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The EBU have recently announced a number of changes to their Regulations. Scroll down to the WBU box below for more information.

There is an online Calendar on the Penylan Club Website which gives details of events in the Club so that we know when the Hall is being used, for instance, for indoor bowling. You can see it by clicking on CALENDAR

The Penylan Club AGM took place on Tuesday 22nd March.

Click on the links to see:
•    Minutes of the Meeting
•    Updated Constitution
•    Treasurer's Job Description
•   Plugging the Financial Black Hole


Elizabeth Nam

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to inform you of the untimely passing of dear Elizabeth Nam following a short illness. She lit up any room and will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences to Arthur and to Elizabeth's family.

There was a private family cremation on Monday, 26th September which was followed by a memorial service for Elizabeth on Tuesday, 27th September.

In preference to floral tributes, Elizabeth requested donations to the Cardiff City Hospice charity, who looked after her with care and tenderness in her final days. To that end, Arthur's  daughter, Libby Watson, has set up a 'Just Giving' page which you can access by clicking on:   Just Giving

East Wales Bridge Association

More information on the following EWBA events are available on the EWBA website HERE

15-16 October 2022. EWBA  Autumn Congress. Swiss Pairs on Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday. Green Pointed. At Lysaght Institute, Newport. £20 per player per day. TD Ian Mitchell.

Sunday 11th December 2022 - EWBA Mixed Pairs. At Cardiff Bridge Club, 11am - approx 6pm, with a break for lunch (bring your own) £10 per player. TD Sarah Amos.


Welsh Bridge Union

The EBU have recently announced a number of changes to their Regulations (which the WBU automatically adopt). The changes are to the 'Blue Book', the 'White Book', and the 'Sky Blue Book' - effective from September 1st. These changes affect different groups of players/officials.

The full changes 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 vey 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 first of which can be accessed by clicking on WBU Newsletter

Folk Club

Penylan Folk Club

Unfortunately Frank Hennessy had Covid so could not perform but he will be at the club on Friday 25th November so keep hold of those tickets! (We had a great night anyway)

Gerry Nash & Guests

& Special Guest

Frank Hennessy

Tickets £8

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. 
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Bar Opening Times

The bar opening times from 3/10/22: 

Monday:  6pm to 10.30pm

Tuesday: 6pm to 10.30pm

Wed. to Fri.: 6pm to 11pm

Saturday: 5pm to 11pm

Sunday Lunch: 12noon to 3pm

Sunday Evening: 8pm to 11pm

Social Club

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.

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
Book your ticket at

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
Book your ticket at

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.