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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
MEMBERS' SUCCESSES

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEMBERS

NORTH DOWN PAIRS

1: Kathleen Cassidy & NORMA IRWIN 

2: BILL SCOTT & Ronnie Morrow

NORTH DOWN INTER A/B PAIRS

1: ROMAINE CURRAN & LYNDA HORNER

3: HEATHER BOOTH & PENNY MONTGOMERY

NI PAIRS

1: IAN HAMILTON & JOHN FERGUSON

3: DIANE GREENWOOD & David Greenwood

LADY MILNE TRIALS

1: SANDIE MILLERSHIP & Mary Kelly-Rogers

2: NORMA IRWIN & KATHLEEN CASSIDY

3: CLARE WATSON & HEATHER HILL

BELFAST PAIRS

WINNERS: SANDIE MILLERSHIP & Anne Hassan

2nd BILL SCOTT & DREW LINDSAY

MR MONTY HANDICAPPED PAIRS

WINNERS :  GEORGE HARPER & JOHN FORSYTHE

TELTSCHER TRIALS

Teltscher Trophy 2022

This event will be played at La Mon over the weekend of  May 20th-22nd 2022

The NIBU will be holding midweek trials to select a team over the periods February 1st-3rd 2022

Precise timings will depend on the number of entries received.

Trial Details
Entry is open to anyone who has attained the age of 62 during the calendar year 2021.

Interested players should have a minimum of 40 red points OR a combined total of 100 red points for the partnership. However, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the organisers for those who do not meet the criteria.

Entry Details
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday January 23rd 2022.
Entries to:  Michael McFaul at mjmcfaul@gmail.com
Entry Fee:  £45 per player, payable by each individual at time of entry. No exceptions will be permitted. 
Payment to: NIBU account:  Sort code 980140
Account 15029055
Reference ‘Teltscher trial’

Late entries will only be accepted at the discretion of the organisers if it facilitates the movement.

This notice will be posted on the website and also sent to every affiliated club.

Michael McFaul
Hon. Secretary

 

Pausing of Reopening F2F Bridge

Because of the rampant Omicron Covid variant we have decided to pause our reopening, which was scheduled for this week, until Monday 24th January .  We will review this date in a fortnight or so and publish our decision then.  Sorry about this but the safety of our members and friends comes first.

A New Year Message from Norma Irwin

A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR to all our MEMBERS and FRIENDS.

Hopefully this year we will see life returning to normal.

A very big thanks must go to all the TDs who have kept us sane by running our events during the past 2 years.  

To Roberta and Mary for your work setting up and covering our afternoon sessions,

To our team of 4 TDs who have set up and covered the KM evening sessions,

To all who have TD - ed and supported our F2F sessions,

We thank you most sincerely.

We will all meet again soon!

Norma Irwin

KMBC 12 Grid.pdf

KMBC 12 CLUES.pdf  CORRECTION 32 ACROSS SHOULD READ TAPS 

 

Answers to derekfcannell@gmail.com

F2F Bridge Sessions at KMBC

The following sessions are being held:

Monday evening (7.30 pm)

Wednesday afternoon (1.30 pm)

Friday morning (10 am)

Our priority is the health and safety of our members and we are following government regulations and guidelines. In compliance with these we have prepared a Risk Assessment (click on RA in left hand column to read it), and are taking all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus. Along with all standard Covid restrictions we have put additional ones in place:

● Only members will be able to play and you must have received two doses of a COVID19 vaccine.

● Tables will be socially distanced and there will be a maximum of 12 tables.

● Masks will be required when moving around the building (and when playing if asked to do so by another player at the table)

● Each player will use the same bidding box for the entire evening.

● Windows will be kept open to allow for as much ventilation as possible so please be sure to wear warm clothing!

● No refreshments will be available with the exception of tap water though you may bring your own drinks if you so wish.

Places must be booked (preferably in pairs) and seats will be allocated on arrival. Single players can book and will be informed if a partner is available prior to the session. To book a place please contact Norma

Tel - 028 90614 177

Mob - 074 0272 3600

Email - jnirwin@yahoo.co.uk

Bookings need to be made at least 12 hours before the session.  Should there not be enough players booked for two tables the session will be cancelled.

Please be sure you bring the exact table money as no change will be given.

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

NIBU COMPETITIONS

NI TEAMS SUN 30TH JAN. ENTRIES CLOSE SAT 29TH JAN. SEE NIBU WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF ALL COMPETIONS

PROVINCIAL MIXED PAIRS FEB 5TH 

ROBB CUP. INTER B & NOVICE PAIRS FEB 14TH

INTERMEDIATE PAIRS FEB 23RD

NI MIXED PAIRS FEB 27TH

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

ONLINE BRIDGE CLASSES

New Online Classes for Beginners, Novices & Improvers

Tuesday Morning/ Evening Beginners

Tuesday Afternoon Novices

Thursday Morning Improvers

Run by Hilary and John Ferguson

 

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


 

JUNIOR BRIDGE

Junior Bridge – Note from Norman Lacey

‘I run an online Junior Bridge Club on a Friday night that combines tuition and play on Realbridge. If you know of any young people, age 12+ years, who might be interested in learning bridge, please get in touch with me.‘
Norman Lacey
07825683434

Youthbridge.ni@mail.com

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

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

NIBU sessions on BBO

NIBU are running two online tournaments
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
#60397 Pairs K & M Tuesday Open 7.15 P.M.
#56479 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
#46079 Pairs Balmoral/Kelvinmalone
#48751 Pairs K & M Saturday Open 7.15
#33416 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
#37145 Pairs KMBC( Dunmurry ) Thursday Pairs
#28142 Pairs Balmoral/Kelvin Northern Ireland Open