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🍗 Dereham Bridge Club BBQ 🍗

Hold the date ! 

4 August 12:30

Dereham Bridge Club BBQ

More info to follow

Bridge Items For Sale
Bridge Items For Sale

£20 - A really useful Swivel Top Card table for Sale.  The top has a water mark from a plant pot but it should polish out or is easily covered. Delivery can be arranged - Please Contact Michael Rondot


Charity Event



1.15 Thursday 30 May 2019

Duplicate Bridge With Afternoon Tea

All Proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support 

A great day out and the chance to play

against some of the top members

from West Norfolk clubs


The Large Methodist Church Hall

Downham Market

Tickets £6.00 Per Person, 

Available from: 

Jean Osborne 01366 382929

Welcome to Dereham Bridge Club

Classes run twice a week, with the Wednesday class repeating the content of the Monday class. PLease Note that the Timings and location of classes are as follows (BUT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):  

Monday            14:40-16:30      Di’s Home Shipdham     

(The times are set to align with the bus schedule from and to Dereham)     

Wednesday        17:30-18:15      Meeting Point Dereham  

(Immediately prior to existing Wednesday evening bridge)

Members may pick and choose which topics they wish to access, there is no need to commit to all ten. However anyone wishing to attend either day, that has not already confirmed with Di should email her at

Printed notes will be available to all club members whether or not they attend the classes; In order to cover the printing cost there will be a charge of £1 per set of notes, payable to Di to cover her production costs. 

The outlined timetable of lesson content is shown below: 




Wed May 8th

Roman Key Card Blackwood

Defensive Play 3

 Mon May 13th         Wed May 15th      Mon  May 20th       Wed May 22nd

Classes suspended due to Jeff’s op

 Mon May 27th (BH)

Roman Key Card Blackwood

Defensive Play 3

 Wed May 29th       Mon Jun 3rd

4th Suit Forcing

Using Trumps Wisely

 Wed Jun 5th           Mon Jun 10th

Weak 2s & Ogust

Defensive Co-operation

The Shirley Cowshall Cup
The Shirley Cowshall Cup

The Shirley Cowshall Cup was played on Wednesday 24th April (the nearest Wednesday to Shirley's birthday)

Congratulations to Penny & Jane, very appropriately from the  U3A Bridge Group, on winning! .


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:  Our team play in Division 2.  The first league of 2019 has seen us sitting near to bottom; a lot has been learned and it is onwards and, hopefully, upwards in the coming matches.

Trial G-half tables
Scorer: Neil Cliff
Trial H-half tables
Scorer: Neil Cliff
Scorer: David Sumbler
Members' Partner Guaranteed is NOT available


(15 & 22 May). If you are looking for a partner, please contact Neil. 



Visitors Welcome

Visiting pairs are very welcomebut please contact Neil Cliff beforehand on: or  call 01362 853037

For single new players, please phone first; we very probably will be able to find a partner for you.

Hand(s) Of The Week May8th 2019
Hand(s) Of The Week May8th 2019

Hand(s) of the week was Board 23 where West unwisely kept doubling the Contract and North inspirationally redoubled! North was Fred deCruz and to read how he played the hand see the Hand of the Week under the Director's page.


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. 

GPDR - Data Held

GPDR - 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.