Welcome to Grantham Bridge Club.††We play a mixture of face-to-face and online bridge to suit all abilities including duplicate, gentle duplicate and supervised play sessions.†

Check the calendar†here†and find out more information about our Club†here.† You can contact us at†

granthambridgeclub@gmail.com

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We are an EBU club and part of the Leicestershire CBA.†We play club duplicate bridge, teams and other competitions. We meet†at Barrowby Memorial Hall†on†Monday and we also run our†Virtual Online Bridge Club using both Bridge Base Online (BBO) and RealBridge.† New members†are welcome,†but please complete the Membership Application Form.


Venues and Weekly Sessions

Barrowby Memorial Hall.†We run a†duplicate pairs session every Monday evening at 7pm.

Bridge Base Online (BBO). We run a†Gentle Duplicate pairs session every†Wednesday morning†at 9.45am.†

RealBridge.†(which has built in video and sound)† We run an online duplicate pairs session every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm.†

If you are unsure about playing online, we are happy to run some sessions to help you†get comfortable playing in the online environment - just email us and take a look at the HELP SECTIONS†in the right hand column here.


Pastoral Support

You may be a club member, or know of a club member, who would like to be contacted for any number of reasons - they may be poorly, isolating, have suffered a bereavement or, more happily, be celebrating a major event in their lives. If so, Carol Hulse would be happy to hear from you and to follow up as appropriate. Tel: 01949 842027 or†07935 050751; email:†granthambcpastoral@gmail.com.††

Club News

New F2F Supervised Play Session

From Wednesday 5 July 2023, we will be running a supervised play session at Barrowby Reading Rooms.† Sessions will run from 9:30am until 12:30pm.†The purpose of the session is to give confidence to our novice players to enjoy and develop their duplicate bridge.† All club members are welcome to join this† session, especially those who would like to improve their game in a very relaxed environment.†Every session will be led by an experienced player who will be prepared to answer any queries you may have regarding bidding or play.† You do not need a partner as we will always make sure there is a partner available. Please email granthambridgeclub@gmail.com if you require further information.


LCBA Hyman Crammer Competition

A number of pairs from the Club took part in the LCBA Club Pairs Championship for the Hyman Crammer Trophy on Wed 24 May.† Congratulations are due to David Paine and Neil Henfrey, who came 5th, and to Pat Burton and Carol Hulse, who were placed 6th, in a strong field of 24 pairs drawn from clubs throughout the County.† The full results can be seen on the LCBA Web Site at this link here.


More news from the AGM and prize giving

At the Club AGM on Monday 24 April, Becky Ronan was presented with The Chairís Cup and Honorary Life Membership of Grantham Bridge Club in recognition of her unstinting service to the Club for more than 20 years during which time she has been a Committee Member, Membership Secretary, †Captain of the Teams of 8 ĎAí Team †and a Club Director.† The Chairís Cup is a new† trophy that is presented to an individual who has provided significant service to the Club over a period of time, and Becky is the first Club member to receive this award.† Thanks to you Becky.

Judy Hulland has handed over as Chair to Jennie Rea.† Judy had to go the extra mile and remain as chair for an extra year. She has been Chair for the past four years and has guided the Club through some exceptionally difficult times during Lockdown and its aftermath.† Judy was presented with a small token of appreciation by the Club and the thanks of all members on stepping down as Chair.† Fortunately for us, Judy is remaining on the committee as secretary. Thank-you Judy.

In addition to these presentations, Bill Barclay and John Ronan received gifts in appreciation of their incredibly hard work in running the very successful Beginnerís class. Thank-you Bill and John.

The Club Champion Plate is awarded to the player with the highest overall average score from Monday and Wednesday Duplicate sessions.† Lou Badcock, is the Club Champion for 2022/23 with an average of 54.81%.† Well done Lou.

If you wish to see more photographs and check out the prize winners for 2022/2023 please look under Gallery on the Home Page. Our thanks go to Derek Murray in particular for taking the photos.


Summer Social

We will be running a Summer Social on the afternoon of Monday 12 June 2023 in the afternoon.† This will be an afternoon of bridge with sandwiches and cream teas.† Further details here including registration form for you and any of your guests.


EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members who have received Masterpoint promotions in May 2023

County Master

David Paine

District Master

Chris Berman

Club Master

Hilda Daya

Deborah Taylor

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Calendar
12th June 2023
Summer Social
Barrowby Memorial Hall 1:30pm
Director: Bill Barclay
Scorer: Bill Barclay
14th June 2023
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
BBO 9:45am
Director: Neil Henfrey
15th June 2023
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge 13:45pm
Director: Jacob Florijn
Results
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
Director: Patsy Scriven
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
Director: Neil Henfrey
Scorer: Neil Henfrey
Monday F2F Duplicate Pairs
Director: John Ronan
Scorer: Bill Barclay