New season LEAGUE Fixtures.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com quoting your Master Point number.