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Welcome to Grantham Bridge Club

COVID 19

Many of our members are particularly vulnerable to potential infection due to age and/or underlying medical conditions.  For this reason, it is with regret that the Committee has decided to suspend all bridge sessions, including the Beginners' course, immediately.

This will be a temporary measure, we will keep in touch with members and recommence as soon as is possible.

Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Quite a few members have now signed up to play Bridge on Bridge Base Online (BBO). It 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.  It is very easy to set up a game with three friends and play for as long as you want for free.  Many Club members are already doing this, and a number are playing in a league that the Club has set up that will be running through until the end of July. Members who are missing their Bridge and haven’t yet signed up to BBO are strongly encouraged to give it a try.  If any members are unsure about playing on line, we are happy to run some sessions to help them get comfortable playing in the online environment. 

The Club is in the process of gearing up to offer a "Virtual Bridge Club". This would be just like a normal club duplicate pairs session, but played on line against other Grantham Bridge Club members and their friends. Each session would be about 24 boards and this usually takes about 2.5 hours.  As well as being displayed on this website, the results would be submitted to the EBU for the award of master points and NGS updating. To start with we will be offering one evening session per week, and if there is the demand, we would also like to offer a gentle duplicate session on a Wednesday morning.   These sessions will be open to all club members who have a BBO user name and have registered with the Club to play online.  We will also open these sessions up to visitors from other clubs. 

If you are interested in joining the Club on-line community on BBO, you will need to get a user name.  Please follow the process here, and then send an email with your BBO user name to granthambridgeclub@gmail.com and we will more than happy to help you start playing.

Further details will be emailed to members in the next couple of weeks.

The Lockdown League results can be seen in the panel on the right.

We are an EBU club playing duplicate bridge. We welcome all standards of players and run sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Barrowby Sports Pavilion and on Wednesday morning at Barrowby Reading Room. We play in the Leicestershire League and currently run two teams. New members and visitors are welcome but please contact us first.

Club News

Dates for your diary:

AGM our AGM will be postponed until further notice

Are you looking for a partner?

Have you tried 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.


 


We are looking at raising money for a new electronic scoring system along with a laptop following the successful introduction of the Bridgemates.

The Beginners course run by Ian and John has been very successful. We hope to run another course in the future.

We are always looking for volunteers to help within the club. If you are interested please speak to a Committee member.

Team News

Our A Team were 2nd in the Leicestershire County League Division 2 and have been promoted to Division 1 for the 2019/20 season. Our B Team were 3rd in Division 3 and narrowly missed promotion.

County News

  

Results
Wednesday Morning Gentle Duplicate
Director: Carol Fisher
Scorer: Graham Smith
Tuesday Evening Session
Director: Carol Fisher
Scorer: Steve Potts
Stratified Sim Pairs Monday Evening
Director: John Ronan
Scorer: Bill Barclay
Calendar
21st July 2020
Online Match Pointed Pairs
BBO 7pm