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Welcome to Dorking Bridge Club

We are a small friendly club with currently approximately 85 members and have been granted charitable status. 

We play duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7.15 pm for 7.30 pm, finishing at about 10.30 pm). 

We usually have up to 9 tables each evening, and EBU Masterpoints are awarded to the highest placed players.

We play with computer dealt boards and use Bridgemate scoring equipment. 

Visitors are always welcome and we have a spare partner on most evenings so if you want to come without a partner you can usually be assured of being able to play.

However, we recommend that you contact us in advance (01306 884242) so that we know to expect you.


Continuing Bridge Course

Please help promote the event.
You could help the club by sharing this Continuing Bridge 2019-20.pdf with anyone you know who may be interested or attach the flyer to suitable noticeboards e.g. libraries and golf clubs.

A three term programme following the English Bridge Union EBU ‘of continuing bridge course’ training starts on 1st October 2019.

The first ten week term will revise the basics of auctions, overcalls, duplicate tactics, Blackwood and protective bidding. It will also cover slam bidding and some conventions including Losing Trick Count and red suit transfers.

The second term will cover defensive guidelines, competitive bidding, declarer play and when to bend the rules.

The third term will build on defender play, supporting partner and defense to 1NT. The term will finish with revision and preparation to play duplicate in local clubs.

The course content will be supported by supervised bridge sessions between terms and the summer of 2020.

The course progresses at a steady pace, allowing time to digest each topic and play hands that reinforce the principles.

Cost for each 10 week term is £75 which will include a copy of the ‘EBU Continuing Bridge Course Book’.

Come and learn this challenging and enjoyable game, make new friends and have fun!

There is some evidence that playing bridge can be valuable in providing regular social interaction and in keeping the brain active.

To find outmore, please speak to our trainer, Sue Moss, at or on 01372 458280.

EBU National Grading Scheme

 If you want to know more about NGS, please see



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 

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.

For the booklet with useful training ideas.

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

24th October 2019
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Susie May
29th October 2019
Mary Edwards Qual 1
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Sandra Cape
31st October 2019
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Sheena Bassett
5th November 2019
Walter Fink Cup
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Stephen Lock
7th November 2019
Walter Fink Cup
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Yvonne McConnell
12th November 2019
Walter Fink Cup
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30
Host: Sue Cook
14th November 2019
Walter Fink Cup
North Holmwood Village Hall 19:30