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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

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 or to renew your membership.
Click on :Shop/Membership
East Wales Bridge Association

Click HERE for the EWBA website

Welsh Bridge Union

WBU National Mixed Pairs: Sunday 28th April at 11am at Gwent Bridge Academy click HERE for details and entry form

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 is on Friday 24th May at 8pm in the hall. Imogen O'Rourke, Dan James & Bernie Kilbride of 'Burn the Fiddle' will be playing as will our resident musician Jim Barnaville and our usual range of talented floor singers. Be there by 7.45pm to secure a seat.

Social Club

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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


Free Wi-Fi

at the club

for Members only.

See Bar Steward for details

Bridge Lessons

Cardiff Bridge Club does not accept responsibility for Bridge Tuition advertised on this site that is not presented by Cardiff Bridge Club.


To read what some former learners have said about the tuition they have received click on Teaching Review BE..pdf and Teaching Review DB.pdf

Bridge Teacher
Bridge Teacher

Simon Gottschalk

Simon is a Welsh International, one of the first players to be certified to teach Bridge by the English Bridge Union (EBU).

Simon says:  "I learned bridge at school in the 1970's and then played regularly at University. After staring my IT career with ICL in the late 1970's I was fortunate to meet-up with a group of like minded bridge players based at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London. We played a lot of bridge !  I attended one of the first EBU Teaching Courses in 1981 (bridge A-level) and afterwards taught bridge for a South London Adult Education Authority. I then taught bridge privately for a few months alongside setting-up my own IT business in 1984 -which involved delivering software programming training courses. More bridge followed until the early 1990's when new demands of family life, work and immigration to South Wales reduced bridge activities to a bare minimum. However, from 2004 I started playing bridge events again. I delivered a series of "Bridge Rules" talks for Cardiff Bridge Club and during the COVID pandemic I tried to keep people entertained by delivering short online "Bridge Talks" on a variety of topics. In 2018 I made my first Welsh International Seniors team appearance.    In 2021 I attended the EBED "Teach the Bridge Teachers" course and following on I have delivered both the EBED Beginning Bridge and Continuing Bridge courses for Cardiff Bridge Club.".



Bridge Teacher
Bridge Teacher

Brian Quinlan

Brian is an experienced club/congress player, certified to teach Bridge by the English Bridge Teaching Association (EBTA).

Brian says:  "I learned Bridge in the 1970’s, played for 5 years, first ACOL, then the Italian Blue Club system.  Work and family then took me away from the game for 28 years.  When I retired to France, I played the French system (in French) for 3 years before moving in 2010 to South Wales where I relearned ACOL.
EBTA qualified in 2016, I mainly teach those who understand the basics or are returning to the game after an absence and want to improve their game.  Since Covid, my teaching has been on-line through RealBridge.
I would encourage anyone to play this fascinating card game.  It can be fun at a social level and rewarding to master the competitive nuances of both bidding and play at Club level and above.

Bridge Teacher
Bridge Teacher

Sarah Amos

Sarah has been teaching bridge to beginners, improvers and more experienced players for over 25 years (she was very young when she started). She says:

"I have had so much enjoyment from the game over the years, that I am always really pleased if I can pass on my enthusiasm.  

Wednesday afternoons will be structured with a short teaching session followed by themed hands designed to improve all aspects of your game".


Bridge Teacher


Jon Owen Jones

Jon is a relatively recent convert to our great game. 

Jon says "I learned to play bridge when I retired hoping that it would be mentally stimulating and socially enjoyable. Eight years later I can confirm that the game has more than met my expectations and I am happy to pass on the perhaps rudimentary skills I have acquired."