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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (host available)
For general help regarding duplicate sessions, Liz Peavot will help on 01243 786095
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".
Good to see 16 pairs for the first round of the Ladder. The only member to have won the Ladder eight times was not there. Who is he?
On Thursday, October 24 we have the return of the ever popular Random Seeded Teams. To ensure an even number of pairs for the Teams competition you MUST sign up for this event on the list in the clubhouse. There will be no host on that evening.
In November we have another cancelled Thursday, November 14. This is replaced by bridge on Friday, November 15 (please see list in clubroom). There is a knock on effect from this cancellation as November 14th (being the second Thursday in the month) would have been the final Snakes and Ladders event of the year. The final Snakes and Ladders event of this year will now happen on Thursday, November 21 (third Thursday of the month) when I am sure we will have another large turnout.
On Sunday 6th October Chichester Bridge Club celebrated Mary Esson’s 100th birthday with a splendid “Bridge Tea” attended by 34 members. The afternoon started with a toast before a number of hands were played, followed by tea. Mary’s son Frank and daughter-in-law Joanna joined the party for tea.
Mary joined the club in the Eighties and played with a great many partners during the course of her bridge career. Unfortunately, not all were able to join her, but those who did enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon
As a thank you for all the hard work and commitment Judy and Liz have put into running and maintaining the Saturday night bridge, we showed our appreciation! We had six tables and it was a great evening. Fun, informal and of course with ‘Fizz’ !
Please note the revised list of lessons available from September 2019 are listed on the left of this page under Bridge Lessons
Supervised play takes place on the 1st and 3rd (plus occasional 5th) Friday of the month. No partner needed. Click here for further details. You may then have to click OPEN at the bottom of your screen.
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.
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ The updated tables for these three competitions can be viewed under Competitons on left♠ ♥♦ ♣
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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: http://www.nofearbridge.co.uk/chichesterbc.html
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.
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 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.
If you need to update your contact details please inform our Membership Secretary who will happily ensure all lists are updated. Stuart is at Stuart.email@example.com 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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