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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the latest official announcements, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other individual outdoor sporting activities. The Club is normally open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 5 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, but the usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing will apply. Toilet facilities are available, but the changing rooms and bar remain closed so please come prepared.

Thursday 25 February 2021

Bridge News - online opportunities

Although Bridge Clubs are still closed, there are many possibilities for playing bridge, or even just practising, on your computer or tablet. Many of you have started playing on the several online bridge sites, such as BBO, Funbridge and RealBridge. Newcomers, please read on for more details.

Bridge News - Playing Bridge safely

The FFB has communicated COVID safe play guidelines to regular (licensed) players. The guidelines are reproduced here for the casual player, who may not have seen them.

Briefly, it is now strongly recommended that everyone wear a mask, that we wash our hands often, in soap and water or with the "gel hydroalcoolique", keep a certain distance from the other players at the table by using a larger table the surface of which can be cleaned regularly and using the same bidding box for a whole afternoon/evening session. Read on for the full guidelines (in French). 

Bridge News - Licence time...

Unfortunately, no tournaments or workshops are in view, but that doesn't stop you from playing your friendly games of bridge, provided, of course, that you respect the health guidelines - see this article.
We now have three 110x110cm boards to be used to enlarge the bridge tables (with a mat underneath and another one on top) to increase the separation between players. A maximum of 2 tables should be used in the Bridge Room, but there's usually plenty of space in the main room and the bigger black tables can be used too.
It is time to renew your FFB licences - for the same amount as last year, i.e. €56 (cheque made out to the SAC Bridge Section). The Committee and the Federation need the income in order to keep functioning and if you are playing in a club or on Funbridge or BBO, you will need to have a valid licence (preferably before 1 November). A renewal form is attached to the main article but only needs filling out if your personal details have changed.