Results
Friday Gentle
10.00am
Director: Pip Smitham
Friday Afternoon
1.45pm
Director: Julia Davies
Thursday Afternoon
1.45pm
Director: Pip Smitham
2019 RBC Spring Prs League Division 1
Director: Richard Banbury
2019 RBC Spring Prs League Division 2
Director: Richard Banbury
2019 RBC Spring Prs League Division 3
Director: Richard Banbury
2019 RBC Spring Prs League Division 4
Director: Richard Banbury
Wednesday Gentle
1.45pm
Director: Julia Davies
Weds PM Learning
Director: Margaret Page
Calendar
Sun 21st Apr 2019
CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Director: CLOSED
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Monday Evening
7.30pm
Director: Karen
Host: Wanted
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Learning Duplicate
10.00am
Director: Simon
Host: Mick Hoffman
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Tuesday Afternoon
1.45pm
Director: Pip
Host: Jacky Morton
  (Partner?)
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Tuesday Gentle
7.30pm
Director: Maxine
Host: Wanted
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Tuesday Evening
7.30pm
Director: Karen
Host: Wanted
Wed 24th Apr 2019
Supervised Play
10.00am
Director: Tim
Host: No Host
Richmond Bridge Club is the UK's No. 1 affiliated club and has been for 8 years
WELCOME TO RICHMOND BRIDGE CLUB
WELCOME TO RICHMOND BRIDGE CLUB

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 housed in the old Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge Park, nestling between Richmond and Twickenham in South-West London. The Clubhouse, extensively refurbished in 2002, is now probably one of the finest in Surrey and  can accommodate 36-37  tables.

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.


Richmond BridgeClub is a  charitable incorporated organisation - charity no. 1175613 Registered in England - company no. CE012010

CAFE BRIDGE 2019
CAFE BRIDGE 2019

We have now opened bookings for our very popular Cafe Bridge which is on Tuesday June 18.The club are very proud to hold the record of the  best attended  Cafe Bridge in the UK  and we hope we can maintain last years record number. This year Lee Byram will be th event organiser and he will be returning from the the States shortly to find 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. we will publish the full lits of eateries in the next few weeks as soon as we have finalised the entire list.  Directed 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 £32.00 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. Please book by clicking here.

This year as the club is a registered charity we will use funds to teach and promote junior bridge in addition to giving  a portion of our profits to Princess Alice Hospice in the memory of  Richard Millard and John Balson. 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. 

The University of Stirling is launching the ‘Keep Bridge Alive’ campaign to establish the Sociology of Bridge and contribute to the sustainability of the game.  The campaign runs from 4 February to 31 March 2019. Today, fewer people are playing bridge and there is a fear within our bridge community that the game will become extinct if we don’t recruit a new generation of players. As players we know that bridge is great for our well-being, for healthy ageing and for social connection, but we're failing to communicate and demonstrate these benefits beyond the bridge world in ways that entice others to join our bridge community. One of the problems is that not enough younger people are taking up the game, and we’re all getting older – so the time is right for us to develop research to address this issue of a declining bridge community. There is a crowd funding campaign in place to raise funds, every penny counts, no matter how small, donations help the campaign spread the message and mobilise. Please click here to join the crowd funding appeal See Crowd Funding Page

To see the Video, "Keep Bridge Alive", click here.

HOLIDAY TO LECCE
HOLIDAY TO LECCE
Last year was our first venture abroad to the lovely seaside town of Varna, Bulgaria (photos HERE). The positive feedback encouraged us to continue our partnership with Stefan and his company BridgeLife and run another holiday abroad. 

Our next destination is  Lecce, ItalyThe holiday will take place between the 2nd and 9th of July 2019 (7 nights).

Lecce is the capital of the province of Lecce and arguably the most interesting tourist destination in the region of Puglia, Southern Italy.The historic city was founded about 2000 years ago and is commonly known as "The Florence of the South". For our stay, we have selected the 4* 8Piuhotel, which is the best-rated hotel in Lecce on most of the reservation websites, exceeding the customer satisfaction for the five-star hotels in town.

British Airways flies directly from Heathrow to Brindisi airport, 30 miles away from our hotel, to which a complimentary shuttle bus has been arranged. Along with Stefan, the group will be headed by our popular director and teacher Richard Banbury. Both Stefan & Richard will be organising seminars aimed at improving your game in addition of course to the daily duplicate session. Costs: Sharing a double/twin room - £600 per person,Sharing a Junior suite - £730 Double room for single occupancy - £770 per person, Junior suite for single occupancy - £1030. Please note that flights are not included in the package and you will need to make your own arrangements.
At the time of writing this , the price of a return flight on British Airways is about £175.
Considering the success of the last holiday, we believe this holiday will get full up pretty quickly, so don't wait for the deadline to book, because space is limited. Please register your interest by clicking   Register Interest in Lecce
SOCIAL MEDIA

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HAPPY EASTER
HAPPY EASTER

A happy Easter to all of our members and visitors. Please note we close after the afternoon session on  Good Friday and reopen on Easter Monday for the evening session at 19:30

BOOK MINI SWISS PAIRS
BOOK MINI SWISS PAIRS

Please book for our Mini Swiss Pairs. We have two coming up Book Mini Swiss 2 May and  Book Cheese Wine Swiss 24 May 19:30. 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 help us to deal and cater for the right number by clicking on the links above.

CONGRATULATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to club member Gilly Cardiff who was part of the victorious England Lady Milne Team who won the trophy this weekend.

FACEBOOK VIDEO

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.
 

 

LATE ARRIVALS
LATE ARRIVALS

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.

EVENING PARKING
EVENING PARKING

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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