Do hope you are all keeping well and safe in very surreal times.
Obviously there is some relaxation in lockdown rules and the Club is taking restaurant and room bookings for July. However sadly it is currently difficult to see when we will be able to sit together and play bridge in the clubhouse.
In the meantime we continue to play on line bridge using BBO
There are full details of what is available on bridgewebs and how to access them.
There is now at least 1 organised event everyday https://www.bridgewebs.com/royalautomobileclub/
The St James Calendar https://www.nicoleanncook.com/boards.php
We are incredibly grateful to Nicole for all her work in keeping us going. I would like to highlight the following events from the many listed
1) Sunday bridge 11 am 5 July then stay on for Zoom and Pimms .
This is in place of our usual Summer lunch which has had to be cancelled from the same date.
You need to book as a pair and then you will be automatically combined with another pair to make a team. We will play a teams event with a social get together as well. Once the event has started you will receive a link to join everyone after on the zoom social.
2) Ernest Lawson Wednesday 22 July 6.30 for 6.45 cost 5BBO$ ( this is only session in week not included in package price)
This is our annual mentor/ mentee event for the Ernest Lawson cup. This year there will be in region of 9 mentor/ mentee pairs. They are the only ones eligible to win the cup. However we encourage all other pairs to enter as normal and to support and encourage mentees, some playing their first full duplicate.
3)Early bird and Night-Owl bridge sessions every Saturday Time change 9.05 AM and 9.05 PM
The above events have only been running 2 weeks. Those of us who have done them have enjoyed them. They are individual events so you do not need a partner to book. You will play 12 boards with at least 6 different Partners ( depending on number of entries).
Would be lovely to have a few more entries and they don’t last much over 1 hour.
After several requests we have changed the time slightly and is now as above .
Do hope to meet you on line soon and hopefully see you on Zoom on 5 July
Keep well and safe
Sally on behalf of Bridge Activity Committee