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Online TDs Wanted

Now that Bolton BC runs its own duplicates, we are looking for any volunteers to act as TD. There is little bridge law knowledge needed, with the main asset being reasonable dexterity on the keys to type chat messages, change round times, do adjustments. It would be about 3 hours of time every 3 or 4 weeks managing a session. Full training is available shadowing one of our current small pool of TDs. Pls contact Jeff Smith at jasmith@nildram.co.uk or Brian Perry or Steve Hazlitt if interested.

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ONLINE BRIDGE - STAY ALERT
ONLINE BRIDGE EVERYDAY FOR BOLTON MEMBERS
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Next Game Saturday 4th July at 11am

Next Bolton-Only Game Tuesday 7th July at 7.25pm

Last updated : 3rd Jul 2020 17:01 BST
NHS and Hospice Charity Events Tue 30 June
NHS and Hospice Charity Events Tue 30 June
Thank you to everyone who played in the two Fundraising events for the NHS and Hospice Charity on Tuesday 30 June.  We raised an amazing £375.00 for these two great causes.

The BPS Charity online session winners were John Simm and Wendy Blyth. Hand commentaries available courtesy of the EBU - click HERE
The Bolton Charity online session winners were Ken Wood and Dave Thomson.   

Congratulations to them, and many thanks to everyone who played.

 

Last updated : 2nd Jul 2020 22:48 BST
AUSTIN BARNES RETIREMENT

As many of you may already know, Austin Barnes decided that he would stand down from the Committee at the time of the Annual General Meeting. This was after serving many years as a Committee Member, ten years as President and the last three years as Immediate Past President.  As you will know after having to cancel the original Meeting due to the Club closure, the AGM was finally held last night,  albeit by virtual on-line meeting.

At the meeting Duncan Ault announced Austin’s retirement and said that the Committee wished to mark the event in a very special way that would show how much the Committee and indeed the whole Club valued Austin’s contribution.

So in recognition of the many years and huge amount of work that Austin has done he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Club.    However it was felt that we wanted to do something more for Austin and so, despite his reluctance, we are renaming the Spring Ladder, the Austin Barnes Trophy.   A new trophy and Honour Board will be acquired.

If it had been normal times we would have asked Austin to attend the meeting to be personally presented,  with as many people as possible able to attend.  But in view of the strange circumstances we are currently in,  that was not possible.   It is therefore our intention that once we are all back together again we will hold a special event to mark his achievements.

In the meantime we hope you will all join us in thanking Austin for everything he has done.

Last updated : 12th Jun 2020 10:18 BST
ONLINE BRIDGE A SUMMARY OF MAY

Online bridge continues to be a great success. Bolton Bridge Club has now 152 of its members registered on Bridgebase Online. This is an increase of 20 over the April number. There have been 35 duplicate tournaments played, four with Bolton players only, and the remainder in conjunction with Preston and Southport bridge clubs; a total of 633 tables over the month. 128 Bolton members have played in these tournaments.

The tournament of 5th May was a successful charity event, raising over £200, with the proceeds donated to NHS charities. Social games on private tables continue to be very popular.

The table below shows a summary of average percentages by Bolton players where they have played in 4 or more online tournaments during the month of May.

Name

AvgGross

Name

AvgNet

Marianne Farr

63.75

Doreen Seddon

58.48

Jeff Smith

63.66

Jean Maden

57.63

John Wilson

61.32

Sheila Fisher

56.20

Des King

60.22

Cilla Prescott

55.63

Mike Nicholson

59.71

Des King

55.01

Linda Wilson

59.25

Mike Nicholson

54.79

John Morrell

58.33

Deb Fairweather

54.54

Stephen Fanning

57.33

Linda Wilson

54.27

Deb Fairweather

56.32

Brian Perry

54.03

Mary Finch

55.80

Sheila Jefferies

53.66

Ken Wood

55.52

Kay Horsman

53.66

Cilla Prescott

55.28

Anthony Hedley

53.63

Last updated : 3rd Jun 2020 23:29 BST
BBO Weekly Schedule
Monday
   Beginners (Max NGS 6) 2pm
   Open 2:15pm
Tuesday
   Open 1st/3rd/5th MP Pairs 11am
   Open 2nd Swiss 4th Imps 11am
   Bolton Only 7:25pm
Wednesday
   Open 2pm
Thursday
   Open 11am
   Bolton Only 2:55pm
Friday
   Intermediates (Max NGS 10) 2pm
Saturday
   Open 11am
Sunday
   Open 2pm
BBO Sessions

Bolton-only sessions held on Tuesday 7:25pm and Thursday 2:55pm.   Other sessions are joint with Preston/Southport BC.  Beginners Monday and Intermediates Friday 2pm.  From July 1, all sessions will cost £2:50 with the charges covering administration cost. Masterpoint/NGS are currently not changed from these games. All Sessions 9 x 2 boards except for Monday Beginners 6 x 3 boards.

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Calendar
4th July 2020
BPS Online
11am
5th July 2020
BPS Online
2pm
6th July 2020
BPS Online Restricted
2pm