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Club Statistics
 
 
  Face to Face Club Statistics
Face to Face Sessions On Offer 969
Clubs Offering Face to Face 497
Last updated : 3rd Oct 2022 08:17 BST
  ♥  Club Statistics Update 9th October 2022 ♥ 
Club web site masters were busy in October! Around 100 sites updated out of 697 monitored in each of the first two weeks in October.
Most club home pages ( 54%)  make no reference to learning the game. Perhaps all clubs could consider putting contact information for a local teacher?

 

Last updated : 19th Nov 2022 16:19 GMT
  Table Numbers at Clubs - NEW

Here is some early data on table numbers shown in results on a sample (size shown) of monitored clubs. It's a mix of types of club, not enough data yet to divide up, and no trend available as yet.

 

All Clubs  Average Tables   Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri
Face to Face   7 1/6 6 7/8 7    7 7/8 7   
Sample Size   21 23 16 27 18
BBO   7 2/3 4 1/2 6 3/4 9 1/3 9   
Sample Size   6 4 4 3 5
RealBridge   10 1/5 6 4/5 9 2/3 4 1/2 8 1/2
Sample Size   7 8 3 2 5
Last updated : 19th Nov 2022 16:18 GMT
  What are clubs offering? (By actual numbers)

The web sites of a continually climbing number of bridge club and other bridge related sites are monitored for updates once a week.

Information is gathered from them and collated.

 

Hybrid Events means the club is offering Face to Face AND Online and some in the form of Hybrid Events.
Hybrid Club means the club is offering some Face to Face and some Online Sessions.
Face to Face means the club is only offering Face to Face Sessions.
Online means the club is only offering Online Sessions.
School means the offer is principally lessons and practice.
Dormant means the club web site is there, but the club is not offering sessions dedicated to its members.
Defunct? means the club web site appears to have been closed down.

 

What are clubs offering? (By actual numbers)
Last updated : 19th Nov 2022 16:12 GMT
  What are clubs offering? (Proportion of sample)
What are clubs offering? (Proportion of sample)
Last updated : 19th Nov 2022 16:13 GMT
  Weekly club web site update rate
Weekly club web site update rate
Last updated : 7th Mar 2022 07:56 GMT
  Latest Full Club Collated Data
Total in Database 670  
Of which EBU Affiliated  359 54%
Of EBU Top 50 (2019) 50 7%
     
More than 100,000 website visits in last year 76 11%
20,000 -  100,000 website visits in last year 170 25%
Less than 20,000 website visits in last year 375 56%
No count of visits available 50 7%
     
Deicated Premises 57 9%
Shared Community 560 84%
Section of Multi Purpose Sports or Social Club 2 0%
Shared Bridge Venue 9 1%
Holiday Venues 1 0%
Private 1 0%
Online Only 27 4%
     
Club Offer = Hybrid Event 10 1%
Club Offer = Hybrid Club 143 21%
Club Offer = Face to Face 340 51%
Club Offer = Online 60 9%
Club Offer = School 8 1%
Club Offer = Dormant 76 11%
Club Offer = Defunct? 31 5%
Total Classified 668
Face to Face Sessions On Offer 969  
Clubs Offering Face to Face 497 74%
Offering at least one online 221 33%
     
Clubs Offering BBO Competitions 119 18%
Clubs Offering RealBridge Competitions 115 17%
Clubs Offering Bridge Club Live  Comps   0%
Total Online Club Sessions Weekly 461  
Club Bridge Base Online Sessions 227  
Club RealBridge Online Sessions  185  
Club Bridge Club Live Online Sessions 35  
Club StepBridge Live Online Sessions 1  
Club Online Sessions Other Platform 13  
Highly Active (>100,000 visits annually) 76 11%
Average Online Sessions weekly 183.25 2.41
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 277.5 1.51
Face to Face Sessions Under Discussion 0 0%
%Weeks Web Site Updated 34%  
EBU Affiliated 69 91%
Medium Active (20,000-100,000) 170 25%
Average Online Sessions weekly 144.5 0.85
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 277 1.63
Face to Face Sessions Under Discussion 0 0%
%Weeks Web Site Updated 18%  
EBU Affiliated 121 71%
Low Active (<20,000) 375 56%
Online Sessions weekly 71.5 0.19
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 343.75 0.92
Face to Face Under Discussion 111 30%
%Weeks Web Site Updated 9%  
EBU Affiliated 145 39%
Club Governance    
Unincorporated Asociation 270 40%
Limited Companies 18 3%
Proprietors 29 4%
CIO 10 1%
Non Limited Business 1 0%
Section of Multi Activity Club 23 3%
U3A 10 1%
Informal Association (No constitution published) 222 33%
Status Not Recorded Yet 80 12%
Club Web Site Host    
BridgeWebs  636 95%
Pianola 10 1%
Community 4 1%
U3A 2 0%
BridgeCloud 2 0%
Clubs4UK 1 0%
Teaching Activity
Club Home Pages reviewed for Teaching Information  397
Home page shows no current activity 216 54.41%
Clubs will be counted multiple times:  
Club offers Rubber 1 0.37%
Club offers Chicago 3 1.10%
Beginners Lessons 95 34.80%
Improvers  Lessons 82 30.04%
Advancers Lessons 6 2.20%
Practice 41 15.02%
Tasters 2 0.73%
Private Lesson 2 0.73%
BFA 3 1.10%
EBS 1 0.37%
FastTrack 5 1.83%
Refresher 5 1.83%
Page refers learners to named teacher 44 16.12%
Club Home Page Names Teacher(s) 121
No teacher name yet recorded 550
Last updated : 19th Nov 2022 16:15 GMT
  Club Snippets

A selection of news from club web sites and other reports

Older Material has been moved to another page: : Archived Club Snippets

 

Last updated : 2nd Mar 2022 11:45 GMT
  Club Snippets October 2022

Leighton Buzzard Bridge Club

We are  continuing to co-operate with MK,  Cranfield and Regis clubs so that we can offer bridge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings by sharing our resources and offering free access to each club's membership and guests. The essence of this is that the bridge will be friendly and inclusive of all levels of ability. An umbrella website has been developed - B O A (bridge online alliance) where all events can be seen but each club will retain it's own identity.

We have considered our options regarding a possible return to F2F bridge and given that our experiment with  RealBridge has been very successful, have concluded that we will stay online on Monday evenings. We may explore the possibility of playing bridge F2F during daytime on another day.

East Cleveland Bridge Club

WINDING DOWN OF EAST CLEVELAND BRIDGE CLUB

PROPOSAL FOR AMENDING EAST CLEVELAND BRIDGE CLUB

Further to surveys carried out to determine the level of support for 'real' bridge on Thursday evenings it has become clear that it is no longer viable. There are many reasons for this including advancing age, deteriorating health, moving out of the area and also a preference by some players for online bridge. There is also a view that bridge in the area is too fragmented with the resulting competition for players affecting the viability of the clubs. In this latter regard many have long felt that there is no justification for two separate clubs (Redcar and ECB) both operating from the same premises.

The Thursday night online bridge has sufficient players to continue, especially since our Blackburn guests are keen to carry on. It is therefore proposed that East Cleveland Bridge Club should continue to operate solely as an online club to meet the needs of those wishing to play online and further that organisation of 'real' bridge be left in the capable hands of Redcar Bridge Club.

This proposal effectively means the winding down of the original East Cleveland Bridge and the creation of a new online bridge club. To this end it is further proposed that:-

1. All ECB financial assets existing prior to closure due to the Covid pandemic should be distributed to the paid up members at the time and in accordance with each members wishes. Members will receive a full financial statement and may choose to:

1.
   * Receive a cash pay-out (£13).
   * Choose to donate their share to either Marske Hall or Air Ambulance.
2. All financial activity since the Covid pandemic has related entirely to the online bridge activities and any assets remaining would be retained by the online bridge club.
3. ECB online will be run informally by Geoff Taylor and Brian Williams who will operate a joint personal bank account. (Please notethat HSBC are now charging =£5/month for community accounts as well as charges for paying money in etc. Our HSBC account is therefore being closed.)
4. Bridge equipment is shared between 3 clubs. East Cleveland Bridge Club will retain their interest in the equipment but let it remain on semi-permanent loan to the other two bridge clubs.
5. ECB does not rule out 'real' bridge in the future and may therefore seek to recover its interests in the equipment.

Lesley Smith

There has been a unanimous response in favour of the proposals and no calls for further discussion or amendments.  The proposals will therefore be carried out as now agreed.

The accounts details at the end of 'real' bridge period are presented on the Financial Details page.

In summary there is £462.84 to be distributed ampngst 34 members which works out at £13.61 each.  In accordance with members wishes:

21 donations to the air ambulance    = £285.87
11 donations to Marske Hall              = £149.74
2  members asked for cash pay out  = £27.23

Payments will be made once the bank account is closed. 

Droitwich Bridge Club

FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE
FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE

CHRISTMAS PARTY

At Ombersley Memorial Hall, Sandys Lane, Ombersley WR9 0DY

Enjoy an afternoon of festive bridge with wine and seasonal snacks.

Wednesday, December 7th and ALL FOR FREE

Play starts at 1PM so please be seated by 12:55pm for a prompt start. 

Visitors are very welcome

Worksop Contract Bridge Club

NB: Due to exigencies beyond our control the Club will be closed until Monday 9th January 2023.

FANCY AN EVENING OF THE ULTIMATE INTERNATIONAL CARD GAME - WE NEED YOU !!

 2022. We are back in Face-to-Face mode BUT - Our numbers have been devastated by the Corona Virus Lockdown and its effects. Whereas before we could host up to 9 tables or more we are now scrabbling to get 3. We have lost members to death, infirmity, personal circumstances and on-line bridge. We are currently looking for new members and the return of past members. For those wishing to learn or brush up Duplicate Bridge play and procedure, we would encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible. There is presently no charge for Bridge lessons at Worksop C.B.C.

Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club

On Tuesday 4th October 2022 a Dissolution General Meeting resolved that the Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club be dissolved. The Dissolution General Meeting also agreed that the cash and equipment (in particular the Bridgemates system) belonging to the Club be donated to the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association with the hope that these assets would be used to support the playing and development of bridge in the Colchester and Tendring Districts. 

The Committee would like to thank all those who have played bridge at Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club over many years.

Ridgeway Bridge Bridge Club

RIDGEWAY BRIDGE CLUB AGM

The AGM will be held on Monday 21st November 2022 at Cookhill Village Hall starting promptly at 6.45 pm. It will be followed by a Cheese and Wine supper then a duplicate bridge session as usual There will be no charge for the evening – we hope this might encourage a few more of you to brave the dark and join us!

Hartford Bridge Club

 

THE VENUE IN NORTHWICH CRICKET CLUB IN MOSS FARM HAS PROVED TO BE VERY POPULAR AS A PLACE TO

MEET OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT THE BRIDGE TABLE IN CORDIAL COMPETITION.

AS THE PANDEMIC HAS NOT GONE AWAY, WE ARE CONTINUING WITH PRUDENT PRECAUTIONS.

 

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ 

Southport Bridge Club

Hitchin Bridge Club

New Bridge Course for Beginners
New Bridge Course for Beginners

The next beginners course for 22/23 will start on Monday 17th October 2022 at 

Our Lady's RC Church hall 16 Nightingale Road Hitchin at 7 p.m.

The course runs over 3 terms of 10 weeks.

Stamford Bridge Club

The EBU has made some changes (from 1st September 2022) to announcements and the rules for strong bids.  

These changes cover:

-       Transfers into a minor over a 1N opening bid

-       Wide-ranging 1N responses to an opening bd

-       2/1 responses where the response forces to game

-       Transfer responses over a prepared club

-       New rules on “strong” and non-strong opening bids

[Click here] for a summary of the changes.  The Announcements Summary table referred to there is included on this website.  Follow Menu > EBU Announcing&Alerting Notes.

Clacton Bridge Club

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Bridge Club has moved to 

Methodist Church

Kings Avenue

Holland On Sea CO15 5EP

(behind the Roaring Donkey)

Unfortunately an increase in the hire charge for the Catholic Church Hall had made the price untenable 

 

Apple Bridge Club

♠  ♦ ♣

,IS NOW OPEN EACH WEDNESDAY.

Hopefully we will gradually see more of you coming back to play

Please support our club  

Lesley Swain will try and find you a partner 

for those unable to come to the club a small number  continue to play on BBO on a Wednesday Morning

This is to let you know that a committee meeting was held on 25th May 2022 to discuss the Club’s finances and Membership numbers.

At the moment, although the Club is up and running, the session usually consists of 7 or fewer tables. This means that the Club is paying for the weekly shortfall and whilst funds are still relatively healthy, this cannot be sustained indefinitely.

Therefore, it was decided at the meeting that the Club, regretfully, will have to raise the table money to £3 per session starting on 6th July 2022.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Tudor Bridge Club

ANOTHER GIFT FROM YOUR BRIDGE CLUB

This winter, when Tudor is playing face-to-face don't put the heating on, or the kettle or even open the biscuits - come along and play bridge with us, in the warm, with as much tea and coffee as you like - and biscuits too, ALL FREE. 

Yes, with immediate effect, until the end of December 2022, all face-to-face sessions will be free for members to attend.  So, come along and enjoy your game, the social aspects of the club and all the extras the club has to offer at absolutely no charge.

Another benefit of being a member of Tudor Bridge Club.

 

1989 Bridge Club

IMPORTANT NOTICES

THE CLUB HAS BEEN OPERATING RECENTLY ON 5 TO 6 TABLES PER EVENING. IT WOULD BE MORE ENJOYABLE IF WE COULD INCREASE ATTENDANCE TO 7 TO 8 TABLES PER EVENING. THEREFORE PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.

Last updated : 24th Nov 2022 10:19 GMT
  Club Snippets September 2022

Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club

It was with much regret that, due to the very low numbers participating in the Colchester Club’s online and face-to-face Tuesday evening tournaments, the Committee is recommending that the Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club be dissolved and its assets distributed in accordance with members’ wishes. To effect this, a Dissolution General Meeting (DGM) will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 4th October via Zoom. 

 

Middlewich Bridge Club

THE LESSON PLANS FOR AUTUMN 2022 ARE NOW COMPLETE

CLASSES RESTART WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE TO SEE

BEGINNERS    TUESDAY 10.00 -12.00

ADVANCERS    WEDNESDAY 10.00-12.00

IMPROVERS    WEDNESDAY 12.30 - 2.30

THE COST FOR 10 x 2 HR LESSONS WILL BE £85

 

Warrington Bridge Club

Fancy learning to play bridge? Bridge is a great social game. You'll make new friends, improve your memory, and have fun.

Perhaps you already know how to play, but want to improve, or to get back into it? 

It doesn't matter whether you're a complete beginner, or have already played in the past, or are quite experienced, Warrington Bridge Club has just the thing for you.

We have courses available at all levels: a Beginners class, and a follow-on course for

 

Devizes Bridge Club

We asking players to let us know if they intend to come to a face-to-face session, to help the organisers know how many tables there are likely to be, and work out a movement, however all partnerships are welcome. If you can, please enter your own and your partner's name by 8pm the previous day. Only one member of the partnership needs to add the names. If a duplcate entry is made or if you enter but then are unable to come, please email

Ealing Bridge Club

Bring a Friend for Free
Bring a Friend for Free

 Until the end of the year, club members can bring a friend and they both play for free.

The only criteria are that the friend should have experience of duplicate bridge and not have already played at Ealing BC this calendar year.

 

Roseland Bridge Club

We can, at last, restart our playing sessions after the long layoff for Covid.  By a decisive majority people want to play in the afternoon and Friday came out top in the poll.  

So we will be playing on Friday afternoons at 1.45pm starting on Friday 16th Sept 2022.  There will be a two week break at Christmas (Dec 23rd and 30th).

 We remain a 'no fear' friendly club for players to enjoy duplicate bridge in a congenial atmosphere.

We remain a small informal club and always welcome newplayers.  Also visitors are very welcome to come along for a session of bridge for a modest table fee.

 

Poulton Bridge Club

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Dear Members,

The Bridge Club has successfully come through the last two years and is looking forward to a full year of playing face to face bridge with a resumption of a full calendar of competitions and other special events such as the Presidents evening and the Christmas party.  The Committee have made a few changes recently to protect the ongoing viability of the club and is optimistic that we shall be able to face the challenges of rising costs without increasing annual the membership subscription of £20 and there are no current plans to increase table money.

Liverpool Bridge Club

Message from the Chairman

 

Update on the sessions at the Club

 

There has been some interest from Members to start the Monday Evening sessions again. Therefore, commencing on the first Monday in September – 5th September – there will be duplicate sessions starting at 7-30 pm at the club. This will be for a trial period.

Also, starting on the same Monday, 5th September, the number of boards played in the afternoon sessions will be reduced down to 12 or 15 boards to take pressure off the players coming through from the classes and give them more time, help and encouragement. It is envisaged that this will only last a few weeks until they can speed up. Therefore, there will be no Monday Afternoon Cup in September.

Table Money

After much discussion the committee have decided to raise table money to £4 for members (and £5 to non-members). This will commence on 1st October 2022. This charge has not changed for over 10 years, but we now feel that this increase is required to keep the club solvent in the face of spiralling heating and other costs at the club.

Coventry & North Warwickshire Bridge Club

Friday Evenings Duplicate Returning ...

Friday evening duplicate sessions will be resuming at 19:00 on the 2nd September, 2022, and continuing every Friday for two months.

We now have a full programme of face-to-face bridge - Please read Bridge at the Club and Calendar Month for details.

The club's COVID-19 Policy has been updated following the lifting of formal restrictions - Please read Bridge at the Club for details.

Hartford Bridge Club

Risk Assessment

The Club recognises that we all have an obligation to protect those more vulnerable than ourselves by taking sensible precautions.

Please note that the Club needs  ALL members to adhere conscientiously to the Club's risk assessment which can be accessed via the menu on the left. 

The Club is affiliated to the EBU

At Northwich Cricket Club in Cheshire, we play duplicate bridge in a friendly but competitive way. Currently we have 2 sessions run by TDs whose objective is to help everyone to have an enjoyable time amongst good company. 

Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club

1. Stratification

Members will be aware that, in recent weeks, results have been presented on two bases:

- as per normal (and duly reflected on our website and filed with the EBU) and

- on a stratified basis (for internal consumption within SHBC).

The objective was to demonstrate the differences between the two systems, specifically in the allocation of master points. Pending the resolution of scoring issues with the EBU and other inconsistencies, the committee has decided to suspend the trial scheme approved by the members in this respect at the AGM in June 2022. The committee will meet again on 4 October, but it is unlikely that the issues will be resolved by then. Thank you for your understanding.

Liskeard Bridge Club

Swiss Teams of Four

Liskeard Bridge Club will be running a

Swiss Teams event on Sunday 16th October 2022,

including a home cooked two course lunch & tea/coffee. 

Billericay Mayflower Bridge Club

Club Ethos

I play on a Bridge website playing teams and happened upon a Swedish Team's logo, fortunately in English:

Play Fair

Play for Fun

Play for Knowledge

Play among Friends

Couldn't have said it better - so its now on the page heading!

Crawley Bridge Club

Crawley's 50th Anniversary Party!

Congratulations to all at Crawley BC who held a party on Aug 10th to celebrate our golden jubilee.  We couldn’t let the queen have all the fun! With our inaugural meeting on 17th March 1972, this year marks 50 years of bridge for our little club and we are still going strong.  We even have a founding member (Tad) who still plays every week!

We celebrated with cake and Prosecco and lots of both! Special thanks to Sylvia S and Caroline for making all the cakes, Richard and Gordon for helping to organise the event, Helen for arranging the Prizes and Mervyn for directing the evening.

Stafford Bridge Club

The Shelley will be back in October

Plans are afoot to restart the Shelley handicapped teams competition.  The competition will take place over seven monthly sessions, each being held on the third Thursday of the month commencing on 20th October & with the final round taking place on 20th April.  Be prepared - get your teams sorted now.

Clacton Contract Bridge Club

CHARITY BRIDGE EVENT

SEPTEMBER 24th START 12.00

AT ST  CHARLES HALL

An afternoon of Chicago Bridge, lunch, prizes and a raffle in aid of a local charity

Sponsored by Clacton ACOL and Clacton Contract Bridge Clubs

£5/person, all proceeds to Charity

Regis Bridge Club

Madeira 2023 full details

I am pleased to report that we have finally arranged the details for our joint venture Bridge week with the Milton Keynes Bridge Club.

We propose to leave a wintery Heathrow on 22nd January 2023, spend a week in Madeira and return on 29th January. The prices will range from £890 per person for two adults sharing a double room. There are upgrades available and full details can be found on the MK&R Holidays website which you can find by clicking on this article. We will be emailing all those who have already paid a deposit as well as those people who have travelled with us in previous holidays.

We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding in what has been a difficult time for all of us and look forward to seeing you either on Real Bridge or face to face in the coming months.

The UK's Friendly Online Bridge Club

FREE BASIC ACOL BRIDGE LESSONS

FREE BASIC ACOL BRIDGE LESSONS

 

Bourne End Bridge Club

Aspiring to play bridge at club level?

Bourne End Bridge Club is organising a course to be held every Friday evening for 8 weeks from 7th October to 2nd December. (18th November is omitted due to hall unavailability),  The course is aimed at duplicate bridge players who wish to improve and transition to playing at club level. No bridge partner is required to enrol. 

Features of the course include:

  • Experienced tutors to help you improve
  • Hand analysis 
  • Feedback on hands played
  • Competition prizes

Our aim is to prepare players to learn and get accustomed to the slightly faster pace of play at club level. The cost is only £4 per session including refreshments. Start time 7.30 p.m. Finish time 10.30 pm.

Those completing the course will feel confident, empowered and ready to regularly play at club level.

Crowborough Bridge Club

CHICAGO SESSIONS MONDAY MORNINGS

Due to the increase in numbers, it is now necessary for players to book to avoid disappointment 

Wirral Duplicate Bridge Club

Merseyside Bridge Club are offering our members the opportunity to play at their club free of charge on Monday evenings starting play at 7 .15 pm no parking before 7 pm and Tuesdays at 1 pm seated by 12.50 p.m. . They are also offering free tea and coffee at these sessions; this arrangement is likely to continue until Christmas.

We are offering MBC a reciprocal arrangement whereby they can come to WDBC sessions so if you are intending to play on Wednesday evening please make sure you have booked your place before Tuesday as MBC members will be able to book from Tuesdays if tables are available.

At the start of our evenings the committee set up the tables, please would members help at the end of evenings to clear away.

The Sidmouth Bridge Club

♠ ♠ ♠          The Thursday Duplicate sessions will be on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month    ♦   ♣ ♣ ♣ 

 

The Thursday Duplicate sessions in September will be free - if numbers do not pick up these may have to stop

Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club

Improver Lessons

The club is pleased to announce that Myra Scott, an experienced EBU Bridge teacher, will be delivering a series of lesson courses aimed at existing players to sharpen up their bidding and play.

Each course will consist of 5 lessons. and be delivered on Tuesday Afternoons at 1.15pm.

The First Course starts on Tuesday 27th September and will focus on hands which opened 1NT; reviewing the use of Stayman and Transfers, Planning your declarer play/how to defend (working with your partner)/dealing with interference bids.

Cost per course will be £20.00 for members and £30.00 for guests. (No Table Money)

If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard or email the club at: suttoncbc@outlook.com.

Level 2 Opening Lesson

Bob Green is delivering a ‘one-off’ lesson covering ‘2-level Opening Bids’ at the club on Tuesday 6th September at 7.00pm

Everyone is welcome to attend. Normal table money applies.  Members £3.00 Guests £4.00

The lesson is intended to provide an overview of the different systems available and to reinforce and build on what was taught during previous Beginner’s courses.

Manchester Bridge Club

OUR NEXT BEGINNER'S BRIDGE COURSE WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 1.30pm  

Newark Bridge Club

Welcome to Newark Bridge Club Web Site.

Following the pandemic the Bridge Club has failed to recover sufficiently to maintain attendance. Michael Craven is to write to all members to identify a way forward.

Corbridge Bridge Club

Summer Break

Numbers attending Monday evening bridge  have fallen slightly in recent weeks such  that there has only been 3 to 4  tables. In September there are a good number  of the regulars on a Monday evening going on holiday for a week or more  so numbers likely to attend will be even  fewer.

Ashby Bridge Club

ANNUAL PRESENTATION LUNCH 13th SEPTEMBER

The good news is that the Annual Presentation Lunch will resume on 13th September after cancellations for the last 2 years. It will take place at Willesley Golf Club starting at 12.30pm with a welcome drink followed by a 3 course lunch, trophy presentations and a quiz. All this for just £10! 

Deal and Dover Bridge Club

AGM

At the AGM, it was agreed to affiliate to the EBU and increase the weekly fee to £3 with a yearly membership fee of £5.

South Cotswold Bridge Club

Beginners Bridge Club

   

 

SOUTH COTSWOLD BRIDGE CLUB 

          BEGINNERS BRIDGE COURSE

         STARTING TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2022

                                     AT THE PRIORY INN HOTEL

                                       LONDON RD, TETBURY

                   (COST £7 PER LESSON TO INCLUDE FULL NOTES, TEA OR COFFEE)

                             ALL ENQUIRIES TO JIM EDWARDS - ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION TEACHER

 

                             JIMEDWARDS811@GMAIL.COM  OR CALL 07879 400193

Abbeygate Bridge Club

SUFFOLK AUTUMN FESTIVAL – 11 September

Why not join us at Elmswell on Sunday 11 September for the Suffolk Autumn Festival.   11.00 am start; please be seated by 10.45 am.

A Bridge Day for EVERYONE with trophies in FIVE categories: Men's Pairs, Ladies' Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Veterans' (70+) Pairs plus a Handicap prize.

A two session Matchpoint Pairs event complete with Sandwich Lunch for just £16/head.

Last updated : 28th Sep 2022 10:39 BST