Your 2019 Club Events & Points To Note
*** NO BRIDGE: Tuesday 18th June... the room is needed for the Nature Valley Tennis Tournament ***
2019 Other Events
Lesson Schedule for 2019 For Improvers & (NEW) Advanced Players
6.30pm-8.45pm in the Function Room
Click here to download an information sheet
For Improvers with Adam Friase
For Advanced Players with Guest Speakers
Format: 2-hour sessions: 6.30pm-8.45pm (arrive at 6.15pm) in the Function Room
Lesson fees and how to book: Your two options are:
Any questions? Please email: Sue Froggatt email@example.com
Click here for more details
Next year there will be three vacancies on the Bridge Committee as Jan, Marijke and Sue are all stepping down.
So we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in being on the Bridge Committee in 2020.
If you are... please can you speak to or email Jan Weston.
The Bridge Committee
The Individual Winners at Our Charity Event
L-R: Carol Dainty, Ann Dawes (Winner) and Sue Bowan
For more photos of the evening click here
On Thursday 16th May we had 17 teams at our Annual Charity Event. We raised £2,220 for Beanstalk/The Oaks Primary School in Druids Heath to help provide literacy support for young children.
Big congratulations to the winner, Ann Dawes with 3,490 points... who wins her own trophy (The Ann Dawes Trophy).
Runner-up was visitor and ex-member Carol Dainty with 3,350 points and third was Sue Bowman with 2,980 points.
The Team Winners were 'The Jams' with 10,740 points. The four members of the winning team were Ann Dawes, Scilla Carney, Janice Wainwright and Sue Bowen.
Second came the 'The Forbidding Fourbidders' team with 8,700 points (Effie Richards, Amy Innes, Jan Rodrigo and Robert Nock) followed by 'The Dainty Taylors' with 8,520 points (Dylis and Andy Taylor with guest Carol and Dan Dainty).
We have many people to thank for making the evening a great success:
On the evening we were joined for the second year running by the EPC Chairman (David) and Chair of Tennis (Ed) joining in and hope they will continue to join in again.
Annabel, Jan, Marijke, Ray & Sue
Your EPC Bridge Committee
On behalf of all the children at The Oaks Primary school can I say a massive thank you to everybody who has contributed to such an important cause. When you suggested it would be a sizeable donation I didn't realise how sizeable!
A donation like this makes a huge difference, not only to children's learning, but to their sense that people care and believe in them. The money comes at such an important time; you are surely aware of the funding issues we face in schools at the moment and it is a relief to be able to devote funds to specifically improve children's reading.
The money will be spent on much needed books and reading resources. It would be great if you are able to visit school and join the children and staff in choosing how the donation will be spent. I will share the news with children in assembly where it would be wonderful if someone is able to present the donation. I will also inform the parents of the donation through the newsletter and I will share the newsletter with you when it is sent out.
Thank you again to the Bridge Committee and all at The Priory who have contributed and thank you to you for the way you have championed the school's needs. I am humbled by the kindness and generosity of all involved. I hope you are fully back on your feet soon and look forward to seeing you.
James Hill, Headteacher
The Oaks Primary School, Birmingham, B14 5RY
Looks like bliss... sunshine, cocktails and bridge!
L-R: Rob, Charlie, Roger, Ray and Linda
For more holiday photos click here.
Edgbaston Golf Club (Host) vs. Edgbaston Priory Club on Friday 22 March 2019
L-R: Jeff Bissenden, Tom Burley, Miriam Woodman, Sue Bowman, Ken Franklin, Terry Blatter, Carmen Cuadrado, Tricia Sadiq, David Houston, Sue Froggatt, Jean Pratt, Tricia Jones (Organiser for the Golf Club), Jane Betts, Annabel Hampson, Jan Rodrigo, Ros Tullock Gerri Draysey, Ray Fiveash, Marijke Rodrigo (Organiser for the EPC), Robert Nock, Heather Bissenden, Mary Ann Betts, Jo Oakley, Patrick Bookey
PS: EPC Won by 6,520 points
We would love to hear more about why you started playing bridge and what keeps you playing.
To share your story please click here and answer these few questions:
How long have you been playing bridge? When did you first start playing?
Why did you start playing bridge? What was the catalyst behind you taking up bridge?
In the early days, who did you play with?
What keeps you playing? What do you like most about bridge?
(Optional) What would improve your bridge playing experience at the club?
Annabel will then contact you to write up your story to add to our growing collection.
Click here to see all the photos from our Xmas party.
To see lots more photos from our weekend away please click here
To read the feedback from our weekend away please click here
Please click here to see a copy of the presentation given at our recent AGM
Many congratulations to Marijke and Mark who have won the Trophy for a second year running - well played and well deserved. Also very well done to the runners up Angela and Gill and Carol and Shirley.
It was a super ‘turn out’ so can I just thank everyone who attended and made the afternoon so worthwhile.
Also a particular thank again to Ken, the Benefactor, the Committee who organise these events but in particular to Ray who had a lot of work to do organising such a large group with a not uncomplicated movement to ensure fairness to all players. He undertook this difﬁcult challenge extremely well - it's not easy organising, directing and playing so many thanks to him for his massive contribution.
This job wasn’t made easier as a result of a Police arrest which delayed the start of the event - all just to adds to the stress. Well done everyone and thank you.
The Bridge Committee have decided in future to run the Beginners Bridge Crash Courses "on demand".
If you, or you know someone, would like to attend please email Sue and let her know and she will add you to the list.
When we have sufficient numbers we will then organise another course at the club with Adam Fraise.
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Take a look at some famous UK bridge players here - how many do you recognise?
Anne, Jan, Amy, Marijke, Roger, Jan, John, David, James, Val & Diane at Lykia World
See more photos here.
You can find out more about our individual roles, tasks and responsibilities here.
The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club
Welcome to the EPC bridge club.
We are primarily a private member's racquets and fitness club, with a historic and proud connection to lawn tennis.
Bridge has been played at the club for over 40 years (see the 'timeline' menu section) and is a thriving and growing activity at the club.
We aim to support both learners and regular players, and host fun charity events and weekends away.
"To encourage and enable members to enjoy playing bridge and add value to the membership experience.
We will provide access to the game for beginners and help intermediate and good players to improve their skills through lessons up to and including competition level.
Bridge at the EPC will provide fun and foster friendship."
The EPC Bridge Committee, 2017
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