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Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.

Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
Visit  a Bridge Village
in India.

"We all make mistakes when playing!"

Welcome to Derek Patterson's Bridge Club!

Rose 'Royal William',
with velvety texture and lovely rich fragrance

Chislehurst Bridge Club is run by Derek Patterson.

  • Derek runs duplicate bridge sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening on Bridge Base Online, starting at 6.45pm for Red Section and 7.10pm for Green Section.
  • Everybody plays the same hands and the results appear on the website  with full traveller and board display, Play it again, Results Analysis,  BBO bidding and play data. Master points are awarded, but not NGS at present.
  • Everyone is welcome, but registration is necessary. If you are new to the club, tell Derek in advance that you are coming, give him your name, BBO username and email address. On the day, you need to enter yourselves as a pair for the event in the 2 hours before it starts.
  • The cost of entry is $3 (around £2.50), and you have to pre-purchase your $BB on the BBO website. Additional table money of £1 is also payable directly to Derek. See How to Pay.

Prior to Covid 19, before March 2020, the club had face-to-face sessions in the Church Hall, Chislehurst. These sessions have now been replaced by online sessions on BBO.

Bridge Solver on BBO

Install Bridge Solver Chrome Extension to see double dummy results while you play on BBO. The installation instructions are at the end of the video above or see here. The hand diagram should be displayed in the history tab on BBO, bottom right of the screen. You have to make sure pictures of cards are off in the History under Account/Settings. Click on the little spade icon to see Bridge Solver and double dummy.

BBO Play Data on Bridgewebs

We are pleased to announce that Chislehurst Bridge Club is the first club to make use of the new Bridgewebs feature. You can now see your BBO bidding and play data in our results. Click on the PLAY on each line on the traveller.

Playing on BBO

If you have not played on BBO before it is worth reading New to Bridge Base Online?.
Also Look here for useful tips on how to play on BBO.

Personal Analysis Graphs

See player performance graphs on the Personal Analysis page. Click on the Results on the Main menu then on Personal Analysis. 

Results Analysis

You can see detailed results analysis on any Bridgewebs website that displays hand records. You can find out how well you did against double dummy or see cross-imps in teams events. On the Main menu click on Results - Results Bridgewebs and the on the session you played in. Now click on this symbol above the ranking list.
For help click here. On this website in particular, you can also access results analysis via the 'Analysis' button above the ranking list.

Play It Again

Have you ever tried the hand replay facility on this website? Just above every traveller and below the hand diagram there is a 'Play it Again' button. This starts Bridge Solver Online (BSOL) which lets you do this. Full details on using BSOL to "play" a hand in double dummy mode is available in this user guide, which has been written by Rees Mitchell for the website users at Vanderbilt Bridge Club, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Need a Partner?

If you need a partner, look on the Calendar or Message Board to see any outstanding requests. Alternatively place a partner request via website: login to Member Area, choose "Find a Partner", then tick the "Partner Required" button. The booking will appear on the Calendar page and Message Board. You are advised not to tick the boxes to show your email and/or phone number on the website booking. Instead leave a message in the 'Partner/Note/System' box to log into Membership Area for contact details.

You can of course contact members directly, the contact details are in the membership area.

Alternatively contact Derek and he might be able to help you.


It is with a very sad heart that we have to let you know that, on Monday August 1, Lily lost her incredibly brave battle against DIPG, the illness with which she was diagnosed just over two years ago. Thank you to those of you who contributed to her treatment. I know that many of you will be deeply saddened by this news.
Our sincere condolences to Jing, Vineet and Mia.

Click here for the final update

Prakash Parekhji

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and fellow bridge enthusiast, Prakash Parekhji.  He died, peacefully in his sleep, on Saturday July 23rd.
For those wishing to pay their respects, the funeral details are given here.

Next BBO online session is on

Thu 11th August 2022
Chislehurst Reds, 6.45pm
Chislehurst Greens, 7.10pm

Bridge Lessons

Bridge lessons by Derek - 

  • F2F lessons with mini-duplicate on
    Monday 10am to 1pm
    Pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring using BridgePals, results 'Monday Play and Learn' available on this website. Suitable for advanced players.

  • F2F lessons with supervised play on
     Monday 1 to 3.30pm
    Pre-dealt hands, hand records available on the website. Suitable for less experienced players.

  • Online lessons on
    Wednesday 1.30 to 4.30pm
    via Zoom. High level personal tuition suitable for advanced players.

F2F lessons are held at Blackheath Bowls Club. Brooklands Park, Blackheath, London, SE3

Contact Derek for more details.

EBU Rank Promotions June

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:

Paul Nightingale 3 Star Premier Master
John Petley Club Master
James Roberts Local Master
Tony's Blog

7 April 2022

West Highland Way: Day 4
"Approaching the 550m Devil’s Staircase, the highest point on the trail, I look back and enjoy more wonderful views."
See West Highland Way: Day 4
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Arnold Cup 2021-2022

Congratulations to:

Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood and John Hemington (playing in the Amor team)

on winning the Arnold Cup, Kent’s premier competition for teams. In the final they beat the Law team that contained Joe Sivayogan by 14 IMPs.  

Newton’s Principia Lecture

Message from Charles:
"I have, over the past 20 or so years, translated Newton’s famous masterpiece, The Principia Mathematica, from Latin into English. The translation, which is heavily annotated, is supposed to be intelligible to anyone with a basic training in Mathematics or Physics, and might be of interest to those who are simply curious about these things.  I recently gave a public lecture on The Principia at Lincoln, and am flattered that Derek should have arranged for this film of the lecture to be placed on the Chislehurst Bridge Club website. In case anyone wants to purchase a copy at 30% off the usual price, here is the QR code."

The House of BridgePals

Mon 15th August 2022
Monday Play and Learn