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These are hard times and we hope our members will come through the next weeks/months safely, their own health and wellbeing intact as well as those of their loved ones.

While face to face bridge has temporarily disappeared, opportunities for online are not lacking. London clubs (currently YCWoodberry BC and London Duplicate Bridge Club) and the EBU offer 'online duplicate' with reduced table money (and membership fee where relevant) and NGS, master points etc.

Individual club proprieters like Ned Paul are also setting up games on BBO.

Check out:

https://www.ebu.co.uk

https://www.ebu.co.uk/online

Hope to see you back at the bridge table soon!

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In Memoriam - Yvonne Slattery

We are sorry to inform you of the death of yet another club member and friend - Yvonne Slattery. Yvonne passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Wednesday 9th September, at the age of 75. She had been married to Mike for 52 years. Our sincere condolences to him and their family on their sad loss.

 

In Memoriam - Robert Appleby

We are sad to inform members of the death of Robert Appleby, on Thursday 27th. August 2020. at the age of 86. He had been in hospital for ten days, during which, he was sadly not allowed visitors.

Robert started playing bridge in the eighties at the evening classes which formed part of Wandsworth borough's adult education programme. He was a regular member of our club for over eleven years, seen every Wednesday and Friday except for brief holidays to visit his family in the West Country or go on bridge holidays abroad. Charming and gentle with a wicked sense of humour he was equally popular with his partners and opponents. I am sure he will be a big loss to the club and the world of bridge in South London. Our thoughts are with his family in their loss.

We'll let you know funeral arrangements when we receive them.

Invitation from Woodberry BC to our Members

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   mac.2wftf@blueyonder.co.uk  for further information.

Welcome to the Lavender Bridge Club

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  andrewstimson@yahoo.com

 

In Memoriam - Grafton Edwards

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:

 

In Memoriam - Gopalaswamy Rangarajan

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. 

Invitation from the Monday Club Battersea

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the club cannot host face to face bridge for a while. BUT you are invited to play at the Monday Club:

The Monday Club runs sessions of 18 boards at 7pm every Monday. Match pointed pairs scoring will be in use.

 Initially, 8 minutes will be allowed per board, but that may be reduced to 7 minutes if 8 proves to be too long.

 Anyone wishing to play will have to open an account with Bridge Base Online (BBO) and get a user name. They will also have to buy BBO dollars, which can be done on the BBO website (cheapest option). The table money is BBO $4. Before playing for the first time, please contact Marcia (marciam@talktalk.net)  and give her your BBO user name and EBU number. You will need to join with a partner or rent a robot for BBO $0.25.

Further details of how to join, play on BBO etc. (inc. videos) on https://www.bridgewebs.com/monday2/ 

Contact the club if you need further help.

 

 

Congratulations!
Congratulations!

Friday's Winners  

Martin Baker & John Hunter

Malcolm Morris & Susi Behrmann

Wednesday's winners

Mahmoud Sadek & Ivan Ruben

Carol Regulski & Chris Watkinson

 

Calendar
30th Sep 2020
Club Duplicate
York Gardens Community Centre 12 noon
Director: Andrew Stimson
Scorer: Andrew Stimson
Host: Charles Moore
Dealer: Andrew Stimson
2nd Oct 2020
Club Duplicate
York Gardens Community Centre 1 pm
Director: Andrew Stimson
Scorer: Andrew Stimson
Host: Charles Dixon
Dealer: Andrew Stimson
7th Oct 2020
Club Duplicate
York Gardens Community Centre 12 noon
Director: Andrew Stimson
Scorer: Andrew Stimson
Host: Charles Moore
Dealer: Andrew Stimson
Results
Club Duplicate
Director: Andrew Stimson
Scorer: Andrew Stimson
Dealer: Andrew Stimson
Club Duplicate
Director: Andrew Stimson
Scorer: Andrew Stimson
Dealer: Andrew Stimson
Club Duplicate
Director: Andrew Stimson
Scorer: Andrew Stimson
Dealer: Andrew Stimson