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The Penylan Club AGM was held in the Club on the 27th February

The supporting documents can be viewed by clicking on 'Membership' in the menu above and then on the 'Penylan' tab

 The CBC Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday the 23rd  January. To see the supporting documents click on 'Membership' in the menu above and then on the 'Bridge AGMs' tab

Olga Jinks

We are saddened to have to report the passing of dear Olga Jinks on Wednesday the 29th May after a long illness. Olga was a popular former longstanding member of Cardiff Bridge Club.

We send our sincerest condolences to Alastair and his family.

The funeral will be on Wednesday 12 June at 15:30 at the Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill Cemetery, Thornhill Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 9UA (If using satnav please use the postcode CF14 6RG)

and afterwards at the Cedar Room, Manor Parc Hotel, Thornhill Road, Cardiff CF14 9UA

Alastair has requested people not to wear black.

 
Want to join one of the biggest Bridge Clubs in Wales?
We offer a range of duplicate bridge sessions for players of all abilities, together with tuition to assist you in improving your game.
 
In addition, members and their guests can benefit from a social club with licenced bar and televised sporting events. 

To apply to become a member please contact Ray Kemp.

Telephone Number:
07503 231354 / 02920 633761

Email Address:
 
rkemp100@hotmail.co.uk
East Wales Bridge Association

Click AGM to see the minutes of the EWBA AGM held on 12th May 2024

Click HERE for the EWBA website

Welsh Bridge Union

WBU Focus Groups – you are ALL invited to come along to the first focus groups of the WBU, which will be held on Zoom. This is an opportunity to air your views and share your ideas on how the WBU can change and improve. It is also a chance for you to volunteer your time/skills to help us achieve that improvement. We welcome ex-members as well as current members – we want to hear from you all.
There are two dates set up initially: Monday 17th June – 7.00pm and Thursday 20th June – 11.00am.
The Zoom link can be found on the WBU website.
 
The Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President’s Cup 2024 will be hosted by the WWBA and is being held at the Halliwell Centre , Carmarthen on the 13th and 14th July. The EWBA is looking for pairs to represent the Area in the Perry (Open) and Spickett (Ladies) and have agreed to contribute £50 towards each participant's expenses.

Please could interested pairs contact Jennifer Wardell ato@ewba.org.uk by Wednesday, 24th April (or ASAP!)

One of the EWBA clubs will be asked if they can provide a Team to represent the Area in the President’s Cup.

WBU Newsletter: Click HERE for a link to the first of the relaunched WBU Newsletter from editor Paul Lamford. The aim is to publish the newsletter three times a year, the next one will be out in July. Enjoy.

What does the WBU do? Click HERE for a report by Ceri Pierce, the WBU Chief Executive, outlining the benefits for both individuals and clubs.

The latest changes to the EBU regulations can be found by clicking on WBU website  but a summary can be seen by clicking on 2022 WBU re rule changes.pdf and 2022 Blue Book changes simplified.pdf

Sign up to the WBU mailing list and stay informed on Bridge in Wales.

It is very easy to Register and to opt in: Go to the WBU website (click HERE) . In the Menu click on Contacts and then click on the last item there, WBU Mailing List. Complete brief details and click Subscribe.

There will be regular newsletters, the fourth of which can be accessed by clicking on 4th WBU Newsletter.

Folk Club

Penylan Folk Club

There will now be a break until September 27th although there may be one or two 'pop-up' sessions during the summer - we'll keep you informed.

The next 'pop-up' session will be at 8pm on Friday 29th June. Resident musicians Jim Barnaville & Denis O'Rourke will be joined by Imogen O'Rourke, Dan James & Bernie Kilbride of 'Burn the Fiddle' and our great floor singers.

Social Club

Make the most of your Membership

Catch the latest sport in the bar

via SKY & BTSport.

Bar Opening Times

The bar opening times (revised times from 20 April in brackets): 

Monday:  6pm (5pm) to 10.30pm

Tuesday: 6pm (5pm) to 10.30pm

Wed. to Fri.: 6pm (5pm) to 11pm

Saturday: 5pm (1pm) to 11pm

Sunday Lunch: 12noon to 3pm

Sunday Evening: 8pm to 11pm

If there are club events the bar hours may be altered

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi

at the club

for Members only.

See Bar Steward for details

Welcome to Cardiff Bridge Club
SPADETICKETS TERMINATION


IMPORTANT – ACCESS AND PAYMENT FOR CARDIFF BRIDGE CLUB SESSIONS.

Since 31/05/24, SpadeTickets does not exist.  An email has been sent to inform anyone with money still in their account at that date how much they still have. 
They have been invited to complete a document, returning it to Brian Quinlan, choosing the option that suits them best.


From 01/06/24:

  1.  All payments for Face-to-Face sessions at the Club will need to be either by card on the Club’s SumUp machine, or by cash.
     
  2. On-line RealBridge links for Monday evenings and Wednesday evenings will be available on the right-hand side of this website. 
    At the end of each month, an invoice will be sent to those who have played on-line.  Payments should then be made directly into the Club bank account, details of which will be visible on the invoice.

     
What's Occurring?

Sunday 16th June: Teams of 8 - 11am to 6pm at Gwent Bridge Academy £96 per team. We usually put in 3 teams so we need 12 pairs to sign up. Contact Liz Atkinson at liz_atkinson@btinternet.com if you are interested in taking part.

Mon 1st & Tues 2nd July: ECats Summer Charity Pairs Sim in aid of Kidney Research & the British Heart Foundation. Monday at 7pm on RealBridge and Tuesday at 7pm in the club. Members £6, Visitors £7 & under 25s £4. Help to raise lots of money for these great charities.

Sat 13th & Sun 14th July: The Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President’s Cup 2024 will be hosted by the WWBA and is being held at the Halliwell Centre , Carmarthen. See WBU box on left for more details.

Western League Bridge: The Western League is made up of 8 counties.We play 7 matches from September to April. We play online on Realbridge on a Saturday from 2pm-5.30pm. East Wales enters 3 teams: A, B & C (the starting point). Depending on numbers, you would probably play  1 or 2 matches (Jane & I played twice last year). It's a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon and if you fancy taking part in the C team then contact Richard Welsford at rtw76@sky.com

Fri 1st to Sun 3rd November: The Porthcawl Congress Returns! Main Congress and Holiday Congress - Open Pairs, Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams at the Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl. Click HERE to access the West Wales Bridge Association website for more information and entry/hotel booking form.

Bridge Courses & Supported Play: Simon, with the help of Jon, Stephen and Sooz, has developed a pathway for those new to Bridge starting with a Begin Bridge Course and leading to actual play in Club sessions. 

We now have: Begin Bridge Courses, Continuing Bridge Courses, Supported Play on Wednesday Afternoons, and Supported Play preceded by a Talk on the first Thursday of each month (restarting on 3rd October).

Beginning Bridge 10 Week Course:  Will start again in October 2024. To see what former learners have said click on Teaching Review BE..pdf and Teaching Review DB.pdf. For more details see main notice below.

Continuing Bridge 10 Week Course:  Will start again in January 2025. For more details email teaching@cardiffbridgeclub.org

Thursday Evening Bridge Talk & Play: These sessions, held on the 1st Thursday of the month, are taking a break over the summer and will resume on Thursday 3rd October.

Wednesday Afternoons Supported Play:

Would you like to improve your bridge with a friendly group of like-minded players?

All are welcome to Supported Play on Wednesdays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

See notice below for more details.

Junior Bridge Teaching has started at CBC on Tuesdays at the club from 5:30pm.

This is for players under 25 and students in full time education. See main notice below for more details

Afternoon Bridge: If you are looking for a friendly game and a cup of coffee in the daytime then we hold two sessions each week. Come and join us on Monday afternoons for Social Bridge in the Club (with free coffee and home made cakes!) starting at 1.30pm and on Thursday afternoons when play starts in the club at 2pm and is suitable for players of all standards. 

Winter League

March 14th saw the last round of this year’s Winter League.

The winners with a score of 63  - Maggie Pierce, David McAndrew, Ceri Pierce, Viking Yuen, Fu Cheung (and I think a guest appearance by Warner Soloman)

Runners Up with a score of 56  -  David Smith, Anna-Marie O’Brien, Margaret Harrop, Richard Stevenson, Gilly Clench, Stewart Anderton

The final results can be seen by clicking HERE

Bridge Talk & Supported Play

Bridge Talk & Supported Play: Held on the 1st Thursday of the month from 6.45pm to 10.00pm £5 pp payable on the night. A short talk followed by 15-18 boards where you can 'ask the expert' for help. The programme for 2024 is:

February 1st - Fourth suit forcing

March 7th  - Overcalls

April 4th - Checkback *

May 2nd - Splinter bids

June 6th - Trial bids

Summer Break: There will be a break now for the summer and we will resume on Thursday 3rd October. The topics to be covered are: Cue bidding controls,  Michaels cue bids *,  Transfer bids &  Defence to weak 2 bids *

*=Guest speaker
All are welcome.

Junior Bridge Teaching

New Junior Bridge Teaching has started at CBC on Tuesdays at the club from 5:30pm.
This is for players under 25 or students in full time education.
We currently have 16 players who are starting the EBED fast track teaching program led by our recently qualified EBED teacher Sooz Nesom(a student at Cardiff University). There is room for more students.
This initiative has been funded jointly by the WBU, the EWBA  and Cardiff bridge club to bring more young people into the world of bridge playing (the best card game in the world)
EBED(English bridge education) are also providing a free course book.
More information available at teaching@cardiffbridgeclub.org

 

Wednesday Afternoon Supported Play

Would you like to improve your bridge with friendly group of like-minded players? If so you can join our Supported Play Sessions between 2.00pm and 4.00pm every Wednesday , cost £5 per person. If you are planning to join us, you can now book ticket in advance on "Spade Tickets" via the club’website or pay on the day.

Supported Play sessions of between 16 and 20 boards give you the opportunity to play bridge in a friendly environment where you can ask for help when you are not sure about bidding a particular hand. Please try to arrive around 10 minutes early so we can set-up movement and get play started promptly at 2pm.

Bridge Tuition

10 Week BEGINNING BRIDGE COURSE will be held on Wednesdays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the Garden Room and starts in October 2024.

Continuing Bridge 10 Week Course will be held on Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the main hall and starts in January 2025. For more details email teaching@cardiffbridgeclub.org

The Beginners' and Continuing Bridge Lessons have proved to be very successful in introducing new people to our wonderful game. To see what some former learners have said about their tuition click on Teaching Review BE..pdf and Teaching Review DB.pdf

 

Courses will continue to be held at least twice a year with the aim of providing a continuous flow of beginners and new members. There is a Bridge Beginners' Lessons flyer (Click HERE) and we hope that you will arrange for them to be placed in your golf clubs, gyms and nearby shops to help to generate interest. Laminated copies can be obtained from the Bridge Office.

 You can get more information or just book your place on the 10 week course (cost £190) by emailing: teaching@cardiffbridgeclub.org

Please spread the word around. By getting people to learn to play bridge you will be doing your part in keeping the game going for many years to come and supporting your Club. You can download a more detailed flyer about the course by clicking on bridgecourseflyer-January2024.pdf

Pro-Am Teams Bridge

The Pro-Am Teams In view of falling numbers, the Pro-Am Teams is taking break until the Autumn, when hopefully there will be fewer distractions.

New Scoring System

NEW SCORING SYSTEM

We are now using iBEscore, a phone/tablet based scoring app.

To download the app go to Applestore, Googleplay or your Appstore and search for iBEscore.

The interface is clear, colourful and very user friendly. Please download and explore the app.

The HELP section of the app contains details for players on how to enter scores. You can use a smart phone if you wish but most people use the tablets that we provide.

Need a Bridge Partner?

If you need a bridge partner for one or two sessions or on a more permanent basis you can contact Ray Kemp, our Membership Secretary, and he will send an email to the members to see if someone is available and willing - no guarantee!. His contact details are:

Telephone Number: 07503 231354 / 02920 633761
Email Address:  rkemp100@hotmail.co.uk

 

Regular Events

Monday Afternoon

1:30pm-4:00pm  Social Bridge in the Club (with free coffee and home made cakes!)

Cost: £3.00 (non members £4.00) 

A Host is available if you need a partner.
 

Monday Evening 

7:00pm - 9:45pm Duplicate Bridge on RealBridge 

Cost:  £3.00 (non-members £4.00)

 

Tuesday Evening
7:00pm-10:15pm  Duplicate Pairs Bridge in the Club

Cost:  £3.00  (non members £4.00) 

 

Wednesday Afternoon (NEW)
2.00pm to 4.00pm Supported Play in the club

Cost:  £5.00 

                  

Wednesday Evening  

7:00pm - 10.00pm Duplicate Bridge on RealBridge and in the club preceded at 6.45pm by a seminar

Cost:  £3.00  (non members £4.00) 

 

Thursday Afternoon 
2:00pm - 5:15pm  Duplicate Pairs Bridge in the club

N.B. The session has a host so any member or visitor who has no partner is guaranteed a game.

Cost:  £3.00  (non members £4.00) 

 

Thursday Evening - Pro-Am Teams 4th Thursday of each month starting 28th September
7:00pm-10:15pm  Pro-Am Teams Bridge in the Club

Cost:  £3.00  (non members £4.00) 

 

 

Webmaster
Webmaster

The Webmaster is ​

David Buttrick

Any suggestions or material for this site,

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This Week's Bridge

Monday 1.30pm:Social Bridge in the Club - with free coffee and cakes

Monday 7pm: Duplicate Bridge on RealBridge

Tuesday 7.00pm: Duplicate Bridge in the Club

Wednesday 2.00pm: Supported Play in the hall 

Wednesday 7pm: Hybrid Duplicate Bridge on RealBridge and in the Club

Thursday 2pm: Duplicate Bridge in the Club

 

Results
Thursday Pairs
Wed Eve On-Line
Wednesday Eve F2F
Wed Hybrid
Tuesday eve
Monday pm
Mon Eve
Thursday Pairs
Wed Eve On-Line
Wednesday Eve F2F
Wed Eve Hybrid
Tuesday Pairs
Monday pm
Mon Eve
Thursday Pairs
Wednesday Supported Play
Wed Eve On-Line
Wed Eve F2F
Wed Eve Hybrid
Monday pm
Calendar
Thu 13th Jun 2024
Duplicate pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 2.00pm
Director: Sarah Amos
Mon 17th Jun 2024
Social Bridge: 8 mins per Board
Club 1.30pm
Director: Ian Evans
Mon 17th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 8 mins per Board
RealBridge 7.00pm
Director: Brian Quinlan
Tue 18th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 7.00pm
Director: Sarah Amos
Wed 19th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
RealBridge 7.00pm
Director: Brian Quinlan
Wed 19th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 7.00pm
Director: Angela Gilbert
Wed 19th Jun 2024
Supported Play
Club 2.00pm
Director: Simon Gottschalk
Thu 20th Jun 2024
Duplicate pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 2.00pm
Director: Sarah Amos
Mon 24th Jun 2024
Social Bridge: 8 mins per Board
Club 1.30pm
Director: Ian Evans
Mon 24th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 8 mins per Board
RealBridge 7.00pm
Director: Brian Quinlan
Tue 25th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 7.00pm
Director: Sarah Amos
Wed 26th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
RealBridge 7.00pm
Director: Brian Quinlan
Wed 26th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 7.00pm
Director: Angela Gilbert
Wed 26th Jun 2024
Supported Play
Club 2.00pm
Director: Simon Gottschalk
Thu 27th Jun 2024
Duplicate pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 2.00pm
Director: Sarah Amos
Mon 1st Jul 2024
Social Bridge: 8 mins per Board
Club 1.30pm
Director: Ian Evans
Mon 1st Jul 2024
Charity Sims
RealBridge 7.00pm
Director: Brian Quinlan
Tue 2nd Jul 2024
Charity Sims
Club 7.00pm
Director: Sarah Amos
Wed 3rd Jul 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
RealBridge 7.00pm
Director: Brian Quinlan
Wed 3rd Jul 2024
Duplicate Pairs at 7 mins per Board
Club 7.00pm
Director: Angela Gilbert