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Subscriptions are now due for Year beginning 1st May 2015.  £10 Full; £5 Associate.

Please pay by transfer or cheque rather than cash, this makes the treasurer's job easier.

If using transfer, bank details are Npton Bridge Club No 1 AC 30 96 09  (sort code) and 01396985 account number; If you pay by transfer please include your name as reference and inform Simon Bevan on


Please keep the board in correct position to avoid misboarding.

East, West and South to make sure that North keeps the board centred during the play. 


Please aim to be seated prior to 7.25pm.  The director can then set up the movement for a 7-30pm start.

Absent players at 7-25pm risk being turned away.  

If delayed please ring the club before 7-25pm on 01604 717019 as the movement will be laid out to match seated players.


Click on this link for the Northamptonshire County Bridge Association web site

Northants Inter Club League

Left click this box to see teams results and league tables.

Inter club league fixtures can be found on web site calendar, the club diary or in the county diary booklet (available from the club).

This link also shows county events results and the Eastern Counties League results.

Playing other clubs

INTERCLUB TEAMS OF EIGHT  The season started in May 2014 and is now drawing to a close.  The club has done well in the three leagues - well done to all players.

A Team  Richard Gibson

B Team - John Pearson

C Team - Karen Knight

Bridge Lessons

To encourage new members Mo Simpson and Ross Stacey attended a weekend Club Teachers Training Course run by the EBU in Farnham.  Following this your committee decided to start running lessons.  We have run several beginners courses and one improvers' course.  This initiative by your committee has led to home grown new members joining the club.

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE - 1.00 pm for 1-15 p.m. start
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE -   1.00 pm for 1-15 p.m. start

Do you want to try out duplicate bridge - once tasted there is no turning back.

Partners guaranteed on first Wednesday (themed bridge) - other Wednesdays it is better to try to arrange partners in advance to avoid the possibilty of being the odd one out and being unable to play.

Each Wednesday afternoon the session is aimed specifically at people who wish to try out duplicate bridge with others who are also fairly new to this form of the game. Pre-dealt hands used with computer scoring and duplicate format. At the end of the session results and hands are published on the web.  On the first Wednesday we provide a themed handout with bidding tips and commentary on four pre-set hands.  The hands are selected from the EBU teacher's association's published handsets.

These Wednesday events have proved very popular and are open to non club members who wish to give duplicate a try.  If interested use the e-mail link via the "information " and then "contact us" form. (Top left of this page). To find out more ring Mo Simpson on 01604 495294 or Ross Stacey on 01604 946143. We generally have about six or seven tables each week. New players will always be made welcome.

Relaxed and Easy Play.  £3-00 including tea,coffee and biscuits.


Wednesday afternoon's are popular and the club has therefore added Friday afternoon bridge.

The differences between Wednesday's and Friday's are :

There is no tea break on Friday's so it is a straight through session - this means that about three more boards are played -usually 24 boards.

TEAMS  The first Friday of the month is a teams - this is very popular. (£3 per player). Please let Kevin Fogarty know about your team entry.

SUPPORTED PLAY     The third Friday is supported play- this comprises an introductory talk on a theme for about 20 minutes, then a themed play session including discussion on the hands.  Handouts are provided at the end of the session. The cost is £6 per person.  The material used is taken from The EBU Teachers Association supported play sessions.  If possible please contact Ross Stacey on beforehand - this is not essential but helpful so approximate attendance level is known when preparing boards and printouts.  We can cater for individuals. The dynamics are interactive.

PAIRS  The remaining Friday's are duplicate pairs - notices on these are shown on this web site- these are sessions where you can play in a quiet atmosphere. (£3 per player).

See printed and web calendar to check event dates.



We have successfully run EBU Year One and Year Two courses since early 2010. The format is blocks of ten 2 hour lessons over 30 weeks for each year.  The course follows the curriculum laid out by English Bridge Union.  From a teacher's point of view even we pick up lots of helpful tips each time we repeat the lessons to reinforce our bridge knowledge. We find our bridge improves.  It is a learning process for all!


We are also running supported bridge on the third Friday of the month.   We use hands provided by the English Bridge Union Teachers Association on a set theme and their purpose is to revise and improve your bridge knowledge.   


The cost of each supported bridge session is £6;  unlike previous courses there is no need for "students" to enrol for the usual block of ten lessons. However when running supported bridge we would like to have a good idea of attendance beforehand to enable us to complete  the preparation work needed. The ten sessions held from May 2014 to February 2015 were well received with good attendance.  The format is a short talk on a theme followed by a play using pre-set hands linked to the talk.  Notes are provided.  Most of the session is taken up by play.  From March 2015 we will start a new set of hands provided by the EBU which are slightly more challenging than the first set of ten.


Bridge is a very social activity and your teachers (Ross and Mo) run the course actively encouraging and promoting the game, plus we always give individual help and advice when needed and we make sure that it is fun! We are both EBU trained and use professional teaching methods.

If you are  interested please let us know. 


Our contact details are 

Mo Simpson  on 01604 495294 or


Ross Stacey on 01604 946143 or





We include in our club calendar local county events.



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Friday Afternoon Bridge

Friday 17th April Supported Bridge.

Please let Ross Stacey know if you intend to come on the 17th - this is for estimating numbers for printing and board preparation - individuals welcome - partners very useful but not essential for supported bridge.

For details about Friday afternoons see central column on this web page.


What's on Offer?
What's on Offer?


A friendly club

Computer dealt hands Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings plus events on Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Table money £3

Full membership £10, Associate (Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays) £5

Coffee @ 30p per cup or 40p per mug

A well run bar

A forward looking management committee

Division 1, 2 or 3 interclub league

Players from club beginners to county standard



Need a Partner?

Please ring or speak to Kevin Fogarty if you want a partner or are willing to stand in as a partner. Stand in partners are especially helpful to help new members "start up" in the club and to get to know members and get established.

Contact Kevin to become a "Stand In" partner or to find a partner.  New Teams can be arranged as well!!

Tel (01604) 630546

16th Apr 2015
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15th Apr 2015
Afternoon Pairs
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14th Apr 2015
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13th Apr 2015
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10th Apr 2015
Afternoon Pairs
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9th Apr 2015
Simultaneous Pairs @ 4.50
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20th Apr 2015
Club 7-25pm
20th Apr 2015
Egyptian History 2-00pm to 4-00pm
Club 2-00pm
Host: Linda Amos
20th Apr 2015
Building History 10-30 to 12-30
Club 10-30am
Host: Jenny McRae
21st Apr 2015
Club 7-25pm
22nd Apr 2015
Afternoon Pairs
Club 1-15pm
22nd Apr 2015
Decorative Arts from 1800 10-00 to noon
Club 10-00am
Host: Jane Jones
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