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No Fear Bridge Website
No Fear Bridge Website

Many students like to use the No Fear Bridge Website to practice. If you attend regular bridge lessons with Abbey and are interested in No Fear Bridge then email as you may be entitled to a discount wink

Winter Weather
Winter Weather

If there are any cancellations due to bad weather during the winter months then there will be a notice on the website, please check just in case! Decisions for the club will be made by 5pm unless weather suddenly deteriorates after that. 


Anyone wishing to improve their bridge through private individual, pair or group lessons, please contact me on or 07891 586 410

Welcome to Abbey Smith Bridge Club
Christmas Bridge
Christmas Bridge

Christmas Pairs will be on

Wednesday 12th December,

Thursday 13th December and

Friday 14th December.

Minces pies, extra nibbles and some Prizes!!


So proud of both Sarah Gregory and Dave Basham for winning the Oxfordshire Blue Pointed event held at Abingdon on Sunday 2nd December. This is the first Blue Pointed event that either of them have entered so to come first is an excellent achievement......and not a bad advert for the club or my teaching !! So proud of them both laugh

Regular Duplicate Bridge
Regular Duplicate Bridge

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Duplicate Bridge Sessions are held;

Wednesday 7pm to 9.30pm,

Thursday 7pm to 10pm and

Friday 3pm to 5.30pm.

The club is SO friendly and welcoming to new players. 

If you are interested in attending but would like to find a partner then please email

Thursday and Friday sessions offer a host system so you can just turn up on your own! 

If you would like more information then please email or telephone 07891 586 410

Club Membership
Club Membership

The bridge club membership is due at the beginning of April. Current members should receive an email - if not please email You will also find the membership form on the website on the menu. Membership remains unchanged as will table money smiley

Ladies England Trials
Ladies England Trials
  • Club inside
  • Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club - Outside
  • Bridge Club
  • Bridge Club Bar
  • Bridge Club favourite drink

Wednesday Evening - Bar is open and Bridge from 7pm to 9.30pm

Thursday Evenings - Bar is open and Bridge 7pm to 10pm

Friday Afternoons - Bar is open and Bridge 3pm to 5.30pm 

Friday 21st December - NO BRIDGE

Wednesday 26th December - NO BRIDGE


28th December - NO BRIDGE

Re-open as normal on Wednesday 2nd January 

Children in Need
Children in Need

It's Children in Need time again. The Club will be holding Simultaneous Pairs to raise money for Children in Need on Wednesday 14th November and Thursday 15th November 2018 

If you are not regular club attendees then you are still more than welcome, but if you could email just to make sure that there will be enough space for everyone!

You will be able to see the results on the Ecats Bridge website - simulataneous pairs tab.

Beginner Lessons - New Courses
Beginner Lessons - New Courses

Beginner Course started Tuesday 30th October at 1.30pm to 3pm. 25 new budding bridge players! ♠   ♣ 

If you are interested in learning to play but have missed the start of this course please email abbey on or call 07891 586 410. 

Bridge is a fantastic game in so many ways, I have been thrilled with how popular it has become in this area! 




Abbey Smith!
Abbey Smith!

I was taught Bridge by my Dad when I was 12 years old and have been playing ever since. I was fortunate to get the opportunity to enter junior trials when I was 16 and managed to be selected for the British Junior Squad and the English Under 20s team. In 1995 it was a privilege to be asked to partner Sandra Landy in the Beijing World Championships. At the time I was the youngest player to represent their country at non-junior level for any Nation. The highlight of my international experience was being a member of the British Ladies Team which won the European Championships in Malta in 1999. 

More recently my priorities have changed as I am married with 3 young daughters. However, I have started teaching bridge and love it! 
Friday Afternoon - Auction weeks

Once a month there is an Auction held at the neighbouring hall. In order to help congestion on these weeks if bridge players could park in the bottom carpark, on the road and to the left of the Sports and Social Club then it would really help.yes 

In additon, if you could make sure you arrive promptly on these weeks then we can make sure we fit in the same number of rounds! Bridge will finish by 5.20pm-5.25pm on these days to ensure leaving the carpark is a seemless as possible.laugh Your help is always appreciated!

Dates of the Auction are;

Friday 19th October

Friday 16th November





Hope all members are now enjoying the use of the bridgemates. It's certainly making scoring easier yes. Hopefully all members are finding them easy to use. The addition of knowing opening leads is great, particularly for me for lessonswink I would like to say a quick thank you to both Martin Lee and Ian Mitchell in getting the club started up with them.

13th December 2018
Christmas Pairs -mince pies etc
14th December 2018
Christmas Pairs -mince pies etc
19th December 2018
Wednesday Pairs
Christmas Pairs -mince pies etc
Friday Pairs
Thursday Pairs