Greetings from the Bridge Committee!
We hope that you are keeping safe and managing well enough in these difficult times. It becomes increasingly clear that our former way of life - i.e. playing bridge at Abbey Row (and elsewhere) is not going to return in the near future. You might therefore be interested to see here the latest club news.
Regretably, our 40th Anniversary celebrations at Ednam House have now been postponed until 2021 - date to be advised.
Many thanks to all 47 of you who responded so promptly and positively to the proposals for a new committee, bridge subs and approval of the accounts.
New Committee 2020 -2021
President: Sheena McPherson
Vice-president: Stuart Graham
Secretary: Vanessa Wilson
Treasurer: Jon Bridger
Masterpoint Secretary: Brian Sayward
Members: Janet Kyle, John Loudon, Jean McClaren, Margot McVie
Many of our members have been playing with and against each other online. It is the best possible substitute for the real thing and we encourage you to participate. The website of choice is Bridge Base Online
We are now up and running with Club events. Jean Maclaren (firstname.lastname@example.org) is organising tournaments on Wednesday evenings and Jon Bridger ( email@example.com ) is arranging teams on Thursdays.
Wednesday 7th October: Tournament 6.30 p.m. Thursday 8th October: Teams 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 14th October: Tournament 6.30 p.m. Thursday 15th October: Teams 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 21st October: Tournament 6.30 p.m. Thursday 22nd October: Teams 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 28th October: Tournament 6.30 p.m. Thursday 29th October: Teams 6.30 p.m.
How to join a tournament
Log in to BBO. Tournaments cost $2BBO (about £1.60) which you need to buy before you register - see top RHS of home page. Usual online purchasing options.
Click competitive (second option below "play or watch bridge"). Click on "all tournaments"
"search" is top right. Type Kelso in the space. When you click "join" you will be prompted to register your partner too (so don't go to this step until you are both online)
You may be asked for your SBU number - particularly if Kelso is not your main club. You can complete this registration up to 2 hours before the event - but at the very latest 6.00 p.m please.
Jean as organiser and TD will give any other necessary information as the tournament starts.
This is very exciting and very easy (not for Jean!!) so please come along and play - it really is the best possible substitute for the real thing!
2 boards per table, move on to the next pair, match pointed with travellers and up to date results coming in - Results published on the website. just like the real thing!
How to join a Team
Log onto BBO by 6.20 p.m. Teams cost nothing - but you must let Jon bridger know that you are playing in the preceding days.
Click competitive (second option below "play or watch bridge"). Wait for your invitation and click "accept"
If you have any questions, please get in touch. If you have not heard from our secretary by email please send her your address to ensure you are kept up to date.