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EBU Masterpoints Promotions latest - Jenny Hand promoted

Well done Jenny Hand on being promoted to 2 Star Master in the latest EBU Masterpoints Promotions list for Blaby members:

You can see your current status on this and the National Grading Scheme by logging on to My EBU (see Useful Links in menu above).

Play it again

Now that we enter the hands at the Club, why don't you look at the Play it again feature which shows how it should be done - double dummy of course!

Members Only

The Members Only section contains a notice board where you will be able to leave messages for other registered members, advertise for partners, amend your details etc. To register e-mail me at

Bridge Warehouse
Bridge Warehouse

The EBU's shop has undergone a rebranding and is now called the Bridge Warehouse.
This is one of a number of changes which have been made as part of ongoing efforts to increase the shop's revenue, and thus provide more profit for reinvestment by the EBU in providing activities and services for members, clubs and counties.
To visit the site follow this link.


Welcome to Blaby Bridge Club
Stan Williams

I am sorry to report that Stan Williams died on 2nd September.

Stan was a member of Barkby Bridge Club until it folded. He then joined Blaby and played with great success in our first team with Anne Moncrief for several years. He also supported the Club with our weekends away.

A friendly and popular man, he will be greatly missed.

The funeral  will be at Great Glen crematorium at 12.30pm on Thursday 28th September and then on to the Cradock Arms.

His son, Clive, has asked Anne Wright to co-ordinate numbers for the crematorium and the Craddock Arms. If you intend to go to either can you let Anne know via email (

The Club
The Club

The Club was founded in 1947 by Nora and Harold Toon. Both were keen bowls players so the Bridge Club has always used Blaby Bowling Club as its premises apart from the summer months when bowls takes precedence.
We play every Tuesday starting at 7:15pm prompt. Visitors are always welcome. Please contact us if you intend to play.
For directions to the Club look under Information in the menu on the left.


Please note we are now at our new venue, Whetstone Baptist Church. The address is Whetstone Baptist Church, Springwell, Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, LE8 6LJ.

Coming from Leicester, instead of turning left into Blaby at the roundabout past the old County Arms, turn right and continue on the dual carriageway (Blaby by-pass) A426.  Continue straight on at the next roundabout but turn right at the following roundabout (signposted Cosby and Whetstone).  Continue straight on at the next roundabout (Lime Tree pub on your left – Whittle Estate on your right.  Turn left into Dog and Gun Lane.  The Baptist Church is the new large building on your left with a large car park next to it.  You can find a map under Information - How to Find Us in the menu on the left. (The picture shows the old church at the moment - the new church is shown below it)

We are anxious to make a success of this venture and hope you will support us. 


There were some significant changes at the Club's 2023 AGM meeting.

Mike Allsopp reported that he was stepping down as chairman after 7 years. Doreen Arnold was elected as our new Chairman.

Mike reported that our numbers had steadily decreased since the pandemic, reducing our income. Together with increased costs of rent, inevitably this has meant that our reserves are dwindling.
Sadly, there had been three deaths during the year: namely David Petrie, George Pohl and Krystyna Krzeczkowska. 
thanked Mike for his service as Chairman particularly his leadership through the difficult time of the Covid epidemic.

Dave Pollard expanded on the financial situation. It was agreed unanimously to increase table money to £4.


Krystyna Krzeczkowska

It is with sadness and shock that I have to report that Krystyna died on 25 April in St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, aged 77, following surgery for a damaged hip returning from holiday in Germany.

Born in Trani, Italy, in 1946 to Polish parents she moved to Leicester in 1952.
She taught Mathematics and Science for many years at Shepshed High School.

Her interests were Bridge, swimming, dancing, theatre and travel. She played bridge mainly at the County Bridge Club and for Leicester University league team. More recently, she played for Blaby in the reformed teams of four league.

She recently donated family heirlooms to The Museum of Memory in Warsaw.

The funeral service will be held at St Paul's RC Church, Wakerley Road, LE5 4WH at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 30th May. This will be followed by committal at Gilroes Crematorium at 12;30 p.m. and visitation/reception at 14:00 p.m. back at the Church Hall. Cooach transport provided.

No flowers please. Donations to Ukranian refugees. If attending St Paul's there will be collection boxes for donations. Contact or telephone 07740095777 if you wish to attend but need assistance with mobility or other travel issues.


David Petrie

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of David Petrie whose funeral was held today, 19th April, at Great Glen Crematorium. He had been ill with dementia and died a few days after his 86th birthday.

David had been a great supporter of Blaby Bridge Club for many years. A good player, he had served on the Committee and captained and played in the League with his partner, Susan, with considerable success.  He had been an active member of the club since about 1970. 

A rugby player when younger David was interested in all sports. He also enjoyed painting and was a bit of a numismatist. He loved travelling with his partner of some 30 years, Susan Fennell.
At the bridge table he was always a perfect gentleman and highly regarded by members of the club. 

His funeral was well attended by family, and friends particularly ex colleagues and bridge friends.  Our condolences go to Susan and his daughter, Clea, and grandchildren.


Both Blaby teams win final matches of season. Blaby A win Divison 3

Well done to both Blaby Teams in winning their final matches of the season.

Blaby A beat County BC Golf 14 - 6 and finish the season on top of Divison 3.

Blaby B beat  County BC D 12 - 8. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. They finish in last place.

You can follow results from all 5 Divisions here.

George Pohl

I am sorry to report that George Pohl passed away last weekend. 

George was very supportive of Blaby Bridge Club and regularly attended club sessions and our weekends away. He was a kind and polite man with whom it was a pleasure to play bridge.

He will be greatly missed. We extend our sympathies  to his family.

The funeral took place on February 10th, 2023, at the Chapel at Gilroes Cemetery

Club Duplicate
Director: John Arnold
Scorer: Dave Pollard
Club Duplicate
Director: Mike Allsopp
Scorer: Dave Pollard
Club Duplicate
Director: Dave Pollard
Scorer: John Arnold
Tue 26th September 2023
Club Duplicate
Springwell Baptist Church, Whetstone 7.15 p.m.
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Tue 3rd October 2023
Club Duplicate
Springwell Baptist Church, Whetstone 7.15 p.m.
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Tue 10th October 2023
Club Duplicate
Springwell Baptist Church, Whetstone 7.15 p.m.
Director: TBA
Scorer: TBA
Wed 11th October 2023
LCBA League Teams of 4 - Blaby A v Glenfield Ruby
Homeplay 7:00 p.m.