Club Management Focus: Spring 2015

Host a heat of the Really Easy Afternoon

On Saturday 23rd May we will run another Really Easy Afternoon as part of the Spring Bank Holiday Congress. The main event will be in Stratford at the Holiday Inn alongside the other competitions, but the same hands will also be played at other locations around the country, with the competition scored across all the venues.

Satellite events will be held at:

Christchurch Bridge Club, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD – 2pm start
Mid Essex Bridge Club at Barleylands, Billericay, CM11 2UD – 2pm start
Richmond Bridge Club, TW1 2PG – 2pm start
Bradford Bridge Club, BD8 7HB - 1.30pm start

The event is aimed as an introduction to tournament bridge for less experienced players. Players should therefore be comfortable playing in a club setting, but would not yet have earned any Green Points, and will usually be below the rank of Master.

If your club has a large teaching/improvers membership and would be interested in being a satellite venue for the event on that Saturday afternoon please contact Gordon Rainsford for more information. The event is scored across all the venues and Blue Points are awarded, with extra points available for players who are 6 or below on the NGS. The club organises the heat in co-operation with the EBU, provides a suitable TD and takes half the entry fees. We provide publicity posters, hand records with commentary, issue the Blue Points and some modest prizes, as well as certificates to those who do well, both nationally and locally.

Really Easy Afternoons will also be held in 2015/16 alongside the following events:

Autumn Congress: Friday 16th October 2015
Year End Congress: Sunday 27th December 2015
Easter Festival: Friday 25th March 2016

Please also mention the event to the less experienced members of your club, and refer them to the Spring Bank Holiday Congress webpage, which we will update when any additional venues are added.