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Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 April 2022

(Added by Gillian Leaver on 21 Apr 2022).

NEW.  These minutes are available in the members' area of the website. Select and click Members Only Area from the left hand column menu, log in then select Members Only Notices again from the left hand column menu.

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Covid Related Guidelines for Face to Face Sessions

The club has carried out a risk assessment for re-opening which has resulted in the guidelines listed here. However, there is no such thing as ‘zero risk’ with Covid, so only attend the F2F sessions if you are comfortable with these.

(Added by Gillian Leaver, 26 Aug 2021)

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Welcome to Wallingford Bridge Club
SAD NEWS - BRIAN BURGESS

We are sad to hear of the sudden death of Brian Burgess. Brian was a very long-standing member of Wallingford Bridge Club, and had also been a member at Abingdon. More details to follow. 

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Booking and Paying System

Bridge sessions are not pre-booked. For RealBridge Sessions, simply click on the link shown in the table below shortly before the session is due to start. For face-to-face sessions, simply arrive at the club's premises at Roke.

Payment for all sessions is by a direct BACs transfer from your bank account to the Club’s bank accountYou can pay as much as you like at one time and have a credit with the club to use against future sessions. Each session costs £2.50. It is very important that you supply a unique reference using the following:

TM EBUnumber surname

Click here for full details of the payment system.

The annual subscription is taken from your regular payments. Further information here.   

(Update by Gillian Leaver, 14 Aug 2022)

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Wallingford's Bridge Events

Wallingford Bridge Club now offer nine bridge sessions each week - with a mixture of face-to-face and online play.

The sessions below are colour coded - 

Blue for sessions designed for new players or players looking for guidance
Green for sessions appropriate for new players but which everyone is welcome to attend
Orange for sessions played at a slightly faster pace
Red for the highest standard sessions including club competitions
 

Events run Face to Face

2nd Mon of each month 11:00 am - OBA Seniors Competition playing around 30 boards.

Tues 7:00pm                                   Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 22-24 boards.

Wed 7:00pm                                   -  Section B Pairs        playing 16-18 boards.

Thu 1:30pm                                    Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

Fri 1:30pm                                      Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 22-24 boards.

Fri 7:00pm                                      Monthly Teams (First Friday of the month) playing around 24 boards.

 

Events run Online

Mon 10:00am on RealBridge  -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 16-18 boards.

Mon 7:00pm on RealBridge    -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

Tues 1:45pm on RealBridge   Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

Wed 7.00pm on RealBridge    -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 20-22 boards.

Thu 7:00pm on Zoom/BBO     -  Supervised Play with David Emerson and Andrew Hones. 

Click here for more information on playing in our RealBridge events and finding a partner

Click here for more information on Online Supervised Play

 

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2022 - 2023 bridge classes
2022 - 2023 bridge classes

Details of this autumn's programme can be seen under the Learn to play Bridge Tab. A summary is given below

LESSONS DAYS AND TIMES

Beginners 

Tuesdays 10-12 noon or 7-9 pm at the club

Improvers 

Online- Tuesdays 10-12 noon  and 7-9 pm

Tuesdays 10-12 at the club             

There are face to face and online lessons (which use Zoom and BridgeBaseOnline(BBO)) with spaces in all classes.

The cost is £100 for each 10 week period (there will be 4 in the year).

Please email Barbara Antrobus on barbara.antrobus@vdveen.co.uk or call me on 07798 681731 for further information. Or you can contact David (david.emerson201@btinternet.com)

 Updated 15.8.22

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Supervised Play Continues this Autumn
Supervised Play Continues this Autumn

Following the success of the Summer Supervised Play sessions, we are continuing these sessions every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 at Roke. These sessions are not just for our students, but for anyone in the club who would like some more practice and guidance on improving their bridge.

Supervised Play is also available online on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00, these sessions are now on RealBridge and not Zoom and BBO as they were previously.

Very soon, face-to-face Supervised Play will also be available on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 at Roke - start date to be announced.

Cost for all of our Supervised Play sessions is £5 per person (paid by the same method for table money, see below). 

Added by Gillian Leaver, updated by David Emerson 12 Sept 2022 

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SWISS PAIRS CHRISTMAS PARTY - 11 Dec 2022
SWISS PAIRS CHRISTMAS PARTY - 11 Dec 2022

The Management Committee is delighted to invite all  members to a Swiss Pairs Christmas Party at the Club on Sunday 11th December.  Start time 11.30 a.m. with an anticipated finish of 5.00 p.m.  We will play five rounds of five boards each, stopping for lunch, which is included in the price of £7 per member. Prizes will be awarded to pairs who finish in the top three positions. More details can be viewed on a poster on our website. Entries should be made online. Please use this link to the entry form on our Club’s website which contains details of how to pay.

Update: 2 Nov 2022. We have received an amazing response with the maximum number of pairs already entered. Further entrants  will be placed on a waiting list in case any booked pairs can no longer attend. Please wait before transferring an entry fee until your place is confirmed.

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SECTION B CHRISTMAS PARTY - 14 Dec 2022

Premium Vector | The letter b the font is made in the form of a christmas  treeSection B will be holding their Christmas Party on Wednesday 14th December. The evening will start at 6.30 pm with drinks and nibbles and a “slightly different” evening of bridge will commence at 7o’clock. There will be a short break in the middle for more drinks and nibbles – all provided by the Club – so the evening will finish slightly later than usual depending on the amount of chatter!!

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Face to Face Bridge Sessions - Partners

(Updated by Gillian Leaver 7 June 2022).  

PARTNERS

There are no hosts at face-to-face events but players looking for a partner can contact the organisers;

  • Danny Hearty (Thursdays)
  • Debbie Roberts (Tuesday evenings and Fridays)
  • Carol Pedrick (Wednesday evenings (section B)).

Contact details are in the Members Only area of this website.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 6 May 2022

(Added by Gillian Leaver 8 May 2022).

The Club's Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 6th October at Roke. Please log into the the Members only area to view the minutes (click members only notices tab when logged in).  

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News Web Updates

Please email me (Gillian Leaver) to update this page replacing the [dot] with a full stop and [at] with @

Gillian[dot]Leaver[at]gmail[dot]com 

For news archive click here.

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Lesley Sixsmith
email: secretary@wallingfordbridgeclub.org.uk

Membership enquiries

Email: membership@wallingfordbridgeclub.org.uk

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RealBridge; Support and Troubleshooting

Click here to access the RealBridge Troubleshooting page.

NEW. An update newsletter from Real Bridge addresses some issues when using Microsoft Edge and/or iPads. Support details are given.

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Broadband, Club Phone, & Postcode

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Berrick and Roke Village Hall postcode is  OX10 6JJ.

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Results
Morning RealBridge Pairs
Evening RealBridge Pairs
Friday Afternoon F2F Pairs
Thursday Afternoon F2F Pairs
Mixed Pairs (RealBridge)
Wednesday Section B
Afternoon RealBridge Pairs
Tuesday Evening F2F Pairs
Calendar
Tue 29th Nov 2022
Afternoon RealBridge Pairs
Online 1:45pm
Director: Patricia Hones
Tue 29th Nov 2022
Tuesday Evening F2F Pairs
Clubhouse
18:50 for 19:00
Director: Debbie Roberts
Wed 30th Nov 2022
Evening Pairs (RealBridge)
Online 7:00pm
Director: Andrew Hones
Wed 30th Nov 2022
Wednesday Section B
Clubhouse 7:00pm
Director: Carol Pedrick
Thu 1st Dec 2022
Thursday Afternoon F2F Pairs
Clubhouse
1:20pm for 1:30pm
Director: Danny Hearty
Fri 2nd Dec 2022
Friday Afternoon F2F Pairs
Clubhouse
1:20pm for 1:30pm
Director: Julian Pettit
Fri 2nd Dec 2022
Friday F2F Teams
Clubhouse 19:00
Director: Patricia Hones
Scorer: Cliff Hones
Mon 5th Dec 2022
Morning RealBridge Pairs
Online 10:00am
Director: David Emerson