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Members - Partner Guarantee

Members A quick note to remind you all that you are all welcome with or without a partner.

No Partner? No Problem! just be at Meeting Point for 6.20. We now operate a partner guaranteed service for club members !


DEREHAM BRIDGE CLUB DETAILS:  We meet every Wednesday in the month 18.20 for 18.30 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 Penny Pomfret at:;



on line bridge

Monday sessions start at 6.30 p.m.

Please log in by 6.25 at the latest..

the link is below:

Useful Links



Welcome to Dereham Bridge Club
CLub BBQ 21 July 2024
CLub BBQ 21 July 2024


The magnificent wonderful annual BBQ will this year be held at Nick Hoare's Mansion in Daffy Green

21 July 2024 


Bring your own Portable Chairs, flat shoes, umbrella, bathing suit and a can do attitude together with your teeth




Winners of The Shirley Cowshall Trophy
Winners of The Shirley Cowshall Trophy

Congratulations to Nick Hoare & Richard Stratton on winning the Shirley Cowshall Trophy. Pictured receiving the trophy from last year's winners Jinny & Keith Bartlett

Annie Langstaff (R) - Winner of The Neil Cliff Most Improved Player Cup 2024
Annie Langstaff (R) - Winner of The Neil Cliff Most Improved Player Cup 2024

The Neil Cliff Most Improved Player Cup is awarded each year based on the overall performance percentage increase from the preceding year's results, to the most improved member . This year it was won by Annie Langstaff who had a performance improvement of over 9%!  (Annie (R) receiving the cup from Neil Cliff and the previous winner Janey O'Dell). 

Annie also goes into the "Hall of Fame" this week for bidding and making a 7NT Grand Slam with partner, Christine Taylor!

(Note: based on the statistics up to and including the end of February. Member must have been a member for both years)

The Fosbrook Cup Winners 2023/24
The Fosbrook Cup Winners 2023/24

Congratulations from the club to members Penny Pomfret & Les Baker on winning the 2023/24 Fosbrook Cup. (Presented by Patti Fosbrook)

Grand Slams Bid & Made
Date Bidders:   
20 March 2024 Annie Langstaff Christine Taylor
03 May 2023 Francis Whiting Rob Whiting
03 May 2023 Richard Stratton Mike Stevens
29 March 2023 Fred de Cruz Richard Stratton
25 January 2023 Christine Taylor Annie Langstaff
Fancy coming back to play Bridge?

Dereham Bridge Club is open to experienced bridge players of all levels


 if you haven't been in a while, or you want to join a friendly club, you will be warmly welcomed! We  guarantee you a partner on your first visit and therein after (if you become a member)

Membership is £10 - weekly table money £3 for members

  • Call Gillian 077202 88116
Scorer: Eva Schroeder
Scorer: Eva Schroeder
Scorer: Eva Schroeder
Dereham Bridge Club TROPHIES
Dereham Bridge Club TROPHIES

The Neil Cliff Cup

(Most Improved Player)

                    ♠   ♣ 

Annie Langstaff       Feb 2024

Janey O’dell             Feb 2020

The Peter Bond Cup

(Club Member Year Highest ) 

                    ♠   ♣ 


Feb 2024

Feb 2023

Penny Pomfret 2020

Christ Mallon  2019

The Shirley Cowshall Trophy

                    ♠   ♣ 

Winners :

Nick Hoare & Richard Stratton  Apr 2024

Jinny & Keith Bartlett                 Apr 2023

Penny Pomfret & Janey O’dell  Apr 2019

The Fosbrook Handicap Cup

                    ♠   ♣ 


Penny Pomfret & Les Baker       Feb 2024

Christine Taylor & Nick Hoare   Feb 2019

DBC Trophy - Di Ball Cup

                    ♠   ♣ 

Winners :

Penny Pomfret & David Sumbler     Aug 2023 

Nick Hoare & Richard Stratton         Aug 2022

Visitors Welcome

New Members & 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 6.20 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 in advance at or call 077202 88116, we will try to find a partner for you to play with.

Play Bridge in Norfolk

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. 

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.