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We are an EBU club and part of the Leicestershire CBA. We play club duplicate bridge, teams and other competitions. During the COVID 19 pandemic we have temporarily suspended our usual face to face sessions. We now run a Virtual Online Bridge Club using both Bridge Base Online (BBO) and RealBridge. New members and visitors are welcome, but please contact us first.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Grantham Bridge Club will take place on Monday 25th January 2021 starting at 18:45 on Zoom.  To attend the meeting, register your interest by email to granthambridgeclub@gmail.com by Sunday 24 January 2021

 Any Member wishing to propose a motion for discussion at the AGM should provide notice of the proposed motion to the Secretary by email to granthambridgeclub@gmail.com by 18:00 on Monday 18th January 2021. 

 Any nominations for the posts of officers or committee members should be sent to the Secretary by email to granthambridgeclub@gmail.com by 18:00 on Monday 18th January 2021.  All nominations for committee posts should be supported by a proposer and seconder who should email their support for the proposal to the Secretary as above.

+++ Please Support Carol Hulse and the Charity Blood Cancer UK +++

Carol and Bob Hulse are taking part in the Walk of Light, a night-time walk on the evening of 27th March, to raise money for the charity Blood Cancer UK.  Carol has asked us to tell you that their support through research has kept her going for the last 20 years.  If you would like to support Carol and Bob by making a donation to this very worthwhile cause, please do this through Carol’s Just Giving page here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carol-hulse.

Grantham Virtual Bridge Club

Bridge Base Online (BBO) We run duplicate pairs session every Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm and a Gentle Duplicate pairs session every Wednesday mornings at 9.45am.  RealBridge We run duplicate pairs session (no more than 18 boards) every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm. The cost is £2.50 per session billed monthly in arrears, (no need to buy BBO$).

Results will be available on the website soon after the session has finished. We are asking members to register to play in the Grantham Virtual Bridge Club.  Registration will cost £5 and, when we eventually get back to playing at Barrowby, this will be taken off your normal annual membership fee. Non-members are welcome to play in the Grantham Virtual Bridge Club and can do so by clicking on this link to the Membership Application Form completing the form and paying the £5 registration fee, they will then become members of Grantham Virtual Bridge Club.

Bridge Base Online (BBO) is free to join and many of the games are free to play, although BBO also run tournaments that you have to pay for if you want to play in them. RealBridge has built-in video and sound, bringing the true face-to-face experience online. No installation or registering is required - we send you a link, just click, sit down and play.

Winter 2021 Lockdown Pairs League

We have had an excellent takeup for our Lockdown Pairs Compeition, with a huge thank you to all those who have entered.   We have 20 pairs taking part and will run it as a 6-round Swiss Pairs Competition.  The entry window is now closed and detailed instructions for the competition will be issued shortly.  

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.

 

Club News

Dates for your diary:

Please note our rescheduled AGM will be on Monday 25th January 2021 at 6.45pm via Zoom.
Stratified Sim Pairs: Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th March
Easter Individual Competition: Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st March

Are you looking for a partner?

Try using the “Find a Partner” facility You can let others know that you are wanting a partner, or register that you need a partner for a specific bridge session. If you need help logging into the members area just ask a committee member.

County News

LCBA Competitions

LCBA has two more on-line competitions starting shortly that may be of interest to members:

  • LCBA Online Gentle Duplicate on Wed 20 Jan 21 at 7:15pm.  This is aimed at players with an NGS grading of 9 or lower.  Details here.
  • LCBA Online Mixed Pairs on Wed 3 Feb 21 at 7:15.  Details here.

If you and your partner wish to enter either of these competitions, please complete the online entry form on the LCBA Web Site here.  In addition, you will each need to have registered with LCBA as an online player – which you only need to have done once – by completing the form on their Home Page here  (please scroll down once you are on the page, the Virtual LCBA Registration Form is near the bottom of the page). 

The Midland Online Cross Country Teams is an inter county Teams of Four competition for players who do not normally play in county events and is specifically aimed at players with an NGS of 8 or below.  This will take place on Saturday 30 January 2021 and will be arranged as a Swiss teams competition hosted on RealBridge, probably involving 5 matches ((maximum 25 boards).  Unlike other teams competitions, after the first round, teams are drawn against opponents with a similar score which means that you tend to be playing against opponents whose standard is close to your own. Leicestershire Contract Bridge Association (LCBA) is looking for expressions of interest from Club members who would like to represent the County in this competition.  If you would like to take part, please register your interest with Dave Pollard by email to dpollardle23ad@hotmail.co.uk, or give him a call on 01162 109374.  At present, Dave is trying to get a feel for the numbers of individuals or pairs who want to play.  You do not need to enter as a team of 4; the County will group individuals and pairs into teams. If you have not played in a Swiss Teams competition before, do give this a try - it is great fun.  This is also an opportunity to represent Leicestershire in an inter-county event and play on-line against players of a similar standard in other clubs and counties.

 


 

Calendar
26th January 2021
Tuesday On-line Duplicate Pairs
BBO 6:45pm
Director: John Ronan
27th January 2021
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
BBO 9:45am
Director: John Ronan
28th January 2021
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge 1:45pm
Results
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
Director: Bill
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
Director: Neil Henfrey
Scorer: Neil Henfrey
Tuesday On-line Duplicate Pairs
Director: Judy Hulland
Scorer: Judy Hulland