Cheltenham Bridge Club
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Emergency Contacts
The Club landline number is 01242 522502,  but in the case of an emergency please call 07515 398027 (Pauline Sanderson) or 07787 148152 (Lesley Harrison)

Cheltenham Bridge Club
is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Registered Charity No:   1188825


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EBU Masters Pairs - 11:30 -  25th February 

This EBU event is open to players below the rank of Regional Master and visitors are welcome
Join us for delicious sandwiches and cakes

You will play 2 x 18 boards and the fee is £10 per person

Members - booking on the calendar is required, so that we know numbers and fees will be deducted from Players Accounts.
Visitors - please email for entry


Charity Bridge & Afternoon Tea in Aid of Street Child

    Street Child is a charity which operates in 22 countries, working to ensure every child has access to an education
  WHEN Saturday 9th March
WHERE Cheltenham Bridge Club
TIME 2:00pm to approx. 5:00pm
PRICE £12.50 per person

There will be a raffle at the end of the afternoon, including a top prize of two tickets for any Cheltenham Racecourse meeting, excluding the festival.
Donations for the raffle and sandwiches and cakes would be much appreciated

 To book a place, either contact Elizabeth Barker on
07890 010344 or email:

or use one of the application forms in the dispenser in the hallway or Click Here to download

This event is sponsored by Cheltenham Bridge Club



As this year's AGM approaches (to be help on 27 April), we are reaching out to all members with the opportunity to get involved with the Club by standing for a position on the Membership Committee. Joining the Committee is a chance to make a positive impact and contribute to the success of our Club. We are aware that our members have a huge range of skills, experiences and insights that could benefit us all, so whether you are new to the club, or to bridge, or have years of experience, you can be sure of a warm welcome!

For information click here

How to Play  - Three Slams from Tuesday Evening 23/01/24

Paul Denning says: 
achieve them with three different techniques 

Click Here for full information

And the Winners of the Autumn 2023 Competitions are:

Verrion Arun Nanda & Toby Roberts
Ben Bennett Roger Eaton & Ted Phillips
Well Done All Ashok Kwatra Cup David Simmons & Vince Milner
Ro Kaye Cup Ian & Wendy Melvin

Youth Bridge Sessions at CBC

Enrol your Child/Grandchild and enjoy a break or come and watch or play with them.

Click Here For dates of sessions, further information and photos.

See here for a news article about our Youth Bridge initiative.

How to Find a Partner for a Particular Game

Click Here to view the guidelines or look for "Find a Partner" under "Information" on the Menu.

Play Bridge at Cheltenham Bridge Club

Play Online or at the Club  

Click a button to find out more

Please pay using your club account, and check the Calendar to see if you need to book partnership seats in advance.

See and talk to your partner and opponents. Standby provided. Pay using your club account.

Options for finding a partner

Looking for a partner?

Online Etiquette

Irregularities at the Bridge table

Online visitors are welcome - Application Form

How to pay into your account to play RB or at the Club.


How to book if required.

  Learn to Play Bridge  

CBC offers courses for beginners and for those wishing to improve. 

Beginning in September 2023 the teaching team is introducing a programme of Seminars and Play & Discuss sessions which will help players develop their game.

Please click on the icon below for further details of the programme.



CBC Regular Events 

Our regular sessions at the Club, on BBO, and RB (RealBridge)

Club  Mon 10:00 - Next Steps
Club  Mon 13:45 - Pairs 
B    Tues 10:00 - Gentle Pairs - *DS
Club  Tues 19:00 - Pairs - with standby

Clu  Wed 19:00 - Gentle Pairs - *DS
BBO   Wed 19:30 - Danish Pairs *

Club   Thursday 09:45 - Gentle Pairs- *DS
Club   Thursday 13:45 - Pairs

Club   Thursday 19:00 - Pairs                                      

Club    Friday 19:00 - Pairs - with standby

* Danish Pairs are a little different from F2F Swiss Pairs, but similar principles i.e. you will play against those with a similar score. Open to all members.

* DS indicates that the regular director at these sessions will be happy to act as a standby. 

Pairs League will recommence 19:00 hrs from Thurs 14th Sept and the second Thursday of each month to Thurs Jan 11th.

The Monday morning session is “Next Steps”.
This session aims to help learners and new players transition to regular Club duplicate sessions through card play.
Sessions will be relaxed and welcoming, come along and have fun.

Mondays: 10:00 to 12:30
Fees: £3.50 for members and £5.50 for non-members.

We also have Leaderboard competitions to find the top players and partnerships over a 3 month period.

Stroud Bridge Club
would like to invite you to participate in its up coming Cafe Bridge Crawl 
21st April 
Click Here for poster & full details

Bournemouth Holiday

Another very popular and successful Bridge Holiday
Click Here to see full report and pictures

The new Learn to Play programme for 2023/24 is now available, including new Tweak to Transform and Aspirational sessions and Refresher opportunities for Returners

Click Here To read why we would encourage you to play bridge.
Click Here to view details of our full programme
Come and join us it will be fun.

New to Cheltenham or returning to Bridge

Cheltenham Bridge Club has much to offer.
Please contact Nicola Renshaw to find out more.


Have your own Convention Card

Have a look at the "Useful Links" menu item. There are links to a Convention Card which is in line with the systems taught by CBC's teaching team.
There are links to both .pdf and a .docx version, for those who might wish to modify it for their own partnership agreements.

Leader Board Winners Quarter 4 2023

** Congratulations **

Bob Bannister (Danish)

Vince Milner (Gentle)

Kanwar Rahim (Open)

Kanwar & Veronica Rahim (Pairs)



Annual Leaderboards Winners 2023

** Congratulations **

Wendy Melvin (Open)

Cathy Scott & Christine Cottrell (Pairs)

Roger Eaton (Master Points)




RB Gentle Tuesday 1000
Director: Teresa and Pauline
Scorer: Linda Barratt
Club Pairs Tuesday 1900
Director: John Skjonnemand
Scorer: Linda Barratt
Club Pairs Monday 1345
Director: Helen Nightingale
Scorer: Mark Giard
Club Pairs Friday 1900
Director: Alan
Scorer: Alan
Club Gentle Thursday 0945
Director: Ro Kaye
Scorer: Tony Crawshaw