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We are delighted to welcome back the extremely popular Bernard Magee back to Richmond on Saturday 21 July at 10.00am. Bernard will be discussing a most interesting subject " Penalty Doubles ". Bernard is described as a brilliant teacher with a huge following and this is illustrated by his sell-out cruises and weekends. "Penalty Doubles" are something all of us don't do enough of and I am sure following this seminar the red X card will be out more often. The cost as last year will be £25.00 members and £30.00 Visitors and will include a free cup of standard coffee and pastry. Last year Bernard booked out very quickly so please don't miss a place as spaces will be restricted to room size. Book Bernard 21 July
We are also pleased to announce a bridge weekend exclusively for Richmond members at Denham Grove on 25-27 January 2019. Bernard will be running the weekend and the seminars over the two days will be all about Slams (Identifying and bidding them ) The cost will be £258 per person full board.(Special early bookers’ price of £222 for all bookings made before 4 July). Please telephone the Mr Bridge Office for any bookings or questions on 01483 489961. I am sure it will be a wonderful weekend. To look at the hotel please click on this link Denham Grove Rooms.
You are invited to book for another lovely supper on Saturday, 14 July at 6.00pm. Another delicious menu with Spanish chicken, chorizo, and chickpeas with mash and a salad followed by Passionfruit Roulade. Members £20.00 and Visitors £23.00. Visitors not known to us will be expected to pay beforehand. Please remember that cancellations after Thursday 12 July will be expected to pay. Book early to avoid disappointment.
We are hoping that Cafe Bridge (June 19) will raise much needed funds to support our Junior Bridge innitiative this summer. To boost our coffers further we are intending to auction 4 players who have agreed to play one session with the winning bidder. We hope that you will enter the spirit of the auction and bid generously. This year we have Mike Bell, Stefan Skorchev, James Thrower and a first for the club Paul Mendelson, in addition we are auctioning a voucher received from Cafe Ivy for a champagne afternoon tea for two. Our thanks to all the players who are giving up their time to play with you and our thanks also to Cafe Ivy for the voucher. Please click here to bid.
We plan to run the following courses in September - Beginners Day, Beginners Evening, Evening Intermediate 2 , Evening Contested Auction and maybe a Daytime Intermediate 1 course. Please register your interest by clicking on this link. We will be in touch closer the time with booking and payment details. Register Interest in Learning
We have now closed bookings at 84 tables, but we still hope to expand the event if we get another 12 pairs. The event is on Tuesday June 19 registration time 10.00am at the Whittaker Ellis Suite in the Richmond Old Town Hall. The club are very proud to hold the record of the best attended Cafe Bridge in the UK and we are hoping that this year we may beat last years record. As usual Lee Byram has been trawling the high street picking out the best restaurants for you to lunch in and we have already a fine selection ranging from Carluccio's, Buenos Aires steak house, Bills, Jackson Rye to name a few. Lee returns from the States at the end of April and will be finalising arrangements when we will publish the entire list of eateries. Organised as always by the wonderful Victor Lesk and his team with scores entered electronically by players in-running on their smartphones using the BriAn app-based scoring system. This allows us to announce a result very soon after the last board is played. If you have not come across BriAn before, you can find out more here.
The cost per person is £30.00 and I am sure irrespective of the weather we will have a wonderful day, however we have had brilliant weather the last two events, long may it continue. As we have stopped taking bookings at 84 tables, but are still looking to expand the event, please click here to be added to our Waiting List
This year as the club is a registered charity we will use funds to teach and promote junior bridge. We are keen to ensure that this great game continues to be played in the future and the club's charitable status will hopefully allow us to get teachers into local schools and teach children at the club for a nominal charge.
Richmond Bridge Club is housed in the old Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge Park, nestling between Richmond and Twickenham in South-West London. The Clubhouse and the Club are now dedicated solely to Bridge.
We offer a full range of duplicate bridge playing facilities from Monday to Friday, some Saturday Evenings and Sunday afternoons. The club also offers lessons for players of all standards to learn bridge as a beginner or to improve their bridge with various Refresher and Intermediate courses. Afternoon sessions start promptly at 1.45pm (start-time on Sundays is 2.30pm); in the evenings, play begins at 7.30pm. Special events are often held at weekends. The Club is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association and the English Bridge Union.
Computer-dealt hands (with printed hand copies available after play) and the "Bridgemate" wireless scoring system (giving you instant results as you play) are used for all sessions.
The Clubhouse, extensively refurbished in 2002, is now probably one of the finest in Surrey and we can accommodate 34-35 tables.
You can now follow us on Social Media sites Facebook & Twitter
Our thanks to our member Theo who sent us this wonderful footage of bridge in America. I must say I was surprised to see the dating and romance which go on in American bridge clubs. Of course it could be happening at Richmond but if it is I am not being included in such gossip!
Next season we are considering running a Team's League. The format is the same as the Pairs League with different divisions, like in football for example. Essentially you are in a division most suited to your playing ability. Starting in September on a Thursday evening, the league will run once a month for 3 months with cash prizes for winners. Promotions & relegation will take place at the end of each season. By the end of three months, your team will have played one match against each of the other teams in your division. Based on their performance at the end of the season, a team/ teams will be promoted and relegated. Each division will be scored separately. The entry fee for the season will be £27.50 per player (£110.00 a team) this includes table money for all three games. Your team can include two extra to allow for absences). More details including dates and prize money will be advised when we consider the number of entries. Please register your interest by clicking here.
Monday- Thursday mornings 10am-12pm August 6th–9th & 13th-16th
No card play experience necessary
Richmond Bridge Club's professional teachers, supported by club members, will be on hand to introduce young players to the game
Come to as many sessions as you like, Bring a friend too! [Parents and Grandparents Welcome]
To find out more about the game please have a look at this This video on Youtube . It's a fun way to see what the game is all about. Bridge is a "skill" which counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award
Bridge is not only about having fun - Its a perfect fit for what OFSTED looks for in schools, ranked as outstanding
For more details and to book click here Aug 2018 Junior Bridge Camp
I am delighted to tell you that, that for the 8th year in succession we are again the best attended affiliated club in the country. (2011-2018). Please see EBU website for the list of clubs. It looks like we may be creating some sort of record so long may it continue. We know this would not be possible without the support of our incredibly loyal and wonderful members. We will continue to work as hard as possible to maintain the high level of service you so deserve.
Richmond Bridge Club in association with BridgeLife are pleased to announce our first bridge holiday abroad!
We are going to the beautiful city of Varna, Bulgaria at the beginning of September when the weather is normally a very pleasant 18-26 °C.This holiday is tailored for all bridge players, however, the most important thing is to have a pleasant time in a not too competitive environment. No partner is neccessary.
BridgeLife's founder is our guest teacher and international player Stefan Skorchev. He has experience running bridge holidays for the Acol Bridge Club and ran a similar holiday to Varna in September last year. Pictures can be found here. Accompanying Stefan on this trip will be our popular teacher James Thrower and Marietta & Janet
Stefan & James will be running a series of seminars aimed at improving your game and will be at your disposal to discuss hands on this trip.
Costs sharing a double/twin room £580 per person. Double room for single occupancy £750 per person. Sharing a junior suite £750 per person. (Flights not included) Full details will be sent out on Email shortly however at this stage we are gauging interest. Could you please click here and register your interest if you would like to go on this wonderful holiday.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this video that we are planning to use on Facebook. Our thanks to Jane, Zita, Cathy, Stefan, Lee and a special thanks to Nadia who edited and produced the video. Please click on the little > to see the video although some browsers will play it when you open the page. Nadia is a very talented photographer, here is a link to her website See Nadia's work.
We have adopted the EBU recomended Privacy Notice in preparation for General Data Protection Regulation.This can be read by clicking here and will be displayed on our notice board
We have introduced a new feature on the website to enable you to find a partner. Instructions were sent out to all members last week and can also be found by clicking here. These instructions are also displayed on the notice board at the club.
We have a new sign to help you know where to park in the Bowling Club. When you enter the car park and see this sign facing the entrance you know that you cannot park in that row. When not applicable we hope to turn it round so that the words are no longer showing as you come in but are facing the car park spaces themselves. Some of you have got confused by this. The sign ONLY APPLIES if you can see the words when you drive in to the car park.
All players should be seated at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Arriving late without warning is rude, and should be avoided if at all possible. If you are delayed en-route to a session, please be sure to call and tell us so that we may reserve space for you in the movement (or inform your waiting partner), otherwise you risk a wasted journey.
Please note we are now allowed to park in the bowling club car park week days from 7.00pm. We are keen to be good neighbours and if you use the car park you will leave more spaces for local residents. If you cannot park in the car park please park on the bowling club side of the road. Do not park on the residential side of the road or in Fairlawns (the small crescent on the left). We appreciate your help.
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