Chichester Bridge Club
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Trying to find the Minutes of our Meetings? Who is on the Committee? When and where does play start?

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Evening Sessions

Please be sure to arrive at the club at least ten minutes before play begins, that is before 6.50 pm so that play is not delayed. It may not be possible to accommodate latecomers. 

Want to Play but don't have a partner

Perhaps you are new to the Bridge club or a regular member whose partner is unavailable one evening.  What to do?  If it is our Thursday or Saturday evening session there should be no problem as we run a host system and if you come along to the session, preferably a few minutes earlier, we should be able to arrange a partner.  For other sessions there are people who may be able to help you find a partner.

Our Monday Partners contact is Thea Sydenham tel.  01243  776540

Our Tuesday Partners contact is  Mary Sharp tel.  07879 828304

please note Tuesday sessions start at 3.30pm and you should not arrive before 3.15pm.  Greater care must be taken driving through the playground at this time as there may be pupils present

Our Saturday Partners contact is Judy Hole,    tel.  07973 458947 or  (host available)

For general help regarding duplicate sessions, Liz Peavot will help on 01243 786095

Random Seeded Teams

This competition will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from October to June.   In December, the proximity of the fourth Thursday to Christmas day may mean the bridge club is closed and the competition will not run that month.   It is proving very popular but for administration purposes and to ensure we do not end up with an odd number of pairs you must sign on the notice board to indicate you wish to take part by the Monday preceding the event.  The current scores can be seen under the "Competition" menu and "Random Seeded Teams Points".

Welcome to Chichester Bridge Club
No Fear Duplicate bridge

These popular sessions are held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 3.30pm.  Please try to arrive between 3.15 and 3.30pm and not earlier.


Ladder, Random Seeded Teams and Snakes and Ladders

♠   ♣ The updated tables for these three competitions can be viewed under Competitons on left♠  ♣ 

Our new student newsletter will keep you up to date with news of all sessions at the club which may be of interest to learners and less experienced players.  If you’d like to receive the newsletter direct to your inbox please register here


No Fear Duplicate Bridge is a fun and friendly session for new and relatively new duplicate players run by Leigh Harding on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. It provides an opportunity to gain experience in playing in duplicate events and has proved to be a popular event for inexperienced players.  Students in year 2 and above are welcome to join in the duplicate session or if preferred can join the separate practice tables (booking for practice tables essential – click on following link for further information and booking details:


Which Session?

The bridge sessions at Chichester club are diverse and hopefully cater to the desires of all our members.

Monday and Thursday evenings are our strongest sessions. 27 boards played.  No partner is needed on a Thursday except the 4th Thursday in the month (see below).

The fourth Thursday each month is a Teams session for players of all abilities.  Top pairs are randomly paired with less experienced pairs to give an interesting evening.  However, for this session you must sign up in advance on the sheet in the clubroom.

Saturday evenings and Tuesday afternoons are more relaxed and 24 boards played.

New bi monthly ‘No Fear Duplicate Bridge’ Friday session started Jan 2017. This session is for students and newcomers to duplicate bridge and we initially expect to play only 15-18 boards.  No partner needed for these sessions.

All our sessions are open to all members. Those who are new to bridge or less experienced will probably want to start with the Friday, Saturday or Tuesday session. Visitors new to the club are welcome to trial each session until they find the session(s) most appropriate or exceed six attendances, at which point they would be invited to join.  Though the bridge standard varies enormously dependent on the session chosen, we want all members to enjoy their bridge and we expect all members to adhere to Best Behaviour at Bridge at every session. 

Penny Haines

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Penny Haines in the early hours of this morning (October 12) after a long illness.

To more recent members Ken and Penny were players they saw on an occasional Tuesday afternoon but most members will remember the Haines as a great mainstay of the club for many, many years.   Penny was treasurer for a considerable period.  She will be remembered as an astute card player, a great committee member and a wonderful cook who always contributed to our many events even after she struggled with illness.  She was a kind and lovely lady with a mischievous sense of humour, liked by all.  Our thoughts and prayers are all with Ken at this difficult time.   

Whilst mentioning difficult times, you will be aware that funerals now are limited to 30 mourners.  I am sure the bridge club members alone could easily exceed that number.    Due to this stricture Penny’s funeral will be by invitation only.    Hence, Ken cannot invite everyone who may wish to be included in the list to pay final respects to Penny.  In these difficult times it is easy to overlook someone and Ken asks that anyone who feels a deep need to attend should phone him and he will endeavour to accommodate as many as the law permits.



Chichester Bridge Club is a friendly club which provides duplicate bridge and bridge classes for its members and potential members. New members and visitors are welcome. To get to know the club and its members, visitors may attend up to six bridge sessions per calendar year after which they are requested to apply for membership.

Bridgemates Please arrive at the club 10 minutes before published start time

Bridgemates  are a great success but they need setting up each evening with information on the number of players and players EBU numbers. Please arrange to be at the Club ten minutes before play starts so that the information can be put in the computer before play at 7 pm or 3.30pm or as appropriate.

Updating your details?

If you need to update your contact details please inform our Membership Secretary who will happily ensure all lists are updated. Stuart is at tel 07766 760215


Please remember to check the Thursday Rota to be sure that you do not miss your date as Host and sign against your name to confirm acceptance on the list on the board.  If you are unable to do your allocated date, please arrange a swap and record it on the list.  The rota is also published under the calendar heading

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Gentle Bridge
Director: Thea
Director: Jon
Director: Barbara
Evening Duplicate
Director: Stuart
Director: Liz
Mon 26th Oct 2020
Evening Duplicate
Director: Carolyn
Tue 27th Oct 2020
Director: Liz
Thu 29th Oct 2020
Director: David