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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 30th April 2019 are now available via the tab above

Welcome to Colchester Castle Bridge Club

Our Festive lunches are booked for

TUESDAY 14th January 2020 at 12 noon and

THURSDAY 23rd January 2020 at 1.00pm

The lunches will be at the restaurant Favoloso in Balkerne Passage (opposite Jumbo ) 

Bridge will be available after the Tuesday lunch for those who wish and before the lunch on the Thursday. There will be no Beginners Club on the Thursday afternoon , but the beginners are welcome to play on the Thursday morning session.

The meal will consist of a starter & main course .

Please note that on the Tuesday no coffee or desserts will be served at the restaurant in order that a prompt start can be made for the afternoon bridge session.

Please see Lucette to book your place , pay and make your menu choices and also confirm if you are intending to play bridge following the Tuesday lunch.

Members will be asked to pay £11 . Comprising a deposit of £10 refundable on the day of the lunch and a £1 donation as a tip for the staff at the restaurant . Please note that if you do not turn up on the day your deposit will not be refunded.

All drinks  will need to be paid for individually by each member.


Beginners Sessions will be held every Thursday from 1.30 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House

No partner is required. The hosts will make up pairs.

The aim is to have a sociable duplicate bridge session in a friendly atmosphere.

Beginners use basic Acol as their bidding system. There is no formal teaching but more experienced players are on hand to advise.

Anyone interested should contact Bob Ferris on 01206 866 845 or 07963 772393 or by email


If your details have changed since you first joined the club or if your details change in the future, will you please ensure to inform a committee member of the changes

Players are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start.
The reason for this is simple, the Director has to sort out which movement is to be played and if people arrive late this will often mean that the movement to be played has to be changed at the last moment.
Not only does this cause problems for the Director but it delays the start of play and thus disrupts the afternoon for those players who have arrived on time. 


Filling out Travellers is not rocket science and when they are not completed correctly can cause major problems for the scorer. Please observe the following

1. North is responsible for PRINTING on the back of one of the Travellers the FULL names of BOTH the pairs playing on their first table with the pair numbers and their positions. East must check that this has been done correctly.

2. North is responsible for completing the Traveller after each board is played. East must then be shown the Traveller and it is their responsibility to check that what has been entered is correct.

3. ALL players must pay attention to what they are being told before play begins and during the breaks in between rounds

The simple observance of the above will make life much easier for everyone especially the scorer.

Your attention is also drawn to the article Etiquette During Play in the left hand margin on the Web Site, as observance of these few points will make the afternoon more enjoyable for everyone
If you are looking for a partner for a Tuesday or Thursday please contact Ann Bradshaw by telephone or e-mail.
Her contact details are
Telephone:- 01206 549 384

Director: Rod Hathaway
Scorer: Rod Hathaway
Beginners Club
Director: bob ferris
Scorer: Robert Ferris
Director: Alan Howson
Scorer: Philip Webb
Director: Philip Webb
Scorer: Philip Webb
Beginners Club
Director: Bill Anslow
Scorer: Bill Anslow
Tue 24th Sep 2019
Director: Peter Godfrey
Scorer: Peter Godfrey
Thu 26th Sep 2019
Director: Philip Webb
Scorer: Philip Webb
Thu 26th Sep 2019
Beginners Club
Director: David Livingstone
Scorer: Bob Ferris
Tue 1st Oct 2019
Director: John Musgrove
Scorer: John Musgrove
Thu 3rd Oct 2019
Director: Bob Ferris
Scorer: Bob Ferris