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Welcome to Malton Bridge Club
Thursday Afternoon Sessions Resume
Thursday Afternoon Sessions Resume

The Club's "Gentle Duplicate Bridge" sessions restart on Thursday 10th October at 2 p.m..  All are welcome, however much or little experience they have.  No partner is needed and help and advice are available on all aspects of the game.  Just turn up at the St Mary's Community Centre in Old Malton on any Thursday or for more information contact the Club Secretary (see 'Information' and 'Committee').

2019 AGM

28 members attended the 64th Annual General Meeting of the Club on Wednesday 25th September.  Officers appointed for the new season were:

Chair:  Rob Ashdown

Secretary:  Richard Hilton

Treasurer:  Philip Mason

Vice-Chair:  Tricia Pearce

Garforth Success
Garforth Success

The Malton foursome of Philip Mason, Rob Ashdown, Mike and Annette Jackson were the winning team in this year's Garforth Swiss Teams event on 22nd September.

Malton BC goes electronic!
Malton BC goes electronic!

The club now uses Bridgemates to score its weekly sessions, with results immediately available at the end of play.  It also now has its own card-dealing machine.  These developments have only been possible through a significant grant from the YCBA.

Malton Cup
Malton Cup

Congratulations to David Waxman, Dominic Rayner, Richard Pike and Alan Hayward, the winners of the event this year,

Results are below.

Goodall Trophy
Goodall Trophy

In 1983 George Goodall denoted a trophy to be awarded to the player with the best average position after qualifying in all of the club's five competitions.  This year there were 18 such qualifiers, the highest number for sixteen years, and there was a three-way tie for the trophy between Madge Allison, Derek Fox and Richard Hilton (see 'Competitions').

Welcome

Malton Bridge Club is a small, friendly club with, currently, fewer than 50 members.  The membership spans the full range of experience and expertise, all enjoying and benefitting from playing together in a congenial atmosphere.

There are two distinct parts to the club’s playing season.  From October to early May on Wednesday evenings there is a programme of four different seven-session pairs competitions and one two-session teams-of-four competition, though non-qualifying or visiting pairs are also very welcome to attend.  Over the same period there are also Thursday afternoon sessions for players to enjoy a more relaxed, social game, with help and advice available and a partner guaranteed.

From May to September the club is only open on Wednesday evenings, with a ‘host’ system operating so that partners do not need to be pre-arranged.  In this period many members play with a variety of different partners, providing a good opportunity for experience to be shared, systems to be developed and new partnerships to be formed.  Results are handicapped and an individual winner is declared at the end but there is no strong competitive element and this is a time when many Thursday afternoon players gain the confidence to compete on Wednesdays.

The club enters two teams-of-eight in the Yorkshire League and organises two open events: a multiple teams event played in June for the Malton Cup and a pairs competition in November, restricted to non-expert pairs, for the Ryedale Cup. 

Calendar
23rd October 2019
Positional Pairs
24th October 2019
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
2.00 pm
27th October 2019
Yorkshire League fixtures
Results
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: RH
Scorer: RH
Championship Pairs
Director: RH
Scorer: RH
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Director: RH
Scorer: RH