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!
The EBU has recently updated its policy statement, which also applies to Mountnessing Bridge Club, please.
With grateful thanks to Theo Todman, the vast bulk of the old original website is available once again as an Archive record. It includes a host of things, including the results back as far as Spring 2006, old statistical summaries, old news items, various guidance documents, plus some sample convention cards that were intended for use primarily by 'scratch' partnerships. Click on this panel to be redirected to the old website (opens in a new window).
We are a friendly medium sized (10-14 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.
Congratulations are in order to club members John Sutcliffe & Chris Mehahey who, in a field littered with International players, finished 10th in the EBU's Summer Congress Championship Pairs Event in Eastbourne. Furthermore, this performance was achieved despite a car-breakdown en route, resulting in a substitute pair standing in for the first match and securing a 16-4 defeat on their behalf!
Please click on this box to be taken to the final rankings for the event.
It has always been the case that the Club has purchased stocks of single-use cups in bulk. The current stocks are running low, and that situation has led to a renewed discussion within the committee as to whether their use should be continued.
A decision has been reached not to purchase any more plastic cups, but instead to ask members to bring their own ceramic cups / mugs – a practice that is already followed by other clubs and some individual players.
The motives are three-fold:
Convenience: it takes a small amount of time at the start of the evening to set out the the cups and holders, but, worse, it takes much more time to clear away the cups that are often left ‘scattered’ all around the hall at the end of the evening. Additionally, quite often we fill the waste sack in the kitchen with used cups, and we are then expected to take it round to the disposal bin at the back of the hall.
Cost: even buying in bulk, the cost adds up, and those costs increase over time.
The ‘Green Agenda’: in fairness, this is something of a token effort, but ‘every little helps’ as one of the Supermarket chains proclaims
Current stocks of single-use cups will expire in about three weeks from now, so please get into the habit of bringing your own with immediate effect. Some members already do so. Please remember to wash your cup and take it home afterwards.
Thanks for your co-operation.
The Club held a heat of the Kidney Research Simultaneous Pairs on July 11th. National rankings and additional copies of the Commentary Document will be available by clicking on this box.
The Mountnessing Bridge Club website is based on the Bridgewebs facility - an approach that has been adopted by the vast majority of Clubs nationally. Unfortunately, scammers have spotted an opportunity whereby they masquerade as one committee member and attempt to get a second committee member to authorise a fraudulent payment from Club funds. We wish to assure all members that the committee is 'on the ball' and that no such payments have ever been made by this Club. However, we have been the target of an attempted fraud.
To make life a bit more difficult for would-be scammers, the 'Committee' page on this website is now set as 'Members only', so to access it you will be asked for your Members' Area username (typically your email address) and your personalised password. If you have not already registered for access to the Members' area, please follow the instructions that you will be given when you try to access a "members only" page.
The joint Players of the Month for July were Les Curtis & David Piper. A complete historical record of past winners can be found under the 'Current Ladder Tables' link to the left.
Membership renewals for 2019/20 are now open. Please click on this box to download an application form. Membership costs £15 per year.
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If you are looking for a partner, you have three basic options:
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:
Please click the heading above to open a 'Search' box.
If you want to learn to play Bridge, we have two suggestions: