The club is very sad to have to report the death of Beryl, on Sunday morning 28th June, at Derriford Hospital. This followed a fall at her care home on Friday. She was 92.
Many members will remember her as a keen bridge player, with an alert mind. She took a real interest in her friends at the club, always remembering the details of their lives which they had told. Although frail for several years, and suffering acute arthritis, blood circulation problems and in the last year or so, poor sight she somehow mangaged to keep going, and to win games of bridge!
Since the beginning of 2019 members of the club paid regular visits to her care home for games of bridge and a cup for the winner of these games was specially made by John Young. Beryl was the holder of it - quite legitimately.
A date for the funeral is yet to be announced, but will be no sooner than the week after next. Her son hopes that the club will be represented; but because of the current circumstances attendance will have to be strictly limited.
ECats SIM Pairs in aid of Kidney Research
A Date for the diaries: Thursday 9th July at 1pm
The usual ECats Sim Pairs in aid of Kidney Research will be happening online in BBO. Session fee will be 8 BB$ with the extra going to Kidney Research as it would normally in the club.
Ecats have advised that we will be playing 21 boards.
We will be opening up this event to the Devon and Cornwall players who have been playing with us in the evenings.
Session number is 3428.
Bridgebase Online (BBO) - Virtual Plymouth Bridge Club
Club BBO Sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 1 pm and Tuesdays and Fridays at 7-15 pm.
The afternoon sessions are for club members only but for the evening sessions we will welcome members from other local Devon and Cornwall Bridge Clubs.
You will find a page dedicated to BBO in the menu on the LHS of this Homepage.
In the BBO page you will find a list of BBO User Names and corresponding member names to help you find a partner if required.
Devon Bridge Association - AGM 12th July 2020
Please see the link below for details of the DBA AGM.
We are a friendly, thriving club in West Devon. Bridge is played in our own clubhouse complete with several playing rooms and refreshment facilities. We cater for all standards of bridge player and provide a full range of courses for beginners and improvers.
Do come and try us - bridge is a great social activity. You will be made very welcome. We look forward to seeing you. Please contact Judy Ripley on 01752 893524 or Richard Ayres on 01752 600822 for further information about bridge sessions and lessons.
1 May-31 Aug Fri Summer cup (best 6 out of minimum 8 to count)
1 May–31 Aug Thu Tudor summer cup (best 6 out of minimum of 8 to count)
July 9 Thu ECATS Kidney Research Sim Pairs
July 12 Sun Devon AGM at 11am followed by online pairs on BBO at 1.15pm (registration from 11.15am cost $3) entry form online on Devon website
Sep Sat-Sun Plymouth congress online
Sep Sat DAA Sim Pairs
Oct 31 Sat DAA Sim Pairs
The plan from September is to create some new online competitions and to set aside the normal club competitions (to be run at a later date), recognising that not all club members are able to be online. Watch this space!
Bridge Club Live
The club is now registered with Bridge Club Live, see link below.
The following provides guidance on how to get 4 club members playing together in Bridge Club Live. All 4 obviously need to be full members of BCL and far easier if they have registered Plymouth Bridge Club as their local club.
We have decided to award the Spring Cup, even though the full number of evenings could not be completed, as there were a number of players who had qualified. So congratulations go to Mel Melville-Brown.
In the light of the recent developments regarding the coronavirus it seems sensible to close the activities of Plymouth Bridge Club for the time being.
This means that afternoon and evening bridge sessions are cancelled with immediate effect and that Monday morning and Thursday evening classes will be postponed to a later date.
In addition the Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 23rd of March will be postponed to a later date.
We will resume the activities of the club as soon as possible and contact you again when this seems sensible.
In the meantime keep as safe as you can and I will look forward to seeing you when the crisis is over.
Ring Steve Lacey 01752 822493 if you need a partner
For players coming to the Club by car for the first time please arrive sufficiently early as finding a parking space can take time. The car park above the railway line (accessed from the town centre direction by turning left after Mutley Baptist Church) is free from 6pm in the evenings.
Monday Afternoons 1-4.30pm. Basic Acol only. Duplicate. No Partner needed.
Tuesday Afternoons 1-4pm. A small, friendly session.
Wednesday Afternoons 1-4.30pm. Duplicate. No Partner needed.
Thursday Afternoons 1-4.30pm. Duplicate. No Partner needed.
Friday Evenings 7-10.30pm. Duplicate. No Partner needed.