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Hosting

Members will be aware of how much work goes on both visibly and behind the scenes to ensure smooth operation of the club - in numerous areas such as directing, dealing, refreshments and finance - to name just a few. An area where more help would be welcome is in members volunteering to host occasionally especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hosting system (which is a condition of membership) where feasible has been well used since its inception many many years back with many members  benefiting and forming new friendships and bridge partnerships through its use. However there is a risk that we may not be able to continue if more members don't come forward and volunteer to take on the role of host. So - if you play regularly and don't make a contribution to the running of the club in any other way - then please consider hosting every few months - even if you have no intention of using it yourself. Don't be afraid of doing so, we encourage hosts and hosted to agree simple systems to play on the night and to adopt a "no blame approach"!

Please simply identify a date when you are free and put your name on the list on the noticeboard.
If you'd like to discuss the way this operates then please speak to any committee member.

Directors needed please!

The Club is in urgent need of more Directors. We are not asking anyone to go on a Directors course but anyone who could facilitate a duplicate session with enough basic knowledge on rules and the various movements. Please let yourself be known! Thank you.

Member Only Facility

 

There is a Members Only facility available on the Website. These support features are not available to the general public.

  • A Messages Tab allowing members to enter and view messages, such as "I am looking for a partner for next week".
  • The "List of Members" Tab showing details of registered members.
  • "Account" Tab to allow users to change their details.
  • "Download" Tab to request results by email.
  • “Results” Tab to view recent results.
  • “Ranking” Tab to view club rankings
  • “Find a Partner” Tab to check for members looking for partner for a future match.

The registration process has been amended recently. You first need to pass your Email address to the adminstrator Brian Perry (Email: brian.perry@blueyonder.co.uk) so it is present in the Member Database. After that:

On the Membership > Members Area login screen, enter your Email and click [Register] to obtain your Member Registration Code. This will be delivered to you in an Email. You can then use your own password when registered..

 

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Welcome to Bolton Bridge Club
Duplicate Bridge Tuesday 2nd July - is now ON

Many thanks to John Simm in stepping in as Director for next Tuesday 2nd July.  This session is now back on.

We anticipate being able to run Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions every week for the rest of 2019, subject to demand.   Why not come along and enjoy friendly duplicate bridge in a relaxed atmosphere.  Visitors always welcome.

Forthcoming Event Friday 19th July, 2019

             

MEMBERS’ SUMMER PARTY

 

Friday 19th July, 2019

 

Start Time 6.00 pm

(Doors open 5.30 pm)

 

Two Course Meal with a glass of wine or soft drink

served at 6.00 pm

Followed by Duplicate Bridge – No Partner Needed

 

Prizes

 

Tickets:  £15 purchased in advance

(Members Only)

 

Tickets available from Wendy Blyth, Heather Carr, Ken Hardman, Linda Hitchen, Vanessa Openshaw.   Closing Date for tickets 12th July, 2019

 

Any special dietary requirements please contact Linda Hitchen                     

2018/19 Update - Bridge Lessons
2018/19 Update - Bridge Lessons

The photograph above is the beginners class of 2018 who have now completed the first session and second sessions.

 

Beginners Lessons ,  ♠   ♣ 

  Please e-mail symask23@gmail.com to join, or for further information. You can also ring John Simm directly on 01204 496966 for more information.

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       New Beginner's Lessons 2019/2020 will start 10th. October 2019 but this year the lessons will be on a THURSDAY evening.  

 

Intermediate lessons,  ♠   ♣ 

The  intermediate lessons have now ended and will restart next year after beginners lessons.

                                 

 

Assisted play bridge with instruction.  ♠   ♣ 

From Thursday 14th June 2018 the Club will be running assisted play bridge with instruction as you play. The sessions start at 7:30pm and are designed to suit players of NGS level 2 to 10.

                  ring John Simm for more info.        

      

     no partner needed.        Now every Thursday.

         

Bolton BC Individual Fri 17th May 2019 Results
Bolton BC Individual Fri 17th May 2019 Results

Bolton Bridge Club held the annual Individual competition open to all Bolton members at 7:30pm on Friday 17th May,   There were 24 participants playing 11 rounds of two boards with differnt partners and opponents. Congratulations to Dave Morris who won the event with a 62% score. Second was Terry Potter, third Wendy Blyth. Full details in the Results section.

EBED Simultaneous Pairs - Thursday 16th May

Bolton Bridge Club held a session of the EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs event on Thursday 16th May starting at 7:25pm.  The local event winners were Stuart Norris and Rod Greenhalgh (65.48%) followed by Paul Evans & Sue Hyman (61.90%) . However, the National Ranks are somewhat different with Paul & Sue lying 3rd on 66.45% and Stuart & Rod lying 73rd on 57.31%.

 

Spring Ladder 2019

Congratulations to Paul Evans who has won the Spring Ladder 2019 for the best 8 Tuesday Evening duplicate performances over 11 weeks (Tue 5 Feb 19 ro Tue 16 Apr 19). He won with an average of 60.09%. Second was Mike Nicholson on 56.03%, third equal John Simm & Wendy Blyth on 54.27%. Full details on the Competitions > Spring Ladder 2019 page.

Championship Pairs 6th April 2019

There were 17 pairs at the annual Bolton Championship Pairs on 6th April. Congratulations to the winners Steve Fanning & Barbara Heaton, who won in a very close finish ahead of Angus Kirby & Stuart Challinor (2nd) and Sue Whittam & Linda Wilson(3rd). There were several spot prizes and many other prizes in what was a very enjoyable two session event including a wonderful buffet from our regular caterer. Full details of the final scores in the results section.

                                           

Daytime Bridge
Improvers Duplicates are normally held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.They start at 1.00 pm and finishes about 4.00 pm. NB Continues throughout the summer. 
 

Weekly Schedule
Monday
   Beginners/Improvers Pairs 7:25pm
Tuesday
   Improvers Pairs (Assisted) 1:00pm
   Pairs 7:25pm
Wednesday
   NonExpert Pairs 7:25pm
Thursday
   Improvers Pairs (Assisted) 1:00pm
   Pairs 7:25pm
Friday
   Pairs 7:25pm
Saturday
   Pairs 6:55pm
Events 2019 - 20
Mixed Pairs Fri 11/1/19
Spring Ladder Tue 5/2/19 - 16/4/19
Mens & Ladies Pairs Fri 15/3/19
Bolton BC AGM Thu 28/3/19 7:30pm
Championship Pairs Sat 6/4/19
EBED Spring Sim Pairs Thu 16/5/19
Individual (Free entry) Fri 17/5/19
Bolton Congress (Open) Sat 31/8/19 - 1/9/19
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs Thu 5/9/19
Glaister Cup Mon 16/9/19
Tyldesley Cup Wed 18/9/19
Cedric Young Ladder Thu 3/10/19 - 12/12/19
   
Mixed Pairs Fri 10/1/20
Spring Ladder Tue 4/2/20 - 15/4/20
Individual Fri 7/2/20
Mens & Ladies Pairs Fri 6/3/20
Calendar
27th June 2019
Afternoon Pairs
Director: BP
27th June 2019
Evening Pairs
28th June 2019
Pairs
7:25pm
Host: ELIZABETH FORREST
29th June 2019
Evening Pairs
Director: DA
1st July 2019
Beginners/Improvers Pairs
7:25pm
2nd July 2019
Afternoon Pairs
3rd July 2019
Pairs