The July newsletter is now out.
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The Club hosted this year’s Corn Cairdis Tournament in which three teams of 4 (EBU officials, Hampshire county and Basingstoke club) played against an equivalent three teams from Ireland.
To read report and pictures of the weekend, click on the link on the LHS
It's also in the Basingstoke Gazette.
Congratulations to Ann Goss on winning this year's Tessa Henshaw Ladies Individual.
Georgina Bovill was second and Jean Babb a close third.
There have been several complaints recently about slow play at the club. The Committee discussed this at our April meeting and agreed the following:-
If a pair is consistently slow, directors will give a gentle warning that a board may be removed– explaining that it is only fair to all other players that a steady pace is maintained by all. Some directors will use the clock to help police the speed of play, announcing that no new boards should be started if there is less than 3 minutes to go in the round.
We wish to balance all players enjoyment and not penalise pairs but if a board is taken away, then a penalty may be give and the award an Average+ to the non-offending pair and an average- to the slow pair.
Please do not be upset or offended if you are asked to speed up a bit. Remember the scorer who is often very late leaving the club because one or two tables are still in play when everyone else has left.
For easy tips on speeding up your play, click on this box.
The EBU have now updated the videos on the new laws. They are very easy viewing and even if you are not a director, they're worth having a look.
Either click on this link or the "Useful links" box on LHS.
Chris Kinloch, a grand master and former chairman of the club, runs beginners’ classes on Tuesday evenings from 7.15pm to about 10.15pm from September to July. These are open to members and non-members alike. There is usually about half an hour of teaching,with the rest of the evening devoted to playing and discussing hands based on the topics covered.
Students always receive a hand-out of notes on the session and solutions to problems from the previous week, plus some new problems to tackle for the next session.They also receive copies of the hands they have played, together with commentaries.
For more information phone Chris on 01264 333175
People can then move onto Thursday evening which is a gentle introduction to Duplicate. Anyone can come along without a partner as the organisers will play if necessary. There are often nine or ten tables. Thursday members are encouraged to try Monday and Friday evenings.
Chris also runs a series of sessions for improvers throughout the year. There is about 20-30 minutes teaching followed by lots of hands to play simultaneously and discuss.
One day Seminars:-
Christine Ray was one of the first professional EBUTA teachers who coaches and teaches students at Southampton University. She is also available for one day seminars on any topic.
For more information phone Chris on 023 80253239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org