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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
Bob Wilkinson R.I.P.

We have just received the sad news that Bob passed away, at home, last Friday, after a long and bravely fought battle against cancer. He played Rubber at  Newbury Bridge Club where he was very popular, a true gentleman who everyone liked. Our condolences go to Noreen and the family.

Online Playing Sessions organised by NBC

There is a regular Newbury Virtual Club session on Tuesday evening at 7.15. pm. These are exclusively for Newbury Bridge Club  members and cost 3 BB$. We play 18 boards in 2 board rounds in a two-winner Mitchell with 16 minutes being allowed for each round. You can register from 5.15. If you would like to play but do not have a partner please contact djbbridge@gmail.com 

There is also a Newbury Virtual Teams League in progress. (see box below) 

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 plus various helpers at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday and  Thursday and at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday. These sessions are now on the calendar and are likely to be repeated weekly for the forseeable future. 

There is an Improvers/Graduates session on Friday at 7.15. p.m. Sometimes both groups will meet together, sometimes separately but we anticipate thre will be some movement between the two groups. We have run one taster '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. 

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

Newbury Virtual Teams

The new Teams League started on Thursday 11th June! There are 9 teams and the matches will be played over the next 9 Thursdays (each team will have  1 bye) finishing on 6th August.

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Coronavirus

All meetings of Newbury Bridge Club are cancelled until further notice (except those online!)

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Thanks to Mary Murphy who sent us this poem.

Deanwood

The date of our move is almost certain to be delayed for some time with the coronavirus situation but we will no longer meet at the Conservative Club.

Following considerable research from The Committee it has been been decided that we have only one alternative venue to relocate to on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Deanwood Park Golf Club. We have looked at many venues but no others could provide what we required. Many suitable venues were not available on the evenings we needed them. Others did not have enough parking spaces and others were too expensive. Deanwood Park Golf Club and John Bowness the General Manager have been very accommodating and are looking forward to hosting us. The Committee are aware that Deanwood is further from the centre of Newbury and are trying to coordinate lifts for members that require them.

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

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Calendar
Fri 7th Aug 2020
Improvers
7.15
  (Partner?)
Fri 7th Aug 2020
Graduates Session
7.15 pm
  (Partner?)
Sat 8th Aug 2020
ABCOL Play Session
10.30
Director: JRH/RB
  (Reservation)
Mon 10th Aug 2020
Improversí Supervised Play
Director: 14.30
  (Partner?)
Tue 11th Aug 2020
ABCOL Play Session
14.30
Director: RB/JRH
  (Partner?)
Tue 11th Aug 2020
Newbury Virtual Club Session
7.15 pm
Thu 13th Aug 2020
ABCOL Play Session
14.30.
Director: RB/JRH
  (Reservation)