On-line Bridge

We now have 48 members signed up with BCL, enabling us to continue to play Bridge whilst we are prohibited from meeting. Unfortunately, our Thursday session last week failed to materialise and I apologise to the 24 of you who turned up “raring to go”. At the time I was mystified as to what had gone wrong. Subsequently I have received an apology and an explanation from BCL. As several of you suspected, it was due to “an overlap on processes as they rolled out the timing for the winter clock changeover”. Apparently Bassingham and one other club were “the unfortunate Guinea Pigs in the room failure”. I have had an assurance that it won’t happen again. So I look forward to “seeing” you all again next week.
For those of you playing both Mondays and Thursdays, could I remind you that it is very helpful if you are on the Heighington list for Monday and the Bassingham list for Thursday. A reminder also that the “find a partner” facility on the club web-page is operating as usual.

Of course, BCL membership doesn’t just give you access to your usual club Bridge. You could play Bridge 24/7 and 365 days a year if you so wished! I know several members make good use of the Social room and of the Daily MPS. One recent development is the Winter Teams of Four League and I am delighted that we were able to enter a team. Congratulations to Dave and Sally Williams and Pat and Nigel Haslam who managed to win their first League match last night against a very good opposition team.

How are you getting on with Barry’s Cryptic Lockdown Quiz? Don’t forget, you have until the end of November to submit answers and/or your 500 word (maximum) anecdote (see previous Blog). I’m looking forward to seeing both! Stay safe and stay sane. Andy