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A great time was had by 28 players at the latest social evening at the bridge club
A delicious chicken salad was enjoyed followed by a very friendly game of bridge
prizes were awarded at the end of the evening
Today we held our fundraiser in aid of Pendleside Hospice. As usual the event was very well attended and everyone enjoyed playing bridge and having a sumptuous afternoon tea made for them by our members.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the organising of this very successful afternoon.
Newcomers Pairs’ competition ...........we had a good turn out for this popular competition and it was played by members who had learnt to play within the last five years. The overall winners were Sue Lister and Anne Nicholson. Prizes were given to the winners from each year group. A very enjoyable evening
Report on the Multiple Teams Event, 24th June
This event was enjoyed by 10 teams from Keighley and Brierfield Clubs. A total of 45 boards were played in two sessions between which we all enjoyed a tasty and substantial tea. The desserts were made by our own members and were especially delicious. Many thanks to Sue Lister and her team for their hard work.
The event was ably directed by John Spencer and scored by Rosemary Price. The winning team was Mike Tomlinson, Bob Loveridge, Nicholas Sutcliffe and Mike Costich. Hot on their heels in second place was Brian Irlam, Alan Purdy, David Bowyer and David Briggs.
Some of our newer members might not know too much about playing team bridge. It is different to a normal duplicate session in that your scores are compared with those attained by the other pair in you team. One pair play boards N/S and the other pair play E/W. Scores are determined by a points system known as ‘Imps’. Please look out for our team events and endeavour to join in. If you cannot make up a team of four please ask around and we will try and find another pair to join you. Also the club has teams playing this format in the Fylde Bridge League so playing at club events will stand you in good stead for joining our league teams.
Last night we had a very enjoyable evening playing for the annual Fewster Rosebowl. Many members entered and were paired up with a partner of different ranking.........
The winners were...
🥇 Paul Hepworth and Sheila Casson
🥈Rosemary Price and Claire Harker
Congratulations to you all
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A very busy Open Day at the club with a constant stream of visitors. Many have signed up to start lessons.
Thanks to all our members who came to help and make this another successful day.
see photos above
CHARITY BRIDGE 14th MARCH, 2018
In aid of ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY
We would like to thank all our members and friends for supporting our Charity Bridge Day.
Your overwhelming support in volunteering your time, cooking biscuits and making cakes, pies and preserves, also your generous donations and purchase of raffle tickets, made a successful and enjoyable day for all. Our in-house catering team did an excellent afternoon tea as always, and a huge thankyou to Maureen for supplying such a delight! We raised £1,150 for this worthy cause.
Your support and generosity is much appreciated. Our success is due to teamwork from our members and your continued interest in helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
Thankyou to you all.
Christina Halstead and team
36 members and guests had a very enjoyable evening at the first supper social of the year. A delicious meal was prepared and served by Maureen and the catering team who as usual did a tremendous job. A relaxed and friendly game of bridge followed and the winners, runners up, and nearest to 50% were awarded prizes Everyone left looking forward to the next one.
PENDLE WITCH PAIRS
On Sunday 12th November 68 players took part in the annual Pendle Witch Pairs event. This comprised afternoon and evening sessions between which was served a delicious meal by the club’s own catering team. A strong field had entered with many leading players from across the North West and Yorkshire. At the interval and well above their seeding the leaders were We Che Tham and David Tilley. Close by in second place were Kath Nelson and John Currie. Kath and John maintained their form in the second session and were the eventual winners of the trophy. Many congratulations to Kath and John. The highest placed Brierfield pair in a creditable seventh place were Dorothy Slater and Roy Waddington.
Congratulations also go the winners of the Middle Expert Trophy, Steven Ward and Chris Hine and the winners of the Non-Expert Trophy, David Tilley and We Che Tam.
The event although competitive was a friendly sociable occasion and a good way to learn new bridge skills from able and competent players. Many thanks to all those who worked hard in organising the event and particularly to Paul Hepworth for directing, Alan Crabtree for overall organisation and of course, Maureen Ashton and her hard working catering team.
Bridge Library News
The library has now 18 DVD bridge tutorials available to borrow by members.
Instructions are displayed at the club.
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Moved 21st September