Walton & Hersham Bridge Club
Release 2.19n
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steve@waltonbridgeclub.co.uk

If you need to call please ring Steve on 07971 175592.

Welcome to Walton & Hersham Bridge Club
Andrew Robson RealBridge Play & Learn Events

We have been offered an opportunity to take part in a series of free events arranged by Andrew Robson in conjunction with RealBridge. Andrew Robson is an international player who regularly represents England, a highly regarded author and the Bridge correspondent for The Times.

In each one, we play four boards selected by Andrew to cover a specific topic, followed by viewing a video of Andrew giving his insight into one of the boards, and access to his detailed analysis of all four boards. Each event should last approximately 45 minutes.

The 4 topics are:

Week 1 (23rd March - 1st April): Weak Twos
Week 2 (1st - 8th April): Splinters
Week 3 (8th - 15th April): Fourth Suit Forcing
Week 4 (15th - 22nd April): Counting & Card Placement

The events will be held on successive Monday evenings at 6pm. Signing-up is no longer necessary - just turn up and participate. As long as we have enough players to make up at least 3 tables each time, they will go ahead.

11.05am 30th March 2021.

WHBC Goes Online

Our online sessions started on 1st December running on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2pm, playing 20 boards. in January, we added a Monday evening session (starting at 7.30pm) as well. And now, in April, we're extending the set by starting a Friday morning session at 10am, kicking off with a one-off Mini-Swiss Pairs (as it's Good Friday, and numbers permitting).

The cost is £2 per session for members (free for Pass members; 2 free sessions per week for MiniPass members). We ask that you pay in advance for a block of sessions, and suggest a minimum payment of £20 per player at a time. Our bank details are:

Sort Code: 23-05-80
Account : 24100782
Acct Name: Walton & Hersham Bridge Club Limited

As our banking is not free (though we do get a modest number of free transactions per month), it would be most helpful if regular pairs could make a single payment for the pair - such payment will be allocated 50/50 to each player (unless you tell us otherwise). Note that this is a business account, and that payee verification usually fails.

Please use your EBU number(s) as reference on the payment and also drop us an email after making payment to help us reconcile payments to players.

Guests will be automatically enrolled as online-only members via a £1 monthly subscription added to the table money for the first session played in any given month (expiring at the end of each calendar month).

Should you subsequently decide that our online sessions are not for you, the Club will refund any remaining credit balance on request.

Finally, as the club is not currently affiliated to the EBU, our sessions will not earn master points, nor affect your EBU NGS grade.

We look forward to seeing you at the virtual table.

29th March 2021 v6.

CoronaVirus

All bridge sessions at the Hersham Centre are cancelled until further notice.

4.30pm 17th March 2020.

Welcome to Walton & Hersham Bridge Club

The Walton & Hersham Bridge Club was originally formed by 'Mr Bridge', then taken over by Dennis Cook in 1989 and has since gone from strength to strength with over 250 members. In August 2006, Dennis handed over to Marietta Andree. And now in 2014, with Marietta's retirement, the club has been delivered into the capable hands of Steve Foster. The Club's motto is "Deal as you would be Dealt".

We meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at Hersham Centre, which is a bright modern building that can comfortably fit up to 24 tables. Please be punctual and take your seats by 7.25pm so that play can start at 7.30pm.

"Bridgemate IIs" are used so that results are updated as you play and hand copies for each session are available after play. We operate a host system, so a partner is always guaranteed. Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and water are available throughout the evening.

The club strives to provide friendly, relaxed evenings where players compete fairly with courtesy and good grace. We strongly support the "Best Behaviour at Bridge" programme sponsored by the EBU.

Please come and join us!

Late Arrivals

Play is scheduled to start at 7.30pm, so players should be seated by 7.25pm. Arriving late without warning is rude, and should be avoided if at all possible.

If you are delayed en-route to a session, please be sure to call and tell us so that we may reserve space for you in the movement (or inform your waiting partner), otherwise you risk a wasted journey.

Results
RealBridge Session
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Andrew Robson RealBridge Play & Learn #2
RealBridge Session
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Andrew Robson RealBridge Play & Learn #1
RealBridge Session
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Calendar
9th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
CANCELLED
12th Apr 2021
Andrew Robson RealBridge Play & Learn #3
6pm (assuming 3+ tables)
12th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
7.30pm
Director: Steve Foster
13th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
2pm
Director: Steve Foster
15th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
2pm
Director: Steve Foster
16th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
10am
Director: Steve Foster
19th Apr 2021
Andrew Robson RealBridge Play & Learn #4
6pm (assuming 3+ tables)
19th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
7.30pm
Director: Steve Foster
20th Apr 2021
RealBridge Session
2pm
Director: Steve Foster