This is the website for inter-club duplicate tournaments, held with a 6.35pm prompt start on the 3rd Tuesday of most months at the Athenaeum Club in London's Pall Mall. The Athenaeum is a private members' club. Dinner is held at around 8.30pm, shortly after the mid-point for the evening's hands.
Thank you to Athenaeum players and members of our kindred clubs and their partners who have already rejoined us at our inter-club sessions at the Athenaeum.
Members of a St James's or other kindred club wishing to play in these sessions should contact Christina Hemmett at Christina@hellenist.org.uk.
The dates for future inter-club sessions in early 2024 are: 16th January, 20th February and 19th March
Players are requested not to invite professionals as partners.
The Sir Basil Hall Challenge Trophy is awarded to the player with the highest average percentage score over their best five appearances during the season, not more than three of which are with the same partner and subject to a minimum of five appearances. The winner must be a current member of a St James's or kindred club. The Trophy was keenly contested during the 2022-2023 season with Athenaeum members occupying the top three positions. Geoffrey Lloyd won by a small margin from Bill Shanahan with John Neilson in third position. The first three rounds of the 2023-2024 season have been held. The next Interclub event is on 16 January but on 12 December we are hosting the popular pivot teams event, directed as usual by Paul Thornton.