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Welcome to Wells City Bridge Club

The annual subscription of £5 is now payable. Either enclose the money in a sealed envelope marked with your name and hand it in with your table money OR pay by bank transfer to sort code 30-99-29 account number 01317129 using your name as the reference. New data protection regulations mean we need you to fill in a new membership form.  Download a form from the box at the right or ask Sheena for one. Tuesday players should return your completed form to Sheena Lanham while Thursday players should return it to Mary Loakes.

St Margaret's Hospice

The club raised £170.50 for St Margaret's Hospice
The committee wishes to thank everyone for their donation 

St Margaret's Hospice thank you letter

  • Wells cathedral
  • Anne McBride Trophy
  • Chairmans Trophy
  • Charity Pairs
  • Individual Handicap
  • Ladies Pairs
  • Mens Pairs
  • Mixed Pairs
  • Owen Herbert Trophy
  • Pye Trophy

Welcome to the Wells City Bridge Club Website. We hope you find it interesting and informative. The Club plays duplicate bridge on two evenings a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays: The Main Club Evening is on Tuesdays, and welcomes players of all standards. The Thursday Evening Session is "no fear" bridge and is aimed at improvers.

Tuesday Bridge

Wells Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU via the Somerset CBA, so master points are awarded for all events. Hands are computer dealt and Bridgemates are used for scoring. While we cater for all standards, some inexperienced players may feel more comfortable playing on Thursday evenings, but are, of course, very welcome to transfer to the main Tuesday session whenever they feel ready to do so.

The Club regularly takes part in SCBA and EBU  events. Some of our players frequently do well in County events, and occasionally at national level. For example, we have been the Somerset inter-club champions twice in the last few years. We have also represented Somerset in regional rounds of the Garden Cities Trophy.

However, it would be true to say that the main objective of the majority of Club players is a pleasant evening of bridge of a reasonable standard. We are most certainly not all experts! We regularly have between 9 and 11 tables in play: occasionally more.

Guests and new members are always welcome. Guests may turn up without notice, but must arrive as pairs. Guests without partners are also welcome, but must give sufficient notice for a partner to be arranged, if possible. All guests are advised to check the website beforehand, just in case a special event is taking place which only caters for regular members.

Prospective new members are also most welcome, and are encouraged to contact one of the Committee (see links on this page), before playing for the first time. This is particularly important if the new member does not have a partner:  every effort will be made to find  one for them (even if only on a temporary basis) in these cases.

Play starts promptly at 7.00.       

All Tuesday sessions take place in the Seager Hall, Union Street Wells. BA5 2PU. There is a large public car park (free in the evening) just around the corner.

Thursday Bridge

Wells City Bridge Club Thursday sessions are open to anyone who has some experience of bridge. It is intended for players who have some knowledge of bridge but wish to improve their playing skills. Bridge is played in a friendly relaxed atmosphere and we aim to play 20+ boards in an evening, although we always find time for a refreshment break!
Guests and new members are always welcome. You can come along and try us out for 2 or 3 weeks before deciding if you wish to join. Please contact the Thursday Group Membership Secretary, Mary Loakes, email:
We play at St Thomas’ Church Hall, St Thomas Street, Wells, BA5 2UZ with play starting at 7.00pm. Please arrive at 6.45pm for the director to organise the session so play can begin at 7.00. St Thomas’ Hall has its own car park. There is a table fee of £2, which covers the bridge and refreshments.

Upcoming Events

29th May - Drawn Teams if we have an even number of pairs.  Normal Duplicate otherwise.



The Thursday night AGM took place at St Thomas Church Hall on Thursday, 19 April followed by an awards presentation to  Charlie Sutton and Mary Loakes for the most successful partnership of 2017-2018 ( selected from those pairs who have played at least 50% of all games from April 2017 to end of March 2018. 

The Simon Loveday Award 2018 was awarded to Dick Crane for the person  who has made a special contribution to the club over the last 12 months, and improved his play.

Richard Holmes received the prize for the most attendances throughout the year.


VISITOR and need a partner?

Visitors should email Andy Ridgers stating on what dates you would like to play and including your phone number in the email. members should use the Find a Partner facility in the members' area please.


For information on when to alert, when to announce and when to do neither please click here.

Click here to visit this site which has information on all the main conventions, signalling systems and playing systems.
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs
Director: Andy
AGM/Club Night
Director: Charlie Sutton
Tuesday AGM
Director: Andy
Club Night
Director: Dick
Tuesday EBU Spring Sim Pairs
Director: Andy
Club Night
Director: John
26th Apr 2018
Club Night
1st May 2018
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs
3rd May 2018
Club Night
8th May 2018
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs
10th May 2018
Club Night
15th May 2018
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs