See Essex Competitions Programme for 2019-20 - click for link
Essex Competition Programme 2019-20.pdf
We also now have a link to the calendar for London Competitions on the London Metropolitan Bridge Association website - see the "Useful Links" tab above
Minutes of the Committee Meeting on 7th April are now on the website under the "Membership" tab. The AGM minutes are here too. If you haven't already done so, you'll need to register to access the pages in this Section, which is quite straightforword - just go to any of the Members pages and follow the Instructions. Any problems just ask!
It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death of John Stimson, one of the mainstays of our Club. John selflessly served the Club in many capacities over many years and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family. John's funeral will be at the The Traditional Chapel, City of London Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ on Thursday 5th September at 1.30pm, and afterwards at West Essex Golf Club, Bury Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QL - transport will be available to the Golf Club for those who need it. The family have asked that there should be no flowers.
Location and other details can be found under the Information tab on the left
There is always a host on Mondays (see below), and if you'd like to play on a Thursday but don't have a partner please contact us - it may well be possible to arrange one.
Cathy Macnaughton - 07919 401409
Colin Elliott - 07946 902022
2019 Improvers' Trophy - 1st August UPDATE
The Improvers’ Trophy as at 1st August 2019 shows no change from July. Garry Hall remains in pole position (though he does need to play the minimum number of sessions to ensure he qualifies), Second remains Judy Bourne with Cathy Macnaughton in third........Click here for a link to the details
We have a host available every Monday so that you can come and play without a partner. The hosting list is:
1st Monday of the month - Colin Elliott
2nd Monday - Peter Rogers
3rd Monday - flexible
4th Monday - John Francis
5th Monday - Winnie Godber
Well done to Winnie for coming second at the Scarborough Congress in both the pre-Congress Open Pairs and the Consolation Open Teams
YET MORE CONGRATULATIONS!!!
A team of four Waltham Forest members won the Essex Mixed Teams at Barleylands on Sunday 12th May. Cathy Macnaughton, Maureen Walker, Ian Yeats and Paul Hickson overcame a number of good teams to come away with the silverware! Full results on the Essex Contract Bridge Association website
Martin Baker and his team had a fantastic result in the Championship Teams at the London Easter Festival. In a field with some very strong teams they came second overall, only losing out to the winners - a team including international players - by 4VP. The full results can be found via the EBU website. Many congratulations Martin!
In the last few years players from the Club have dominated the West Essex Bridge League, and in 2017/18 "Waltham Foresters" as Champions (with 3 players from the Club - Tony Verran, Stuart Dunstan and Phil Mattacks) and "New Foresters" (with a full team of 6 players from the Club - Winnie Godber, John Stimson, Peter Rogers, Peter Richardson, Ian Yeats and Paul Hickson) both came high enough to qualify to play in the newly formed Essex Premier League for 2018/19. In the event Waltham Foresters went into the Premier League with the New Foresters staying in a reorganised West Essex League, which they duly won on 16th April following a 17-3 win against the second placed team in the last match of the season. Congratulations to all concerned.