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Some forthcoming events you might not want to miss!

Founder's Party: Sunday 9th October at 12:30 for drinks and lunch; bridge from 2pm - 4:30

Gentle Duplicate: Lavenham Village Hall, Fridays at 2:00 for 2:15
Next session 30th September

Andrew Robson masterclasses:

  • 3 November 2022
  • 3 Feb 2023
Bridge Events in Suffolk

Have a look at the SCBA calendar 2022.

See below for details of:

  • Suffolk Online Teams League
  • Sunday 2 October - Suffolk Congress Swiss Pairs
  • Monday 17 October - golf/bridge day
Suffolk Congress Swiss Pairs

We would love to see you at Suffolk's landmark bridge event on Sunday 2 October: 11am start.

A delicious sandwich lunch, a glass of wine and a day of bridge awaits you, for just 25.

Elmswell community centre,
Blackbourne Road,
Elmswell IP30 9UH

For further details, see the flyer.

Please click on this link to enter.

Suffolk Online Teams League

This is an invitation to all Suffolk players to play teams bridge on line in the popular Suffolk On Line Teams League.

All experience levels are welcome, from beginner / intermediate players to county level. Teams are placed in a division suitable for their experience levels. You don’t have to have played teams bridge before. Those trying it out for the first time have really enjoyed it.

If you have a team of four players and would like to play in the League you will be welcome. Bridge teachers are welcome to play in a team with 3 of their pupils. If there are pairs who don’t have team mates we will do our best to try to match you with other pairs of similar experience levels in a similar position.

Please contact Malcolm Pryor, the League organiser, via

Golf-bridge day

A golf-bridge day for Suffolk Contract Bridge Association members will be staged at Aldeburgh golf course on Monday 17 October 2022.

Aldeburgh is the oustanding golf course in Suffolk and is ranked in the top 100 in the country.

The day will comprise 18 holes of foursomes, a two course lunch, 18 boards of bridge and tea. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners of the golf and bridge. 

Aldeburgh is able to accomodate up to 48 players. Further details, including an entry form, will follow in due course. In the meantime, please put the date in your diary.

Coronavirus and Clare

Due to Government restrictions to ensure social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak, Clare Bridge Club is suspended until further notice.. Thank you for your understanding. If we can do anything to help during this challenging time, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Committee members.

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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! 

Clare lose out to Stansfield in Bridge/Golf match
Clare lose out to Stansfield in Bridge/Golf match

A match consisting of 18 holes of golf and 18 boards of bridge ended with Stansfield enjoying a comfortable success over Clare at Newton Green last week.

As expected, the Stansfield team finished well clear in the morning golf - a total of 23 holes up, with all four pairs winning - but the big question was whether they could hang on to their lead when bridge followed lunch.

In the end, they did so quite comfortably with Clare winning the bridge by a margin of only four points.

A special scoring system means a hole of golf is equivalent to a board of bridge. By close of play, Stansfield finished 19 up.

Pictured are both teams.

The Clare Team consisted of Ian, Peter, Philipa, Will, Nick, Dave, Andrew & John.

Match v Colchester in August
Match v Colchester in August

The scoring system for the golf-bridge matches


There will be four matches of greensomes over 18 holes. Each team or team captain will pick its own pairings and place them in the order of 1 to 4 and then each numbered pair will play the same numbered pair of the opposition. The scoring will be on a match play basis and all 18 holes will need to be played and a final scored reached for each match. The scores will then be aggregated and one team or the other will have a final net score to carry forward to the bridge competition.


There will be two rounds of two teams of 4 matches with each round being 9 boards long. Each captain will pick two teams of 4 and they will stay the same for both matches. For the first round of 9 boards one visiting team will play one Clare team and then for the second round of 9 boards the teams will switch and play the other opposition team. For scoring purposes each board will be worth two points so that the total number of points available is the same as for the golf (72). If there is a difference of 30 points or less between the two scores on a board (e.g. 420 and 450) it will be deemed to have been halved.


Once all the boards have been played there will, hopefully, be an aggregate winner. In the event of a tie there will be a further 6 boards of bridge played against the team played in the second round of the bridge.