Around & About
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY! RUGBY BC RE-AFFILIATES
THE EBU is delighted that Rugby Bridge Club’s members voted to
re-affiliate to the EBU in November 2012, and extends a warm
welcome to them all.
EBU Club Liaison Officer, Andrew Urbanski, visited the club on
10th January, meeting with the Treasurer, Phil Shorey, to ensure
that re-affiliation was progressing smoothly and to explain the
benefits and services that EBU club affiliation brings. He then
stayed on to play a duplicate session at the club, giving a short
address to the members before play commenced about the
current initiatives that the EBU is undertaking and the
competitions that the EBU runs specifically for clubs, i.e. the
NICKO, Sim Pairs and heats of the National Pairs.
David Craig with County BC’s Chairman Frank Travers
CONGRATULATIONS TO David Craig, who recently reached
the grand age of 100 years. David is a long-standing member of
the County Bridge Club, and plays there regularly twice a week;
until a year ago he also scored and directed the club’s Saturday
sessions. He was also a member of Barkby Bridge Club for many
years until its closure last year, and played for them in the
Leicestershire CBA League until about 2008.
A ‘surprise’ party was held at the County BC last December, to
mark David’s 100th birthday. Club Chairman, Frank Travers,
presented him with a cake and announced that the club had
awarded him an honorary membership.
David brought his telegram from the Queen, which he was EBU Club Liaison Officer Andrew Urbanski (left) with Rugby BC’s
pleased to show to club members. Committee Member Wendy Pattinson and Treasurer Phil Shorey
CHARITY CONTRIBUTION Rugby BC has one hundred and fifty members and currently
meets at three different venues, a church hall on Tuesday
evenings, an ex-Servicemen’s club on Wednesday and Thursday
evenings, and Clifton Townsend Memorial Hall on Friday
afternoons. In addition, Saturday morning Training Workshops
are also held at the Memorial Hall. These cater for improving
players as well as beginners.
Having three different venues is far from ideal of course, with
three sets of tables and other equipment having to be moved
around. However, plans are well under way to move to a single
venue in Cawston. This represents a significant change for the
club and we wish them every success in their venture. By the time
you read this, things may have moved on considerably.
With annual membership of just £5 and table money for mem-
bers of just £2.50, it is no surprise that the club is well supported.
This year a new competition is running with ‘Player of the Month’
and ‘Player of the Year’ awards made to those players earning the
Prestbury BC’s Chairman, Anthea Brough, presents a cheque to highest number of Master Points. Good luck to all! r
Becky Jaeger, East Cheshire Community Fundraising Officer
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PRESTBURY DUPLICATE Bridge Club has now contributed ANTIQUARIAN AND OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS
£60,000 to the East Cheshire Hospice over the twenty years of its AND EPHEMERA FROM CARD GAME BOOKS
existence. At the Christmas party last December the Chairman, Bridge books, other card games and playing cards for sale.
Anthea Brough, presented Becky Jaeger, Community Fundraising Catalogue now available from Gordon Bickley
Officer, with the club’s latest cheque for £4,000. This was email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ( 07530 553594
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