If there are any items of news or general interest that you would like or a typo or misplaced apostrophe's please contact John McCoy : John@johnmccoy.co.uk or 07474 267160.
There are generally 10-14 tables of hard fought but friendly bridge all under the auspices of the EBU. Visitors always welcome - we are not hosted but given some notice a partner can usually be found.
Swiss Pairs Sunday 3rd June
Blue Pointed Bridge
Buffet – courtesy M and S
Glass of Decent Wine
What’s not to like!
Entry Form - Click Here
The pairs championship was won by Alan Aylott and Jon Ward - a true test over two weeks - well played sirs!
Marcia Levan - Harris/John McCoy and Graham Beeton/Ray Clarke were a very honourable 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Results - Click here
Well played to all who took part and many thanks for your participation.
I play on a Bridge website playing teams and happened upon a Swedish Team's logo, fortunately in English:
Play for Fun
Play for Knowledge
Play among Friends
Couldn't have said it better - so its now on the page heading!
Peter Williamson has very kindly put together the history of the club. Peter is one of the last playing founders of the original club.
Click on this box and have a read, there are some lovely pictures which probably date from the seventies complete with dodgy moustaches, crevats and a mean, moody and magnificent Peter.
If you have any pictures of Mayflower Bridge or the people who have played here please send them to John@johnmccoy.co.uk and get them saved for posterity before they are lost like tears in the rain!
The perimeter lights have been re-instated with super new LED lights giving a good level of lighting. The lamps in the pendant lights will also be changed shortly to LED which will give a further increase in light levels and a better colour match.
After years of sterling service Carol McCue is stepping down from the find a partner role - very many thanks to her!
Going forward there are alternatives - the website has a facility for you to register the dates when you would like to find a partner. You will have to register in the members area first - this is very straightforward. The other method is to contact me (John McCoy) and I will attempt to find a partner. The former method is best for the more longer term and the latter when your partner cries off at short notice with a broken eyelash or man flu! I can be contacted on 07474 267160 or email@example.com - click here to send an email. During the day text messages/email are probably the best way of contact as sadly I am still working.
There are I'm sure people that don't come through lack of a partner or they may not wish to play regularly. If you are aware of somebody let me know their names and I will contact them and see if we can get them back playing or as an occasional last minute stand in.
A stunning performance by Mayflower Ladies at the Gwen Herga - the county ladies pairs competition. Nearly a whitewash with Marcia Levan-Harris and Ann Morgan winning narrowly from June Brown and Angela Fenton and Linda Fleet coming third with erstwhile member Coral Fallon. Congratulations to all - very well played against a strong field.
In the mens competition the John's Cosgrove and McCoy managed a highly creditable second place against a field largely populated by county players.
There has been a suggestion (from a Blue Planet viewer?) that the waste of both plastic and money associated with the tea in plastic cups could be avoided if people brought/took away their own mugs! If you would like more information on the subject please click here https://skyoceanrescue.com/ .There are obviously pro's and con's - let's have your thoughts!
From 3rd April 2018 the table money will be £2.00 and Annual Subscription is also due at £12.
The AGM will take place in May with some exciting proposals, - a Club Constitution, Hosting, Additional Committee members etc.
Full details to be published shortly.
John and Carol did a magnificent job in running the club taking the bulk of the work on their shoulders, going forward I would like to see the club more inclusive with members taking a more active role - as is already the case many thanks. Ask not what the club can do for you but how can we take the club forward to secure it for the next generation!