Ashford and District Bridge Club
Release 2.19n

President: Colin Harkus - 01932 224313

Secretary: Kate Biggs

Treasurer: Norman Kidd - 07766 006434

Friday partners: Sylvia Gleeson - 01784 460965

No Fears enquiries: Diana Brown - 01784 466493 or 07720 705738

Welcome to Ashford and District Bridge Club Website


Letter from the President October 2020

Dear Member 

It is now over 6 months since we were last able to meet and play bridge at Ashford.   I and the Committee trust this message finds you and your families safe and well.

This is our first communication since that time and whilst I understand that some members had been expecting some message before this, the reality is that there was nothing much to say.   The daily news bulletins and newspapers together with fairly regular amendments from Government around what was and was not advised or indeed permitted, made it impossible to make any substantive plans.

Sometime towards the end of July/early August, Spelthorne had indicated that they were considering making the Fordbridge Centre available for bookings.   Had that been the case, we would have had to put in place and demonstrate an ability to comply with the required regulations re individual safety.   Of course, events overtook this situation and this second surge of the virus almost certainly means we will be unable to meet and play bridge until well into 2021.    This is incredibly disappointing for all, however it is inevitable.

As many of you will know, 2021 will be the club’s 100th anniversary and whilst the Committee were planning an event to mark this auspicious occasion, planning has been put on hold.

The Committee wish to assure members that as and when we can reconvene playing bridge, with all the necessary safety measures in place, we will do so.   Our hope is that existing members and perhaps some members who have let their membership lapse, may consider rejoining our community.

In the meantime, on behalf of the Committee, I wish you all well, keep safe, and please accept, in this most challenging of years, sincere best wishes to you and your families,  
for Christmas, New Year and a better 2021.

Colin Harkus


16 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS - Suspension of Bridge Sessions with immediate effect

It is with regret that, in the light of Government advice and EBU recommendation, all bridge sessions are suspended for the foreseeable future.

We shall update the website as and when we are once again able to run sessions


Your Committee


Welcome to Ashford and District Bridge Club, reputedly the oldest bridge club in Britain.

The aim of the club is to play and promote competitive duplicate bridge in a friendly environment in accordance with the rules of the EBU.

We play Duplicate Bridge every Tuesday and Friday evening at 7.30 pm and 'No Fear' evenings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (see box below for further detail)

Our venue is the Fordbridge Centre, Fordbridge Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2PU.

We welcome new players, so feel free to come along!

Starting Play on Time

As you are aware, the Club now uses the Bridgemate system for "live" scoring.

 To allow for the right movement to be set up and a prompt start by 19.30, players should be seated by no later than 19.20

Late arrivals after that may have to be turned away.

Thank you for your consideration


No Fear Evenings
No Fear Evenings

"No Fear" bridge evenings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month starting at 19.30

Beginners and "Returners" are very welcome, with help and advice on the bidding and play readily available.

Partners are not needed as there are always "helpers" at hand who are happy to play bridge with you.

Please feel free to come along and give it a try - bridge is a great game for all.


Scorer: Bridgemate
Scorer: Bridgemate
Scorer: Bridgemate
No Fears
Scorer: Bridgemate
Scorer: Bridgemate
Scorer: Bridgemate
Scorer: Bridgemate
Scorer: Bridgemate