A friendly club for duplicate bridge
West Bridgford Bridge Club needs some new commitee members.
Please see if you could spare yourself for 3/4 meetings (usually before we play on a Monday night ) per year.
We need new input and ideas.
Please see any commitee member to express your interest
If any member would like the opportunity to partner the chairman, please contact him using the details below:
We are hosting informal Improver sessions
These are held at
'The Willow Tree'
On Wednesday evenings between 7 and 9 PM
These are free and anyone wishing to inprove their game is welcome
Check the calendar for the next session
We are running a new competition for the most improved player using EBU NGS
The comp will run from 1st October 2019 until 31st March 2020
We have a large collection of tutorial DVD's at the Bridge Club.
These are available for anyone to borrow, you just need to sign them out.
They cover many different aspects of the game and are very understandable.
Please make use of them
Minutes of the West Bridgford Bridge Club Annual General Meeting held on Monday 28th April 2014
Present: T Anderson in the chair and 29 members as recorded on the attendance sheet.
Apologies were received from 5 members.
1. Minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the meeting held on 29th April 2013 were unanimously approved.
2. Matters Arising
3. Chairman's Report
Tim Anderson presented his final report as chairman having served in that role for 2 years. He noted that despite Bridge being in somewhat of a decline nationally, at West Bridgford our numbers are strong and we regularly have 9 or more tables. This year we have several new members and also have enjoyed visits of guests with a variety of experience levels all of whom have been warmly welcomed.
We have had some success at the table. The A Team, who were promoted to the first division of the county teams of 8 last year, finished a respectable 4th this year and will remain in the first division. Also, this year several members have played for he county, especially Ian Dovey and Shirley Ashtari who played for the County First Team against Derbyshire in April. Ian And Shirley also won the Notts County Mixed Pairs in January.
Tim noted the links between our club and the county association are strengthening. The county association plays an important role in managing the teams of 8 and teams of 4 events, running other bridge events, dealing with appeals and queries about the game, and representing the county to the EBU.
Tim thanked the members of the committee (Shiona, Ian, David, Clive and Val) for all their contributions. In addition, Ian Dovey spends considerable time preparing the boards for each club evening and entering the scores afterwards. Shiona arranges our teams of 8 matches across three divisions and along with the other team captains (David Cadwallader and Sheila Soper) spends a considerable amount of time organising the fixtures and teams. Finally, thanks to all those people who act as club night directors, especially John Barker who is stepping down from the rota after overseeing many excellent evenings. We are always looking for more help with directing and the club will give help and support to new directors, as well as helping to fund an EBU training course. Contact any committee member for details.
The last year in the committee has been mostly uneventful but Tim noted that we could be better at finding partners for people and also we could run more more competitions as we have a number of fine cups available as trophies. These topics will be addressed in forthcoming committee meetings.
This year we lost a much liked and valued member Pat Scott who died last summer. She was playing bridge with us until near the end of her life and will be warmly remembered by many club members.
4. Treasurer's Report
David Hazeldine reported that the club was in a sound financial position and had recorded a small surplus for the year. There were no questions on the accounts and the report was unanimously adopted (Proposed by Alan Gould, seconded by Jim Kirkwood).
The were no additional nominations for the committee and so the current committee were re-elected en-bloc (Proposed by Len Jackson, seconded by Barbara Gould) with the following positions:
Chairman: Shiona Dawson
Vice-chairman: David Hazeldine
Treasurer: Ian Dovey
Secretary: Clive Goode
Committee members: Tim Anderson
6. Competition Winners
Summer Competition: Shirley Ashtari & Ian Dovey
Winter Competition: Clive Goode & Dave Vincent
Scratch Pairs: Joint winners – John Barker & Roy Shopland
Sandy Barker & Michael Eggington
Aggregate Pairs: Tim Anderson & Bernard Scanlon
The committee were asked to consider two items at their next meeting:
a. Increasing the Arena staff gratuity (from £20 to £50 was suggested).
b. Keep up-to-date with Rushcliffe Council's plans for the development of the Arena.
Finally, the meeting thanked Tim for all his hard work during his tenure as Chairman and for maintaining the club website.