AGM Monday 28th 18.30
This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Please note that there are parking restrictions at the back of the Peacocks store adjacent to the Palmer Centre. Lorries require to make evening deliveries to the store and are sometimes obliged to park there overnight. Parking notices may be served and fines imposed on vehicles blocking delivery access.
The Archway Open Pairs Cross Imps competition was held on the 25th November.
Cross Imps scoring is similar to Teams scoring in that it favours more aggressive bidding and marginal games and slams score very well.
Sheila and Ray won the overall competition and Bridget and Marjorie won the restricted pairs.
The Claret Cup was played on Monday 21st October 2019 at the Palmer Centre. There were 16 pairs competeing making 8 full tables playing a Hesitation Mitchell movement with Brian directing.
The cup was won by the chair person Sheila and club secretary Ray.
The runners up were 2 pairs with equal scores, namely Greg and Richard and Brian and Marion.
The Claret Cup was donated by the EWBU and is fiercly competed for each year.
The Archway participated in the ECats Simultaneous pairs event in aid of Children in Need on 11th November raising over £150 for that cause. There were over 88 clubs competing in 5 countries. Congratulations to Peter S and Liz who are the highest scoring Archway pair and are currently placed 19th out of over 1600 pairs
The Ecats results page can be found on the link below:
Following the trial of the BridgeWebs website the Club Committee have now decided to move over to BridgeWebs as the Club's website host on a permanent basis. This is primarily because it is easier to update and maintain by people with limited IT expertise and has Bridge Solver On-Line integrated into the host service. BridgeWebs also seems to be very widely used within the broader bridge community and we are hoping the familiarity with BridgeWebs will help us attract new members. If any member has difficulty getting into the members area on the new website please email firstname.lastname@example.org. From the end of August the old Club website hosted by Deep Vault will no longer function. The Club is very grateful for the hosting of the website and the support received from Deep Vault over many years.
Open pairs with x-imps scoring : John Mayo and Grace Martyn
Handicap Prize: Bridget Evans and Marjorie Evans
Mens pairs: Peter Smith and Ray Mardon
Ladies pairs: Pat Davey and Caroline Gawler
Mixed pairs : Ray Mardon andSheila Montgomery
George Smith Restricted pairs Trophy : John Whiteside and Sheila Bateman with Brian and Jennifer Heathorn
A well attended meeting was held at the Palmer Centre on Tuesday 30th July to consider how the members considered the Club could be improved.The meeting was albly chaired by Graham with Ray working hard taking notes. A number of positive ideas were raised and a novel voting mechaism allowed each membes to indicate their own personal priorities. Notes of the meeting are available under the menu item Club Documentation and Archives.The Committee are currently reviewing those proposals to determine the optimum way foreward.