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Welcome to North Cardiff Bridge Club
Back again after 18 months!

 

Friday afternoon sessions have restarted at Bethany after a gap of some 18 months.

It was lovely to see so many people once again able to meet and play 'live' bridge together.

 

Friday Afternoon Operating Procedures

We were delighted to restart 'live' Bridge on the afternoon of 3rd September.

In order to comply with Welsh Government guidelines and Best Practice protocols on Covid-19 mitigation a few adjustments have been made to our previous operating procedures.

  • Upon arrival your temperature will be taken utilising non-contact techniques; if it is outside the prescribed range you will be asked to return home and seek medical advice.
  • Contact details will be checked to confirm they are accurate. If we do not have your mobile telephone number or email address then please let us know them.
  • Single use plastic gloves and face masks will be available for anyone who desires them but does not have their own. Hand sanitising equipment will be provided at strategic locations.
  • Unless exempt, we request you wear a mask within the premises and be especially careful when switching tables between rounds, using the facilities, etc.
  • For the time being the popular mid-session Tea & Coffee service is suspended, although it will return fairly soon in slightly modified form, until then feel free to bring your own hot or cold drink.
  • We will continue to pause for a short break of 10 -15 minutes around half-way through the afternoon session.
  • You should consider wearing warmer clothing as an enhanced ventilation regime will operate in line with guidance for indoor events.
  • A copy of our recently updated Risk Assessment will be available for inspection.

Any the above may be subject to future alteration depending on changes in legislation or our own operating experience so do keep checking here where important notices are posted first.

We look forward to seeing you again; meantime take care and stay safe.

 

THREE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  1. Friday Afternoon Bridge.
    This will recommence at 1:30pm on 03 September in Bethany Church Hall.
    The format will be similar to before; see above for any significant changes.
    You might like to let your usual partner and friends know in case they have not read this message as we really are looking forward to seeing everyone again and hope you are too!

     

  1. Autumn 2021 Bridge Weekend.
    We are delighted to be able to tell you the Autumn 2021 Weekend will take place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October at our usual venue; the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen.
    Booking forms are now available from Dorothy on Friday afternoons or you can ask for one to be sent by post in which case you must either call Dorothy on 02920 616559 or email your request to northcardiffbridgeclub@gmail.com


     
  2. Christmas Party.
    Put the date in your diary now – its Friday 17 December starting at 1:00pm.
    Your usual sweet and savoury favourites will be available and as always David will prepare the sandwiches.

 

North Cardiff Bridge Club Yesterday and Today

 

Some 20 years ago a group who together started learning the game of Bridge decided to enhance their new found skill by meeting at each other’s houses to play a few hands whilst enjoying tea, cake, and conversation.

Word spread; others soon asked if they could join in and before long numbers had started to outgrow the capacity of some homes, so discussion turned to the idea of hiring a local hall one afternoon a week and playing there.

The concept was one of people enjoying their Bridge in a sociable manner, without any of the pressure some felt when attending events at more traditional venues. 

This remains as true today as it did then; our friendly welcoming and inclusive atmosphere often being cited as the main reason people come along for their Friday afternoon game.

Initially meetings were held at the Memorial Hall in the village of Rhiwbina but for a variety of reasons a decision was made to relocate and for many years now the Club has met at Bethany Baptist Church Hall, the location of which can be viewed on this map.

Duplicate Bridge is played from 1:30 - 4:15pm on Friday afternoons; those attending are encouraged to arrive by 1:20pm in order to facilitate smooth running of the event.

Half way through each session we break for refreshments when everyone gets the chance to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

If you are considering visiting don’t worry about coming on your own. We operate a ‘Host System’ so you are sure of a game as someone will always be available to partner you.

There is no obligation other than to turn up and enjoy an afternoon in the company of fellow players; some good, some average, some trying hard, so pop in and see how you get on and rest assured we will make you more than welcome!

 

Autumn Bridge Weekend

If you want to come on the weekend from 22-24 October then book now.
As in the past we are once again at the
Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen.
Numbers this year are limited but we still have places available so don't delay too long!

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