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Want a Partner?


Any member who requires a partner can use 'Whats app'.  There is an help sheet in the left hand side menu to read first.  For more help contact Linda on 07395 685094.

Welcome to Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club
Charity Duplicate Bridge and Fish & Chips Evening

Aylesbury Aces are hosting a  Duplicate Bridge and Fish & Chips Evening, in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

The event will be held:

- on Saturday February 18th
- at Buckingham Park Community Centre
- both a Fish & Chips or a Veggie alternative supper will be offered
- doors to open at 6.30pm, for a 7pm start
- the cost of entrance, to include supper, is £12 per person
- tickets for the event will be available from any of the Club's Committee members from Tuesday 10th January onwards.

Numbers are obviously limited, so confirmation from those wishing to attend, alongside their preferred supper, (and their payment in cash), by the end of January, would be very helpful.
(With the food provider requiring payment in advance, no refunds will be possible after the closing date of the end of January.)

Your support of this Club event, and the Florence Nightingale charity, would be  greatly appreciated.

Last updated : 12th Jan 2023 12:23 GMT
Continuing Bridge - Hand Evaluation and Losing Trick Count

The second lesson of the course will take place at the Oaks Cafe on January 30 at 2 p.m.  It will cover Hand Evaluation and Losing Trick Count.  If you want to join this lesson and you haven't signed up for the whole course please get in touch with me at

Last updated : 24th Jan 2023 13:56 GMT
2023 Dates for Your Diary

January 10th - Tuesday - Peter Jordan Sim Pairs 

February 18th - Fish and Chip Supper

March 9th - Thursday - Major and Minor Championship

May 9th - Tuesday - EBED Spring Sims

June 6th - Tuesday - Mens and Ladies Pairs

July 27th - Thursday - EBU Summer Sims

September 7th - Thursday - Burrows Cup

October 10th - Tuesday - Autumn Sim Pairs

November 7th and 9th -  Children in Need (?)


Last updated : 12th Jan 2023 12:23 GMT
Master Points Promotions - December 2022

Congratulations to the following who were promoted during December:

Rab Morrison to District Master
Margaret O'Malley to District Master


Last updated : 12th Jan 2023 12:23 GMT
Charity Bridge afternoon - Weston Turville Golf Club






1.30 – 4.30PM




YVONNE BLACK – 0778 308 401 or

giving a contact name and telephone /email address.

Last updated : 20th Dec 2022 12:02 GMT
New Continuing Bridge Course

New Continuing Bridge Course

This is the second year of the EBU course and develops what was taught in Beginning Bridge.  It covers declarer play, defence and introduces some new conventions e.g. the unassuming cue bid.  The lessons will take place at the Oaks Cafe, Elm Court, Elm Farm Rd, Aylesbury HP21 7NQ on a Monday afternoon at 2p.m.on a roughly fortnightly basis and will cost £10 per lesson.  To guarantee a place you can pay in advance in blocks of five - if you miss any of the five you will not be charged for that lesson.  If there are spare places for a lesson they will be available to anyone who wants to join on a first come, first served basis.  Please get in touch at if you want any further information or to join the course. 

The topics that will be covered are:


Number of Lessons


Lesson Subjects

Planning the play


Jan 16

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

Developing the auction


Jan 30

Feb 13

Feb 27

Mar 13

Hand evaluation / LTC

Red suit transfers

Strong responses

Bidding the 4th suit

Defensive Guidelines


Mar 27

Apr 17

May 8

3rd hand play, signaling and unblocking

2nd hand play

Lead through strength and lead partners suit

Competitive bidding


May 22

Jun 5

Jun 19

Jul 3

Jul 24

Aug 7

The wider use of takeout doubles 

A second double

Double of 1NT

Negative doubles

More on doubles

Bidding after 1NT

Mid year play session


Aug 21

Declarer play


Sep 4

Oct 2

The Danger Hand 

Counting by declarer

Tidying up and bending the rules


Oct 16

Oct 30

Showing Shape

Bidding awkward hands

Defenders Play


Nov 13

Nov 27

Dec 11


Count signal on declarers lead

Making tricks with trumps

Slam bidding


Jan 8

Jan 22

Review of what we know and use of Blackwood

Cue bidding

The final countdown


Feb 5

Feb 19

Mar 4

Mar 18

Landy defence to a 1NT opening bid

4441 hands

The Unassuming Cue Bid

Signals in the trump suit

Finishing second year


Apr 8

Apr 22

Play hands on whole year work - Revision hands for a play session.


Last updated : 8th Dec 2022 09:28 GMT
New Facebook Page

We have set up a new fac ebook page at: Aylesbury Aces Facebook Page.  Why not visit it?  If you "Like" the page you will get details of forthcoming events etc.

Last updated : 17th Nov 2022 09:31 GMT
Children in Need Sims - November 8th and 10th 2022

*** The club has paid £324 in table money to Children in Need plus an additional £40 in donations. ***

When the events have taken place the national results can be found here: CIN National Results

The same link can be used to find the commentary which is a description of the hands, suggested bidding and approaches to play.


Last updated : 24th Jan 2023 13:46 GMT
Accessing a summary of your payments account

Accessing your payments account details

Choose the menu option Membership.  You will be asked for either your email or your name or your EBU number.  Once you have entered your password a horizontal menu will be shown and the third option is "Payments" which will display a summary of your account.

If you don't have a password instructionss for creating one can be found here:

This process requires you to receive and respond to an email.  Some email systems seem to be putting these into spam or rejecting them as suspicious.  If you don't get an email get in touch with Paul ( and I will set up a password for you.


Last updated : 10th Nov 2021 15:59 GMT
Aylesbury Aces Committee 2022/23


COMMITTEE 2022 - 23


Yvonne Black            Chairperson

John Rogers             Secretary 

Pat Green                Treasurer 

Linda Button             Membership secretary

Paul Morris               Main Director

Other Committee members:         Fiona Scriven     

Last updated : 13th Oct 2022 15:40 BST
If you are looking for a bridge club

We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Buckingham Park Community Centre, Jubilee Square, Aylesbury HP19 9DZ

Sessions start at 7.25 (for 7.30) and finish around 10.30.

Our aim is to provide Duplicate bridge with an emphasis on enjoyment in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

We are affiliated to the EBU and use pre-dealt boards and BridgeMate scoring which means hand records and results are usually available on the night before players leave.
In addition to the normal club sessions we run quarterly social events (often on a Sunday afternoon) where, in addition to the bridge, a sumptuous tea provided.
Visitors are welcome to come and play at normal club sessions and the social events, although there are some restrictions on Simultaneous Pairs evenings.
We are delighted to welcome new players and do our very best to provide a host to partner visiting individuals - SEE LEFT HAND SIDE BOX.

Last updated : 5th Apr 2022 14:22 BST
Best Behaviour at Bridge

The following paragraphs are taken from the EBU information 'Best Behaviour at Bridge' information. It is a reminder to all Bridge players that racist or other offensive comments whether general or specific, should not be shared or voiced during bridge sessions.

Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. The EBU is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. It considers it a fundamental principle that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge, whether as player, official or in any other capacity, should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment, and not be subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or political belief or social class than any other person. 
This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toll and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder. 

  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.
  • Be a good “host” or “guest” at the table.
  • Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Take care of your personal grooming.
  • Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off.
  • Enjoy the company as well as the game. 

Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director’s ruling, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark. 


Please call the Director if you think you may have been affected by bad behaviour.  You will be helping others as well as yourselves.


As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalized ….
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately.  Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A.  Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties.  This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties and may lead to disqualification from the current event. In addition any violation may result in a disciplinary hearing where player(s) future participation in tournaments will be considered. 

English Bridge Union
November 2017 

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Last updated : 6th Sep 2018 16:36 GMT


Since our club was set up in 2009, Aylesbury Aces has been committed to raising money for charity through our annual Charity Bridge teas and Chldren in Need Sim Pairs.

At our last AGM a member asked how much had been raised over the years, After much 'digging' through the records it was a pleasant surprise to learn that we have in fact donated around £6,500; including the generous fund match from Lloyds bank, to various local charities including Age Concern, British heart Foundation, Alzheimer's Society and the Florence Nightingale Hospice as well as nearly £1,000 to Children in Need.

It's nice to know that we are helping good causes whilst enjoying playing bridge with our friends.

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 18:21 GMT
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
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Director: Fiona
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Director: Paul
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Director: Richard
Tue 31st Jan 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard
Thu 2nd Feb 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Paul
Tue 7th Feb 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Fiona
Thu 9th Feb 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard
Tue 14th Feb 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Fiona