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Table Money

Table money of £2.50 for Members (Juniors £1, Guests £3) includes tea/coffee and biscuits

Play starts at 19:00

All pairs to be seated by 18:55 to allow the movement to be assigned.

Club Committee

Chairman: Richard Watkins

Secretary: Carole Reid - 07927443310

Treasurer: Stephen Rafferty

Competition Secretary: Brent Wormald

Members: Marjorie Higgins, Penny Gowland

Need a Partner?
Need a Partner?

Taw Vale Bridge Club operates a Host system; for details check the "Calendar" in the opposite side panel. We aim to start play at 7 pm so please arrive by 18:50 if you do not have a partner.

There is a "Members Only" section that you can post messages to the membership.


::The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. They provide data protection laws across the EU, making it easier for you to understand how your personal data is used & to give you greater control over its use. Like the EBU, TVBC undertakes to collect and to use your personal data in compliance with the GDPR as a membership organisation.

We will use your data for the administration of your membership, the communication of information & the organisation of events. We only share your contact details with the EBU who share it with DBA.

We have issued a PRIVACY NOTICE with more details (click here Privacy). (May 2018)

Bernard Magee DVDs

One of our members has kindly donated the complete set of 36 Bernard Magee DVDs for the benefit of bridge players in the North Devon clubs. These are held at Roundswell and may be borrowed free of charge. You simply need to register your borrowing them in the book which is stored with the DVDs at Roundswell. Follow this link to see the full list of titles.

Announcing and Alerting
Announcing and Alerting

Click here to see the latest (August 2013) EBU regulations on Announcing and Alerting.


The Community Centre Hall is a great venue for Bridge; it is easily accessible from anywhere in North Devon and can easily accommodate up to 20 tables. BUT it is a noisy room with little absorbent material around the room to deaden the noise of people chattering. As a number of us are deaf, we tend to raise our voices to be heard over neighbours who are talking and so the noise escalates, sometimes quite rapidly. 

Welcome to Taw Vale Bridge Club

WELCOME to The Taw Vale Bridge Club. We are a very friendly club, playing in the Roundswell Community Centre in Barnstaple, affiliated to the EBU & the DBA.

We welcome players of all abilities at the Community Centre, located next to Sainsbury's, most Monday evenings (except for Bank Holidays). There is plenty of free parking, easy access from the A39, disabled access, with free tea or coffee & biscuits during the evening break.

We operate a host system - please check the calendar as a host will not be available for certain competitions (e.g. league matches and Swiss teams).

Aim to arrive to be seated by 6.55 p.m. for a prompt 7.00 p.m start; if you do not arrive by then you may NOT be able to play. If you expect to be late please phone a committee member's mobile and ensure your partner knows you are coming!  If you intend to use the host system you MUST arrive by 6.50 as the host may have gone home  

Calendar, Hosts & Competition

HOSTS - Thanks to everyone who has hosted recently.

BUT.......More hosts are needed so please find a date during the season when you could host (check the calendar) perhaps when your regular partner is away. Sign up on the sheet or advise Carole (preferably), Richard or any committee member.   

Your results from club nights (apart from certain competitions, such as Mixed Pairs) count towards club competitions. Also, results from the Open Pairs nights (shown by Φ) contribute to the Overall Pairs Competition. It is planned that all sessions, apart from those shown in green on the calendar, will have predealt boards.

Championship Pairs Round 2 & overall result.

The second round of the Championship Pairs echoing the first round saw 6/22 pairs at about 56% or above. Tracey & Peter one of only three pairs with good results in both weeks were 6th behind a tie for 4th place between Colin & Grace and Penny & Alison (amazing bidding by Grace!) Chris N & Jane just beat 58 while Chris & Neil just beat 59. Clear winners were Theo & Harry on nearly 66%. They take the trophy ahead of Graham & David who could not match their round 1 result. Chris & Jane were third overall ahead of Peter & Tracey. The contrast between the percentages achieved by the sitting and non-sitting pairs appears really rather marked to the quizzical eye!!! 

added 3rd July

Race for Life!

A big thanks to everyone who sponsored Janice for the 5K race for life run today. In unusual but welcome weather conditions....rain... she and her friend Georgie completed the course in 35 minutes...with five minutes or so of that added by the congestion at the starting line.

added 1st July


EBU Masterpoint Promotions. Congratulations to
 Roger Luckham - Promoted to 3***Regional Master 
Sam Anokyratis - Promoted to Regional Master
Michael Grimshire - to 4***Tournament Master
Leslie Ellis - Promoted to 3***Master
Jane Keatley - Promoted to Advanced Master
EBU - May 2018
16th July 2018
AGM: (18:25 for 18:30 start)
Host: N/A
Director: N/A
23rd July 2018
Singles 4 / Open Pairs
Director: Stephen
30th July 2018
Multiple Teams
Director: Roger
6th August 2018
Open Pairs Φ
Director: Richard
13th August 2018
Open Pairs Φ
Director: Stephen
Open Pairs Φ
Host: Graham
Championship Pairs 2
Host: No Host