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NEW SEASON 2019/20: BRIDGE CLASSES AND COURSES

A number of clubs are offering Bridge classes and courses at various levels. The following information is published as it has been provided to us, so for queries or more information please contact the clubs directly. Any other clubs wishing to publicise their classes here please contact the District Secretary with details, email bridge@horst.plus.com.

 

St Andrew Bridge Club (Woodside Crescent, Glasgow G3 7UL) Link to Club website

St. Andrew is offering bridge lessons at three levels this year, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. The courses commence on Monday 9th September 2019 at 7pm but entry to the system can take place at any time.The lessons will take place at the club each Monday where the atmosphere will be convivial but most importantly, professional.

If you are interested in learning bridge at whatever level you are at presently, come along to our open evening and discuss with the tutors what you require and find out what is on offer at our club. The open evening this year is on 2nd September 2019 at 6.30pm.
 
For further information email the club secretary, Bill Durning, email billdurning50@gmail.com
 
 
Glasgow Bridge Centre (Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 3YF) Link to Club website
 
Lessons commence in the week of Tuesday September 24 and continue for ten weeks.
 
Starter Classes will be on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30.  Our Second Year group meets on Thursday afternoons, also at 1.30.  Both are taught by Joyce Benson.

Our Third Year Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am and is taught by Steve Bailey.

After Christmas, we continue with another ten classes for each of the year groups – start date still tbc.

Anyone interested in classes should email the club at glasgowbridgeclub@talktalk.net or phone 0141-258-1634, asking for Club Manager Steve Bailey who will be happy to provide further details.

 

Hamilton Bridge Club (Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6JA) Link to Club website

Courses are run by Joan Lees, and a new session starts on the first Wednesday of September. It is aimed at Beginner to Intermediate level players who already have knowledge of opening bids at the one level and the subsequent auction and play. This ten-week session will build on previous knowledge and cover basic bidding to slam level. The final session (another ten lessons) for this class will be on defence and will start in January/February. For exact dates please contact Joan directly.

A brand new class for absolute beginners will start in September 2020.
 
The cost for each set of 10 lessons is £60 inclusive. There are a total of 40 lessons over two years.
 
There are also Play and Learn sessions throughout the year (Wednesdays from 09.45 to 12.30) to consolidate previous learning. These sessions are offered for a £1 charity donation but are otherwise free of charge.
 
For more information please contact Joan Lees personally: Tel. 01698 383231 or 07929 585538, email joan.lees@outlook.com.
 
 
Buchanan Bridge Club (Clairmont Gardens, Glasgow G3 7LW) Link to Club website
 
The Buchanan offers classes at every level. These are all held in the club on Thursday evenings from September, starting at 7.00pm (see link to club website for details).

We follow the updated and amended SBU 3-year course with Beginners, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 classes, each led by an experienced teacher and an assistant. Integral to our overall provision of opportunities for progression through the levels is our Tuesday evening Supported Tournament where we focus on Play and Learn to consolidate what is taught in these classes.

After completion of the basic course we offer a Refreshers class for those who wish to revisit the basics .

Our Advanced class is for established players who wish to take their bridge further  .

As learning is a continuous process, we now also offer Advanced workshops at various levels - a new and welcome initiative this year.

We shall be holding taster sessions on Thursday 22nd August and Thursday 29th August from 6.00pm.

 

Stirling & Union Bridge Club (Colquhoun Street, Stirling FK7 7PX) Link to Club website

Lessons for Beginners start on Wednesday 11th September 2019. These lessons are from 7.00 to 9.00pm and will take 2 terms of 10 weeks, the second term starting in January 2020  Contact Jim Glancy (Tel: 01786451023) for more information.

Intermediate classes start on Friday 4th October and are from 7.00 to 9.00pm for 8 weeks. Contact Pat Wilson (Tel: 01786473907) for more information.

Last updated : 19th Jul 2019 15:14 BST
FORT MATILDA BC CELEBRATES DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY
FORT MATILDA BC CELEBRATES DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

Fort Matilda Bridge Club (Gourock) recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a dinner and bridge at Greenock Wanderers Club House. Pictured cutting the cake is current President, Jean MacNish, surrounded by former Presidents of the club.

Last updated : 15th Jul 2019 10:09 BST
MEMPAD Master Points database

MEMPAD (which stands for Membership and Master Point Administration Database) was set up to facilitate the submission of Master Points and the administration of the Master Point system.

Members can -

* update their personal contact details

* view their own Master Point status

Club secretaries can -

* view their members' contact details

* update details of their office bearers

* submit local Master Points electronically (if using a standard scoring program)

Club treasurers can -

* reconcile members'  SBU subscriptions with payments made to the SBU

You will need a password to log on to the system - to receive this, please visit www.mempad.co.uk or email masterpoints@sbu.org.uk quoting your Master Point number.

Last updated : 12th Apr 2019 10:01 BST