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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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:
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
The winners of the various Clare competitions during 2017/18.
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
Well done to everyone who organised Clare Swiss Pairs, it was a fab event.
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.
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.
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.
Here is an explanation of Cross Imps scoring that we hope you will find helpfull
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.
If you would like to leave a message for a player please click here. Please note that these messages are not monitored. If you wish to contact a committee members use the committee tab on the left.