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Just to clarify, there WILL be bridge on Monday 2nd May as we don't usually stop for the May Day weekend, but also as there is no Spring Bank Holiday Monday now at the end of May, (It's moved this year to Thursday 2nd June for the Queen's Jubilee) we will play on every Monday during May.

Hope to see you all there.

Special Birthdays

If you know of a member with a 'special' birthday coming up soon please let Jane Pace know at jane.pace2@btinternet.com or 01843 842410

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Welcome to Broadstairs Bridge Club
Broadstairs BC AGM Wednesday 25th May at 6pm

Our AGM will be held face-to-face in the Portland Centre on Wednesday 25th May at 6pm before the Evening pairs game.

We would like to encourage as many members to come along and attend the AGM and discuss the future of the club with a glass of wine 🍷 and a piece of cake🍰, and then play face-to-face afterwards.  We will be offering a host for anyone who would like to play after attending the AGM but does not have a partner.  Please come along it will be wonderful to see you all again face-to-face.

Please let me have any items for the Agenda and nominations for officers and the committee by Wednesday 18th May.

Sharon Bayne (Hon Secretary)

Coronavirus Update

Back to Face to Face

We are returning to the Portland Hall from Monday April 4th and on Wednesday April 6th.   Monday play will start at 2pm and Wednesday at 7pm as before. Please be seated at least 10 minutes before the start of each session, so that the director can work out the movements. Tuesday bridge will continue online for the moment. No refreshments will be available to start with, so please feel free to bring your own, as we do hope to stop for 5 to 10 minutes to socialise.

In order to get the club back up and running, I am prepared to offer a host system for the first two Mondays, to enable a game for everyone who wants to return. If you do not have a partner and require one or the host, please let me know on 01843 603475 beforehand and I will endeavour to match you up with someone, or play with me!  

I do hope that we will all support our club as we are having to commit back to the halls financially, in particular Wednesday evenings, as without an evening session at our club, we will never be able to encourage new people if they are currently working. Without fresh blood in the club, or if we only operated afternoon sessions, I feel that the club would gradually fade away in the next 5 years, so please do try to come. Carol 

Prepare for Online Bridge

We want everyone to be able to carry on playing bridge with their regular partner despite the Corona virus. We are currently organising online games just for club members.

The EBU is also organising national games online.

However the prerequisite for you to take part is to acquire a 'Bridge Base Online' (BBO) Username. We are asking members to do this ASAP. BBO is the largest online bridge platform and is the one we use with robots to avoid sit-outs. You can play on BBO on a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. For Apple devices you can go to the App Store and search for 'Bridge Base Online' and download the App. Similarly for all other phones and tablets you can find the App in Play Store. On a Windows laptop or desktop you do not need to download anything simply Google (other search engines are available) 'Bridge Base Online' and click on the link.

In all these routes the first screen to which you come will ask you to Log In or to become a member for free. You can take this second option which will allow you to create your own Username. You are limited to 10 characters but it can be whatever you want so long as someone else has not already taken it. Your password can also be something simple of your own choice there are not complicated restrictions as there are with sites involving monetary transactions. Once you have done this you will be able to Log In and join the EBU games or the club games. However you will see that there are already lots of games there for you to play. In amongst the 'Public Clubs' there is even an Acol Club but first of all you might want to try some of the 'Solitaire' games where you just play with 3 robots so you can become familiar with how you bid and play a card.

When you are ready to join in with the Club games please enter using the forms from the 2nd menu option on the left .

In order for you to play in our club games we need to know what your BBO Username is. If you have one already or when you acquire one please fill in the form below and click 'Send Message' just once so that we have a record of it.

 

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Broadstairs Bridge Club
Broadstairs Bridge Club

Welcome to Broadstairs Bridge Club. The club is a member of the English Bridge Union. We play at the Portland Centre, St Peter's Church Hall, Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs CT10 2TR on Wednesday evenings at 6:50pm, on Monday afternoons at 2:20pm and on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00pm. Also we host a Social Bridge/Gentle Duplicate evening (playing fewer boards) on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month at 6:50pm. If you want to know more about us email sharon.bayne@btopenworld.com

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We aim for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, playing about 22/24 boards and stopping for a tea/coffee break with biscuits (18 boards with no break on a Monday). Visitors are welcome but please come as a pair (or use our partner finding service, see below), and please note that space is limited so please telephone ahead (for further details please click on 'Information' then 'Where and When').  Facilities for the disabled are excellent.

Membership is currently open and if you would like to become a member please obtain a Membership Form from one of the Committee or download one from the website.  Hopefully you will find any other details you are looking for on this web site. For a bit more information about the club click on 'information' then 'general'.

HOST AND PARTNER FINDING

We want to ensure that everyone who wants to get a game at Broadstairs can do so. The Message Board has always been available for anyone wishing to leave requests for partners and continues to be so. Also in the in the Members Area of the web site requests for partners can be placed against specific events in the calendar and this also continues.

However there are two services which are being run by Rosemary English. The first is a Partner Finding Service.

 If you know you will need a partner call and leave a message, or text Rosemary English on 07948185033, or email her on g-r.english@tiscali.co.ukPlease leave contact details, dates, and any preferences.  Rosemary will co-ordinate the service, keeping a list for all partner requests for upcoming sessions, and notify you if a suitable partner is available.

Please try to register your partner requests at least 24 hours in advance, as on-the-day requests may be difficult to match.

If anybody does not regularly play a particular session, but is happy to consider occasional games with those seeking a partner at short notice, please register an interest.

On Wednesdays we are able to guarantee a partner for single players (apart from special events such as Sim pairs) through our Host System.

To get a game please telephone Rosemary on 07948185033 as far in advance as possible and in any event no later than 12.00 noon on the day. Leave a message including your name and that you want to play on the Wednesday and turn up at the club by 6:40pm. If there are an even number of such requests you will be paired up on arrival. If there are an odd number the host will play to make up the numbers. The host will be contacted either way by 1:00pm to be told whether or not they are needed.

Regular Wednesday players are expected to act as host no more than once a year. Please look on the calendar to see on which night you are needed. If you cannot make that date please swap with another member and let Rosemary know so that the records can be updated. Please make sure you are available to receive the call from Rosemary between 12 noon and 1:00pm.

This service is meant to be a facility for visitors and members whose regular partner is not available. It is not intended to be used on a long-term basis as a substitute for establishing a regular partnership.

MASTERPOINT PROMOTIONS APRIL 2022
MASTERPOINT PROMOTIONS APRIL 2022

The following Club Member received a Masterpoint Promotion in April:-

COUNTY MASTER

Maggie Nash

 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

The Annual Subscription for 2022 is now due.  However, as it is a part year April to December, we will just be collecting £10 instead of the usual £15 for the whole year.  Please have your cheque made payable to 'Broadstairs Bridge Club' by the end of April 2022  If you do not possess a cheque book, then cash will be accepted via Carol, who will then write a cheque on your behalf.

Thank you

2021 CLUB MASTERPOINT CHAMPIONS
 

These players earned the most local points in sessions played at Broadstairs Bridge Club. 

  Player MPs
Bill Gardner 1694
Elaine Cartledge 1528
Maureen Tatham 942
TABLE MONEY

AT THE AGM IT WAS AGREED THAT TABLE MONEY WILL RISE TO £3.00 FROM THE 1ST MARCH 2020 FOR MEMBERS

VISITORS TABLE MONEY WILL REMAIN AT £3.50

 

Calendar
Mon 30th May 2022
Monday Pairs
Portland Centre 1.50pm
Director: Carol
Scorer: Judith
Tue 31st May 2022
Afternoon Pairs
Online 1:50pm
Wed 1st June 2022
Pairs
Portland Centre 6:50pm
Director: Sharon
Scorer: Carol
Mon 6th June 2022
Monday Pairs
Portland Centre 1.50pm
Director: Carol
Scorer: Judith
Tue 7th June 2022
Afternoon Pairs
Portland Centre 1:50pm
Wed 8th June 2022
Pairs
Portland Centre 6:50pm
Director: Carol
Scorer: Sharon
Results
Pairs
Portland Centre
Director: Carol Brocklehurst
Scorer: Sharon Bayne
Afternoon Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
#87540 Pairs 7-High Broadstairs/Thanet Members Onl
Director: Sharon
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
Monday Pairs
Portland Centre
Director: Carol
Scorer: Judith
Pairs
Portland Centre
Director: Sharon Bayne
Scorer: Sharon Bayne
Afternoon Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons