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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
Return to Face to Face Bridge Survey

Following the Clubs survey of members the committee have decided we will return to Face-to-Face bridge when the government allow meetings of more than six people to take place.The intention is that 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.

 

E-cat Charity Sims Kidney Research UK and British Heart Foundation 6th July

Newbury Bridge Club are hosting a heat of the E-cats  Summer Charity Sim Pairs in aid of Kidney Research UK and British Heart Foundation on our virtual club night on 6th July 2021. 

Corwen Trophy

Eleanor Rice and Stuart Strachan played as one of Hampshire & IoW’s representatives in the national  Corwen Trophy last weekend after qualifying from the Pottage Cup. They finished 3rd out of 106 pairs ( missed out on 2nd on last hand by 0.05) . The winners were the other HIWCBA pair. Well done Eleanor and Stuart!

Chiltern League Summer Teams

As we had a team in the Spring Cup Michael Drew thought some of you might be interested in the Chiltern League Summer Teams event which is  on July 7th at 7pm and will now be played on Realbridge. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Chiltern League website.

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 Roundabout  who have returned to the top and won Season 5 of Newbury Virtual Teams League,  team members: Richard Ray, Christine Ray, Gary Renolds,Andrew Ferguson and Mary Ferguson The sixth season has now started. 

final table season 5.

Teams and aliases season 6 

Fixtures season 6 June July 2021

season 6 table

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 or 20 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  the fifth Newbury Virtual Teams League 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 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. 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. 

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

Virtual Handicap two-monthly competitions

Well done to Stephen Martin who won the fourth of the virtual handicaps which ran  from 1st  March until the end of April for all Tuesday Virtual Club events. This is an individual competition similar to the old Challenge Cup. You'll find it in Competitions 2021. The handicaps used are the current ones based on NGS grades. The 5th competition May-June2021 starts this week.

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

 

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

Results
ABCOL Play Session
Newbury Virtual Club Session
ABCOL Play Session. Please be seated in Realbridge by 1010
ABCOL Play Session
Rubber Bridge (5 tables)
ABCOL Play Session
Newbury Virtual Club Session
ABCOL Play Session. Please be seated in Realbridge by 1010
ABCOL Play Session
Rubber Bridge (4 tables)
Calendar
Wed 16th Jun 2021
Rubber Bridge
7.00 pm
Director: RB
  (Reservations)
Wed 16th Jun 2021
Tutorial
14:00
Director: John Harland
Thu 17th Jun 2021
ABCOL Play Session
14.30.
Director: JRH
  (Partner?)
Fri 18th Jun 2021
Improvers
7.15
  (Partner?)
Sat 19th Jun 2021
ABCOL Play Session. Please be seated in Realbridge by 1010
10.15.
  (Reservations)
Sat 19th Jun 2021
Tutorial
14:00
Director: John Harland
Mon 21st Jun 2021
Graduates/Improvers Supervised Play
14.30
Director: JRH
  (Reservations)