A warm welcome to the Ayrshire District website.
Ayrshire has 17 affiliated clubs and over 500 members. 3 afternoon clubs, a Junior club, & 4 evening clubs are based at the Centre. There are also clubs in Largs, West Kilbride, Kilwinning, Troon, Kilmarnock, Ayr and Newton Stewart.
A Monday morning practice group, a Wednesday evening Summer competition, a Friday afternoon Winter competition, league matches, a monthly Play & Learn group, Winter beginners and improvers classes are held at the Centre. Leaving time for the weekend events!
Mary Thomson and Jean Parker win the first ever Bronze National pairs for the Thea Teale trophy.
Mary & Jean arranged to play on the Friday before the event and are not a regular partnership!
SBU Simultaneous Pairs Tue 25-Oct 7pm. Bridge Centre
The Ayrshire Pairs Semi-Finals take place on Sat 5-Nov at 2pm and on Wed 16-Nov at 7pm. Qualifiers here.
Sunday 6th November 2pm Bridge Centre
Winter Ranked Competition 1.30 pm select Fridays. Best 8 scores for Bronze 1, Bronze 2, Bronze 3, Bronze 4, Silver and overall prizes. No partner required. £3pp
Maureen Rennie's Beginners' course Mondays 10h00-12h00.
Janice Thomson's Improvers' class Thursdays 10h30-12h30 to 27 Oct.
Kilwinning Tuesdays 13h45-16h00 More Details
See Education / Classes for more information and Kilwinning, Kilmarnock details.
Club & District
Peter Thomson & Stewart Martindale: RA Pairs
After tie-break, Kate & Sam Malkani: Adamson Cup
In a very tight contest, Jim & Alison Tudor, Stoian Kableshkov & Andy Raeburn successfully defend the Viking Teams
Sam & Kate Malkani: Viking Pairs
Kate & Sam Malkani: Pollok Williamson Championship
Peter Thomson: Pollok Williamson Handicap
Brian McConnell & Hazel Leitch: Munro Cup
Congratulations Jean Parker & Mary Thomson WIN the 1st National Bronze Pairs; local heat winners, Stewart & Douglas Denham 5th/119.
Applications are invited to replace Joan Lees as National Congress Convener (SBU Summer/Autumn/Winter Congresses) Please e_mail Peter Hodgson - tournament @ sbu.org.uk who will be able to provide those interested with the job specification.
Due to personal commitments, Ann Wickens has tendered her resignation as SBU Education Convener. If anyone is interested in taking on this post or a section of it, please contact Ian Hunter – president @ sbu.org.uk who will provide more details.
Many thanks to those who supported our annual schedule of events for Improvers by attending Ian Adamson’s presentation on Friday. Players were overwhelmingly of the opinion that Ian gave us a very informative and thought-provoking session and most stated that they had learned something from the afternoon. Our expert Helpers rounded everything off by giving very helpful clarification of the problems arising from the set hands. It was suggested on Friday that pre-entry for future Improvers’ Classes might be necessary due to declining numbers; in view of the excellent turn-out on Friday pre-entry will not be required and your continued support is anticipated. The future Improvers’ Classes for this year are:
2 December 2016 – Sandy Anderson – Tactical Play at Aggregate & Match Point
3 February 2017 – Maureen Rennie – Essential Laws & Ethics for the Club Player
7 April 2017 – Sam Malkani – Cue Bidding
Specifically for Improvers and Bronze players:
Sunday 6 November 2016 – Jesner/Johnston Simultaneous Pairs