Welcome to the Bradshaw Bridge Club web site
The Bradshaw Bridge Club is a very friendly bridge club that meets on most Tuesday evenings and most Wednesday afternoons for duplicate pairs bridge, though very occasionally we play teams.
We meet at the Maiden Place Community Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, RG6 3HE on:
Tuesday evenings: 7.15 p.m. for 7.30 until 10.30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoons: 1.15 p.m. for 1.30 until 4.30 p.m.
The club uses Bridgemates and so the movement is fixed at 1.20 pm and 7.20 pm respectively. Directors will normally not allow players to take part if both members of the pair are not seated by 1.20 pm or 7.20 pm.
With exceptions made for people with special needs - seating positions and tables are allocated randomly by drawing a card on arrival.
Bridge playing visitors are welcome (but there is no host system) and membership of the club is available.
Visitors: please note that if we reach our maxium table capacity members have priority.
The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. EBU Masterpoints are awarded at most Club evenings and will be credited directly, approximately every four weeks.
The Club is also a member of the Berks & Bucks Contract Bridge Association. We enter 2 teams into the Berks & Bucks League of 8, and a team of 4 in the Bracknell league.
All organisations that collect and process personal information now have to comply with the new GDPR regulations that came into force in May 2018.
The following PDF document describes how the Bradshaw Bridge Club complies with these regulations.
General Data Protection Regulation.pdf
From time to time, the administrator of the Bradshaw Web Site makes updates to the site and on a few occasions, these updates mean that people trying to access the site might not see the latest update.
To get round this problem, it is necessary to refresh the page. Microsoft Windows users should press the F5 button on their keyboard. Mac users should press CMD+R.
To request information about the club please use the Contact Us page in the Information section.
The Bradshaw Winter Weekend will be from Friday 7th February to Sunday 9th February 2020.
Details and application form: Winter Weekend - 2020
Christmas Parties - Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019
Margaret Biddle Trophy - Tuesday 29th October 2019
Hilda Lilley Trophy - Wednesday 25th March 2020
The club has had the occasional problem in setting up ScoreBridge and BridgeMates in a timely way due to a very few players not knowing if their partner is going to arrive or not.
Would players who know that they are going to be inadvertently delayed in their journey to the club, please telephone their partner to advise them of the situation.
Bradshaw Bridge Club enters two teams in this competition each year. Team A is captained by Pat Gordon and Team B by Teresa Hamilton. Matches are played both at home and away throughout the season starting in September. Would any club member interested in being involved in this competition, please speak to either Pat or Teresa.
As in previous years the club will be taking part in this event and players are asked to contribute £3 table money on the day, with the total amount being donated to the Children in Need Charity. The event will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th November.