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Evening Sessions

Please be sure to arrive at the club at least ten minutes before play begins, that is before 6.50 pm so that play is not delayed. It may not be possible to accommodate latecomers. 


Our Saturday Partners contact is Anne Dudley-Smith,    tel.  01243 528854


To find out more about  joining us for a game of "duplicate", please ring Liz on 01243 786095


Our Monday Partners contact is Sandra Ward-Brown, tel:  01243 681788 or email:


Afternoon Bridge

Tuesday afternoon sessions are on everyTuesday.   Sandra Ward-Brown is happy to accept phone calls (01243 681788) to try and help people looking to pair up for a session.  Please arrive at the club between 1.30pm and 2.00pm for these sessions.

Random Seeded Teams

This competition will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from October to June.   In December, the proximity of the fourth Thursday to Christmas day may mean the bridge club is closed and the competition will not run that month.   It is proving very popular but for administration purposes and to ensure we do not end up with an odd number of pairs you must sign on the notice board to indicate you wish to take part by the Monday preceding the event.  The current scores can be seen under the "Competition" menu and "Random Seeded Teams Points".

Welcome to Chichester Bridge Club
Bridge Lessons

The programme from September 2018 has just been published and can be seen by clicking the button "Bridge Lessons" on the left of the screen. 

Arun League

♠   ♣ Please see the new notice below Mini Swiss Pairs with regard to Arun League♠  ♣ 

Mini Swiss Pairs

Perhaps the most successful club night in recent years has been the Random Seeded Teams which rarely falls below 10 tables.  Random Seeded Teams has the final session in the current phase on June 28 and then has a break during July, August and September before starting again in October.  In the meantime we would like to trial a new event, Mini Swiss Pairs, and welcome and encourage as many of you as possible to attend.   Like Random Teams, we feel this is an evening that will suit ALL ability levels.


What does it involve?   Mini Swiss Pairs involves playing against five other pairs over five boards each time.   Hence, over the course of the evening you will play 25 boards.   It is a Pairs competition  and you will need a partner.   The attraction of Swiss Pairs is that after round one you will play against players who have similar scores to you.   Each time you achieve a low score you will play another pair who also achieved a similar low score and if you score well you play a pair who have scored as well as you.    After the first round you will only be playing pairs who are achieving the same scores as you. 


This event will be held on the fourth Thursday in July, August and September.   Like the Random Seeded Teams it will be scored and directed by David and Peter.   If it is a success, which we are sure it will be, a regular monthly slot will be found for it from October.

Arun League

The Arun League

Chichester Bridge Club has been very successful in the Arun League over the years but in 2017-2018 we could not compete without a captain to replace Thea and sufficient players wishing to take part.

Could you be our captain for 2018-2019?

It would not be an onerous task.  The match schedule is the same every year and there’s no formal registering of players.

The Arun League itself is currently overseen by John Austin from Bognor.  There were 3 clubs competing last year, Bognor, West Worthing and Arun.  Interest has been expressed by other clubs so if we wish to participate we need to act before the 4th slot is taken.

All clubs play together at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month in October, November, 2nd Wednesday in December, and then again on the 3rd Wednesday evenings in January, February and March. 

Each club fields 2 teams of 4 players.  Club captains are responsible for having 8 players available to play on match dates (which are given well in advance) with a standby or better still a standby pair in the event of illness.

3 matches are played away and 3 at home, with tea and biscuits provided by the home club.

We are looking for enthusiastic players interested in a new challenge against local clubs and a captain to keep everything running smoothly.

If you would like to give it a go, please speak to Liz Peavot, Thea or any committee member.

No Fear Duplicate bridge

These popular sessions are held on the second and fourth Friday of each month.   Please note that in August, and only in August, the sessions will happen on the third and fifth Friday instead.


Ladder and Random Seeded Teams

♠   ♣ The updated tables for these two competitions can be viewed under Competitons on left♠  ♣ 

Our new student newsletter will keep you up to date with news of all sessions at the club which may be of interest to learners and less experienced players.  If you’d like to receive the newsletter direct to your inbox please register here


No Fear Duplicate Bridge is a fun and friendly session for new and relatively new duplicate players run by Leigh Harding on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. It provides an opportunity to gain experience in playing in duplicate events and has proved to be a popular event for inexperienced players.  Students in year 2 and above are welcome to join in the duplicate session or if preferred can join the separate practice tables (booking for practice tables essential – click on following link for further information and booking details:


Which Session?

The bridge sessions at Chichester club are diverse and hopefully cater to the desires of all our members.

Monday and Thursday evenings are our strongest sessions. 27 boards played.  No partner is needed on a Thursday except the 4th Thursday in the month (see below).

The fourth Thursday each month is a Teams session for players of all abilities.  Top pairs are randomly paired with less experienced pairs to give an interesting evening.  However, for this session you must sign up in advance on the sheet in the clubroom.

Saturday evenings and Tuesday afternoons are more relaxed and 24 boards played.

New bi monthly ‘No Fear Duplicate Bridge’ Friday session started Jan 2017. This session is for students and newcomers to duplicate bridge and we initially expect to play only 15-18 boards.  No partner needed for these sessions.

All our sessions are open to all members. Those who are new to bridge or less experienced will probably want to start with the Friday, Saturday or Tuesday session. Visitors new to the club are welcome to trial each session until they find the session(s) most appropriate or exceed six attendances, at which point they would be invited to join.  Though the bridge standard varies enormously dependent on the session chosen, we want all members to enjoy their bridge and we expect all members to adhere to Best Behaviour at Bridge at every session. 


Chichester Bridge Club is a friendly club which provides duplicate bridge and bridge classes for its members and potential members. New members and visitors are welcome. To get to know the club and its members, visitors may attend up to six bridge sessions per calendar year after which they are requested to apply for membership.

Bridgemates Please arrive at the club 10 minutes before published start time

Bridgemates  are a great success but they need setting up each evening with information on the number of players and players EBU numbers. Please arrange to be at the Club ten minutes before play starts so that the information can be put in the computer before play at 7 pm or 2.00pm or as appropriate.

Updating your details?

If you need to update your contact details please inform our Membership Secretary who will happily ensure all lists are updated. Stuart is at tel 07766 760215


Please remember to check the Thursday Rota to be sure that you do not miss your date as Host and sign against your name to confirm acceptance on the list on the board.  If you are unable to do your allocated date, please arrange a swap and record it on the list.  The rota is also published under the calendar heading

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Afternoon Bridge
Director: Graham Vincent
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Liz Senior
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Liz Senior
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Peter Burns
Afternoon Bridge
Director: John Taylor
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: C Bury
Host: A Dudley-Smith
Sat 21st Jul 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: A Glass
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: B Vincent
Tue 24th Jul 2018
Afternoon Sim Pairs
Director: T Sydenham
Thu 26th Jul 2018
Mini Swiss Pairs
Director: D Telfer
Host: Y Lebrec