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Congratulations to Maureen Ledger and Geoffrey Herbert who won the Mixed Pairs event at the Overseas Congress in Sicily, heading a strong field of 46 pairs! At the time of writing, Maureen and Geoffrey, pairing up with Jimmy and Dodo Georgevic, are well placed in third in the Swiss Teams event.

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John Turner, RIP: Updated with Funeral arrangements

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death, on Friday 16th August, of John Turner, a much-loved and long-standing member of Worcester Bridge Club.

John was involved in Bridge at County level for over fifty years; he directed (with a calm and charming table-manner) and was at various times Chairman of WCBA, as well as an honorary life-member of the Midland Counties Congress. He was honoured with the Dimmie Fleming Award by the EBU in 2002 for his services to Bridge.  He enjoyed a highly successful partnership with Jessie Newton in the 1990's, which they reprised at Hallow in the last few years.

John's funeral will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Tuesday 10th September at 1pm. Donations to the British Lung Foundation.  Tuesday afternoon Bridge will go ahead on that day.

Martin Pritchard, RIP

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Martin, on Tuesday 6th August; he was a true gentleman and a great supporter of Bridge events at WBC and elsewhere. 

His Memorial was held at The Friends Meeting House on Monday 19th August; it was a memorable and uplifting event, attended by many of his friends in the Worcester/Droitwich bridge community.

You may wish to read HERE the poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" which Martin's brother shared with us: Martin and Arthur shared this poem in his last hours.

Fred Rochelle, RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Fred Rochelle, a much-loved and well-respected member of the Club for many years.

It was a always a pleasure to play with Fred, and we were delighted that he was able to return to play at both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions in the last year.

His funeral was held at Worcester Crematorium on Friday 27th July, at 12:15pm.

Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM took place on Wed 21st February; trophies for 2017 were presented; photos by Andy O'Hare below!

Resolutions/Decisons

  • Table money was increased from £2-50 to £3-00 for members, & from £3-50 to £4-00 for guests (no change for Juniors) tea/coffee, +biscuits (Wed) and cake(Tue) included:
  • Wednesday start time remains at 7-30pm, BUT: a) please be seated by 7-25pm to help directors and scorers to ensure a prompt start; b) call ahead if you are delayed - we can TRY to fit you in, but cannot guarantee; c) the Committee will look at all possible ways of ensuring that we play at a good pace and plenty of boards
  • Please note that slight changes have been made to the MAY 2018 calendar to get as close as possible to the traditional pattern of P nights on the 2nd and 4th/5th Weds of the month - check website, which is now updated

  • Committee: the 2017 Committee were all re-elected, except that Tim Keates has stood down, whilst continuing with many of his duties!
  • Newly elected to the Committee were: John Dowbiggin; David Waide; and Janette Torrance: Welcome!
  • AGM2018 Jane and Marian Christmas party winners
  • AGM2018 Jimmy Collects One of three trophies
  • AGM2018 Josie celebrates her TryDuplicate win
  • AGM2018 Mark presents the Champ Teams to Dick Jane Mike and Tim
  • AGM2018 Maureen and Jane win the Ladies Pairs
  • AGM2018 Officers of the Club
  • AGM2018 Trophies
  • AGM2018 Vote of Thanks
  • Dennis collects the Mens Pairs Trophy
  • Dennis collects the Mixed Pairs Trophy