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Some forthcoming events you might not want to miss!

Gentle Duplicate: Lavenham Village Hall, Fridays at 2:00 for 2:15
Next session 20th May

Andrew Robson masterclasses:

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

Have a look at the SCBA calendar 2022.

See below for details of:

  • Sunday 15 May - AGM and AGM Pairs
  • Sat 21 / Sun 22 May - East Anglian Bridge Weekend
  • Wednesday 8 June- Bridge with lunch
  • Monday 17 October - golf/bridge day

The AGM of the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association will be on Sunday 15 May (2pm), followed by the AGM Pairs (3pm).

The AGM will take place via Zoom and the AGM Pairs will be played on BBO. Click on AGENDA to see it together with nominatdions for the SCBA committee.

If you wish to attend the AGM and/or play in the AGM Pairs please click on AGM.

A Zoom link for the AGM will be sent to all members for whom we have an email address.

If you have any questions or require more ahout any of these items information, please email us at

East Anglian Bridge Weekend

EABW online at RealBridge

The East Anglian Bridge Weekend will be held online at RealBridge on 21 and 22 May.

Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss Teams on the Sunday will both start at 11am.

For the second year running, Suffolk is joining forces with Kent for the teams.

To enter the Swiss Pairs click on SATURDAY. To enter the Swiss Teams click SUNDAY (which will take you to the entry form which is on the Kent website)

Bridge with Lunch

Bridge with Lunch will be the first F2F event organised by Suffolk for sometime - and what better way to celebrate than with a free glass of champagne.


So please put the date -  - in your diary. The event will take place at the Blackbourne community centre in Elmswell (IP30 9UH) on Wednesday 8 June @ 1pm  and offers a chance to meet up with bridge friends, some of whom you may have not seen for a couple of years.

A two course lunch followed by bridge has been deliberately kept to a minimum price.

To enter click on BRIDGE WITH LUNCH

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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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

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