We are gradually moving towards face-to-face bridge. We have restarted weekly duplicate tournaments at the London Mindsports Centre, Hammersmith on Tuesday evenings; at Kingston Bridge Club on Thursday evenings; and at the Ruff Club in Camden (Friday evenings).
Daytime bridge on Tuesday afternoons at Chiswick Tennis Club (2.00-4.30pm) has also restarted. In contrast, Our Lady Queen of Peace on Thursday mornings is more problematic: we have not yet had the go ahead.
As the picture becomes clearer individual club websites are being updated.
Even with these re-openings, all our online games will continue until further notice.
Ned Paul Bridge is playing live on Tuesday evenings at the new London Mindsports Centre 'LMC' in Hammersmith. From January 2022 we will be playing every Tuesday from Tuesday Jnauary 4th. starting at 7.15pm. Thie game will be run in the name of New Chiswick Bridge Club and I am pleased to say many of the NCBC players have made the transition from Chiswick Tennis Club and are happy with the bigger attendance we are now getting. Find the Mindsports Centre at 21-23 Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0JD. Nearest tube Ravenscourt Park (3 minutes, but stairs) or many Hammersmith buses (alight at Ravenscourt Park Station stop in King Street). Street parking is possible but allow time. We play bridge on the ground floor with level access. There is a licensed bar for drinks, tea/coffee, and light meals, sandwiches and snacks.
Please note the 'senior' bridge client of the LMC is Young Chelsea BC. Our game is independently organised and not associated with YCBC. We aim for our game to be a welcoming social game for ALL players, intermediate and above. New players are always welcome and single players will always get a game.
The late John Balson died at the Princess Alice Hospice Esher in 2019. In March 2021 we ran a memorial bridge day in his name that raised a massive £5,000+ for the Hospice.
Here is a bridge story that typifies John. You deal and hold:
♠ A K Q 9 8 3
♥ A Q
♦ A 9 4 2
You are behind in a match you need to win and the boards are running out. You open 2♣ and partner responds 3♣, a positive response promising 8+hcp and two of the top three honours in clubs. What is your rebid and what was the late John Balson's rebid? Fot the answer click on this link.
For up-to-date Cafe Bridge News and Fixtures check out Victor Lesk's Cafe Bridge Page.
New for 2021 is the Bridgewebs 'Partner Finder' service, which you can use for any advertised online tournament.
Click the 'Find a Partner' link above. To register for the service, you will need to enter your EBU number and your email address. You will be sent a link to your private 'member's area' on this website. When activated this will allow you to choose sessions where you need a partner.
If you have difficulty registering (or do not have an EBU number yet) please send an email to Ned (email@example.com) and we will send you your number and confirm your entry in our players' list.