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FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

Keith Healey is now running Friday afternoons as a handicapped duplicate. We are encouraging beginners and improvers to join in. We would also like more experienced players to volunteer their services and, if possible, pair up with an improver - perhaps once or twice a month. 1.30pm START.  Please contact Keith on 01782 460639

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Welcome to Newcastle-under-Lyme & District B.C.
Bridge Lessons

Bridge lessons for both Beginners and Improvers are starting from Tuesday 7th September - face-to-face at the bridge club!

Doors open from 7pm and lessons start at 7.30pm

Don't worry if you cannot make the first few weeks, we can cath you up, no problem.

To minimise covid risks we will be increasing ventilation with doors and windows being open - please wear warm clothes if you feel the cold.  In addition, please only come to the club if you are double jabbed or had a negative covid test in the last 3 days.

For more information, please contact martin.aherne@gmail.com.

Return to playing at the club

We will be running an evening session on Wednesday evening throughout August with a review at the end for how we will proceed for September.  6.45 for 7pm start, cost £3.00.

We are running afternoon sessions each Friday at 1.15 for 1.30pm start, cost £2.50

Tuesday afternoons are starting again from 14th September, 1.15 for 1.30 start, cost £2.50

Where possible with table numbers, we will run a Mitchell movement (NS sit still, EW move)

  • We will spread tables out and will open doors/windows for extra ventilation 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on entry and throughout the club
  • Take your own bidding box as you move to a new table
  • The kitchen and bar will be out of operation - if you need refreshments, please bring your own


Please only come to the club if you have had your vaccinations (or are exempt) and/or have had a negative covid test in the last 3 days
Please do not attend if you have a cough/cold/flu symptoms, even if not covid


If you need a partner, please by emailing me, martin.aherne@gmail.com and I will do what I can

Not ready to return to the club?  Don't worry, the online sessions will be continuing for a while yet.

NOTE: Covid tests are available free of charge from chemists or via this link: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

There will be Bridge available on Sunday 24 October at 6.30pm.  Please arrive and sit in good time. Thank you. 

The player link for Sunday 24 October is: https://play.realbridge.online/dd.html?p=211024123495&q=VTUbevOnBNf9

The Club would like to have and train additional Tournament Directors/Deputy Tournament Directors for RealBridge Sessions.

If you are interested please let Martin know.  His email address is below.

The cost is £2.50 per person, per session - paid via a transfer to the club's bank account - for details, please contact Martin at martin.aherne@gmail.com 

The Club is running regular weekly sessions each Sunday, starting at 6.30pm - for members and guests.  Results are posted on the Club website as soon as possible after the event (usually within minutes).  However, there are links below to previous session scores on RealBridge, if needed.

17 October 2021: https://play.realbridge.online/dd.html?p=211017121728&q=5j3kQLnaWRxg

10 October 2021: https://play.realbridge.online/dd.html?p=211010128849&q=JB4vPlSMOTv1

3 October 2021: https://play.realbridge.online/dc.html?p=211003127561&q=k3Hytzk7uv91

26 September 2021: https://play.realbridge.online/dc.html?p=210926126179&q=eLFCeuk9aMqz

Online Virtual Bridge Club

We are running an online virtual club session every Tuesday at 18:30, on BBO - https://www.bridgebase.com

Please contact Martin if you would like to join us (martin.aherne@gmail.com) and have not played with us before. 

If you have played with us previously, just register to play on the day, anytime from 16:30 to 18:15

We are running a Zoom meeting, aimed at the beginners and improvers but anyone can join, to discuss the interesting hands from the evening.

Starting at 9pm or shortly after (as soon as the BBO session ends), here are the details to join:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2569613221?pwd=bk51MG1qRzljWmsvK0ZCNDBqRXVGdz09

Meeting ID: 256 961 3221
Passcode: ncbc123

CLUB PREMISES
CLUB PREMISES
Newcastle Bridge Club
Newcastle Bridge Club

Newcastle B.C. was founded in 1950.

The current premises is a single storey building owned by the members.

Hot drinks are available from the kitchen and soft drinks from the bar.

Partner broker is Paul (01782 619560).



Results
Sunday Evening Pairs
Director: Keith
Scorer: john bridge
Director: MA
Scorer: john bridge