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Face to face has begun it's return.

Club Statistics
 
 
  Club Statistics Update Mid January 2022

A few clubs have found the winter and the pandemic uncertainty cause to close face to face. Many are former hybrid clubs going to online only. Face to face only clubs seem more resolved to keep going but one or two have become dormant.

 

Ten new clubs were added to the sample. An additional graphic is added to show the proportions within the sample, making trends clearer.

Last updated : 16th Jan 2022 13:24 GMT
  Face to Face Club Statistics
Face to Face Sessions On Offer 641
Clubs Offering Face to Face 321
   
Last updated : 16th Jan 2022 13:21 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 : 16th Jan 2022 13:32 GMT
  What are clubs offering? (Proportion of sample)
What are clubs offering? (Proportion of sample)
Last updated : 16th Jan 2022 13:37 GMT
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Weekly club web site update rate
Last updated : 3rd Jan 2022 08:44 GMT
  Club Snippets

A selection of news from club web sites and other reports

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Last updated : 2nd Jan 2022 09:01 GMT
  Club Snippets January 2022

Bailey Bridge Club

COVID RESTRICTIONS

It is expected that all members will have been fully vaccinated unless a medical condition prevents this.

Do not attend any session if you have any Covid symptoms or are feeling unwell.

Bring your own drinks and glasses.

Please use the sanitisers that will be available.

The club would like to be cash free using contactless payment by credit or debit card.  Please be prepared.

Potten Bridge Club

CLUB CLOSURE DUE TO LATEST COVID UPDATE

Given the recent surge in Covid infections we have decided to temporarily close the club for two weeks. 

We will constantly review the situation and keep members informed via email and the website.

We wish you and your families a very Happy New Year and send our best wishes to you all.  

We hope to see you all again before too long

West Midlands Bridge Club

*** ALERT - Covid Compliance ***

Please note that from Friday 10th December

MASKS must be worn when moving around the club AND when playing at the table. 

Thank you for your cooperation.  Masks will be offered Free of Charge.

Lymington Bridge Club

We have taken the difficult decision to close for face-to-face bridge until the Spring.  Our online programme continues (with some changes).

Stafford Bridge Club

ABOUT THE CLUB
ABOUT THE CLUB

Covid protective measures.

As from Monday 13.12.21 all members (unless they have an approved personal exemption) have to wear a face mask in the club at all times.

We have taken the necessary actions to enable Club sessions to be carried out with a high level of anti-covid protective measures. These include plastic screens and table covers for all tables, a heavy-duty hand sanitiser, and an inflow and outflow air quality installation.

GOOD NEWS!! The ventilation system in the club room is now fully installed and operational (Oct 2021). Fresher air is already being enjoyed and felt. We no longer need to keep windows open during face-to-face sessions in the evening, and we can face the coming winter months without fear of draughts or hypothermia! It would be good if this latest improvement encouraged a few more to return to playing at the club again.

Barnstaple Bridge Club

Revised BBC Covid rules.

 

It is critical that members adhere strictly to these RULES in order to reduce the chances of either getting or transmitting Covid. Clearly no one will become infected if no one at a session has Covid. A huge responsibility therefore falls on each and every member to minimise their chances of introducing Covid. If they should suspect after playing that they may been infectious then they MUST immediately inform all Clubs (Chair or Secretary) which they have attended recently.

Had either Taw Vale or Barnstaple been informed suitably of a members infection (apparent from Nov 9th), then Barnstaple would have cancelled its session of Nov 11th and the consequent risk to those who played on the 11th would have been avoided. 

Members are reminded of BBC's RULES in this matter which are intended to be strictly observed and have now been revised to read: 

  1. All players are expected to have been double [Covid] vaccinated or failing that have had a negative lateral flow or PCR test shortly before attending a BBC session.

  2.  Members MUST NOT attend any session if they are displaying signs of illness which might be consistent with Covid infection. If a player has ANY symptom of illness, then they should not attend the club unless that symptom COULD NOT BE Covid related.

  3. If following a session at which they have played a member realises that they may have introduced Covid then they MUST take a lateral and/or PCR test at the earliest opportunity and inform a club official IMMEDIATELY if the result is positive. 

  4.  Members MUST sanitize their hands on each entry and re-entry to the bridge room. 

  5. a)  Members should respect social distancing on entering & leaving the building, on moving between tables and particularly at the beginning and end of each session.  Session results will be made available as soon as possible but it is particularly IMPORTANT that 5b) players DO NOT APPROACH the TD & computer at the end of the session.

  6. Club officials or delegates will distribute ALL stationery and apparatus. Moving players should take their bidding box to the next table at each round. Only North should touch the Bridgemate. The movement will be a Mitchell if possible 

  7. a) The club will ensure the bridge room is well ventilated such that additional layers of clothing may be required. b) Members MUST not close or change the position of any open Window or close the inner doors.

  8. The wearing of masks remains an individual's decision.

  9. To restrict opportunities to ignore Social distancing, there will be no set refreshment break. Instead players may serve themselves at a suitable break in the play. Players should continue to observe 5) above. Wrapped biscuits only will be available from a table in the main hall. 

NB: The above rules form the core of our 'modus operandi' but may change - members will be advised through email, by phone or through this website

Members who choose to attend a bridge session must do so at their own risk and neither the Club nor its Committee accept any responsibility for any consequences of catching the virus. 

Wirral Bridge Club

Please Note: Any viral, cough or cold symptoms/or you are on treatment for a respiratory infection either prescribed, or over the counter preparations, you should not attend out of consideration for the other players

NEW - Please note we are now requiring all members to take a Rapid Lateral Flow Test prior to attending all bridge sessions and also that Facemasks are to be worn when entering venues and playing bridge.  This change will start on Wednesday 12th January, 2022 and covers both Wednesday and Saturday sessions.

Many thanks and stay safe

Allendale Bridge Club

Welcome to Allendale Bridge Club

F2F Update

We regret to advise that we have decided to cancel all F2F sessions until the end of March. We hope to restart in April. Online sessions will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Last updated : 11th Jan 2022 15:39 GMT
  Club Snippets Late December 2021

ABCD Henworth Bridge Club

An End of Year Message

An End of Year Message

I don’t think anyone will be sorry to see the end of 2021. After weeks of concern about restarting face-to-face bridge we managed to get going again in July and it was good to see faces we hadn’t seen for around eighteen months. Some of our members have, for one reason or another, decided not to return but that is understandable given the present circumstances. Nevertheless, we have managed to retain a healthy membership of around sixty and we regularly get six to eight tables at our Friday sessions.

It’s also good to see that our standard of play hasn’t suffered during lockdown with Liz and Jean-Pierre gaining the highest overall average percentage of 59.34 for the year. A commendable highest individual percentage of 69.96 was also achieved by Angela and Andrew - targets for the coming year perhaps.

 

Our Christmas party went well with the red/white wine lubricating the brain cells to the extent that perhaps the six hearts was a little too ambitious! My thanks to those of you who gave a helping hand, particularly Kyoko and Geoff for making sure we had sandwiches to soak up the wine.

I would like to say a special welcome and thanks to our new members who have joined the club. It’s always good to see new faces at the bridge table. We are always looking for new players at ABCD and if you would like to spend a pleasant afternoon in the comfort of the Henfield Hall Garden Room then you are more than welcome. A friendly, welcoming atmosphere is guaranteed. Contact details are given elsewhere on this website.

Finally, we plan to continue our sessions into the New Year and we hope to see as many of you as possible. We will, of course, keep a close eye on government guidelines and should these change we will let you know immediately. I would also like to offer an end of year Seasons Greetings to you all and hope that you keep as safe as you possibly can during these strange times.

Take care, 

Your Chairman – Roger Brindley

Kenilworth Bridge Club

URGENT STATEMENT

   **Urgent Statement 23rd December**

We have received notice that a member who played on Tuesday morning (21st December ), has tested positive for Covid.  In light of this and for the safety of all members, we have decided to close the club over the christmas period and to reopen in club on Monday 3rd January.

Government guidance is that all members who played on Tuesday morning are required to take a lateral flow test for the next 7 days.

There is no need to quarantine as long as the tests are negative.

Gateway Bridge Club

MPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

The EBU has been instructed by Government that

FACE MASKS must be worn at ALL Bridge Sessions.

Kenilworth Bridge Club

Had the HSE man drop in today to inspect us . He had a very long speech to read out about who he was and why he had come then about a dozen questions about what we were doing . Happily we were 7 tables well spaced and he seemed ok with everything . John was very annoyed with him as he was disrupting the session … he suggested he perhaps drop in at number 10 ! 

Mansfield Mechanics Bridge Club

ALPHA BETA GAMMA DELTA

OMICRON

We are an indoor venue

and therefore subject to 

The Government's Plan-B

Face coverings must be worn

at all times whilst playing Bridge

Ashford and District Bridge Club

SAFETY FIRST FOR CHRISTMAS PARTY

With the emergence of the Omnicron variant we respectfully request everyone attending the event to take a lateral flow test in advance to ensure they are non infectious. This is not compulsory, but would be a sensible precaution to protect all attendees

There will be sanitisers available at the venue

We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 21st 

Nottingham Bridge Club

COVID PRECAUTIONS

As a result of the recent change in government regulations
WEARING OF MASKS IN THE CLUB IS COMPULSORY

Otherwise, for the present we will continue as we have been doing.
We space out the tables, reduce interactions by playing Mitchell movements wherever possible,
and have windows open to aid ventilation.

We support the government’s call for all members who are able, to have a full set of vaccinations,

and to stay away and test themselves if they show any symptoms that suggest they may have caught the virus.

Whitley Bay and Tynemouth Bridge Club

  Updated Covid Procedures

The procedures for playing face-to-face at the club have been revised, in line with the latest  government regulations and advice.

Updated Covid Procedures.pdf

In particular, please note that face masks must be worn at all times.

Windermere Duplicate Bridge Club

Club Closed
Club Closed

sadBRIDGE CANCELLATION

The Committee have decided to cancel Friday  Face to Face bridge.  This will be reviewed early in the new year.

 

Hitchin Bridge Club

In accordance with current government regulations from Monday 13th December it will be obligatory to wear masks at our f2f sessions.

Farnborough (Kent) Bridge Club

ue to the planned closure of the village hall our next face to face bridge will be on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (Jackson Cup).  In the meantime we are holding online sessions on Wednesday 22nd December and Wednesday 29th December in partnership with the Mike Hampton Online Bridge Club.  For further details please see the calendar.

The committee will be keeping the public health situation under review between Christmas and the new year.  Our current expectation is that we will be back to face to face bridge on Wednesday 5th January 2022 as planned.  We will email everyone and update the calendar if this changes.

Church Stretton Bridge Club

Following government C-19(Omicron) restrictions requiring face-coverings to be worn in all village halls and community centres,

 the Bridge Club is suspended (from 10/12/21) .

The Club will re-open when these restrictions are relaxed.

Beckenham Bridge Club

  TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF FACE TO FACE BRIDGE

We are temporarily suspending face-to face bridge

because of the current Covid situation.

Next Monday, 20 December, we will play on RealBridge instead.  

The following two Mondays, 27 December and 2 January, are Bank Holidays and there be no bridge. We will then review the situation.

Maidstone Bridge Club

TO MASK OR NOT TO MASK

Some Members have asked if they now have to wear a mask at the F2F Bridge games. Following some research the answer is "NO". Why you may ask and the answer is quite straight forward. We play Bridge in an annex to a "Licensed Club" where masks are not mandatory and that applies to any area of the Club Premises. If you wish to play and wear a mask thats fine and we will do our best to ensure social distancing and sanitiser bottles will continue to be available. Our Party will go ahead on 29 December if there are no further changes to the rules and we still have some spaces. If you would like to come please let the Chairman know.

Stratford Upon Avon Bridge Club

The Club will remain open

 Coronavirus (COVID-19): update 

Face masks mandatory at bridge club

 

Following the government announcement on 8th December, all players will have to wear face coverings at the bridge club from Friday, 10th December. You can temporarily remove them when you are drinking or eating. Otherwise you must wear a face mask the whole time you are at the bridge club. ..........

Olicana Bridge Club

CLUB OPEN

We are delighted to welcome  members to f2f events in Ilkley. We have guidelines to assist those attending GUIDELINES  We require all players  to  have had both Covid vaccinations (subject to individual medical situations) and to wear masks in the club (except for appropriate exemptions). We have a modern effective ventilation system so we would encourage everyone to dress appropriately. 

Woodberry Bridge Club

WOODBERRY IS TEMPORARILY NOT PLAYING THE USUAL FACE-TO-FACE GAME AT CLAREMONT CENTRE (ignore anything below to the contrary - it just hasn't been changed!). WE WILL REVIEW THE POSITION IN EARLY 2022. THE CLUB'S ONLINE GAME WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL.Bassingham Bridge Club

Thursday 23rd December 2021

All members of Bassingham Bridge from beginners to experienced, are warmly invited to our Christmas Celebrations.  There will be fun bridge directed by Dave Williams and mulled wine with sausage rolls and mince pies.  Please come and join us!

SADLY DUE TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON COVID RESTRICTIONS THE COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS EVENT.

THE LAST BRIDGE SESSION FOR 2021 WILL BE ON THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER

Taunton Dean Bridge Club

10/12/2021

As per the recent changes to the guidelines issued by the Government this week, users of village halls are required to wear masks. So, unless you are exempt, please bring and wear a mask for the whole session from this Monday onwards.

We are still expecting to run our Christmas party on the following Monday (20/12/2021), however we are asking all attendees to bring their own glass/mug/cup (preferably plastic!). Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Avenue Bridge Club

COVID REGULATIONS

In accordance with the Governments’ new rules regarding social clubs/meetings, as from Monday 13th December, everyone coming to the Club will be required to wear a face covering for the duration of their stay. This includes everyone except those who have a medical exemption. 

 

Because of these new rules, alongside the increase in new variant COVID cases locally, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Christmas Party which was scheduled for Thursday 16th December. This will now be a Simple Systems evening, as usual.

West Midlands

*** ALERT - Covid Compliance ***

Please note that from Friday 10th December

MASKS must be worn when moving around the club AND when playing at the table. 

Thank you for your cooperation.  Masks will be offered Free of Charge.

Amity Bridge Club

FACE MASKS

Government guidelines require the compulsory wearing of face masks in public areas from 10th December.

we therefore ask you all to comply with this.  Face masks or visors are acceptable, unless you are exempt.

In consideration of all members, please do not attend, if you don't wish to comply.  This is a huge setback

for all of us and we know that wearing a mask for 3 hours, especially if you wear glasses, is not comfortable.

We can however go to a disco or nightclub and make whoopee without a mask!!  Perhaps if we start our bridge 

session with some disco dancing, that will be ok

Stafford Bridge Club

News Flash - Face Coverings

13.12.21. Following guidance from the government given on 10th December Michael Terry & Carol (chair, captain and secretary) decided, in order to conform with the regulations, that  all members (unless they have an approved personal exemption) will have to wear a face mask in the club at all times

As at 9 p.m. 13/12/21 it is confirmed that the lesson on Thursday 16th December will be going ahead, Club Officers deem it to be well within the spirit of the latest requirements and guidelines.

South Bucks Bridge Club

December and January Plans

Face-to-Face Bridge Suspended from 13th December until February

In the present uncertain situation, Regulations and Recommendations
affecting face-to-face Bridge are likely to change at short notice.
In view of the  latest Government advice, we are suspending
 all Face-to-Face events for the week commencing 13th December. 
They will not recommence before the beginning of February 2022. 

Warrington Bridge Club

New Covid Rules

Unfortunately, because of concerns on the Omicron variant, it is now obligatory by law as of 10th December to wear a face mask in certain indoor settings, including Members’ Clubs. Until further notice, members are advised to bring a face mask and wear it whenever practicable.

Our existing precautions, requiring everyone to be double-vaccinated plus booster (unless specifically exempt), to use the hand sanitisers provided, and to stay away if having any Covid-like symptoms, remain unchanged.  

Merseyside Bridge Centre

Latest News

FACE MASKS

TO COMPLY WITH EBU AND GOVERNMENT COVID GUIDELINES WE REQUIRE ALL MEMBERS PLAYING F2F BRIDGE TO WEAR FACE MASKS. 

Chorley Bridge Club

Covid Bridge Rules

CHORLEY BRIDGE CLUB - COVID REGULATIONS for MEMBERS and VISITORS

13th December 2021

Due to the governments revised COVID REGULATIONS the Committee

recommend that you wear face masks whilst in the club house at all

times, with the exception,  of taking a drink. Also please refresh yourselves

with the current regulations regarding COVID as shown on the club website 

Welwyn Garden City

Change to Club's Covid Measures Documents

Please note our Covid measures documents for Mill Green and King George V have changed to reflect the Government's mandatory requirement to wear face masks whilst indoors. A copy for each venue can be found below:

Clitheroe Bridge Club

+++++ COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS +++++

Would members and guests wishing to visit Clitheroe Bridge club please be aware that from the 10th December face masks or visors are mandatory.

Cheltenham Bridge Club

Extended Christmas Break from F2F Bridge 

Following the Government's decision to move to Plan B covid restrictions, the committee has decided that the best course of action is to extend the Christmas Break with effect from the start of tomorrow, 10th December. The clubhouse will remain closed until early January. 

We hope you will be able to join us for fun at our online Christmas Party on the 17th and look forward to seeing you in your best Christmas head gear.

Wishing you all you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Wimbledon Bridge Club

 
COVID UPDATE

I   am sure you will be pleased to know the club & bar intend to remain open, however in the interests of caution we are requesting all of our members & visitors wear facemasks. I would remind you please don't come to the club if you feel unwell in any way.

Aylesbury Aces

Urgent - Please Read - Temporary Return to Online Bridge

Following the move by the Government to "Plan B", the uncertainty about the impact of the new variant and the approach of Christmas the committee have decided to temporarily go back to online bridge for the next two weeks.  With the wellbeing of our members in mind we are being cautious at this difficult point of the pandemic.  It is hard to know what to do for the best.

The club sessions on December 14th and 21st will now take place on Realbridge and not at Buckingham Park.  No session is planned for December 28th but, unless the situation changes, face to face bridge will restart at Buckingham Park on January 4th.

We understand that some of you do not want to play online and will be disappointed by this decision.  Face to face attendance has been declining and this seems the best way to ensure that it is possible to run a session.  Most local clubs have made a similar decision.

If you haven't played on Realbridge before we encourage you to give it a try - there is helpful information on the club and Realbridge websites.

The committee really hope that this is the last change we need to make and we can go back to normal early in 2022.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you soon either online or at the bridge table.

 

Best wishes

Aylesbury Aces Committee

Chelmsford Bridge Club

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣    Face-to-Face Bridge Suspended  ♣ ♦ ♥  

*** Hamptons Sports & Leisure Centre CM2 9FH***

We continue to offer a range of online bridge using BBO & RealBridge

We have Duplicate and Other Bridge Sessions for all standards of play - see details below

Refer to the Current Schedule and Calendar for details of dates/times

First Class Bridge

Club Sessions & Supervised Sessions

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED

FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS AS BERNIE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID. 

THE ONLINE SESSIONS RUN AS NORMAL.

Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club

COVID-19 Restrictions and Requirements at F2F Sessions

Face Masks Now Required at SCBC F2F Sessions

(Click on the Title Header above for all Club Restrictions and Measures)

From 10 December, face coverings are required by law in most indoor settings. Click here for more information.

It is clear that our club premises fall within the remit of this legislation.

In consequence everyone attending our F2F sessions MUST now wear a mask while on the premises AND while playing.

A22 Friendly Bridge Club

COVID AND BRIDGE

The Omicron Covid variant seems to be of extra concern. Bridge at the club will continue until further notice, but we must be cautious, and my advice (based on no new evidence) is to wear a mask while indoors. No compulsion.

A list of future holidays can be viewed by clicking on the right-hand box. The dates are confirmed, but subject to sudden changes in government regulation. Isle of Wight prices are now shown.

Ashby Bridge Club

CHANGES TO PLAYING ARRANGEMENTS

CHANGES TO COMPETITIONS AND PLAYING ARRANGEMENTS

 Due to changes in Government guidelines the committee have taken the decision to postpone the Christmas Cup and the Gordon Grimley Trophy competitions until next year. In addition ALL Duplicate Bridge will be held on line on BBO until further notice. Whilst this will please some of our members and not others it is necessary to ensure the well being of all our members.

Kettering Bridge Club

Masks

As from Friday 10th December it will necessary for people to wear masks when playing at the club.

Brighton Central

BRIGHTON CENTRAL BRIDGE CLUB
BRIGHTON CENTRAL BRIDGE CLUB

Welcome to Brighton Central Bridge club at Patching Lodge

Please feel free to contact us at any time,

LIFELINES HAS DECIDED TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ALL ACTIVITIES AND ARE NOTFYING ALL BRIGHTON CENTRAL BRIDGE PLAYERS SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS ESPECIALLY FOR NEWS OF WHEN WE RE-START 

Doncaster Bridge Club

FACE MASKS

UNDER NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES (PLAN B) FACE MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT THE BRIDGE CLUB FROM 10TH DECEMBER 2021.PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASKS AND ADHERE TO THIS REQUIREMENT.

Southport Bridge Club

CLUB CLOSURE

The Government's Plan B Covid restrictions require mask wearing at the club. The directors believe this would be problematic for many of our members, including the directors, therefore we have decided not to run any further face to face sessions after Thursday 9th December until the end of the year.

This is a fast moving situation and we will review the situation as and when there is any change in the regulations.

Merry ( Bridgeless) Christmas

Bookham Bridge Club

Welcome to Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club
Welcome to Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club

Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.  We normally play duplicate bridge on Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Old Barn Hall.  The Club is an affiliated member of the EBU. 

The club was closed for 18 months as a result of the pandemic but following a reopening on September 16th is currently running F2F sessions on Thursdays and online sessions on Monday afternoons.

Please Note: In view of the latest developments concerning the Covid pandemic we remind all members who are playing face to face at the Barn Hall that we would expect that they will have been double, ideally triple, jabbed and more importantly that they will have taken a lateral flow test, receiving a negative result, earlier on each Thursday that they are attending. ►More F2F information

Christchurch Bridge Club

New Face to Face Session

Please note as a result of the latest government requirements face masks will be required when playing in this venue until further notice.

A new Club Face to Face session has been arranged for Friday afternoons at the St Ambrose Church Hall  72 West Cliff Road Westbourne BH4 8BE. The Hall is at the rear of the Church.

Non members welcome.

Please arrive at 2.10pm for a start at 2.30pm and finish by 5.00pm.

Lymington Bridge Club

We have taken the difficult decision to close for face-to-face bridge until the Spring.  Our online programme continues (with some changes).

Buckingham Bridge Club

Buckingham Bridge Club - Face-to-Face

We are now playing bridge face-to-face on our club nights every Monday. While we do not intend to stop playing face-to-face, we are aware of the continued threat posed by Covid-19.   Should it ever be necessary we will revert to playing on line. If we have to play online we will advise you on this website.

Grange Over Sands Bridge Club

Sessions Cancelled till January

The Committee has decided to cancel our Tuesday night sessions until the New Year.  We don't currently have the numbers to make the sessions viable, and the spread of the new Covid variant means it's unlikely many more members will be tempted back to F2F bridge in the coming weeks.

We will reassess the situation in the New Year. 

ABC Anders Bridge Club

29 November 2021

NO face-to-face bridge in December 2021

Due to the latest development and new guidelines re facemasks and social distancing, we have decided to NOT run our normal duplicate pairs and supervised sessions at the Polish Club the coming month.

Instead there will be an option to play bridge-on-line via RealBridge. Please send me an email, evawallen@btinternet.com, if you are interested in taking part.

The aim is to re-open the club again on 5 January 2022. Will keep you updated and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Crewkerne

CORONA VIRUS - IMPORTANT NEWS

Monday 29 November 

After careful consideration your Committee have decided to hold Bridge at the Crewkerne BC starting usual time of 7pm. May I request that if you are planning to attend, please conduct a Lateral Flow test during the day and if there is any doubt on the result, do not turn up. Feel free to wear masks and we would ask that you sanitise your hands regularly during the evening. 

Chesham Bridge Club

Face to Face Bridge suspended

Regretfully, we have made the decision to suspend Face to Face Bridge at the Town Hall with immediate effect (28 October 2021). We have been subsidising the rent of the Community Hall from club funds since the beginning of August, but we can no longer afford to continue with only two or three tables. The Committee will review the situation at the end of February and we may be able to resume in March if we get enough support from the members.  In the meantime, you are invited to pay Online Bridge organised by our friends at Ashley Green Bridge Club, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings.  Please see their website for more information.

Cheltenham Bridge Club

CBC Regular Events 

Our regular sessions at the Club, on BBO, and RB (RealBridge)

Now that we are playing at the club and we can get out and about, our members are prefering to play at the Club on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

BBO games on Tuesday and Friday evenings suspended.  

We look forward to seeing you at our other games.

Richmond Bridge Club

What a lovely note from ED SCERRI
What a lovely note from ED SCERRI

I was a little dubious about returning to face-to-face bridge, not only because of covid issues, but also because I dislike playing in games with small fields where boards are only played four or five times. I was very pleasantly surprised therefore when I showed up at Richmond on a Friday afternoon, and found eleven tables in play, a very pleasant atmosphere, and excellent covid protocols in place. I congratulate Julia and the trustees on their efforts and hope that full confidence will soon return to those 'holding off' so that the club may return to full capacity.

I, for one, am looking for an excuse to make another trip to Richmond soon 😀. 

 All the best, Ed

Danetre Bridge Club

Temporary return to On-Line Bridge

This week, and for a few weeks, we are replacing f2f bridge with RealBridge sessions. The Bowls Club is reporting several cases of Covid and returning to on-line will give our members added protection.

Please log in through the website as we did before and join by 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

We hope that you will join us.

Any queries please don’t hestitate to reply. We will return in the flesh asap.

Collier Row Bridge Club

COLLIER ROW BRIDGE CLUB – IMPORTANT NOTICE

In recent months the Committee has worked very hard to try to restart Collier Row bridge club on a face to face basis. Unfortunately it has proved impossible to generate more than 2 tables, indeed sometimes fewer than 8 players are available meaning that the session has to be cancelled at short notice. Clearly it is not feasible to run a bridge club on this basis. However, rather than simply abandon all efforts, resulting in the permanent loss of one of the last bridge clubs in the Havering area, the Committee has decided instead to suspend activities with effect from 5th November 2021 until the end of February 2022. In the meantime we will circulate the secretaries of all local bridge clubs to let them know that our premises remain available. We are aware that certain bridge clubs have been unable to restart on a face to face basis as they no longer have available venues. Taking over as the NRCA bridge section could be an attractive option for a club in this position. Being a section of the NRCA rather than a completely standalone Bridge Club means that the venue is cost free. To become members of the club, individuals simply join the NRCA. The table money of £3.50 per session is turned over in its entirety to the NRCA and any expenses of the club are met by the NRCA. Members benefit from free onsite parking and a subsidised licensed bar.

Arden Bridge Club

TUESDAY EVENING BRIDGE

The number of people coming to our Tuesday events is now improving steadily with 6 and half tables on Nov 16th. This is good news and we will be continuing to support these events and review the situation where necessary. The new windows at the institute installed during the last lockdown make providing ventillation to the room much easier and in addition the heating is working efficiently so the rooms are comfortably warm. We are still not providing half-time refreshments but will review this at our next committee meeting.

As always if you have any comments or suggestions we can be contacted at: ardenbc@gmail.com

 

Monday Afternoon Bridge

Our trial of Monday afternoon bridge sessions has proven popular with seven and half tables on each of the two test days so we are to recommence these sessions formally from Nov 1st.

Cheltenham Bridge Club

Steady as She Goes.....

Good news, 

The café in the basement of the club is now available for players to take their breaks.  As a result of extraction fans running full time in the basement, the air exchange is now easily within the acceptable range.  Further tests are being run in the Derek Rue Training room and a separate extractor fan will be installed there around the 19th of November.  

While Covid numbers in Cheltenham have decreased significantly over the past two weeks, the rates are still quite high.  Please continue to take personal responsibility to keep yourself and others safe.

What you can do to help the club and its members?  We encourage you to:

  • Stay home if you are at all unwell. (colds, flu and Covid all threaten our members)
  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a mask when you are not eating or drinking
  • Get your booster jab as soon as you can

Avonside Bridge Club

TUESDAY EVENINGS

Please note that from now until sometime in March, all Tuesday evening F2F sessions are cancelled due to lack of support. Unfortunately, it is not possible to move this session to Tuesday afternoon as there isn't a big enough time slot available. Friday afternoon sessions will continue to run as they are at present, play starting at 2.15pm.          Committee, 7th November 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Stratford upon Avon Bridge Club

 
Club reopening Monday 8th November 2021

Remember to send/bring double jab confirmation if it's the first session at the club that you have attended this year.

Club reopening Monday 8th November 2021

Following a 2-week closure due to two members testing positive for Covid, we will be reopening the club on Monday 8th November.

 

We will continue the suspension of Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions until the end of November. Due to the unavailability of TDs, we will not be running the last 2 Thursday evening sessions (18th & 25th) in November. ..........

 

Poulton Bridge Club

COVID REGULATIONS

TO ENSURE THAT POULTON BRIDGE CLUB CAN CARRY ON PLAYING FACE TO FACE, THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL THE MEMBERS THAT WE STILL HAVE TO HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION WHEN WE ARE PLAYING.

THE WINDOWS WILL BE OPENED.  

THE HEATING IS ON, BUT WE REQUEST THAT MEMBERS DRESS APPROPRIATELY AND BRING A SWEATER/SCARF TO PUT ON ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE SEATED AT THE SOUTH END OF THE ROOM NEAR TO THE EXIT DOOR.

IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL OPTION TO WEAR A MASK.

DURING PARTICUALARLY COLD OR WINDY WEATHER, THE WINDOWS SHOULD BE OPEN DURING PLAY.  

ON CLEMENT AFTERNOONS, THE BACK DOOR MAY BE LEFT OPEN.  

PLAYING IS A MATTER OF CHOICE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL, BUT THE CLUB IS DUTY BOUND TO MITIGATE THE RISKS AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE.

THE CLUB HAS A FRESH AIR FACILITY WHICH HAS BEEN SERVICED. IN THE MAIN ROOM  AIR IS SET TO BE BROUGHT IN AND TAKEN OUT.  (THIS WILL BE PROGRAMMED BY THE TD)

IN THE TEACHING ROOM IT CAN BE SET TO EITHER BRING AIR IN OR TAKE IT OUT (THIS WILL BE SET BY THE TEACHERS)

Wantage Bridge Club

Venue for face-to-face sessions

We have recently circulated an email message to all members for whom we have an email address, asking you to vote on our venue for future bridge sessions. If you have not received a copy and believe you should have, please contact Alan Grunwald before voting closes on November 13.

Basingstoke Bridge Club

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ CLUB QUESTIONNAIRE - Where do we run our Sessions   - we need your views ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ 

As we move into Winter it is important for the club to find the best balance of online and face to face sessions.  It is the desire of the club to play as much face to face as possible but we understand that this is not the wish of everyone.  One possibility is to play Face to Face bridge during the day and online during the evenings.  We would therefore welcome your views on:

  • Playing F2F during the day and online in the Evenings as a concept
  • All day sessions to start at 1pm and evening sessions to start at 7pm (a change in current timings)
  • Whether you might be interested in more sessions.  We have the following slots free -  Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday Afternoon and Friday afternoon.
  • Would you be interested in a hybrid session - ie playing online or F2F at the same session.  This would be subject to numbers.

We really welcome your input.

Broadstairs Bridge Club

Coronavirus Update

Wednesday evening face-to-face bridge will stop after November 10th.

For health reasons we do not have enough directors and scorers to run the Wednesday games so the committee has decided to suspend the evening face-to-face games until next year when we will reconsider.

We will restart playing online on Wednesday 10th November when the same boards will be played online and face-to-face and you will be able to see the scores of the separate sections and the scores combined which will be used to award the enhanced masterpoints.

Lavender Bridge Club

***** Face to Face Bridge Very Successful. *****

Face to face sessions have continued successful. Many thanks to all - please keep it up. 

We have been asked by the library to observe certain conditions:

  • The tables will be spaced as far apart as possible. 
  • Entrance and exit to the hall will be via the French windows which will be kept open.
  • Sanitiser, wipes, masks and gloves will be available. (The wearing of masks is optional but please be kind and wear them if asked by opponents)!
  • At the break a tray of sandwiches/cakes will be served to the tables..
  • Tea and coffee will be available all afternoon, but we will use sachets of coffee/tea, sugar/sweetener etc.
  • We would be grateful if everyone could bring the correct money. £5 on Friday and £6 on Wednesday.
  • The use of the library loos remains the same.

In order to organise the catering, it would be helpful if members could email/phone us to say they will be coming. Many thanks. Hopefully these restrictions will not last long.

 

 

Last updated : 2nd Jan 2022 09:06 GMT
  Latest Full Club Collated Data
Total in Database 600  
Of which EBU Affiliated  334 56%
Of EBU Top 50 (2019) 50 8%
     
More than 100,000 website visits in last year 72 12%
20,000 -  100,000 website visits in last year 135 23%
Less than 20,000 website visits in last year 352 59%
No count of visits available 42 7%
     
Own Premises 80 13%
Shared Community 507 85%
Other 13 2%
EBU Busiest Ladder 2019/20 50 8%
     
Club Offer = Hybrid Event 7 1%
Club Offer = Hybrid Club 76 13%
Club Offer = Face to Face 233 39%
Club Offer = Online 138 23%
Club Offer = School 9 2%
Club Offer = Dormant 121 20%
Club Offer = Defunct? 16 3%
Total Classified 600
Face to Face Sessions On Offer 641  
Clubs Offering Face to Face 321 54%
Offering at least one online 225 38%
     
Clubs Offering BBO Competitions 131 22%
Clubs Offering RealBridge Competitions 109 18%
Clubs Offering Bridge Club Live  Comps   0%
Total Online Club Sessions Weekly 48  
Club Bridge Base Online Sessions 275  
Club RealBridge Online Sessions  193  
Club Bridge Club Live Online Sessions 40  
Club StepBridge Live Online Sessions 5  
Club Online Sessions Other Platform 3  
Highly Active (>100,000 visits annually) 72 12%
Average Online Sessions weekly 232.25 3.23
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 174.5 0.75
Face to Face Sessions Under Discussion 0 0%
%Weeks Web Site Updated 54%  
EBU Affiliated 65 90%
Medium Active (20,000-100,000) 135 23%
Average Online Sessions weekly 184.5 1.37
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 161.25 1.19
Face to Face Sessions Under Discussion 0 0%
%Weeks Web Site Updated 26%  
EBU Affiliated 97 72%
Low Active (<20,000) 352 59%
Online Sessions weekly 80.5 0.23
Face to Face Sessions Weekly 256 0.73
Face to Face Under Discussion 115 33%
%Weeks Web Site Updated 14%  
EBU Affiliated 147 42%
Club Governance    
Unincorporated Asociation 244 41%
Limited Companies 17 3%
Proprietors 27 5%
CIO 7 1%
Non Limited Business 1 0%
Section of Multi Activity Club 18 3%
Informal Association (No constitution published) 149 25%
Status Not Recorded Yet 123 21%
Club Web Site Host    
BridgeWebs  567 95%
Pianola 10 2%
Community 3 1%
U3A 2 0%
BridgeCloud 2 0%
Clubs4UK 1 0%
Last updated : 16th Jan 2022 13:39 GMT