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Anyone wishing to discuss playing bridge at the Athenaeum should contact John Neilson at 
Regular Athenaeum duplicate bridge evenings have resumed. Please arrive in good time to start play promptly at 6.35pm.

2022 Club Matches

Athenaeum vs. House of Lords

The first match between the Athenaeum and the House of Lords for 2 years was hosted by the House of Lords on Wednesday 23rd March.  In a match played over 24 boards, the score was close at the half-way point however the House of Lords team went on to a strong victory by around 60 IMPs.  
The Athenaeum team was John Neilson & Donald Singer, Hazelanne Lewis and Ellie Ferguson, Charles King-Farlow & Michael Oppenheimer and Geoff Lloyd & Pascal Ricketts.
Representing the House of Lords were James Cooper (also of the Athenaeum) & Tessa Blackstone, Malcolm Caithness and Archie Hamilton, Ruth Henig & Willie Coyle and Susie Allfrey & Richard Cumming-Bruce.

Welcome to Bridge at The Athenaeum
Inter-Club Duplicate at the Athenaeum
Inter-Club Duplicate at the Athenaeum

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.

Inter-club duplicate pairs tournaments in person and the Sir Basil Hall Challenge Trophy restarted on Tuesday 21st September. 

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 

The dates for future inter-club sessions up to summer 2022 are: 17th May, 21st June and 19th July.

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 5 appearances during the season, not more than 3 of which are with the same partner*. Bill Shanahan and Michael Oppenheimer are current joint leaders on 62.3% after 6 rounds in the 2021/2022 season for the Trophy.

*Subject, of course to a minimum of 5 appearances; the winner must be a member of a St James's or kindred club.

Athenaeum Interclub Duplicate
Director: Gitte Hecht-Johansen
Athenaeum Interclub
Director: Gitte Hecht-Johansen
Interclub Duplicate
Director: Gitte Hecht-Johansen
Scorer: Gitte Hecht-Johansen