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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. 

Welcome to Abbey Smith Bridge Club
Virtual and Face to Face Bridge Club Sessions

Regular weekly sessions from Monday 30th August 2021 are;

Monday 2pm (register from 12noon)  BBO ( Online Session only)

Wednesday 7pm (register from 5pm) BBO (Online Session only at the moment)

Thursday 7pm Face to Face at Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 

Friday 2pm (register from 12noon) BBO OR Face to Face at Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club  - both sections will be playing the same hands and scored together. 

Any problems just call Abbey on 07891 586 410 or email

Wessex League (Oxfordshire) Season 2020/2021

Well done to those who played last season. Whilst the season didn't end in "real" life, it looks like the team will be promoted to Division 3 next season. It is possible if there's enough interest then we may be able to enter two teams.

To register your interest please complete the form below. 

Face to Face Bridge Returning

Thursday evening Sessions will return Face to Face from Thursday 2nd September 7pm to approximately 10pm. These will be at Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club. 

Friday afternoon sessions will be Face to Face AND online - both sections will play the same boards and will be scored together commencing Friday 3rd September at 2pm to approximately 4.30pm. These will be at Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club or on BBO. 

First virtual Bridge Club!

What a fantastic start to the virtual bridge club world! I cannot believe we had 25 tables smiley  

Thank you so much to Jonathan Lillycrop for all his help in setting this up and running it so smoothly (from my point of view) - I hope it was smooth enough from the director's point of view!

Thank you again 


First of all, to those who I teach and who are club members I miss you all very much. Life is a little odd without the club and lessons. Without wishing to make the understatement of the year this is tough! It's be brilliant to see how club members/students are trying to do their best to communicate with each other and I am more than happy to help by forwarding messages etc. 

I have been "pestering" all those I teach with online lessons and videos. If anyone is interested then please do not hesitate to contact me. I will help as much as I possibly can. 

I am thinking of you all and hope that this crisis passes sooner rather than later, but most importantly with as little suffering as possible. 


Abbey x 

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


Monday afternoon - Bridge 2pm BBO only

Wednesday Evening - Bridge 7pm to 9.30pm, BBO Only at the moment

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

Friday Afternoons - Bridge 2pm to 4.30pm, host system so you can turn up on your own. The bar is open. You can also play online on BBO


Monday daytime online lessons - fully booked

Tuesday 11.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3pm face to face lessons

Wednesday 12.30 to 2pm and 2.30pm to 4pm face to face lessons

Thursday Online lessons all day

Friday 11.30am - 1pm - beginner course starting soon!!!

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
6th December 2021
Monday Pairs
Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 1.00pm
8th December 2021
Wednesday Pairs
Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 7.00pm
9th December 2021
Thursday Pairs
Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 7.00pm
Friday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Wednesday Pairs