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Come and visit us at St Walburge's Gardens, Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QJ. Phone 01772 720060.We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced.The premises are easily accessed and have ample car parking.

Welcome to Preston Contract Bridge Club

THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN

The club held its first session last night (Monday 6th Sept)with 4+1/2 tables.

The next session is Wednesday afternoon starting at 1p.m.(please arrive by 12.50)

SUPERVISED PLAY WILL START  NEXT Tuesday, 14th September at 7p.m.

If you want our club to survive we need people to attend these sessions so PLEASE TRY TO COME whenever you can

Online Bridge Results

Just a reminder that as from 1st September online bridge results are on the Lancashire Pages Link is below

Lancashire Contract Bridge Association

Online Bridge For All

Preston Bridge Club is part of the new Lancashire Online Partnership (LOP) which will take over from the highly popular BPS.

Sessions are provided for all abilities so it really is Online Bridge for all from the Beginner or Social player up to the experts.

If you were not previously registered with BPS you will need to register to play. More details on our LOP pages here:

Lancashire Online Partnership

 

CLUB RE-OPENING
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE
 
We are re-opening the club on MONDAY 6th SEPTEMBER. - ALL WELCOME.
 
Initially, we will be playing twice a week in person. The 1st. session will be at a new start time of 7:00pm. (Please be at the club for 6:50, to give the director time to set up the movement.) 
 
Please note that you do not need a partner for this session. We will pair up members whose partners are not yet ready to come back to F2F. Hopefully some new/temporary partnerships will come into fruition until things settle down.
 
The other session will be our normal Wednesday session starting at 1:00pm. (Please be at the club for12:50 to enable the session to be set up and start on time.) You do not need a partner as we will run our normal host system.
 
The kitchen will be available to provide drinks but no biscuits will be on sale initially.
 
We are hoping to start our Tuesday evening "Assisted Play" in mid September. (Keep an eye on the club website for the start date.)
 
Mask/visor wearing will be left to individual choice.
 
Payment will be made via your personal club account ( all members have one ) Check the website or ask a committee member for details if unsure.
( If you do not have an internet banking capability do not worry, speak to the TD about payment, which will be accepted in cash.)
 
You will need your EBU number to log into the session NOT YOUR CLUB NO. A list will be available in the club for those who do not remember their number.
 
We will be redeeming tokens via your club account. Bring your tokens to a session and a member of the Token Team will collect them from you and ask you to initial a record of their return ( as you did for purchase ) and £3 per token will be credited to your account. If you are one of the few without an internet capability, we will organise a refund by arrangement. 
 
Our Friday evening online session will continue for the next few months and all THE MENTIONED sessions will be reviewed before December.
 
Please support your club by attending sessions and we would love to hear from volunteers to help with the managing of Covid measures.
 
We look forward to seeing you all again over the next and  coming months.
 
Christine ( Chair)
 
Please see our website for details of ongoing "ONLINE SESSIONS"
 

 

Bolton Bridge Club 75th Anniversary Congress
The 75th anniversary Bolton Congress will be held on 4th/5th September on BBO.
Championship Pairs 2 x 22 boards on Saturday 11am - 5pm.
Championship Teams 7 x 6-boards on Sunday 11am - 5pm
Full details and entries at 
Catherine Draper monthly seminars - summer break

CATHERINE DRAPER MONTHLY SEMINARS

There will be a summer break in July, August and September and the next seminar will be on Tuesday 19 October at 09:30.

Membership

Membership emails have been sent out here is the text of the email slightly amended due to a follow up email

To all members

You will have read in the recent newsletter that memberships are due on the 1st April 2021 and that we have decided to charge different amounts this year due to extraordinary circumstances.  here is an extract from the newsletter

All memberships expire on the 31st March 2021 and as we expect to open the club sometime this year we would like everyone to renew their membership. The club will only be open for a part of the year so we are asking for a membership fee of £10, however some people are registered with us to play online bridge either through BPS or in Preston events. We will be asking for an additional 5.00 for online bridge.

The process is that your account will be debited on the 1st April £10 around the same time I will be debiting all accounts of online players with the additional £5.00.

If you do not intend to rejoin it would be of great help if you could email me and let me know.

All payments will need to be made via the club's new account system see the members accounts page on our website or full notes are here

Payment Procedures

If you have any questions or problems please email me at bill@alston-family.co.uk

Bill

Online Bridge at Preston Bridge Club
Online Bridge at Preston Bridge Club

Online Bridge for Preston Bridge Club Members

Preston Bridge Club (PBC) provides a comprehensive programme of online bridge.  We offer sessions on BBO and RealBridge and some of these are specifically for Beginners and NGS 10 and under.  Most of these sessions are played jointly with Bolton and Southport through a partnership called BPS Online.  This means that all these sessions have sufficient tables to ensure a proper match-point competition.

To see the current schedule of sessions – click HERE

To find out everything you need to know about playing online bridge with PBC go to the green menu on the left hand side of the Homepage and select

All about Online Bridge

Charity Status

Preston Contract Bridge Club is a registered charity No. 1161100

ROOM HIRE

Our spacious club rooms are available for hire to play bridge at the following rates

Matches Involving Preston Members £10

Unless representing Preston such as in the NICKO when it is free

Non Members £30

Ad hoc Bridge £2-00 per player

Regular Bookings by negotiations

Hire for similar games etc by negotiation

Whether free or not the room must be booked with the secretary contact Maxine on 01772 744805 or email whalley.m@sky.com

ROOM HIRE
Calendar
19th September 2021
LOP Open
2.00 pm
20th September 2021
LOP Open
7.00 pm
20th September 2021
Bridge at Club
At Club
6.50 for 7.00 pm
Results
Preston RealBridge
Monday Evening Pairs
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