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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.

Newsletter # 2 from the Committee

18th May 2020

I hope you are keeping well


If you are missing playing Bridge with your partner, would you like to join a friendly online game with local players?

  • Play 12 boards at a relaxed pace?
  • Be able ask an experienced player for help when you're stuck?
  • Be able to meet up with your fellow players in a 'Zoom' online lounge for a friendly chat afterwards?
  • Have hand records to look at afterwards with commentary from an experienced player?
  • See how other people did with the same cards by looking at the results on the club website?

Now you can with the Colchester and Stratford St Mary Joint Online Club

  • For just $3 (BBO$) which is about £2.50 you can join in our Supervised Play Game on Wednesdays.
  • The games will last about 2 hours and start at 7PM
  • We'll give you help getting familiar with playing online if you need it
  • Register your interest here: Supervised Online Game

We also run a regular joint Club Duplicate on a Tuesday night where we play 20 boards in 2 Hours 40 Minutes if you'd prefer that

If you think any of your bridge playing friends might be interested in either the Supervised Online Game or the Regular Joint Club Duplicate please do forward them a copy of this email.


Kind regards,

Michael Sherer (For CDBC)

Newsletter from the Committee

7th May 2020

The Colchester club committee send you all our very best wishes for continued good health.

We are delighted that many of you have enjoyed your Tuesday bridge game in our Online Club, hosted jointly with Stratford St Mary Bridge Club.  Over the 2 weeks the event has been running, we have had 11 tables each evening, including players from our neighbouring clubs (and even counties!). We are pleased to welcome them into our Tuesday games so, if your bridge friends are not members of Colchester, make sure they know that there is always room for guests – they just need to register. Click here to register

Players who have taken part have given very positive feedback on the experience of online play. We know that it is providing a welcome break for many as we all abide by the lockdown rules.   We are also only too aware that it is not like sitting down at a bridge table with others, but it is a great way of making sure we still keep our bridge skills honed.

Remember, help is on hand for all of you who feel in any way uncomfortable about playing online.  We do understand that you may be nervous about trying out the virtual bridge scene. Therefore, if you do have concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the committee about your concerns.  We are all there to help and all of the committee now have experience of the whole process from registering with BBO through to taking part.

Kind regards,

Michael Sherer (For CDBC)