Individual Trophy Result 2024

It was an exciting game when the top 8 finalists met on Sunday afternoon. The cards were really interesting and led to some good bidding and playing. At the end of the afternoon there were 3 players tied for top place: Dave Williams, Pat Lucas and Pat Haslam and a further 3 for 4th place. The rules were consulted and if there is a tie then you count the number of top boards achieved by each. All 3 had 8 top boards! If this happens you look for the lowest score achieved throughout the year and that was Pat Haslam.
Well done to all our finalists and congratulations to Pat Haslam winner of a very tight competition.

Knock Out Final

My teammates, Andy, Derrick and Jayne, played brilliantly to win the final of the knockout against a formidable team made up of the Coles and Haslams.

It was a wonderful day made special not only by Sue Milner’s delicious cooking but we also celebrated Derrick and Judith’s 60th wedding anniversary: what an achievement!

Thanks to all,

Last Nights Bridge Results

It was drawn to our attention this morning that the published results for last nights duplicate competition were wrong and that in several cases it appeared that some boards played in the last round of the evening had not been scored. On investigation we believed 13 tables had been affected. So with the help of Pat Lucas this has now been corrected and I believe that all the scores entered into the Bridgemates are now reflected in the final result. This was republished earlier today on the club website. Inevitably this has meant changes to the results initially announced and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thanks again for playing…hope you enjoyed the night….another huge attendance. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Enjoy your bridge.

Jim Wallace

Club Secretary

Individual Trophy Finalists

Congratulations to the following people who have qualified for this year’s Individual Final:

Pat Haslam
Dave Williams
Pat Lucas
Fred Myers
Andy Milner
Roger Baker
Barry Leverett
Charles Day

The following players will be reserves:
Tony Tyler
Nigel Haslam

The final is scheduled to be played on Sunday 7th April.

Curry bridge roundup!

Congratulations to Peter and Alan who won on the evening, even with all their shenanigans. Well done!

Generally I believe it was a great success.
Thanks to Jackie and her team which included two of her sons. They went to a lot of effort to make sure everything worked well.

Curry….. what can I say….. Superb! Thanks Cash.

Also thanks to everyone who came to make the evening so much fun and others like Barry and Leslie who do a lot to help behind the scenes.

Happy Easter,

League Team Final Result

Congratulations to Division A, Team A: Tony and Jean Tyler, Chris Douglas and Louise Gravil on their resounding victory over Division B Team C: Sheila Henry, Liz Salmon, Fred Myers and Jayne Barrett. Both teams played extremely well to win their division and congratulations to them both for reaching the final.

Curry Bridge

We are looking forward to seeing all of you who have put their names down to play and eat on Wednesday evening. 6.30pm.

For those of you who may need advice on where we are playing it is Oscar’s Inn, 105 Balderton Gate in Newark.
If you turn off London Road onto Sherwood Avenue, Balderton Gate is the first road on the right and the pub is on the left.
Post Code is NG24 1RY

Hopefully I’ll see some of you before midnight!!!

League and Knock Out Teams 2024/25

Hi Members
Just the Individual Trophy to complete next Thursday and we’re into a new year! See Fred to book a place at our Annual Dinner where we celebrate the successes of the year.
If you wish to enter the League and Knock Out Teams for the new year please let me have the names of your pair. These competitions take place outside of our normal Bridge sessions in member’s private homes. 20 boards are played and a break for a meal and socialising. The League teams are calculated using your seeding of this year with the highest seeded paired with the lowest. The Knock Out is random with the top half seeded and a draw for who plays with who. If you wish to be a reserve rather than play also let me know.
Please let me have entries by the end of April.

Many thanks

Pat H

Reminder of AGM Date and Deadlines

This notice is to remind you again that the club AGM will be held in Hammond Hall, Bassingham on Thursday 25th April 2024 with a prompt 6.30pm start as we hope to be able to play bridge from 7.00pm.ish depending on completing the agenda.

The purpose of this notice is to again give you the opportunity to take part in the running of your club and to give you some time to consider either a role you would be interested in taking on or by providing us with a proposal (motion) which either alters the constitution under which the club is run or one which would alter another area of running of the club.

The meeting has to be run under the conditions laid down by the constitution (which is available to all on the club web site) . In this are set down time lines for the receipt of nominations for officers of the club and for proposals to affect the running of the club.

So if you would like to be an officer of the club (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary or Treasurer) then you MUST hand or e mail your nomination to me by the 31st March 2024. These should include the signature of not only the nominee but also a proposer and seconder. Please note as per the constitution all members of the current committee MUST retire at the AGM but are eligible to be re-elected. Accordingly they have all, with the exception of the Secretary, indicated a willingness to re -stand. It is very important to understand that only in the case of no nomination being received are we allowed to accept nominations from the floor on the day.

In a similar way we invite nominations for the other 2 committee posts. For these roles nomination (with proposers and seconders) can be accepted up to and including the date of the meeting. However I would ask for them to be sent /handed to me at the earliest opportunity please. Again the existing members must retire but have indicated their willingness to re -stand.

Should you wish to propose a motion to be discussed at the AGM then I must receive written notice of the motion together with the names of the proposer and seconder. You cannot merely submit a motion on the night. You must follow the rules as laid down in the constitution.and submit them by

a) for all matters that would require a change to the constitution 28 days prior to the meeting ( ie Thursday 28th March 2024)

b) for all other matter 21 days prior to the meeting ( ie Thursday 4th April 2024).

I will of course issue formal notice of the meeting and an agenda 14 days prior to the meeting in accordance with the club constitution which will include details of all nominations and motions received.

Thank you all and please carry on enjoying your bridge

Jim Wallace

Club Secretary.

Beginners/Improvers Bridge

Wednesday 20th March 7 to 9 pm
This is the last class of this term. It will be led by Dave Williams who is looking at the topic:
‘Bridge Tactics, Vulnerability, scoring and Sacrificing.’
All members are welcome.