Congratulations to Steve, Stuart, Gill and George - the winners of our Club Championship Mixed Pivot Teams competition.
Lauri and Margaret Andrews came fourth in the Yorkshire County Flitch competition held at Doncaster on July 15th. Well played.
The winners of the 100 Club Draw in June were:-
4th Steve Blackburn 11th Georgina Wooler 18th Jacqui Hutchinson 25th Judith Fenton
Many thanks to anyone who donated a bottle for Hazel's stall at Denholme Gala A total of £490 was raised. This will all go to the Felix and Rupert Greenwood Trust Memorial Travel fund which was set up in memory of Hazel’s sons who died in the Bradford City fire along with their father. The money will be used to award travel grants to disadvantaged children or young people who live in the area.
Congratulations to George and Stuart, this year's winners of the Hill Pairs competition. They overtook the runners up - Madeleine and Sue - in the last round. Well done to both pairs.
The Jackpot competition is hotting up and the current rank order and points of the leading ten members can be seen on the board in the Teaching Room.
After 18 events the top five so far are:-
1= George Bak and Stuart Davies (1138) 3. Mark Armitage (1066) 4. Robert Eaton (781) 5 Harry Hoyle (685)
Closely following are Steve Blackburn, Alan Jarvis, David Donaldson, Jacqui Hutchinson and Jean Britteon
This year we are again going to be running our very successful beginners bridge classes, starting on Tuesday 11 September and running for a minimum of ten weeks in the first term. Some flyers giving details can be found on the table in the main bridge room. If you know of a suitable location, where interested people might see them, please take a few flyers to leave there.
The Waddington Cup final is a Yorkshire County competition. Initial rounds are played within each qualifying club and the best Club teams then go forward into the final. Thirteen teams from different clubs competed.
Stuart Davies’ team of Stuart, George Bak, Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn played very well and were the runners up. Our other team of Alan and Kath Jagger, Margaret and Lauri Andrews came ninth. Very well done to both teams.
Many apologies for inadvertently missing off further really important Club news in the item about the Malton Cup. Bradford member Tom Copeland, playing with three others from Sheffield, was in the winning team!!!
Congratulations to the team of Stuart Davies. George Bak, Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn. They came second in Malton Bridge Club's Malton Cup, held at York Bridge Club on 24th June, losing by only 3 IMP!. Bradford new member Pete Franks, playing with three others, came third. Well done to all concerned.
Congratulations to Lauri and Margaret Andrews. They came third in the final of the Yorkshire Mixed Pairs held on 17th June. This is a competition that is open to any mixed pairs from Yorkshire, so very well done, you two!
The Club is about to purchase a defibrillator and on 8 August the Red Cross will be running a one-hour training course at the Club covering use of the machine and other related first aid matters.. It will be held in the downstairs room at 5.30 p.m. There is no charge and we are looking for volunteers from across all club drives so that there will always be someone on hand who can use the machine immediately. Reportedly the defibrillator is very simple to use.
Please add your name to the list on the coffee table. Thanks.
At their most recent meeting the Committee decided that the trial use of a timer in the main drives had been a success and this will now become standard practice.
The conversion of the downstairs gents to a disabled cubicle is underway. The plumber is currently working on the gents cloakroom conversion and will be fitting in the work around other jobs. The works are scheduled for completion by the end of July and there will never be an occasion where there are no facilities available.
Many congratulations to Sheila Kaye and Clive Naylor - this year's winners of the Vera Walton Trophy. They played an excellent match on 13th June, beating their nearest rivals by nearly 6% Well done Sheila and Clive.
The Corwen Trophy competition is a prestigious event where the leading pairs from each county are invited to compete against each other. This year the event was held in Daventry over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June with 92 pairs from all over the country participating. Stuart Davies and George Bak from our Club came 12th overall and they had the highest score of the Yorkshire County pairs. Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn - the other pair from Bradford - also did well in this top national event. Well done to both pairs - we are proud of you!!
Hazel Greenwood will be raising money by running a bottle stall at the Denholme Gala on 7th July. All proceeds will go to the Felix and Rupert Greenwood Trust Memorial Travel fund which was set up in memory of Hazel’s sons who died in the Bradford City fire along with their father. It is a very worthwhile charity and has made numerous travel awards to disadvantaged children who live in the area.
If you can contribute by leaving a bottle – of any shape or size - in the box at the Club it would be much appreciated. We hope that you manage to raise a considerable amount, Hazel!
The Joyce Allard Trophy was won by the team comprising John Bastow, Madeleine Newby, Susan Hoyle and Pat Benson. A very good result - Well done!
Congratulations to Bradford members Stuart Davies and Alan Jarvis. They won the Castle Swiss Pairs organised by Huddersfield Bridge Club. There were six matches in the competition and Stuart and Alan won three of these 20-0! Well done.
Don't forget that it is a Championship Team Event this coming Monday 21st May. Members will be competing for the Joyce Allard trophy. Do try to get a team together! if you would like to play but do not yet have a full team please put in a partner request on Pianola.
Thanks to the many people who put something into the Charity Bottle on the bar. Every so often this is emptied and the contents are given to charity. David organised this recently and you will be pleased to know that a cheque for £59.00 is being sent to Manorlands. Manorlands is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in West Yorkshire. They are there for people aged 18 and over living with conditions such as cancer, heart failure and lung disease.
Congratulations to George Bak and Stuart Davies who won the Bradford Open Swiss Pairs on 22nd April. It was a really closely fought competition with the Bradford pair winning by just one VP. It was great that the winners this year came from the home club. Well done.