Covid precautions

It looks like the precautions we have to take are the same as they were before Christmas.
We will all need to wear masks during a bridge session and to ensure that we do not help the spread of Covid a test should be taken if you have any symptoms.
We hope that these precautions won’t last forever.

Christmas Bridge

Hello everyone,
It’s that time of year again.
There will be a special fun night for the Christmas bridge session this year on Thursday 23rd December.
It will be a free night and the club will provide mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls.
So all members are welcome to come along and have a good evening of fun bridge. There may even be prizes!

Please note that this will be the last club bridge session of this year. Bridge will start again on Tuesday afternoon 4th January 2022.

Draft minutes from EGM

Minutes of Extraordinary General Meeting of Bassingham Bridge Club

Held on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 6-30pm. In the Hammond Hall.

1. Apologies received from: – Andy Milner, Sally & Dave Williams, David Baker, Carolyn Morant, Maurice Lynne, Elaine Proctor, Anne Ford & David Lucas (part time), Susie & John Lucas (part time)

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

3. No matters arising

4. 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.
Seconded by Peter Philips.
Alan spoke about how Roy Hughes had started giving lessons and then started the club in 2000. He also thought that names on trophies can get forgotten. He said that considering the amount of work Roy had put in over the years his name should be remembered and included in the name of the club.

Tony Tyler on behalf of the committee said that Roy’s main interest was in playing bridge and it wasn’t necessary to change the name of the club. He recommended that the members should vote against this proposal and instead consider one of the options proposed by the committee.

Votes in favour of the proposal were 9 and votes against were 29.

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

The vote was 3 in favour of a trophy for the Random seeded teams event.
And 36 in favour of renaming the bridge day as follows – The Roy Hughes Memorial Charity bridge day.
5.Date of next years AGM will be Thursday 28th April and the Annual dinner on Friday 29th April 2022

Tony Tyler – Secretary.

After the EGM, trophies and prizes were awarded to those winners from 2019-20 reported at the AGM and also to those who played on line last year also reported at the AGM.

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