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You are invited to book for a lovely supper on Saturday, 9 June at 6.00pm. Our new Caterer who went down a storm at the April supper will be catering for us again and the menu is awesome. We will be having Steak, Ale & Mushroom Pie with Jersey new Potatoes and seasonal vegetables followed by Vanilla poached peaches with roast hazelnut and white chocolate shortbread. Members £20.00 and Visitors £23.00. Please remember that cancellations after Thursday 7 June will be expected to pay. Book early to avoid disappointment.
We are pleased to announce our first Fast Track Bridge course which will take place over two weekends, the 16 & 17 and 23 & 24 of June. Fast Track is a faster paced more intensive course for complete beginners who want to learn to play and get started quickly. It will also suit people who have learnt before but need to refresh their knowledge and anyone who cannot commit to a longer course of weekly lessons. The course will run for 6 hours on each day with a break for lunch. Timings approximately 10.00am to 5.00pm
At this stage, we are asking people to book without payment as we need to make sure we get sufficient numbers for the course to go ahead. The tuition costs for both weekends will be £170.00 plus £25.00 for a Text Book. This includes free membership of the club and two free play vouchers.The participants will then be supported in their learning with assisted play, online resources and with further tuition. Bridge is a fantastic game for all ages and backgrounds. It allows people to compete, be sociable and exercise the brain while having fun. Please click here to book Book Fast Track Weekends
We have now closed bookings at 84 tables, but we still hope to expand the event if we get another 14 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.
We have various courses starting shortly. If you are interested please click on the link and book. On Monday evening May 21 at 7.30pm, we intend running an Intermediate 1 taken by Margaret Page Book Intermediate Course1 21 May The cost is £125.00. Finally on Tuesday afternoon 22 May 2.00pm, we intend running a Contested Auction Refresher taken by Tim Chanter this will cost £95.00 Book Contested Auction course.
Included in the price in all cases will be a textbook of course notes.
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
We are playing the World Sims on Friday Afternoon 1st June (13:45). The event will cost an extra £1.50 and will include commentaries. 24 Pairs will qualify from the 2018 heats, to attend the final which will be held in either Shanghai or Sanya from 26th - 28th October with players arriving on 25th and departing on 29th. There will be a subsidy for travel expenses (800 US$ for players coming from Asia – 1200 US$ for players coming from other continents), free B&B accommodation and a great prize fund. If you dont fancy taking it seriously its a fun way to compare your results with friends and families who live abroad. No booking is neccessary. Please do come along.
Monday- Thursday mornings 10am-12pm August 6th–10th & 13th-17th
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
On Sunday 3 June at 1.00pm we will be holding another one of our popular blue pointed Swiss Pairs. Licensed by the EBU to county level and directed by Richard Banbury, there will be 6X8 board matches with a top prize of £250.00 with smaller cash prizes for second and third. Entry fee is £15.00 each £30.00 a pair. The money will be collected on the day. Please book by clicking here. These events always fill up quickly so early booking is advised.
The club are very sad to announce the passing away of the legendary Martin Hoffman. A regular at the club, Martin could analyse a hand faster than most people can sort their cards, and played at the speed of light. For many years he was considered the best Pairs player in the world, splitting his time between Florida and London where he played with a vast array of sponsors, getting some remarkable results. Born in Czechoslovakia, he was orphaned in the Holocaust, and at 14 was liberated by the Americans at the end of the war and sent to England. He started watching bridge players at the local club, and became obsessed with the game. Between rounds, Martin loved telling jokes and was famous at Richmond for entertaining us with a whole range of them. His wife Cookie (Audrey) tells me that last night she told him "I love you Martin" and he replied: "I love Audrey but I can't stand Cookie". Cookie says "Never a dull moment with him". Our condolences to Cookie. The club will miss him.
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.
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.
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.
I am delighted to tell you that, that for the 7th year in succession we are again the best attended affiliated club in the country. (2010-2016). 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.
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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