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Will Adler an EBU approved teacher and Club Member is going to run a weekly Improver Course on a Tuesday evening.

If you would like to participate or find more information please contact Will at or on



Friendly Club

Patcham is a Friendly Club however it is affiliated to the English Bridge Club and has to play according to the Laws of Bridge. These Laws are Intenational. Failure to play to the Laws affects not only the result at your table but also the results of fellow competitors. It is not an unfriendly act to call the director, it is in fact the best action because done promptly and politely it can enable the issue to be resolved immediately without letting the issue linger on.

Being a friendly club is welcoming people to the table, being polite,socialising with them during the break and accepting everyone is different.

About the Club

We play on Monday and Friday Afternoon at 1.30 and Wednesday and Thursday Evening at 7.15

The ideal session for starting at the Club is Wednesday Evening when we play Simple System and guarantee a partner. We also promise a partner on Friday Afternoon.

The first Sunday of the month we play a social teams event plus a sandwich and cakes tea. To enable us to provide sufficient catering please book in advance.


Congratulations to Antony Whiteway and Will Adler who qualified from the Patcham Heat for the National Pairs Final


Congratulations to Chris and Suzanne Gray who were second and Robert Lowe and Jim Routledge who were third in the County's simultaneous pairs



Congratulations to Lydia and Jeffery Stanford for coming second in the County Mixed Pairs Event


Congratulations to Louise and David Cook who came third in the County David Pavey Trophy

Charity Simultaneous Pairs


Congratulations to Joan Hootman and Nigel Osmer who came second Countywide.

Full result on the County website.

Wednesday Trophy 2018

Congratulations to Jim Bugden who won the Wednesday Trophy.

This is based on members best ten results in the year.

Runner up was Sally Bugden and third was Stuart Marks


Congratulations to Russell Gross and Roy Greenbaum and Peter and Marit Langston on winning the Bridge

However the highlight was the superb buffet supplied by Hortense, Frances and Edith.

We thank them for all their efforts in making it a very successful day.

Kremer Dersch Trophy

Congratulations to Ivor Richards, Roy Greenbaum, Ian Macgregor and Peter Langston who came third out of 13 Teams in the County Event.


Congratulations to Sally Bugden who with her partner won the Sussex Ladies Pairs.

Also well done to Audrey Stallard and Shirley Eade who came fourth and Deirde Sanders and Frances Wallace who came sixth.

30 pairs competed in the event held at the Patcham Community Centre.


Patcham Members Will Adler, Antony Whiteway, Marit and Peter Langston win the Swiss Teams at the Sussex Bridge Autumn Congress.

Ardington Away Day
Ardington Away Day

Congratulations to Christina Backholer and Alan Gardiner who won East/West

and Hortense Lott and Allan Norburn who won North/South..

It was an excellent day out with a great lunch.


Congratulations to Roy Greenbaum and Russell Gross who won the event at Ravenswood.

The facilty and the food were excellent. Commiseration to those unable to attend suh a great value event.

Our next Away Day is Tuesday 4 September ar the Ardington Hotel Worthing


The Club is 40 of the most attended bridge clubs in the Country. We are the most attended Sussex Club which does not have dedicated premises.

If you take into consideration Ian Macgregors Club it is clear that Patcham Community Centre is the place to play your bridge.

Winners Sussex Simultaneous Pairs

Congratulations to the County Winners Paul Bowles and Ioan Edwards, the result, 123 pairs took part.

Paul and Ioan also won the youth award and Peter Goldsmith and Jim McFarlane the 'golden oldie' award.

Peter and Jim have now won this category three times in the last five years.

Peter Goldsmith and Jim McFarlane were sixth and Margaret Paul and Peter Langston eighth. Sally Bugden who played in another heat finished third.

Mike Keeping who also played in another heat finished seventh.


Congratulations to Lynne Spooner and Sue Howley winners of the Clubs Blue Pointed Pairs. Liz Hoskins and Joy Mayall were runners up and Dirdre Sanders and Richard Sydenham were third.

Thank you to Frances and Edith for an excellent tea.

Appreciation to the members for supporting the Event, 17 tables was a great result and every pair won at least one match so everyone gained some blue point

2017 Master Point Champion

Congratulations to Deidre Sanders who won 2414 Master Points during 2017 at the Club. Congratulations to Joan Hootman runner up with 1517 points and to Lilian Brandle third with 1476. 

Deidre also won a lucky drawer prize of £100 for Club Champions


Congratulations to Edith Jeffery and Nigel Osmer who came third in the County Mixed Pairs Final


Congratulations to Joy Mayall and Andy Willard who came 3rd in the Sussex Pairs Final

Congratulations to Lilian Brodmin and Janet Potter 3rd and Lesley Clark and Freddie Spires 6th in the County David Pavey Final


Congratulations to heat winners Frances Wallace and Yogi Allen who came sixth out of 134 pairs Countywide in the final result published on the County website.


Congratulations Liz Hoskins

Well done to Liz who was a member of the Team who won the County New Year Swiss .


The Club wish to increase attendance at the Thursday Evening Session.

The allowed systems are the same as for a Monday and Friday Afternoon Session.

There is very rarely a directors call and the director is either Peter or Ian.

You need to come as a pair as we do not have a standby. However if you would like

to call Peter on 01273 507919 he will try to find you a compatable partner. Also if

you would like to be called when someone is seeking a partner on Thursday please let Peter know. Please give Thursday a try you will soon become a regular attender.

Afternoon Pairs (Level 4) + Host
Evening Pairs (Level4)
Simple System Pairs (Level 2 + host)
Afternoon Pairs (Level 4) + Host
Evening Pairs (Level4)
Mon 25th Mar 2019
Afternoon Pairs (Level 4)
Wed 27th Mar 2019
Simple System Pairs (Level 2 + host)
Thu 28th Mar 2019
Evening Pairs (Level4)
Fri 29th Mar 2019
Afternoon Pairs (Level 4) + Host
Mon 1st Apr 2019
Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Increased Charges 1 June 2018

The Community Centre is increasing its hire charges consequently from the June 1 we will be increasing Table Money.

Members £2.50 (Book of 10 Vouchers £20) Visitors £3

In addition Membership of the Community Association has increased to £5 a year with effect of 1st June.Bridge is an

activity of the Community Association.



Please be at the table 10 minutes before session commences

The addition of one pair can make a significant difference to the movement, the set up of the boards and the instructions to the computer.

As a courtesy to fellow members and to enable a busy director to make a smooth start to the proceedings please be at your table 10 minutes before the session start time.

If you arrive after the Director has set up the movement on the computer you should expect not to be able to play in the session.

Please help the Directors run a stress free session.