Please note that the Emergency Phone Number is no longer in use.
If you notice a scoring error, please notify the NBC Directors. by midday on the day following the event at the latest. Note that any correction must be authorised by the TD from the event and agreed by the opposition. Scores entered at the table will have been entered by one pair and accepted by the other so subsequent correction isn't mandatory.
We meet twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, at Newent Community School,on Watery Lane in Newent.
Play starts at 7p.m. on both evenings. We would ask you to be seated by 6:50 p.m. to give the Directors time to arrange the movement and still start on time.
Wednesday is the competitive evening and Friday has two duplicate sessions with Gentle Bridge playing fewer boards and no Masterpoints awarded. This session is where students are introduced gently to the format of duplicate bridge at the end of their lessons, and Standard Acol conventions are played.
Visitors are welcome, but may not win one of our trophies, and are invited to join the club after visiting 3 times in one club year.
Lessons for beginners and those wanting to take up the game of bridge after a long absence will be starting again in September. See the Learn to Play Bridge option from the Menu for more details. If you have any friends or relatives who would like to learn to play, or who have played in the past and would like to start again, then please get in touch with me, Janet Dowdle, on 01989 770949 or 07770 738861 or by email at email@example.com.
We now have 2 duplicate sessions on Friday evenings, one for the more competitive players with Masterpoints being awarded, and the other, Gentle Bridge, for those members and visitors who want to play a more social game of bridge. This latter session started as a mechanism for last years students to start playing in a Duplicate with limited number of boards and advice and guidance available if they got stuck. Other people have now joined the sessions, both members of the club and visitors who will join the club in September. We play 15- 20 boards per session using standard ACOL (with a few simple variations) and Masterpoints are not awarded. It has been decided to extend the invitation to play in the Gentle Bridge session to all our members, and any other friends they feel might enjoy playing in such a session. As this session is hosted there is no need to bring your own partner.
All hands are created and dealt using a Duplimate dealing system.
A printed hand record is available at the end of every session and also available with the result.
Scoring is completed electronically at the table via BridgeMates.
The result is available as soon as the session is completed.
Gloucestershire Contract Bridge Association produce bi-monthly newsletters containing information about bridge in the county, and a few "interesting' facts about bridge. These can be found on the GCBA website by clicking on the title above.