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Bank Account Details

Ashby Bridge Club bank account details are as follows:

Nat West Bank

Sort Code:       60-01-20

Account no: 47257156

Wolfgang 95 not out
Wolfgang 95 not out

On Wednesday 15th March Wolfgang Slessenger reached a milestone of 95 years young. Well done sir and may you have many more years playing and enjoying Bridge

Bridge Playing Accessories

If any members require bridge playing accessories ranging from tables to mugs then click on the EBU web site link below. This is accessible for all players, the prices are very reasonable and it helps the EBU finances

EBU Shop



The Bridgemate scoring system is used at all face to face duplicate sessions. Please remember your EBU number or your Player Identification Number




Congratulations to Alison Thompson and Brian Hick who were outstanding winners of the Captains Cup for pairs on 23rd March. Runners up were Diana Light and Janet Kirkland. Full results can be found under Competitions>Captains Cup


The Supervised Play sessions on a Wednesday morning restarted on 11th January 2023 and will continue every Wednesday starting at 10am. It is hoped that our current members who have attended the beginners course will join these sessions to introduce them to playing in the club sessions.

 Hopefully those who have attended the Supervised Play sessions have enjoyed them and feel that thier bridge has improved a little with the advice from those more experienced bridge players who have been helping. 



Calling all beginners to the world of Bridge. A new course specifically designed for those who have never played Bridge before or have only had a brief introduction to our wonderful game will be starting in the second half of 2023.To register your interest please complete the form below and 'Send Message'. We will contact you nearer the start date 

  The courses are normally run at the Ashby Leisure Centre & Lido with a start time of 10am



During December we collected and donated £282 to our chosen charity - 'Enrych'. Part of their letter of thanks states "These donations will make a big difference and allow Enrych to continue providing support within the community to reduce social isolation and improve the health and well being of our clients"

A huge thanks to all our members who contributed to this donation


Every week we now play two sessions of face to face Duplicate Bridge together with one session online on BBO. We will be at the Ashby Leisure Centre on Mondays with an arrival time of 6.45pm for a 7pm start, Wednesdays with an arrival time of 12:45 for a 13:00 start. Fridays is reserved for Social Bridge with a 9.30 am start. Following the member survey Thursday evening Duplicate sessions will remain online on BBO for the forseeable future to be reviewed by the Committee from time to time

In addition to theses sessions there is also Supervised Play every Wednesday at 10am at the Leisure Centre and are designed for those members who have completed the teaching course and are moving to the next level.... But all members are welcome

Virtual Duplicate Bridge on Thursday Evenings commences at 6.45 pm and to play you need to be a Bridge Base Online member and have informed the club of your username. If you have not signed up already see the details by clicking on the tab 'Bridge Base Online' on the left hand side of this page.  This will tell you how to register and other useful and important information. BBO is the only way you can play online against other Club Members in an Ashby Bridge Club Duplicate session. You will require a partner and if you find this difficult please use the Find a Partner system in Members Only

Once registered on Bridge Base Online email - with your username


To see last seasons winners Click on Competitions>Last Seasons Competition Winners and Runners Up

Now that the new bridge year is well underway currently with both Face to Face and online Duplicate Bridge, your attention should be drawn to this year's competition dates.

These can be found in the drop down menu under 'Competitions>This Seasons Trophy Winners and Competition Dates' on the LHS of this page and are also shown in the calendar.

Winners so far

Kidney Research and Heart Foundation Charity pairs Event - Andy Woodward and Don Davis

Gordon Grimley Trophy - Andy Woodward and Robert Killip - Charity event for ENRYCH

Criddle Cup - Andy Woodward and Don Davis

Children in Need Sims - Steph Woodward and Don Davis

Christmas Cup - Robert Grimley

Knockout Plate - Now on the semi finals - see Competitions>Knockout Draw for 2022/23 & Results

RBL cup for Individuals - Winner, Mary Danaher. Runner Up, Diana Light

Jubilee Bowl - Winners, Robert Missenden and Don Davis

Captains Cup - Winners, Alison Thompson and Brian Hick. Runners up, Janet Kirkland and Diana Light




Calling ALL members of Ashby Bridge Club

 We require volunteers to host on Wednesdays at the Leisure Centre as a single. Please give serious thought to putting your names forward to act as hosts and remember that if you do not get to play you will receive a credit on your account. Don't just expect someone else to volunteer so don't delay and click on the link below and email your preferred hosting dates.

.........Alternatively fill in the form below and submit




Whilst Ashby Bridge Club runs a host of competitions throughout the Bridge season there are also many competitions, sometimes online, run by the Leicestershire County Bridge Association. These can be entered via the LCBA web site by clicking on the link below. Simply fill in the appropriate form and submit. 

LCBA Competitions and Entry Forms



Most of us will have heard of the 'Rule of 20'. When deciding to open you may do so if the sum of your high card points plus the number of cards in your two longest suits is at least 20.

There is another little known rule of 160! If the ages of your opponents adds up to 160 don't underestimate their ability. 

You must have heard of the 'Rule of Eleven' ...... The inevitable trick total when you bid a slam!

Then there is the bumbling Bridge player who explained to his partner how he was improving his game... " Every night when I go to bed I think about the mistakes I made at the bridge table". "Crikey" said his partner "How do you get any sleep!?"


               February 2023 Promotions

              There are two promotions this month

            Shelagh Rumbelow          2*  Master 

             John Cooper                   Area Master                                                                              

             Full list of promotions can be found Click Here


Next meeting  - 17th April 2023 at 1.30pm

The last available committee meeting minutes are for 23rd January 2023 plus all previous committee meetings and can be found by going to Members Only and clicking on Member Notices. Scroll down to the Minutes you require

In addition the Minutes, Chair's Report, Treasurers Report and Accounts from the AGM held on 11th July 2022 can also be found under Member Notices


Tue 28th March 2023
Andrew Robson's - The Next Level, part 3
Director: Robert K
Wed 29th March 2023
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Ann
Wed 29th March 2023
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Bob
Thu 30th March 2023
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Dora
Fri 31st March 2023
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
Dealer: Richard Darwin & Janet
Mon 3rd April 2023
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Bob
Wed 5th April 2023
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Ann
Thu 6th April 2023
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Bob
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Ann
Captains Cup on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Robert M
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Dora
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Steph
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Dora
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Robert M