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County Events & Local Charity Events

If you're interested in what might be going on outside the club go to County Calendar / Events on the menu to find out what events are being run by Berks & Bucks, Hants/ IoW, and the Chiltern League. Also see Local Charity bridge Events.

Convention Cards

A reminder from the  directors: If you are playing anything but very basic ACOL you and your partner both require the same printed convention card available for perusal by your opponents. The easiest way to achieve this is to download a card from the EBU by clicking  HERE  You can then modify it to your own system. If you are unable to download one for any reason there are also now some blank convention cards in the cupboard in the playing room.

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Online NBC Bridge Sessions now on calendar
Tuesday at Deanwood and ABC at Chieveley will be F2F only for the next 4 weeks.

Each F2F session will be restricted to those that have registered to play and have been double jabbed. There will be no requirement to wear masks but the club will provide face shields for members who want to wear them. Hand sanitizers will be provided and you will retain your bidding box for the session. Cards and other equipment will be sanitized before and after each event. You must not attend if you have Covid type symptoms. 
Newbury Face to Face guide (click to view) 

The Deanwood session will be run as a F2F event. The cost will be £2 but won't be collected at the table. You'll be billed for it.
Please register  for these events  and state who your partner is.
Tuesday at Deanwood and ABC at Chieveley will be F2F only for the next 4 weeks (in September) To compensate those of you who feel you can still only play online there will ABCOL sessions on Monday afternoons during September.
Please look at the Club Calendar on the Club website for details of other events.
David Barratt      01488 71793     djbbridge@gmail.com

Return to Face to Face Bridge Survey

Following the Club's survey of members the committee have decided  the club will run one session of Face-to-Face bridge for each of the following sectors  (a) Competitive (b) Social (ABC) (c) Improver and (d) Rubber.We will also run online sessions for each of these sectors.The committee minutes and the summary and results of the survey are posted under the f2f tab in Members Only.

Are you interested in playing bridge?

If you would (a) be interested in learning how to play bridge

or (b) you know the basics but would like to polish up your knowledge

or (c) you would just like to play some bridge.

please contact: either Richard Bungey at  richard.bungey@gmail.com or John Harland at  johnharland@ntlworld.com

Newbury Virtual Teams

Congratulations to Exiles who won Season 6 of Newbury Virtual Teams League,  Team members: Eileen Barratt, Nicola Foster, Chris Doyle, Brian Medhurst and Bill Wells. The seventh season is now in progress.

Final table  season 6

Teams and aliases  Aug-Sept 2021.pdf

Aug-Sept 2021 matches (season 7).pdf

Table season 7

Online Playing Sessions organised by NBC

For September at least there is no Newbury Virtual Club session on Tuesday evening as we are playing F2F at Deanwood, but the seventh Newbury Virtual Teams League on Thursdays is in progress. (see box above) 

The online ABCOL playing sessions which are now well established are aimed at ABC/Improvers  plus anyone else who would like to join in. The new Graduates have also begun to to play in these. They are being run by John Harland and Richard Bungey plus various helpers at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday  and at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday.  There is now F2F bridge at Chieveley at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday and the Thursday ABCOL session has ben discontinued. 

There is an Improvers/Graduates session on Friday at 7.15. p.m. On the last Friday of the month there is a 'Relaxed Virtual Club' session (no Zoom) for the Improvers,

There is also a supervised play session on Monday at 2.30. p.m. where hands are discussed immediately after they are bid and played which is open to all. 

To help us with the organisation please book in for the above ABCOL sessions either as a pair or as an individual seeking a partner. 

Most recently there is now a Minibridge session on Monday evenings.

For more information please contact johnharland@ntlworld ,or richard.bungey@gmail.com

Virtual Handicap two-monthly competitions

Well done to John Foster who won the sixth and last of the virtual handicaps which ran  from 1st  July  until the end of August for all Tuesday Virtual Club events. This is an individual competition similar to the old Challenge Cup. You'll find it in Competitions 2021.

Rubber Bridge

The Rubber Bridge sessions on Wednesday evenings are now well established and proving increasingly popular. 
The level of technology required to join in is very low and Richard and John are very keen to assist anyone wanting help to get started.
If you are interested in getting involved or want to know more, please contact Richard or John even if you are unable to play on Wednesdays, but would like to join if other days became available. Non-members are welcome to come along for free “taster” sessions, but will be asked to join the club by paying the club subscription if they enjoy it and want to continue in the longer term. Please note, that as we are not actually meeting face to face, we are unable to provide prizes!

Contact:   richard.bungey@gmail.com     johnharland@ntlworld.com

 

Members' Area

Club Members can access the Members' Area by clicking on the 'Members Only' link above this box. If you have any difficulty email brianmedhurst@hotmail.co.uk

Results
ABCOL Play Session
F2F Deanwood
ABCOL Play Session
ABCOL Play Session. Please be seated in Realbridge by 1010
Improvers
ABC at Chieveley
Rubber Bridge (4 tables)
ABCOL Play Session
F2F Deanwood
ABCOL Play Session
Calendar
Wed 22nd Sep 2021
Rubber Bridge
7.00 pm
Director: RB
  (Partner?)
Thu 23rd Sep 2021
ABC at Chieveley
13.30
Director: JRH
  (Partner?)
Fri 24th Sep 2021
Improvers Relaxed Virtual Club Session
7.15
  (Reservations)
Sat 25th Sep 2021
ABCOL Play Session. Please be seated in Realbridge by 1010
10.15.
  (Reservations)
Mon 27th Sep 2021
Graduates/Improvers Supervised Play
14.30
Director: JRH
  (Reservations)
Mon 27th Sep 2021
Minibridge
7 pm
  (Reservations)
Mon 27th Sep 2021
ABCOL Play Session
14.30
Director: RB
  (Reservations)