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Wimborne in Bloom quiz

Well done to the team from the club who have won the Wimborne in Bloom quiz. The team comprising Sarah Fazakerley (C), Claire Hillyard, Gill Philip, Geoff Cave, John Gardner and Eugene Sheehan clinched the trophy by a single point ahead of 23 other teams.

Last updated : 16th Mar 2022 14:16 GMT
Lucy's Article in English Bridge

Lucy Norman has written an article about her winning experiences in the Channel Trophy against Belgium, France & Netherlands.  See page 52 - available in the printed magazine or online through MY EBU.

Last updated : 3rd Mar 2022 18:26 GMT
Edie Coxhill

We are sad to advise of the passing of Edie Coxhill. Edie joined the club during lockdown playing regularly online. Her funeral is on 30th Nov. Click to request funeral details.

Last updated : 30th Nov 2021 11:36 GMT
Friday Online Session

Future Friday Online Sessions have been cancelled due to a lack of demand.

Last updated : 30th Oct 2021 15:25 GMT
Paul Sayer

We are sad to hear of the death of Paul Sayer. He was a regular player at Christchurch BC for many years, recently joining the club playing in the online sessions. We will miss him. 

Last updated : 28th Sep 2021 17:19 BST
Angela Walters

See below from Matt Phillips....

It is with much sorrow that I have to advise that our dear friend Angela lost her brave battle with cancer earlier today. She passed away peacefully among close friends and family.

Angela had recently enjoyed her 86th birthday and she kept positive until the end greatly helped by her love of bridge and a strong faith. I expect Covid will complicate funeral attendance but I will advise any details if I become aware.

Last updated : 22nd Mar 2021 08:51 GMT
Shirley Groome

We are sorry to advise that Shirley Groome has recently passed away. Our sympathies are with her family and friends.

Last updated : 18th Feb 2021 22:27 GMT
Peter Mallett

We are very sad to advise members that Peter Mallett has recently passed away. Our sympathies are with his family and friends.

Last updated : 4th Jan 2021 01:15 GMT
2020 AGM

The committee has met online to decide on our plans for the 2020 AGM.

Although, we could run the AGM online, the committee has decided there is no compelling need to do so.

In addition the following was agreed :-

  • The accounts will be closed as usual on the 30th June and draft accounts will be published on the web site.
  • Current 2019/20 members will continue to be members into 2020/21.
  • No subscription fee will be charged at this time.
  • The current officers and committee of the club will continue in place until we are able to hold an AGM. All current committee members have agreed to continue.
  • We will schedule an AGM as soon as it is safe to do so.
Last updated : 22nd Oct 2020 12:31 BST
Doris Hutchinson

Doris has asked us to advise members that her husband has passed away after a long illness. The club is sending a card to convey our sympathies.

Last updated : 20th Oct 2020 22:31 BST
New start time for Allendale evening sessions

From the 1st October all Allendale evening sessions (Tues & Thurs) will start from 7:30pm. Hope to see you soon.

Last updated : 6th Oct 2020 22:12 BST
John Howitt

We have recently been advised of the death of John Howitt,  former member of Allendale and past Chairman of the DCBA.  Our thoughts are with Marion and the family. 

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2020 16:29 BST
Rod Marks

We are sad to advise that Rod Marks passed away on Wednesday. Rod played County and Congress Bridge for many years. 

The funeral is on Mon 28th Sept at 12:30 at St. Luke's church, Sway. Please advise Helen if you wish to attend. Contact details from Robin.

Last updated : 28th Sep 2020 12:36 BST
Peter Maybury

We are sad to advise that Peter Maybury passed away on the 12th May. Peter spent the summers with us before returning to his home near Johannesburg. He has been ill since leaving us last autumn. We send our condolences to his family.

Last updated : 8th Jun 2020 16:29 BST
New Grand Master

Congratulations to David Willis who has achieved the rank of Grand Master

Last updated : 1st May 2020 19:57 BST
2019 AGM Photos

To view the photos from the 2019 AGM, click ABC 2019 AGM Photos

Last updated : 1st Mar 2020 11:14 GMT
Richard Vessey

We are sad to advise that Richard Vessey passed away last week. Richard was a past Chairman and Treasurer at the club and was a current Director.

His funeral will be at Poole Cremorarium on Monday 13th January at 10am.

Last updated : 13th Jan 2020 13:28 GMT
Grand Masters

Congratulations to

Phil Norman who is now a 1* Grand Master (800 Green Points) and

Nick Forrest who has achieved the rank of Grand Master

Last updated : 7th Oct 2019 13:28 BST
2018 AGM Photos

Click on the link below to view the photos of the trophy winners from the 2018 AGM.

Last updated : 3rd Dec 2018 23:48 GMT
Grand Master

Congratulations to Mark Hooper who has achieved the rank of Grand Master.

Last updated : 22nd Jul 2018 20:24 BST
2017 AGM Photos

Click on the link below to view the photos of the trophy winners from the 2017 AGM.

Last updated : 17th May 2018 23:09 BST
RNLI Charity Sims

Thank you for participating in the RNLI Charity Sims. We raised £125 for the RNLI. Click title to view the commentary on the hands played. 

Click here to view the overall Sims results.

Last updated : 4th Apr 2019 16:28 BST
O'Driscoll - extended to 5th July

Due to the cancellation of the 1st March O'Driscoll, the competition will be extended to the 5th July in order for the competition to comprise the normal 10 events.

Last updated : 12th Mar 2018 14:52 GMT
A new Free Online Bridge Magazine

....has started. Click following link to read

Last updated : 8th Mar 2018 14:06 GMT
Children in Need

We collected £376 for Children in Need. Thank you for your generosity.

Click above to view the commentary from the Children in Need Sims.


to view the Sims results.

Last updated : 8th Jan 2019 10:46 GMT
Children in Need

We raised £257 - thank you so much.

Click to view the commentary. 

Click to view the overall results.

Last updated : 1st Dec 2016 22:43 GMT
2016 AGM Photos

Click link below to view the photos from the 2016 AGM prizegiving.

Last updated : 6th Nov 2016 23:57 GMT
Allendale Reward Voucher changes

Click below to view changes to the reward vouchers issued at the club.

ABC Reward Vouchers

Last updated : 22nd Oct 2015 12:23 GMT
Premier Grand Master


Congratulations to Miles Cowling who has achieved the highest rank in Bridge - Premier Grand Master.


Last updated : 14th Jan 2016 13:54 GMT
Handicapping Results

In order to provide more interesting information to members, the committee have decided to provide results on a trial basis - 1) as normal and 2) using a handicap provided by the NGS system. Results will be provided as normal and also a tab is included which shows the handicap result. All EBU members will have a handicap except visitors that are not members of the EBU or EBU members who choose to keep their NGS ranking private. If a pair does not have a handicap, they are excluded from the handicap results. To view the handicap results click on the "Handicap Tab" on the results screen.

Last updated : 1st Oct 2015 22:25 GMT
2015 Prize Winners

Click link to view the photos from the 2015 AGM.

Last updated : 17th Sep 2015 16:09 GMT
Grand Master

Congratulations to Margot Wilson-Gardner who has achieved the rank of Grand Master.

Last updated : 27th Jun 2015 10:21 GMT
Charity Collection

We have raised £69.52 for the Forest Holme hospice during the last year.

Last updated : 9th Jul 2014 10:56 GMT
John Gardner - Grand Master

Congratulations to John Gardner who has been promoted to the rank of Grand Master.

Last updated : 10th Jun 2014 11:11 GMT