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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.

Notices w/c 10 Feb 2020

  • In 2019 the Wellington Regional Bridge Committee ran a Rookie League competition for new players. Four members of our club won prizes! Congratulations to:
    ♦ Suzanne Townsend & Steve Hockley for "having the most attendances of those not in the first three placings"
    ♥ Neil Sargisson who came third overall
    ♠ Jacob Pilalis who came second overall
    Well done all!
  • Interclub: Interclub sign-up is on the wall. Members across all grades are encouraged to participate. Please complete your entries by Wednesday 26 Feb.
  • Our first tournament for the year is the Hutt Multigrade on Sunday 1 March. Details here. Please sign up to play here. We would very much appreciate your help with baking something sweet or savoury. A baking sheet is on the notices table for you to note down your delicious offerings.
  • 2020 Annual Subscription: Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual subscription for 2020. The due date was 31 January. If you have not paid your subscription yet we would appreciate your attention to this as soon as possible please. If you need another copy of your invoice see Megan in the office.
  • 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.

Notices w/c 3 Feb 2020

  • Interclub: Interclub sign-up is on the wall. Members across all grades are encouraged to participate. Please complete your entries by Wednesday 26 Feb.
  • Our first tournament for the year is the Hutt Multigrade on Sunday 1 March. Details here. Please sign up to play here.
  • Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual subscription for 2019. The due date was 31 January. If you have not paid your subscription yet we would appreciate your attention to this as soon as possible please. If you need another copy of your invoice see Megan in the office.
  • 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.
  • The office will be closed this Thursday 6 February for Waitangi Day.

Notices w/c 27 Jan 2020

  • Interclub: Would you like to play Interclub in 2020? If so form a team and write your entry on the entry form on the noticeboard. Note there is new criteria for the Open Restricted team entries. See the noticeboard for more details. Entries must be received by Wednesday 26 Feb.
  • Our first tournament for the year is the Hutt Multigrade on Sunday 1 March. Details here. Please sign up to play here. If you are not playing and available to help on the day please write your name on the sheet on the notices table.
  • The office will be closed next Friday 31 January.
  • Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual subscription for 2020. If you have not paid, this is a reminder that payment is due by 31 January. If you need another copy of your invoice see Megan in the office.

Notices w/c 20 Jan 2020

  • The Club requires helpers for tournaments and Interclub in 2020. Our tournaments this year are the Multigrade on Sunday 1 March; Open/Junior on Sunday 17 May; and Intermediate on Sunday 9 August. Interclub dates that we are hosting are yet to be determined but they are always on a Friday night. If you are not playing and available to help can you please write your name on the sheet on the notices table.
  • Interclub: Would you like to play Interclub in 2020? If so form a team and write your entry on the entry form on the noticeboard. Note there is new criteria for the Open Restricted team entries. See the noticeboard for more details. Entries must be received by Wednesday 26 Feb.
  • Our first tournament for the year is the Hutt Multigrade on Sunday 1 March. Details here. Please sign up to play here.
  • Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual subscription for 2020. If you have not paid, this is a reminder that payment is due by 31 January. If you need another copy of your invoice see Megan in the office.
  • The office will be closed next Friday 31 January.

Notices w/c 13 Jan 2020

  • Congratulations to Diana Pratchett & Geoff Wane who have been awarded the rank of Club Master and to Alison Sparrow who has been awarded a Certificate of Proficiency.
  • The Club requires helpers for tournaments and Interclub in 2020. Our tournaments this year are the Multigrade on Sunday 1 March; Open/Junior on Sunday 17 May; and Intermediate on Sunday 9 August. Interclub dates that we are hosting are yet to be determined but they are always on a Friday night. If you are not playing and available to help can you please write your name on the sheet on the notices table.
  • Just a reminder that the whole of the bridge club including the carpark is smoke free.
  • Please remember to wear your name badges, particularly as we have a number of new members and members who are moving to play on different nights.
  • Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual subscription for 2020. If you have not paid, this is a reminder that payment is due by 31 January. If you need another copy of your invoice see Megan in the office.
  • Note next Monday (20th Jan) is Wellington Anniversary Day and a public holiday. There is no bridge.

Notices w/c 9 & 16 Dec 2019

  • Just a reminder that table money for the prize-giving closing session of play is $4. You are welcome to pay by cash or direct debit.
  • Please note we now have a lost property box. This is situated at the North end of the room near the Christmas tree. Please check the box for lost items.
  • The office will be closed from Friday 20 December. Bridge commences Monday 6 January and there will be limited office hours during this week with the office being open Monday and Friday 11am to 1pm. Normal office hours will resume Monday 13 January.
  • Have a fabulous Christmas and a relaxing holiday. See you in January.