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'Play it again'

Have you yet tried the 'Play it Again' feature available on this website via the Results Pages?  Click on your name in the Rankings List to view your Scorecard. Then in the board list on the right of the screen, select the board of interest and click on 'Play it Again'.  From the comfort of your own home, you can see how you could / should have made that slam!

Welcome to Mountnessing BC
Coronavirus

FOLLOWING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM HM GOVERNMENT, THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. A GREAT SHAME, BUT NECESSARY AS PART OF OUR COLLECTIVE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. 

The Committee has considered instituting on-line bridge, but - as previously reported to members - consider that most members attend the Club at least in part for the social interaction. There are, of course, Essex clubs, and the EBU itself, who offer on-line bridge. The opportunities are listed on the Essex and EBU websites. 

Club member Cath Fox has had an excellent article on bridge during Covid-19, naturally focusing on the blossoming of the on-line game, published on 26th July in the Sunday Express magazine: Read it here!

Last updated : 3rd Aug 2020 21:43 BST
Hands of the Week

For the entertainment of Members during the period when the Club is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a new page contains a growing selection of hands that have been played at the club, or elsewhere by club members. They have had any previous analysis revised and represented and a new commentary added. There is the opportunity to discuss them - and all manner of other things - on our popular WhatsApp Group Mountnessing BC. Hands are being added weekly. 

See the menu item to the left or Click here.

Monday 3rd August - what may be the final hand in the series - from September 2008 - submitted by Alaric with his usual commentary. A warning to tread gingerly on misfit hands. 

As noted previously, Club members who have favourite hands from the past - or from recent on-line experience - that they would be willing to share with other members are encouraged to help Alaric out by sending them to him for future publication. We have now run out of material. 

Last updated : 3rd Aug 2020 21:37 BST
Annual Ladder Awards 2019/20

The "season" finished a couple of weeks early, so the two year-long ladder awards are now decided:

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who supported the Club throughout the year. 

Click on the Trophy names to see the detailed ladders. 

Last updated : 27th Mar 2020 21:34 GMT
Our Club in brief...
Our Club in brief...

We are a friendly medium sized (usually 8 - 12 tables) bridge club that meets every Thursday evening at Mountnessing Village Hall to play duplicate bridge.  Play starts at 7.30pm and pairs should arrive at 07:15: if you arrive unannounced after 7.25 you may not get a game. The club uses wireless scoring and computer-dealt boards.   Visitors and players with limited experience are always welcome, but note that you do need to have arranged a partner in advance as we do not currently operate a 'host' system.

Last updated : 13th Mar 2020 18:10 GMT
Margaret Curtis

We are sorry to announce the recent death of Margaret Curtis.  She died peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness. 

Margaret was a very prominent member of Mountnessing Bridge Club for many years, and, indeed, one of the Club's trophies is awarded in her name. She frequently represented the Club in the Essex Invitational Teams events, and has contributed significantly to the Club's successes in those events.  She will be sadly missed by everyone at the Club.

More widely, Margaret was even better known for her contributions to the administration of the Essex Contract Bridge Association, for which body she was the Honorary Secretary for 55 years, and for her involvement as a senior contributor to the governance of the English Bridge Union. She was presented with the EBU's highly prestigious Gold Award for her services to English Bridge in 2000. 

Details of funeral arrangements will be made known to anyone who would like to attend. Our thoughts at this sad time are with her family and close friends.

Click here for Margaret's biography on the EBU Website. 

Last updated : 27th Mar 2020 21:33 GMT
Find a partner scheme

If you are looking for a partner, you have three basic options:

  • Log in to the Members' Area where you can view current contact details for all members, and you can optionally send email(s) to players of interest to you (see the panel below about 'Accessing the Members' Area if necessary); or
  • Use the on-line partner matching service available through this website (see the panel below about 'Accessing the Members' Area if necessary); the advantage of this method is that your request is posted immediately though the disadvantage is that you may need to wait for other players to see the post; or
  • Send an email to mountCM15@gmail.com. This action will result in an email being sent to potential partners, though there could be a delay as such action triggers a manual process.
Last updated : 13th Feb 2019 09:44 GMT
Accessing the (password protected) Membership Area

If you have not already done so, please click on the 'Membership' menu item, then follow the instructions.  Enter your email address as your 'name' and then press 'Forgotten Password'.  You will then receive an email with a password that will enable you to log into the membership area.  NB You MUST use the email address by which the club recognises you, e.g., the one to which Secretary sends you club-related messages.  Once you have registered on the system in this way, you will be able to log into the membership area, where several services are open to you:

  • You can view the current club membership list, on which you can find your 'Club ID', which serves as your personal 'short-code' for the wireless scoring system. 
  • You can also register that you are seeking a partner.  Note that in the Calendar summary to the right of this pane, if you spot the message Partner? then it means that at least one potential partner is available;  if you spot the message Bookings then it means that at least one partnership has been arranged - but there could be another partner available.  Click on the Partner? or Bookings message to reveal details.
  • You can also access documents that are restricted to club members, such as, the agenda and papers for the Club's AGM
Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:53 BST
New to Bridge?

If you want to learn to play Bridge, we have two suggestions:

  • Some of our individual members do offer private learning and development opportunities.  If you are interested, send us a message via the 'Contact Us' link, which is accessible through the left hand menu
  • On the 'Useful Links' page you will find a link to a commercial on-line Bridge Learning experience
Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:53 BST
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The latest Player of the Month - for the sadly-coronavirus-truncated March 2020 - is Peter Oake. Click the box heading for the results. A complete historical record of past winners can be found here.

Message for Club Members

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Calendar
6th August 2020
Pairs - CANCELLED
7.15 for 7.30
13th August 2020
Pairs - CANCELLED
7.15 for 7.30
20th August 2020
Pairs - CANCELLED
7.15 for 7.30
27th August 2020
Pairs - CANCELLED
7.15 for 7.30
Results
Pairs
Director: Alaric
Scorer: BridgePals
Charity Sim Pairs in aid of RNLI
Director: Val
Scorer: BridgePals
Pairs
Director: Joan
Scorer: BridgePals