Hello fellow Golding bridge Club members. I hope you are all safe and well. It has been a challenging time for many.
Obviously the club has been idle whilst the COVID-19 epedemic is in process.
Clearly sharing tables, cards, chairs, boards, bidding cards and score cards is all somewhat risky in terms of touch.
It isn't possible to sanitise these thing - obviously.
Social distancing is also problematic - although rules are loosening.
It is far from clear when it will be safe to resume face-to-face bridge play sadly.
The committee can't and won't provide advice on this for obvious reasons.
If club members have views on the resumption of face-to-face bridge then contact a committee member by email or phone or even WhatsApp if you have it.
You may have found a solution to playing online - and if then great.
Some local players have banded together to form a WhatsApp group spanning bridge clubs and are playing ad-hoc fours on BBO (www.bridgebase.com).
If anyone wishes to join in (you need a PC, Mac or tablet device).
Simply joining a table is pretty simple assuming you have one person able to set up a table for the four.
I, (Andy Ridout) is willing to advise and/or add you to the online bridge WhatsApp group.
Mobile: 07305 772567
I know that Audrey Croft has been helping some members get online.
Anyone who has access to youtube on Mac/PC/Tablet or even smartphone if you can cope with that:
Bernard Magee has done a load of instructional 45 minute talks on bridge in his own idiosyncratic style.
His has been making 3 a week since lockdown started and is up to 39 or so at the time of writing.
Simply search for Bernard Magee on youtube to find them.
We are not endorsing this - just sharing that it might be an option if the 12 or 14 pounds a month is manageable.
There is an online bridge club created called the Friendly Online Bridge Club (FOBC).
It isn’t free but suggests that it is only about £2 per week.
Whatever your approach to Bridge going forwards - keep well and safe.
The Golding Bridge Club Committee