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20th Jan 2022 13:55 GMT
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20th Jan 2022 12:30 GMT
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20th Jan 2022 11:18 GMT
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The KCBA website has information about County events, news and results.

Welcome

Welcome to
Farnborough Bridge Club

We have now resumed face-to-face bridge at Farnborough Village Hall on Wednesday and Friday evenings.  We will run online sessions when the Village Hall is closed - see calendar for further details.

New constitution agreed

The committee is delighted to report that the proposed changes to the constitution that were discussed at the special general meeting on 3 December 2021 were unanimously approved by those present at the special general meeting on 19 January 2022.  Many thanks to all of you who came to support your club.  The new constitution comes into effect on 20 January 2022, and can be found under the Information section.  Minutes of the SGM of 19 January 2022 are now available in the General Meetings section.

Member (and non-member) survey: what would you like from your bridge club?

We will continue to provide bridge sessions on Wednesday and Friday evenings.  To help us plan for the future when we hope more people will be happy playing face to face, we have designed a short survey to gauge what the appetite is from both members and prospective members on various matters.  Please could you complete the survey by clicking on the link here.  We will keep this open until the end of January 2022. 

If you know anyone who may be interested in playing at Farnborough can you please ask them to complete the survey too.  If you have any other suggestions please email us at FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com

Thank you and happy new year from all of your committee.

 

Friendly Twin Town Match

Thank you to everyone who took part in the friendly match against Neuwied Bridge Club on 10th January.  Farnborough fielded 5 teams and ran out convincing winners on a combined basis.  

Particular congratulations to Robin & Keith George and to Jenny Kerr & Ian Galletti who filled the top two places on the cross-imps.

It was a very enjoyable session, and we will discuss with Neuwied whether to continue with this event - and if so in what format

 

Garden Cities Trophy Qualifier

The Kent county qualfier for the Garden Cities Trophy will be held on 30th January on RealBridge.  The following have been selected to represent Farnborough

Michael Collins & Stephen Brown
Stefan Syplywczak & Mike Hampton
John Amor & John Hemington
Richard Creamer & Norman Inniss

This is a tournament in which Farnborough has traditionally performed well, and we wish them the best of luck

The KCBA's green pointed Swiss Pairs is being held online on RealBridge on Sunday 6th March starting at 11am. 7 x 7 board matches with a break of approx 40 minutes after match 3. Please click here to enter, or to download an entry form.

Face coverings mandatory from Friday 10 December 2021

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 8th December 2021 about the changes in the rules around the wearing of face coverings, it will be compulsory for these to be worn by everyone - unless exempt - when playing face to face in the Village Hall from Friday 10th December 2021 until further notice.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#when-to-wear-a-face-covering

Some people have questionned whether it is OK not to wear a face covering at the club because we provide (limited) food and drink.  The exemption around eating and drinking is 'Face coverings are' 'not required in premises or part of a premises where the main activity is eating, drinking...'  It is the committee's view that our club does not fall within this exemption.

We will continue with face to face bridge whilst members still wish to come and the rules allow us to play.  As the situation is (once again) changing rapidly, the committee will be keeping up to date with developments and will let you know if anything changes.

Results
SGM at 7.15 followed by Wednesday Pairs
Dir: Norman Inniss
Scorer: Hilary Powell
Larsky heat
Dir: Norman Inniss
Scorer: Hilary Powell
Larsky heat and British Winter Sim Pairs
Dir: Mike Rafferty
Scorer: Hilary Powell
Calendar
Fri 21st Jan 2022
Friday Pairs
Farnborough Village Hall 19:30
Dir: David Hudson
Scorer: Neil Wotherspoon
  (Partner?)
Wed 26th Jan 2022
Wednesday Pairs
Farnborough Village Hall 19:30
Dir: David Powell
Scorer: Ian Galletti
Fri 28th Jan 2022
Friday Pairs
Farnborough Village Hall 19:30
Dir: Mike Rafferty
Scorer: Neil Wotherspoon

Members are expected to pay via tokens for all events (visitors may pay in cash - please bring the exact money (£5 per player)). Tokens must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance from the Treasurer via bank transfer (as the club will soon be charged for making cash deposits).  When making online payment please indicate what the payment is for - e.g. Tokens (plus your name) if you are buying tokens. Bank details can be found in the 'information' section (you will have to log in to view these).  For further details e-mail farnboroughbridge@gmail.com

Having considered all recommendations from the EBU and the Village Hall guidelines, the Committee have decided the following - please click the header to access.  Our risk assessment can be found here.

We are not having formal hosts at present.  If you are looking for a partner either use the 'find a partner' in the members only section (you can see who is looking for a partner and update your preferences by clicking the 'hosts' title above), or email the Secretary at FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com and she will put you in contact with other people looking for a partner.

Recent EBU promotions

Click here to view the latest EBU rank promotions.  Congratulations to David Dodd on being promoted to 2 Star Premier Master.

Details of the masterpoint ranks can be found here.