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Welcome to Hutton Bridge Club
Club Introduction
Club Introduction

The main club sessions are at 19:30 every Monday and Wednesday (public holidays excepted) in the reception area of:-

Becket Keys School (formerly Sawyer's Hall College)
Sawyer's Hall Lane
Essex CM15 9DA.

See the "Information" page for directions: please take care using the postcode on your SatNav as it may take you on a wild goose chase up the Ongar Road.  

We are a friendly medium-sized club and are very welcoming of guests or visitors on all occasions. As well as the weekly club duplicate we host special events such as the Club Championship, Spring Individual, EBU and Charitable Simultaneous Pairs, the Fledgling Fours and a Christmas party. We also have a welcoming and active social scene with an annual weekend holiday. The first Wednesday session of each month is known as 'Friendly First Wednesday' and is especially suited to the less experienced.

If new to the game you may learn to play bridge with us and we also offer coaching and mentoring.

The club fields teams in all the major Essex and some national competitions and has been known to do well, please follow the menu buttons on the left for more information.

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Need a Partner?

If you wish to play but need a partner please contact Carol McCue via email or 01277 655785 and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Current Competition leaders

Many congratulations to Sue and Tony French who won the 2017 Club Championship Pairs on Monday 16th October in a field of 16 pairs.

This season's competitions are under way and very hotly contested, the current leaders are shown below:-

  • Combined Individual: Graham Beeton
  • Monday Individual (Gentleman): Bob Major
  • Monday Individual (Lady): Lorraine Butler
  • Wednesday Individual (Gentleman): John Sutcliffe
  • Wednesday Individual (Lady): Carolyn Rudkin
  • Monday Pairs: Bob Major & Alex Tanner
  • Wednesday PairsAlbert Kitchin and Graham Beeton
  • Friendly First Wednesday Pairs: Colin Scott and Tony French
  • Improvers: David Tennet
  • Handicap: David Tennet
Club introduces teaching and Play and Learn

The club is very pleased indeed to announce that from the 14th May we will become a teaching club!

If you wish to learn to play, or as an existing player you know of someone who would like to learn full details are available here. In addition we are shortly starting a Play and Learn Club on Monday afternoons offering a relaxed social atmosphere for a game, the club will be both supervised and hosted. This club is ideal for newer payers wanting to gain experience before playing in full club sessions and details may be found here.

We hope members will be fully supportive of these initiatives as well as the existing Friendly First Wednesday session, if you feel able to help in any way please let a member of the committee know.

A great weekend for team Hutton!

Congratulations to Tara/Jagdish and Sue C/Jill on their 2nd place in the Fledgling Fours team competition held in Cranham on Friday 16th Feb! They were beaten by a much more experienced team but were in contention right until the last round, Bettie/Andrew and Ann D/(Roy Udall) followed them home with a fine 3rd place.

In the prestigious Ray Cornell Trophy on Sunday the 18th our teams finished in 2nd and 7th places repectively and therefore 2nd overall in the race to represent Essex in the Garden Cities national competition. This is an execellent performance from Dennis/Basil, Graham/David P, David C/Albert and Colin/David T in a very strong field indeed, very well done guys! A particularly impressive set of x-imps from David C & Albert is worthy of a special mention.

Both the experienced and up and coming players of the club are proving we're heading in the right direction!

Thank you to all our players for supporting the club and agreeing to represent us.

Hutton retain Club Pairs!!!

On Sunday 4th June Coral Fallon and Jon Ward won the Club Pairs with the 3rd place slot going to Theo Todman and Colin Scott scoring 63.74% & 61.25% respectively.

This placed Hutton comfortably top of the clubs to become the winning club for the 2nd year running, we have also provided the winning individual pair for 4 of the last 5 years!

Well done to all our pairs taking part and especially those mentioned above, click here to see your club at the top.

Please let a member of the committee or support team know if you would be willing to represent the club in inter-club or county events, we enter teams and pairs at all levels.

Upcoming Events

The following events may be of interest to members:

Sunday 8th April: Essex Mixed Pairs - County event for pairs incorporating the Essex Flitch Trophy for married pairs, at Barleylands starting 13:00.

Sunday 29th April: Essex County Pairs Championship - Major Essex county event with a b-flight event running alongside, at Mountnessing Village Hall starting at 13:00.

For more details please see the ECBA website for county events or contact a Hutton Committee member for others.

Movers and Shakers!

The Club is very pleased to see recent Master Point promotions for members:

Jan: A huge well done to Dorothy on her promoton to Club Master at the start of 2018!

Dec: Another busy month for club members; many congratulations to Peter D on his promotion to 1* Tournament Master, Pers on her promotion to District Master and to Tara and Jagdish who both became Club Masters!

Nov: It's a busy month! Congratulations to Julian on his promotion to Club Master, Colin on his promotion to Premier Master as well as Simon and John S who both became became Premier Life Masters!

Oct: Warmest congratulations to Coral who became a 4* Premier Regional Master this month.

Sept: Many congratulations to Pat (Dumont) who became a 5* Master.

Aug: Promotions this month for Tony who became a Premier Master and George (Bailey) who took the first step on the ladder as a Local Master, congratulations to both!

July: John R steps up to District Master this month, well done John.

Very well done everyone!

EBU Master Point lists 2016

The EBU Master Point lists for 2016 are now available, please see here.

Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs & Club Stratified Sims (EBU)
Monday Duplicate Pairs
Friendly First Wednesday
26th Mar 2018
Monday Duplicate Pairs
28th Mar 2018
Wednesday Duplicate Pairs
2nd Apr 2018
Public Holiday - Club Closed
4th Apr 2018
Friendly First Wednesday
9th Apr 2018
Monday Duplicate Pairs & British Spring Sims (EBU)