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Anyone wishing to discuss playing bridge at the Athenaeum should contact John Neilson at 
Online duplicate pairs evenings have now started in partnership with the Lansdowne Bridge Club, with sessions running weekly on Wednesdays from 7.30 pm on RealBridge. Athenaeum players and their guests are asked to be online by 7.15pm. Athenaeum members wishing to play in these online sessions should contact John Neilson at
Inter-club duplicate pairs tournaments in person are currently suspended due to public health advice re minimising the spread of COVID-19.
When regular Athenaeum duplicate bridge evenings resume, please arrive by 18.30: play starts promptly at 18.35.

2021 Club Matches

Athenaeum vs. MCC
14th January 2021.
The Athenaeum has played its first match of the year - an entertaining online evening of 20 boards against the MCC. The Athenaeum pairs were John Neilson & Donald Singer, Michael Oppenheimer & Bill Shanahan, Pascal Ricketts & Geoffrey Lloyd, Catherine Rice-Evans & Rex Goad. The MCC pairs were Simon & David Alterman, Elliot & Beverly Black, Paul Singer & James Meynell, Shiv Datt & Daniel Flowers. Congratulations to the MCC team who were ahead by 6 IMPs in each half, thus with an overall win by 12 IMPs.

Out and about: 2020

Success for Athenaeum member Paul Thornton in Premier EBU event

Congratulations to Athenaeum member Paul Thornton who took 3rd place with his Cumbrian partner Dave Harrison in the recent 2020 EBU Premier Life Masters Pairs event. This event is reserved for Premier Life Masters and partners who rank very highly in the EBU’s National Grading Scheme. 

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