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Welcome to Dorking Bridge Club
Tuesday Face to Face Bridge

♠ From Tuesday 5th March 2024 games will be at Dorking Christian Centre. 


Face to face f2f bridge is at 19:30 on Tuesday evenings.


We will play 20 or 21 boards to allow an early finish.


Subscription for May 2023 - May 2024 is £10 and is due now.

Arrive for 19:15 to allow a prompt start.

Visitors welcome.

Do you need a partner? If so, please let Steve


The Thursday evening 7:15pm on-line game will continue

On behalf of the Committee.



Every Thursday starting at 19:15

On BBO - 18 boards per match @ 8 mins per board. The cost will be $3 per session.

To play send Steve Hooker (email via committe on left hand menu) your BBO username, First Name, Surname, EBU No., Email address.

You can play with other people including friends but they will need to send Steve the above details in advance.

Here is some more information about playing online


Very useful article about playing on BBO from Surrey County Bridge Association.

Christmas Party

We hope everyone had a lovely evening.

Thanks go to all those who helped by bringing food etc and Sheena, Sue, Sue, Val, Graham, David and Sandra who were instrumental in having a lovely evening.

Seasonal Greetings to everyone.

Other photos are on our Facebook Page Xmas Party Photos (If you have not liked, please Like the post or page).



EBU National Grading Scheme

 If you want to know more about NGS, please see



Competition Change

The committee has decided to introduce a new competition aimed at widening the number of members who can win an annual prize.
This competition will be aimed at non-expert players and will generate 4 prize winners each year.
It will consist of a Spring event running from 1 April to 31 July and an Autumn event running from 1 August to 30 November. It will be open to all members not considered to qualify as experts. Each event will have 2 sections (Blue and Red) of equal numbers. The sections will be decided by ability as measured by their NGS rating at the beginning of the event.
The winner of each section will qualify for a prize to be awarded at the end of the year. The four sections will be called as follows:-
Spring Blue, Spring Red, Autumn Blue, Autumn Red.
Experts are defined as players who have an NGS rating of Jack or above (ie. An NGS rating of 55.00 or higher). At 1 April 2019 Dorking Bridge Club had 15 members with this rating. Therefore each section will consist of 35 members for the first Spring event.
The competition will be an individual event.
The winners will be the members who achieve the highest average percentage of all pairs events (including both Tuesdays and Thursdays) played during the period of the competition irrelevant of who their partners were.
To qualify for inclusion a member must have played at 5 times during the qualifying period.
If a player wins one of the Spring events they are disqualified from the Autumn event of that year. This is to ensure that we always get 4 different winners (plus ties).
Results achieved before a player becomes a member do not count.

On behalf of the Committee.

Hand Evaluation

A classic duplicate hand from last Thursday.

3NT or 5 of a minor? Game or part score? For duplicate 3NT is always an ideal contract.

5 out of 5 different contracts / scores

Interesting Hand from Last Thursday

Classic duplicate battle between both sides. ♠ s versus  s and how high to bid.

Hs or Ss 3, 4 or double?

Diffcult hand to bid from last Tuesday

A hand of rules and how to interpret them combined with difficult difficult decisions!

Bd1 21st November

Difficult Interesting Hand From Last Tuesday

Not just difficult bidding, but what to lead?

Board 2 before you have warmed up!!

Interesting Hand from Last Thursday

Can you or did you get to slam over a disruptive unusual NT bid and a raise to 5♣ ?

Some pairs did! Bd 1Thursday 24th August

Interesting Hand from Last Tuesday

An interesting slam.

Have you agreed with your partner how to respond to RKCB (1430) with a void?

Bd 10 - 22nd August

Interesting Hand from Last Tuesday

To bid 3♣ with only 6 cards?

Over a double by partner do you bid 3 or 4 of the major?

Different bids and results!

Bd18 - 15th August

Another interesting board from last Tuesday.

First bid 3 choices!

Opposition has 3 choices of what to bid.

Have you agreed with your partners what  after an opening 1 bid what does a jump bid mean - strong or weak HCPs with 6+ cards?

Board 4 11th July

UPDATE - Interesting Slam Hand!

Suggested risky alternative bidding! Can you get to a slam and if so could you bid 7 s?

Board 3 from 29th June

Another Interesting Hand!

Potential aggeresive bid, the use of invitational bids, Roman Keycard Blackwood with a void and interesting play with restricted choice.

Board 7 from Tuesday 15th June

Interesting Hand

Hand 8 from Thursday 8th June

Different bidding on all hands!!

Double of 1NT followed by exit transfers.

Hand 8 from Thursday 8th June

Mini Bridge

One of the EBU training key initiatives is 'Mini Bridge'. especially for kids.

Here is a link to the instructions

Have Fun!

Dorking Standard Convention Card - ACOL EBU Weak 2s.

These are aligned with the standard EBU Bridge Training slightly modified by the most common conventions used at Dorking Bridge Club and is ideal for those playing with our spare partner.

Please provide any feedback you have to this convention card.

Dorking ACOL weak 2s.doc that can be edited.

Dorking ACOL weak 2s pdf.pdf. pdf 

Analyse Your Bridge Hands.

Reviewing your hands is a useful training aid and can be done on website.

This is part 1 that shows the actual hands and results.

Part 2 will show you how you can play the hands to make the maximum number of tricks and where you might have gone wrong!


For the booklet with useful training ideas.

So frustrating to learn how you could have bid or made the best contract!

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