Extraordinary General Meeting 30th Sept

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Bassingham Bridge Club
on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 6-30pm. In the Hammond Hall.
Please be sure to arrive in good time.

Agenda

1. Apologies: –

2. Minutes of AGM held via Zoom on 29th April 2021.

3. Matters arising

4. Proposals
Proposal from Alan Timmis: –
That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such).
A constant reminder to members of a much loved man without whom there would be no club at all.

Alternative proposal by the committee: –
A Roy Hughes memorial trophy for the Random seeded teams events or naming the Charity bridge day each year after Roy Hughes.

A vote will be taken.

5.Date of next years AGM and Annual Dinner
Proposed to have the AGM on Thursday 28th April and the Annual dinner on Friday 29th April 2022.


After the EGM trophies and prizes will be awarded to those winners from last year.

Possible League Competition

It has been suggested that we could have a limited teams competition in the 7 months until the end of March 2022.

If you are interested in doing this as a pair, then please send your names to Pat Haslam.

If there is enough interest then teams will be formed and a competition can take place.

Extraordinary General Meeting

Hello Everyone,

We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting of the club on Thursday 30th September at 6-30pm. Please be sure to arrive in good time.

The agenda will include the proposal put forward by Alan Timmis: –

That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such).

The committee will propose alternatives: – A Roy Hughes memorial trophy for the Random seeded teams events or naming the Charity bridge day each year after Roy Hughes.

The final agenda will be sent out next week.

After the EGM trophies and prizes will be awarded to those winners from last year.

If anyone has a trophy would they please return it to a member of the committee.

Bob Davies

I am sorry to have to report the death of Bob Davies. He died on 12th August and had been ill with cancer for some time. He had been playing bridge with Newark bridge club up until a couple of weeks before.

Our condolences to Kathy.

On behalf of Bassingham bridge club.

Bridge starts again at the Hall

Following the government announcement to lift all restrictions of the lockdown, the Hammond hall will open again from the 19th July.  So the club will start all normal sessions from the following day.
The first face to face session will be social bridge on Tuesday afternoon 20th July starting at 2pm in the tower room.
Wednesday evening will also be in the tower room from 7pm. This session will initially be for beginners and improvers groups.
Thursday evening will be a normal duplicate bridge session starting at 7pm in the main hall

Before attending a club session members should either be double vaccinated or have a negative test within the previous 48 hours.
 The rooms will be well ventilated, an extra layer may be necessary.
Hand sanitiser will be provided on entry to the main hall and should be used on arrival.
 
Tea and coffee will be available but Members can bring their own refreshments if they would prefer.
 
Members to be asked to bring the correct table money (£2) to minimise the handling of cash. 
 
Face masks will be optional.
 
Please note that these restrictions will be reviewed regularly.
 
On behalf of the Committee

Starting to play Face to face bridge again

As I am sure you are aware the opening of the Hammond hall has been deferred for 4 weeks until after the 19th July. When the government have announced the lifting of restrictions and when the Hammond hall let us know when we can use it again we will let you know.
Online bridge still continues on BCL.

Renovating tables

This message was sent by Chris Douglas.
I wonder if any Bridge club members have old green baize tables that they would like to have renovated? I have just had 2 done and I’m very pleased with them. Collingham Men on Sheds did them for me, and have enough green baize (NOT FELT) to do 2 more. They stripped mine down and revarnished and replaced the baize. The cost per table would be about £35.
I can pass a message to Chris

Draft minutes of AGM

Annual General meeting of the Bassingham Bridge Club held via Zoom

Held on 29th April 2021 at 6pm via Zoom

Apologies received from: Corinne & Peter Cole, Susie Lawrence, Kathy & Bob Davies, Jean Tyler.

Present on zoom: Pat & Nigel Haslam, Carmen H, Carolyn M, Jim W, Julia W, Chris D, Chris P, Fiona W, John L, Andy M, Anne L, Elizabeth C, Mike H, Paul R, Rosie D, Sheila D, Roger B, Lesley & Barry, David B, Sally & Dave, Patrick R and Tony T

Minutes of 2019 AGM  – agreed as a true record.

Treasurer’s report (attached) – agreed nem con, thanks expressed to Barry and Roger

Chairperson’s report (attached) – Pat gave a quick summary and thanked the committee for their support during the year. Also expressed thanks to those with their partners who were prepared to be reserves on BCL club night.

Election of Officers:

Chairperson, Pat Haslam was the only nominee and duly elected.

The rest of the committee were re-elected en bloc as follows: –

Vice chair, Andy Milner

Secretary, Tony Tyler

Treasurer, Barry Leverett

Membership, Anne lanes

other Jim Wallace

Auditor, Roger Baker

Competition report:

the results for the 2019 – 20 season were confirmed and are attached below

2020 2021 BCL F2F ON-LINE RESULTS

PAIRS TROPHY:

Winners: Dave and Sally Williams

TOM SEMENS TROPHY (MOST SLAMS)

Winner: Andy Milner

ROY HUGHES FOUNDERS TROPHY (PAIRS HANDICAP)

Winners Fred Myers and Jayne Barrett

A small prize will be given to these winners.

Proposal from the committee: That an Extraordinary General Meeting be held in September at the Hammond Hall, when full discussion of topics would be possible. This was agreed nem con.

There has been another proposal from Alan Timmis as follows: –

“That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such).”

A constant reminder to members of a much loved man without whom there would be no club at all.

Noted that Alan was not present to speak to the proposal so proposed that this should be  deferred until the September Extraordinary meeting when a full discussion will be easier to hold. Proposed Pat and seconded Dave and agreed by all.

Provisionally the club hopes to resume bridge sessions in the Hammond hall from Thursday 1st July. A further committee meeting will be held in June to confirm the restart.

Tony Tyler, secretary

AGM Thursday 6pm via Zoom

The agenda for the meeting is below. The meeting will open at 5-55pm please log on as soon as you can and initially mute your microphone to minimise the background noise.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85753914324?pwd=N0N0UWVsd1M3aThIVmxReDMvN1hKdz09

Meeting ID: 857 5391 4324 Passcode: jK69kE

Annual General meeting of the Bassingham Bridge Club 
 

 To be held on 29th April 2021 at 6pm via Zoom
 

 Apologies
 Minutes of 2019 AGM  - available to view on the website.
 Treasurer’s report - see separate attachment
 Chairperson’s report. - see separate attachment
 

 Election of Officers:
 Chairperson,  currently Pat Haslam
 Vice chair, Andy Milner
 Secretary, Tony Tyler
 Treasurer, Barry Leverett
 Membership, Anne lanes
 other Jim Wallace
 Auditor, Roger Baker
 

 Competition report
 2020 2021 BCL F2F ON-LINE RESULTS
 PAIRS TROPHY:
 Winners: Dave and Sally Williams
 TOM SEMENS TROPHY (MOST SLAMS)
 Winner: Andy Milner 
 ROY HUGHES FOUNDERS TROPHY (PAIRS HANDICAP)
 Winners Fred Myers and Jayne Barrett
 

 Proposal from the committee: That an Extraordinary General Meeting be held in September at the Hammond Hall. When full discussion of topics would be possible.
 

 There has been another proposal from Alan Timmis as follows: -
 "That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such)."
 A constant reminder to members of a much loved man without whom there would be no club at all.
 However the committee think that this would be better deferred until the September Extraordinary meeting when a full discussion would be easier to hold.
 

 Provisionally the club hopes to resume bridge sessions in the Hammond hall from Thursday 1st July. A further committee meeting will be held in June to confirm the restart.
 

 Here is a link to access the Zoom session on 29th April: -
 

 Time: Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM London
  Join Zoom Meeting
 https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85753914324?pwd=N0N0UWVsd1M3aThIVmxReDMvN1hKdz09
  
 Meeting ID: 857 5391 4324 Passcode: jK69kE
  
 Tony Tyler, secretary
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
 

 

 What an exceptional time Bassingham Bridge Club has been through.  Our last AGM was in April 2019 and Roy Hughes Chaired the meeting.  Sadly he passed away in November and I assumed the role of acting Chairman.  Then in March all live bridge at Bassingham stopped due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The whole committee have continued to work well together and continue to hold meetings via Zoom.  Jim Wallace joined the committee in April.
 

 Onto our Bridge year.  This began with our usual very cheerful and extremely well attended (18 tables) Christmas 2019 celebration with fun bridge, mulled wine and sausage rolls (kindly donated by Derek Hickson).  
 

 The 2019/20 Individual Competition began by asking all players to use Standard English Acol. This led to virtually 80% taking part in the individual competition (compared to less than 50% previously).  However, after a decline in numbers in the last 2 months of the trial, it was decided to return to the old system for the remaining 6 months and monitor how numbers were affected.  They have indeed remained high, with the majority continuing to play in the Individual competition.
 

 The first Random Seeded Competition took place on Sunday 24th November and uniquely had a tie for 1st place.  These afternoons continue to be popular,  with the maximum 9 tables  also taking part in February.  They provide pleasant afternoons of friendly team bridge with excellent afternoon tea provided by the participants. Dave Williams has kindly directed all these events.
 

 Tuesday afternoons continue to be used for social bridge.  In addition the committee, led by Andy Milner, have used this time to trial a BriAn scoring system.  Once up and running it works well but it has been decided to relook at this, and possible alternatives, at a later date.
 

 In January 2020 the Club purchased a Dealing Machine jointly with Heighington Bridge Club.  This has proved to be far superior to the ‘Handydup’ method.  It produces deals very quickly and the hands are easily printed out and displayed on our website.  
 

 Unfortunately the Club’s bridge year  had to be brought to a premature end on 16th March when all our meetings were cancelled due to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. The decision was taken by the committee to end the season at this stage.
 

 In September the Committee agreed to join BCL F2F bridge on our usual Thursday night.  This has proved to be popular and regularly has 6/7 tables.  We had to abandon our Charity Day in August 2020 but supported Simultaneous Pairs competitions for Children in Need.  We had hoped to do a further one in  March in support of Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie but unfortunately a fire affected the main server at BCL and no play was able to take place.
 

 The online AGM scheduled for 29th April is to fulfil our constitutional obligations and, hopefully, a full EGM can be held as soon as we return to live bridge. 
 

 

 Pat Haslam
 

Annual General meeting

Annual General meeting of the Bassingham Bridge Club 

To be held on 29th April 2021 at 6pm via Zoom

Apologies

Minutes of 2019 AGM  – available to view on the website.

Treasurer’s report – see separate attachment

Chairperson’s report. – see below

Election of Officers 

Competition report

Pairs Slam Handicap

Proposal from the committee: That an Extraordinary General Meeting be held in September at the Hammond Hall. When full discussion of topics would be possible.

There has been another proposal from Alan Timmis as follows: –

“That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such).”

A constant reminder to members of a much loved man without whom there would be no club at all.

However the committee think that this would be better deferred until the September Extraordinary meeting when a full discussion would be easier to hold.

Provisionally the club hopes to resume bridge sessions in the Hammond hall from Thursday 1st July. A further committee meeting will be held in June to confirm the restart.

Here is a link to access the zoom session on 29th April: –

Time: Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM London

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/85753914324?pwd=N0N0UWVsd1M3aThIVmxReDMvN1hKdz09

Meeting ID: 857 5391 4324

Passcode: jK69kE

Tony Tyler, secretary

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

What an exceptional time Bassingham Bridge Club has been through.  Our last AGM was in April 2019 and Roy Hughes Chaired the meeting.  Sadly he passed away in November and I assumed the role of acting Chairman.  Then in March all live bridge at Bassingham stopped due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The whole committee have continued to work well together and continue to hold meetings via Zoom.  Jim Wallace joined the committee in April.

Onto our Bridge year.  This began with our usual very cheerful and extremely well attended (18 tables) Christmas 2019 celebration with fun bridge, mulled wine and sausage rolls (kindly donated by Derek Hickson).  

The 2019/20 Individual Competition began by asking all players to use Standard English Acol. This led to virtually 80% taking part in the individual competition (compared to less than 50% previously).  However, after a decline in numbers in the last 2 months of the trial, it was decided to return to the old system for the remaining 6 months and monitor how numbers were affected.  They have indeed remained high, with the majority continuing to play in the Individual competition.

The first Random Seeded Competition took place on Sunday 24th November and uniquely had a tie for 1st place.  These afternoons continue to be popular,  with the maximum 9 tables  also taking part in February.  They provide pleasant afternoons of friendly team bridge with excellent afternoon tea provided by the participants. Dave Williams has kindly directed all these events.

Tuesday afternoons continue to be used for social bridge.  In addition the committee, led by Andy Milner, have used this time to trial a BriAn scoring system.  Once up and running it works well but it has been decided to relook at this, and possible alternatives, at a later date.

In January 2020 the Club purchased a Dealing Machine jointly with Heighington Bridge Club.  This has proved to be far superior to the ‘Handydup’ method.  It produces deals very quickly and the hands are easily printed out and displayed on our website.  

Unfortunately the Club’s bridge year  had to be brought to a premature end on 16th March when all our meetings were cancelled due to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. The decision was taken by the committee to end the season at this stage.

In September the Committee agreed to join BCL F2F bridge on our usual Thursday night.  This has proved to be popular and regularly has 6/7 tables.  We had to abandon our Charity Day in August 2020 but supported Simultaneous Pairs competitions for Children in Need.  We had hoped to do a further one in  March in support of Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie but unfortunately a fire affected the main server at BCL and no play was able to take place.

The online AGM scheduled for 29th April is to fulfil our constitutional obligations and, hopefully, a full EGM can be held as soon as we return to live bridge. 

Pat Haslam