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Unfortunately, we played the wrong set of cards. This has no affect on the result, but it does mean that the wrong hands of cards were displayed on this website. 

Apologies to Paul who prepares our boards for making him extra work! By the time you read this, Paul will have put up the correct hands.

Apologies to the players and thank you for your patience.




Stowmarket Bridge Club are holding a heat of the 2018 World Wide Bridge Contest on Friday 1st June at 2:15PM

This is a pairs event and will be held  at our usual venue of St. Mary's Hall in Windermere Road / Silverdale Avenue, Stowmarket, IP14 1LS

  • Win a trip to China
  • Prize money of US$ 20,000
  • Entry fee £4.00 including table money
  • Non-Members welcome (No visitor surcharge!)
  • Just turn up on the day.

More details on the  Ecats website





It was agreed at the AGM that Friday afternoon bridge would now start at 2:15pm.

This will start from Friday 25th May 2018.


Children in Need


Congratulations to Andy Billinge and Sekhar Pillai, who comfortably won our heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs on Friday 10th November.

If you forgot to pick up a booklet with details of the hands don't worry. Paul Rickard has uploaded the Commentary file to the website. When you look at the results, click on the Information tab.

Full results as well as the Commentary can be found on the Ecats site.

Stowmarket Successes

Stowmarket Bridge Club has recently has some success in the Suffolk County competitions.

Bim Willson (playing with Trissa Orange) won the Ladies Pairs.

Barry & Trish McLoughin were runners-up in the Senior Pairs.

David Willson & Simon Riley (playing with Eric Newwman & Diane Whitley) won the Swiss Teams at the Felixstowe Congress.

Stowmarket Bridge Club is currently in first place in the premier division of the Suffolk Summer League. However, there is still one match to play against a strong Colchester team, who are also unbeaten.

UPDATE: Unfortunately. a strong Colchester team hammered Stowmarket. Stowmarket ended up in third place!


Charles Read Retires
Charles Read Retires

Charles Read has decided to stop playing duplicate bridge! Charles, at the tender age of 96, played his last game on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.
Charles joined Stowmarket Bridge Club in the 1970's, when the club played at the Rookery Bowls Club and he has been playing ever since. He will not be stopping bridge completely, but will continue to play afternoon Chicago. That is when he's not visiting his family in France, Luxembourg and the USA!

In the picture, Charles is cutting the cake which was made to celebrate his many years at the club.

Congratulations to Tony & Sue Aldous who won our heat of the Worldwide Sim Pairs on Friday 2nd June.

Unfortunately it is unlikely that anyone from Stowmarket will win a trip to China!

The worldwide rankings can be seen on the EBU website

Stowmarket Bridge Club is here.

Apologies for the delay in posting our results to Ecats. I didn't take the right files home and I was away for the weekend.


Winter Simultaneous Pairs

Due to a situation totally beyond our control, we have been forced to revise the results for the Winter Simultaneous Pairs (Wednesday 11th January). Two of our pairs were playing at a non-affiliated club on the Wednesday afternoon. The hands that they played turned out to be the same as the hands for our evening Sim Pairs. There was no way that this should have happened and the English Bridge Union are investigating. At the EBU's suggestion, all hands played by the two pairs have been removed.

Therefore Tony Aldous & George Moody are now the winners, with Jan Havard-Davies & Adele Wayman in second place..

Apologies to affected pairs. I would like to point out that the two removed are totally blameless.

The hands are shown on our results page, but the commentary can be found on SIMS Commentary .

For Stowmarket results see SIMS Results


At the last committee meeting, it was agreed that table money will have to increase from £2.00 to £2.50 on 4th January 2017. Visitors' table money will increase to £3.50.

This is necessary because we are not currently covering all our costs. Subscriptions will remain unchanged at £10.00 per annum.

Pre-Dealt Boards

We are continuing to use pre-dealt boards until further notice. This means that members will be able to look at hand details on the website.

Suffolk County Summer League

Stowmarket Bridge Club have won the second division of the Suffolk Summer League 2016 for Club Teams-of-Eight

They won all their matches! Well done Stowmarket and congratulations to everyone who represented the club. Next year will be in the first division, where it will be a lot harder!

For full details see:


Stowmarket Bridge Club is an EBU affiliated club which meets twice a week - on Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons.

For more details see where & when


22nd August 2018
Duplicate Pairs
6:45pm for 7:00pm
24th August 2018
Duplicate Pairs
2:00pm for 2:15pm
29th August 2018
Duplicate Pairs
6:45pm for 7:00pm
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs