If you are seeking a partner(s) for pairs or teams either post a message on the 'Bookings/Find a Partner?' page or contact Sandy Blunt (see Contact Us)
On Wednesday afternoon and evening a host system is in operation, so you can turn up without a partner and get a game.
Any comments or suggestions about this website are most welcome. Stuart Barker
We welcome visitors and we have club members willing to help with finding partners, see the Join Us page. We run events to suit every level of player, and as we are an EBU club, Master Points are awarded at every event. On most Wednesday evenings and afternoons the club operates a hosting system so anyone is guaranteed a game, for other times see the Partners box on this page. The Calendar shows the host's name. Our popular Swiss Pairs are on the second and fourth Friday at 7.00 pm. Whilst our popular Random Teams operates on the 2nd Tuesday evening at 7.30. We run lessons for beginners and improvers, which have proved to be very popular - see the Lessons page. Because we can provide pre-dealt hands, the learning is mainly through playing. We are now expanding our teaching programme to include a Fast Track course in an evening - details on the lesson page.
We have a large membership and at least seven duplicate sessions each week. For details see our Calendar. By number of players playing, we were ranked number 1 in Sussex and number 14 nationally in 2017/8 by the EBU.( Up 3 )
The Calendar gives the current program of events and start times. Please help us by arriving at least ten minutes before the start of play, since we use ScoreBridge and Bridgemates to record the scores and this has to be programmed with the movement before the start. Once this is started, it is difficult to amend. This computer based scoring enables us to provide results within minutes of the close of play.
The Club Etiquette is in the Best Behaviour section. Eastbourne Bridge Club Etiquette and Procedure.pdf
We have two large comfortable air conditioned rooms that are set up for bridge. The Club is located on the first floor of the Royal Air Forces Association, 11 Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4NX, see the map below for details. A chair lift is available for those who need it. If using a satnav, check that you have 11 Wish Road.
For directions click on map
In the news section see a message from the Chairman re Mini Bridge in Schools. Mini Bridge Message
We send out emails to all members to inform them about what is happening in the club. If you are not receiving these, it is because you have clicked unsubscribe or junk (either deliberately or inadvertently). The club does not have the power to change that, only you have the power to change that status. See Re-subscribe
♠ The La Locanda Open Swiss teams on Sunday 17th February is cancelled.
♥ The second Monday afternoon of the month is now Simple Systems (EBU level 2), but unlike Tuesday a partner is needed.
♦ The next Mini Swiss pairs is on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.00 pm. and the next Random Teams is on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.30 pm. Please sign up in the club for these events (just first names may not be enough unless yours is unique).
♣ The Thursday supervised play session is open to players with less than 200 points.( 2pm) This session is intended for players who are new to the game and are learning, so that help is available. The Friday supervised play session is open to all players at 2pm, and again help is available and no master points are awarded, with a minimum of 21 boards played. No partner is needed for any of these sessions or the Tuesday Afternoon Simple Systems Session at 1.30pm, which only allows a basic system.( EBU level 2 )
See the Links page for Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week and Beginner's Corner. You can play the hands - they are interactive.
Eastbourne Bridge Club offers many courses for beginners and upwards. See the Lessons page for more details. We are keen to help and encourage you to learn bridge. If you are a newcomer use the Contact Us page to get in touch with either Stuart Barker or David Lampert. See lessons page for course tutor details.
Video from EBU (click to open in a new window)
Click here to access the members only section.
The best way to contact the club is via the Contact Us page and choose the appropriate person. For lessons contact the person running the lessons directly or Stuart Barker.
To contact individual members of the committee go to the 'Committee & Officers' page under the Information menu.
The club telephone (01323 645876) is often on answerphone, and messages may not get answered, so it should not be used for general enquiries.