We are very short of players in the Thursday afternoon drives and it would be much appreciated if you could come along and support Ray and his group.
The afternoons are attended by players of varying standards and everyone will be very welcome.
You won't need a partner, because, not only does Ray run the drive, he always acts as host too.
Some of our members have been competing against people from all over the country in the EBU Summer Congress. The full results can be seen on the EBU website but special successes for players from our Club were as follows:-
Aug 6 GCH Fox Pairs 2nd Stuart Davies and George Bak (118 pairs competed)
Aug 8 Mixed Pair Championship 3rd Carole Kelly and Stuart Davies
Aug 9 Point A Board Teams 1st Alan Jarvis (with three others)
Aug 9 Friday pairs 3rd Stuart Davies (with Nick Doe)
If you use your EBU diary please note that with the latest edition of English Bridge members are being told that from 2020 if they wish to receive a diary then they will need to OPT IN. This is to reduce the number of unwanted diaries which are sent out which obviously has both an environmental and financial impact. To opt in to receive the diary members will need to login to My EBU and check the appropriate tick box, even if they were previously marked to receive it. If members ask for assistance with doing this then the Club should be able to do this for them provided that the member has given the club permissions to update their details.
Everyone will be interested to know that several members from the Club played in the recent Scarborough Congress. All did well - with the most notable success being in the Senior Pairs Qualifier when Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn were the top pair. All the results can be seen on the EBU website.
Congratulations to Stephen, Sharon, Elaine and Peter. They won the Mixed Pivot Teams Championship held on Monday 15th July
Louise and Mark Armitage came fourth in the County Yorkshire Flitch held at Doncaster on July 14th. Very well done.
We hope that this will not be the case but members should be aware that due to illness there may, possibly, not be a host at the Club on the evening of Wednesday 17th July.
Congratulations to George and Stuart - our winners of the Hill Pairs competition. Morris Brown and Cath Riley came second. Well done.
The winners of the 100 club in July are:- 1 July Kath Jagger 8 July. Madeleine Newby 15 July Margaret Brayshaw 22 July. Wendy Murphy 29th. Richard King
Congratulations to Sue (Sheldrick) and Madeleine. They won the Vera Walton trophy competition on 12th June.
Congratulations to George Bak, Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn who, playing with non Club member Nichola Cockerill-Smith, won the final of the Yorkshire Congress team event held in Harrogate on the weekend of 9/10 of June. Well done to you all.
Our extremely successful mentoring scheme formally came to an end at the end of June. Many, many thanks to the mentors who took part. They all spent a lot of time with their respective mentees, meeting up with them to discuss various hands, advising on system cards and frequently playing with a mentee in a Club session. Everyone agrees that the help that was given has made all the difference to our intermediate players.
The scheme may run again in 2020-21 depending on interest and demand in twelve months time.
The June 100 Club winners are:-
June 3 Margaret Brayshaw
June 10 Lynn Nutton
June 17 Mark Armitage
June 24 Liz Wickens
Monday 3 June was a very special day at our bridge Club as it was Kath Fort’s birthday. She had provided what was said to be ‘nibbles’ but that certainly didn’t cover the absolutely wonderful array of food that we had in the extended interval. Chris gave an account of Kath’s long-time association with the Club and Susan presented her with a bouquet.
Thank you so much Kath for doing all this. You and your family must have worked extremely hard to get everything so well organised. It was a really lovely evening. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
On Monday May 20th the winners of the Joyce Allard Trophy were Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Lynn Nutton, Georgie Ramseyer and Richard King. Well done to you all.
Congratulations to Stuart Davies and Alan Jarvis who won this event at Huddersfield bridge club on May 19th. Also to George Bak, Steve Blackburn and Carole Kelly. George and Steve came third in the same event tieing with Carole and her partner - Geoff Kenyon from Doncaster. Twenty four pairs from over the region competed.