Bridge

CHICAGO BRIDGE

Knutsford Rex Probus Club Bridge Section runs its own series of three “Supper and Bridge Evenings” each Winter, open to Members and Widows.

These are held at Knutsford Golf Club, where the Dress Code is Smart Casual, and the cost is around £15 a head.

We meet at 6pm for drinks, followed at 6.30pm by a delicious two-course meal with coffee, and then friendly Chicago Bridge.

We also invite our friends from Tatton Probus Club. Attendees bring their own partners, although the Bridge Secretary will try to find another partner if required.

And there are Prizes!

Because the Golf Club is not a public restaurant, cancellations can only be accepted if they are given at least a week ahead.

Season 2020/2021, meeting dates are:-

None scheduled due to Coronavirus.

BRIDGE SECTION REPORT 2020

The Bridge Section completed the previous Winter’s programme of Supper and friendly Bridge on 14th February 2020. This programme of three evenings (held between October and March each year) is held at Knutsford Golf Club on Fridays, and takes the form of a light two-course Supper, followed by Coffee and Chicago Bridge, with Prizes. It is open to Rex Probus Club members and their wives or partners. We also open the evening to Tatton Probus members. We meet at the Golf Club at 6.00 for 6.30pm, the Supper commences at 6.30pm sharp, and we play Bridge from about 7.45pm until about 10.00pm.

The three 2020/2021 Winter Season evenings had been booked during 2019, but inevitably these had to be cancelled subsequently due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are many problems with playing Bridge from a Covid perspective. The sessions are made up of typically 24 or more people, all of a Covid-vulnerable age group, seated very close together for both supper and playing bridge, using playing cards which would pick up any virus present on any players’ hands.

At the time of writing this report in January 2021, it is impossible to forecast when the pandemic is likely to end, and so I am making no bookings for the Winter season commencing in October 2021. It may be that the current vaccine programme will eventually transform this situation, in which case I will re-evaluate matters.

Richard Fenby

Bridge Section Secretary

BRIDGE SECTION REPORT 2019

The Bridge Section completed the previous Winter’s programme of Supper and friendly Bridge on 1st March 2019. This programme of three evenings (held between October and March each year) is held at Knutsford Golf Club on Fridays, and takes the form of a light two-course Supper, followed by Coffee and Chicago Bridge, with Prizes. It is open to Rex Probus Club members and their wives or partners. A Partner for the evening can often be provided, given some notice. We also open the evening to Tatton Probus members. We meet at the Golf Club at 6.00 for 6.30pm, the Supper commences at 6.30pm sharp, and we play Bridge from about 7.45pm until about 10.00pm.

The 2019/2020 Winter Season evenings were 25th October and 22nd November 2019, and the last session of the season will be on Friday 14th February 2020. For the coming Winter Season 2020/2021, the three dates will be Friday 2nd October 2020, Friday 6th November 2020 and Friday 12th February 2021.

The Golf Club’s cancellation policy is that they do not operate as a public restaurant, and require one week’s advance notice of cancellation. For later cancellation, the member will become liable for the full cost of the Dinner (which currently is £15 per person). Their Dress Code is Smart Casual.

New members who play Bridge are cordially invited to join this enjoyable series of friendly evenings.