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  2021 Bewdley Bridge Club AGM

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Bewdley Bridge Club will be held on Zoom on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 6.30pm.  It will be followed by a (possibly shortened) club pairs evening on RealBridge starting at approximately 7pm.

There are links below to the relevant documents for the AGM.

Here is the LINK for the Zoom meeting. Please be aware that you will be muted by the host. 

  Packwood Family Trophy 2020/21

Congratulations to Chris Greatbatch for winning the Packwood Family Trophy 2020/21

This trophy is awarded to the individual whose average scores have increased the most over the club year.

A well deserved winner - WELL DONE


  A Touching Request from Wendy
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To: David Halford <>
Subject: Lara
Dear David

Could I ask you a big favour. ..........

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  Happy in Cambridge
Happy in Cambridge

50 yards from our flat. 

Thanks for your good wishes. 

Richard and Rachel 

  RealBridge Disconnections: Get Back Quickly
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Most of us are now using a suitable browser to play on RealBridge. These are listed in Eileen's instructions - Click here for details (link no longer valid 6/10/21)

Recent improvements to Apple software mean that their Safari browser is now compatible but you have to have the latest version of BigSur installed. If you still experience problems Google Chrome or Firefox browsers work well. ..........

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  RealBridge: Stop Press PLEASE READ

I've just read the latest RealBridge release notes which indicate that users on the very latest Firefox browser may encounter problems. This issue is a Firefox glitch apparently.  I'm now using Google Chrome browser as routine and it works fine.  Sorry for short notice, let's hope for few problems this evening.


  Tips from RealBridge

The following recommendations from RealBridge should help those frequently misclicking cards, bids and therefore asking for Undos! We should aim to reduce the use of undo as it can be misused and create ill feeling if refused. It should be especially useful for those using tablet devices (with smaller screens).

  1. Make sure you adjust settings using the "gear wheel" so that you are required to tap or click TWICE. The first click removes the card from bidding box or hand, the second click confirms it and plays the card selected. If you find you have selected the wrong card, CLICK ANYWHERE ELSE on the table which will return it to your hand. AVOID "DOUBLE CLICKING" as that will prevent any rectification necessary.
  2. In settings select detailed cards which are larger and less error prone
  3. For additional precision, especially on tablets, consider buying a stylus, pack of five for £4.50 from Amazon or more sophisticated singles for £8-9.
  Face to Face Bridge Survey ..... Results So Far


Members have been asked to kindly complete a survey to enable us to decide if our proposed return to Face to Face Bridge is feasible. 

The closing date for replies is


Friday 10th September.


Here are the results so far:


Surveys Returned : 74 (out of 114)


Members wanting Face to Face Bridge at Wharton Park on a Friday afternoon from October 2021 : 18


Members wanting Face to Face Bridge at Wharton Park on a Friday afternoon but not yet in view of Covid: 12


If you haven't yet sent in your views, click here for the link to the survey


  Competitions for Everyone

  Please take a look   ===>>

at the latest edition of the Worcestershire Bridge News  


You will find details of competitions for all levels of players:

  • an inter-club teams competition
  • Saturday Swiss Teams competitions over the winter :    9-High, 8-High and 6-High all restricted to the 'average club player'
  • Traditional County and Inter-County Competitions now held online, eliminating the usual travelling problems


   Plus mention of Eileen's Beginners' Courses

and her upcoming Bridge Teaching with the children at

Bewdley Primary School   

  Face to Face or Online .......... What do you think?

The club has to decide soon whether to move back to Face to Face bridge on a Wednesday night from 6th October 2021 or whether to continue online as now.

The closing date for the survey responses is today Friday 30th July smiley 

Very many thanks to the 68% of members who have replied. 

If you have not replied, it would be appreciated if you would spend just a minute by using this link and answering the four short yes/no questions.  Thank you.

  ECats Bridge Summer Charity Pairs

Thank you to everyone who took part in the ECats SIMS pairs charity competition - their website records that a total of £2600 was raised.

It was great that Bewdley BC played in three competitions Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Congratulations to the club winners:

Monday : Rachel Ward and Michaela Vallance

Wednesday : Rachel Ward and David Brown

Thursday: David Halford and Ian Argyle

A particular Well Done to David and Ian who came first in the overall competition on Thursday out of 206 entries.

  Minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) June 2021

Click here to read the minutes of the AGM. 

The minutes contain important information about the future of bridge within the club - our Chairman is anxious that all members have the maximum opportunity to read them. 

An email containing the minutes has also been sent to all members.


  ECatsBridge Summer Charity Pairs took place on Mon 5th, Wed 7th and Thurs 8th July 2021

Click here to read our Chairman's letter about this event.

You are asked to make a donation to the charities please and if you click on this LINK you can get more information about the charities involved and also how to make your donation.



  Swiss Teams 14 April
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Here are the preselected teams. Please don't make arrangements to form your own teams.

Would the first named player please sit North at the designated table and their teammates join them. ..........

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  Teams Trophy 14 th April
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We are running the annual teams trophy for 2020/21 next Wednesday 14th April. The link will appear in the usual place on Monday. We have a record entry of 14 teams and are planning to run this as a Swiss teams event of 5 x 4 board matches, 20 boards in total. In the event of a pair dropping out it may be possible to find a replacement given as much notice as possible. ..........

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