Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club
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Welcome to Aylesbury Aces Bridge Club
Aylesbury Aces is a friendly local Bridge Club, welcoming all bridge players with the emphasis on enjoyment.

We play duplicate pairs using pre-dealt hands and, as we are affiliated to the English Bridge Union, we issue master points


The Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., at Buckingham Park Community Centre in Aylesbury. Please be seated by 7:20. The cost is £3 for members, £3-50 for non-members.

Guests, visitors and new members are most welcome - please contact us by email to let us know that you are coming. We do our very best to provide a host to partner visiting individuals

Coming to us by car - there is ample parking at Buckingham Park. Click here for a map showing our location.

Joining us - If you are an experienced bridge player then get in touch so we can help you to join the club.

If you are a bit rusty you might like to try our Wednesday morning session of relaxed bridge.

If you are a beginner get in touch with Paul Morris on 07956 442273 for information about lessons or go to http://www.bridgewebs.com/paulgillslessons

Contact details - Contact us by email or you can call John Rogers on 07490 803769.


Burrows Cup

Congratulations to the winners of the Burrows Cup - Fiona Scriven and John Rogers

The weighted results are:

Last updated : 8th Sep 2023 11:09 BST
New Beginners Class - October 2023

Full Beginners Classes

A new set of Beginners Classes will start on 2nd October 2023.  It will take place at the Oaks Coffee Shop, Elm Court, Elm Farm Rd, Aylesbury HP21 7NQ on a Monday morning starting at 10am for two hours and will cost £10 per session. The initial course will last for ten weeks. Part one covers 30 sessions and there is an optional part 2 of another 30 sessions. 



Last updated : 7th Sep 2023 14:28 BST
Master Points Promotions - August 2023

Congratulations to the following who were promoted during August:

Chris Kaye Master


Last updated : 9th Sep 2023 09:07 BST
Summary of Alerting and Announcing - changed 7th August 2023

The EBU have published a revised set of rules for alerting and announcing.  A link to a summary is under Information in the left hand menu.

Last updated : 8th Aug 2023 09:50 BST
2023 Dates for Your Diary
October 10th - Tuesday

Autumn EBU Sims

October 12th - Thursday


November 7th & 9th?

Children in Need

Last updated : 13th Sep 2023 13:40 BST
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 paulbridgelessons@gmail.com if you want any further information or to join the course. 

The topics that will be covered are:

Lesson Subjects
Mid year play session
Sep 4
Declarer play
Oct 2
The Danger Hand
Oct 16
Counting by declarer
Tidying up and bending the rules
Oct 30
Showing Shape
Nov 13
Bidding awkward hands
Defenders Play
Nov 27
Dec 11
Count signal on declarers lead
Jan 8
Making tricks with trumps
Slam bidding
Jan 22
Review of what we know and use of Blackwood
Feb 5
Cue bidding
The final countdown
Feb 19
Landy defence to a 1NT opening bid
Mar 4
4441 hands
Mar 18
The Unassuming Cue Bid
Apr 8
Signals in the trump suit
Finishing second year
Apr 22
Play hands on whole year work - Revision hands for a play session.
May 13
Last updated : 2nd Sep 2023 14:22 BST
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 : 7th Jun 2023 08:23 BST
New Member Applications

We have had membership applications from the people listed below.  The consitution requires that these are displayed on the Club noticeboard for a minimum of two weeks to allow any member to object in writing to the secretary.  As we don't have a noticeboard at the moment the names of the applicants will be listed here:

Robert Stevens (September 14th)

Last updated : 4th Sep 2023 08:40 BST
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 (morris.dpaul@gmail.com) and I will set up a password for you.


Last updated : 10th Nov 2021 15:59 GMT
Charity Bridge and Cream Tea

Last updated : 9th Aug 2023 09:02 BST
Aylesbury Aces Committee 2022/23


COMMITTEE 2022 - 23

Yvonne Black
John Rogers
Pat Green
Membership secretary
Linda Button
Main Director
Paul Morris
Other Committee members
Fiona Scriven
Last updated : 21st Jun 2023 06:40 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

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 

Last updated : 21st Jun 2023 06:41 BST


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: Richard
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mary
Burrows Cup
Director: Fiona
Tue 26th Sep 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Mary
Thu 28th Sep 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Paul
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Fiona
Thu 5th Oct 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Richard
Tue 10th Oct 2023
Autumn Sim Pairs
Buckingham Park 7.25
Director: Mary