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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
Andrew Robson Event Friday 1ST February 2019

       Andrew Robson is widely regarded as one of the finest bridge teachers, players and writers today and his Master Classes have proved to be an inspiration for thousands of players around the country.

       Following the success of previous visits, he is returning to present his ninth Master Class at Lavenham.

      Click on the Andrew Robson tab to the left to see the details and how to book for the event.

Last updated : 17th Nov 2018 10:56 GMT
Club Teams of Eight 2018

The Clare Team - David Price & Tony Philpott, Jan Havard-Davies & Adele Wayman, Jenny Price & Rosemarie Mascall, Andrew Moore & Cleopatra Hensby - came second out of 12 teams, event that was held in Colchester.

To see all the results and details about hands click RESULTS .

    

The wonderful tea served during the break was prepared, now becoming traditionally, by the local sea scouts.

                                                  

Last updated : 13th Nov 2018 08:43 GMT

Suffolk Championship Pairs 2018/2019

 

 

 

A qualifying round was held on 22nd October. To see event details click Event Summary (on the left of this new page there are the entry forms).

Last updated : 28th Oct 2018 09:19 GMT
Bring a Friend

The "Bring a Friend" event turned out to be a very good one, 22 guests were here!

                                                                            

As you can see everyone enjoyed themselves. In the break we had refreshments, cakes and coffee and tea.

Last updated : 18th Oct 2018 12:57 BST
Felixstowe Congress

Well done to Kathy Rose, Penny Easting, Paddy Lockwood and Gerry Ford for winning the Non-expert Prize at the Felixstowe Congress.

To see all the results for the weekend and the photo gallery click FELIXSTOWE

Felixstowe Congress
Last updated : 9th Oct 2018 06:18 BST
The Summer League 2018

Clare has two teams: one in division 1 and one in division 2 of the SCBA Summer League 

The team for Clare A is: David Price, Jenny Price, Jane Moore, Andrew Moore, Tony Philpott, Rosemarie Mascall, Nick Farr, Sarah Farr and Cleopatra Hensby.

The team for Clare B is: John Symons, Joyce Wood, Adele Wayman, Jan Havard-Davies, Will and Angie Pavry, Dave Allen, Derek Brinkley, David Goodliffe, John Hooper.

 At one of the matches (Clare A against Stansfield):  

do you recognise him (on the left)? Yes, it is Andrew!

Punished by his partner Cleopatra or trying to think what to lead next

or maybe just playing with Gracie, the golden retriver?  

We were all having fun !

 

 

To see the latest results for Division 1 click here .

To see the latest results for Division 2 click this.

 

Last updated : 3rd Oct 2018 11:54 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

Visit to Huy, Belgium, 2018

Due to a long friendship, the Huy Espace Bridge Club invited again members of our club to visit them.

There is always lots of bridge and a lot of fun. The picture is a proof of these:

 

Last updated : 20th Sep 2018 12:09 BST
Suffolk Mixed Pairs 2018
Suffolk Mixed Pairs 2018

Sarah and Nick Farr are the winners of the Ringer Cup after finishing top of the Suffolk Mixed/Married Pairs at Lavenham.

The event attracted 12 1/2 tables ! To see all scores and boards played click MIXED

Last updated : 2nd Oct 2018 09:07 BST
AGM Winners
AGM Winners

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

Last updated : 9th Jul 2018 18:37 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 2018

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

 

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Last updated : 14th Sep 2018 21:48 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
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
The Poslingford Plate 2018
The Poslingford Plate 2018

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 : 14th Sep 2018 21:48 BST

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON CLUB NEWS ARCHIVE ON THE LEFT

Last updated : 15th Sep 2018 10:07 BST
12 1/2 Tables
12 1/2 Tables

Paul Flavell & Bridget Smith came top, followed by Nick Farr & Jane Moore on second with John Bloomfield & Richard Evans 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 : 12th Nov 2018 22:47 GMT
Calendar
19th November 2018
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: David Price
Scorer: Dave Allen
26th November 2018
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Cleopatra Hensby
Scorer: John Hooper
3rd December 2018
Beryl Dorey
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jenny Price
Scorer: Cleopatra Hensby
10th December 2018
Cross Imps
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Will Pavry
Scorer: Richard Evans
17th December 2018
Christmas Party
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Richard Evans
Scorer: Dave Allen
24th December 2018
No Bridge
31st December 2018
No Bridge
7th January 2019
Beryl Dorey
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Nick Farr
Scorer: Cleopatra
14th January 2019
EBU Sim Pairs
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jane Moore
Scorer: Dave Allen
21st January 2019
Cross Imps
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: David Price
Scorer: Richard Evans
28th January 2019
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Cleopatra Hensby
Scorer: John Hooper
4th February 2019
Beryl Dorey
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jenny Price
Scorer: Cleopatra
11th February 2019
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Will Pavry
Scorer: Dave Allen
18th February 2019
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Richard Evans
Scorer: John Hooper
25th February 2019
Cross Imps
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Nick Farr
Scorer: Richard Evans
4th March 2019
Beryl Dorey
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jane Moore
Scorer: Cleopatra
11th March 2019
Charity Pairs
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: David Price
Scorer: Dave Allen
18th March 2019
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Cleopatra Hensby
Scorer: Richard Evans
25th March 2019
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jenny Price
Scorer: John Hooper
1st April 2019
EBU Spring Pairs
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Will Pavry
Scorer: Cleopatra