Upminster & Cranham Bridge Club
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Please note that late finishes spoil some players' enjoyment of their bridge. Please try to arrive at 19:15 for a prompt 19:30 start, thank you.

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Welcome to Upminster & Cranham Bridge Club
New Club in Upminster!
New Club in Upminster!

Welcome to the new EBU bridge club in the Upminster area offering a friendly and social regular bridge session on Friday evenings, a daytime competition, lessons, social activities and club holidays.

Play with Upminster & Cranham - 'We play with finesse'

Club Competitions

Club competitions include annual ladders for pairs and individuals (Gents and Ladies), improvers, handicap and a 'World of Bridge - World Championship'.

Our 'World Champion' will be the highest ranked individual/s from at least 3 of 4 'World of Bridge' events, these will be quarterly daytime sessions in local restaurants that include lunch - each event will feature a different country's cuisine.

Only club members will be eligible to win competitions (although non-members may play), there will be entry fees to 'World of Bridge' which is an 'open' event but these are discounted for members.

Temporary Club Closure

In keeping with the EBU, the ECBA and other bridge clubs we will be temporarily closed during the Coronavirus outbreak.

This is as advised by the Govenment and aligned with the national effort aimed at reducing the impact of the outbreak. An announcement will be made here as soon as we
are able to recommence our activities which we hope will be sooner rather than later.

Pleased be advised that ALL of our physical activities are suspended including lessons and social events, Cranham Social Hall is also closed for other users.

Please everyone stay in touch and well, and let us know if you wish to join our WhatsApp group.

Upminster & Cranham BC Online!

STOP PRESS: the second season of our simple online league for teams of 4 is now underway - results listed under 'Current Competitions'. Please contact us if you wish to join the next season. More detais here.

During this period we are running a daily game on Funbridge and our regular Friday evening session on Bridge Base Online (BBO).

You'll need a Funbridge account (free) and our game password to play the daily games. They work on a drop in drop out basis, so, to complete the 'event' you'll need to play all 10 boards but at a time or times to suit you over a 24 hour period. You can play these games completely free of charge without a partner on a computer or via an iPhone or iPpad App. 

Please contact us for the password and visit www.funbridge.com or download the App to get started. Our game is found through 'Exclusive Tournaments' under our club name.

Our regular Friday night sessions are online via www.bridgebase.com. To take part you will need a BBO account (free) and pre-registration to play in our sessions, you may arrange to play with your regular partner or anyone you choose. Alternatively we will run a 'partnership desk' and can accommodate singles just like our club nights. Table money of 3BB$ (equal to 3$US or around £2.40) will be collected via your BBO account as these sessions will be uploaded to the EBU for both NGS and MasterPoints.

We also have a WhatsApp group (UCBC Chatter) for members to keep in touch, discuss bridge or anything else, please join us.

If would like help accessing any of these facilities please contact Tony.

What's on

We will keep you up to date with what's going on here! 

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus sadly our physical activities are curtailed. We did have plans for
a theatre vist to see a couple of of members perform onstage, plus plans for more World of Bridge events and
a Battle of the Sexes night and not forgeting we were hatching exciting plans for the club's first holiday.

As soon as we're able to get back to these things we will let you know but in the meantime please see above
for our online activities and please stay in touch and safe.

Guests, visitors or friends are always very welcome to attend any evening or event but only members may win competitions.

Congratulations!

Many congratulations to Maggie Longman, Jennifer Cross & Jennie Smith who all won their first
Masterpoints in our recent online games, very well done ladies!

The recent 'World of Bridge' event was a huge success with 12 tables, it was won by club members Angela Fenton and David Cooper, very well done to them!

Even more impressively was the performance of our students in the recent '3 Club Challenge'; our 3 teams finished 1st, 2nd and 4th to retain their title with utter dominance! We're very pleased and proud of you all, so take a bow: Sandy Meredith, Beryl Murphy, Mike A Jones, Lin Jones, Anne Gillespie, Dave Gillespie, Vee Brand, Mike Jones, Peter Redman, Jennifer Cross & Maggie Longman.

The results of both events can be found from the menu option on the left.

Movers and Shakers!

This years competitions are underway, including the new improvers and handicap ladders - please see the 'Current Competitions' menu on the left.

Congratulations once again to Graham Long who made the step up to Area Master in December. And taking that all important first step onto the ladder the same month
by becoming Local Masters are Diane Mahoney, Peggy RodriguesRose Simpson, Steve Devlin and Peter Redman.

It's been a great month for the club, well done everyone!

Results
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
Calendar
14th August 2020
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
19:15
21st August 2020
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
19:15
28th August 2020
Friday Pairs (via BBO)
19:15