Newsletter featuring Raewyn our volunteer of the month

The latest newsletter featuring Raewyn McClean our volunteer of the month has been published.
Raewyn has beavered away for years creating newsletters to keep you, the members informed on the club happenings and interesting aspects of bridge.
Well done Raewyn and keep it up please!

Click HERE to read the latest newsletter.

2019 Bridge Lessons - Learn to Play Bridge

The club's 2019 bridge lessons will begin May 1st.

Christine & Helen will take you through 15 weeks of two hour lessons and introduce you to the club regular sessions of play. Lessons will be on Wednesdays commencing 1st May & starting at 7 pm. After completion of the lessons club play will also be on Wednesdays starting at 7 pm.

Come along for the first night commitment free! Phone Christine Helen or Wendy in Stratford at 759 7421 or 758 8985 or 027 276 4274 if you have any queries.

You can register an expression of interest in attending the lessons by clicking HERE

Click HERE to read more about our lessons.

Improvers Workshops

Murray Carter will be holding improver's workshops each Monday 12:00pm to 12:50pm from Mon 1st April.
Murray will be selecting interesting hands played on the previous Wed & Thur nights for analysis and discussion. Murray will work through bidding the hands, opening leads, declarer play and defense. Bring your lunch and come along any Monday for a practical session covering a hand or hands you have played.

Supplementary Fun Events - What are They?

This year the fun events have been moved from weekends to the supplementary evening sessions.

NOT SURE what Goulash, Speedball, Multiple teams or Point a Board means?

Click HERE to read a brief description of these competition formats.

Thursday Nights Notes - IMP teams & Supplement Sessions

Owing to an error in programme book dates for B2 Revital Growell pairs and RMY Legal teams I have fielded a few calls to query. The B2 Revital growell pairs are to be played on January 31st February 7th & 14th. The RMY Legal teams commences on February 21st.

NOTE this web site Club Calendar is correct and will be maintained as such through the year. Access the Club Calendar by clicking on Events / Entries at the top of the screen. Click HERE to see the February calendar.

SUPPLEMENT PAIRS - please note the first of these Supplementary Pairs 1 begins tomorrow 31st January.

Revised Supplementary Programme

In response to members comments and queries, additional pairs events have been scheduled for Monday and Thursday evenings next year. This has been done now rather than wait until January as had been indicated in the issued programme booklet.

An insert for the programme book has been created. You can read it by clicking HERE; you can print it and trim it to fit into your programme book.

Next year's programme offers more choices to members but does place some restrictions on members choice for a second session of play in some weeks. Note that the Monday supplementary sessions are open to all grades and are handicapped competitions. The Thursday supplementary sessions are open to all grades but are not handicapped competitions.

I/we hope to see members enjoying the programmed offerings next year.

Reeve Pring New Life member

It was with great pleasure that I was able to chair an the AGM when Reeve was conferred life membership.
A club member since the early 1980's Reeve has give a lot of hi stime and effort to the club and to the game via the Central Districts regional administration. Reeve has long fostered the play of rubber bridge and is a long service chairman of the club directors.
Well deserved Reeve.

Rubber Bridge Final

Congratulations to Pam and Russell for successfully defending their Rubber Bridge Champion Title. It was an exciting match with the final margin being only 100 points. Also congratulations to Judy and Maggie for finishing as runners-up and for almost going through the year unbeaten.

Talk to your friends and encourage them to enter the competition next year. Any feedback regarding this competition, format etc. gratefully received

Regards Reeve and Gillian - Click on the below to see the round robin results for all matches.

Air Conditioning Installation.

The installation of heat pumps to provide air conditioning of the large and small playing rooms is under way. The club has been fortunate to gain a $10,000 grant from NZ Community Trust to assist with this project. Lalith is working with the contractor, Rimu Electrical, who plans to have the job done by 23rd November. Lalith has put a lot of effort in to investigating air conditioning and the equipment providers. Well done Lalith; the members can look forward to greater comfort in the rooms over the summer months.

Latest Newsletter

Raewyn has created a February Newsletter.

Click on the Newsletter Link to the left to read.