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Welcome to Wotton-under-Edge Bridge Club

Welcome to the

Wotton-under-Edge Bridge Club

 

The club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Civic Centre in Wotton-under-Edge to play Duplicate Bridge.  Play starts at 7.15pm.  Please try and arrive by 7:05pm to assist the Director in determining the movement to be played.

 

Guests are always very welcome, and if you don't have a partner we will do our best to try and find one for you.

If you are looking for a partner, call Hilary on 01453 842640

Annual General Meeting 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th March at 6.00pm.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.  The Committee will be recommending some minor amendments to the Club's Constitution.  The paper setting out the recommendations, which will be considered at the AGM are also attached here to allow time for consideration.   

We hope that as many members as possible will be able to attend and if you have any motions for discussion we ask that these are submitted to the club Chairman (Ian) or club secretary (Katie) no later than 19th February.  While current Committee members have confirmed that they are willing to continue, if anyone wishes to stand for a position on the Committee that would be welcomed and again a nomination with proposer and seconder should be submitted to Ian or Katie by 19th February.

TEAM EVENTS

 

Following the success of our first Teams session, the second Wednesday in every odd month will be a teams event. You will need to organise yourselves into teams of four. Please let Ian know as and when you have formed a team, he is happy to act as co-ordinator.

 

News Report

See Report of Friday's Stanley Swiss Teams event in Cheltenham. We had a team of 4 representingWotton.

 

Daytime Bridge

One comment was made by quite a few members in response to Katie's survey - expressing interest in playing daytime bridge.

You are very welcome to come along to the Monday afternoon "Gentle" bridge club. Venue is the Rushmire Room, starting at 2:30pm.

The standard isn't as challenging, but it is very enjoyable, and played at a more relaxed pace.

It's a hosted event, so you don't need to come with a partner - you can come by yourself.

 

Finding a Partner

Don't forget that there is a facility on the web-site for finding a partner.  Go to the Membership page and logon.  If you have forgotten your logon password contact Ian and he can reset it.

Etiquette and Behaviour - please refer to the appropriate pages on the web-site.

DIRECTOR'S CORNER

North's Duties

It is primarily North's responsibility to make sure that they are playing the correct boards and have the correct opponents. The Bridgemates will tell you what and who you should be playing. Please check before touching a board. Do NOT assume that the boards on the table are the correct ones, nor that they've been left in the correct order or the correct polarity. Assume nothing - check and verify!

At the end of a round, please make sure that the boards are in the correct order when passed on to the next table or relay. Help to prevent an error at the next table.

East and West are, however, equally culpable if the wrong boards are played - check that North has done his job. Don't assume. Check!

 

Use of the Alert and Stop Cards

Please acquaint yourself with the correct use of the Alert and Stop cards.  Please read the attached documents - Alert and Stop on their correct use.

 

Slow Play

Slow Play

Using the software timer has made a big difference and since we started using it things have improved.  We cannot be complacent and the recent members survey highlighted that slow play continues to be a frustration for some.  Our target will continue to be to play 24 boards in 3 hours. This equates to 22.5 minutes per round for a three-board movement or 15 minutes per round for a two-board movement. These timings include ALL movements between rounds, making a cup of tea/coffee, visits to the kitchen/loo, etc.

Directors will continue to keep an eye on this to make sure we keep things moving.  

If you want more information this article in Mr Bridge, written by Jeremy Dhondy (the EBU Chairman) might be helpful. Also read the page on the Club’s website regarding “Bridge Etiquette”, where some aspects of this topic are discussed. Remember that if you play slowly it affects three other people at your table and four people at every other table.

The Gazette

You can read an article in this week's Gazette and previous articles, on the NewsPage.

 
 
"Gentle" Bridge Club
 
This is our associated 'Gentle' bridge club; it meets on Monday afternoons, play starting at 2:30pm. The venue is the Rushmire Room.
It is primarily aimed at the less experienced player, but ALL players are welcome.
 
It is a hosted event, so you don't need to come with a partner, just turn up.
 
Click here for more details.
Results
Monday pairs
Director: Jenny
Scorer: Ian
TEAMS event
Director: Ian
Scorer: Ian
Monday pairs
Director: Hywel
Scorer: Ian
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Jenny
Scorer: Hywel
Calendar
22nd Jan 2020
Wednesday Pairs
7:15
Director: Carlton
  (Partner?)
27th Jan 2020
Monday pairs
7:15
Director: Trefor
29th Jan 2020
Wednesday Pairs
7:15
Director: Bob
  (Partner?)
3rd Feb 2020
Monday pairs
7:15
Director: Carlton