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Membership Successes

2021 NEBA
Gazette Cup
Joan Crompton
Irene Burns

2021 Runners-Up
For Championn Pairs
Dorothy Pearson
Susan Penswick

2021 EBU
Easter Congress
9 High Tournament
Irina Hendrickx
James Foster

2019 BGB Junior
Camrose Trophy
(Winning England Team)
Dominic Price
Charles Bucknell

2019 NEBA
Swiss Pairs Trophy
Joan Crompton
Irene Burns

Club Tournament Winners

Club Champion
Evening 2019
Iain Gordon

Club Champion
Afternoon 2019
Adrian Darnell

Evening Summer
Pairs 2018
Iain Gordon &
Margaret McCabe

Afternoon Summer
Pairs 2018
Barbara Taylor &
Renee McMahon

Evening Winter
Pairs 2019
Iain Gordon &
Margaret McCabe

Afternoon Winter
Pairs 2019
Adrian Darnell &
John Dobson

Durham City
Trophy 2019
John Gray
& Louise Badcock

Sykes Cup
Nigel Martin
& Adrian Darnell

Cansino Cup
Pairs 2021
Margaret McCabe
Iain Gordon

Chairman's Progress
Award 2019
Irene Hancock


Welcome and thank you for visiting the
Durham Bridge Club website.
The Club, located within the beautiful and
ancient city, is registered with the English
Bridge Union and meets three times weekly
for duplicate bridge.

( See 'CLUB General Information' in Main menu )

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Durham Bridge Club Current COVID policy

Our COVID policy has been reviewed by the committee at the end of June 2022 and is confirmed as follows: 

  • all players should be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (obviously with exceptions due to any medical condition); 
  • anyone with symptoms of any transmissable disease or has tested positive for any such disease, especially Covid, shall not attend the Club until they are symptom-free and/or testing negative; 
  • mask-wearing is not mandatory but if one player requests mask-wearing for the duration of the boards at that table then all 4 players should comply; 
  • the room will be well ventilated.

Published 02/07/2022

EGM - Amended Constitution

Dear Member

An Extraordinary General Meeting was held on Tuesday 14th June to amend the constitution of the club.
Please find attached the amended constitution and accompanying notes (Constitution 2022 and Constitution Changes 2022).


Mask wearing policy change

The Committee of Durham Bridge Club has recently considered our policy on mask-wearing at the Club. The Centre's Management have themselves now said that mask-wearing is a decision left to the clubs in question, and the current numbers in Durham show a marked fall (the current recorded number are 140 cases per 100,000 and Durham, as a Local Authority, is placed 20th out of 149 - but these numbers are likely to be underestimates given the reduced rate of testing). Nevertheless, the Committee's view is now that, with effect from May 16th:

  • all players will at all times respect everyone else and their choices;
  • we recognise that the bridge-playing community is, by virtue of its age profile, at the more vulnerable end of the demographic;
  • we will continue with full ventilation;
  • mask-wearing is no longer mandatory whilst playing bridge at DBC - players are free to wear, or not wear, a mask BUT if any player at any table requests all four players to wear masks then all players at that table will readily comply with that request for the duration of their boards. So it is essential that all players continue to bring a mask with them

Thanks and very best wishes,

Adrian (09 May 2022)

May 2022 Master Point Promotions

May 2022 Masterpoint Promotions now listed in the News Page


We are sad to be notified of the death of
Alison Grant on Tuesday 26th April 2022. 

( Further details including funeral arrangements are on the News page )  


Members please note that Ann Squires has now stood down as Club Secretary. All communication should now be addressed to the new Secretary 

CHRISTINE FARNSWORTH at cafarnsworth2@gmail.com



With effect from Tuesday 9th November 2021 the hosting facility has been withdrawn from the Tuesday afternoon sessions. However players requiring a partner may make use of the 'Find a Partner' feature in the main menu. 

Alternatively contact with Dave Thompson may be helpful:

07929 196543 or dthompson6app@btinternet.com



For the convenience and information of players a Record of Attendance is now available via the Main Menu.
This relates to
Tuesday Afternoon and Evening Attendances and will assist players in computing fees due at each month end
( Note : Column 1/21 = Jan 21, 2/21 = Feb 21 etc)


History of Durham Bridge Club

A substantial record of past members and events has been compiled by Peter Sykes from AGM and Committee papers.This can be accessed via
Club History
in the Main Menu


Commentaries on hands played at Monday Sessions
are available via Main Menu
Author  -  John Portwood


Chairman :- Adrian Darnell
Secretary :- Christine Farnsworth
Treasurer :- Irene Hancock
Club Captain :- Ann Squires
Chief Tourn Dir :- John Portwood
FMYCC Rep :- Jill Hancock
Webmaster :- Irina Hendrickx

Novice Pairs (Supervised)
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Afternoon Pairs
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Evening Pairs
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Afternoon Pairs
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Evening Pairs
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
5th Jul 2022
Cansino Trophy Afternoon
1:15 pm
5th Jul 2022
Cansino Trophy Evening
7:00 pm
11th Jul 2022
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
6:30 pm
12th Jul 2022
Afternoon Pairs
1:15 pm
12th Jul 2022
Evening Pairs
7:00 pm
18th Jul 2022
Novice Pairs (Supervised)
6:30 pm