Face to Face Bridge
Your committee is pleased to announce that we shall be returning to playing Face to Face Bridge, for one session per week wef Wednesday, 4th August, 2021, subject to any last-minute changes that might be imposed by the Government!
ALL members to BOOK their place at a session on our Bridgewebs website. Only one member of a partnership needs to book, they add their partner at the same time! If you have any problems with booking, please ring Wendy Pattinson, who has volunteered to help you out!
Details are as follows:
Wednesday evenings, 7.00pm start at Hillmorton Ex-Servicemen’s Club, lounge.
Start date: Wednesday 4th August, 2021 (Booking is particularly important for this session)
This was the former Rogers Hall session but is now open to all club members to attend and it will be a full ‘Pay to Play’ session, with the results uploaded to the EBU, which will award Club Master Points and affect your NGS rating. However, it will still be a slower session, with only 18 - 22 boards being played. Initially scoring will be carried out using the ‘old’ Bridgemates, but it is hoped to migrate to using the ArcScorer tablets very quickly.
For safety reasons there will be a maximum capacity (to start with) of 7 full tables (14 pairs), therefore a first come first served rule will apply with regard to bookings (these are timed on the web site). Hand sanitiser will be provided on each table, but beware of getting the cards sticky please! We would recommend the wearing of face coverings, but this is your choice and obviously, and, if you don’t feel well, DON’T COME!
For this ‘our re-opening night’, on the 4th August, each player will be able to order a complimentary drink from the bar.
The remainder of our ‘Face to Face’ sessions are ‘on hold’ until further notice, but will restart as soon as possible. We will email everyone as soon as we know when these will restart. Our current online sessions will continue as normal, Tuesday evening, Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.
Congratulations to Ruff Diamonds who won Division 1 and Nova who won Division 2. We'll have one more session and then it will be up to the Rugby & District Bridge League to decide how we continue. This session will run from mid-July to the end of September. The structure of the leagues will be:
Ruff Diamonds, Discards, Gambits, Frogs, Nova, Hands Ace Spades
Gremlins, Bees Knees, Electronic Royals, The Latecomes
Please let Sue Osborne or Chris Malthouse know if you have a team that would like to join our league.
Huntingdon Teams Update
Three of the Huntingdon matches have been played:-
Rugby A (Peter Baines, Craig Hutton , Alan Webb and Roger Ward) beat Huntingdon A 11-9
Rugby B (Maria Smyth, Paul Langley, Ken Miles and Chris Malthouse) beat Huntingdon B 13-7
Rugby C (Phil Harrison, Bruno Speed, Chris Rowles and John Bolton) lost to Huntingdon C 7-13
Rugby D (Celia Tunnicliffe, Chris McCarthy, Simon Burgess and Mike Eastell) are yet to play