Organisers John Ditchfield – 01254 248178 and Joan Smith – 01254 247589The Club runs a popular Bridge League nearly every Tuesday during the winter. At present over 30 members take part in very friendly, but competitive Bridge Each individual is awarded a handicap at the start of the season based on past performance and or level of playing ability and this is reviewed once during the season. We play Duplicate Bridge starting at 6.45 p.m. and usually are able to play 22 Boards before finishing at about 10.00 p.m. Gross and Net scores are recorded for each week and prizes are awarded at the end of the season for the pairs with the highest points scored in both categories. Only the best 12 scores of each pair through the season count for the league. As there are over 20 opportunities to play during the season, it is not essential to play every week to compete in the league. New players, individuals or pairs, are always very welcome and Social Membership of the Club is available at modest cost. Anyone interested should contact the organisers for more details.
The end of another very successful Bridge session. With the temporary addition of a “pair” from Blackburn Bridge club, we had eight tables playing in our “fun” night, which everyone seemed to enjoy, in spite of the mistakes made by yours truly, the evenings winners, by a comfortable margin were Brian Quinn & Brian Whalley, well done to them!
The evening concluded with light refreshments and the prize Presentation made by the President, the winners of the ‘William Hesketh’ Salver for the best nett score were Vice President Anita Allcock and her partner Elaine Holden, the gross prize was retained for the fifth consecutive year by Harry Finch & John Myler, an excellent consistent performance.
I hope Jilly & Alastair will be reading this, as everyone here sends them congratulations on their wedding in Australia, with very best wishes for their future happiness.
I look forward to seeing you all again, early October 2017 and would again thank you for the very generous gift you gave me on Tuesday night.