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Lockdown Leagues

The 3rd series finished on Thursday 23rd July. Here are the final results. LDL Series 3 Results

Well done to Angie and Ray who came top. Amazingly close results, with a tiny fraction covering 5 of the 10 pairs. 

Series 4 began on Thursday 30th July. Again it is a Swiss Pairs, over 4 weeks. For details, including the pairs who have entered, and the pairings for the next round, please see the On-line Bridge tab, under Lockdown Leagues. 

SUPERVISED "GENTLE" DUPLICATES

Following the interest shown in the supervised gentle duplicate on-line sessions we have held so far, we have now decided to make this a regular weekly event.

All New Player members are welcome to play. If you have a friend you'd like to bring along to have a try, that's also fine- extra numbers are never a problem. 

The next gentle duplicate pairs will be on Thursday 13th August at 1030am. 

For details, contact Dave Tilley : tilsit@btinternet.com / 07984 529673, or Jim Steele : jimsteele_uk@yahoo.com / 07478 312456

The results of the gentle duplicate pairs held on 6th August are now posted. See Results tab, or the list of most recent results on the Home page.  The deals are also given, so you can go back and look at any interesting hands. 

WHEN CAN WE MEET FOR "NORMAL" BRIDGE AGAIN?

Social distancing has been in place for many months now. Our face-to-face Club Bridge has had to be suspended since March 2020, but when might we be able to start again, meeting for our regular bridge sessions? We have all seen Government advice, and how pubs and restaurants are being encouraged to reopen. However, bridge is a bit of a special case, partly because of our age demographic which makes us more vulnerable than the population at large, and partly because of the nature of bridge - distancing is very difficult, and we share cards, bidding boxes, etc, which we all handle. We are continuing to check on government guidelines and EBU recommendations, to see what might be possible, and what extra safety measures we would need to put in place.

At present it is clearly impractical for us to restart, but your Management Committee is reviewing the best available information so that we will be ready when it becomes feasible. 

In the meantime, we are doing the best we can to exploit the possibilities of on-line bridge, and while it doesn't suit everyone, we have a had a very large take-up, using BridgeBase Online (BBO).  If you haven't tried it yet, but think you might like to, please check out the On-line Bridge tab on this website. Four friends can easily have an informal on-line bridge game, or you can play as a pair in our lockdown leagues, or you can enjoy the full duplicate bridge experience in any of our sessions - there are four every week to pick from. Or, if you like, you can use the "Practice" feature on BBO at your leisure, and hone up your declarer play. 

In the meantime, I hope that all our members can get through this difficult time without too many problems, and we can all happily resume our normal bridge activities once it's safe to do so. 

Best wishes

Jim Steele, Chairman

ON-LINE BRIDGE

Warrington Bridge Club now offers two levels of on-line, or "virtual" bridge: informal pairs leagues (our "Lockdown Leagues") and competitive duplicate pairs.

Our “Lockdown Leagues” are pairs competitions, using the BBO platform. Pairs are required to play one match per week, normally Thursdays. The Lockdown Leagues are informal, casual bridge, not run under the auspices of the EBU, and do not attract Master Points or NGS gradings. They are free to enter. Visitors are welcome, but will be invited to join the club once they have taken part in one league series.

Our competitive duplicate pairs are run under the auspices of the EBU, and attract Master Point and NGS gradings. The schedule is 

  • Sunday mornings, 11am, 16-18 boards
  • Monday afternoons, 130pm, 16-18 boards
  • Monday evenings, 730pm, 21-24 boards
  • Friday evenings, 730pm, 21-24 boards

The number of boards we play in the events will be refined over time as we get used to the system, and get feedback from members about what you prefer. 

Information about all our virtual bridge events is posted under a new tab on the website, called  On-line Bridge.  

 

 

 

CLUB CONSTITUTION

REVISION OF CLUB CONSTITUTION

A ballot of members has been held, to consider a proposal made by the Management Committee to amend our Club Constitution. The principal reason for the proposed amendment was to cater for the social distancing constraints we now face, and might continue to face for some time to come.

The ballot closed on 17th June 2020. The results were as follows

80.3% of the membership voted; 19.7% did not respond.

Of the votes received, 100% were in favour of the proposed amendment; no member voted against. The proposed amendment is therefore adopted as the new Club Constitution. A copy of the amended Constitution has been placed on the website, under the Information tab. You can also see a copy here: Club Constitution Amended June 2020.pdf

 

A Warm Welcome to Warrington Bridge Club.

We are the premier Bridge Club in the Warrington area, and always keen to welcome new members.

We aim to provide a pleasant experience for bridge players at any level, whether you’re an experienced player looking for competitive duplicate bridge at club level, or a near-beginner, looking to learn and improve, or anywhere in between.

EBU affiliated

Contact

Looking for a partner to play Club bridge? Looking for information or advice about playing or learning bridge in the Warrington area? Let us help!
You can contact Mike Dennis, Club Secretary, direct on 01925 268553 or 07787 101766 or mike.dennis1@btinternet.com

Or you can email the Club on PlayBridgeWarrington@gmail.com

Lockdown League RESULTS

LDL Series 3 Results

Calendar
Sun 9th August 2020
morning BWS virtual pairs
11am
Mon 10th August 2020
Afternoon BWS virtual pairs
130pm
Mon 10th August 2020
Evening BWS virtual pairs
730pm
Fri 14th August 2020
Evening BWS virtual pairs
730pm
Sun 16th August 2020
morning BWS virtual pairs
11am
Mon 17th August 2020
Afternoon BWS virtual pairs
130pm
Mon 17th August 2020
Evening BWS virtual pairs
730pm
Fri 21st August 2020
Evening BWS virtual pairs
730pm
Results
Evening BWS virtual pairs
Gentle Duplicate Supervised Pairs
Afternoon BWS virtual pairs
Evening BWS virtual pairs
morning BWS virtual pairs
Evening BWS virtual pairs