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The current Committee is
Keith Thompson, Chairman
Doug Harryman, Secretary
Mary Marshall, Treasurer 
Jiwan Jain, committee member

There are committee vacancies !

FINDING A PARTNER
Members, please remember to contact Gill Harryman if you need a Partner.

gill3454@gmail.com  or use her mobile number 07912 210879

If you haven't already done so, please provide your email address. Just email  doug.harryman@talktalk.net 
Please also let him know, preferably by email, if there is any change to your phone number or address. Thanks.


Congratulations to Keith Thompson and Tim Haubrik on being the top Westbury pair in the Charity SIMS Competition, March 2020

Congratulations to Sandra Cohen and Jacqui Chesler on winning the Club Pairs Championship on 13th February 2020

Gertrude Goldsmith Teams competition on 14th November 2019. Congratulations to the winners: Keith Mitchell & Charlie Hooke and Mary Marshall & David Bird.

Congratulations to Sandra Cohen & Jackie Chesler on winning the Ivy French Competition on the 3rd October 2019


 

A full list of Competition winners can be found under "competitions".

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Westbury Bridge Club
WESTBURY BRIDGE CLUB

CORONAVIRUS - The Club re-opened to members and associate members on 9th September 2021. Because we were limiting the number of tables, play was for members/associate members only so there was a SORRY NO VISITORS POLICY (but, given the low attendance so far, visitors are being allowed from 7th October). We will operate as closely as possible to "pre-Covid" but there are inevitably some changes and precautions to take account of the club's duty of care and the requirements of Grange Farm Centre. Key points are:

- we will expect anyone who has Covid 19, displays signs of Covid 19 or has been in contact with Covid 19 not to attend the Club and to stay away for an appropriate period;

- we will expect anyone attending the Club to have been doubly vaccinated, unless medically exempt. Otherwise they should contact a committee member to explain. Such cases will be considered on their merits but playing at the Club would only be permitted in exceptional circumstances;

we will ask for proof of vaccination on or before the first visit. It's likely you will have a NHS vaccination card for this but please get in touch if you have a problem with proof of vaccination;

- we expect players to wear masks/face coverings when arriving and leaving Also to keep apart during such times;

- the number of tables will be limited to 10 so that we maintain some distance between tables while each round is played. Once 10 tables are full the "pre-Covid" approach will apply if we need to send anyone away. So visitors leave first, then associate members, then later arriving full members

- masks will not be required once members have entered the bridge room, though players may wear masks if they wish

- you should ensure that you follow sanitising and hand-washing requirements and that the tables and chairs you play at are sanitised too. (NB as from 7th October the use of table cloths will be re-introduced. This is because some players have difficulty with handling the cards without the cloths. The intention is that the cloths will be quarantined after use and sanitising gel can be used as/when necessary);

- because we only play once a week equipment will, in effect, be quarantined so bidding boxes and cards can be kept at the club. During play you should take the bidding box with you when you move (NB this has caused some chaos and, as from 7th October, bidding boxes can be left at tables. Players have said that everyone touches the cards so what's the issue with different players touching the bidding cards as well. And sanitising gel can be used as/when necessary). Only N should touch the Bridgemate

- the Treasurer, or whoever collects table money, cannot be expected to handle small change. You must bring exact money or a note that can be changed.

These arrangements are in place for everyone's safety and to comply with Grange Farm Centre's requirements as best as we can. The easy alternative is, of course, to remain closed. A detailed risk assessment has been sent to all members. Copies of this are available from the Chairman or Secretary if required.

Below is the pre-Covid information for the club:

Welcome to Westbury Bridge Club's website. We normally play 24 board duplicate pairs (average 12 tables), starting 1.30 (so be there by 1.20 at the latest), finishing 4.30 each Thursday.

The club is in the Grange Farm Centre, Grange Farm Lane, Chigwell IG7 6DP.  Turn off the roundabout on High Rd Chigwell (A113) into Grange Farm Lane.  The centre is a large modern building on the left, between two playing fields.  It's on the way to Jubilee Lodge (signposted), but before you get there.  There is plenty of parking and we play on the first floor (accessible by lift or stairs).

Visitors are welcome, apart from at the occasional "members only" club events, providing we do not exceed the maximum (14 tables) that we have capacity for.  New membership applications are welcome, although there is currently a waiting list.

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and all club members are automatically members of the EBU. Visitors do not need to be EBU members. There is no EBU membership fee, but a portion of your table money goes to the EBU.

We are automatically affiliated to Essex Bridge (ECBA) via our EBU affiliation and a link to their website is in "useful links". You can find information about Essex clubs, competitions and results there.

Coming Club Events and Info

The annual Charity Simultaneous Pairs was held on 5th March 2020. The charity is the RNLI. From a national field of over 1,000 pairs Keith Thompson & Tim Haubrick finished 72nd with 60.57%; Sharon Edwards & Marilyn Diamant finished 80th with 60.31%; Barbara Martin & Mary Lawton finished 166th with 57.51%

The 2020 AGM is currently scheduled for 16th April but this may be subject to postponement.

 

Remember
Always be polite and courteous to your partner and opponents
Results
Director: Graham
Scorer: Bridgemates
Director: Graham
Scorer: Bridgemates
Director: Graham
Scorer: Bridgemates