Amersham Bridge Club
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Teaching Bridge

EBED offer a 2 day teacher training course for players wanting to teach Bridge. A free place is available (every two years) to the Club.

For more information please follow this link.

If you are interested please contact either Simon or Sue.


For all enquiries contact
Sue Brown
Tel: 07815 310552



For feedback or enquiries on the Club website contact

Don Collier

In Remembrance

David Beever

We are very sad to learn of the death of David Beever on 23rd September 2023, age 90. 

He was a long standing member of New Amersham Bridge Club and the regular director of the Teams Evenings.  We send our condolences to his family.

Announced 25th September 2023


Tony Hawthorn

We are sad to learn of the recent death of Tony Hawthorn. He was a long standing member of New Amersham Bridge Club with his wife Amanda and also the Honorary Club Auditor for many years.

Tony was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. We send our condolences and best wishes to Amanda and their two sons.

Announced 27th July 2023


David Knowles

It is with much sadness that the club's Committee reports that David Knowles has passed away. 

David was a long standing member and tournament director of Amersham CC. 

Announced 26th May 2023.


Richard Bowdery – 1965-2023:  

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm at the Hampden Chapel at Amersham Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0ND The wake will be from 3pm - 6pm at The Red Lion, Elm Road, High Wycombe, HP10 8LF

The Berks and Bucks County Bridge Association reported, 

It is with great sadness that I report the death of our good friend Richard Bowdery. Richard was born on 8th January 1965, in Chester. He moved around the country until he found his calling in London, which he called his home with a few working trips abroad in between, since 1984. He met and married Deb. Despite a parting of ways, Richard and Deb remained good friends, and Richard always spoke very fondly of her.  They had their much-loved daughter Laura, and Laura has two children who Richard adored, Ella (5) and Sienna (2).

In terms of bridge, he taught himself how to play in his teens, but then had a brief period of abstinence. On his return in 1991, he met his life-long friend and soon to be bridge partner, Steve Root. Indeed, they hit it off immediately winning a regional heat of the National Newcomers Pairs within eight weeks of forming their partnership. The next year they went further and won the final. He won the Tollemache Cup twice and the Hubert Phillips Bowl thrice. In addition to being a stalwart of the UK bridge scene, he loved to travel. In recent years he made many visits to Spain, playing pairs tournaments and enjoying the local fayre. Only a couple of weeks ago he won the tournament in Gijon with Jason Hackett. Indeed one of my favourite memories was playing overseas in Iceland with Richard in 2009, when in the pairs we played what could only be described as a “moderately poor game” of bridge. The subsequent two days in the teams with David Gold and Catherine Seale I was a bystander at our table as Richard tore up all comers. We finished second, and in true Richard style had a party that evening that was fitting!

Richard was a warm and caring man, and many young people from all different countries who moved to London for bridge were made to feel incredibly welcome in a new city. He simply loved the game, and was always willing to give up his free time to mentor new players at the Acol Bridge Club.

When I think of him, personally, the thing I think of most is fun. He was fun to be around. He played bridge in a unique and fun way. He was great to go out to dinner with and many people will be able to say their life was enriched by knowing him.

He will be, and already is being, sorely missed.

Simon Cope


Charles King-Farlow
We are sad to announce the death of Charles King-Farlow on March 1st.

Charles had been an active member New Amersham, other local Clubs and the County Association for many years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

There will be a private cremation, for family only.


Chris Burley:  The club is very sad to learn that Chris Burley, a member of New Amersham Bridge Club for many years, passed away peacefully on Saturday 17 December 2022.

The funeral will be on Friday 6 January at 2pm at St Mary's Beaconsfield.

The Berks and Bucks County Bridge Association reported, 

"Chris started playing serious bridge in Middlesex in the 1950s, where he had considerable success for about twenty years. He then gave up bridge for some time, before being lured back to the table in 1992. He joined Berks and Bucks and from then until 2014 (when he retired from competition bridge) was hugely successful in all the county events, winning every event at least once. His wins included the County Pairs Championship on no fewer than four occasions. He also had notable success at national level which included the unusual ‘double’ of being the winning captain in the National Swiss Teams as well as the National Seniors Swiss Teams.  Chris served on the BBCBA  committee for several years including a stint as Chairman and was also a member of the selection and disciplinary sub-committees. 

Although he was a fiercely determined competitor, Chris was always the perfect gentleman at the bridge table and was liked and respected by all who knew him well. He will be greatly missed."