The club’s members are feeling great sadness at the recent loss of Roy East. He was, of course, one of the founding members of the club and was Chairman for 20 years. He continued playing bridge and supporting Blewbury Bridge Club throughout his long illness, and last played only a week before he died. He will be greatly missed.
The club will host a heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs on Thursday 14th November. We hope that as many as possible will attend and support this worthy cause – all money received on the night will be donated and we hope everyone will be very generous – we would expect a minimum contribution of £5 per player. There will be a commentary booklet available at the end with analysis of each hand by an expert.
The Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 8th October. One of the main points discussed was to generate new publicity locally both for the normal club sessions, and also the Friday night novices and for anyone new to the game who would like to learn. Help would be welcome in distributing notices locally and particularly in Didcot.
The end of October sees the finish of all this year’s competitions and so a new set of competitions will commence from 1st November. It also means that all existing cupholders should return their cups to the Treasurer by the end of October. Michael Allen 851870