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Partner Finder


Finding a club member as a partner has been made much easier. Click on PLAY and then hover your mouse over the session you would like to play in  and click the Partner Required symbol.

Save the date

Some forthcoming events you might not want to miss!

Gentle Duplicate: Lavenham Village Hall, Fridays at 1:45 for 2:00pm
Next session:13th October  - Director Sarah

PLEASE NOTE: No bridge on 29th September or 6th October


Andrew Robson Elite Masterclass - Thursday 2nd November 2-6 at Assington Village Hall

Future Andrew Robson events:

  • Masterclass - Friday 2 February 2024
  • Elite Masterclass - Thursday 31st October 2024


Bridge Events in Suffolk

Have a look at:

SCBA calendar 2023

See below for details of:

  • .Autumn Bridge Festival
  • Suffolk Green Pointed Congress
  • Suffolk Online Teams League
Suffolk Autumn Festival

Why not join us at Elmswell on Sunday 10 September, 11 am - 4 pm for the Suffolk Autumn Festival.

It's a Bridge Day for EVERYONE with trophies in FIVE categories: Men's Pairs, Ladies' Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Veterans' (70+) Pairs plus a Handicap prize.

It's a two session Matchpoint Pairs event for just £15/pair. Please bring your own lunch.

Click on AUTUMN for the entry form

Suffolk Congress

Two sessions of Pairs Bridge - 11 am to 6 pm.
Refreshments available all day. Please bring your own Lunch

Click on CONGRESS for the entry form.

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

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In Memoriam

On this page we remember past Clare Bridge Club members

David Price 1949 - 2022

When Tony Clement and I first came to Clare, to "test the water", we were shocked by the speed and ferocity of the play. But when we came to David's table we found calm, courtesy and toleration - how bridge should be played - so we joined the club.

David led the amazingly successful (and brilliant) first team to many triumphs over the years but he never stopped being in touch with us lesser mortals of the club. He was always there to guide, advise, teach and encourage - not just in how to play, but in how to behave. It was a privilege to be among his many friends, he is sorely missed.

John Symons

A tribute from Andrew Robson, and memories of happier times can be found here.

Basil Ambrose (Life President)

In 1983 Basil and I, with Brian and Janet McCabe, circulated a list of local bridge players who might be interested in a club playing duplicate bridge. Our first meeting was on Monday, May 9th. We had 5 tables and set the annual sub at £5 with 50 pence table money. Basil was the first chairman and organised playing in the Bell Hotel in Clare. We then had a year or so in the Clare Country Park thence to the Old School and are still there.

Basil was an excellent Chairman, very enthusiastic and positive. He was an interesting partner. He often played extremely well but some of his conventions were “unorthodox”! He was always good company. So many of us owe him a great debt for having the vision to start the club nearly 40 years ago.

Adele Wayman

Rosalie Skinner

We were sad to hear of the death of Rosalie Skinner on 30th May 2023. She and her husband John played at Clare many years ago before they moved to Woodbridge.  When Clare Online started during the pandemic they played frequently on Monday nights: many of you will remember Rosalie in that context.

This is work in progress: please contact the webmaster if you wish to add a name or further information