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5 Star Master: Roly Harris
1 Star Master: Christopher Dee, Linda Wilson
County Master: Tony Winship
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The Woodberry Bridge club (WBC) have an online,18 Board, EBU affiliated, pairs competition (called Pairs Woodberry Bridge Club) every Tuesday evening on Bridge Base on line at 7.30pm (registration taking place from about 6.30pm up to about 7.20pm) . The "table" money is currently BBO$ 4 per session. Any Lavender Club member who would like to play in the WBC pairs as a WBC visitor is very welcome. Visitors can play three times without having to be a WBC member (and if they enjoy the sessions, can, if they wish, apply to be a WBC member). A host system is operated, so any partnerless player is guaranteed a game.
In order for the director to be able to identify a Lavender Club visitor registering to play in the WBC pairs for the first time, on logging onto BBO, the visitor should send a private BBO message to the Tournament Director - chat username vEBU201685 - and he/she can then take details of the individual's name, BBO name and EBU number.
Please email Mary Carter firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the club will remain closed for the present. We will be keeping a close watch on the situation with a view to resuming our sessions as soon as possible.
We are sad to report to members the death of Soni Mukerji on 3rd. June. Soni was passionate about bridge. She first started playing in India before moving to Britain in the 1970s. She played for many years at Lavender Bridge Club often with Irene Peters who sadly died last year at the age of 103. Soni worked in administration at BOAC, but also made saris with a friend for the luxury market. She lived in sheltered accomodation in Brooke Green but was taken for a short time to a hospice where she died very peacefully.
She will be very much missed by her family and friends. Our thoughts are with her family.
If you are interested in playing duplicate bridge and reside in the London area then why not join Lavender Bridge Club. We play each and every week on Wednesday and Friday afternoons (excluding bank holidays) and there are plenty of EBU points up for grabs. Any questions?
Phone Andrew on 020 8767 3886 OR 07940 354 203
Alternatively e-mail email@example.com
It is with great sadness that we inform members of the recent death of Grafton. He has been seen in the bridge circuit for over half a century, and will be known to our members from the old Young Chelsea days when he was host and a lively presence at the Barkston Gardens venue. He started playing at the Lavender about 20 years ago and was a regular attendee. Always pleasant and courteous he was an asset to the club and will be missed.
There was another side to him - funky music, clubs and dancing, which members may not know about. These details can be found in an article (1999) in the Guardian:
We are very sorry to inform you that another member of our club, Gopalaswamy Rangarajan - popularly known as 'Ranji', passed away on Wednesday morning (March 4). He was a keen bridge player and a regular attendee at several clubs over many decades; the Young Chelsea at Barkston Gardens, the French Club (Club De Bridge Des Francais de Grande Bretagne), Lavender BC, Wimbledon and Richmond, not to mention bridge congresses in London and the home counties. In fact, he was last seen at the bridge table on the Friday before his death and gave a very good account of himself as shown by the results.
Quiet, friendly and always ready to discuss bridge hands, politics and philosophy, he was a popular presence at the bridge table. Our thoughts are with Bhuma and their two sons in their sad loss.
We await further details and will keep members informed.
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