CAMBRIDGE BRIDGE CLUB MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
You will be aware of many cancellations nationally and internationally aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.
Today the EBU issued new advice, postponing various national events, and advising counties to postpone county events.
Its advice to clubs was less forthright, but it's clear that it sees bridge events generally as being too risky to continue with for the time being.
The Cambridge Club Committee has discussed this urgently, and has decided, with regret, that we should stop meeting face to face to play bridge, with immediate effect.
We regret also the short notice, but it did not seem right to take the risk of continuing for a few more days.
We are pursuing the possibility of holding club sessions online. Of course, we are not the only club to have this idea, and online providers are swamped, so it may take a little while to get this going.
In the meantime, we suggest that you register with BridgeBaseOnline, at bridgebase.com - it's free. You can easily and immediately play with friends, comparing your scores with anyone else who's played the never-ending stream of boards provided. You're welcome to use the club mailing lists to set up online games.
My user name on BBO is aardv - do say hello there.
The Committee will keep you informed of developments during the period of suspension, and we look forward to meeting again in the future, with renewed enjoyment of playing face-to-face.
There will be decisions to be made about those club competitions which would normally continue until the AGM. Our inclination is to provide some sessions to allow the season to be completed, but we will have to see what the practicalities are when the period of suspension ends.
With best wishes on behalf of all the Committee
15 March 2020