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Our brilliant Christmas party is on Saturday 8 December. Every year we try to improve what is already pretty special and this year will be no exception. In addition to a wonderful menu of Turkey, Beef, Ham on the bone, Stuffed Duck, Mini Pies, Salmon, Sushi, Smoked Salmon, Prawns, Mussels, fillets of Mackeral, Quail Eggs, a spectacular range of salads including Tuna Nicoise and chargrilled vegetables, hot new potatoes, a dazzling array of puddings, cheese & biscuits and unlimited wine, we are also delighted to introduce club members Martin Taylor who is a professional Magician and Hypnotist and Peter Garner who will be playing his piano and accompanying our sing-song. This is a members only occasion and the cost is held from last year to £30.00 each. Booking will be available from midnight this Sunday 18 November. We will not be taking bookings for whole tables please just book yourself and your partner and include their Emails. However, the small working party on Saturday morning will be allocated a table of their choice. You might remember that we sold out in 24 hours so please book now.
Some important dates to mark in your diaries.
We have had great support for our first couple of Swiss Pairs and they will now continue on a regular basis on a Wednesday & Friday evening and Thursday Afternoon. The cost has now been fixed at a very competitive rate of £8.00 Members, £11.00 Visitors for the evening sessions. Thursday afternoon will remain £6.00 members, £9.00 Visitors. Please watch out for the dates via the web as we have had to rearrange some to try and hold a similar event once a month in the daytime. Please help us to deal and cater for the right number by clicking on the links below:
Book Cheese & Wine Friday 30 November 7.30pm Book Mini Xmas Swiss 20 Dec 13:45
We run Beginner lessons at various time through the year. Learning to play bridge involves 4 terms of 10 lessons each. Each term costs £160.00. If you are interested please click here to register.
A reminder that Bernard is hosting 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. 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.
Welcome to Richmond Bridge Club the most popular and successful EBU affiliated club in the country. Richmond Bridge club has been the No.1 club in the country for 8 consecutive years and we hope we are creating some sort of record. The club is also now a registered charity number 1175613 . The 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) and 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
Con gratulations to the winners of today's Swiss Pairs Geoff Oldfield & Peter Crouch who are in the middle of the picture. On the right in second place popular director and club member Martin Lee and Betsy Mainwairing and in third place club member Ali Ahmed playing with Szczepan Smoczynsk. 31 tables directed brilliantly by Richard helped by Andrei and supported by our wonderful bar staff Monika & Ellen
We were saddened to hear about the death of longtime member and Wednesday regular Derek Daly who passed away at around 6.30am on Friday morning at Lynde House Care Home. All the indications are that he slipped away peacefully in his sleep. I was very fortunate to have known Derek for over 20 years and I could not help but admire how dedicated he was to come over every Wednesday evening in what appeared to be considerable discomfort for his game of bridge with Srinivas. His son Ken tells me that his dad was so very fond of the club that even in recent weeks he & his sister Susan would push him in his wheelchair to the club so that he could simply look at it from outside.
Derek's children, Ken and Susan, have expressed their gratitude for the many years of pleasure that the members and the club gave him. Cards of condolence should be sent to
Mr Ken Daly 141 Rusthall Avenue London W4 1BL.
On Thursday 13 December 6.30pm is the Student Christmas party. This event is only open to Supervised Players and students in various stages of Beginner courses.The cost is £10.00 and will include a free glass of wine and a fantastic assortment of food and of course bridge. All beginners are encouraged to attend as it the most enjoyable of events and you get a chance to socialise with other students and your teachers. Booking will be avalable from Wednesday 21 November. Please do book and come along.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of their respective divisions in the Autumn Pairs League
The winning pair from each division will win £200 and the runner-up £100
Division 1 Trevor Hamlyn & Jackie Taylor 2. Graham Cunningham & Cliff Lambe
Division 2 Rowena Clow & Keith Clow 2. Steve Mai & Anil Bhandari/Sarah
Division 3 Steve White & Ala S 2. Claire Cross & Val Double
Division 4 Sandy & Brenda Adamson 2. Ann Sweeney & Linda Ennis
After literally months of consideration, we are pleased to announce the 3 teams to represent the club for this prestigious Surrey event will be as follows
RED: Bernard Themis & Judi Lawson, Peter Bonner Moris & Sajid Ispahani, Alan Cordery & Leo Wang, Nicholas Davidson & Peter Collins
GREEN: Pat Bohan & Margaret Page, Marietta Andree & Janet Cahm, David Wing & Cathy Barley, Maureen Dennison & Dan O' Farrell
BLUE : Anil Bhandari & Corneliu Rimboui, Lyn Poole & Alan Bamford, Elizabeth Bingham & Soheila Munro, David Arundel & Vic Martin
We have selected these teams on the combined NGS of the partnerships concerned, and of course, availability of both players. It is worth noting that some players selected last year were away or had previous commitments. We are confident that each of the teams has a real chance of success, and I am sure you will wish them well.
Selector: Bernard Themis, Assistant Marietta
Please be warned that there are traffic problems causing chaos just over Richmond Bridge due to sewage works. Please leave extra time for your journey. If you are held up please call the club to warn the director that you are on your way. The club's number is 020 88922170 and my mobile if you cannot get through is 07887781997. Thankyou.
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.
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.
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 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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