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Click on SUFFOLK to see what bridge events are on in our county. And not only: also results, comments on interesting hands.

SUFFOLK EVENTS

SUFFOLK EVENTS

Herts Congress - a two day event that will be held on Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July at Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ. For all the details click on HERTS and to enter online click on PAIRS for Saturday and on TEAMS for Sunday.

 

Ipswich&Kesgrave Bridge Club is holding a Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs event on Sunday 8th September, starting at 11.30. Click on ONLINE for an online entry form or on PRINT for a printable entry form.

 

Suffolk Autumn Pairs is held on Sunday 15th September in Lavenham Village Hall, starting at 12.00. The event is planned to amalgamate Mixed Pairs, Married Pairs and Ladies&Men's Pairs into one and a sandwich lunch will be provided at the interval. To nter online click on ONLINE or on PRINT for a printable entry form.

 

Suffolk Congress at Felixstowe - a two day event held at Pier Leisure Centre on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October. For more details click on FELIXSTOWE and for online entry form click on ONLINE.

 

 

Clare Bridge Club. Come and join the fun. We're looking forward to meeting you.
Welcome to the Clare Bridge Club website

We play at the Old School, Clare CO10 8PX every Monday evening at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We use Bridgemates for scoring and we have duplimated boards so hand records are available after the game and on the website. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and good manners.

We particularly welcome visitors and are keen to encourage new players. If we can help in any way please contact a member of the committee.

If you explore this website you will find more details about this club and information on forthcoming club and local events. We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and play with 19 other clubs in the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association.

Last updated : 16th Feb 2019 11:27 GMT
Bridgebites Programme

Our club is offering a half hour teaching session before play at the club, once a month, going over conventions or bridge theories. Sessions will always be on the first Monday of the month, starting at 6.15 and finishing at 6.45.

        1th March was the first teaching lesson and we hope it was successful and enjoyable!

Monday, 5th August we'll look at Hold up play defending 3NT.

A new bidding feature was launched last month on our Suffolk County Bridge Association. To test your bidding skills just click on AUCTION.

Last updated : 14th Jul 2019 09:17 BST

SENIOR PAIRS

This year the event was staged at Ipswich&Kesgrave (9 1/2 tables), at Abbeygate (8 tables) and at Clare (5 tables).

The Senior Pairs was won by David & Jenny Price who just pipped Din Gudka & Cathy Rowland. Joan Watson & Patsi Barnes who were third won the Veterans' Trophy. To see all the scores click on RESULTS.

 

Last updated : 11th Jul 2019 14:01 BST

It's time for the SUMMER PARTY!

 

 

 

A summer party to remember: a glass of wine followed by delicious food, although the words hardly do justice to the perfect display produced by various members. The event attracted 46 people, among whom were our Belgian friends from Huy. A huge thank you to those who made this happen.

 

And some of Joyce's delicious short-bread:  

 

 

 

 

 

Of course that good bridge followed after such an enjoyable lunch:

 

 

Last updated : 11th Jul 2019 14:02 BST

LAWSHALL CHARITY BRIDGE EVENT

 

The bridge drive was held in aid of restoration fund for Lawshall Catholic Church. The event raised £482.50, many thanks to everybody's generosity.

To see the scores click RESULTS.

Last updated : 11th Jul 2019 14:03 BST

CLUB TEAMS OF 4 & RELAXED TEAMS - Sunday 30th June - Lavenham village hall - the event attracted 12 teams.

Because this event coincided with our club summer party and the visit of our friends from Huy, none of or members took part and it was a lovely summer party!

To see the overall results click on TEAMS or RELAXED.

Last updated : 9th Jul 2019 09:29 BST

SUMMER LEAGUE

 

Because it's summer we have Summer League! Clare Bridge Club has two teams: one in division 1 and one in division 2. To see what matches have been played and how the teams are doing click DIV1 or DIV2.

Last updated : 28th Jun 2019 17:19 BST

 

 

The Suffolk Contract Bridge Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

To read about its history click ANNIVERSARY.  

Last updated : 4th Jun 2019 09:14 BST

BRIDGE WITH LUNCH - Wednesday 22nd May Elmswell

A good turn out yesterday for Gerry's lunch and bridge. And again some of our club members did well, including Gerry, pairing Jan:

Jan Havard-Davies & Gerry Ford came second (left) and Kathy Rose & Penny Easting came fifth (right)

 

 

 

 

 

To see all the results click LUNCH.

Last updated : 23rd May 2019 08:17 BST

AGM evening 2019

The event started with Sarah's agenda about the previous year and the presentation of the trophies. As promised, our chairman finished in time for the bridge session that followed.

The 2018 winners were:

Angie & Will Pavry won two trophies: the Beryl Dorey and the one for most slams bid and made.

 

 

 

 

 

Gerry Ford & Paddy Lockwood won the Club Charity Pairs for Huy Crystal Column Trophy.

 

 

 

 

Jenny & David Price won the Club Memorial Pairs for David Hume Trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra Hensby & Andrew Moore won the Club Cross-Imps for Norman Denny Trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

John Symons and his team - Patience and Philippa, Fred and Mo, Jenny and Peter, Robert and Derek - for Poslingford Plate.

Last updated : 11th Jun 2019 08:52 BST

Suffolk AGM Pairs

The Annual General Meeting of the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association was held yesterday, 19th May, followed by the AGM Pairs. A few members of our club took part and they did quite well:

Jan Havard-Davies & John Symons

came second

 

 

 

Angie & Will Pavry

came fourth

 

 

 

To see all the results click AGM. Also if you want to see who was successful in competitions during the year click on WINNERS.

Last updated : 21st May 2019 09:37 BST

Clare Swiss Pairs 2019

Many thanks to those who organised this succesful event in which 52 pairs took part.

The winners were Simon Stokes & Alison Lloyd with the runners up Jenny & David Price. Gerry Ford & Chris Hollingsworth qualified on third. The ascenders prize was won by Gill Newton and Audrey Tillett.

In the middle the winners Simon & Alison,

to the right David & Jenny

and to the left Chris & Gerry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see all the results click PAIRS.

Well done everybody!

Last updated : 15th May 2019 09:21 BST

Suffolk Championship Pairs 2018/2019

A qualifying round was held on 22nd October 2018.

The semi-final round was held on 15th February where forty eight pairs took part. To see all the scores click RESULTS.

The top 24 played in the final at Nayland on Sunday, 14th April. Quite a few pairs from our club took part, Jane & Andrew Moore holding the narrowest of leads over Debby Sutcliffe & Maria Allnutt. But when the last score was introduced into the bridgemate, the positions were reversed. To see all scores click FINAL .

Last updated : 15th Apr 2019 14:10 BST

The Poslingford Plate 2019

Last year was the inaugural teams of eight match for the Poslingford Plate, between Stansfield and Clare.

This year, to quote John Symons, "by the skin of only one tooth Clare have retained this iconic trophy beating Stansfield by TWO IMPS! "

Well done: Patience and Philippa, Fred and Mo, Jenny and Peter, Robert and Derek.

Many thanks to Richard and all at Stansfield for their excellent hospitality .... roll on next year! 

Last updated : 1st Mar 2019 18:03 GMT

OLD NEWS ITEMS CAN BE READ BY CLICKING ON CLUB NEWS ARCHIVE ON THE LEFT

Last updated : 15th Sep 2018 10:07 BST

We were saddened to learn of the death of Peter Bignell, Conor's father. He was a strong character and a keen good bridge player, also a member of the club committee.

We send our condolences to his family. His funeral will be at 15.00 on Thursday 1st August at Risby Crematorium. Any donations directly to EBED. No flowers please.

Last updated : 18th Jul 2019 10:35 BST
10 Tables
10 Tables

Margaret Scurlock & Elisabeth Godden came top, followed by David & Jenny Price on second with John Symons & Joyce Wood on third.

Well done!

Please click 'Latest Result' above to see all the scores and boards played, or click on the tab to the left 'Results for 2019' for previous results.

Last updated : 16th Jul 2019 07:55 BST
Calendar
22nd July 2019
Club
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Sarah Farr
Scorer: Cleopatra
29th July 2019
Cross Imps
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Paddy Lockwood
Scorer: Dave Allen
5th August 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Conor teaching hold up play defending 3NT
Director: Will Pavry
Scorer: Cleopatra
12th August 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Richard Evans
19th August 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Nick Farr
26th August 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jane Moore
2nd September 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Dave teaching defence to 1NTx - exit transfers
Director: David Price
Scorer: Cleopatra
9th September 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Cleopatra Hensby
16th September 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jenny Price
23rd September 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Sarah Farr
30th September 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Paddy Lockwood
7th October 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
John teaching Roman Keycard Blackwood.
Director: Will Pavry
Scorer: Dave Allen
14th October 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Richard Evans
21st October 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Nick Farr
28th October 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jane Moore
4th November 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: David Price
11th November 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Cleopatra Hensby
18th November 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Jenny Price
25th November 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Sarah Farr
2nd December 2019
Clare
7.00 for 7.15
Director: Paddy Lockwood