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Welcome to First Class Bridge Academy
First Class Bridge Academy

   ♥    GOOD NEWS       

 smiley     !!!  We are allowed to open our doors again  !!!    smiley

Seminars start on Tuesday 18th May - book now (see below)

Club Sessions commence on Monday, 21st June 2021

yes   See you soon !!!   yes

Seminars

      Seminars @ Barleylands       

To Bid or Not to Bid, That is the Question

Tuesday 18th May, 2pm and Friday 21th May, 2pm 

It is based  on the weak NT/4 card major system so not suitable for strong NT players*. 

 This seminar is aimed at all levels. 

In principle it will show how a pass can be as effective in a competitive auction.

It will  also show when to support with three cards. There will be an introduction to Support Doubles.

£9 pp  including free booklet

* there will be a similar seminar on strong NT/5cM soon.

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Online Sessions

      STOP  PRESS       

  Please note that due to poor attendence 

Thursday Evening Sessions @ Mid Essex

are suspended until further notice

ECBA Competitions

    Congratulations       

To the Essex players who qualified for playing in the Corwen Trophy (the inter-county Pairs Championship) on 5/6th June 2021:

Richard Perryman & Mike Wren

Val & Paul Mollison

John Sutcliffe & Ray Clarke 

Bernie Hunt & Petra Bromfield

Results

EBU Competitions National Pairs

♠   ♣    CONGRATULATIONS   ♠   ♣  

for best Essex Pair at National Pairs:

44th= - Jacek Lapszys & Sandy Riach

Results

Mid Essex Club - online sessions

  smiley surprise yes  BBO Etiquette  blush wink enlightened

   ANNOUNCE     ALERT     EXPLAIN    CHAT 

When playing on BBO every player needs to self alert all bids that are not natural; this saves time and avoids misunderstandings. 

Please use the chatbar only for hello, system info and thank you opps.

Please read Bernie's BBO Etiquette before your next game.

Mid Essex Bridge Club - online sessions

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 2pm

on REALBRIDGE online

Realbridge is a new online platform. 

Please click here to make a Payment - £3.50 for 1, £10 for 3, £18 for 6 session

Remember the Password given after Payment - you will need it to log in with the link below.

Click here to join the Session (one hour before Start)

smiley  Everybody is welcome  smiley

If you need help please call Petra on 07990-512386.

♠   ♣     See you there    ♠   ♣ 

Mid Essex Bridge Club - COVID

!!!  CLUB  CLOSURE  !!!

Barleylands falls under Essex Council and is now classfied as Tier 2 which says that there must be no indoors gatherings of households, including in businesses like restaurants and pubs.

We have no option but to close the club.

We will reopen the minute that Essex is reclassified as Tier 1.

Please watch this website for further information.

Stay safe and     THANK YOU     for your loyality and support.

Mid Essex Bridge Club ONLINE CLUB

!!!  PLAY  ONLINE  WITH  MID  ESSEX  CLUB  ON  BBO  !!!

Sessions will run on BBO (Bridge Base Online)

 Tuesday 9.30am and Saturday 9.30am (18 boards)

 Thursday 9.30am (gentle bridge)

1) Register on BBO (click here for detailed information)

2) Send Bernie your BBO name via the form (see below)

3) On morning of session at 9am go to:

BBO  Competitive  All Tournaments  Mid Essex  

4) Register, Invite Partner or Find a Partner (partnership desk)

5)  Enjoy the virtual game in our Club 

    See you at the virtual table - Everyone welcome - £3 per session   

If you need help please contact Bernie on 07973-925315 or firstclassbridge@btconnect.com

or Petra on 07990-512386 or petra.bromfield@talk21.com

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Mid Essex Bridge Club - Refresher Course

!!!  Refresher Course - Wednesdays at 3.30pm  !!!

ON HOLD UNTIL THE CLUB REPOPENS

Sessions free until December , then £8 per session

Sessions are free for former pupils who have completed one of our basic courses. 

Everybody is welcome.

Please read our COVID Information.

Mid Essex Bridge Club Post Corona

    !!!  STOP PRESS  !!!     

   MID-ESSEX CLUB RE-OPENS   

Bridge News by Julian Pottage in the Daily Telegraph, 17/8/2020

First Class Bridge Academy and Club

Welcome to the website of First Class Bridge

Now the 26th 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.

First Class Bridge Academy and Club
Club Sessions - Re-opening Phase (Copy)

 

CLUB SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

Re-Opening is planned for

21 June 2021 

New schedule will be published here shortly

...and - Barleylands is in the paper

Brentwood Gazette

 

2020-21 BASIC COURSE

THE NEXT BASIC COURSE WILL BEGIN ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2020

ON HOLD UNTIL THE CLUB REOPENS

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30pm

£8 PER LESSON, YOUR FIRST TWO LESSONS ARE FREE

Pupils of the 2019/20 course are welcome to join the course from the start or rejoin at the beginning of December to continue with the course. 

Pupils of the 2019/20 course will attend for free until 31/12/2020.

Those that have done a basic course with me are more than welcome for a free refresher.

Please register here for the Basic Course:

FORM

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 firstclassbridge@btconnect.com).   

Results
Saturday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Director: iBex
Scorer: Mitch
Mid Essex
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - No Fear
Scorer: Mitch
Calendar
17th May 2021
Monday Evening TEAMS
Barleylands 19:30
18th May 2021
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 13:30
19th May 2021
Wednesday Evening
Barleylands 19:00