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£0 per 100 local points.  Note: Only MPs for vNIBU141 sessions will be sent to NIBU.

WHAT'S ON EACH WEEK @ KMBC
WHAT'S ON EACH WEEK @ KMBC

At KM we welcome and attempt to cater for all ranks of bridge players.  To this end the format of our weekly sessions is outlined below.

SEATING TIMES IN RED ARE TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC SCORING 

MONDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS - Open Pairs

WEDNESDAY: 1.20pm for 1.30pm DOWNSTAIRS  Friendly game, all levels welcome. No partner necessary.

TD Colin Jeffries 07946 301661

FRIDAY: 9.50 am for 10.00am UPSTAIRS – Intermediate B and Novice Pairs.  KMBC No Fear Bidding System applies which is in the menu above. No partner necessary.  

 

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Disabled Parking Bay
Disabled Parking Bay

We have a dedicated disabled car parking bay.  Please leave it free for those who need it.

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Welcome to Kelvin Malone BC
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Kelvin Malone is open for F2F bridge on:  

Monday evenings (7.20 for 7.30pm) Open 
Wednesday afternoons (1.20 for 1.30 pm) Open:  no partner needed 
Friday mornings Novices, Inter A/B (9.50 for 10.00 am)  no partner needed  

Please do come along and support your Club.  As numbers playing F2F build up then we will be able to offer more sessions.

Some restrictions will remain in place.

  • Wash or sanitise hands frequently.
  • Wear a mask at the table if requested.
  • Only touch your own cards.
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REFRESHER SESSION FOR PLAYERS AND TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS

Refresher Course on the Rules for Players and Tournament Directors

 

Alan Hill is running a refresher course on the rules on Sunday 28th August at 2.30pm.The venue is Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre. The course is open to everyone at all levels but maybe of particular help to both current and those who would like to be tournament directors. As we return to face to face bridge many of us have forgotten about leads out of turn & revokes etc while playing online. Alan intends going over all the basic situations and will be happy to answer questions.

If you are hoping to attend please let Alan know at clubanddiamond@yahoo.co.uk

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NIBU sessions on BBO

NIBU are running two online tournaments
Thursday at 7pm -
vNIBU128 

Sunday at 7pm - vNIBU136

The entry fee will be $2 per person 

Click on  “Competitive” then on “All tournaments” and search for vNIBU to locate tournament.

Results of the NIBU Tournaments can be viewed in the Results Calendar NIBU website

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ONLINE BRIDGE CLASSES

Online Classes for Beginners, Novices & Improvers

Tuesday Morning/ Evening Beginners Tuesday Afternoon Novices
Thursday Morning Improvers
Run by Hilary and John Ferguson

These online classes are still running and further information will be provided when there are likely to be live bridge classes.

You will need to have a computer/laptop /tablet with a webcam microphone also a reasonable internet connection.

We will use zoom(zoom.com) for group teaching, maximum 8 people in each group, and friendly learning where you can ask questions and contribute.

There will be emailed notes and quizzes.
We will use bridgebaseonline for real time supervised play sessions. If you would like further information about the bridge classes 
please get in touch either by email h_ferguson31@hotmail.com or telephone 07713241694

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KMBC club sessions on BBO

Our club sessions on BBO are Tuesdays & Saturdays @ 7.15 pm.  Registration from 5.15 pm, 2$. Look for  vNIBU141

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. If you have been playing in Balmoral/Kelvin tournaments you will already be on our list.  If not you would need to enrol with either 

Joan at joan.baird@outlook.com or Norma at jnirwin@yahoo.co.uk  

support your club  smiley

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FREE TOURNAMENTS ON BBO

FREE TOURNAMENTS balmoral/kelvin : Mon 2pm; Wed 2pm; Thurs 2pm; Sat 2pm courtesy of ROBERTA MADILL

Register with your partner on BBO from 12 noon on the day. Then be online at least 10 minutes before the start time. Be sure to enter the competitive section.To play you will need to join the Kelvin & Malone WhatsApp group - contact Roberta Madill on 07918701755

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USING BBO

Are you thinking of playing online @ BBO ?  Would you like some tips on using BBO ?  Here is a link to a very useful Youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MldFbBdea90

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RECYCLING

 Neither Belfast nor Castlereagh Councils recycle paper or polystyrene cups......

But you can do your bit !!!  Please consider bringing your own

 

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PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

DAYTIME BRIDGE - CAR PARKING

 

KMBC members & visitors: please ensure you do NOT park in the parking bays of adjacent

properties that have tenants.   YOU MAY BE CLAMPED

  We have 12 bays clearly marked"KMBC" including the disabled parking bay; if they are full, please park either adjacent to Belfast Operatic Company's premises or use other spaces outside unoccupied units. 

     

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At the end of the session ...
At the end of the session ...
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Club Rule - Seating Positions at the Table

Members and Visitors are reminded of the following rule:

At ALL Club sessions, prior to the playing of the first board, the tossing of a coin or drawing of lots will determine the NS & EW seating positions if one pair requests it.  Tournament Directors, players who for health reasons prefer to sit or move and those who can’t use the electronic scorers are exempt from this rule and get their choice. 

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Barrier Details and Instructions Update – Sainsbury’s Gate Entrance
Barrier Details and Instructions Update – Sainsbury’s Gate Entrance

The Harbour Estate gate at Sainsbury’s (Tillysburn) is now controlled by automatic entrance and exit barriers from approximately 21.00 to 06.00 (Monday to Saturday) and all day Sunday.  If you come to the barrier and it is down drive up to the barrier, stop beside the pedestal, and present your Belfast Harbour plastic pass to the panel with a key on it and the barrier will then magically rise!  If you haven't got a pass press the intercom button and wait for a reply; state that you are coming from or going to Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre and the barrier will then magically rise!

In the event of a problem ring the Belfast Harbour Police on 028 9055 3000 and they will sort it out.

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Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre

Is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity.

Company Registration No: NI 615888.  Charity Registration No: NIC101823.

Address and Registered Office: Harbour View Unit A1, Sydenham Business Park, 20 Heron Road, Belfast BT3 9LE.

The Club is affiliated to the Northern Ireland Bridge Union.

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Looking for a Bridge Partner?

 

Join our WhatsApp group: contact Roberta Madill 07918701755

Monday Contact: Sam Tel: 028 9079 5706 or 077 6158 3438

Partners aren't needed for Wednesday and Friday Inter sessions; just come along

 

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Cup Matches/Meetings

Please do not arrange Cup matches or meetings for a Tuesday night or a Friday morning - there are club sessions in both rooms and we cannot guarantee we would have free tables.

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Scoring for future internal team events will use Scorebridge
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Results
#15216 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
Monday PM F2F
Director: sj
Scorer: drl
#8487 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
#11603 Pairs KMBC Saturday Evening Club Session
Director: NI
Scorer: NI
Wed F2F 3rd Aug
Director: CJ
Scorer: CJ
#95354 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen