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ONLINE ENTRIES

If you intend playing in our online events please help the directors putting your names on the entry forms in good time. The same applies if you intend to play in one of Thanet's events.

Lyn Bowler RIP

Lyn Bowler, who played bridge in the local area for many years, died at the weekend. In recent years he joined Broadstairs and Thanet Bridge Clubs, often playing with his wife Jacky. Illness reduced his appearance at the bridge table before lockdown and he did not join us online although Jacky has continued to play with her sister Maureen. Our thoughts are with them and the rest of their family at this sad time.

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS

CONGRATULATIONS to Madeleine and Carol the winners of the Ladies Championship Pairs 2019

MENS CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS
MENS CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS

CONGRATULATIONS to Ken and Peter the winners of the Mens Championship Pairs 2019

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

Tuesday Afternoon Sessions

Tuesday afternoon sessions are continuing at 2pm for a 2:15 start to enable more members to attend.

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Welcome to Broadstairs Bridge Club
Coronavirus Update

THE CLUB IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE EXCEPT FOR ONLINE PLAY SEE BELOW

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.

 

FORM
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 2021
MASTERPOINT PROMOTIONS APRIL 2021

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

1 STAR REGIONAL MASTER

Carol Brocklehurst

2 STAR MASTER

Shelagh Norvill

COUNTY MASTER

Barbara Platt

CLUB MASTER

Peter Castle

2020 Masterpoint Rankings

For masterpoints won by Kent players:

Sharon Bayne was 2nd in Category 2 - National and Premier National Masters

Malcolm Dale and Roddy Macaulay were 9th and 10th respectively in Category 5 - County Masters, Masters and Advanced Masters

 

2020 CLUB MASTERPOINT CHAMPIONS
 

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

  Player MPs
Maureen Tatham 1246
Jacky Hollands 1159
Carol Brocklehurst 953
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

The Club Championship will be held over two weeks on Wednesday the 2nd December and Wednesday the 9th December 2020.  Good Luck to all.

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

 

CHICAGO COMPETITION
CHICAGO COMPETITION

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAN AND JACKY ON WINNING THE CHICAGO COMPETITION

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

The Annual Subscription of £15.00 is now due and please let Lorna or one of the committee have your cheque made payable to 'Broadstairs Bridge Club' by the end of January 2020.

Thank you

TUESDAY EVENING GENTLE DUPLICATE

Tuesday Evening Gentle Duplicate

We have recently introduced a second session on the fourth Tuesday in each month.  We have also amalgamated with Thanet in order that the two clubs together can offer this “Gentle Tuesday duplicate for beginners and improvers” on every Tuesday of the month.  Broadstairs will offer a session on the second and fourth Tuesdays here at the Portland Centre, and Thanet will offer a session on the remaining Tuesdays throughout the month at Northdown House.  For all sessions whether here at Broadstairs or at Northdown House you must be seated for 6.50pm.  We hope you can come along and support the two clubs in this joint venture.

MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONS
MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHARON AND PAUL ON WINNING THE MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPIONS
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELAINE AND BILL THE WINNERS OF THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Calendar
Mon 17th May 2021
Monday Pairs
Portland Centre 2:20pm
Tue 18th May 2021
Afternoon Pairs
Portland Centre 1:50pm
Wed 19th May 2021
Pairs
Portland Centre 6:50pm
Mon 24th May 2021
Monday Pairs
Portland Centre 2:20pm
Tue 25th May 2021
Afternoon Pairs
Portland Centre 1:50pm
Wed 26th May 2021
Pairs
Portland Centre 6:50pm
Results
Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
Afternoon Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
Monday Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
#57623 Pairs Carol's Students Only Thursday 10.15am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons
Afternoon Pairs
Online
Director: Paul
Scorer: Paul Gibbons