The entries for the 2014 YCKO are in. 20 teams will battle it out for the £1,000 first prize. More information and the draw can be found here.
To follow the search for new premises;
Premises Blog - Latest post 19/12/13.
Information on our new temporary premises from its website.
You can access information on our teaching page about learning bridge with our acclaimed classes, gentle duplicates and supervised sessions.
We have supervised practice sessions every Monday evening at 7.30pm.
We also run Friendly Bridge duplicates on Sunday afternoons every few weeks to help novices make the transition to regular club play, or for anyone who is looking for a relaxed and sociable Sunday afternoon game. Details of the scheduled dates are in the list of forthcoming events.
The easiest and most efficient way for us to keep in touch with you, and to inform you of forthcoming events, is by email. If you don't receive emails from us, we probably don't have a current email address for you. To update your email details on our database, click here and send the email.
A qualifying round heat of the National Pairs will be held at the Young Chelsea on Monday 9th February combined with the normal duplicate. Pairs may play in the duplicate as usual or compete in the heat on payment of a slightly increased entry fee. The event starts with one qualifying round, organised with heats in local clubs. No player may compete in more than one heat. Players need not be EBU members in order to play in the club qualifying stage, but must become members in order to proceed to the regional finals or beyond. The competition culminates in a national final contested by the top 50 pairs.
A regional final takes place in Leatherhead on Sunday 15th March at 1pm, and the final is in West Bromwich on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April.
More information can be obtained by going to the EBU website and searching for national pairs.
We are delighted to confirm that significant progress has been made this week with the landlord of our new premises at 54 Goldhawk Road, agreeing that we will be given access to the property by 1st March 2015 at the very latest. It has been a very slow and frustrating process for all of us.
1st March 2015 is therefore the date we can start to turn the current offices into our exciting new-look club with space for matches and teaching as well as club bridge. It will have a proper kitchen enabling us to serve a wide range of refreshments as well as a bar, for which we already have the licence!
Here are plans showing:
how the space looks at present, in use as offices. There are some partition walls to be removed, but no serious structural work is needed.
a proposed layout of our new club with tables, which gives an idea of the size and space.
We believe the refit process will take about 6 weeks, so we should be able to move into the new club soon after Easter.
Any comments or suggestions about layout, activities or even suggested menus would be very welcome.
We are working on a FAQ document which we hope will answer many of the questions which will arise as we move closer to the move date. Alternatively you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to Nick or any member of the Committee.
The last game of this year will be on Monday 22nd December, when there will be the usual duplicate at 7.00pm and also the supervised practice session from 7.30pm. The club will then close until after Christmas and the New Year holidays, re-opening on Friday 2nd January, when the evening duplicate at 7.30pm will be the first game of 2015.
Following the recognition of YCBC Ltd as a registered charity we need to move the business of the club from the current Cardinbrook Trust to the new company. The new charity will run the bridge-playing/teaching etc. side of the business, whilst the new club bar and catering facilities will continue to be run by Cardinbrook, as a subsidiary company of YCBC Ltd.
This process will involve closure of the Trust established when Warwick handed the club over to the members. The Trustees are satisfied that the new arrangements are in line with Warwick’s wishes for the club. If any member has any questions or concerns about this process, they are welcome to raise them with the club Chairman, David Ewart, who can be contacted at email@example.com.
Developers Duplicate - Sun Feb 01, Sun Feb 15, Sun Mar 01, Sun Mar 15, and Sun Mar 29, all starting at 2.00pm.
Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm; social duplicate in a relaxed atmosphere - match-points 24 boards.
Mondays at 7.00pm and Wednesdays at 7.30pm; advanced duplicates - match-points 24-26 boards.
Friday evenings at 7.30pm; our classic IMPs game.
EBU National Pairs Heat - Mon Feb 09 at 7.00pm,
LMBA Garden Cities Qualifier - Thu Mar 19 at 7.00pm,
EBU Portland Pairs - Sun Mar 22 at 12.00 noon.