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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 Sandra on 01243 681788 


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
Bank Holiday Bridge

In May we have two Bank Holiday Mondays, May 7 and May 28.   Attendance can often be poor on those evenings.   We are happy to run bridge on those evenings if sufficient people attend to give us FOUR tables.  There is a list available in the clubhouse.  If you wish to attend bridge on either of the aforementioned evenings please sign the list.   We will monitor the list and  announce whether bridge will go ahead on either, or both, of those evenings.

Seminar on Weak Twos

The committee would like to thank Leigh Harding for a very successful seminar on Weak Twos held at the club on April 21. With 32 players in attendance the seminar was fully booked and enjoyed by all.  Leigh very kindly donated a large part of the tuition fees to her chosen charity, Canine Partners in Midhurst. 


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. 

Ken Snape

It is with sadness we report the death of Ken Snape this morning, Monday, April 23.  As many of you will be aware, though Ken has battled with illness for some time, he has always displayed stoicism and a happy demeanour.   His funeral will be held at Chichester Crematorium on Wednesday, May 16 at 2.45pm.


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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Random Teams
Director: P Burns
Afternoon Bridge
Director: John Taylor
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Chris Bury
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Anna Glass
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Peter Burns
Fri 27th Apr 2018
No Fear Duplicate Bridge
Director: L Harding
Sat 28th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: A Bartle
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: R Wilson
Tue 1st May 2018
Afternoon Bridge
Director: G Vincent
Thu 3rd May 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: C Bury
Host: N Pattison