We reopened the Club on Thursday evenings with effect from Thursday 2nd September. Our Gentle Duplicate Sunday Sessions are starting on 17th October. We have agreed a set of protocols concerning ventilation and sanitation see below.
We will continue with online bridge on Mondays (details below).
We are pleased to invite non-members to join our virtual duplicate bridge sessions.
We run an online Sobell Bridge Club game on Mondays at 7:15 on Bridgebase Online, (BBO). Results are posted on our website and are uploaded to the EBU.
Members and non members who wish to play should email their BBO user name and EBU number to Alan McBride. He will send you full details on how to take part.
Members can play with a guest, but they will also need to send Alan the guest's name, their BBO user name and EBU number in advance. Alternatively they can use the Partner Finder facility on Pianola.
Sessions cost $4 each at present, bought and paid via the BBO website.
-All players must be double vaccinated.
-Anyone with Covid symptoms must not come.
-Masks or visors must be worn at all times.
-No entry to the hall until 6:45 for play to start at 7:15.
-Doors and windows will be kept openand fans used to increase ventilation. Please bring warm clothes!!
-Tables will be placed near windows.
-All players to sanitise on arrival and between each round. Hand sanitisers will be provided on each table.
-Players to retain their bidding boxes and move with them for each new round
-The kitchen will be closed. Please bring your own drinks.
Sobell Bridge Club is very sad to report the sudden death of their Chairman, Doug Edmonds, on Monday, 6 September, whilst he and Anne were on holiday in Cornwall. Some of the members had seen him for the first time in 18 months only the previous Thursday as he directed on our first f2f bridge, something he had worked toward with his usual efficiency.He was well and in good spirits.
He was first elected chairman in2008. He did a superb job, a good organizer and decision maker, an incredibly hard worker who was committed to the club and the Michael Sobell charity of which he had recently become a trustee. He would not have asked anyone to do a job he was not prepared to do himself.
Dedicated and selfless persons are not so easy to find. He will be a difficult act to follow.