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PLEASE BE SEATED FOR 7.20PM TO ENABLE BRIDGE TO START AT 7.30PM

Welcome to Windsor LT Bridge Belfast
Xmas Arrangements
Xmas Arrangements

The last official day of play will be Monday 16th December 2019 and normal play will resume on Monday 6th January 2020

2nd Interclub result

The results are now complete for the 2nd Interclub. Peter & David finished in 1st place(N/S) with a score of 69.05%. Congratulations to them. Next were Deirdre & Angela in 23rd place (N/S) with a score of 60.04%. As far as E/W are concerned, Phyllis & Stanley finished in 30th place with a score of 58.41%. Well done to them all and to everybody who took part. 199 pairs from 15 different clubs played in this competition.

Squash Leagues at Windsor & Thursday Evening Play

Dear Members

As there will be Squash League matches played over the Autumn and Winter months on some Thursday evenings, and in order to accommodate and share the use of the Function Room, our Bridge sessions will need to commence with an earlier start time of 7.15pm. This means subs paid, cards shuffled and ready to commence play at 7.15pm on the dates that follow:

24th October 2019;

14th November 2019;

5th December 2019;

23rd January 2020; 

6th February 2020; and

12th March 2020.

Please get these dates into your diaries now as we will not be sending out reminders. If you arrive late,  you will not get to play. On the above mentioned Thursday dates, play will end promptly at 9.45pm.

 

Regards

 

Angela Currie (Chair - Windsor LT Bridge Section)

Windsor LT Bridge-Annual Social Outing 2020
Windsor LT Bridge-Annual Social Outing 2020

Hi Windsor bridge club members,

 

The 2020 club outing has been arranged and we hope as many of you as possible will come and enjoy the three day break.  We have booked the Shandon Hotel in Donegal for three nights from Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 April next year.  The cost will be 210 Euro per person sharing a room and 300 Euro for single occupancy for dinner, bed and breakfast.  Please check out the website https://www.shandonhotelspa.com
 to see the facilities.

 

The Shandon is able to give us a room and tables for playing bridge each evening.  They have one tennis court and a golf course and of course there are plenty of outdoor activities on the wonderful nearby beaches and cliffs.

 

We need to pay half the price by the end of November but at the moment I am asking you to respond to me with your expression of interest in the trip.  We have had two years at the Slieve Russell in County Cavan and all those who have been will confirm that it has been great fun and a good way to get to know members of the club.  We will play bridge each evening after dinner and then relax to the bar.

 

I look forward to hearing from you all by Friday 4 October please.

 

with best wishes,

 

Alice
Bill Hughes Result

This competition was played by 800 pairs from 58 clubs in 12 countries. 3 pairs from Windsor finished in the top 25%. They are Peter Currie & David Clement (114th 58.01%), Cathy Fay & Val McCreedy (120th 57.75%) and Jim McDonnell & Brian Moore (126th 57.5%). To view your own result, click on the Ecats Link on the home page.

NIBU NEWS

At the recent AGM held on June 16th, Brian Moore was declared Player of the Year in the Inter B Section

Windsor LT Bridge-Annual Social Outing May 2019
  • Out for a stroll
  • Flying goose over lake
  • Goose on course
  • Feel the tension
  • Swan amongst the reeds
  • Bridge over lake

Sat Nav at the ready, and for those of us who refuse to engage with such devices, the old road map still comes in handy!

What a fantastic three days we had at the Slieve Russell Hotel in County Cavan. The catering was top notch and the staff could not have been kinder or more helpful. What with extremely good weather, those of us who played tennis & golf, or enjoyed hiking, swimming etc more than made the most of it at the great facilities.

On the tennis front our star performer has to be Peter Ford who showed some subtle sleight of hand…… especially at the net!

The golfers were treated to excellent course conditions and on several occasions threatened some birdies, although these were mostly the local Canada Geese????? David Taylor, our on board alickadoo, coped bravely with such fairway conditions!

Over the course of three evenings we played great Bridge, all organised by our very own David Clement thus allowing us the opportunity to mix it up with different players and on some evenings, even playing some different formats. Thanks to David for arranging the varied Bridge play and also Brian Moore for getting the results out so quickly to everyone.

It can be faithfully reported that 28 travelled to Slieve Russell, and 28 returned. Success!

I am already looking forward to planning next year’s outing which year on year has been growing in popularity and numbers. Roll on 2020!

THE REVOKE
THE REVOKE

A revoke is established when the offender or partner leads or plays to the next trick. If attention is made before this happens then the revoke card becomes a Major penalty card ( to be explained another time)

1) If the offending player wins that trick, then one trick is transferred to the non-offending side along with only one of any subsequent tricks won by the offending side

2) If the offending side do not win the revoke trick and also no subsequent trick then there is no penalty ie no tricks transferred

However if neither of these two cases apply, one trick is transferred. If the non-offending side believe they have been insufficiently compensated, the TD has the power to adjust the score

Celebrating Almost Five Years of Windsor Bridge

Almost five years of Windsor bridge! The Bridge Section celebrated the above amazing milestone on Friday 18th January '19 with a celebratory meal at the French Village Brasserie on the Lisburn Road.

The event was very well attended and our numbers were such that our group took up a very large section of the restaurant. The staff were extremely attentive and did us proud. We all enjoyed great conversation and the evening presented a welcome opportunity in getting to know everyone better. As we all know, on a bridge playing evening there is little time in which to get to know people well as someone is always instructing " East/West move"...no names mentioned!

What was originally an acorn of an idea brought to the fore by Dermot MacCann and David Clement has now become a tiny oak. David has done sterling work in teaching Bridge and in bringing an appreciation for the game to many members. A huge thanks from all of us to David.

We have grown! Our membership is increasing steadily and members frequently comment on the friendliness and ambiance. We wish to emphasise the social as well as the competitive side of Bridge. Also, we are now recognised within bridge environs as serious competitors having shown great results at both national and provincial level. Long may it last!