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01707 333959 

Car Parking

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Car Registrations

To add/change a number, or if you receive a parking fine, email welwynbridgeparking@gmail.com

Herts Bridge Association Events

Up and coming HBA events:

Sept-Dec 2018

More details can be found on their website: www.hertsbridge.co.uk

Welcome
Duplicate Bridge for All From Newcomers to Grand Masters

 

The Club was established in 1935 when it was one of the first Duplicate Bridge clubs in the country. It provides events and facilities for all skill levels from newcomers to internationals. Facilities are available for the disabled.

Visitors are welcome to play in our regular Duplicate Sessions.

If you are a beginner or improver, we have Tuition and schemes to give a gentle introduction to Duplicate Bridge.

Playing Bridge at Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club
Playing Bridge at Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club

Regular Bridge events:

  • Duplicate pairs are held most weekday evenings with results counting towards the Annual Ladders.
  • Regular pairs events on Monday and Wednesday evenings are open to all but slanted towards the more experienced.
  • Tuesday evenings are for the less experienced and for debutants to bridge. The events enable them to add progressively to their knowledge so that it is an easy step to graduate to other evenings.
  • Monday and Wednesdays mornings are ordinary duplicates and Thursday mornings are for those who would like to play without competing against highly ranked players.
  • Thursday evenings are slighty restricted in bidding conventions and would suit those wishing to gain experience to move on to Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Friday mornings are for workshops and post-mortem pairs for those who wish to develop their game.
  • Alternate Friday afternoons are a Chicago and Cake session.   Open to visitors as well as members.   Come as a pair or in a foursome.   Tea/Coffee supplied.   Volunteers take turns to bring cakes. A partnership desk is available.
  • Alternate Wednesday afternoons and alternate Saturday mornings is Supervised Play, where you can get some over the shoulder friendly advice at a session that is not run as a competition.
  • Special events for club trophies are held on Friday evenings.
  • The Club is the venue for many of the County competitions on Fridays and Sundays.
  • Sundays are for major events and the home venue for Hertfordshire in the Eastern Counties League. The club is now the venue for two national events held  by the English Bridge Union.

Visitors are welcome to all regular events but not trophy events. Visit the club's website for partnership desk details. Please call to check if you intend to visit.

For all events hands are dealt by computer and a copy of the hands is available at the end of each event to take home for analysis. All events are scored on bridgemate.

Start times:

  • Monday to Friday evenings 7.30pm and Bank Holidays 5.00pm
  • All morning sessions at 10.00ams

From September to April each year the club runs Bridge classes on:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings  in the Trackside Bar adjacent to the Bridge Centre 
  • Monday and Tuesday afternoons in the Bridge Centre
Strength of Field for Our Regular Duplicate Events

Monday 10am
Duplicate Pairs - Level 4  NGS 49.7 (Strength of Field)

Monday 7-30pm
Duplicate Pairs - Level 4  NGS 55.4

Tuesday 7-30pm
Duplicate Pairs - Level 2  NGS 45.3

Wednesday 10am
Duplicate Pairs - Level 4  NGS 47.6

Wednesday 7-30pm
Duplicate Pairs - Level 4  NGS 56.6

Thursday 10am
Duplicate Pairs - Level 2  NGS 47.9

Thursday 7-30pm
Duplicate Pairs - Level 4  NGS 50.2

More about us
  • All duplicate sessions are supervised by qualified Directors. (See our Calling the Director leaflet).
  • All sessions are NGS rated with computer dealt boards and scored by Bridgemates.
  • The results of duplicate sessions are published on this site. There is also an option for a detailed analysis of the boards via BridgeWebs.
  • As well as duplicate sessions, there is a friendly Chicago (and Cake) session on alternate Friday afternoons.
  • We offer beginners and improvers tuition, including Supervised Play sessions,
  • and on Friday mornings there is either a  Workshop or Post-mortem Pairs.
  • Duplicate sessions and a Buddy Scheme to assist the transition for less experienced players;
  • “Play with an Expert” Scheme;
  • For players without a partner a Partnership Desk (and online partner request facility for club members) is available for all sessions including those for less experienced players;
  • Dedicated, spacious and air-conditioned Bridge Room with adjoining bar facilities;
  • Plenty of easy, free, safe and disabled parking;
  • The stadium has a lift so we can cater for anyone of any age or disability;
  • Affiliated to the English Bridge Union so that local points are awarded at all sessions;
  • Best Behaviour at Bridge is practised at all sessions to ensure that players enjoy their bridge as much as possible. (See poster.)
  • For duplicate bridge, table money is just £2.50 per session for Members or £5 for visitors 
  • Annual Subscription £10 or £25 for 3 years (as of 1-Jun-2017 Sports Park membership not required)
  • There are 2 major charity events throughout the year and these benefit local charities such as the  Isabel Hospice.