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No Fear Bridge Website
No Fear Bridge Website

Many students like to use the No Fear Bridge Website to practice. If you attend regular bridge lessons with Abbey and are interested in No Fear Bridge then email as you may be entitled to a discount wink

Winter Weather
Winter Weather

If there are any cancellations due to bad weather during the winter months then there will be a notice on the website, please check just in case! Decisions for the club will be made by 5pm unless weather suddenly deteriorates after that. 


Anyone wishing to improve their bridge through private individual, pair or group lessons, please contact me on or 07891 586 410


So proud of both Sarah Gregory and Dave Basham for winning the Oxfordshire Blue Pointed event held at Abingdon on Sunday 2nd December. This is the first Blue Pointed event that either of them have entered so to come first is an excellent achievement......and not a bad advert for the club or my teaching !! So proud of them both laugh

Welcome to Abbey Smith Bridge Club
Children in Need
Children in Need

Thank you to all those who came to the Children in Need evening. Another Children in Need event tomorrow night. Thank you for donating - I will post the amount raised by the club at the end of the week. 

Results can be found at

A commentary booklet can be downloaded from the ecats website. 

  • Club inside
  • Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club - Outside
  • Bridge Club
  • Bridge Club Bar
  • Bridge Club favourite drink


Monday afternoon - Bridge 1pm to 3.30pm, host system so you can turn up on your own. The bar is open

Wednesday Evening - Bridge 7pm to 9.30pm, partner necessary but partner's can be easily found by emailing The bar is open 

Thursday Evenings - Bridge 7pm to 10pm, host system so you can turn up on your own. The bar is open

Friday Afternoons - Bridge 2.30pm to 5pm, host system so you can turn up on your own. The bar is open


Monday evening 7.45pm to 9.15pm - Beginner Course

Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm to 3pm - Improver 2

Wednesday morning 11.30am to 1pm Improver 5

Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm to 3pm Improver 4

Thursday morning 9.30am to 11am Improver 7

Thursday morning 11.15 am to 12.45pm Improver 6

Thursday afternoon 1.15pm to 2.45pm Improver 1

Friday morning 10am to 11.30am Improver 3


A new duplicate session is being added to the weekly schedule laugh

The new session will be held at Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club on Monday afternoons 1pm to 3.30pm.

First session will be Monday 30th September 2019. If you are interested in attending and are looking for a partner, regular or a one off for the first session, then please email or complete the form below. 

Beginner Lessons - New Courses

New Beginner course starting Monday 16th September at Greenacre Hall (Next to Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club). Lessons are from 7.45pm to 9.15pm♠   ♣ 

If you would like to book on the please complete the form below.

Beginner lessons are £12.50 per person and payable in 5 week slots. The full beginner course is 15 weeks, however, you can book on the first 5 to see how you like it.....I'm sure you will as most people do. All lessons are relaxed and friendly and not at all intimidating. As a teacher I do understand that it can be quite daunting to start something new as an adult and the course is set up to help everyone enjoy starting a new interest. The club is run so that it is easy to play and practice as a beginner. 

Bridge is a fantastic game in so many ways, I have been thrilled with how popular it has become in this area!

League Team

In September 2019 the Abbey Smith Bridge Club will be entering a team in the Wessex League. The club has to start in the lowest division - if you are interested in playing for the team then please complete the form below. 

Playing in the league will involve about 6 matches during the course of the year between September and end of April. These matches will be 24 boards and held in an evening - the dates will be agreed with the opposing teams.

Abbey Smith!
Abbey Smith!

I was taught Bridge by my Dad when I was 12 years old and have been playing ever since. I was fortunate to get the opportunity to enter junior trials when I was 16 and managed to be selected for the British Junior Squad and the English Under 20s team. In 1995 it was a privilege to be asked to partner Sandra Landy in the Beijing World Championships. At the time I was the youngest player to represent their country at non-junior level for any Nation. The highlight of my international experience was being a member of the British Ladies Team which won the European Championships in Malta in 1999. 

More recently my priorities have changed as I am married with 3 young daughters. However, I have started teaching bridge and love it! 
Club Membership
Club Membership

The bridge club membership is due at the beginning of April. Current members should receive an email - if not please email You will also find the membership form on the website on the menu. Membership remains unchanged as will table money smiley

Ladies England Trials
Ladies England Trials
20th November 2019
Wednesday Pairs
21st November 2019
Thursday Pairs
22nd November 2019
Friday Pairs
Monday Pairs
Friday Pairs
Children in Need