Brevion Bridge Club Newsletter October 2015
Charities Supported this year – £390 to date Brevion’s ‘copper collection’ enabled us to make donations, in memory of deceased members, to Macmillan Nurses, Cancer Research UK, children’s hospice and Alzheimer Research. I do implore you not to carry those heavy copper coins in your pocket or purse give them with your table fee as we put all copper into the charity box; and I thank you for them.
BBC’s Children In Need Appeal – Anna and Mark commenced this bridge competition, to support the BBC’s appeal, in 2002. In 2014 they donated £70,104.66. Since 2002, total donations amount to £740,011.40. In view of their magnificent effort Anna and Mark have been made an official partner of the CIN organisation; their trading ECATS motif (sitting cat with tail raised in loop over head) is now among those of MORRISONS, COVENTRY B Soc, PIZZA HUT and many other very well known companies that are major contributors of funds which will be displayed, as they accumulate, during the BBC’s entertainment program Friday 13th November. To get to know a little more of Anna and Mark, and their work within the world bridge community, I suggest you browse their web site http://www.ecatsbridge.com/ bridge players will find the site interesting, even the play results from all club are still available back to 2002.
The bridge competition starts Friday 6th November, finishing Thursday 12th. Obviously, different hands each day but the same hands for all clubs playing on their particular day. I do hope you will all come 12th November; it is fun knowing that you are competing against players around the world, in clubs that have entered to play Thursday. As big names do not appear to enter we are all in with a chance to win the Thursday event, as we have experienced.
Bridge Lessons – Carolyn has a solid class of beginners at the college this year. Take any opportunity to recommend this fabulous game to friends and acquaintances; it may not be too late to join the class.
Directors' request. We have members who work on Fridays, therefore we aim to finish playing at 10.30pm, unfortunately we rarely do nowadays. There are EBU guidelines which save time.
Please, adopt the following; you will find it will become natural to you very soon.
The laws of the game of bridge are complicated. If there is a problem on the table, please ask director for guidance. This should not be regarded as being officious but simply as asking ‘how do we proceed please?’.
We frequently get questions on common errors that we all occasionally make, I will draw your attention to a few:
Opponents - don’t rush in with questions during the bidding unless you are contemplating a bid yourself; to do so may compromise your partners bidding. . Ask your questions before you lead, or, before partner reveals his lead card.
Brevion’s web site – The commercial web site we now use provides facilities and information that we did not previously have (and more than I understand). We trust club members find the additional information informative..Seeing your card, the traveller and hand together is so useful (comment welcome).
Internal Teams League – It is one league only this year we welcome others to join us. Are we to miss out on is C’s Anzac biscuits and A’s sausage rolls. It’s a good job their wives don’t play but supplied the refreshments! The bridge is played at a leisurely pace and it’s the only time we have the opportunity to play teams. Scoring is very different to pairs can be close or disastrous but it makes for a fun night. Games don’t have to be played in the evening. What better way to spend a dull wet Sunday afternoon but with a glass of wine or cup of tea and a and of bridge. If you haven’t tried it yet there’s still time.
Brevion’s objective – Is to enable students and newcomers to progress and enjoy the game of Duplicate Bridge in the friendly atmosphere that we promote. By the very nature of the game it is competitive; however, this must be tempered with tolerance, help and understanding for all and by all.
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