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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
CONGRATULATIONS

WINNER OF THE JEAN BILSBORROW TROPHY

Ian Douglass 

NGS Upload Problems

People who played in the Pivot Teams on Thursday 30 May and/or the Point-a-Board Teams on Wednesday 5 June, will find that these sessions have not been included in their NGS grade.  For the first event, this was because our version of BridgeScorer could not produce an NGS upload for a Pivot Teams and for the second event, because NGS doesn’t accept Point-a-Board sessions.  We apologise to anyone inconvenienced by this (particularly those who had good sessions!).

Sound Issues at the Club

A few members have made us aware of difficulties with the acoustics particularly in rooms 1 and 2. We called in some experts to look at the effect of false ceilings and sound deadening materials their view was that the nature of the rooms was such that any measure of this type would have no appreciable effect. Bearing in mind that their advice results in them not making any money out of us we feel that this is honest advice and the rooms cannot be significantly improved. 

AGM Minutes

The minutes of the AGM are now available in the usual place at recent discussions it was decided to make these member only access.

If you have difficulty accessing please email bill@alston-family.co.uk

Summer Party

P.B.C.  SUMMER PARTY

Saturday 20th July. 3.0p.m.Afternoon Tea with a glass of Fizz Bridge  and Prizes.Free Raffle £12.00 per person 
e mail  or phone/text  Geraldine.geraldinerankin @hotmail.com 07901 862321Or you could simply write your name on the list at the club.
A great opportunity for newer members to come along and meet us all. 

Teams on the 4th Thursday

A reminder that as usual the 4th Thursday is teams so the next one is the 27th June You can enter as a pair teams will be arranged on the night

Please enter in advance to Terry Hines 07753 178939 or terryhines@sky.com or you can put your names on a list in the club 

 

Membership

The membership year started on the 1st April and the discount applied up to the end of June. We have however not communicated this very well so the committee have agreed to extend the discount period to the end of July.

Swiss Pairs

 The next swiss pairs is on the 20th June as always with this very popular night you need to enter in advance.

Entries please to Geraldine.

Contact details are 01257 266918 email geraldinerankin@hotmail.com

 
Summer Teams Events - 1st Wednesday in July & August

The first event of our summer festival of teams was won by Michael Tomlinson's team - Keith Ashcroft, Bob Loveridge & Nick Sutcliffe. The point-a-board teams in June was won by Bill Carr's team from Southport - Mike Fay, Neil Kenyon & Chris Brooks

Details below of forthcoming events   

Wed 3rd July                  Multiple teams                           7pm

Wed 7th August              Pivot Teams                               7pm       Prize giving & complimentary buffet

Table money                      £5/night for PBC members          £6 for visitors

The extra £1 table money for visitors will be waived for players travelling more than 15 miles.     Cash only – no tokens.

Excellent prizes (33% of entry fees) - 1st and 2nd prize for each event

Players can represent different teams in different events

Free Tea, Coffee and biscuits

ENTRIES in advance by email please to Catherine Draper.  Pay on the night.

E: catherine@acesbridgeclub.co.uk         M: 07734 053494

Purchasing Tokens

The purchasing of tokens just before a session is sometimes delaying the start of a session.

If you wish to purchase tokens please could you arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the session.

Tokens available from Maxine, Veronica, Christine, Yvonne, Don, Arthur and Rowena

 

Amending Scores

From time to time we are asked to amend scores which have been entered incorrectly.

After some discussion it has been agreed that in accordance with EBU recommendations we will do this up to 7 days after the session.

You must however obtain the opponents agreement before contacting us to alter a score.

Daytime Bridge
Daytime Bridge
Monday  Supervised play. 1.00 pm and finishes 3.30-4.00 pm.NB Continues throughout the summer. 

Wednesday Join us on Wednesday afternoon for a friendly and competitive game from12.50 - 4.00 pm Duplicate Pairs, visitors welcome, no partner required. For information contact Maxine on 01772744805.

 

Charity Status

Preston Contract Bridge Club is a registered Charity number 1161100 

Room Hire

Our spacious club room is available for hire to members to play bridge at the following rates:
For matches in official competitions involving Preston Members £10 except for the Nicko where the team plays as Preston

Non Members £30
For Ad Hoc Social Bridge £2.00 per person
Regular Bookings by negotiation

If any other groups involved in similar games feel that they would like to use our room on a regular basis we are happy to discuss this.

All enquiries to Maxine on 01772 744805 or E-mail via the contact page in the information menu.

The room MUST be booked with the secretary.
 
 
Calendar
20th June 2019
Swiss Pairs
7.15 pm
Director: Veronica
  (Partner?)
21st June 2019
No Fear Duplicate Pairs
7.15 pm
Director: Pam / Kep
  (Partner?)
24th June 2019
Assisted Social Bridge
1.00 pm
Director: Yvonne
Results
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Monday Afternoon Pairs