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Tessa (EBU Professional Bridge Teacher)
Tessa (EBU Professional Bridge Teacher)

tessa@tessabridge.co.uk  01753 885004

07717 844410

Keith Jones Qualified Tournament Director
Keith Jones Qualified Tournament Director

keith@tessabridge.co.uk   07860 648294

Chris Whitby - Qualified Tournament Director
Chris Whitby - Qualified Tournament Director

chris@tessabridge.co.uk  07860 220846

Susan Mills EBUTA Full Membership Qualification & Qualified Tournament Director

   susan@tessabridge.co.uk  07876 551774

Susan Mills  EBUTA Full Membership Qualification & Qualified Tournament Director
Ann Palmer - Full EBUTA Membership Qualification
Ann Palmer - Full EBUTA Membership Qualification

ann@tessabridge.co.uk

07761984371

Sue Blythe EBUTA Accredited Teacher
Sue Blythe EBUTA Accredited Teacher

sueb@tessabridge.co.uk

07743 792460

Bev Purvis Qualified Tournament Director & Accredited Teacher

bev@tessabridge.co.uk     07786 071800

Bev Purvis   Qualified Tournament Director & Accredited Teacher
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WE WELCOME PLAYERS AND STUDENTS FROM GERRARDS CROSS, AMERSHAM, CHALFONT ST PETER, AND BEACONSFIELD AS WELL AS FROM ALL OVER BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND MIDDLESEX

Sadly we have decided to follow both the EBU and Government advice and close our bridge sessions until further notice.  We will let you know when things change. Please keep yourselves safe.

Let's Keep Smiling

Sometimes I wonder what happened to the people who asked me for directions .

 

Our Teams

What an amazing job our Team Captains and players have done this year.

Our A Team look like they will be 2nd in the League of Eight – Division 3 and should be promoted to Division 2 next year.  Neil has shown great leadership and everyone is very grateful to him.  We have had a very strong team and thank you to everyone who have taken part: Monica Bartlett (5), Roselle Beard (3),Nils Blythe (3), Sue Blythe (5), Kathy Brisbourne (4), Marilyn Halton (4), Neil Horley (7), John Ives (5), Ann Palmer (3), Carol Simpson (3), Michael Simpson (3), Ken Waller (4),Christopher Whitby (7) (Number of games played are in brackets.)

Our B Team, in the League of Eight – Division 4 – are mostly new to playing Teams and show great promise for next year..  They have 1 more game to play and Nick Wallbridge has done a terrific job in leading the Team made up of –  Kate Brown (2), Anne Byles (3), Brenda Catchick (4), Sue Chamberlain (3), Barbara Gibbs (2), Sue Horley (5), Caroline Jennings (5), Pippa Kirkbride (3), Elaine Leech (5), Alan McBride (5), William Thomas (3), Patrick Walker-Taylor (4), Marion Wallbridge (6), Nick Wallbridge (6)

Last but not least we have winners in the Graduate League of 4.  For the second year in a row the winners are Alan and Elena McBride, Sally Tilleray and Gary Jennison.  A big congratulations to all four

A special thanks to all Team Captains.

2020 Autumn Weekend Away
  • Sandbanks bar
  • Sandbanks beach
  • Sandbanks restaurant
  • Sandbanks terrace
  • Sandbanks view
  • Sandbanks water

Luxury Autumn Weekend in Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, November 6th – 8th 2020

We are delighted to announce that next autumn our weekend away will, for the first time, be at The Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour.

The Haven Hotel is a Four-Star luxury hotel with swimming pool, spa and excellent restaurants. It is idyllically located at the tip of the Sandbanks peninsular on Dorset’s south coast, with uninterrupted views of Poole harbour.

For more information or to book contact Keith: Keith@tessabridge.co.uk

SUPERVISED PLAY SESSIONS

SUPERVISED GENTLE DUPLICATE BRIDGE SESSION WITH ANN  smiley

This session is for anyone who needs to refresh their basic bidding and card play. Lots of help available.

When:  Every Thursday afternoon 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Where  The Tony Graham Room, Chalfont St Peter Community   Centre

Ann gives a short talk before each session starts, either on a subject of your or her choice.  The sessions are scored and are duplicate - i.e. we move from table to table and we focus on learning and fun.

 

 

PLAY VERY FRIENDLY DUPLICATE WITH US

When :  Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 1:30 aiming for a 4:30 finish. (Please be seated by 1:20) 

Where: Main Hall, Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, (A413) SL9 9QX.   - FREE PARKING! 

Host: Yes we provide a host and you can come without a partner BUT if turning up without a partner please turn up 15 minutes before play and make yourself known to the Director.

Cost: £6 per session including a detailed print-out to take home AND FREE PARKING!  We also pride ourselves on the food and hot drinks that Rose, our lovely helper, provides

 We have a zero tolerance policy and do not accept any bad or unfriendly behaviour.   We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and so Master Points are given

For more info contact Tessa Templeton 01753 885004 or tessa@tessabridge.co.uk

 

PARKING ON OUR MONDAY SESSION

To give us extra parking on a Monday, we have once again rented the Scout Car Park.  This can be reached by going into the entrance (over the little bridge) and turning right towards the Tennis Club.  The Scouts' building is the second building along and the gates to the car park will be open.  PLEASE, IF YOU ARE FIT AND ABLE, USE THIS SPACE on a Monday to allow others who visit the centre for other classes, to park their cars (some are elderley and disabled).  Your help would be greatly appreciated.

PARKING ON OUR THURSDAY SESSION

Unfortunately we are unable to rent the Scout Car Park on a Thursday.  There are a few extra spaces available if you go down the lane towards the Scout Building and through the gate.  You can then park on the right hand side opposite the green.  There is also the Pay and Display in the village, just a short walk through the play area.

Would you like to go on our mailing list?

Would you like to know about our seminars and special events?  If so perhaps you would like to go on our mailing list.  Contact Tessa at tessa@tessabridge.co.uk

 

LYNN FRASER

We are very sad to learn that Lynn Fraser died this week.  We send our love and thoughts to dear Bill.  Bill and Lynn Fraser have partnered each other at our club for many years now and Lynn was a really lovely bright lady.  Before retiring she was Professor of Reproductive Biology at King's College, London, where,  as well as teaching, she did research into sperm function.  Funeral details are:

Thursday 2nd April at 11:30a.m. at GreenAcres Chiltern, Potkiln Lane, Beaconsfield, HP9 2XB

 

Teaching Children to play Bridge in Schools

Berks and Bucks County Bridge Association are looking for people to help teach children to play Bridge in local schools.  There are several schools, both at primary and junior level, where bridge is taught and they are desperate for helpers.  You do not need to be a top player to be a great help.  This is a very rewarding volunary job where you first teach MiniBridge and depending on the age of the children, you then move forward accordingly.  Sometimes this is a lunchtime club and sometimes after school.  If you can help please contact Nigel Thompson - doryandnigel@yahoo.com or tessa@tessabridge.co.uk

Click here to see our League of 8 - Team A results

https://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/BRB-000019-03

Another great result on 20th February against Phyllis Court.

See Captains' Blogs (on menu on the left) for write ups on the games.

Click here to see our League of 8 - Team B results

https://www.ebu.co.uk/leagues/BRB-000019-04

See Captains' Blogs (on the menu on the left) for write ups on the games.

IF TURNING UP AT ONE OF OUR PLAY SESSIONS

Without a partner, make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before start of play and make yourself known to the Director.  Many thanks.

THE COVID 19 VIRUS

Sadly we have decided to follow both the EBU and Government advice and close our bridge sessions until further notice.  We will let you know when things change. Please keep yourselves safe.

Results
Monday Duplicate
Director: Bev
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Chris
Thursday Supervised Gentle Duplicate & Beginners' Practice
Director: Ann
Monday Duplicate
Director: Keith
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Bev
Thursday Supervised Gentle Duplicate & Beginners' Practice
Director: Ann
Monday Duplicate
Director: Keith
Thursday Duplicate
Director: Keith