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Welcome to Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club
Dates for your diary



  • Tuesday in February (date to be confirmed) - Bridge AGM followed by a NEW EVENT: Handicap Pairs - bottle of bubbly for the NS & EW winners and players of ALL standards welcome 
  • NEW EVENT: March 6th-12th - Bridge Holiday to Cyprus (see below)
  • Thursday 16th May - EPC Bridge Charity Evening - play for The Ann Dawes Trophy
  • Tuesday 4th June - Warwickshire SIMS Pairs Charity Event - for the Air Ambulance
  • October: Date and venue to be confirmed - Bridge Weekend Away
  • Tuesday 5th November - The Ken Franklin Club Trophy Event
  • NEW EVENT: Tuesday in November (date to be confirmed) - Children in Need SIMS Pairs Event - £5 donation from all players
  • NEW EVENT: Thursday 28th November - Bridge Workshop & Lesson by bridge guru Andrew Robson
  • Thursday 5th December - The Bridge Xmas Meal & Party


The Ken Franklin Trophy
The Ken Franklin Trophy


Many congratulations to Marijke and Mark who have won the Trophy for a second year running - well played and well deserved.  Also very well done to the runners up Angela and Gill and Carol and Shirley.

It was a super ‘turn out’ so can I just thank everyone who attended and made the afternoon so worthwhile.

Also a particular thank again to Ken, the Benefactor, the Committee who organise these events but in particular to Ray who had a lot of work to do organising such a large group with a not uncomplicated movement to ensure fairness to all players.  He undertook this difficult challenge extremely well - it's not easy organising, directing and playing so many thanks to him for his massive contribution.  

This job wasn’t made easier as a result of a Police arrest which delayed the start of the event - all just to adds to the stress. Well done everyone and thank you.

Jan Weston

Friendly Match With Edgbaston Golf Club
Friendly Match With Edgbaston Golf Club


Photo of our very friendly return match against Edgbaston Golf Club at the end of October. Pleased to report that we won.

PS: Quite a few of our regular players were also playing for the golf club... which made it ultra friendly!


The 2018 Bridge weekend away!
The 2018 Bridge weekend away!


To see lots more photos from our weekend away please click here

To read the feedback from our weekend away please click here


Bridge Abroad with the EPC in Cyprus in March 2019
Bridge Abroad with the EPC in Cyprus in March 2019


Wednesday 6th – 13th March 2019
Venue: 4* Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Paphos

26 players have already booked! (As at 17th July)

Join us for a week of duplicate bridge (every morning and evening) in this fabulous beachside hotel. It’s right by a sandy, Blue Flag beach, and just a five-minute walk from the shops, bars and restaurants in the stylish harbour. Style-wise, the hotel has a modern edge, with a pool with infinity edges and Smart TVs in every room.

The leisure facilities include two outdoor and one indoor pool, a tennis court, sauna, steam bath, hair and beauty salon, gym and fitness classes. There are three golf courses nearby - Minthis, Secret Valley and Elea.

(In March the average high temperature in Paphos is 19ºC, with evening temperatures dropping to 9ºC.)

Click here for a brochure



1. Accommodation: You need to book this yourself via Jet2 or tui (formerly Thomson). The current prices for flights from Birmingham are £625*1 for a double room and £832*1 for a single. This includes: 

  • Half board+ for breakfast and a choice of evening meal or lunch plus one glass of beer, wine, soft drink or fruit juice is included with your meal, plus a 1 litre bottle of mineral water for two people.   
  • Transfers to and from the airport to the hotel
  • Luggage allowance: 22kg with Jet2, and 20kg with Thomas Cook.

*1 as in June 2018.

NB: There are also Saturday flights from Birmingham and the option of staying longer – for 10, 11 or 14 nights if you want to extend your stay.

2. Bridge: There will be a small fee to cover any bridge expenses. This will be advised when we know how many people are coming. NB: This fee does not apply to any non-bridge players (e.g. partners) joining us.

To secure your place

Step 1: Please book your flight and room type.
Step 2: Please tell Marijke Rodrigo (Bridge Committee Treasurer) that you have booked - 07948 815703


Any questions? Please contact Marijke.


Beginner Bridge Crash Courses


The Bridge Committee have decided in future to run the Beginners Bridge Crash Courses "on demand".

If you, or you know someone, would like to attend please email Sue and let her know and she will add you to the list.

When we have sufficient numbers we will then organise another course at the club with Adam Fraise. 

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Monthly Sunday Evening Bridge Lessons
Monthly Sunday Evening Bridge Lessons


6.30pm-8.45pm in the Function Room

Tutor: Adam Fraise


Lesson Schedule for 2018

  • NEW DATE: Dec 9th : Defence to pre-empts and weak 2's


Who should attend?

The lessons are aimed at people who have an understanding of the basics of how to play bridge, but want to progress further. They are ideal for members who are playing and want to improve thier bidding, playing or defending.


Lesson fees and how to book

Your options are:

  • To ‘pay-as-you go’ and select which lessons you want to attend and pay £9 for each two-hour lesson
  • For regulars, save money and book and pay £50 for 10 lessons (£5 for each two-hour session).

NB: Please pay Adam directly


Any questions?

Please email: Adam Fraise or Sue Froggatt

The 2018 Bridge Charity Evening
The 2018 Bridge Charity Evening


On 20th September we had a record 20 teams at our Annual Charity Event and raised over £2,600 for Parkinson's UK.


Big congratulations to the winner, John Gregory scoring 3,100 points. This was a very special winner... it was because of John that the Committee chose Parkinson's to be our charity.... serendipitous or what!  (Read John's story here.) Second was Patrick Bookey with 2,960 points closely followed by Rosemary Prosser with 2,920 points.


The Team Winners were 'Shingler's Minglers'  with 9,660 points... led by Mary Shingler (who ran our bridge club in the 1970's), Patrick (the runner up... who also donated/spent a huge sum in our auction to secure Roger's gardening services), Rosemary (who came 3rd) and Evelyn. Second came the 'To be advised' team with 9,140 points (Rose and John Gregory with thier friends Linda and Johnc C) followed by 'The Silly Sausages with 7,500 points (Robert K, Roger F, Mark R and Jan R).

To see more photos from the evening please click here.

We have many people to thank for making the evening a great success...

  • Barbara, Angela, Di, Judy, Rose and others who helped sell a huge amount of raffle tickets
  • Then bridge players, other EPC members and suppliers... who donated prizes for the raffle
  • Roger F and his team... the auction for your services will not be forgotten!!
  • On the day many player "cake bakers" who did us proud, then
  • Finally not forgeting Levy... who gave us free teas and coffees (and our new F&B Manager Ryan, donated a raffle prize of a family day out to Twycross Zoo).


It was great to hear our Chair Jan, start by reminding us about Parkinson's and that what we raise is ring-fenced for local projects. Also great to be joined by our CEO, Rob Bray at the start, and hear that he was interested in learning how to play bridge!


On the evening we were joined by two teams from Mosely Bridge Club and we also had our Chairman (David) and Chair of Tennis (Ed) joining in and hope they will join in again.


Annabel, Jan, Marijke, Ray & Sue

Your EPC Bridge Committee

The 2018 Winner of the Ann Dawes Charity Trophy: John Gregory


Bridge Playing Celebs!


Take a look at some famous UK bridge players here - how many do you recognise?

Can you name all the players that went to Turkey in 2018?
Can you name all the players that went to Turkey in 2018?



Playing bridge in Turkey in May 2018
Playing bridge in Turkey in May 2018
EPC Bridge Players in Turkey, May 2017
EPC Bridge Players in Turkey, May 2017

Anne, Jan, Amy, Marijke, Roger, Jan, John, David, James, Val & Diane at Lykia World

See more photos here.

The 2017-18 Bridge Committee
The 2017-18 Bridge Committee


You can find out more about our individual roles, tasks and responsibilities here.


Bridge AGM
Bridge AGM


Click this link to see the Full presentation from the 2017-18 EPC Bridge AGM

The EPC Bridge Club


The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club

Welcome to the EPC bridge club.

We are primarily a private member's racquets and fitness club, with a historic and proud connection to lawn tennis.

Bridge has been played at the club for over 40 years (see the 'timeline' menu section) and is a thriving and growing activity at the club.

We aim to support both learners and regular players, and host fun charity events and weekends away.

EPC Bridge Vision Statement


"To encourage and enable members to enjoy playing bridge and add value to the membership experience.

We will provide access to the game for beginners and help intermediate and good players to improve their skills through lessons up to and including competition level.

Bridge at the EPC will provide fun and foster friendship."


The EPC Bridge Committee, 2017

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11th December 2018
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
18th December 2018
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
25th December 2018
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
Director: Ray Fiveash
Director: marijke
Director: marijke