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Welcome to the Clare Bridge Club website

We play at the Old School, Clare CO10 8PX every Monday evening at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We use Bridgemates for scoring and we have duplimated boards so hand records are available after the game and on the website.

We pride ourselves on our friendliness and good manners.

We particularly welcome visitors and are keen to encourage new players. If we can help in any way please contact a member of the committee.

If you explore this website you will find more details about this club and information on forthcoming club and local events. 

We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and play with 19 other clubs in the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association.

Last updated : 26th Apr 2016 13:44 BST
Sufflok Senior Pairs 2018
Sufflok Senior Pairs 2018

Andrew & Jane Moore  added to their remarkable record in the Suffolk Senior Pairs when they won the title once again at Clare.

To see all the scores and boards played, please click on RESULTS.

 

Last updated : 17th Jul 2018 14:15 BST
AGM Winners
AGM Winners

The winners of the various Clare competitions during 2017/18.

Last updated : 9th Jul 2018 18:37 BST
Suffolk Mixed Pairs

   

Congratulations to Nick and Sarah Farr for winning the Suffolk Mixed Pairs. You can see a great photo of them here - http://www.bridgewebs.com/suffolkbridge/

  ♥ 

Last updated : 9th Jul 2018 18:26 BST
AGM Committee Meeting

The AGM minutes and the treasurers report can be found by clicking the AGM tab to the left.

The latest committee meeting minutes can be found by clicking the Committee Meeting tab to the left

Last updated : 11th Jun 2018 14:23 BST
Clare Swiss Pairs

Well done to everyone who organised Clare Swiss Pairs, it was a fab event.

The room looked like this and the results can be found by clicking the tab to the left

 The Ascenders Prize was won by Bill Bethell & Sylvia Scott Laws 

 Rick Hanley and Mike Scherer were third 

 Karen and Malcolm Pryor were second 

♥ And the event was won by Clare pair Jenny and David Price♥ 

 

Last updated : 13th May 2018 09:41 BST
Exciting events

We have had some exciting celebrations in the last couple of month's,  Elizabeth Godden's  90th birthday,  Peter Stagg's  90th birthday and Will and Angie Pavry's 50th wedding anniversary. Congratulations to them all and all our good wishes.

 

 

 

Last updated : 13th May 2018 00:07 BST
AGM 2018

  Don't forget to come to our AGM on Monday the 21 May at 7pm, followed by a great evening of bridge  

The agenda can be found by clicking th AGM button to the left

Last updated : 23rd Apr 2018 08:49 BST
The Poslingford Plate
The Poslingford Plate

A friendly teams of eight match between Stansfield and Clare for the Poslingford Plate is set to become an annual fixture following the inaugural match on Thursday 22 February.

John Symons came up with idea of the contest, with both teams consisting of players who had not represented their club in the Suffolk Summer League teams of eight last year.

At half time, Clare led narrowly by 54 IMPs to 49 and in the second half we extended our advantage to 119-108.

Well done to our team.

Last updated : 21st Mar 2018 10:25 GMT
Backing the England Juniors
Backing the England Juniors

For the first time, England's four junior bridge teams - U26; U26 Women; U21 & U16 - have all qualified for the 17th World Youth Team Championships which take place in China later this year.

There is just one problem. The EBU has to raise around £60,000 to cover the costs of getting the players to Suzhou in August, and is appealing for help from counties and clubs to make the unique achievement by the country's younger players become reality.

The club is going to support the juniors, in addition, players are being given the chance to buy a limited edition print of a mesmering bridge scene painted by Rui Paes which was among the works on show at the Stansfield club's art exhibiiton last year. Rui is an acclaimed painter, illustrator and muralist, whose works include illustrating Madonna's children's book which made the Top 10 New York Times Best Seller List.

The mounted prints of Dr Double - the sobriquet gained by Rui for his regular use of the double card! - measure 14½" x 11" and cost £25 (+p&p). The prints will be signed by the artist in a limited edition numbered 1 to 500. All the profits will go to funding the England teams. To order your copy please click on DR DOUBLE.

Last updated : 5th Feb 2018 23:13 GMT
Seasons Greetings

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a great new year

See you all on Monday 8 January 2018

Last updated : 23rd Dec 2017 22:37 GMT
Suffolk Championship
Suffolk Championship

The Suffolk Teams Championship took place on the 3 December 2017. The winners will represent Suffolk in the Pachabo Cup.

Clare was represented by 2 teams: team Havard-Davies (Jan Havard-Davies & Adele Wayman, John Symons & Joyce Wood) and team Price (Jenny Price & Rosemarie Mascall, David Price & Cleopatra Hensby). After round two Price's team qualified top for the Champoinship and Havard-Davies finished 3rd in the contest for the Plate.

For full details and results click SCBA

Well done Clare !

Last updated : 23rd Dec 2017 22:36 GMT
Summer League..2017..from the middle of Div.2.

The clubs’ primary focus this year was to get the first team back into Div.1...I can report that in helping them to achieve this the 2nd. Team was spectacularly successful...losing to them by a cataclysmic margin...well done.

Our team was chosen by reference to the position of established pairs in May and I then stuck to the same team( spirit building!!?). We played 4 , won two, lost two.. but had most enjoyable and friendly evenings. My thanks to all who played and especially to Jan who hosted our home games.

Playing ‘teams’ where the scoring is like (proper) rubber bridge, is really refreshing as we can focus on what is important( bidding and making games or slams) rather than getting huge rewards for the odd overtrick. I’m glad that we do practice sensible scoring(IMPS) occasionally at the club but we might all benefit from playing ‘kitchen’ rubber bridge more often. 

 Roll on next summer...promotion??? John S.

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2017 14:24 BST
World Wide Bridge Congress
World Wide Bridge Congress

We've arrived.

Last updated : 21st Sep 2017 14:25 BST
The Summer League

 Clare has two teams in division 2 of the SCBA Summer League  

Clare A has won their three matches against Abbeygate A, Frinton A and Clare B. They still have to play Stansfield B. Howeve Clare A have already been promoted to Division 1.

Clare B has won their two matches against Stansfield B and Abbeygate A, but lost their two matches against Frinton A and Clare A.

Well done to Jane Moore and David Price, Andrew Moore and Tony Philpott, Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall, Cleopatra Hensby and Conor Bignall and Nick and Sarah Farr for Clare A and John Symons and Joyce Wood, Adele Wayman and Jan Havard-Davis, Will and Angie Pavry and Dave Allen and Derek Brinkley for Clare B.

Last updated : 12th Sep 2017 21:06 BST
AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Clare Bridge Club will be held on Monday 15th May 2017 at 7.00 pm and will be followed by an evening of duplicate bridge.

Nominations are invited for the Officers of the Club (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary).

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence:   
  2. Approval of previous AGM minutes
  3. Chairman’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report 
  5. Election of Officers and Committee:  Chairman: Sarah Farr; Treasurer: Will Pavry; Minuting Secretary: Joyce Wood; Club Captain: Jenny Price; David Goodliffe; John Hooper; John Symons; Kathy Rose
  6. Appointment of auditor 
  7. Presentation of trophies
  8. AOB
  9. Vote on continuation of Cross-Imps competition
Last updated : 4th Aug 2017 11:39 BST
Clare Summer Party

The summer party, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The winners were:

And these were the cakes:

And these were the fab participants.

Happy summer to everyone.

 

 

 

Last updated : 11th Jul 2017 23:46 BST
Lots of stuff

    There are several items we think are important for you     

Please scroll down to see them

  2017 World Wide Bridge Competition  

  Clare Swiss Pairs  

  The Huy visit this summer  

  The SCBA Bridge with Lunch  

  An explanation of Cross-imps 

Last updated : 10th Mar 2017 08:44 GMT
2017 World Wide Bridge Competition

The Club will be participating in the 2017 World Wide Bridge Competition this year on Monday 8 May.  The Beryl Dorey night will be held the following week instead (15 May).

The Committee felt that it is important to support this competition, which raises money to support the development of youth bridge, and we hope you will agree.  Last year a pair from Stansfield got through to the final in Beijing, and it would be fun if we could achieve a similar result this year!  Good luck.

Last updated : 10th Mar 2017 08:43 GMT

   SUFFOLK is staging another bridge lunch - on Wednesday 24 May at Somersham village hall, west of Ipswich (1pm start).   

A delcious two course meal and a glass of wine will be provided by Gerry Ford and his daughter, Emily, followed by bridge and a break for tea and biscuits - all for £15 per person.

To reserve your place, you can print off an entry form by clicking on SCBA.

Last updated : 1st Mar 2017 00:02 GMT
Visit to Huy, Belgium, 2017

                

Once again the Huy Espace Bridge Club have invited members of Clare Bridge Club to visit for the weekend of Saturday 24 June to Tuesday 27 June.  Their hospitality is always generous and it is usually a lovely event.

If you would like to be a part of the group going to Huy this year, please speak to Sarah.  We can take a group of up to about 14.  We are put up in private homes and so a little smattering of French is useful but not essential.  Likewise, you don’t need to have a partner, although it is helpful.  Generally we share cars as much as possible to reduce cost, and of course, there is lots of bridge!  We travel early on Saturday, usually playing bridge with lunch on the ferry, arriving at about 4 pm.  Everyone has dinner together on Saturday night.  On Sunday, the morning is free, but there is lunch followed by bridge in the afternoon, and generally bridge on Sunday evening.  On Monday we go sight-seeing, and on Monday night we have supper and play in the Club.  We travel home on Tuesday.

I strongly recommend the weekend, and hope that you will feel that you would like to participate.

Sarah

Sarah Farr

Chair, Clare Bridge Club

Last updated : 24th Feb 2017 22:16 GMT
Suffolk Championship Pairs Semi Final

   Well done to the five Clare pairs who won through to the Suffolk Championship Pairs Final   

Paul and Bridget, Jenny and David, Will and Angie, Tony and George and Jan and Adele

Last updated : 17th Feb 2017 23:12 GMT
Suffolk Championship Teams

The Suffolk Championship teams were played on Sunday 4 December 2016 in Nayland Village Hall.

The final four teams play in a knockout to establish who represents Suffolk in the national Pachabo Cup.

The final four teams include 1 and 3/4 Clare teams.

David Price, Jane Moore, Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall were second and Richard Evans, John Bloomfield, Peter Bushby and John Wilmot from Colchester were fourth.

Good luck to them in the knockout.

Last updated : 7th Dec 2016 19:37 GMT
Andrew Robson 2017

It's that time of year again. The  AndrewRobson  Bridge Day.

Prices held for seventh year. £25 for members and £35 for non-members.

Held, as before, in Lavenham Village Hall on Friday 3 February 2017.

Download the application form using button in column to the left.

 

 

Last updated : 14th Nov 2016 13:25 GMT
Summer Party 2016
Summer Party 2016

A fab summer party, with amazing food (Jerry can come and stay at our house at any time) and some great bridge.

Last updated : 29th Jun 2016 22:51 BST
Summer Party 2016
Summer Party 2016

and the winners were Eugene and Bernadette and Angie and Will.

Last updated : 1st Jul 2016 00:01 BST
Clare AGM
Clare AGM

A very successful AGM, sadly we lost Nick as our Chairman, who has been a great Chairman for the last 7 years. Adele, on behalf of the membership, presented Nick with a fab jug. Sarah will be replacing him as our new chairman.

 

Last updated : 25th May 2016 22:10 BST
FIRST SUFFOLK BRIDGE LUNCH
FIRST SUFFOLK BRIDGE LUNCH

It was a fabulous lunch

Jerry is one fine chef, the food was fab, followed by a great afternoon of bridge. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Last updated : 25th May 2016 22:13 BST
Clare Swiss Pairs
Clare Swiss Pairs

A great afternoon of bridge was enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations to all those who work so hard behind the scenes.

David Brown and Antony Cusk were the winners, David Walker and John Pearson were second and Peter Ison and Jane Aylett  and Derek Oxbrow and Peter Somerfield were joint third.

The highest placed Clare pair were Chris Hollingsworth and Richard Evans, who were seventh.

Click on the Clare Swiss Pairs tab to the left to see the full results.

Last updated : 10th May 2016 12:11 BST
Suffolk Competitions

  All the current entry forms for Suffolk competitions can be found under the tab to the left called Suffolk Competitions  

Last updated : 26th Apr 2016 16:14 BST
The AGM is also repidly approaching

    The Annual General Meeting of Clare Bridge Club will be held on Monday 16th May 2016 at 7.00 pm and will be followed by the usual evening of duplicate bridge    

♣  Nominations are invited for the Officers of the Club (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary)  ♣ 

♣  In addition, there are currently other vacancies on the Committee and nominations are invited for these ♣ 

♣  Click on  the Nomination Form tab to the left to download/print the Nomination Form ♣ 

    The minutes of the 2015 AGM can be found by clicking on the tab to the left    

Last updated : 26th Apr 2016 11:51 BST
Suffolk events at Clare

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  For all you competitive souls ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Clare Bridge Club hosts the Seniors Pairs at Clare

The Seniors Pairs will be held on Wednesday 13 July 2016 at 7pm

Put the date in your diary

Entry form click here: Seniors Pairs Entry.pdf

 

Last updated : 26th Apr 2016 13:42 BST
Suffolk and National Teams Competitions

 There are three national club teams competitions that may be of interest to club members 

The NICKO (National Inter-clubs Knockout). This is open to any team representing Clare. Clare Bridge Club will pay the entry fees of any Clare team wishing to enter.

The Pachabo. This is for the winners of the Suffolk Championship Teams and Suffolk pay the entry fee for the successful team.

The National Garden Cities. This is for the winners of the Suffolk Club Teams of Eight and Suffolk pay the entry fee for the successful team.

 Suffolk has five competitions that may be of interest to club members 

The Suffolk Championship Teams. This competition is not club related and anyone can enter a team.

The Suffolk Club Teams of Eight. The team has to comprise of members of Clare Bridge Club. Clare will pick the Club’s best team based on availability and the rankings. Clare Bridge Club will pay the entry fees.

The Suffolk Club Teams of Four. This competition also requires all the team to be members of Clare Bridge Club. Anyone who wishes to enter a team on behalf of Clare (and comprising entirely of Clare members) will have the entry fee paid by Clare Bridge Club. It is a good opportunity for members to gain experience and confidence in team competitions and to improve  the chances of selection to other team events.

The Winter League. This competition is not club related and anyone can enter a team.

The Summer League. The teams have to comprise of members of Clare Bridge Club. Clare will pick the Club’s best teams based on availability and the rankings. Clare Bridge Club will pay the entry fees.

Last updated : 25th Mar 2016 16:38 GMT
Andrew Robson Day

Have a great day on Friday on the Andrew Robson Masterclass.

Last updated : 30th Jan 2016 09:17 GMT
Happy Birthday Ron

     We all wish Ron Hartley a very happy 90th birthday on Friday 26 February 2016      

We hope he has a fabulous day and many more of them

Last updated : 25th Feb 2016 12:21 GMT
Suffolk Teams Final

Congratulations to the Clare team of Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall with David Price and Jane Moore.

They won their Semi Final against the Colchester team of Mike Scherer and Eric Newman with Jukian Lang and David Morran.

They will play the Rick Hanley team in the final.

Last updated : 30th Jan 2016 09:20 GMT
It's Clare Swiss Pairs time again

It will be held at

Lavenham Village Hall

on

Sunday 8 May 2016 at 2pm

♠   ♣  Click on the tab to the left for the entry form ♠   ♣ 

Last updated : 20th Jan 2016 17:12 GMT
Happy Christmas

♠   ♣ Have great Christmas everyone.♠   ♣ 

We will be playing on Monday 28 December 2015.

Last updated : 22nd Dec 2015 11:22 GMT
Suffolk Club Teams of Eight

Clare came third in the Suffolk Club Teams fo Eight competition last Sunday.

Congratulations to Jan and Adele, Jane and Elizabeth, David and Andrew and Jenny and Rosemarie.

Last updated : 18th Nov 2015 10:54 GMT
Suffolk Championship Pairs

Congratulations to the following pairs who succeeded in reaching the semi finals of the Suffolk Championship Pairs:

Dave Allen & Derek Brinkley
David & Jenny Price
Nick & Sarah Farr
John Hooper & David Goodliffe
Stella Hjaltun & Paul MacLachlan
Margaret Scurlock & Elizabeth Godden
Will & Angie Pavry
Paul Flavell & Bridget Smith
Ian Stares & Terry Wood

The semi final will be held at Kesgrave on Friday 19 February 2015 at 7pm.

Last updated : 27th Oct 2015 23:51 GMT
World Championships in Chennai

David is now getting aclimatised in Chennai, ready to start tomorrow.

For those who are interested, here is the link to Simons' (the Seniors' Captain) blog http://ebuselection.blogspot.co.uk/.

For those who want to watch, many of the matches will be available on Vugraph at Bridge Base On Line http://www.bridgebase.com/.

The EBU will be publishing the results on http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2151.

Last updated : 26th Sep 2015 16:43 BST
Calendar Error

Please note an error in the Bridge Club Calendar:  The EBU Spring Pairs are being held on Monday 4th April 2016 (not 11th as stated on calendar), which means that the Beryl Dorey for April will be held on Monday 11th April.2016  Many apologies

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2015 19:21 BST
The Summer League

Clare I won their final match against Ipswich, 56-24 and we are currently in first position.

However, Colchester and Ipswich still have a further match - watch this space.

Well done David and Jenny Price, Rosemarie Mascall, Nick and Sarah Farr, Jane and Andrew Moore, Geoff Foster-Taylor, Elizabeth Tora, John Hooper, John Symons and Tony Philpott.

Clare II have two  further matches and are currently in first position.

Last updated : 21st Sep 2015 22:15 BST
Mens and Womens Pairs

Clare had a clean sweep in the Mens and Womens Pairs. Jane Moore and Elizabeth Tora won the Women's Pairs and David Price and Andrew Moore won the Men's Pairs. Adele Wayman and Jan Havard-Davies were second and Will Pavry, playing with Paul Rickard, was third.

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2015 18:17 BST
Summer League 2015 Division 1 Match 3

 Clare I has won their third match in Division 1. They beat Stansfield 68-12

♠ Well done to Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall, David Price and John Symons, Sarah and Nick Farr and Jane and Andew Moore ♠ 

    ♠   ♣ ♠   ♣     

Last updated : 4th Sep 2015 21:21 BST
Suffolk Summer League Division I

The Clare team in the Suffolk Summer League Division I has won one match against Frinton and lost their second match against Colchester. Well done to all who played, Jenny Price as captain, playing with Rosemarie Mascall, David Price, Geoff Foster-Taylor, Jane Moore, Elizabeth Tora, Andrew Moore and John Hooper.

Last updated : 27th Aug 2015 10:47 BST
Suffolk Summer League Division 2

Clare II are currently leading Division II of the Suffolk Summer League. Well done to John Symons, our excellent Captain, playing with Tony Clement, Jan Havard-Davies, Adele Wayman, Margaret Scurlock, Elizabeth Godden, Joyce Wood, Stella Hjaltun, David Goodliffe, Philippa Deman, Robert Hume and Derek Phillips.

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2015 18:18 BST
Ladies and mens pairs 2015

The Ladies and Mens Pairs (including the married pairs) will be held at Clare Bridge Club on Wednesday, 16 September at 7pm.

Click on the button in the box to the left for an entry form.

Last updated : 30th Jul 2015 08:56 BST
Suffolk Senior Pairs

The Suffolk Senior Pairs were held on the 14 July at Clare Bridge Club, Clare had two pairs in the top 10. Geoff Foster Taylor and David Price at fourth and Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall sneaking in at tenth

Last updated : 30th Jul 2015 09:32 BST
Suffolk Season 2014-15
Suffolk Season 2014-15

Clare swept the board with bridge trophies for the last season, winning more events than any other club in Suffolk.

Andrew and Jane Moore won the Married Pairs

Jane Moore and Elizabeth Tora won the Womens Pairs

David Price, Jane Moore, Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall won the Suffolk Championship Teams

Clare won the Summer League Division 1 (for the second time in succession)

Congratulations to everyone involved, particularly to Jane who was involved in every one.

Last updated : 30th Jul 2015 09:06 BST
David and Jenny at the Palace
David and Jenny at the Palace

David was lucky enough to be invited to a Palace Garden Party. Whilst they are not told why they were invited, they can only assume it is a result of David's Bridge.

They had a fab time, the organisation was first class, the tea was superb and the sun shone.

They send huge thanks to the Countess of Euston, the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk for the invitation

Last updated : 30th Jul 2015 08:31 BST
Clare Swiss Pairs 2015
Clare Swiss Pairs 2015

Great afternoon for the Clare Swiss Pairs. We had 26 tables. Malcolm and Barbara directed.

It was won by Karen and Malcolm Pryor. Jenny and David Price came second, Giles Ip and Simon Budd came third and Tony Veran and Stuart Dunston came fourth.

Ken and Penny Riley won the ascenders prize.

Clare did well, in addition to David and Jenny, Jane and Andrew Moore came 5th and Cleopatra Hemsby and Allyn Bignall came 9th.

Last updated : 13th May 2015 21:58 BST
Suffolk Teams Final

The Suffolk Teams Final was won by Jenny Price and Rosemarie Mascall and David Price and Jane Moore. They will represent Suffolk in the Pachabo cup in June.

Last updated : 12th May 2015 12:44 BST
Basil Ambrose - Clare President Presentation
Basil Ambrose - Clare President Presentation

On Sunday 19th April Clare Bridge Club held a celebation to mark Basil's 37 year tenure as President of the Club.

This was well attended by members of the club, who were delighted to see Basil.

Basil was presented with a small token of gratitude by the committees.  This was followed by a champagne reception, followed by bridge (7 tables) and afternoon tea.  We played individual bridge which Cleopatra won with David Goodliffe coming second.

Last updated : 19th Apr 2015 23:39 BST
The Night of the Stars

David played in the  Night of the Stars, Britain's premier charity pro-am bridge competition last Thursday. It raised over £50,000. Well done David.

In addition to the charity auction of the stars, there are some playing places available and Jenny and Rosemarie were lucky enough to play.

Amongst other great players, they played against Zia Mahmoud for two boards.

The Night of the Stars
Last updated : 1st Mar 2015 13:33 GMT
Jane & Elizabeth win Ladies Suffolk Pairs Title
Jane & Elizabeth win Ladies Suffolk Pairs Title

Congratulations to Jane and Elizabeth won the the Suffolk Women's Pairs title, ragaining the title they last won in 2011.  Winning by over 10% with a fantastic score of 70%.

Clare pairs did very well; taking 4 of the first 5 places; as Joyce & Stella were 3rd, Sue & Judy 4th and Cleo & Ezlizabeth 5th

In the Mens Pairs ..... David Price and Andrew Moore finished second behind David Morran and Julian Lang

Congratulations to all.

Full details and results can be found at SCBA Website

Last updated : 21st Sep 2014 18:25 BST
11 Tables
11 Tables

David & Jenny Price came top, followed by Sarah & Nick Farr on second with Rosemarie Mascall & Anthony Aldous on third.

Well done !

Please click on the 'Latest Result' tab above to see all the scores and boards played, or click on the tab to the left 'Results for 2018' for previous results.

 

Last updated : 17th Jul 2018 08:18 BST
Calendar
23rd July 2018
EBU Sim Pairs
7.for 7.15
Director: Richard Evans
Scorer: Dave Allen
30th July 2018
Cross Imps
7.for 7.15
Director: Nick Farr
Scorer: Cleopatra