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In accordance with Government Guidelines regarding COVID-15( Coronavirus) there will  be no Bridge at Cookhill Village Hall  or  Feckenham until further notice

Welcome to Ridgeway Bridge Club
Welcome message from The Chairman & Committee and On Line Bridge

 News Flash - BCL are proposing to provide clubs with the ability to run their normal bridge sessions on-line - see news page

We do hope that you and your families are safe and well, and that you are managing to come through these unusual times.  

News  Flash - BCL changes that will enable to run Ridgeway Club sessioms on-line

Face to Face Bridge - We are missing seeing you at the face to face bridge and look forward to being able to start up again, although at the moment it is uncertain when this will be.  You may have read that a few bridge clubs in the country are looking at trying to restart face to face bridge, although those that had planned to so have now put the date back.  We have decided that the time is not yet right to start face to face bridge, even for those who are not shielding and we are going to wait a few more weeks and then plan on phoning members to see what people's views are about restarting face to face bridge.  We look forward to speaking to you in the not too distant future.
Online BridgeA number of us are playing on line - if you have not started playing on line, but would like to and need help to get going please do get in touch either via e  mail or phone, and we can help you to get started and play some hands with you to get you going.  There are two main platforms: -
 
a)BCL which a number of us have joined and which you pay to join - you can try for 50 days free at present.  BCL is a club where you always play with people whether in the social bridge room, or in one of their tournaments - which is like a club.
b) BBO which is a free site if you only play socially; this site allows you to play with people or with robots!  I think you do pay if you choose to play with robots most of or all of the time, and you pay for some competitions.  It tells you if you are going somewhere you need to pay, so you can then choose if you go or not.
 
If you want to try but would like some help to get going then do contact - Yvette   - on 01905 381995/07581 531371 or yvettewaide@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                            or - Duncan - on 07522 763858 or duncanholman@yahoo.com 
and we will support you getting started.
 
EBU - You may receive a request from the EBU to pay a subscription to them - they are trying to raise money because they are not receiving their normal income with Clubs not playing.  As an RBC member we pay to the EBU every time you play, and you should not need to pay this subscription too.
 
With best wishes and hoping to see you soon,
 
Yvette and the Committee
 
Club Venues

We are a friendly club with 3 duplicate sessions a week.

Visitors are welcome and may attend up to 6 sessions each year before being required to submit a membership application.

Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon sessions are usually 5 - 9 tables.

Our Thursday morning session is much smaller and offers a slightly more gentle experience with only about 3 - 5 tables.  Usually only 20 boards are played at this session so it is very relaxed whilst still competitive.  This is an ideal session for the bridge player wanting to try out duplicate bridge. 

Monday and Wednesday sessions are held at Cookhill Village Hall, whilst Thursday is held at Feckenham Village Hall. Refreshments are included within the table money which is £3 and £4 for visitors

We will be holding  a Ridgeway trophy  competition each year

There is a Host Rota provided for Mondays and Wednesdays but not Thursdays, Bank Holidays or Competition Nights 

Cookhill Village Hall has a large private car park and there is an adjacent free  car park at  Feckenham Village Hall

We are affiliated to the EBU( English Bridge Union)  and the WCBA( Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association)

Please see our information pages for more details and who to contact if you would like to know more.

We look forward to seeing you!

Telephone David or Joan on 01527 452556 if you would like further information.

Note See Directions and map on left hand margin under information  for Cookhill Village hall

Feckenham Village  Hall is situated in the High Street. Post code B96 6HN. and the car park is adjacent

 

Important Information

 

Membership Subscriptions - Thank you very much to all members who have already paid their subscriptions.  If you wrote a cheque for your subscription it is possible that it will be a little while before it is paid in due to the current restrictions on movement, but we will be banking the cheques in due course and your membership will be continuous.  For those who have not yet paid their subscription, then due to the unforseen circumstances we will be waiving the late payment of  £5.00 if your renewal is not completed by the 7th April, however you can send a cheque to our membership secretary, Sandy Cruickshank at the address on the top of your letter. Alternatively you can pay when bridge resumes.   
We are aware that those who have already paid will have paid their subscription expecting to be able to play bridge and with the Club being forced to close due to Covid-19 this is not possible, therefore when the current serious situation and lockdown comes to an end, and we are able to restart normal bridge club activity, the Committee will consider extending the period of membership for this year to reflect the closure.  
Please take all measures you can to stay well, and I look forward to seeing you at bridge in I hope, the not too distant future.  In the meantime perhaps we will meet on line!
With many thanks for your continued support,
Yvette, Duncan, Ann, David, Joan, Mike, Molly and Sandy

 



 

 

 

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