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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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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