Beginners' Lesson Christmas Party and Inaugral Winner of the ASHES Plate
  • Derek, Tina and John
  • John and Amanda
  • Kate and Vivien

Congratulations go to John and Kate who share the top spot for the 2018 ASHES Plate* and to Amanda who is runner up. This is the first time the class has played an individual movement and done all the associated paperwork along the way.  

Our thanks go to Loretta and Karen for the lovely nibbles and to Nigel for inventing the movement and doing the scoring too.

If you would like to review the hands see the Cheat Sheets here Tudor Bridge Club 13 Dec 2018 Hand Records.docx

Happy Christmas and New Year to the entire class.  A fabulous first term.  See you all again on the 10th January for more fun.

*The ASHES (Award for Student who Has made an Excellent Start)

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The membership was asked for ideas for this event and so the idea of "We Three Kings of Orient Are' was born.  Just to let you know the tree has now been decorated and is available to view from the official opening on the evening of Friday 7th December, at St Mary's Church in Yate.  Click here for more details

You will find a flyer at the base of the tree which tells the story behind our contribution and tries to direct any possible enquiries (about playing or learning) towards our club.  

If  you look closely you will see that each of the 36 unique decorations is made from our old playing cards.  

Our thanks go to all those who contributed ideas for the title of our display and the decorations with special thanks to Karen for making it all happen.


Christmas Congratulations go to ....
  • Mike - Winner
  • Alan
  • Ann
  • Chris and Tom
  • John
  • Robert

Mike Shrimpton, Gill Weaver and Alan Birch for grabbing the top three places. Mike is not only the winner of the prestigeous first prize (a bottle of Bunnahabhain Scotch Whisky), but also the 2018 winner of the David Clarke Cup.  Meanwhile, Ann is the winner of the champagne and Robert Twist wins the Nick Gurney cup.  Congratulations to all.  

Click here to see a list of the prizes and winners.  Christmas Party 2018 Prize List.xlsx

Tudor Beginners' Class Success in SIM Pairs
Tudor Beginners' Class Success in SIM Pairs

The Tudor Beginners' Class played in the English Bridge Union organised Simultaneous Pairs Mini Bridge competition in October 2018, after just 4 lessons.  They all deserve our congratulations and support for being such great sports, so early in their bridge careers. 

And look at the results! 

When was the last time someone from Tudor came in the top 10?  Warmest congratulations go to Kate Cox and Alan Swanson for a stunning performance.  Congrats aswell to John Mauback and Derek Connor who came 19th nationally and Derek Trubody and John Pearse who came 24th.  

You've done us proud class - with half of you in the top third of the national field - a fabulous performance.

Tudor Plate Winner November 2018
Tudor Plate Winner November 2018

Every four months we do an analysis of the members' results.  We look at everyone's best 8 scores and their 2 worst scores and then compare those scores with their previous 4 months performance, to see who has improved the most.

Karen has just finished the latest analysis and here are the results.  In fourth place Paul Gunning, in joint second place John Court and John Holt and topping the list, with an improvement of  nearly 5% is our very own Mark Churchill.  

Well done all.  

Beginners' class joins national Simultaneous Pairs Competition
Beginners' class joins national Simultaneous Pairs Competition

Can you remember learning to play bridge?  Do you think you would have played in a national competition after just 4 weeks? The Tudor Bridge Club Beginners Class, September 2018, marched straight in and did just that.  Much kudos to them all.  

And our thanks go to Elizabeth who wanted to encourage and welcome the Beginners Class - with a cake.

All encouragements gratefully received.


Just call Paul on 07833754352 or 01454 250176 and he will do his best to match you up with someone.

Director: Karen
Scorer: Christine and Paul
Director: Gordon Powell
Scorer: Gordon Powell
Director: Nigel
Scorer: Mark & Paul
22nd Jan 2019
Director: Karen
Scorer: Christine & Paul
24th Jan 2019
Director: Gordon
Scorer: Gordon
29th Jan 2019
Director: Karen
Scorer: Christine & Paul