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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
Urgent Help Needed!
Urgent Help Needed!

Many of you will know Pam Knight who plays bridge on a Thursday evening. Pam has been a great supporter of the club from the very early days in 2012. As a complete coincidence Pam's daughter, Claire, is one of my very best friends and her children are great friends of my children.†

Just before Christmas this family received the most devastating news that Claire's husband Iain had contracted an infection that has left him in an irreversible coma in South Korea with no medical insurance to cover costs of repatriation to live out his remaining time with family and friends in the UK.†

This is a heart breaking situation for them all. If any members of the bridge club can spare a donation, however small, to help bring Iain home to his family it would be so much appreciated.

Thank you

I would like to say a massive thank you to so many of you who have made the last couple of months easier than they might have been. Thank you to Alan, Gina and Lynda for directing, Avril for scoring, Phil for bar duties, Anne for ferrying everything around, Chris for dealing the boards, Tracey for sorting partnerships and everyone else who has helped set up, wash up etc. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful, caring membership.

Thank you for the lovely welcome back this evening and for the beautiful flowers and yummy cakes. I canít deny this has been every parentís worst nightmare, but the support you have all given has made it so much easier to deal with. ❤️ I did feel a little like I was a fish out of water but I hope you all know I appreciate all your messages and support throughout the last couple of months.†

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 Face to Face at Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 

Any problems just call Abbey on 07891 586 410 or email

Club Membership
Club Membership

The bridge club membership is due at the beginning of September. Current members should receive an email - if not please email You will also find the membership form on the website on the menu. Membership is £25 and table money remains at £4.50 for all sessions. 

  • 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. 


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

Wednesday 12 to 1.30pm and 1.45pm to 3.15pm face to face lessons

Thursday Online lessons all day Fully Booked

Friday 9.30am to 11am - face to face lesson and 11.30am - 1pm Improvers having just complete Beginner Course

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! 
2nd June 2023
Friday Pairs
Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 2.30pm
5th June 2023
Monday Pairs
BBO 2pm
7th June 2023
Wednesday Pairs
Drayton Parslow Sports and Social Club 7.00pm
Thursday Pairs
Wednesday Pairs
Monday Pairs