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COMMITTEE
 
CHAIRMAN                        ANNE RICHARDSON
 
VICE CHAIRMAN                CHRIS EMBURY
 
TREASURER.                       PAT SHEA
 
CHIEF DIRECTOR              MOIRA BLOOMFIELD
             
DIRECTOR.                        PAUL WEST
 
DIRECTOR.                        HAZEL POWELL
 
DIRECTOR.                       JOHN BEATTIE
 
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR/
SECRETARY                        SUSAN TRIGGS
 
SEMINAR
CO-ORDINATOR                 PAT CHOULARTON
 
FRIDAY CLUB
ORGANIZER AND
BUILDINGS
CO-ORDINATOR.                     BERNARD SHEA
 
DUPLIMATOR.                   BRIDGET WARREN
 
ADMINISTRATOR.             JANE CAFFREY
 
ADMINISTRATOR             CARMEL WILLIAMS
 
 
NOTICES
NOTICES

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.- YELLOW BADGE PARKING ONLY ON LARKHILL CAR PARK. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CENTRE BEFORE 12.30 ON THURSDAYS OR 12.45 ON FRIDAYS (EVEN IF THE DOORS ARE OPEN).

 

 

 
CAR PARKING
CAR PARKING

Only limited car parking can be allowed on the small Larkhill Centre car park due to the requirements for access for emergency vehicles.  I would urge members to use the large free public car park adjacent to the centre which from January 2016 has a 3 hour time limit with no return within the hour. There are some spaces for blue badge holders near to the path leading to the centre.  PARKING AT THE CENTRE IS FOR COMMITTEE WITH HEAVY ITEMS AND BLUE BADGE HOLDERS WITH VERY LIMITED WALKING ABILITY. There is another free car park at the Scout Hall just through the lights on the left going in the direction of Timperley Station.

 
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.

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.

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!

THE HOLIDAY BRIDGE CLUB
THE HOLIDAY BRIDGE CLUB
Larkhill Bridge Club is now a member of the Holiday Bridge Club. Points awarded to members each week can be accumulated and the vouchers given used as a discount on bridge holidays in both the UK and overseas. Further details will be available at the club or visit the website: 
www.bridgeoverseas.co.uk
Brochures available
 
 
Welcome to Larkhill Bridge Club
Adrienne Stone

R.I.P.

We are very sorry to announce the death of one of our members Adrienne Stone. 

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE
BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

THERE IS A SPECIAL OFFER TO BRIDGE CLUBS WHICH WE HAVE JOINED TO ANYONE FROM OUR CLUB WHO JOINS BRIDGE CLUB LIVE. WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN AND WE CAN GET OUR CLUB STARTED AGAIN WITH ONLINE BRIDGE.

   
Bridgemate App
Bridgemate App

The Bridgemate App is now now up and running and can be downloaded from Google Playstore to your mobile. Ask for membership to Larkhill Bridge Club and I will verify your application.

COVID-19

A MEMBER OF OUR BRIDGE CLUB WHO PLAYED ON FRIDAY 13TH MARCH AND WHO PLAYED AT TRAFFORD, BOWDON AND ALTRINCHAM DURING THE WEEK HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS. CONSEQUENTLY WE HAVE CLOSED THE BRIDGE CLUB FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AND REQUESTED A DEEP CLEAN OF THE CENTRE. WE URGE ANY MEMBERS WHO WERE PRESENT ON FRIDAY TO TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AND WISH YOU ALL WELL.  

WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?
WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?

LESSONS FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS JOHN BEATTIE'S LESSONS ARE CONTINUING AT THE HUB IN ALTRINCHAM FRIDAYS 1 TO 3 PM. PLEASE RING 0161 283 2374 BEFORE ATTENDING.

MARK GOMME IS STARTING LESSONS FOR BOWDON BRIDGE CLUB AT THE JUBILEE ROOMS ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS. ASK ANNE FIR DETAILS.

HELP NEEDED
HELP NEEDED

Due to illness we have lost one of our most experienced scorers and urgently need help. We plan to split the scoring and directing between two people at each session. We urgently need people with some computer knowledge to set up the scoring programme on our new laptop and we need directors who have some experience in the game but who perhaps don't want to use the computer. Every assistance will be given. Please seriously consider whether you would be willing to give this a try.

Phone Anne 0161 283 2992. 

THANK YOU

The sum of £148.59 was raided for Marie Curie at the Christmas Party. Along with our donation of the auditors'fee this makes our total donation £348.59. Thank you so much.

WE RECOMMEND
WE RECOMMEND

 

 

LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB
LARKHILL BRIDGE CLUB

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

During the coming year the committee has already planned to feature several competitions and keep you informed of developments through our website, schedule of events and occasional newsletters. We also offer bridge holidays for our members and friends.

Membership is currently at capacity for play on Thursdays (members only)but we offer play at our Friday Club sessions to non members.  If you do not bring a partner, we may be able assist but we do not operate a host system so please arrive 15 minutes before commencement of play or use the 'Find a Partner' feature on the website. You may find you have to play with a caller. Visitors may attend our Friday sessions as posted on the website. Occasionally there is no Friday session due to bookings for the National Blood Transfusion Service.

We play every Thursday afternoon asking members to be seated by 12.45 for play to commence promptly at 12.50pm. Please see the 'Information' section for further details.

The Larkhill Centre is a modern venue, all on one floor and adjacent to the Thorley Lane free car park (3 hour time limit) and also has its own small car park which we respectfully ask you to leave for Blue Badge holders.

 

WARNING
WARNING

RECENTLY WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL INSTANCES OF PROBLEMS WITH THE RESULTS BECAUSE OF CARELESSNESS.

POINT ONE. NORTH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOARDS AND THE ORIENTATION MUST NOT BE CHANGED TO MAKE ROOM FOR DUMMY ON THE TABLE.

POINT TWO. WHEN CLAIMING PLEASE SHOW YOUR LINE OF PLAY WITHOUT RELEASING THE CARDS FROM YOUR HAND.

POINT THREE. REMEMBER TO COUNT YOUR CARDS.

POINT FOUR. EAST (OR WEST) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING THE SCORES HAVE BEEN ENTERED CORRECTLY.

 NOT OBSERVING THESE GUIDELINES CAN SERIOUSLY AFFECT YOUR RESULT.

 

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

BIG PARTY POSTPONED
BIG PARTY POSTPONED

SAVE THE DATE for a celebratory party on Sunday 3rd May 2020. Afternoon Tea and Grand Charity Event with ticket raffle and games! Professional entertainer, quiz and Bridge Bingo 2pm to 5.30 pm. Open to all members and Friday club players. Tickets £5.

NEW BRIDGE HOLIDAY
NEW BRIDGE HOLIDAY

Full board at the Marina Playa Hotel, Mojácar with drinks at evening meal included. There is late afternoon bridge before evening meal at 8pm leaving you time to enjoy the hotel's entertainment programme or the various activities such as whist, poker with prizes or quizzes. Bowling available and golf course only 50 yards away. There are 4 swimming pools and a Wellness Centre.  The hotel has great accessibility and is a short journey from the airport.  

A new bridge holiday at a special price for Larkhill members with a different format which I think will appeal to our members is available for 7 or 14 days from 20th or 27th September. 

Teacher Training

Would you like to become a bridge teacher. Stretford Bridge Club are running a Club Bridge Teacher course at the end of February. The cost is £175. Contact me if interested. 0161 283 2992 

CHARITIES
CHARITIES
WE HAVE NOW RAISED THE MAGNIFICENT TOTAL
OF £10,700 SINCE STARTING IN 2010 THANKS TO
OUR GENEROUS MEMBERS
 FOR LOCAL AND
 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
CHARITIES.
CORRECT MONEY
CORRECT MONEY

PLEASE BRING THE CORRECT MONEY WITH YOU (NO SHRAPNEL OR FOREIGN COINS!)

MR BRIDGE MAGAZINE
MR BRIDGE MAGAZINE

Following the renewal of the club insurance we have been given the gift of a monthly copy of 'Mr Bridge magazine'. This will be available for members to read at the club and if there is a sit out table it will be placed there.

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.

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.
Calendar
Thu 2nd April 2020
Director: Paul West
Scorer: Pam Hegarty
Fri 3rd April 2020
Thu 16th April 2020
Director: Hazel Powell
Scorer: Moira Bloomfield
Fri 17th April 2020
Thu 23rd April 2020
Director: Paul West
Scorer: Mel Megitt
Fri 24th April 2020
Thu 30th April 2020
Director: Moira Bloomfield
Scorer: Pam Hegarty
Fri 1st May 2020
Results
Friday Club
Director: Adam Wiseberg
Scorer: Susan Triggs
Director: Hazel Powell
Scorer: Susan Triggs
Friday Club
Director: Suzanne Beckett
Scorer: Suzanne Beckett
Director: Moira
Scorer: Pat Shea
Friday Club
Director: Suzanne Beckett
Scorer: Susan Triggs
Director: Moira Bloomfield
Scorer: Susan Triggs
Friday club
Director: Suzanne Beckett
Scorer: Susan Triggs
Director: Hazel
Scorer: Susan Triggs
Director: bern
Scorer: Susan Triggs