Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club
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Club Etiquette
Please note that your Club Committee has agreed that, to avoid any risk of spillage onto the cloths, cards or bidding boxes, NO DRINKS SHALL BE PLACED ON THE BRIDGE TABLES.
Your cooperation is much appreciated.
Welcome to Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club
Return of Online Bridge from 19th October 2021

The Committee of the Colchester Duplicate Bridge Club has decided to re-introduce Online Bridge using the BBO platform on Tuesdays at 7pm. The first evening will be on Tuesday 19th October.  If you have previously played online at Colchester your registration is still valid and there is nothing to do except login to BBO on Tuesday evenings and look for "Colchester" under the search function. If you have not played online at Colchester please click here to register.

In light of the above the face-to-face sessions at Highwoods Community Centre have been temporarily suspended with effect from 12th October 2021.

We look forward to seeing you online again on Tuesday evenings.


Comgratulations to David Morran on winning the Club Championship for the year ended 30th September 2021.  The runner-up was David Price.  Full results can be found here.

Congratulations to Andre Gray and David Willson on winning the Pairs Competition for the period 1st April to 30th September 2021.  Runners-up were Ray Clarke and Rick Hanley.  Full results can be found here.  


Find a Partner

If you are looking for a partner you may telephone Christine Cooke, the Membership Secretary, on 07980 822624 or 07423 626470.

Alternatively, you may use the "Find a Partner system" on this website by clicking on Members Area here or in the menu on the left of the home page, then enter your email address and password where requested. If you don't have a password click on Set Password and you will be asked for your email address and then you will be sent a link to set up or reset your password.

When you are logged in click the Find a Partner tab for the appropriate date, tick the Partner Required (PR) box and in the note field indicate how you wish to be contacted, and then tick ConfirmA note will appear in the Calendar on the Home Page showing that you are looking for a partner. When another member goes into the system, they will find your name and contact details.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please email the webmaster at

Learn to Play Bridge
Interested in Learning to Play Bridge?
The local teacher is listed below.

Christine Cooke offers lessons and sessions for beginners and improvers - for details of courses click on link  or 
 Ring or Text  07980 822624

Colchester Online Pairs
Face-to-Face Pairs
Face-to-Face Pairs - No Table Money
Face-to-Face Pairs - No Table Money
Face-to-Face Pairs - No Table Money
Colchester & Stratford St Mary Online Joint Pairs
26th Oct 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: Peter
2nd Nov 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: Michael
9th Nov 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: David
16th Nov 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: Christine
23rd Nov 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: Peter
30th Nov 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: Michael
7th Dec 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: David
14th Dec 2021
Colchester Online Pairs
Director: Christine
Andrew Robson Elite Seminar 28th October 2021

Clare Bridge Club are hosting a masterclass, taught by Andrew Robson, on Thursday afternoon, 28th October, 2 - 6 pm in Lavenham Village Hall.  For more information and how to book a place see the attached Flyer

Director Please
If you need to call the Director about a possible infringement of the laws of bridge you should a) politely inform your opponents that you are going to call the director and b) raise your hand and say "Director, please".  When the Director comes to the table the person who called him/her should state the facts of the matter concisely and politely.  There is a distinct difference between invoking the Laws of Duplicate Bridge and acting in an overbearing manner. The former is playing the game in a firm but fair manner - the latter contributes to some, often less experienced, players being put off playing at our Club. 

Hesitating or asking questions is not illegal, but players should be aware that both of them compromise partner's next action. It is strongly recommended that, if you plan to Pass whatever the opponent's bid means, you delay asking questions about their bids until the auction is completed.  To see the full text of The Laws of Duplicate Bridge, click on Useful Links>EBU>EBU Information: Documents>Laws & Ethics Publications>2007 Laws of Duplicate Bridge.
Results to EBU

Results are normally submitted to the EBU on the Friday after each Tuesday's game. Any queries relating to the results should be made to the scorer prior to that time.

Scoring and Results

Scoring is with Bridgemates and we have duplimated boards so hand records are on the website after each game. If you explore this website you will find details of this club and information regarding forthcoming club and local events.

We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and are members of the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association.  The Club supports the EBU's Best Behaviour at Bridge (BB@B) policy - click on the tab on the left for more details.