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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".

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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 score badly you play a pair who have scored equally badly and if you score well you play a pair who have scored as well 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.

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: Thea Sydenham
Ladder Round 9
Director: Liz Senior
Duplicate Pairs
Director: John Taylor
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Peter Burns
Afternoon Bridge
Director: Graham Vincent
Thu 21st Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: P Burns
Host: R Jones
Fri 22nd Jun 2018
No Fear Duplicate Bridge
Director: L Harding
Sat 23rd Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: L Senior
Mon 25th Jun 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Director: B Vincent
Tue 26th Jun 2018
Afternoon Bridge
Director: J Taylor