Wednesdays: 7.00 Duplicate Bridge - no partner required
Thursdays: 10.00 Duplicate Bridge - no partner required
This relaxed session is No Fear Bridge. Approximately 18 boards in a relaxed style, finishing by 12.30 at the latest. The norms of bridge will apply, but the emphasis is on fun, enjoyment and learning, rather than on winning or obtaining masterpoints.
All players are expected to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the start of play to assist with the organisation, and to enable the session to start on time.
Huddersfield Bridge Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU) and caters for all types of bridge players. There are opportunities for social bridge in a friendly and relaxed environment, and also opportunities for more competitive players who wish to pit their wits against opposition both internally and external to the club. We run Duplicate Bridge Sessions a number of times each week, and have a number of teams in the Yorkshire League.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
ACCESSIBILITY: A chairlift is available. However, access to the club is up an external flight of steps.
SMOKING: The club operates a no smoking policy, and no smoking is allowed in the building or the grounds.
BEST BEHAVIOUR AT BRIDGE
While nobody at Huddersfield Bridge Club wants to get heavy handed about behaviour at the table whilst playing Bridge, particularly as the vast majority of the time all sessions and members are exemplary in their behaviour, we do want to remind you from time to time that as membbers of the EBU we all sign up to a code of conduct entitled "Best Behaviour at Bridge" which can be seen under the BRIDGE ETIQUETTE tab.
If you have any concerns about any other member's behaviour at any time, pleaase make the TD aware or contact me (Michael) personally. The committee are determined that HBC will have a reputation as a great place to enjoy learning and playing bridge. We continue to strive to attract and integrate new members, as well as organising lessons. Our Thursday morning session is an integral part of this, where members new to Bridge get to practise their recently acquired skills in a more relaxed and forgiving environment, and at a slower pace.
We also welcome more experienced members to this session to help the beginners, but the primary focus is on the beginner, and therefore extra patience is required as the pace may be slow, beids may be misunderstood, and mistakes will be made despite the laws of Duplicate Bridge being followed. One last request - if advice is reuqested (and only IF requested) please do share your opinion in a friendly and helpful way.
If this extra patience requiremet is not for you, then we have regular sessions during the week - see Club Information for details. The same standards of behaviour apply at all times.
Club members pay an annual fee of £20, which includes membership to the EBU (English Bridge Union). This can be paid online, in cash, or with a card at the club.
Table money is currently £3.00 for members and £4.00 for guests, and money is taken in cash at the table.
TEAMS IN THE YORKSHIRE LEAGUE
If you wish to test yourself and your bridge against people of a similar level from other clubs in Yorkshire whilst also meeting new bridge players and forming closer bonds with fellow Huddersfield Club members on a nice day out with lunch, then joining one of the Club teams is for you!
The league runs over seven Sunday afternoons in Autumn and Winter with a mixture of home and away matches across the Yorkshire region. There are 8 players per team with usually a squad required to meet all the dates.
·New players are very welcome at all levels, and will be assigned a team accordingly
·Partnerships are welcome but partners will be provided if required
·Transport is shared but free lunch is all your own!
PLEASE SEE TEAMS TAB FOR RECENT AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION
If you are interested, then please contactCarrie Babingtonon01484 657060or by email on[email protected]