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Notices w/c 6 July 2020

  • The recent nasty winter weather has been accompanied by a resurgence of coughs and colds in the community. Please do not come to bridge if you are unwell.
  • Saturday revision classes are back on starting this Saturday. Want to brush up or have a niggling question answered? AJ’s Q&A session will start at 10:30am in the playing room. All are welcome including non-members. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • Wellington Bridge Club are running a 3A Restricted tournament on 26 July. This is the first tournament of its kind in Wellington. It is for players with less than 100A points at the time of the event. This will suit upper level intermediate players and newly promoted Open grade players. See the noticeboard for more details.
  • A service for Janice Butterfield will be held at Gee & Hickton’s Cornwall Manor on Saturday 11 July at 1:30pm.
  • Megan is working from home on Tuesday and Thursday this week and is on leave on Wednesday. Do send emails or leave phone messages as these will be cleared and responded to daily.
  • Our Hutt Intermediate tournament is on Sunday 9 August. Details here.

Notices w/c 29 June 2020

  • Congratulations to the following members who have been awarded rank changes by NZ Bridge:
    Geoff Sparrow – Certificate of Proficiency
    Merilyn McLaughlin – Club Master
    Joan Norman – Club Master
    Raewyn Dowman – Local Master
    Lorna Goldingham – Local Master
    Candice Ng – Local Master
    Simon Webber – Local Master
    Tom Plackic – Local Master
  • Please help yourself to a bag. The bags sitting outside the office have been kindly donated by Ryman Healthcare and Ray White Real Estate.
  • The lost property box contains some items that have been in there for some time now. Please have a look and remove if they are yours. If they are still there at the end of this week they will be thrown out.

Notices w/c 22 June 2020

  • A lovely afternoon was had at the pre-AGM social bridge session. Congratulations to Vil Gravis and Lynne Bruce for achieving the top North/South result and Candice Ng and Megan Turner for coming top East/West!
  • The AGM was very successful. Thanks go to Ryman Healthcare for another delicious spread. We welcome a new member to our 2020-2021 committee, Loek Strik and retain existing members Kathryn Badcock, Madeleine Askew, and Joan Finley. Raewyn Dowman has stepped down as President with Jill Herman taking up the helm. Steve Graves retains his role as Treasurer.
  • Please help yourself to a cloth bag or jigsaw puzzle outside the office. Thank you to Ray White Real Estate and Ryman Healthcare for providing us with the bags.
  • The lost property box contains some items that have been in there for some time now. Please have a look and remove if they are yours. If they are still there in two weeks they will be thrown out.

Notices w/c 15 June 2020

  • Moment of silence will be held at each session this week to remember those members who we have lost during the time when the club was closed.
  • The AGM is on Sunday 21 June at 4pm. There will be a bridge afternoon starting at 1:30pm and nibbles and drinks will follow. Please sign up to play.
  • The lessons are starting next Monday 22 June.

Notices w/c 16 March 2020

  • Coronavirus update: The committee is keeping a close eye on Ministry of Health guidelines and recommendations. Please stay away if unwell and continue with usual personal hygiene such as handwashing and using the provided hand sanitisers. We will continue to update you with any developments.
  • AGM: Our annual AGM will be held on Sunday 22 March at 5:00pm. A fun bridge session will be held prior to the AGM starting at 2:45pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. All welcome. Please sign up.
  • Lessons: Bridge lessons start Monday 16 March. All members are welcome. The topic for next week Monday 23 March is “One No Trump Openings.”
  • Saturday revision: Want to brush up or have a niggling question answered? AJ is running a Q&A session every Saturday at 10:30am in the playing room. All are welcome including non-members. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • Kairangi teams tournament: The Kairangi Intermediate/Junior Teams tournament is on 22 March. Numbers are low – put a team together and sign up on noticeboard.

CLUB REOPENING

The club has reopened on Monday 15 June.

Please see the details here

We look forward to seeing you back!

Notices w/c 9 March 2020

  • Congratulations to Arumugam Kumarasamy (Kum) and Graham Weir (Wgtn) who won the Kapi Mana Multigrade tournament over the weekend!
  • Members of our Club (Andeana Pilalis, Elaine Richardson, Dianna and Peter Snethlage, Phil Revell) formed 6 No Trumps team - the best dressed team of the Wellington Sixes! Congratulations also to Marian Loader who got an individual award for her costume and Nelson Procter who, together with his partner, came 2nd in Open section!
  • Our annual AGM will be held on Sunday 22 March at 5:00pm. A fun bridge session will be held prior to the AGM starting at 2:45pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. All welcome. Please sign up.
  • Our 2020 bridge lessons start next Monday 16 March. Pick up a flyer off the table in the foyer and tell your family and friends.
  • Want to brush up or have a niggling question answered? AJ is running a Q&A session every Saturday at 10:30am in the playing room. All are welcome including non-members. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • NZBridge invites you to a rubber bridge event. See the noticeboard under regional events for more details. Entries must be received by 31 March.

Notices w/c 2 March 2020

  • Our Multigrade tournament on Sunday was well attended with 17 tables. Thank you to Madeleine Askew and all the helpers and bakers. Many Hutt members featured in the winners list. Congratulations to:
    ♠ Arumugam Kumarasamy (Kum) & partner finished second overall!

    ♥ A.J. & Neil Sargisson (1st Open/Junior pair)

    ♥ Loek Strik & Alan Boaden (1st Intermediate/Intermediate pair)

    ♦ Toni Kane (photo) & John Roseveare (1st Junior/Junior pair)
    Toni
    ♣ Nebojsa Djorovic & partner (Session One winners)
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  • AGM: Our annual AGM will be held on Sunday 22 March at 5:00pm. A fun bridge session will be held prior to the AGM starting at 2:45pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. All welcome. Please sign up, the form is on the noticeboard.
  • Lessons: 2020 bridge lessons start Monday 16 March. Pick up a flyer off the table in the foyer and tell your family and friends.
  • Saturday revision: There is no revision lesson this Saturday 7 March.
  • Wednesday playing committee: We are pleased to announce that Bernice Singh will join AJ and Colin Sarten on the Wednesday playing committee.
  • Rubber bridge event: NZBridge invites you to a rubber bridge event. See the noticeboard under regional events for more details. Entries must be received by 31 March.
  • The Upper Hutt Intermediate/Junior tournament is on 29 March.


Notices w/c 24 Feb 2020

  • Congratulations to Candice Ng who has won a session ticket for the best answer to Vil’s conundrum in the last issue of Finesse!
  • 2020 bridge lessons start Monday 16 March. Pick up a flyer off the table in the foyer and tell your family and friends.
  • Saturday revision: Want to brush up or have a niggling question answered? AJ is running a Q&A session every Saturday at 10:30am in the playing room. All are welcome including non-members. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • The Hutt Multigrade is this Sunday 1 March. Details here. Please sign up to play here.
  • Thursday playing committee: We are pleased to announce that Elaine Richardson will join Paul Badcock and Jill Marsden on the Thursday playing committee.

Notices w/c 17 Feb 2020

  • Saturday revision: AJ is running Saturday revision classes every Saturday at 10:30am in the playing room. It is run as a Q&A (question and answer) session followed by 4-5 boards played and reviewed. All are welcome including non-members. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. This is a great way to brush up or have a niggling question answered.
  • Interclub: Interclub sign-up is on the wall. This is the final week to sign up your team. If you are not in a team and would like to be let Megan in the office know. If there are enough of you a team will be put together or you will be added as a reserve to an existing team. Next week all teams will be entered.
  • The Hutt Multigrade is in two weeks on Sunday 1 March. Details here. Please sign up to play here. Help with baking something sweet or savoury would be most appreciated. There is a baking sheet on the notices table for you to note down your delicious offerings.
  • 2020 Annual Subscription: We have received payment from many of our members but there are still around 15% who have not paid. If this is you we would appreciate your prompt attention to this.
  • Tuesday: A sign-up sheet for the Tuesday night Swiss Pairs starting 3 March is on the noticeboard. Please note, you must sign up to play.

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