Club Focus: Summer 2010

Louth Duplicate Bridge Club - Going back to Grassroots

by Helen Dunning

We have many long-standing members at Louth Duplicate Bridge Club who have been members for twenty years or more, and we sincerely hope that they will play at the club for many more years to come.

The Club has long been a part of the Community of Louth and has brought together many people from different walks of life, offering a night of competitive, friendly bridge. Our club is very accessible, situated within the Louth Indoor Bowling Club off Birch Road in Louth, and we are continually thinking of ways to develop the club and make it an interesting club which caters for the needs of both competitive players and those who just enjoy a few hands of bridge in a convivial atmosphere.

We have recently made a successful bid for Grassroots funding which has meant that we can now purchase comfortable chairs with arms for those players with mobility problems. It is also enabling us to purchase a number of electronic scoring machines and a dealing machine. We expect our modernisation project to be fully in place by early next year and hope that it will help us to generate renewed interest in the game in Louth. In addition, we are pleased to be offering Beginners and Improvers sessions in the autumn. Bridge has an important part to play in the community, and we hope that with our additional equipment, thanks to Lincolnshire Community Foundation Grassroots Grants, we can make it more accessible for everyone.

Club Sessions

Monday evenings: 18.50 – 22.15, friendly duplicate bridge
Wednesday evenings: 18.50 – 22.15, friendly and competitive duplicate Bridge
Refreshments / bar available. Everyone very welcome. Partner finding service available

For any further information regarding Louth Duplicate Bridge Club, please contact Deirdre Fell (Chairman) on 01507-462454 or Martin Sizer on 01507-602249.

Editors' Note: The Grassroots Grants scheme offers small grants of up to £5,000 to local community groups. The funding is from the Office of the Third Sector working with local funders and is managed nationally by the Community Development Foundation. The current scheme is for a limited period and applications have to be made by March 2011. For more information, local funders' contact details and application forms visit the website.

Helen Dunning