Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club
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Spare Partners

We have Spare Partners for all Thursdays to 16 December with the exception of 9 December. Thank you to members who have volunteered.  We would welcome volunteers for further dates. Please contact Neil or Kate if you can help.

Guide to online bridge

► See the guide for information about joining an online BABC session and advice about online play

Road Closure
Road Closure

Lower Road is closed to traffic travelling west at Bookham village centre (no right turn at square-about down to the Barn).  Players are advised to find alternative routes using the A 246 Guildford Road.  It is possible to drive down the High Street and go straight on at the square-about, otherwise Hawkswood Rise/ The Lorne takes you back down to Lower Road. 

The works are likely to continue for some time so please leave extra time to reach the Barn Hall.

Welcome to Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club
Welcome to Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club

Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.  We normally play duplicate bridge on Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Old Barn Hall.  The Club is an affiliated member of the EBU. 

The club was closed for 18 months as a result of the pandemic but following a reopening on September 16th is currently running F2F sessions on Thursdays and online sessions on Monday afternoons.

AGM
AGM

Members are invited to the club's 51st Annual General Meeting at 11.30 am on Thursday 18th November in the Old Barn Hall, followed by our normal bridge session starting at 1.15pm. You should bring a packed lunch – cold drinks will be provided.

Bridge will be free to members attending the AGM; normal table money will be payable by those coming to play bridge only.

The nominations list for committee members will be made available shortly. 

► See more - Information about the AGM, Agenda, Minutes of previous AGM. 

Chairman's Letter
Chairman's Letter

83 members have played in our Thursday face-to-face sessions (as of 14 Oct).  We are delighted to see an increasing number of members returning.  We know that it will be some time before all members feel confident attending, Monday online sessions will therefore continue until at least the end of January. 

Some changes:  We are now able to provide tea time refreshments.  F2F sessions will be open to non-members from Thursday 28th October (for players who have played online or at F2F session since January 2019).

We are trying to offer a spare partner at each Thursday session so please do volunteer for this.  If you do not have a partner, come along by 1pm so that we can match players up.

► For more club news see the Chairman's letter (6 October).  You can also see a history of Bookham lockdown bridge in the Chairman's earlier letters.

► Information about F2F play   Please read information about face-to-face play before you attend a session.

Can you help?
Can you help?

Ron currently manages the Bookham website.  He is not planning to retire from this role, but it would be sensible to have another member (or two) who can help manage the club website.

You don't need advanced computer skills. The website is built on Bridgewebs templates.  Editing web pages is no more difficult than editing a Word document.  You just need to be interested in helping to maintain an up-to-date, informative club website.

If you are interested, please contact Ron, Neil or Kate for more information. 

Online Bridge at Bookham

A new era started on 1 June 2020 with the successful launch of BABC Online.  We play on Bridge Base Online (BBO) using an arrangement set up by the EBU. 

  • The online sessions are open to members, Waiting List visitors and invited guests.   
  • We play online on Mondays starting at 1 pm.  You must register by 12.50 pm. 
  • Each session is 20 boards, allowing an average of 8 minutes per board.   
  • Entry fee (Table money) is 3 Bridge Base Dollars (BB$) (Approx. £2.50)
Winners Monday 25 October

N/S Yvonne O'Duffy & Alice Harper 61.73%

E/W Clive Allum & Ian Trickle 63.27%

Calendar
Thu 28th October 2021
Duplicate Pairs
Main Hall 1.15 pm
Mon 1st November 2021
Online Duplicate
BBO 1 pm
Thu 4th November 2021
Duplicate Pairs
Main Hall 1.15 pm
Mon 8th November 2021
Charity Sim Pairs Online
BBO 1 pm
Results
Online Duplicate
Duplicate Pairs
Online Duplicate
Duplicate Pairs