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Bridge Playing Accessories

If any members require bridge playing accessories ranging from tables to mugs then click on the EBU web site link below. This is accessible for all players, the prices are very reasonable and it helps the EBU finances

EBU Shop



The Bridgemate scoring system is used at all duplicate sessions. Please remember your EBU number or your Player Identification Number

Ashby Bridge Club
Bridge Over the Festive Period

   24th December - No Duplicate Bridge

   26th December - No Duplicate Bridge

   27th December - No Duplicate Bridge

   29th December - Social Bridge subject to numbers

   31st December - No Duplicate Bridge

   2nd January - Duplicate Bridge as normal

Introduction To The Club

Ashby Bridge Club is an EBU-affiliated club.  We welcome players of all standards and run five sessions a week.  New members will be made very welcome.  Non-members may play up to three times before joining the club.


Monday: 6:45pm to10:15 pm - duplicate bridge, host available
Wednesday: 9.15am to 12.30 - relaxed duplicate bridge, no partner required (starts again Sept 2018)
Wednesday: 12.45pm to 4.00pm - duplicate bridge, partner required
Thursday: 6:45pm to 10:15pm - duplicate bridge, partner required.
Fridays: 9.30am to 12.30 pm - informal bridge, no partner required

If you wish to apply for membership please see Information>New Member Application Form from the drop down menu on the left hand side of this web page

For full details of where to play, whom to contact and our find-a-partner systems please see our information page. Here

The club has three teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.  The A Team plays in Division 2 and both the B and C Teams play in Division 4


Knockout Competition 2018/19

The first round of the Knockout has now been completed. All the results and the subsequent matches can be found under Competitions>Knockout Draw 2018/2019 with the next round to be played by Tuesday January 15th

Books and DVD's

Want to improve your Bridge? Well we now have a valuable resource available to all members covering every conceivable part of the game. There are numerous books and DVD's which can be borrowed from our library in exchange for a small deposit. Log on to 'Members Only' in the usual way and click on the 'Books and DVD's' tab to see the complete list of titles and whether they are available. Then contact Dora Hague either at a club session or via email or phone - contact details can be found in the 'Members Only' area under 'Member List'

Teaching Seminars

Due to the overwhelming success of the teaching seminars held this year, which were often oversubscribed, these will be repeated in 2019. They will restart on the morning of 24th January and continue every 4th Thursday of the month. The first seminar will be 'Essentials of Bidding' followed on 28th Feb by 'Declarer Play'. You will need to preregister as space is limited so look out for the sign up form which will be put on the notice board in plenty of time

A Slam in all 4 Suits!

Yet another interesting hand can be found by clicking on 'Reflections from the Table'>'A Slam in all 4 Suits'. This submission shows how powerful some of the conventions can be!

  1. Social Teams of Four – RESULT from Wednesday evening 21st November
    Well, you never can tell …. the top 3 teams were very close and the top 2 teams even had the same number of points.... so we had to send out for more prizes …. bottles of wine for both teams.
    The joint winners were Team 3 (Ann P/Dora/Claire/Julie) and Team 6 (Barbara and John Smith/Laurence/Barry).

  2. The Knock Out - 2nd Round - to be played by January 15th
    Reminder, see notice board for more info, The first round of the Knockout has now been completed. All the results and the subsequent matches can be found under Competitions>Knockout Draw 2018/2019 with Round 2 to be played by Tuesday January 15th.
    Please inform Stuart Rees of your results and/or enter them on the KO sheet on the notice board.

  3. Our Christmas competitions

    Drinks, wine/beer/tea/coffee/soft drinks, will be on the club tab for these events, no table money is required and please wear your most fun and festive dress - competition details below.

    1. The Gordon Grimley Cup for pairs – NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO MONDAY 17th December
      Our evening pairs Christmas Bridge Drive competition.
      We ask members to supply finger food for our buffet and/or raffle prizes please, no table money required.
      Some “silly” rules to enable you to win spot prizes, not forgetting the competition for the trophy itself.

    2. The Christmas Cup individual – Wednesday 19th December
      Our afternoon individual Bridge Drive competition and get to play with lots of different players – we will use our Standard System convention sheet to help every one out and be on the “same page” when bidding and in competing for the cup.
      Seasonal refreshments will be provided and we ask members to supply raffle prizes please.

  4. The RBL individual trophy – Monday 28th January
    Due to the nature of this competition and the movements required we have to limit the entrants to 39 players.
    Please enter your names up on the sign up sheet now on the notice board.

 2018/2019 ALL Competitions.

The dates for all our club can be found from our club home page via the left hand side tabs - click on "Competitions" then click on "This Seasons Winners and Competition Dates", you will see the dates and as we progress updates to the competition winners - you can also see previous competition winners from the "Competitions" tab.



Recent Master Point Promotions

October  2018 Promotions

Three promotions this month

Advanced Master                    Stuart Rees                                

District Master                         Janet Kirkland

Local Master                            Barbara Coles

Full list of past promotions can be found Here

Committee Meeting

Next meeting Tuesday19th Feb 2019

Thu 13th December 2018
Duplicate bridge
Director: Robert
Fri 14th December 2018
Social bridge - Christmas lunch
Dealer: Marilyn & John
Mon 17th December 2018
Gordon Grimley Trophy Fun Bridge Drive
Director: Bob
Wed 19th December 2018
Christmas Cup Individual
Director: Bob
Thu 20th December 2018
Duplicate bridge
Director: Ann
Duplicate bridge
Director: Ann
Duplicate bridge
Director: Robert M
Duplicate bridge
Director: Steph
Duplicate bridge
Director: Bob
Duplicate bridge
Director: Ann