Farnham Bridge Club is regarded as one of the premier clubs in the area with members from other towns in the Waverley Borough, West Surrey and North East Hampshire. It is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association (SCBA) and the English Bridge Union (EBU). We currently have about 150 members. Visitors and potential new members are always welcome. Email our secretary Joyce Baldock (email@example.com) in advance for details.
Members can enjoy playing duplicate Contract Bridge in accordance with the EBU rules and EBU membership is now included.
Bridge most Wednesdays & Fridays in the Barley Room at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR. Please be seated by 7.25 pm SHARP for a 7:30 START.
NOTICE: There is NO BRIDGE on the following Fridays - Feb 22nd, April 12th, April 19th, May 10th and June 7th
Click Sylvia Rose Teams and Timetable.pdf for up to date including list of team opponents with dates.
The first ever Café Bridge in Farnham will be held on Monday May 13th, 2019. This event involves playing bridge in 6 cafes and restaurants around Farnham and a raffle with prizes. The various venues will provide coffee or tea at the start of play and a 2 course lunch at another venue. The cost is £30 per player and all profits will go to the Samaritans.
Enrollments are going well, with close to 40% of potential capacity already booked. Registration is being opened to the bridge community beyond Farnham area on 14th February, so we urge those interested in playing to register soon to avoid disappointment. It can be booked at https://www.brianbridge.net/farn2019 . Click here for all of the Farnham Cafe Bridge Details.pdf. Lizzie Bennett will answer any questions you may have by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIDNEY CHISHICK SWISS TEAMS will be played on Sunday April 28th, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the Maltings, Farnham. This a charity event in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. It is a Blue Pointed Event with six 8 board matches. The cost is £32 per team. Click here for the Sidney Chishick Entry Form 2019.pdf and full details.
This year the Richard Currie Swiss Pairs Competition will be held on Sunday August 18th, 2019. The Bourne Club Bridge Club has kindly offered us their bridge room at 12 Frensham Road, Farnham, GU9 8HB. This is a Blue Pointed charity event in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Play starts at 1:00 pm and finishes at approximately 8:00pm. As well as 6 x 8 board matches there will be a plated tea and a raffle with prizes. Entry fee is £30 per pair. Frances Trebble will be handing entries, full details including booking form can be found on the Richard Currie 2019 Flyer.pdf.
The Surrey Schools bridge championship was held on 1st February last. Weydon School planned to send 14 students and Farnborough 6th form college were to field a team of four. Sadly the snow in our area intervened and the event went ahead without our local teams. In their absence, George Abbott of Guildford won the mini-bridge and Wimbledon K.S. won the top competition. We are looking to see if we can organise a local youth bridge event at the end of the summer term to compensate.
Congratulations to Graham Davison and James Bond for winning our Phil Garner club pairs championship (this is for the pair with the 6 best combined results over the period 1st July 2018 to end-January 2019).
Congratulations also to Gabriel Hearst and James Bond who won our Benrimra pairs cup, which took place on 30th January last.
Both trophies will be presented at our AGM on 24th April, along with presentations to other competition winners.
Have you ever wondered what defines "Hesitation" or "When is the best time to question an opponents bid"? Farnham Bridge Club would like to thank our Chief Director, James Bond for covering these and other important areas of Bridge etiquette in his article Shall we call the director?
Dates for your Diary: The Bourne Bridge Club will be holding a bridge & lunch day on April 3rd (bookings not yet open) in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Farnham Bridge Club is hosting the following Charity Events: Sidney Chishick Swiss Teams on Sunday April 28th, in the Maltings & the Richard Currie Swiss Pairs on Sunday August 18th, at the Bourne Club, all players welcome.