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St Albans Bridge Club
10th Nov 2019 07:59 GMT
Phone Number

We now have a phone for members to use if they are going to be late arriving for an evening's bridge. It will be available from about 7.00 - 7.30pm on the night only.

The number is 07772758624

St Albans Bridge Club
HBA Cuo Winners Cup Friday 8th November

Congratulations for a very good result by Denis King and James Rogers in coming an extremely close second in the HBA Club Winners' Cup competition.

John M.

 

HBA Ranked Masters

Thanks to all those who took part in 4th November event which was our qualification heat of the HBA Ranked Masters Pairs.  This Pairs who have qualified for the final are shown on the results tab.  The final take place on Friday April 3rd and may be entered via the HBA website here

 

Steve

Club Representation

The Autumn is the time for many of HBA's representative events and the club hope to have as many members as possible entered into various events.  Thanks, and good luck, to the following representatives:

Desmond Flockhart Trophy (we are the defending champions): Stan & Tara Harding, Bob Turnham & Sara Barnett, John Mathews & Jane Scaysbrook, Denis King & James Rogers

Club Winners Cup: Stan & Tara Harding, Denis King & James Rogers

Rose Bowl: John Mathews & Jane Scaysbrook, Steve & Gill Lambert

Welcome - no partner needed

Welcome to the website of The St Albans Duplicate Bridge Club where we play competitive bridge to a good standard in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

You can come along either as a pair or without a partner as we operate a highly successful duty officer scheme. This scheme runs every week except for the regular teams competition which is held on the second Monday of every month - but please do bring your own team for these events if you wish.

There is ample parking and free tea, coffee and biscuits.

We look forward to meeting you and you don't need to contact us first - just turn up, (Before 7.20 pm please!)

 

Venue and Times
Venue and Times

The club meets at The Jersey Farm Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9RG. (please see map and travelling directions under the information button on the left of this page).

We are open every Monday including public holidays (except 24, 25 & 26 December).

Doors open at 7.15pm for a prompt start please be seated by 7.20pm.

Starting Times

It is difficult for directors and scorers to set the movement and to arrange the room if members turn up on the dot of 7.30. So can I ask you all to be there and seated by 7.20 (at least one player per pair) please? It might be that in the long run we will have to have a cut off time of 7.25/7.20 for participation in an evening's session.

I would also like to remind you that we do not have mobile phones on and in use in the hall during the evening, so please turn them off / on silent during the evening.

Thank you for your cooperation in this.

John M.

Record Turnout
Record Turnout

The Club continues to gain in popularity,  with 21 full tables for the Pairs on Monday 19th August.  This is the greatest number the Club has had for a non-Trophy event and, following on from the 21 Teams in last week’s Swiss Teams, points to an exciting future. Many thanks to all those who played and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Swiss Pairs Trophy

On Monday September 23rd we held our annual Swiss Pairs Trophy event which was very efficiently run and directed by Ian Mitchell. 

It was a very enjoyable evening with 21 tables participating including several non members. The event was won by Bob Turnham and Gerald Freeman with Harry Sack and Paul Wilson runners up.

Congratulations to both these pairs and thanks to all who took part.

John M.

 

HBA Events

We would like to encourage members to support the forthcoming HBA Events details of which can be found on the HBA website, link below:

 

HBA Website    https://www.bridgewebs.com/herts/

Hertfordshire Club Events

It would be great to support the main annual events of our fellow Hertfordshire Clubs.

Need help making up a team?

 Are you are seeking another pair or single player for your team?

Or are you a pair or a single player seeking a team to join?

Please contact Jim Fry by email at JIM67PAR@gmail.com or 07831486058

We are particularly keen to expand our monthly teams event so, if you don't yet have a team, why not give it a go ?

Calendar
25th November 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James Rogers
Scorer: John Duthie
Duty Officer: Keith Ashman
Set-Up: John Roberts
2nd December 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John Stobo
Scorer: Rod Adams
Duty Officer: Judith Evans
Set-Up: Tess & Tony
9th December 2019
Swiss Teams
Director: Ian Mitchell
Scorer: Ian Mitchell
Duty Officer: None
Results
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Gary Kendall
Scorer: Keith Ashman
Swiss Teams
Director: Ian
Scorer: Mitch
Duplicate Pairs - (HBA Ranked Masters Pairs Qualifier)
Director: Steve Lambert
Scorer: Alex Kent