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Club Statistics
 
 
  Find a club offering Face to Face

  More than 90% of Bridge Clubs are listed on BridgeWebs  

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Last updated : 28th Jan 2024 14:04 GMT
  Face to Face Club Summary (From "crude" count of 822 clubs)
Face to Face Sessions On Offer 1216
Clubs Offering Face to Face 643
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 14:53 GMT
  ♥  Club Statistics Update 25th February 2024 ♥ 
The number of clubs in the database has risen to 822.
The number of club face to face sessions noted on all 822 is
1,216

 
The number of club sessions analysed in detail has reached 1002 (from 332 clubs).
The detail captures day of week, time of day and the average number of tables in the last three sessions.
 
Dormant and defunct clubs are forming a big section (4% and 13%), they are now excluded from data about active clubs.

New defunct and dormant clubs are being included as they come to light to try and assess the long term impact of Covid.
My estimate would be that 25% of clubs that were active pre-covid have folded. Smaller weekly clubs were hardest hit.
Many clubs are almost back to pre-covid levels, but most are around 50-60%. Many clubs have critically low table numbers.
 
It is still clear that weekday morning sessions, where offered, are popular!
 
Most proportions are steady. There is still a slight rise in clubs offering Face to Face sessions as opposed to offering online only, or a mixture of face to face and online.
 
There is also a slight shift upwards to £3 as table money, though £2.50 remains the typical sum.
 
 
♥  Club Statistics Update 25th February 2024 ♥ 
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 14:55 GMT
  Some Analysis of F2F Average Table Numbers by Venue Type
F2F Average Tables   Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    AM PM Eve AM PM Eve AM PM Eve AM PM Eve AM PM Eve AM PM Eve AM PM Eve
All Clubs F2F 6.71 8.6 7.1 6 10 7.0 6 9 8 6 9 7 6 9 7 5   7.36 5   8 4
EBU Clubs F2F  6.94                                          
Non Affilialted Clubs F2F 6.36                                          
Dedicated Premises 7.66                                          
Shared Community 6.45                                          
Section 5.58                                          
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 14:57 GMT
  Club Sessions, F2F and Online, by Day and Time
Club Sessions, F2F and Online, by Day and Time

 

Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 14:58 GMT
  What are clubs offering? (By actual numbers)
What are clubs offering? (By actual numbers)

Web sites are checked on a rota basis addressing last inspected first. These figures are updated once a fortnight.
The time between reviews of each club is about a year.
A few new clubs are added in each fortnight.

 

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.

 

Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 14:59 GMT
  Face to Face Table Numbers ALL Clubs by Day and Time
Face to Face Table Numbers ALL Clubs by Day and Time
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 15:00 GMT
  What are clubs offering? (Proportion of sample)
What are clubs offering? (Proportion of sample)
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 15:00 GMT
  Club Venue Types
Club Venue Types
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 15:00 GMT
  Club Governance
Club Governance
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 15:01 GMT
  Club Member Table Money
Club Member Table Money
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 15:01 GMT
  Latest Full Club Collated Data
Total in Database 822  
Of which EBU Affiliated  409 50%
Of EBU Top 50 (2019) 49 6%
     
More than 100,000 website visits in last year 124 15%
20,000 -  100,000 website visits in last year 343 42%
Less than 20,000 website visits in last year 286 35%
No count of visits available 69 8%
     
Dedicated Premises 60 9%
Shared Community 541 79%
Section of Multi Purpose Sports or Social Club 26 4%
Shared Bridge Venue 8 1%
Holiday Venues 1 0%
Private 7 1%
Online Only 45 7%
     
Club Offer = Hybrid Event 8 1%
Club Offer = Hybrid Club 152 18%
Club Offer = Face to Face 470 57%
Club Offer = Online 49 6%
Club Offer = School 9 1%
Club Offer = Dormant 30 4%
Club Offer = Defunct? 104 13%
Total Classified 822
Face to Face Sessions On Offer 1216  
Clubs Offering Face to Face 643 78%
Offering at least one online 221 27%
     
Clubs Offering BBO Competitions 112 14%
Clubs Offering RealBridge Competitions 120 15%
Clubs Offering Bridge Club Live  Comps   0%
Total Online Club Sessions Weekly 414  
Club Bridge Base Online Sessions 197  
Club RealBridge Online Sessions  192  
Club Bridge Club Live Online Sessions 11  
Club StepBridge Live Online Sessions 2  
Club Online Sessions Other Platform 12  
Highly Active (>100,000 visits annually) 124 15%
Average Online Sessions weekly 191.5 1.54
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 450 2.35
Face to Face Sessions Under Discussion 0 0%
     
EBU Affiliated 104 84%
Medium Active (20,000-100,000) 343 42%
Average Online Sessions weekly 129.25 0.38
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 471 1.37
Face to Face Sessions Under Discussion 0 0%
     
EBU Affiliated 195 57%
Low Active (<20,000) 286 35%
Online Sessions weekly 35 0.12
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 218.25 0.76
Face to Face Under Discussion 53 19%
     
EBU Affiliated 86 30%
Club Governance    
U3A 18 3%
Limited Companies 19 3%
CIO 23 3%
Proprietors 38 6%
Section of Multi Activity Club 28 4%
Status Not Recorded Yet 19 3%
Informal Association (No constitution published) 263 39%
Unincorporated Asociation 293 43%
Club Web Site Host    
BridgeWebs  672 98%
Pianola 9 1%
Community 3 0%
U3A 2 0%
BridgeCloud 2 0%
Clubs4UK 1 0%
Teaching Activity
Club Home Pages reviewed for Teaching Information  697
Home page shows no current activity 445 63.85%
Clubs will be counted multiple times:  
Club offers Rubber 1 0.80%
Club offers Chicago 5 4.00%
Beginners Lessons 141 112.80%
Improvers  Lessons 118 94.40%
Advancers Lessons 7 5.60%
Practice 48 38.40%
Tasters 2 1.60%
Private Lesson 2 1.60%
BFA 3 2.40%
EBS 1 0.80%
FastTrack 5 4.00%
Refresher 6 4.80%
Page refers learners to named teacher 53 42.40%
Club Home Page Names Teacher(s) 124
No teacher name yet recorded 699
Table Money 538
£1.00 17 3%
£1.50 30 6%
£2.00 135 25%
£2.50 89 17%
£3.00 167 31%
£3.50 21 4%
£4.00 42 8%
£4.50 2 0%
£5.00 18 3%
>£5.00 17 3%
Table Money (EBU Affiliated) 303
£1.00 2 0%
£1.50 10 2%
£2.00 57 11%
£2.50 63 12%
£3.00 102 19%
£3.50 17 3%
£4.00 31 6%
£4.50 2 0%
£5.00 12 2%
>£5.00 7 1%
Table Money (Not EBU Affiliated) 235
£1.00 15 3%
£1.50 20 4%
£2.00 78 14%
£2.50 26 5%
£3.00 65 12%
£3.50 4 1%
£4.00 11 2%
£4.50 0 0%
£5.00 6 1%
>£5.00 10 2%
Last updated : 25th Feb 2024 15:01 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 : 28th Jan 2024 14:44 GMT
  Club Snippets June - December 2023

Bedford No Fear

Sunday Evening Bridge Sessions

Hi Everybody,

It is with regret I have to advise you all that, due to a serious lack of numbers, we have decided to suspend the current Sunday Evening Bridge Meetings held at Biddenham Village Hall.

For most weeks since the pandemic our numbers have been between two and three tables and that does not even cover the base costs. We had hoped we would start to see some regular growth by now but sadly that has not happened. Most people do not enjoy playing with such low numbers as it lacks variety and restricts movement.

We plan to try to start it again in the new year when we hope to have in place a players booking in sytem whereby we will know in advance the numbers and we will be in a position to manage a people shortfall more effectivly. Ideally we would like to see a minimum of four tables on a regular basis. We cannot sustain a club meeting with less 16+ people as I am sure you all appreciate.

This email has been sent to all the players that have supported the Sunday club meetings over the last 5 months but if you know of someone who has not received it please pass it on or let me know and I will contact them directly.

We will try again in the new year and thank you for your support since the pandemic.

Regards

Peter Cullum

Cheltenham

Join us on Friday 8th December for our Christmas Celebration 

This is fully booked, there is a Reserve List available via the Calendar

Welwyn Garden City

The club is offering a L4 Christmas session on Tuesday 19 December at 10am @ KGV, this is for members only, please click here to sign up

THE CHRISTMAS SESSION IS FULL

After the bridge session, there is a members' lunch at Grove Pub, Hall Grove, WGC, AL7 4PH, please click here to sign up

THE CHRISTMAS LUNCH IS FULL

Bannersgate

November 2023

Bulletin

PLEASE NOTE !

Bannersgate Bridge Club was recently closed due to lack of membership numbers, following the Covid outbreak.

The committee would like to thank those members who have supported the club over the years and hope they find other ways to continue playing.

Apple Bridge Club

November 2023

1989 Bridge Club (Reigate)

July 2023

IT WAS VERY PLEASING TO SEE 10 TABLES ON THURSDAY EVENING THE HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC. LET'S AIM TO KEEP THE NUMBERS UP TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF THE CLUB.

Blackheath Bridge Club

We are back..! 

We held our AGM on Weds 25th January. Among other things, we voted to remain affiliated to the English Bridge Union. We have also had a changing of the guard, with Rosemary Lloyd taking over as Treasurer. We wish Ron Andrews all the best and many thanks for his 30 years in the role.

Onwards.. we are regularly getting 6 or 7 tables on Wednesday afternoons and we are hoping for more yet.. we've had to order some more handsets to cope with the increase in numbers and we're loving it..!

Our duplicate session is every Wednesday, starting at 1pm for 1.15 (approx. 3 and a quarter hours ).

We also meet every Thursday, starting at 6pm for 6.15. 

On Thursday evenings unfortunately we've been unable to get sufficient numbers to play duplicate but there has been a recent surge of interest from new members. Until there are enough members to play duplicate, members have simply enjoyed playing bridge face to face again with  other pleasant members. Please get in touch with Ivy Mcgeorge if you are interested in swelling the numbers.  I.mcgeorge3@ntlworld.com

Last updated : 12th Dec 2023 09:00 GMT