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On Thursday morning 26th May, 10am, we'll have our usual lesson & play. This time the topic will be "Whether to open 1 of a suit or 1NT" 


On Thursday afternoon 26th May, 115pm-330pm, we'll have teaching tables. Come along and play with an experienced player, and have guidance on the bidding and play. It's a brilliant way to learn, and improve your bridge. No booking required- just turn up at Alford hall. 

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Welcome to Warrington Bridge Club
2022 AGM

The 2022 AGM was held on Saturday 23rd April 2022, on Zoom. The minutes can be found HERE

Face to Face bridge
Face to Face bridge

We have F2FBridge every week at our venue at Alford Hall Manchester Rd, Warrington WA1 3NJ. 

Don't worry if you haven't got a partner for any particular session-  just contact the Club Secretary, Mike Dennis by phone, email, or text

 phone: 01925 268553        email: mike.dennis1@btinternet.com         text/ voicemail:  07787 101766

and we will try to get you fixed up. Please give as much notice as you can. 

Monday evenings, 7pm for 715pm start: Club night, duplicate pairs. 

Thursdays at Alford Hall

Thursday mornings 10am-12 noon- Class: The Next Level: Lesson & play of prepared hands; £2 per person.  

Special Thursday morning coming up:

16th June: no lesson, but instead we will hold a Gentle Duplicate session, jointly with the U3A Improvers class. 10am (PROMPT!) to 1230.

Thursday afternoons 1.15- 3.15pm

2nd Thursday of the month (next one 9th June)Afternoon advanced class Lesson & Play- £3 per person. 

4th Thursday (26th May, 23rd June)Afternoon teaching tables 1.15pm-3.15pm – just turn up and play,  random hands, with expert guidance available on bidding & play. All welcome, including any from U3A. £3 per person. 

 

All our sessions, both face-to-face and online, are on the Calendar. Please always check before setting out, in case of last minute changes: click HERE

MERSEYSIDE & CHESHIRE BRIDGE ASSOCIATION EVENTS
MERSEYSIDE & CHESHIRE BRIDGE ASSOCIATION EVENTS

GREEN POINTED Swiss Pairs - John Armstrong Trophy Sunday 22nd May 2022, starting at 11am
This year sees a return to Face to Face bridge, and we are holding the event at Deva Bridge Club.
Enter in advance on the M&CBA website by following this link:  M&CBA Website

Around 45 boards played in two sessions with a short break
Entry fee of £12 per player - pay in advance to the county's bank account (details on the registration page).

Food will not be provided, although tea and coffee will be available. You may bring food with you or visit the local pub (the Ring of Bells)
Green Points and NGS qualifying.  Run for M&CBA by Adam Wiseberg.
If you have any queries please e-mail Adam Wiseberg (awiseberg@gmail.com) or Laurence Stone (laurence@thestones.me.uk).

The M&CBA have produced a helpful guide to all their events, in an effort to attract many more Club players to participate. You can see it here: MCBA Events Guide- Bridging the Gap

Alford Hall Membership Cards

All Warrington Bridge Club members (except On-line members) are automatically enrolled as members of Alford Hall, and are entitled to take advantage of all the facilities. 

Your membership cards for 2022/23 (the Alford year starts on 1st April) have now been printed and are ready for collection next time you attend a Warrington Bridge Club session. 

2022 Arrangements

Please always check the calendar to see what's on. Click here.

2022 Face to Face Sessions:

Our F2F sessions are Monday evenings 7pm (for a 715pm start)., and on Thursdays, we have a variety of F2F sessions (see calendar) 

Classes are Thursday mornings 10am-12 noon; they comprise a lesson for about 40 minutes, then play of prepared hands on the theme of the lesson.

2022 On-line Sessions:

Our schedule is:

Sunday morning Duplicate Pairs, on BBO, 11am 

Monday evening Duplicate Pairs on BBO 715pm 

Friday evening Duplicate Pairs on RealBridge 715pm 

INTERESTED IN LEARNING BRIDGE?

Complete beginner, never played before, but like to give it a try?

Have some experience, perhaps many years ago, and fancy taking it up again?

Already play a bit, but would like to hone up your skills?

Whatever level you’re at, we have just the thing for you.  We have three levels of face-to-face classes, all weekly on Thursday mornings.

If you think you might be interested, please email  Malcolm Roberts (click on the link, or email to malcolmroberts5@virginmedia.com) and provide a mobile number he can contact you on.

Also, Andrew Robson is offering introduction to bridge for beginners, as follows

Subscribe to Andrew's Beginner Channel on his daily video Bridge cast and each day you receive an instructive deal-a-day, by email with Andrew. On Sunday, there is a popular prize quiz.  Please click here to learn more. Suitable for complete Beginners. 

Please encourage your non Bridge playing friends to give Bridge a try.

 

A Warm Welcome to Warrington Bridge Club.

We are the premier Bridge Club in the Warrington area, and always delighted 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. We offer an attractive mix of on-line bridge, and face to face bridge starting again in September 2021. 

EBU affiliated

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 
email the Club on PlayBridgeWarrington@gmail.com

Or you can simply apply to join. You can find our application form here Membership Application Form

 

Unethical play on-line!

Members will be pleased to know that the EBU has been taking action, where they've found sufficient evidence of unfair or dishonest play. Over recent months there have been several instances where it has been proved that online players have had knowledge of some aspects of each other’s hands obtained by illicit communication with each other. The disciplinary action taken has resulted in suspension of EBU membership for periods of up to 5 years.

There’s more information here.

Links for RealBridge

Monthly Swiss Pairs Friday 27th May 715pm

Please be seated at the table 10 minutes before start of play. This gives the TD time to set up the movement and sort out any problems. If you turn up less than 5 minutes before the start of play, you might well be turned away. 

 

Please note our Monday afternoon 10-high sessions are no longer running. However, we invite all our members who would like a pleasant and friendly afternoon RealBridge duplicate pairs to join an Adam Wiseberg session. They are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, starting at 2pm. You can find the link to join any of his sessions, and how to pay, on his website HERE  

4th March 2022 update: some people with iPads are again/ still having glitches with RealBridge. Please click here for instructions on how to resolve. 

Very occasionally there might also be a problem with the link for a session not working, eg an update which hasn't been recorded. If you have trouble accessing a session, please try Stretford Bridge Club Homepage, and click on the session link there. 

Calendar
Mon 23rd May 2022
Club night- F2F duplicate pairs
7pm
Mon 23rd May 2022
Evening BWS on-line pairs- BBO
715pm
Thu 26th May 2022
Teaching class - The Next Level
10am
Thu 26th May 2022
Afternoon teaching tables
1.15pm
Fri 27th May 2022
Evening BWS on-line Swiss pairs- RealBridge
715pm
Sun 29th May 2022
Morning BWS on-line pairs- BBO
11am
Mon 30th May 2022
Club night- F2F duplicate pairs
7pm
Mon 30th May 2022
Evening BWS on-line pairs- BBO
715pm
Results
Morning BWS on-line pairs- BBO
Evening BWS on-line pairs- RealBridge
Evening BWS on-line pairs- BBO
Club night- F2F Duplicate Pairs
Morning BWS on-line pairs- BBO
Evening BWS on-line pairs- RealBridge