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Bridge Lessons for Autumn 2014 through to Summer 2015

Check out the 'Bridge Lessons' item above for the latest information on lessons and the exciting special classes being given by Andrew Robson, Heather Dhondy and David Telfer

Playing on Wednesday or Thursday without a partner?

If so 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 will not be possible to accommodate late comers.

HOSTS - A new list has just been published and appears in calendar

Please remember to check the Thursday Rota to be sure that you do not miss your date as Host

There is a list on the club notice board and on the website under the calendar heading

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Do you have  a story, some news or a picture that might brighten up the site? If so please send them to michael@hobsonarditti.com


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.

County Event Dates for your Diaries

County event dates for your diaries

There are more events on the County websites, but this is a summary of the Sussex and Hampshire events that I think are most likely to be of interest.


Friday 12th -14th September – SCCBA

SCCBA Autumn Congress at Adur Indoor Bowling Club

This event has mixed pairs, open pairs and blue pointed swiss pairs and blue pointed swiss teams. See website for details and entry


Monday 15th September – SCCBA

Sussex Pairs Local Heat at the Bognor Club at 6.50pm

Local heat of main pairs event in Sussex. Enter on the day.


Sunday 21st September 2014 - HIWCBA

Candover Swiss Teams at Crosfield Hall, Romsey 2pm


This will be a stratified(handicapped) mini swiss event. This year, teams made up of players from HIWCBA Clubs will be allowed free entry. This will include a plated tea. Cost for players not from HIWCBA Clubs will be £8 per head (collected on the day). See website for details and entry.

Romsey is easy to get to as it is just off the M271, and the parking is easy, next to the hall. A very good tea is provided, so these Hampshire events are very good value!


25th September – SCCBA

Sussex Individual Heat at West Sussex Bridge Club

A bit of a trek, but this is the main individual event in Sussex. Details on website.


Sunday 5th October 2014 – HIWCBA

Teaching Seminar at Crosfield Hall, Romsey 3-6pm

Find the Winning Defence for Improvers with Dave Huggett


This seminar will be led by HIWCBA newsletter editor, Grand Master and International Player Dave Huggett and will follow the formula that proved so popular last season. There will be an interactive teaching session lasting approximately 1 hour, then an interlude for light refreshments followed by a supervised play session of illustrative hands to bring to life the lecture points. The cost of this seminar will be £5.

Sunday 12th October – HIWCBA

Ladies and Mens Pairs at Christchurch Bridge Club, Dorset

Joint event with Dorset. See website for details


Tuesday 14th October – SCCBA

Mixed Pairs Heat at the Bognor Club at 6.50pm

Local heat for main mixed pairs event in Sussex. Enter on the day.


Sunday 19th October – SCCBA

Ladies Pairs at Patcham Community Centre at 1.00pm

See website for details and entry. Another excellent tea!


Sunday 19th October – HIWCBA

Wessex Swiss teams at Crosfield Hall, Romsey 2pm

Blue Pointed. See website for details and entry.


Saturday 25th October – Petersfield

Petersfield Swiss Teams at Petersfield Comm Centre, 2pm

Petersfield Club Blue Pointed Event.

An old favourite with many members and the best bridge tea of all!

See website for details and entry.



Bridge Teaching by Andrew Robson, Heather Dhondy and more

Bridge teaching sessions for club players - Dates for your diaries

By popular demand, we have arranged further sessions, with Andrew Robson and Heather Dhondy

Both are first class teachers and bridge professionals. In addition to being first class teachers both Heather and Andrew are world class players who are firm fixtures in the England Women's and Open teams. At the recent European Championships, Heather won Silver, and Andrew won Bronze, so have both qualified for the World Championships.


Heather will be teaching two sessions on the 8th and 9th October 2014.

The session on the 8th is aimed at intermediate players. This will largely be members for who are comfortable playing on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The session will last from 7-10 pm.

The session on the 9th is aimed at advanced players, who play mainly on Monday and Thursday nights. If you came last year, you will know what the standard is. There is no restriction who comes to which event, but to get the most out of this teaching, please sign up for the session which is best for you. There is no need to bring a partner, but if you sign up with a partner, the organisation is much easier! Charge of £5 per person to cover costs.

Andrew will be teaching on 23rd January 2015. This session is open to both intermediate and advanced players. The session will last from 7-10 pm. Again, if you can sign on the list as a pair that would be very helpful for the organisation. Charge of £10 per person to cover costs.


The club can take a maximum of 18 tables ie 72 players. So there will be a limit on numbers. These sessions are for club members only – we will not be able to accommodate visitors if they are as popular as before


David Telfer, will offer 3 evening classes on September 2nd, 9th and 16th 2014, covering Hand Evaluation and the Losing Trick Count. Everyone is welcome.  Cost: £20 to include a bridge book on the subject and all lesson notes.  Each lesson will be followed by supervised play with hand notes to take away.   All proceeds from these lessons will go to Cancer Research.  Further details can be obtained from David on 01243 783288 or davidtelfer@hotmail.com


Other sessions which the committee is planning to organise are a Pro-Am session and to set up a Buddy Scheme to support students and intermediate players as they improve. Any advanced players who are interested in supporting this, please contact Michael Cook, who will be organising this. Michael is on 0787 5313365 michael@hobsonarditti.com


This year's remaining Simultaneous Pairs Events will be:

British Autumn Pairs     Monday 6th October


The format of Wednesday Evening Bridge has changed.

It is no longer restricted to "Improvers" and will consist of Duplicate Pairs. All club members are welcome to attend and it is not necessary to come with a partner. The Directors (kind souls) also act as hosts.

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Our Saturday Partners contact is Judy Hole,    tel.  07973 458947,   or email; judy9hole@gmail.com


To find out more about  joining us for a game of "duplicate", please ring Penny on 01243 372087 or Lilias Lamont at chibridgesec@gmail.com


Our Monday Partners contact is Penny Haines, tel:  01243 372087  or email:  kenandpenny@tiscali.co.uk

Mon 15th Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: k jackson
Sat 13th Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Kendrick Haines
Thu 11th Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: David Telfer
Wed 10th Sep 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Thea Sydenham
Mon 8th Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Chris Bury
Wed 17th Sep 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Thea Sydenham
Thu 18th Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Liz Senior
Host: Michael Shaw
Sat 20th Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Marilyn Humphrey
Mon 22nd Sep 2014
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ken Haines
Wed 24th Sep 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Austin
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