Dear Bedford No Fear Bridge Member,
Following the government announcement on Monday, we can return to face-to-face bridge next week and we welcome everyone who has had two vaccinations.
Our sessions are:
- Wednesday night at St Marks Church, weekly from 21st July 19:00 start;
- Thursday morning at Church Lane Community Centre, weekly from 22nd July 10:00 start;
- Friday morning at Renhold Village Hall (MK41 0LY), weekly from 23rd July 10:00 start;
- Friday afternoon at Biddenham Village Hall, weekly from 30th July 14:30 start;
- Sunday evening Biddenham Village Hall, from 25th July 18:00 start.
Subs will be £2 for each session.
Please note that the Friday afternoon and Sunday evening sessions will now be held in the Village Hall (MK40 4BJ) and not the Church Barn. This is a much bigger building with good car parking and a better playing environment. To begin with, Sunday evening bridge won’t be played on the second Sunday of the month.
The Thursday and Friday morning / afternoon sessions are ‘hosted’, so anyone turning up is ‘guaranteed’ a game. If you’d like to play at the other sessions, or play with a regular partner, please ask Peter/Dale (Wed evening), Sue (Thursday morning), Dale (Friday morning), Bernard (Friday afternoon) and Bernard/Peter (Sunday evening) and they will try and match-make.
We will be opening all the unlocked windows to provide maximum ventilation. However, please be aware that there are still restrictions in place regarding the opening of fire doors.
We will provide hand sanitiser and will expect everyone to use it: upon entering the room; and at each table to be used regularly throughout the sessions.
We will be providing tea, coffee and sealed packets of biscuits. If you wish to have tea or coffee, please bring your own mug with you and take it home to wash it up.
Each player will use their own bidding box. On arrival please collect a bidding box (we will place these by the door) and take it with you whenever you need to move tables. Please return it at the end. You are welcome to bring your own bidding box if you have one.
Finally, there is lots of online bridge still being played, including a number of sessions being run through the Bridge Online Alliance.
We look forward to seeing soon,
The Bedford No Fear Bridge Committee