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 Christina@hellenist.org.uk.
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.