Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 4:53pm
CLUB CLOSED : SEE CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT UNDER NEWS ON THE HOME PAGE
"The club Committee met today (15/7) to discuss Covid-19 and the prospects for reopening the club. We believe that there is a possibility of reopening in early September if the local infection rate remains low. We will be meeting again on 19 August to review the situation again and to assess whether we can fully implement the advice contained in the Risk Assessment plan recently circulated by the EBU. We will only reopen if we feel confident that we can fulfil the One Metre plus mitigation stipulations and have suitable measures in place to safeguard members as far as is possible.
If we decide to reopen guidelines will be published regarding the ‘new normal’ for attendance at club drives.
The Committee undertook to review the issue of subscription rebate/refund and decided that any action would be deferred until next year and any consideration would be accounted for in next year’s subscription.
I do hope every one is fit and well and look forward to seeing you all i(hopefully) in the Autumn.
Mark Armitage, Club Chairman"
We hope that you are all well and looking forward to playing bridge at the Club again now that the lockdown is being gradually lifted.
The Club Committee will be meeting on 15 July and will be having preliminary discussions about reopening.
We hope that everyone is well and managing to cope in these difficult times.
No doubt you will all be missing your bridge sessions and seeing friends at the Club but there are other ways of keeping up with the game. Quite a few of our members are playing bridge online or watching the excellent seminars that are being broadcast.
There are various websites where you can play online and the EBU have a detailed description of these and explain how you can do this with your usual partner or with friends at https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3736 All these online websites are very similar and all are excellent. As an example of what you can do the EBU link below describes how to register on just one of the sites and how to set up a table where four friends can play http://www.ebu.co.uk/ebuscore-wiki/bboinstructions.
Of the seminars Jack Stocken has just developed a paid subscription daily Bridgecast using Bridgebase Online to go through an instructive Intermediate or Advanced hand (or both) with a video commentary. See https://yorkshirebridge.co.uk/jacks-daily-bridgecast/
Andrew Robson also offers something similar at
Those of you who have been on the Mr Bridge cruises will know Bernard Magee. Bernard Magee is streaming free live bridge seminars on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.00am on YouTube. You can watch live and ask questions or comment during the event or catch up on past seminars. Go to https://mrbridge.co.uk/ and scroll down to Live Seminars
We hope that we’ll all be playing bridge at the Club soon – but in the meantime enjoy what you can do online and keep safe and well.
The Bradford Swiss Pairs scheduled for 19th April 2020 will no longer take place this year due to the current Covid-19 epidemic.
CLUB CLOSED WITH EFFECT FROM TUESDAY 17 MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
In light of advice from the Government on March 16th the Committee has decided to suspend all drives at the club until advice is received that it is safe to resume. We will be keeping a close watch on news updates and hopefully the exponential growth of the disease will be flattened by following the official advice and resumption may be all the earlier as a result.
The Secretary will be informing, via email, all those members signed up to Pianola and phoning those others she can identify who are not.
The final match in the 2019-2020 season was played on March 8th with our A, C and D teams winning their matches. The season as a whole was good for all our teams so well done to all who played. The A and B teams just missed being promoted but the C team played very well and (by one point!) will being playing in the division above next season. Thanks to all who played.
This is just to let everyone know that unfortunately we are having to cancel the afternoon drives on Tuesday March 3rd and Thursday 5th (and Friday morning 6th), as the staircase and hallway are being re-decorated all that week - and there will be no access to the upstairs bridge room or cloakrooms.
All being well, the decorator will have completed the work within the week and we shall be back to normal by the following Monday.
There were some very closely fought matches in the Yorkshire League on 16th February. Bradford results were as follows:-
Bradford A v Sheffield B Lost 8-12
Bradford B v Keighley B Won 12-8
Bradford C v Garforth B Won 14-6
Bradford D v Huddersfield D Lost 6-14
Bradford E v Huddersfield F. Lost 9-11
The final League match will be on 8th March. Good luck to all our teams then!!
Congratulations to Elaine, Kath, Pat and Sharon who were in the winning Ladies team and to Stuart, John, Alan and Steve who won the Men's Team event. A great evening was had by all who participated and thanks are due to Stuart for organising this double competition.
Congratulations to Sharon and Stephen Halston who won the Flitch competition on 12th February. Pauline and Chris Fort came second, Well done to both pairs.