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Member's Partner Service

If you are looking for a partner, please contact Gillian 077202 88116

The earlier you make contact the greater the chance of finding a partner 😉

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Useful Links




Play Bridge in Norfolk - or PBIN for short

There's now one website where you can find all you need to know about playing bridge in Norfolk.

It's got info on everything from teaching in schools, U3A, fast track learning, individual tuition and clubs from easy starters to county level.

Plus links to the EBU, NCBA and EBED and the low-down on the county's affiliated and non-affiliated clubs.

PBIN's primary aim is to get more people playing in clubs - but their secondary objective is just encouraging more people to learn and play wherever! 

Click here to find out more. 

Welcome to Dereham Bridge Club
Shirley Cowshall Trophy Delayed

Saturday 18th April would have been Shirley Cowshall's 76th birthday; The Shirley Crowshall trophy would normally be played on the nearest Wednesday to this date.  We will play for the trophy on our return later in the year.

Coronavirus Update

Dereham Bridge Club is currently suspended - Please keep in touch via the website and /or via

We are sending a Newsletter to those members that have an email account.  However other ideas for you to try will be posted here as we identify them. 




With the continuing lockdown we know that many of you are feeling the loss of our weekly games. We therefore thought you may wish to keep the grey cells ticking over. Fakenham Bridge Club are proposing the following idea:  Each week they will send out a number of Bridge problems relating to bidding or play and the solutions will be sent the following week. A fund at the QEH for the virus fight has been set up. So if you would like to take part in the exercise you make a donation to  and then send an email to to say so and he will then send you the first set of problems ( Some easy, some not so easy ).

New Start Time with effect from 26 Feb 2020 - 6.30 pm (Seated by 6.20 latest)

At the AGM on the 19th February it was agreed that for a trial period with  immediate effect, bridge would START at the earlier time of 6.30 pm . Please therefore arrive and be seated by 6.20 pm

New Committee 2020

The club wishes to formally thank Di Ball and Jane Keidan-Cooper for their work on the Committee. 

Nick Hoare has joined the Committee as Hon. Chairman and Jane O'dell as Committee Member. We welcome them both as they start to work alongside the "Usual Suspects" 

Nick has a little onboarding todo, but a great tutor to learn from 


Dereham Bridge Club Winter Social
Dereham Bridge Club Winter Social

Dereham Bridge Club WINTER Social - Jan 2020

Well! what a fantastic turnout and evening... 8 full tables, scrumpy food and much joviality.

Fancy Dress Winner: Gretel (Janey)

others in the line up Dick (Di), Evil Stepmother  (Jane KC), Sir (John W), Aladdin (Rosemary) & Lurch (as himself)


DEREHAM BRIDGE CLUB DETAILS:  We meet every Wednesday in the month 18.20 for 18.45 start.  We welcome players of all ranges of ability but it DOES help if  you have had some experience of playing Rubber Bridge, or whist.  We meet in  pleasant surroundings at Dereham Meeting Point, (which has very good free parking facilities).  We can cater for up to 8 tables. 

DEREHAM U3A BRIDGE CLUB DETAILS:  (Our associate club) Dereham U3A Bridge Club meet on Thursday afternoons every month (except the 2nd Thursday) at 2:15pm at Meeting Point.We are a very friendly club for beginners and experienced players who enjoy a relaxed friendly game, (we all learn from each others mistakes) . For more information please contact John Warner on 01362 693086 or by email at: or email Penny Pomfret at:;

DEREHAM & DISTRICT BRIDGE LEAGUE DETAILS:   We are in association with Dereham & District Bridge League which meets on the last Friday afternoon in the month. Please contact Peter Bond by e-mail for more information on the League.

DEREHAM BRIDGE CLUB - NORFOLK AND NORWICH LEAGUE:  We have had to withdraw from this league for this season.  If you would be interested in playing in winter 2020 as part of a team of four, and are willing to drive to Norwich, please contact Gillian de Cruz

Bridge Night
Scorer: Di Ball
Bridge Night
Scorer: Di Ball
Bridge Night
Scorer: Di Ball

The Neil Cliff Cup

(Most Improved Player)

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 Jane O’dell 2019/20

The Peter Bond Cup

(Club Individual Event)

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Penny Pomfret 2019/20

Shirley Cowshall Trophy

(played in April)

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Winners :

Penny Pomfret & Jane O’dell 2019/20

The Fosbrook Handicap Cup


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Christine Taylor & Nick Hoare 2019/20

DBC Trophy


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Winners :

Not Yet Played 2019/20

Visitors Welcome

New Member & Visitors Very Welcome

For club play, basic playing experience IS required (but all standards very welcome, so don't be nervous)

If you are a visiting pair please just come along, but arrive promptly by 6,30 so we can set you up on our bridgepals system

If you are on your own and will need a partner, please contact Gillian de Cruz at or call 077202 88116, we will try to find a partner for you to play with.

GDPR - Data Held General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR - Data Held by Dereham Bridge Club (The Small Print)

Dereham Bridge Club holds the names and contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) of members with their express and direct agreement.  This information is used by the club administrators for the sole purpose of keeping members advised of results, events or information regarding the club or club related activity.  Members have also directly agreed to their contact details being available  for other club members to use.  Contact details (unless with direct agreement from the members concerned) are published only on the members area of the website, and on Membership Cards issued to members only.