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Welcome to Norfolk and Norwich Bridge Club
Roger Amey
Roger Amey

We are sad to report that Roger Amey died peacefully at home with his family on Saturday 28 September.

Roger was an outstanding player and was heavily involved in the Norfolk County Bridge community, being awarded the prestigious EBU's Silver Award for services to bridge in 2017.  Roger was a member of three bridge clubs, including this club where he had been a member and committee member for many years. 

There will be a memorial service at 2.30pm in Gresham's Chapel, Holt on Tuesday 29 October. David Hitcham, a long time friend of the Amey family, will be saying a few words on behalf of all bridge players.

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Autumn League

Our Autumn League for teams of 4 started on Friday 20th September with 28 teams in play, the most we have seen for a number of years. Indeed there have been very few club or County sessions on this scale for quite some time.
To see more photos click here: League Pics.pdf

We are grateful to the Noverre NDS team's effort in encouraging more players to enter.

The league is structured into 4 divisions, each of 7 teams.  We shall be playing once a month for 4 months and, after promotions or relegations, a further 4 months in 2020.

All standards are welcome and you don't need to be a member of our club to enter a team. The cost is £48 per team which covers all four months. 

If you would like further information, please contact
Paul Darby (phdarby@btinternet.com or 01953 860336).

Autumn League
Charity Collection

Our Charity Event on 16th August raised £68 for the Altzheimer's Society.

Cross-IMP (X-IMP) Scoring

We run the Butler Trophy competition and a few other events with X-IMP scoring. For a short explanation, have a look at this document (if you disagree with it let me know!). Examination of a Brown Trophy session results will provide a good example. Click here: X-IMP Scoring

Allwood-Wharton Cup

 

Congratulations to the Norfolk and Norwich Club's team who won the trophy on Sunday 1 September 2019. The team members were: Karen Blacklock & Tom Melvin, John Dennis & Paul Darby, Mike Sabberton & Chris Mallon, and Maureen Kimbley & Bogdan Drobny. With 122 VPs, our team was 25 VPs ahead of the runners up Wymondham and District's B team. Sadly(?) no photo appears to have been taken of the winners.

 

EBU Blue and White Books 2019

The EBU has just published the latest versions of the Blue Book and the White Book.  The former is the Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings – in other words permitted conventions and systems.  The latter is subtitled “Technical Matters” and is an adjunct to The Laws including interpretation of the laws and more general guidance for TDs, organisers, scorers etc.

Both booklets are available for download from the EBU web site.  Neither is exactly suitable for light reading but both include important information.

Find a Partner

Tom Melvin, our secretary, is running the Find a Partner service.  If you are in need of a partner, please send him an email: t.m.melvin@uea.ac.uk and he will circulate the membership.

Convention Cards

Would partnerships please remember that they should always have fully completed convention cards, available for their oponents to see.

This notice is not aimed at scratch partnerships.

Reserves for the League

League teams are sometimes in need of a reserve, but the captains are unsure of who they can ask to play.  To assist in this, we are now putting on the website: underneath where the teams are listed, those players who are prepared to be a reserve. 

If you are not registered in a specific team and you would be prepared to play as a reserve, would you please email Stuart (eaton42a@hotmail.com) with your preferred phone number and your details will be listed.

 

Chief Tournament Director and Responsibilities

Peter Cotes has kindly agreed to be our Chief Tournament Director (07494 597772).

The Chief Tournament Director is responsible for organising the TD rota and for arranging suitable appeals committees as and when needed.

Results
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Howell (2)
Houston Trophy (Mixed teams)
Calendar
Fri 25th Oct 2019
Brown Trophy (2)
Willow Centre
7.00pm (seated by 6.55)
Director: John Dennis
Scorer: Alan Hourd
Fri 1st Nov 2019
Howell (3)
Willow Centre
7.00pm (seated by 6.55)
Director: Peter Cotes
Scorer: Imogen La Chapelle
Fri 8th Nov 2019
Children in Need Sims
Willow Centre
7.00pm (seated by 6.55)
Director: John/Maggs Pyner
Scorer: Paul Darby
Fri 15th Nov 2019
League (3)
Willow Centre
7.00pm (seated by 6.55)
Director: All
Scorer: Neil Tracey
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
Brown Trophy (3)
Willow Centre
7.00pm (seated by 6.55)
Director: John Dennis
Scorer: Alan Hourd
Fri 29th Nov 2019
Howell (4)
Willow Centre
7.00pm (seated by 6.55)
Director: John/Maggs Pyner
Scorer: Imogen La Chapelle