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COMMITTEE
 
CHAIRMAN                               ANNE RICHARDSON
 
VICE CHAIRMAN                       MOIRA BLOOMFIELD
 
TREASURER                               PAT SHEA
 
SECRETARY/                             BERNARD SHEA          
 BUILDINGS
                            
COMMITTEE                              HAZEL POWELL     
                                           
  C. ADMINISTRATOR               SUSAN TRIGGS
 
  COMMITTEE                            JANE CAFFREY
 
  COMMITTEE                            BRIDGET WARREN
 
  DINING CLUB                          EDWINA ABBOTT
 
                   
 
 
BANK DETAILS
BANK DETAILS

ALL ONLINE GAMES ARE £2.50 PER PERSON.  IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PAID IN ADVANCE PLEASE DO SO ASAP. PAT WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN YOUR KITTY IS RUNNING LOW. WE SUGGEST £20 PER PERSON BUT IT IS UP TO YOU. OUR BANK DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

BARCLAYS BANK

SORT CODE: 20 01 96

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 03948668

AS A REFERENCE PLEASE TYPE YOUR NAME AND MEMBERSHIP NUMBER. IF YOU CANNOT PAY ONLINE OR VIA BANK CREDIT TRANSFER THEN YOU MAY SEND A CHEQUE (WITH MEMBERSHIP NO ON BACK) TO: THE TREASURER, 8 BUCKFAST CLOSE, HALE, CHESHIRE, WA15 8NB 

RENEWALS SEND £5 AND MARK REFERENCE ‘MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL’. 

XMAS PARTY PAYMENTS PLEASE REFERENCE XMAS.

 

 

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SPONSORSHIP ENDED

Our sponsorship of a guide dog puppy has now come to an end and we have been offered the opportunity to sponsor another puppy.

Would you like us to sponsor another puppy? Let me know.  
 

 

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PROFESSIONAL AND TRADES PEOPLE
PROFESSIONAL AND TRADES PEOPLE

AS A SERVICE TO OUR MEMBERS WE ARE COMPILING A LIST OF PROFESSIONALS AND TRADES PEOPLE. IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS LIST PLEASE WRITE THEM ON THE LIST ON THE NOTICEBOARD. MEMBERS' RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY.

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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

BELIEVED TO BE A MISQUOTE

BUT KEEP READING ANYWAY!

♠ Heap praise in spades

 Treasure your partner

 Friends are like diamonds

♣ Don't club your opponents

Instead of an inquest at the table

use the Play it again feature on

the hand records - it's brilliant!

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CARDS FOR SALE

We have used playing cards for sale in good condition (can be supplied with jokers) at 50p a pack. Please enquire to Pat Shea.

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Welcome to Larkhill Bridge Club
POINTS WINNER
POINTS WINNER

Congratulations to this year's winner of our Master Points Trophy Sally Duncombe with over 1000 points accumulated in 2023. 

Here is our list:

1. Sally Duncombe

2. Terry Dwyer

3. Susan Bloor

(List supplied by EBU)

 

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BRAND NEW FEATURE
BRAND NEW FEATURE

TERRY’S TIPS

Tip No 23 has been posted.

Please read it if you can before Thursday's game.
To access the tips please use our YELLOW drop down menu to the left of our webpage and click on Terry’s Tips. This will open a new window where the tips will appear on a weekly basis.  We encourage you to use the ‘like’ and ‘comment’ facility with the tips.
Terry is very happy to answer any queries or comments: td@quorndon.com


 

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(28th Aug 2023)
LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB
LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB

Welcome to Larkhill Bridge Club

We are very happy to accept new members especially those who are looking for a friendly club where they can can play online and occasionally face to face and we warmly accept people who are unfamiliar with the online game as we are happy to offer tailored help and practice with these sessions and have a director who offers advice on the technical side and has produced some excellent videos. Location is not a problem when playing online as we have members playing even when on holiday abroad.

Started in May 2010 our intention was to encourage novice players and lapsed players to join more seasoned players in taking part in friendly, duplicate bridge. 

We recommend you join us via RealBridge on Thursdays and Fridays.  We ask that you log in at 1.45pm for a prompt start. We are an affiliated club and so you can enjoy all the benefits of being a member of the EBU including issues of their magazinr always available online through ‘My EBU’ on their website or have a copy posted to you if this is your preferred option. If you have any queries please contact Anne on 0161 283 2992. 

We are renowned for our superb Christmas Party Buffets held at an attractive venue and heavily subsidized by the the club as a ‘thank you’ to our regular playing members.

Associates can register to play in our Friday Club for a small online playing fee. Full members can play in any of our sessions.

 Visitors who register are welcome to play on Fridays which we run on RealBridge and pay through our kitty system.

Visitors may play online on Thursdays for £3 provided they have completed our registration form and been accepted. Our table money for Members and Associates remains very competitive at only £2.50 per player. 

In addition to the bridge we also run a dining club so local members can socialise on a regular basis. Details can be found in the yellow drop down menu on the left hand side of our webpage.

 

 

 

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RealBridge
RealBridge

Click. HERE to go directly to our RealBridge sessions which run on Thursday and Friday at 2pm. You will need your EBU number to play.

If you have not deposited a kitty with us then you will need to do so and pay your annual playing fee of £5. Details of how to pay are on this web page.

You should join after 1:30pm and click on a seat at any table.   If your partner is logged in you sit opposite them. If playing on an ipad please ensure it is fully charged as video games use more power.

BEFORE  you play on RealBridge for the first time you should test your camera and microphone will work with the system.

Click HERE to go to the test page.

 

 

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Memberships

LARKHILL MEMBERSHIP

To apply for membership to play in any of our games the cost is £10.

If you wish to play as an Associate and only play on Fridays the annual playing fee is £5.

Please complete the form as well as sending payment to:

Larkhill Bridge Club
Barclays Bank

Sort code  20 01 96

A/C No.  03948668

Alternatively you can send cheque to The Treasurer, 8 Buckfast Close, Hale, Cheshire, WA15 8NB

Replies and enquiries to Patricia_shea@hotmail.com

We run a kitty system for table money which is £2.50 per game for members. Please find details on our website under the heading ‘Barclays’.

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UNDOS IN REALBRIDGE

 

Undos are now allowed for misclicks in bidding and play in all our tournaments

A misclick is defined as a player inadvertently clicking on the wrong card or bid or their device appearing to make the bid or play for them without them requesting it

It does NOT apply if a player makes a play and then changes their mind or if they fail to concentrate properly and click the wrong card

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Registration for Friday online tournaments

FRIDAY CLUB ONLINE - open to members and visitors

If you would like to play in Friday online tournaments please fill in the form and submit it. You only need to complete this form once (unless you change your username).

 

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ONLINE
ONLINE

LARKHILL TOURNAMENTS ONLINE  EVERY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ON REALBRIDGE AT 2PM. ENTRIES FROM 12 PM.  IF YOU HAVE NEVER REGISTERED WITH US BEFORE PLEASE DO SO BY 10 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE. IF YOU NEED A PARTNER PLEASE TRY AND CONTACT ADAM OR ANNE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE OR TAKE AN EMPTY SEAT IN THE LOBBY OPPOSITE A SPARE PLACE.

Adam has produced some very useful videos on playing online. Please see our yellow drop down menu on the left hand side of the page.

Daily EBU 9-High daily competitions on BBO 11am and 7.30pm.

MCBA TOURNAMENTS including Jack High on Wednesdays apart from last Weds of the month (Charity match).

Jack Stocken's subscription service for lessons every Monday at 9.30 am via http://www.learnbridgeonline.com

SPECIAL OFFER OF FREE TRIALS OF LESSON AND BOTH INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CHANNEL  SHORT PODCASTS.  Jack's daily podcasts (6 days a week) intermediate and advanced via http://www.yorkshirebridge.co.uk

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AGM
AGM

AT THE AGM MEETING A DECISION WAS TAKEN FOR THE CLUB TO TAKE UP THE EBU'S OFFER OF A FREE TRIAL TO AFFILIATE TO ASSESS IF THIS IS BENEFICIAL TO THE CLUB AND ITS MEMBERS.

A FURTHER RESOLUTION WAS TAKEN TO ALLOW ALL ASSOCIATES TO PLAY ON THURSDAYS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND JOIN AS FULL MEMBERS FROM 1ST JANUARY WHEN RENEWALS WILL BE DUE.

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BEST BEHAVIOUR AT BRIDGE
BEST BEHAVIOUR AT BRIDGE

* GREET OTHERS IN A FRIENDLY MANNER, PRIOR TO START OF PLAY ON EACH ROUND

* BE A GOOD "HOST" OR "GUEST" AT THE TABLE

* MAKE BRIDGE ENJOYABLE FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT CRITICIZING PARTNER OR OPPONENTS

* GIVE CREDIT WHEN OPPONENTS MAKE A GOOD BID OR PLAY

* TAKE CARE OF YOUR PERSONAL GROOMING

*  AVOID INQUESTS PARTICULARLY DUE TO THE NOISE LEVEL IT CREATES

* ENSURE THAT YOUR MOBILE PHONE IS ON SILENT

* ENJOY THE COMPANY AS WELL AS THE GAME

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CLUB PROMOTIONS
CLUB PROMOTIONS

HERE ARE OUR JANUARY 2024 PROMOTIONS

CONGRATULATIONS

 

PEGGY HASLAM DISTRICT MASTER TO COUNTY MASTER

JANE CAFFREY AND MOIRA BLOOMFIELD AREA MASTER TO DISTRICT MASTER

LESLEY WILKINSON UNRANKEDTO LOCAL MASTER

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FACE TO FACE BRIDGE
FACE TO FACE BRIDGE

MONDAY CLUB

FRIENDLY, CASUAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE IS BACK AT THE LARKHILL CENTRE!
STARTING ON MONDAY 5TH FEBRUARY, SHORT 2 HOUR SESSIONS, ARRIVE BY 12.45 PM FOR PROMPT 1PM START.

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO HELP RUN THESE SESSIONS.

 THE FIRST 2 SESSIONS ON MONDAY 5TH AND 12TH FEBRUARY WILL BE COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE  AND £2.50 THEREAFTER (No refreshments will be served during these short sessions to avoid exceeding parking time limits). 
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

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LAUNCHING SOON
LAUNCHING SOON
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SYSTEM CARD

YOU CAN NOW UPLOAD YOUR SYSTEM CARD TO REALBRIDGE AS OF 4TH JULY 2023. PLEASE SEE THE EBU WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO DO THIS.

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LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB
LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB

BEST VALUE ONLINE

BRIDGE AND STILL

ONLY £2.50 PER

PLAYER PLUS ADAM'S

BRILLIANT HAND REVIEWS

FOR MEMBERS ON

THURSDAYS 

 

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HOLIDAY
HOLIDAY

It is a long time since our last club holiday in Croatia but a few people have shown an interest in another holiday and I have received a discount offer from Mercian Bridge holidays at a hotel I have heard good reports of, the Don Pablo in Torremolinos. It is 4 star, half board, air conditioned, has heated indoor swimming pool, offers optional bowling and has disability access. They are offering several different weeks between late October 2023 and March 2024. Bookings made before early August can reserve at £200 and the discount holiday price is £555. Flights to Malaga and the short transfer are not included but could be arranged if a group went at the same time. If anyone has any interest in this holiday, please contact me. I know the area quite well and out of season it is very pleasant.

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EBU TIP OF THE MONTH

Use your EBU number and password to log into MY EBU to check your Masterpoints and NGS grading.

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CHARITIES
CHARITIES
WE HAVE RECEIVED A VERY APPRECIATIVE LETTER FROM THE BRAIN TUMOUR SOCIETY THANKING US FOR OUR £500 DONATION. 
WE HAVE NOW RAISED THE MAGNIFICENT TOTAL
OF £13,960.75 SINCE STARTING IN 2010 THANKS TO
OUR GENEROUS MEMBERS
 FOR LOCAL AND
 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
CHARITIES.
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THANK YOU
THANK YOU

Thanks once again for a free top up supply (March 2019)

A huge thank you to my son-in-law ALLAN PATERSON and 'BENDERS'

for their continuing free supply of cups.

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WELCOMING PLAYERS WITH DISABILITIES
WELCOMING PLAYERS WITH DISABILITIES
Larkhill Bridge Club will strive to assist players with disabilities by providing assistance where needed.  Please contact us through the information section if you would like advice.
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Calendar
Mon 26th February 2024
Monday Club F2F Duplicate
Larkhill Centre Timperley 1pm
Thu 29th February 2024
Thursday pairs
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Fri 1st March 2024
Friday Club
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Mon 4th March 2024
Monday Club F2F Duplicate
Larkhill Centre Timperley 1pm
Thu 7th March 2024
Thursday pairs
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Fri 8th March 2024
Friday Club
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Mon 11th March 2024
Monday Club F2F Duplicate
Larkhill Centre Timperley 1pm
Thu 14th March 2024
Thursday pairs
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Results
Friday Club
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Thursday pairs
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Monday Club F2F Duplicate
Director: Nicholas Greer
Scorer: Anne Richardson
Friday Club
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Thursday pairs
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Monday Club F2F Duplicate
Director: Nicolas
Scorer: Pat
Friday Club
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Thursday pairs
Director: Adam
Scorer: Adam
Monday Face to Face Duplicate
Director: Pat
Scorer: Pat