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 will formally come 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.
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.
The 100 Club draws have restarted.
Each Monday a winner is drawn at the evening drive. The first draw was on May 6 and the winner was Martin Epstein.
13th May Harald Luts
20th May Georgina Wooler
27th May Cath Riley
Monday 15th April was a handicapped event and seven teams competed. The raw results can be seen by clicking the Results Tab in the usual way. However Pianola does not deal with the handicaps. The final result for the top four teams, with the handicap applied, is as follows:-
|1||Stephen & Sharon Halston. Kath Fort , Peter Smith||102|
|2||George Bak, Stuart Davies, Gill Copeland, Steve Blackburn||69|
|3||Liz Brown, Joyce Carey. John Lomas, Morris Brown||40|
|4||Robert Eaton, Jacqui Hutchinson, Alistair Copeland, Clive Naylor||35|
Many congratulations to the winners of the Haslock Trophy - Hazel Greenwood and Margaret Brayshaw. Very well played - a great result!
Many of our members attended the celebration of Jim’s life held at Bradford Cathedral on April 4th.
We all knew him through his bridge but he was also a most accomplished, talented and popular musician, known around the world for his Gilbert and Sullivan arrangements. An accompanist, teacher, consultant, composer and director, he also wrote an opera and arranged many commissioned orchestrations. Jim was the founding musical director of the International G & S Festival and the professional G & S Opera company, won awards and toured throughout the UK and America directing various companies and societies.
He will be sadly missed within our Club. Our thoughts are with Madeleine.
Is anyone interested in a DOMESTIC HALF SIZE DISHWASHER? This had been used for about 2 years at home and then donated to the Club but has had very little use since. It’s in the Club kitchen if you want to have a look. We suggest that if you would like it a donation is made to the Club.
As members know, Jim very sadly died suddenly earlier this month.
His funeral will be at 11.30 am on Thursday 4th April at Scholemoor Crematorium, Lidget Green, BD7 2PS. It is for friends and family and will be followed by a service of thanksgiving for his life at Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill BD1 4EH at 1.00 pm.
The Mentoring system seems to be working extremely well and still has several months to run. The Club would now also like to organise some stand-alone seminars on topics of interest. For instance, a seminar topic could be on team tactics or further conventions or cue bidding and splinters or defence etc. If you have the necessary expertise and would be willing to run one of these seminars it would be great - so please let someone on the Committee know.
The winner of the Club Championship Handicap Teams held on 18th March was Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Janice Brear, Alistair Copeland and Clive Naylor. Well done, all of you!
Congratulations to Louise Armitage and Sandra Andrews who won the Ladies Championship Pairs Drive on March 13th and to Alistair Copeland and Alan Jarvis who won the Men's event.
Many thanks to Stuart for all the work that he put in running two events simultaneously. It was really appreciated by everyone who played.