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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

Celebration for nonagenarian David
Celebration for nonagenarian David

On Wednesday 5th April we celebrated another member becoming a nonagenarian. Well done David and we hope to see you at the club for 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




Notification of the Ashby Bridge Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 24th July 2023 at 6.30pm at

The Ashby Leisure Centre and Lido.

Resolution and Nomination forms can be found by clicking on 57th AGM 24th July on the LHS of this page. These can be printed, filled in and then returned to the Secretary, Alison Thompson, at least 14 days before the meeting.  We would normally expect both proposers and seconders to be present at the meeting.

Additional forms are available from the Secretary, Alison Thompson.


The Leisure Centre will be closed on the evenings of Monday 1st, 8th and 29th May because of bank holidays and the Coronation and therefore these normal face to face Duplicate sessions will now be held online on BBO. If you wish to play online but do not have a user name please refer to the instructions on the left hand side of the web page under Bridge Base Online and then email your user name to         Allow 24 hrs for your details to be uploaded



Congratulations to Stephanie Woodward and Ian Grudgings who were this years winners of the hugely enjoyable Cottage Shield for Scratch Pairs held on Wednesday 17th May. Runners up were Patricia Thomas and Philip Price



Swiss Teams Event Saturday June 10th 1.00-5.00pm 2023

Bagworth Community Centre, Station Road, LE67 1BH Front Hall


All members of Ashby Bridge Club have been invited to a social Swiss Teams  of four event on Saturday June 10th with afternoon tea including a glass of prosecco. It will be a fun afternoon with some prizes for the winning team of four but without EBU master points or submission of the scores to the EBU. If you are not familiar with swiss teams there is information on the web both via bridgewebs and the EBU as well as other platforms. Your team matched against teams of similar abilities as the rounds progress. It is great fun to see how your team progresses or not!!

You need to join preferably as a team of four or as a pair and you will be placed you with another pair. There is space for 12 tables and you may have mixed teams made up of additional members from either Bagworth or Market  Bosworth. If you are interested please book ASAP. You will be invoiced for the event which will be £12.00 per person  will include a very nice afternoon. Profits from the event will be shared with a charity or charities, yet to be determined.

Please click on the link below which will take you to the Bagworth web site where you can book in your team


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 which will introduce them to playing in the Wednesday afternoon Duplicate sessions

 Hopefully those who have attended these Supervised Play sessions have enjoyed them and feel that their 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



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

Please note that the rounds for the Monday session are 'on the clock' to ensure that we play in a timely fashion 

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

Knockout Plate - Winners, Steph Woodward and Don Davis. Runners up Ann Potterton and Dora Hague

Cottage Shield - Steph Woodward & Ian Grudgings




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




Congratulations to both Steph Woodward and Don Davis who are both EBU prize winners in the Annual Master Points Competition in the category 'County Masters, Masters and Advanced Masters'. They join an elite group of people whose success over a single year has resulted in success on a National scale


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!?"


                 April 2023 Promotions

              There are two promotions this month

                  Ashok Bagri              Advanced Master 

                  Laura Bryant               District Master                                                               

             Full list of promotions can be found Click Here


Next meeting  - 19th June 2023 at 1.30pm

The last available committee meeting minutes are for 17th April 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


Fri 2nd June 2023
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
Mon 5th June 2023
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Steph
Wed 7th June 2023
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Wed 7th June 2023
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Robert M
Thu 8th June 2023
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Fri 9th June 2023
Social Bridge at Leisure Centre
Dealer: Robert M & Janet
Mon 12th June 2023
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Dora
Wed 14th June 2023
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Supervised Play - Relaxed Duplicate
Director: Robert M
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Dora
Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Steph
Virtual Duplicate Bridge on BBO
Director: Shelagh
Duplicate bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Robert M
Wednesday Supervised Play
Director: Robert M
Duplicate Bridge at Leisure Centre
Director: Ann