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If you are looking for a partner, please contact Gillian de Cruz on: or call 077202 88116

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

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The League is in its 5th year. This year has been different to any other. When compiling the fixtures, Peter Bond had three aims:

  • Grant the wishes of any team with regard when they have a free month
  • Teams from the same club play against each other early in the season
  • The most likely two top teams play each other on the final match day

Until this year Peter said he had failed to achieve his objectives with the last aim being the stumbling block. This year the top two teams play each other in the final round. Mission accomplished? No! The Tigers spoilt it, as they had won the league irrespective of the result of the final match. Totally dominant. The Tigers have now won the Division 1 title three years running. An outstanding achievement.


The Tigers were clear winners although they did have two drawn matches


They had a little luck. Three teams finished with 8 points and the league was won by a superior “goal difference” Dereham Lions were 1 IMP behind the Tigers. The Lions beat the Tigers in their individual match. The Lions played 120 boards during the season and it was the final one of these, that the title was lost.


This year The Lions struggled, the tragic loss of the much missed Shirley Cowshall having without doubt been a contributing factor. It was Shirley and her U3A group that got Peter playing bridge again, after a gap of 7 years. This meant that The Tigers dominated the league.

Five matches played and 5 matches won. The wins, without exception, have been by a wide margin. Out of a possible 100 Victory Points 97 have been scored. If they win their final match, they will be the first team in the 5-year history of the league to achieve 100%.

A squad of good players is needed for a competition over 9 months. Dereham Tigers have that. In Pat Fosbrook they have a captain that consistently gets the top players involved.
Well done.


The Fosbrook Cup 2019
The Fosbrook Cup 2019

25 September 2019

The inaugral playing of The Fosbrook Cup, a handicap pairs competition, where the players only find out on the evening who their partner is!

For Christine Taylor & Nick Hoare, this proved to be no handicap what so ever! With an impressive win

Congratulations to you both 


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.  At the end of the first league of 2019 we have just held on to our place, avoiding relegation by the smallest of margins. in the division. A lot has been learned and it is onwards and, hopefully, upwards in the next lot of matches in September

Bridge Night
Scorer: Di Ball
Scorer: Di Ball
Bridge Night
Scorer: Di Ball
Hand Of The Week- 31July 2019

Hand of the week is undoubtedly Hand 9, where everyone went overboard  in 6xx but the conputer analysis showed onlythe original Weak 3 bid (whichever one was allowed to be played !) succeeded. How would you have played it Chris?

Visitors Welcome

New Member & Visitors 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 (coming with a partner) please contact Neil Cliff on: or call 01362 853037

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.


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. 

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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.