it is with very great sadness that we have to announce that Mike Hitchen has died. Mike was an extremely nice, popular member of the Club and we will all miss him at the bridge table. Our thoughts are with Jane at this very sad time.
The details of Mike's funeral are posted in the coffee room
The Club diaries have been printed. Please take a copy from the box in the main bridge room.
Please note that there have been some alterations to dates etc since the diaries were sent for printing and sheets listing these changes can be found at the Club. Please take a copy so that you can amend your diary accordingly. Thanks.
This is just to remind everyone that there will be no evening drive this coming Thursday (10th October) as Robert is away. The afternoon drive is not affected.
There will be a special event with food at the Club on Tuesday October 22 as it is Margaret Dixon's birthday. The celebration will be before the bridge drive and players are invited to arrive between 12.30 and 12.45. The bridge drive will start as usual at 1.30 p.m. We all hope that you have a great birthday Margaret. Many happy returns.
Quite a few of our members have been playing in the Manx Bridge Union Congress with good results. Stuart Davies, Paul Belsten and new member Stephen Berson together with a player from another club came second in the teams. Stuart and his partner won the Mixed and Open pairs and Stuart and Paul came third in the Swiss Pairs. The results for each of the sessions including the positions and percentages of the other Bradford players can be seen on https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwom/bw.cgi?club=manx&pid=display_past&sessid=531076444739685
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)
The August 100 Club winners are
5 August. Susan Hoyle
12 August Pat Benson
19 August Carole Binnie
26 August Eleanor Senior
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