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In Memoriam

Len Yurs - We are saddened to report the passing of long standing bowls member Len Yurs. Len was a very popular member of the club and served as a Vice President and Trustee of the Club. We  offer condolences to his family and close friends at this sad time.

Len's funeral will be held on Monday February 14th at Thornhill Crematorium (Wenallt Chapel) commencing at 2.45pm. We are informed that the wearing of black is optional. Afterwards, refreshments will be served at the Penylan Club.

Filip Kurbalija  – It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Filip Kurbalija following a brief illness. Filip had an outstanding record representing Wales over four decades both in Home Internationals  and European Championships. He was a tower in Welsh bridge and had won every Welsh national tournament many times over, as well as having success in major English events. sendwas a hugely respected member of the bridge world and will be missed by his many friends. Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife and bridge partner, Diane.

Please click Filip Kurbalija obit.pdf to read an obituary by Patrick Shields, a friend and bridge partner of Filip.

Tom Townsend, bridge correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, gives an account of a hand played by Filip in his column of 7th January. It gives a good indication of Filip's standing in the world of top-level bridge and can be viewed via the EWBA website. Click HERE

A memorial online bridge event is being organised by Patrick Shields through the Gloucestershire County Bridge Association to take place in a few weeks’ time. More details to follow.

Diane would like to thank you for all the warm tributes made to Filip and for the many messages of sympathy.

Covid Restrictions at the Club

Due to the recent announcement by the Welsh Government regarding the reintroduction of Covid restrictions the following rules will be reintroduced at the Club from 6am on 26th December 2021:

1. Masks to be worn at all times indoors except when seated.

2. Track & Trace details to be provided to the appropriate contact points. (We have continued to take track & trace details throughout the pandemic).

3. Groups of no more that six can gather together.

4. Social distancing of 2 metres will return.

5. The bar opening hours will remain unchanged.

Penylan Management Committee

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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. 
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Bar Opening Times

The bar at Cardiff Bridge Club winter opening times (from 18th October) are: 

Monday:          Closed

Tuesday:  6.30pm to 10.30pm

Wednesday to Friday: 6.30pm to 11pm

Saturday Lunch:       Closed   

Saturday Eve:5.30pm to 11pm 

Sunday Lunch:    12pm to 3pm 

Sunday Evening:   8pm to 11pm

These times will be kept under constant review and may change

External Events

East Wales Congress

19th and 20th February 2022 on RealBridge

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Social Club

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Bridge Lessons

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

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) in 1979.


Simon says:  "I have a lifetime's experience of playing Bridge at high level and am enthusiastic to pass on the modern methods".



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:  "If you enjoy playing cards, try Bridge.  It can be fun to participate at a social level and rewarding to master the competitive nuances of the game at club level and above.  I use the latest tuition material and techniques and look forward to helping you learn some of this fascinating card game."

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".


Monday Evening Improver Bridge Tuition


Improvers Bridge tuition session on RealBridge

Weekly, on Monday Evenings

6:30pm – 9:45pm

Cost:  Members £3.90, Non-Members £4.90
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Tutor:  Simon Gottschalk

Director:  Brian Quinlan

These sessions are suitable for players who have at least 6 months Bridge tuition and are limited to those below Regional Master.

These sessions will concentrate initially on Defence.  Half an hour tuition on Zoom, then 18 boards at 8 mins per boards on RealBridge.

Enjoy learning in a friendly atmosphere.

Please note there is no Host, so please ensure you have a partner.


Thursday Morning Supported Play


Improvers Bridge tuition session on RealBridge

Weekly, on Thursday Mornings

10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost:  Members £3.90, Non-Members £4.90
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Tutor/Director/Host:  Sarah Amos

These are fun sessions, suitable for all standards from novice to experienced club players.

Sarah has over 25 years Bridge teaching experience at various levels. 

Sarah acts as 'host', so even if you have no partner you are guaranteed a game.