Due to the fact that on two occasions recently cars parked in the "office" car park have been damaged
parking is no longer allowed in the office car park at the rear of the kitchen area
There is also no parking allowed outside the sheds further down as there is often the need to get farm machinery in and out of the sheds
Please park in the main car park The after hours gate code is clearly visible inside the club
Those wanting to kick-start radical improvement in their game might like to consider one-to-one play and mentoring with top Essex player Ian Moss. Click on this box for full details.
NEW YEARS EVE
A FREE EVENING OF BRIDGE AND REFRESHMENTS
As last years New Years Eve was such a success I plan to do it again this year
Please book with Bernie as I need to know numbers for catering
We held two sessions this year
We raised £187 for Children in Need
Congratulations to our team who won the Essex Fletcher trophy for teams of eight
Robert Elliot, Richard Register,Paul Mollison,Simon Moorman, Sandy Riach, Jacek Lapszys, Anne and Andrew Smith
Congratulations to our team of four who competed in the Essex Cup for Clubs they finished third
Ann Morgan, Cath Gilmore, Sheena Millins and Gary Howchen
Please do not park in front of the sheds at anytime
It is that time of year when they need to get large farm vehicles in and out of the sheds
EBU GREEN POINTED EVENTS
Ranked masters 1st March
National pairs 15th March
Portland pairs 29th March
From Monday 7th January
Monday Evenings will be teams of four
This guarantees no sit outs
please arrange your team each week and let Bernie know you are entering on 07973-925315
if you need someone to make up a team please ring me and I will endeavour to find someone for you
5 tables or more 25% of the table money in prizes
Welcome to the website of First Class Bridge
Now the 31st biggest club in the country.
There is bridge played at Barleylands every day from Monday to Saturday catering for every level from complete beginners to the very highest echelon of bridge players. Most sessions are hosted so you can just turn up and play without a partner.
There are regular starter courses for complete beginners and a number of supervised bridge sessions for those wishing to go to the next level.
Monday Evening 7.30 Teams of four
Tuesday Afternoon 1.30 Improvers
Thursday Morning 10.00 No Fear/Improvers
Thursday Evening 7.30 Improvers
Friday Morning 10.30 Really Easy
Friday Evening 7.30 Advanced
Saturday Morning 10.30 Improvers
Supervised play is a great way to improve your game in a relaxed environment. Come along on your own or with a partner. Either shuffle and deal or play hands from an earlier session.
Tuesday 10.30 Ann and Jon
Wednesday 10.30 Ann and June
Friday Afternoon 1.30 Terry and Brian
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30pm
Those of you who already play and have shown an interest in getting structure to your game now is a good time to join in
Those of you who want to refresh it is also a good time for you
No Trump rebids and supporting partner
The 2019-20 basic course begins on 18th September
YOUR FIRST TWO LESSONS ARE FREE
After that £7.50pp per class. Pay as you go all inclusive
Those that have done a basic course with me are more than welcome for a free refresher
An ideal starting place for someone who wants to play Club bridge. A host system is in operation so you are sure of a partner. Friday mornings 10:30 to 12:45. Jon provides a commentary on the hands you play
Don't miss out on these highly invaluable/educational tutorials on YouTube. Brought to you by the hard and time consuming work of Brian Moreton.
Bernie has set aside the Notice Board by the biscuits to advertise upcoming Essex County events. The latest ECBA Events Calendar can be found there. Those interested might like to inspect it, or click on this box for the ECBA website.
Bernie would like Club members to be aware of the EBU (English Bridge Union) Members Area (click on the heading above) which enables you to see your Master Points and NGS (National Grading System) rating. Set up initially requires Bernie to send your email address to the EBU (you can subsequently remove it) so your password can be emailed to you. If you'd like to be set up, please let Bernie know your email address (via firstname.lastname@example.org).