which the club would use the premises. Effective September 30th 1997,

·       The club would have to pay £25 per week

·       This would cover use of ‘Bodicote Suite 3’ for Thursday evenings, and for eight other nights a year (for Wessex league matches)

·       Club members would no longer be required to be members of the Rugby club

The treasurer therefore recommended that the annual club subscription be increases from £2 to £12. This would probably involve a small deficit, but this would be amply covered by the club’s reserves.

The meeting agreed to this change.

6) It was decided that this year’s Ireland cup would be held at the Rugby club, at a date in October to be arranged.

7) The club Shield was awarded to David Southcombe & Mike Dancer; the Masterpoints cup, to David Stead.

8) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                               Ian Brooks

Treasurer                               Ron Allum

Secretary                               David Flower

OBA Representative           David Fuller

David Southcombe was elected as the fifth committee member

Ian Brooks agreed to act as a second OBA representative, should one be required

Maurice Reynolds agreed to captain the ‘B’ team.

9) The question of how the club shield was awarded was raised; doubt was raised on the methods used over the previous two years, so it was decided that, in future, it would be awarded to the pair that in the period from September 1st to the AGM, having at least six appearances, had the highest average score.

10) The question of whether the club should institute a ‘Host system’  (AKA the Cullen plan) was raised.  There was no clear consensus in favour, it being felt that persons in need of a partner could always utilise the services of the Kilby Dating Agency, for which the meeting was most grateful.

  1996 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club’s 33rd AGM held at Banbury Rugby Club on May 16th 1996

1) Twenty three members were present, apologies being receiver from John and Judy Cullen, Roger Kilby, Ron Allum, Nick Hodsten and Mike Read

2) The minutes of the previous AGM were read, and accepted as an accurate record.

3) The secretary had nothing of significance to report.

4) The treasurer’s report indicated that the clubs finances were in a healthy state; full details are attached.  It was decided to retain the current club annual subscription of £2, and table money a £1 (£2 for visitors)

5) The match secretary was pleased to report that the ‘A’ team had been promoted to the first division, and that the ‘B’ team had won the fourth division, winning every match, and had therefore won promotion to the third division.

6) It was decided that on the subject of match fees:

·       £1 per head would be collected for home matches

·       The captains would be responsible for deciding how much should be collected to compensate drivers to away matches

7) It was decided that this year’s Ireland cup would be held at the Rugby club, at a date to be arranged.

8) The Chairman’s report started with the comment that the last year had seen the death of Joe Sanger Davis, and the loss of Bobs Walford and Ann Starkey. This had however been balanced by the appearance of a number of , very welcome, new members.

He paid tribute the the work put in by the officers of the club, and others who had helped.

He said that the last year had seen the club moving to new premises, which were a great improvement on those occupied by the club only a few years ago.

9) All members were forcibly remeinded of the importance of signing in guests.

10) The club Shield was awarded to David Southcombe & Roger Kilby, and a new trophy, the Masterpoints cup, the Shirley Dutton.

11) The following members were elected to hold office for the next year:

Chairman                               Ian Brooks

Treasurer                               Ron Allum

Secretary                               David Flower

OBA Representative           David Fuller

David Southcombe was elected as the fifth committee member

Ian Brooks agreed to act as a second OBA representative, should one be required

12) In the course of the evening, a number of amendments to the club constitution were agreed

·       In sections 17 and  18 change references to ‘Banbury Conservative Club’ to ‘Banbury Rugby Club’

·       Change section 3 to specify a committee of five, with three to form a quorum

·       Change references in section 4 from ‘vice-chairman’ to ‘OBA representative’

  1995 AGM Minutes

Minutes of Banbury Bridge Club's 32nd AGM held at the Conservative Club on May 11th 1995

1  Sixteen members were present. Apologies were received from Jennifer Cullen.

2  The minutes of the last AGM were read by Mr R Kilby and accepted as an accurate record.

3  Mr D Southcombe outlined the Secretary's report. Most correspondence dealt with the terms under which the club had use of the Conservative Club Premises. It was finally agreed that the Club would pay a fixed sum of £8 for each club evening and that the premises would also be available for matches when fixed in advance.

Mr Soufhcombe indicated he would not be able to serve as secretary for 1995/6

4  Mr D Stead gave the Match Secretary report. The matter of smoking at the Aylesbury club had been brought to the attention of the Wessex League Secretary. The 'A' Team were relegated from division one despite beaten the full strength Menagerie Team. The 'B' team despite winning early matches was not able to gain promotion from division 4. The club had to decide whether the membership was sufficient to enter two teams. The Club was eligible to send two delegates to the OBA.

5  The Club shield was won by David Stead and David Flower with a total of 35 points from their first 9 appearances. This was a huge margin over the second place of 24 pts. (Southcombe & Kilby).

6  Mr I Brooks gave the Treasurer's report. The Club's income for the year was £1585 and the expenditure £1095. The club's total assets were £655.17 National Savings and £355.40 with Lloyds Bank making a total of £990.57

7  Bearing in mind the healthy state of the finances Mr Brooks felt there was no need to increase subs or table money. This remains at £15.50 to include EBU and OBA fees. Table money is £1 with a charge of £2 for visitors.

8  The Ireland Cup would be held in September.

9  Election of Officers. Mr R Allum stood down as Chairman and was thanked for his efforts. The new Committee was elected unopposed.

Chairman - D Brown Secretary - D Flower Treasurer I Brooks OBA Delegate D Stead

Committee Members D Southcombe

                                   J Beard

                                   R Allum

  Early History of the Club

Editors note: this document was produced by scanning in a 9-page document of unknown origin, applying optical character recognition software, and editing the result.

If you suspect a typographical error, please advise David Flower

BANBURY   DUPLICATE   BRIDGE CLUB.

LIST   of   MEMBERS   and   CLUB HISTORY.

(Earliest record 21 February 1963

[A date following a member's name shows the date on which he/she first played in the club, and a date in brackets shows the last time.]

           These members       but, for some reason or other, these
           are still active    former members or non-members, have
                                withdrawn

                                

1963; 21/2/63                 Mr DEARDS

        to                    Mr EATON       ┌────────────────────────┐

      16/4/63                 Mr HERRINGTON  │ Meetings were held on 

                 Mrs Kit KILBY               │ alternate Thursdays,  

                 Mr Roger KILBY              │ in a Cafe by The Cross.│

                              Mrs MELLERS    │ Rent of the room 12/6. │

                              Mrs ROBSON     └────────────────────────┘

                 Mr V.Joe SANGER-DAVIES

                              Mrs Nancy SANGER-DAVIES   -   died 1981

                              Mr SENIOR

                              Mr/Mrs SMITH - left district c.1975?

                              Mr SOWERBY

                              Mr Herrod TAYLOR - left district 1966

                              Mr Gerry TUCKER   -   resigned 1986  

                              Mrs Marrie TURNER

                 Mrs Bobs WALFORD

                              Miss Phyl WATTS     -   retired 1988

                              Mrs Dorrie WHITE    -   died c. 1975

                              Mr Bill WHITTLE     -   retired c.1975

                              Mrs Dorothy WHITTLE     ditto.

                              Mrs WILD 18/4/63 – left district c. 1975

1963 Sept        Mr John CLARE 5/9/63

                              Mrs CLARE       14/11/63

                              Mr AUGUST       19/9/63

                              Mrs COLLISSON   14/11/63

1964                          Mrs Margy PELL  17/9/64 - retired c. 1978

                              Mrs RALLS         17/9/64

                              Mr/Mrs BETTERIDGE 17/9/64

                              Mr MURCOTT        17/9/64

                              Mr Harry TAYLOR   1/10/64 ) moved to York

                              Mrs Freda TAYLOR  1/10/64 )

1965 Sept Committee elected:

   Chairman:            Herrod Taylor

   Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Sanger-Davies

   Members:             Dorrie White

                        Dorothy Whittle

                        Tucker

                        Bill Whittle

                        Roger KILBY

                              

                              Mrs Win REID  30/9/65 - retired c. 1978

                              Mrs COLEGROVE 30/9/65

                              Mr Bill HIGGS 11/11/65 -   died 1985

                 Mrs Margaret HIGGS 25/11/65

17/10/65 The first MATCH, v Northampton (away)

            Team: Walford/Herrod Taylor

                  Clare/Tucker

                  Whittles

                  Smiths

            won by 3000+ points

28/11/65 MATCH v Oxford (home)    

            Team not recorded

            lost by 5000+ points,

1966                          Mr/Mrs BENTLEY    6/1/66 - retired c.1980

                              Mrs Dorothy BUSBY 20/1/66 ditto

                              Mr HOSKINS        17/2/66

                              Mrs Gladys GARDAM 17/2/66 -retired c.1980

                              Mr Raynald FRANKS 17/2/66 - to Bampton

                              Mrs ASKEW             3/3/66

27/2/66  MATCH v Northampton (home)

            Team: H.Taylor/Franks

                  Kilbys

                  White//Tucker

                  Reid/Colegrave

            lost by 300 pts.

13/3/66  MATCH v OXFORD (away)

            Team: H. Taylor/Franks

                  Kilbys

                  Sanger-Davies

            Mellers/Watts

      lost by 1400 points

21/4/66  MATCH v WITNEY (away)   

            Team:  Walford/Franks

                   Higgs

                   Kilbys

                   Sanger-Davies

            won by 4000 points.

19/5/66  MATCH v WITNEY (home)

            Team: Kilbys

                  Higgs

                  Sanger-Davies

                  Franks/Tucker

      won by 1080 points.

Herrod Taylor presented a Shield for Annual "Pairs" Competition.

9/23 June. There was difficulty about the "Room" at The Cock Horse, so these meetings were held at The Homestead, Shotteswell

Committee decided:

1. To enter Wessex League.   

2. Friendly fixtures agreed.

3.    To visit Unicorn (& White Hart) re hiring their upstairs room.

4. Possible Team Competition in the club.     

5. Sept. 15 start of new season.

End of Season: Money in hand £8.14.8 in POSB

                             £1.15.0 cash.

1965-66 Membership List: Mr/Mrs Bentley

                         Mr Clare

                         Mrs Colegrove

                         Mrs Collisson

                         Mr Franks

                         Mr/Mrs Higgs

                         Mrs Kilby

                         Mr Roger Kilby

                         Mrs Mellers

                         Mrs Pell

                         Mrs Reid

                         Mr/Mrs Sanger-Davies

                         Mr/Mrs Smith

                         Mr/Mrs Taylor

                         Mr Herrod Taylor

                         Mr Tucker

                         Mrs Walford

                         Miss Watts

                         Mr/Mrs Whittle

                         Mrs Wild

                         Mrs White (27)

3/11/66   MATCH v WITNEY (away):

             Team: Whittles

                   Smiths

                   Higgs

             A draw.

8/11/66   WESSEX LEAGUE MATCH v SWINDON (home)

             Team; Taylor/Franks,

                   Walford/Colegrove

                   Kilbys

                   Sanger-Davies

             Lost by 14 IMPs.

Herrod Taylor left Banbury in Dec. 1966 leaving Mr Sanger-Davies to run the club from Jan. 1987.

AGM 1967 at The Cock Horse.   

   Elected: Sanger-Davies

            Walford

            Roger Kilby

            Franks

            to form Committee

    Sanger-Davies to continue to represent the club on the County

       Committee, which he had done since September 1965.

    The Sub fixed at 10/- Table money at 2/6

   Money prizes to be abolished, and instead the club funds will

      subsidise competition entries - National Pairs

                                      County Pairs

                                      Mrs Gatti's Charity Pairs

                                      two BBL Simultaneous Pairs/year.

   Some years later members were asked to pay about half the Charity

      Pairs entry,  and two OBA Simultaneous Pairs Competitions were

        added to each years entries,

   EBU Points to be awarded instead of money prizes

   Players in matches to pay 2/6 each.

Many MATCHES were played after this date but the records were not kept,

AGM 1968 (29 May) In the Upstairs room behind The Unicorn in The Market Place, Banbury.     

   Committee re-elected,  and John Clare added.

   Resolved to meet every week instead of fortnightly as had been the

      case since the start in 1963. Alternate weeks on Thursdays and

      Fridays.   

   Rent 10/-

1969-70.       New members since 1966 (No records kept)

                         Mr Arthur TURNER   died 1969.

                         Mrs Elsie GODDARD  retired

                         Mr MEYRICK         retired

                         Mrs WOODCOCK       retired

                         Mr THOMPSON        retired

                         Mr Paddy DOUGLAS   died
                         Mr COLLINS
                         Mr/Mrs VASSIB

                         Mr/Mrs Weaver OWEN moved away

                         Mr/Mrs LEWENDOWSKI moved away
             Mrs Ann STARKEY

                         Mr/Mrs PARRY

                         Mr Robin WATTS 11/11/69 moved away

                         Mr Trevor DAWN 5/2/70   moved away

The room at The Unicorn was not big enough to house six tables, which we were getting sometimes, so other accommodation was sought. A new Community Centre had been built on the Evenlode Estate off

Ruscote Avenue
and we were able to hire this for £1 a night  (ie £4 less 75% for an educational activity). It was a nice big room (with Kitchen £1 extra); it could easily house 12 tables. It also had nice firm square tables which, with table cloths, made splendid card tables. They were prepared to store our six tables and not let other people use them.

(Later on we were also able to put up our own Notice Board and install our Filing Cabinet  (qv) to contain our 'gear')

AGM 1970 (April 30) at the new headquarters at Evenlode Community Centre. 

   Replace weekly subs with an Annual Sub (£4) to satisfy the Gaming

      Act. Accumulated balance of £18 will cover any loss.

   Committee of three elected:

      Sanger-Davies to be Chairman, Sec & County rep.

      Roger Kilby Treasurer

      Franks Match Secretary.

   Shield won by Kilbys - calculated from the average of the ten best

       scores made during the season (The Season defined as from one

       AGM to the next. )

1970-71                  Mr David IRELAND 18/3/71

                         Mr BRAIN 1/4/71

AGM 1971 (10 June)

   Formal Statement of Accounts appeared for the first time,  showing

      accumulated Balance £39

      40 members @ £3

      Rent £25

      Entries to four competitions £24

      Paid to County for County 4 EBU subs, £15

      Two teams to be entered in Wessex League 20p.'to be paid by those

         playing in matches.     

      Play to be faster - no post mortems - 7te minutes per hand max

      David Ireland presented a cup for annual competition (Individual)

1971-72                  Mr/Mrs SONES 9/3/72

                         Mrs DAVONPORT 6/1/72

                 Mr Michael DANCER 11/11/71

                         Mr HOUGHTON 11/11/71

                         Mr MALIK 28/10/71

                         Mrs Lesley MOIR 3/6/71

                         Mr JENNINGS 3/6/71

                         Mr Nigel CLARE 14/11/71

                 Mr Bob PICKARD 25/11/71

AGM 1972 (8 June)   

   Shield won by Kilbys

   Roger Kilby won the Ireland Cup.

   Sub to remain at £3 (no table money)  

   John Clare to be Match Secretary

   Mrs Walford & Mrs Higgs to be Committee members

1972-73                  Mr WOOLAMS      8/9/72

                         Mrs HUGHES      8/9/72

                         Miss WHITEHOUSE 8/9/72 resigned

AGM 1973 (21 June) 

   Shield won by Kilbys

   Ireland Cup by Phyl Watts

   Robin Watts appointed Match Secretary

   Balance of £20

1973-74                  Mr FENTON    22/11/73

                         Mrs DOWNS    7/9/73 resigned

                         Mrs PLANTEMA 19/10/73 - moved to Bicester

                         Mr JONES     19/10/73 – ditto

AGM 1974 (6 June)  

   'A'  Team undefeated in Div. II of Wessex League. 

   Mike Dancer appointed Match Secretary     

   Kilbys won the Shield

1974-75                  Mr Ray DURHAM    7/5/75      died April 1989

                         Mrs Doris DURHAM 7/5/75   - withdrawn

                         Mrs Kirsty WHITE 10/4/75 - withdrawn

                 Mrs Judy BROWN           10/4/75

                         Mr David BROWN   10/4/75 - withdrawn

                         Mr KINGSTON      7/3/75

AGM 1975 (5 June)   

   'A'  Team again undefeated in Div II of Wessex League.

   Agreed (with the Chairman dissenting) to re-introduce table money 5p

   Sub raised to £3.50 to compensate for the raise of County & EBU Sub

      to £1.20.

   Kilbys again won the Cup

   Nigel Clare the Ireland Cup 

   Cost of matches to be reviewed, including paying drivers for away

      matches a realistic sum

1975-76                  Mr ARCHARD    13/6/75

                         Mr FOSKITT    9/10/75

                         Mr Peter DAY  19/8/75 ) left, and later formed

                         Mrs Marion DAY 19/8/75 ) Kings Sutton Club.

                         Mr/Mrs BREACH 19/3/76 - left the district.

AGM 1976 (11 June)

   'A'  Team won the Wessex League (Div. II)

   Annual Sub. raised to £4 (to off-set EBU rise)  

   Match fee now 40p.   

   Kilbys won the Shield

   Win Reid the Ireland Cup

   Meetings to start on time,  7. 15

   (Mr V.J. Sanger-Davies, OBE, TD.  had been appointed Chairman

      Oxon.Br. Assn.)

1976-77          Mr Norman HAIGH 17/9/76

                 Mr David STEAD  1/10/76

                         Mr/Mrs RONAY        1/10/76   -    withdrawn

                         Rev J WOOTON        11/6/76   -    moved away

                         Mr/Mrs POOLE        21/1/77

                         Mr KENNEDY          23/9/76   -    moved away

                         Mr ROBERTS          23/9/76   -    moved away

                         Mr David SOUTHCOMBE 7/9/76 spasmodic

                         Mr Norman BELL    4/11/76 -  moved to Hook Norton

                         Mr/Mrs TRENCH    17/9/76

AGM 1977 (8 June)

   39 paid-up members

   Balance £6. (Subs still £4, with 5p Table money)

   Kilbys again won the Shield

   Norman Bell won the Ireland Cup.

   (Special Invitation issued to non-duplicate playing Bridge players

      to an Experimental Duplicate Evening to "see how Duplicate works"

      on 9/2/78)

1977-78          Mr John CULLEN 9/9/77

                 Mrs Jenifer CULLEN 9/9/77

AGM 1978 (25 May)

   Kilbys,  playing with Franks & Pickard,  won the "Daily Telegraph"

      heat in Oxford & played in the final in London. #

   Roger Kilby won the County Individual Competition,  and within a

      week also won the IRELAND CUP.  

   Kilbys again won the Shield.

   To meet expected increase in club expenses, Table Money was raised

      from 5p to lOp (Visitors 25p to 30p)

   Roger Kilby was appointed Match Secretary, and also to be Rep. on

      County Committee (of which Joe S-D was Chairman for the third

      year) 

   Ray Durham was appointed Treasurer.  

   Agreed to re-cover the club's card tables at a cost of rather more

      than £2 a table.(The club owns seven tables, they are kept at the

      Evenlode Community Cantre where the club meets on alternate

      Thursdays and Fridays )

1978-79                 Mr Gay LASCELLES 25/1/79 - moved America 1987

                 Mr Maurice REYNOLDS 25/1/79

                         Mr GULLIVER       5/9/78 - very spasmodic

                         Mr ANDREWS        15/9/78 - ditto.

                         Mrs Mary CRAWLEY  21/9/78 - resigned 1988

                 Mrs Joan HERBERT 21/9/78

AGM 1979 (31 May)

   Kilbys again won the Shield

   Phyl Watts won the Ireland Cup.

   Kilbys were 3rd in County Pairs.  

   'A' Team had held on to a place in the Wessex League Div.I

   We now had a balance of £13; the financial year was moved to 1 April

      to synchronise with the county's.   

   Joe had agreed to be County Chairman for a fourth year

   Bob Pickard was to be County Tournament Director

1979-80                  Mr CARTER 12/10/79

                         Mr ROSE 12/10/79

AGM 1980 (29 May)

   The Balance was now £45, but in view of rises in County (£1) and

      EBU (£2) subs, our sub was raised to £5.50. Visitors fee raised

      to 50p,  and when there is a Competiton Entry fee visitors will

      be charged this plus 50p. Match fee is now 50p.  

   Mr/Mrs Day had won the Shield

   Judy Brown won the Ireland Cup.    

   Kilby's Team of Four (Kilbys, Dancer/Southcombe) were "runners-up"

      in the Chester Cup.     

   Roger Kilby was appointed Secretary to relieve the Chairman,  whose

      wife was very unwell.

   Two Match Secretaries were appointed Southcombe for 'A' Team,  and

      Judy Brown for ' B' Team.   

   Rep on County Committee Mrs Marion Day.

1980-81                  Mr WALKER 8/1/81

                         Mr WALLER 8/1/81

AGM 1981 (30 April)

   Kilby's Team (with Dancer & Southcombe) were again second in a

      three-way final of Chester Cup.      

   Balance had increased to £57,  but with EBU subs going up to £2, 

      agreed to raise Table Money to 20p to cover this. Car drivers re-

      payment to go up too by 50% (ie Oxford is now £3).

   Change of Venue was discussed,  and a sub-committee (Higgs, Day &

      Durham) appointed to investigate and report.  

   Officers etc re-elected.

1981-82 Mr Frank PIKE   12/11/81 - resigned

                         Mrs PIKE        12/11/81 - resigned

                         Mr GWINNELL     10/4/81

                         Mrs GWINNELL    17/9/81

                         Mrs Jessie HERD 17/9/81

                 Mr Trevor DIXON         21/6/82

                 Mr Tom FOLEY            21/6/82

AGM 1982 (29 April)

   28 members attended (+ 3 apologies)    

   Kilbys won the Shield 

   John Cullen won the Ireland Cup.   

   Our team (Days, Dancer/Southcombe) were second in the University

      Congress at Oxford.

   The sub was raised to £6 to provide for increases in costs

      generally. The sub-committee reported that no satisfactory

      alternative location had been found.    

   Nomination Papers had been circulated, a number had been returned

      showing one nomination only for each office Chair,  Sec & Treas

      were re­elected and John Clare became Match Secretary for both

      teams. 

   It was agreed to arrange some extra (friendly) matches, and perhaps

      a Teams of Four Competition during the Summer months,  when the

      club meetings are suspended.

   Prompt start,  quicker play should be encouraged to give an earlier

      finish.

   Players without partners to report to Judy Brown who will try to

      pair them up.

1982-83                  Mr BARSO      18/6/82 -     moved to

                         Mrs BARSO     18/6/82 -     Brackley

                 Mr Peter CRUMPTON     2/9/82

                       Mrs BAILEY    26/3/82

                       Mrs BARNDEN   8/10/82

                       Mrs GARSHAGEN 8/10/82

                       Mrs WILLIAMS  8/10/82

                       Mrs HEWITT    8/10/82

AGM 1983 (28 April)   

   Kilbys won the Shield for the sixteenth time

   Kit Kilby won the Ireland Cup

   Kilby's Team won the Chester Cup.

   Southcombe and Kirsty White were second in County Mixed Pairs and

      4th in County Pairs

   The Balance had fallen to £10 and the Treasurer estimated a

      considerable increase was imminent. In view of this the annual

      sub was increased to £10. Table Money unchanged at 20p, and Match

      Fees raised to 75p.

   The Elections brought in Maurice Reynolds as Treasurer, and Ray  

      Durham moved to Match Secretary. Ray Durham would represent the

      Club on the County Committee.

   The Teams of Four Competition was tried in the summer of 1982 but it

      was not very successful - indeed the final was never played!   

      Instead the Chairman invited the Club to come to his home at

      Shotteswell every Thursday during the summer, where Teams were

      played whenever possible. This proved quite popular.

1983-84                   Mr/Mrs PAINE     8/12/83

                        Mr Andrew NORTH  13/10/83 -resigned by default
                          Mr Frank EAST   
9/6/83)- resigned

                        Mrs Pauline EAST 9/6/83)

                        Mr Dennis BAXTER 15/9/83 ) moved to Norwich
                          Mr Raymond BAXTER
15/9/83
)August 1986.
                          Mr BOTTOMLY
10/11/83

                  Mrs Sylvia VIDLER        
13/1/84 moved to Leamington

                        Mr Paul FOSTER 10/2/84

                        Mr Hugh SPOTTISWOOD 10/2/84 - never a member

AGM 1984

   Kilbys were second in County Pairs

   Dixon/Foley had qualified for the Final of National Pairs

   Wessex League teams had not done well -only one win between them!       

   Kilbys won the Shield

   Kit Kilby won the Ireland Cup for the second year running.   

   The Balance was £89, so no changes were made in subs.   

   The Officers were re-appointed.  

   David Stead undertook to send matter to the press from time to time, 

      to keep the Club before the public eye

1984-85         (no new members)

AGM 1985 (11 April)  

   Kilbys won the Shield; the old shield was "full" and Kilbys had

      kindly donated a new one.      

   Sylvia Vidler won the Ireland Cup.  

   Bob Pickard's Team won the Chester Cup.

   Kilbys won their Saga Heat.

   Agreed to raise Table Money to 30p since expenses were going up

      fast, and an extra £100 would be needed during the year.   

   It seems doubtful if the second Wessex League Team is viable, but it

      will go on this year.     

   New members are urgently needed, and the committee was asked to

      investigate suggestions that were made, and try some new ideas.

  

   In due course the Committee reported (14/9/84):

       More publicity needed

       David Stead's articles in the Banbury Guardian welcomed.        

       New Poster for the Library.   

       Club must overcome rumour that new members and visitors are
          not made welcome.

       Coffee break would be introduced.

       Monthly "Beginners Evenings" would be tried, hoping to bring in

          new members.

       The "Cullen Plan" (a host each night ready to withdraw if there  

          is an odd player. This would permit people coming without a

          partner) to be introduced if the suggestion got a favourable

          reception. (Later on it was introduced - not very

          successfully)

   The old Shield would be given to Kilbys to keep, since the club had

      no premises of its own in which to keep its archives.

1985-86           Mrs Dora MILLS 11/7/85

                          Mr/Mrs MERVIS 8/11/85

AGM 1986 (17 April)  

   The New Ideas were operating: 

      Coffee break
      Practice Duplicate with members partnering beginners

      The Cullen Plan (Not being supported by members in the way it was  

         intended; the Chairman asked members to co-operate.)    

   David Stead's gift of a Filing Cabinet (on permanant loan) was much 

      appreciated. The four keys are held one by each officer. 

   The Balance was now £201. This should cover all our needs at the

      moment.  

   The Kilbys won the new Shield.

1986-87           Mrs Brenda McDONAGH        6/6/86

                  Mr Brian NEAL              9/5/86

                           Mr/Mrs HAINSWORTH 1/5/86

                  Mr Roy GOW 31/10/86

                           Mr/Mrs CAHILL     12/3/87 - gone away

                           Mr Richard HOPKINSON 21/8/86 -never a member

AGM 1987 (21/5/87) 

   New Ideas were continuing fairly well. "Cullen Plan" working quite

      well, but members are reluctant to take advantage of the

      flexibility that it gives.     

   Treasurer's report showed balance of £233 which was adequate for the

      ensuing year. (EBU £6, OBA £1)  

   Match Sec, said two teams were not any longer possible, so *B' Team

      was abandoned.

   Kilbys again won the new Shield

   Roger Kilby won the Ireland Cup.

   Chairman gave notice that he would be retiring at the end of the

      year.

1987-88            Mr Matthew COVILL     16/7/87

                            Miss BULLEN  25/2/88 - never a member

                            Miss BREESE  25/2/88 - never a member

                   Mr Gerald HART        18/3/88) occasional

                   Mrs Sue HART          18/3/88) visitors

                   Mr Ron ALLUN           7/4/88

                   Mr Ian BROOKS          7/4/88

AGM 1988 (21 April)

   Expenses exceeded income by £140, leaving a balance of £93.      

      Sub. was raised to £15, Table Money to 50p. Visitors Fee to 75p.

      (EBU £7.50, OBA £1) These changes should well cover expenditure  

      in the ensuing year.

   Wessex League Team were second in Division III, and are promoted.       

   Cullens won the Shield in a close result  (613-607-601 for the

      first three)

   The Ireland Cup was shared by Norman Haigh and Bobs Walford.

   The question of banning smoking (before half-time) was discussed but

      the seconder of the motion withdrew after hearing the discussion,  

      and no other seconder could be found,  so the motion lapsed.    

   Joe Sanger-Davies agreed to remain Chairman for one more year

   David Stead was appointed Treasurer

   Roger Kilby & Ray Durham agreed to continue as Secretary and Match

      Secretary respectively.    

   Ray Durham also agreed to continue to represent the Club on the

      County Committee.

1988-89                     Mr LEE (partner for Dora Mills) 27/5/88

                            Mr RITTER (partner for Ian Brooks) 10/6/88 

                            Mr/Mrs F0ULSHAM 23/6/88 came once only

 Mr Paul HOLLEY 28/7/88

                            Mr Jonathan HYATT(Warwick schoolboy)11/8/88  

                            Mrs Doreen FANTASIA 25/8/88

                 Mr/Mrs PATTERSON 30/9/88

                            Mr/Mrs RATCLIFFE 30/9/89

                            Mr CROOK (partner for Dora Mills) 6/10/88

                            Mr JESS0N (partner for Dora Mills) 28/10/88  

                            Mr David BROWN (partner for Judy) 23/12/88

AGM 1988 (20 Apr)

   Opened with a minute of silence in memory of RAY DURHAM who died in 

      March.

   Wessex League (only one team now) third in Div.II

   Treasurer (David Stead) reported profit on year of £140,  giving a

      balance of £233. Annual sub. reduced to £14:[EBU £7.50, County

      £1.50, Club. £5.]

   Anne STARKEY won the Ireland Cup

   CULLENS won the Shield (v. close finish)

Elections:  Secretary Roger Kilby

            Treasurer Malcolm Patterson

               Match Secretary David Stead     T

               There was no candidate for Chairman and the three

                  committee members were instructed to discuss the

                  vacancy and invite their nominee to be Chairman.       

   David Stead would be the nominee on the County Committee

   The Club thanked Joe Sanger-Davies for his services as Chairman for

      24 years, and presented to him a travelling alarm clock as a 

      token of their gratitude.

1989-90                Nick SIMON-NORRIS 20/4/89

Joe S-D won the Ireland Cup