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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

TUESDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS – Intermediate A and B Pairs

TUESDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm DOWNSTAIRS - Open Pairs

WEDNESDAY: 1.20pm for 1.30pm DOWNSTAIRS – Novice, Intermediate B and Intermediate A especially if playing with a junior player.  KMBC No Fear Bidding System applies which is in the menu aboveNo 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.  

FRIDAY: 1.35pm for 1.45pm DOWNSTAIRS – Intermediate A and B Pairs. This session is primarily for Intermediate A and B players; however it is permissible for a Senior player to participate if they are partnering an Intermediate player. No partner necessary.

SATURDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm DOWNSTAIRS – Open Pairs

Disabled Parking Bay
Disabled Parking Bay

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

Welcome to Kelvin Malone BC
Zandra Stalker

I have received the very sad news that Zandra passed away peacefully in her sleep a few days ago, she was just short of her 95th birthday.

All of us who played bridge on Friday afternoons will remember Zandra with affection.  She was a charming lady, always pleasant with a great sense of fun.  If was a pleasure to play against Zandra, an accurate declarer and an astute defender.  We will all miss her when we eventually return to Club bridge.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.

Norma Irwin.

bridge etiquette

BBO ETIQUETTE

It seems we will be playing our bridge on line for some time yet so I'm just giving you a reminder about what is expected of us at the table.  

On arrival give a greeting and a brief description of your system.  You can use " Chat Manager" to do this and it saves typing each time.  Do contact me if you need any help with this.  

Full marks to the partners who use " Hi, w4B". It says it all. "Weak NT, 4 card majors and Benji 2s"!!  Don't forget a " thanks" at the end of the round, even if it hurts to say it!

Also as a wide range of players support our Clubs we do not consider Psychic Bids appropriate at our weekly tournaments.

Keep playing and keep safe.

Norma Irwin

ONLINE COMPETITIONS NIBU

NORTHERN PAIRS SUN 11th April 11- 5.30 BBO $10

 

 

MEMBERS' SUCCESSES

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

MID ULSTER PAIRS

1: DEAN BRADLEY & WILLIAM DUKELOW

3: BILL SCOTT & Ronnie Morrow

 

ROBB CUP

N/S 2 LIBBY PALLIN & HILARY WARNOCK: 3 HEATHER MCKEE & JOANNE BOYD

E/W 1 ALAN & CATHERINE MCKAY 2 ELEANOR JONES & TREVOR POLLEN

Mackinnon Cup
The Mackinnon Cup final was won by Rex Anderson & Brian McDowell, Ian Lindsay & Robin Burns. Runners up were – Bill Scott & Ronnie Morrow, Ken Hawtin & Maureen Murray.

Kelvin Cup
In a very tight match, the Kelvin Cup was won by Ian Lindsay & Robin Burns, Diane Greenwood & Michael O’Kane. By 1 IMP (143/142), they  Alan Sharp & Brian McDowell, Michael McFaul & Neill Cauwood.

NORTH DOWN INTERMEDIATE CHALLENGE

2nd N/S BRENDA CLINGEN & CHRISTINE ADAMS

3rd N/S DIANA PATTERSON & GERRY HENRY

NORTHERN IRELAND PAIRS

2nd ANNE FITZPATRICK & HAROLD CURRAN

3rd JOHN FERGUSON & IAN HAMILTON

NIBU BELFAST SWISS PAIRS

OPEN:  1st HELEN HALL & WILLIAM DUKELOW

INTERMEDIATE: DIANA PATTERSON & GERRY HENRY

EAST DOWN PAIRS

2nd JOAN BAIRD & BARBARA EWART

3rd BILL SCOTT & DREW LINDSAY

NIBU AUTUMN CONGRESS

MIXED PAIRS : 4th NORMA IRWIN & DAVID LEEMAN

INTER B PAIRS : 2nd VALERIE RUSSELL & CHRISTINE CLEGG

CONGRESS PAIRS: 3rd SAM HALL & IAN HAMILTON

SWISS TEAMS: 3rd ANNE FITZPATRICK & HAROLD CURRAN, John Murchan & Ruth Connolly

SUBSCRIPTIONS

REMINDER

 This is a brief reminder that your £30 fee can be paid either by bank transfer. Ac number 65481758, sort code 089299. Or by cheque, made out to Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre and posted to 20, Heron Road, BT3 9LE.

Thank you, we do need your support.

Norma Irwin

JUMBO 8 GRID

JUMBO 8 CLUES

Answers to derekfcannell@gmail.com

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

NIBU COMPETITIONS

NIBU are running three online tournaments
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7pm and will run under  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

RECYCLING

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

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

 

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.  FROM 13TH MAY 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. 

      Do not park at Viioni

At the end of the session ...
At the end of the session ...
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. 

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.

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.

Looking for a Bridge Partner?

 

Join our WhatsApp group: contact Roberta Madill 07918701755

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

Tuesday Contact: Rosemary Tel: 028 90666739 / 07759390967

Saturday Contact: Dymphna either by text or phone Tel: 077 4207 2111 

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

 

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.

Scoring for future internal team events will use Scorebridge
Results
#17799 Pairs Balmoral/Kelvin Northern Ireland Open
#18617 Pairs Kelvin & Malone Saturday Open Pairs
#94776 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
#99603 Pairs KMBC ( Dunmurry ) Thursday Pairs
#86784 Pairs KelvinNIOpen/Balmoral
#77260 Pairs Kelvin & Malone Tuesday Open Pairs
#68243 Pairs Balmoral/Kelvin Northern Ireland Open