Tuesday 13th November, Newark
Café Bridge has been running in a number of towns and cities for many years.
A typical Café Bridge event is a duplicate pairs bridge game set up over multiple cafés and restaurants. Pairs move to a new venue after each round, guided by a movement card, while board sets remain on their starting tables throughout. The registration fee includes morning coffee, a 2-course lunch at one of the venues and a glass of wine/soft drink at the end of the day.
The object of each event is to provide an enjoyable day of friendly, sociable, duplicate Bridge for all participants and to generate funds for charity.
Café Bridge Nottingham continues to be a very successful phenomenon. It combines the fascination of playing the wonderful game of Bridge in a spirit of fun and enjoyment with fundraising on an impressive scale. In the eleven events since 2012 thousands of £££’s have been donated to charity. Café Bridge Nottingham has become a must go to event!
Café Bridge Nottingham is organised by a team of volunteers who take no payment for their time and effort so all proceeds from the events are donated to our chosen charity.
We hope that you will join us for the next event. If you would like more information, or to be added to our distribution list, please use the “Contact Us”
The weather was very kind to us - blue sky and sunshine all day. It is a major logistical challenge to get 80 people circulating round five different cafés and bars to play bridge, have lunch, and come together at the end of the day in reasonable time for drinks, prizes, raffles, and debrief. But it all worked with almost military precision. The standard of play varied from the very good to the not so good, but most importantly it was played in good spirits. One of the objects of the exercise is to generate interest among the general public in the hope that one or two may take up the game - we were certainly gazed upon with some curiosity from time to time. The winners were Dick Milne and Shirley Ashtari on 69.74% and the runners up were Suzanne and David Cobley on 66.75%. We also offer a little something to those who came nearest to the 50% and they were Pauline & David Tillcock and Heather Darwent & Marian Griew. 17 prizes were raffled off. The total sum raised for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was an impressive £1,500. Many thanks to the five venues who hosted this rather unusual event, The Ram, Gannets, The Old Post Office, The Queen's Head, and Water's Edge. The Ram in particular did us proud by hosting us at the beginning and end of the day for the main welcome and debriefing.
Café Bridge Nottingham continues to be a very successful phenomenon. It combines the fascination of playing the wonderful game of Bridge in a spirit of fun with fundraising on an impressive scale. Phil Meats and Toni Smith started us off eleven events ago in 2012. Our last happening was on 13th November 2018 when 80 people circulated round five venues all day in Newark and raised £1,500 for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. The picture shows Karen Carter who gave a presentation about the service. Many people present were astonished to learn that the recently acquired fully equipped helicopter was called upon to answer an emergency three or four times a day. A rota of pilots, doctors, and medics are on call seven days a week and they are supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Karen showed us two photographs of a gravely injured young boy who was rescued by the service, and the same young boy many months later smiling and sitting in the helicopter with the crew, fully recovered - a heartwarming story.