Sadly, this is to let you know that Sue Johnston died on Friday 17 December. She had been living with lung cancer since it returned 18 months ago, when she had to resign from the St Andrew committee.
She will be very much missed by her friends and all those who knew her. She lived life to the full – long-distance cycling, hillwalking and snowshoeing, quite apart from her bridge.
She took up bridge when she joined classes at St Andrew and went on, not just to play, but put her great organisational skills to use for the benefit of the club – by joining the committee, acting as Tournament Director for the Sunday tournament and captaining St Andrew’s Card Shark Team in SBU West District 5th and 4th Divisions. She was an inspiration to so many of us, supportive to friends and fellow bridge players and encouraging more to get involved.
She dealt with her illness with bravery and a determination to continue doing as much as possible as she could till the end and was playing bridge the day before she died.
It’s hard to think we won’t see Sue again but we will have many happy memories.
Further to various situations over the past few days we have decided to cancel ALL club tournaments and classes until further notice.
Please continue to check the website for further information.
It has recently come to our attention that David Weir has sadly passed away. David was a very popular and respected member of St. Andrew for many years. He worked extremely hard for the membership on committee, as president and as a tournament director. After moving to Edinburgh he continued to keep in touch with the club and its membership by playing in club competitions and for the club's West division first team. David was Honorary Life President of St Andrew which was bestowed on him when he moved to Edinburgh.
St. Andrew Bridge Club welcomes bridge players of all standards and endeavours to organise opportunities and tournaments to facilitate this.This includes regular tournaments and teaching classes..
Our tournaments run on Sunday afternoon, play starts at 1.00pm so we invite players to register by 12.50 and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings with play starting at 7pm sharp so we invite players to register for these tournaments by 6.50 pm.
On the first Monday of each month we will replace our normal Monday tournament with a learners tournament. The format of the tournament will be adjusted to have opportunity to discuss and analyse the most instructional hands of the tournament in order to improve tournament play. We would of course encourage our more experienced players to attend and offer their help and experience.
Table money is £3 for members and £5 for non members.
St Andrew Bridge Club
Saturday, 25th January 2020
Upper pairs winners Alan Kirk and Peter Edmond
Pairs Winners Tony Irvin Jnr and Tony Irwin Snr
Bronze Teams 1 winners Jim Wilson, Ian Andrews,
Alyson Rayworth and Ian Whyte
Bronze Teams 2 Winners Liz and Jim Morris
and David and Helen Allison
If you are interested in learning bridge, or maybe brushing up on your game if you haven't played for a while, or if you want to improve your game generally. You can join a group at any stage.
St Andrew Bridge Club at Charing Cross is running classes on Monday evenings for all levels of the game. They provide structured learning in a friendly setting. We have three teaching courses:
Beginners; These assume you are starting from scratch with no real knowledge, only an enthusiasm to play a fantastic game and are based on a course designed by the Scottish Bridge Union
Improvers; A refresher class and further development of bidding skills and basic card play
Advanced; How to handle difficult bidding situations and further teaching on how to improve card play.
If you are interested, please contact the club secretaty Bill Durning at firstname.lastname@example.org