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Welcome to Regis Bridge Club
Thursday morning online Bridge experiment

Whilst our Tuesday evening sessions have been well supported by a lot of our members, we recognise that some of our former regulars have not joined us. There will be many reasons for this, but we are keen to ensure that, while we are unable to meet in the same location, we keep the social aspect of the Club alive online. Accordingly, we are going to start a series of Thursday morning relaxed Bridge session specifically for current members of the Regis Bridge Club. I can confirm the sessions will run each Thursday for the period 11th March 2021 to 15th April 2021. Each session will start at 10:30 am, will consist of no more than 18 boards and last for two hours, concluding at 12:30. You do not need a partner to join us as we will pair you up with another unattached individual. You are of course allowed to play with your regular partner if you wish.

The first session will be free to play in. Subsequent sessions will cost £1.00 per player and an invoice will be raised after 15th April 2021. This will cover our costs to the software providers and is not intended as a money generating device.

Click on the link to the right  to access the session. I hope to see as many of you as can spare the time

Colin O’Hara

Bournemouth 2021 update

A number of people have been asking me what the current position is concerning Bournemouth 2021 in light of the continuing pandemic. We have been in contact with the hotel and they have reluctantly agreed that, whatever the situation is nationally concerning social distancing rules, because of the size and age profile of our group it is impractical for us to meet as planned in April and therefore Bournemouth 2021 is cancelled. Longer term, we have agreed to make a provisional booking with the Hotel for the period 29th April to 2nd May 2022. We are going to email those individuals affected by this decision and have set a date of 21st February 2021 to get in touch with them.

Regis Bridge Club re-opens for business online

Since March, we have been unable to meet together on a Tuesday evening to enjoy three hours of competitive and enjoyable Bridge in pleasant company. It looks like that will remain the position until at least March next year if we are to believe the scientific advice.

With that in mind, the committee met last Sunday observing proper social distancing and agreed that, if we cannot meet face to face then we should at least try to meet online. We are therefore joining an alliance group of local Bridge clubs involving our friends from Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes which will enable us to resume online competition on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings using the RealBridge platform. For those unfamiliar with this, please visit their website using the following link: https://realbridge.online/

If you select the FAQ menu option, this will give you advice concerning the equipment requirements to enable you to play effectively on the system

The RealBridge platform is quite easy to master as it replicates most closely the normal bidding and play at a bridge table with the major advantage that you can see and hear your bridge friends as if you were with them.

Given the interchange of players and directors at the other two clubs, we plan to share our membership lists so that a member of any of these clubs can play at the others.

To summarise, there will therefore be bridge available on Monday (LBBC), Tuesday (Regis) and Wednesday (MK).

The ethos of all 3 events will be that they are inclusive of all abilities and will be friendly and tolerant. LBBC and MKBC are both affiliated clubs and there will be Masterpoints and NGS ranking points available for the Monday and Wednesday events. Regis events will not be eligible for either of these. Directors will be drawn from each of the three clubs and will not necessarily officiate on their particular club nights.

We plan an umbrella website for our cooperative venture and will announce more details in due course. In the meantime though, we stress that the three individual clubs will keep their own identities and our activities will be overseen by the three club’s chairpersons.

There will be no charge for the first couple of events but thereafter we will charge a nominal £1.50 per session probably by monthly invoice. Regis will be pleased to host its first event on Tuesday 3rd November at 7 for 7-30 and Log in details will follow later on this email list and via our website along with a check on equipment which you might wish to use.

 

I look forward to seeing you again then.

Welcome to Regis Bridge Club

"Regis Bridge Club" is the principal duplicate bridge club in Dunstable, So named from when it first opened in "Houghton Regis", a small town on the outskirts of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. The Club has invested in the ArcScorer wireless scoring system and can provide a result on the night immediately after completion of the last board played.

Although not currently affiliated to the EBU, duplicate evenings follow the rules laid down by the governing body. You can be assured of a competitive but friendly evening playing duplicate bridge.

Daytime Bridge at Dunstable Bowls Club
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This article is designed to let members know of a service provided by our former chairman Peter Pratt, ably assisted by Lesley Howard and myself. Peter currently runs a morning Bridge Group two days a week, Monday for supervised play and Wednesday for gentle duplicate. ..........

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Notifying members when there is adverse weather
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There is currently no Club policy on how to notify members if adverse weather causes us to cancel an event night. ..........

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UNICEF Sim Pairs Tuesday 26th

I am pleased to report that the UNICEF Sim pairs event raised £229 for this worthy cause. Thank you to those who took part in support of this event

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Results
Regis Relaxed 08/04
RealBridge at Regis 06/04
Regis Relaxed 01/04
RealBridge at Regis 30/03
Regis Relaxed Pairs 25 March 2021
RealBridge at Regis 23 March 2021