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Welcome to Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club
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Forthcoming Events

  • NEW: Thursday 28th November - Bridge Workshop & Lesson by bridge guru Andrew Robson... Fully booked
  • Thursday 5th December - The Bridge Xmas Meal & Party
  • Bridge Xmas Break: No bridge on Tuesday 24th Dec, Thursday 26th Dec, Tuesday 31st Dec and Thursday 2nd Jan 2020
  • Tuesday 11th February 2020 - Bridge AGM is held before the afternoon bridge session.


Bridge Xmas Party & Meal 2019 - 5th December at 6pm

In the Function Room 
Please arrive no later than 6pm.

The format will be the same as last year.

We will start with a few hands of fun bridge followed by our meal and prize giving.

Players of all standards welcome

The price for a 2-course meal is £23 and for 3-course meal the price is £28.
(NB: You pay on the night and please bring cash because we can't take credit cards.)

If you can join us, please book your place and let us know your meal choice here

NB: We will need to finalise numbers 7 days beforehand so the closing date to order is midnight on Thursday 28th November.

 Starter Options
Smoked Salmon Tartar… with salsa verde, lemon gel and ciabatta crisp
Smoked Chicken & Leek Terrine… with leek ash, roasted garlic puree, red pepper gel, apple and celery salad
Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup…  with chilli oil and rustic bread

Main Course Options
Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings… served with roast potatoes, cranberry stuffing, pigs in blankets, pan jus and seasonal vegetables
Slow Cooked Beef Brisket… served with whole grain mashed potatoes, caramelised shallots, pan jus and seasonal vegetables
Vegetable Wellington … served with peppers, kale, beetroot, vegetables tomato sauce, seasonal (V)

Dessert Options
Christmas Pudding Served with brandy ice cream
Chocolate Tart Berry compote and vanilla cream
Apple and Rhubarb Crumble… served with vanilla bean ice cream


Complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival… courtesy of Levy. 

Download an A4 flyer here

Are you interested in being on the Bridge Committee next year?
Are you interested in being on the Bridge Committee next year?

Next year there will be three vacancies on the Bridge Committee as Jan, Marijke and Sue are all stepping down.

So we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in being on the Bridge Committee in 2020.

If you are... please can you speak to or email Jan Weston.

Many thanks

The Bridge Committee


Andrew Robson at the EPC
Andrew Robson at the EPC


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A very special one-day bridge workshop and lesson with

Andrew Robson OBE on Thursday 28th November

Price: £25 members (£30 non-members) - includes lunch

NB: To ensure EPC members have first priority for booking non-members can only book from 1st September 2019

We are delighted that the UK’s leading Bridge guru Andrew Robson will be coming to the Edgbaston Priory Club in November.

Andrew is one of England’s leading players. He has represented England in the Bermuda Bowl, won the Gold Cup on many occasions and is The Times Bridge correspondent. On the day he will be happy to sign his books and other publications that are purchased.

The day will be hands on and lots of fun. The sessions are designed for regular club players. You can book by yourself, with your regular partner or as a table of four.

The format of the day

10.00-10.30     Arrival and coffee

10.30-12.30     Morning Session: Opening Leads… listening to the bidding to discover good leads.

12.30-13.30     Warm buffet lunch

13.30-15.30     Afternoon Session: Bidding Bad Hands… how to make them become good!

How to book

Please hand in a completed Booking form (Click here) and pay at the EPC Reception. We expect demand to be high and places are limited – so please book early to avoid disappointment.


2019 Monthly Sunday Evening Bridge Lessons
2019 Monthly Sunday Evening Bridge Lessons


Lesson Schedule for 2019 For Improvers & (NEW) Advanced Players

6.30pm-8.45pm in the Function Room

Click here to download an information sheet


For Improvers with Adam Friase

  • Nov 24 - Strong 2s and the 2 club opening
  • Dec 15 - Slam bidding


For Advanced Players with Guest Speakers

  • Nov 17 - Competitive part score bidding with Ian Thompson
  • Dec 1 - Mysterious Ways (The mischievous tips and tricks they won’t teach you in other lessons when you can’t follow the rules!) with Liam Johnston


Format: 2-hour sessions: 6.30pm-8.45pm (arrive at 6.15pm) in the Function Room


Lesson fees and how to book: Your two options are:

  1. Either: Pay-as-you go and select which lessons you want to attend and pay £9 (or £11.50 for visitors) for each two-hour lesson
  2. Or: Save money and book all 10 lessons for £50 (or £65 for visitors). For the:
    • Improvers lessons - please book and pay the tutor (Adam Fraise) directly
    • Advanced programme - please book and pay for this at the reception.


Any questions? Please email: Sue Froggatt


The 2019 Bridge Charity Evening
The 2019 Bridge Charity Evening

The Individual Winners at Our Charity Event

L-R: Carol Dainty, Ann Dawes (Winner) and Sue Bowan

For more photos of the evening click here


On Thursday 16th May we had 17 teams at our Annual Charity Event. We raised £2,220 for Beanstalk/The Oaks Primary School in Druids Heath to help provide literacy support for young children.

Big congratulations to the winner, Ann Dawes with 3,490 points... who wins her own trophy (The Ann Dawes Trophy).

Runner-up was visitor and ex-member Carol Dainty with 3,350 points and third was Sue Bowman with 2,980 points.

The Team Winners were 'The Jams' with 10,740 points. The four members of the winning team were Ann Dawes, Scilla Carney, Janice Wainwright and Sue Bowen.

Second came the 'The Forbidding Fourbidders' team with 8,700 points (Effie Richards, Amy Innes, Jan Rodrigo and Robert Nock) followed by 'The Dainty Taylors' with 8,520 points (Dylis and Andy Taylor with guest Carol and Dan Dainty).

We have many people to thank for making the evening a great success:

  • Bridge players, other EPC members and local suppliers... who donated prizes for the raffle
  • Roger Florey and his team... the auction for your gardening services will not be forgotten thanks to Di Fiveash making bids which frightened the auctioneer (husband Ray!)
  • Ronnie Shoebotham who donated/spent a huge sum in our auction to secure Roger's services
  • Barbara and others who helped sell a huge amount of raffle tickets
  • The many player "cake bakers" who did us proud and
  • Levy... who donated our teas and coffees.

On the evening we were joined for the second year running by the EPC Chairman (David) and Chair of Tennis (Ed) joining in and hope they will continue to join in again.

Annabel, Jan, Marijke, Ray & Sue

Your EPC Bridge Committee


Bridge Players in Turkey in 2019
Bridge Players in Turkey in 2019

Looks like bliss... sunshine, cocktails and bridge!

L-R: Rob, Charlie, Roger, Ray and Linda


Photos From Our First Bridge Holiday in Cyprus!
Photos From Our First Bridge Holiday in Cyprus!


For more holiday photos click here.


Recent Friendly Match Against Edgbaston Golf Club
Recent Friendly Match Against Edgbaston Golf Club

Edgbaston Golf Club (Host) vs. Edgbaston Priory Club on Friday 22 March 2019

L-R: Jeff Bissenden, Tom Burley, Miriam Woodman, Sue Bowman, Ken Franklin, Terry Blatter, Carmen Cuadrado, Tricia Sadiq, David Houston, Sue Froggatt, Jean Pratt, Tricia Jones (Organiser for the Golf Club), Jane Betts, Annabel Hampson, Jan Rodrigo, Ros Tullock Gerri Draysey, Ray Fiveash, Marijke Rodrigo (Organiser for the EPC), Robert Nock, Heather Bissenden, Mary Ann Betts, Jo Oakley, Patrick Bookey

PS: EPC Won by 6,520 points

Share Your Story
Share Your Story


We would love to hear more about why you started playing bridge and what keeps you playing.

To share your story please click here and answer these few questions:


How long have you been playing bridge? When did you first start playing?

Why did you start playing bridge? What was the catalyst behind you taking up bridge?

In the early days, who did you play with?

What keeps you playing? What do you like most about bridge?

(Optional) What would improve your bridge playing experience at the club?


Annabel will then contact you to write up your story to add to our growing collection.


Christmas Bridge Fun Games & Dinner
Christmas Bridge Fun Games & Dinner


Click here to see all the photos from our Xmas party.


The 2018 Bridge weekend away!
The 2018 Bridge weekend away!


To see lots more photos from our weekend away please click here

To read the feedback from our weekend away please click here


2018-19 Bridge AGM
2018-19 Bridge AGM


Please click here to see a copy of the presentation given at our recent AGM


The Ken Franklin Trophy
The Ken Franklin Trophy


Many congratulations to Marijke and Mark who have won the Trophy for a second year running - well played and well deserved.  Also very well done to the runners up Angela and Gill and Carol and Shirley.

It was a super ‘turn out’ so can I just thank everyone who attended and made the afternoon so worthwhile.

Also a particular thank again to Ken, the Benefactor, the Committee who organise these events but in particular to Ray who had a lot of work to do organising such a large group with a not uncomplicated movement to ensure fairness to all players.  He undertook this difficult challenge extremely well - it's not easy organising, directing and playing so many thanks to him for his massive contribution.  

This job wasn’t made easier as a result of a Police arrest which delayed the start of the event - all just to adds to the stress. Well done everyone and thank you.

Jan Weston

Beginner Bridge Crash Courses


The Bridge Committee have decided in future to run the Beginners Bridge Crash Courses "on demand".

If you, or you know someone, would like to attend please email Sue and let her know and she will add you to the list.

When we have sufficient numbers we will then organise another course at the club with Adam Fraise. 

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Bridge Playing Celebs!


Take a look at some famous UK bridge players here - how many do you recognise?

Can you name all the players that went to Turkey in 2018?
Can you name all the players that went to Turkey in 2018?



Playing bridge in Turkey in May 2018
Playing bridge in Turkey in May 2018
EPC Bridge Players in Turkey, May 2017
EPC Bridge Players in Turkey, May 2017

Anne, Jan, Amy, Marijke, Roger, Jan, John, David, James, Val & Diane at Lykia World

See more photos here.

The 2017-18 Bridge Committee
The 2017-18 Bridge Committee


You can find out more about our individual roles, tasks and responsibilities here.


The EPC Bridge Club


The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club

Welcome to the EPC bridge club.

We are primarily a private member's racquets and fitness club, with a historic and proud connection to lawn tennis.

Bridge has been played at the club for over 40 years (see the 'timeline' menu section) and is a thriving and growing activity at the club.

We aim to support both learners and regular players, and host fun charity events and weekends away.

EPC Bridge Vision Statement


"To encourage and enable members to enjoy playing bridge and add value to the membership experience.

We will provide access to the game for beginners and help intermediate and good players to improve their skills through lessons up to and including competition level.

Bridge at the EPC will provide fun and foster friendship."


The EPC Bridge Committee, 2017

Results & Analysis

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26th November 2019
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
3rd December 2019
Function Room 1pm
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10th December 2019
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
Director: Marijke
Director: Annabel
Director: Ray Fiveash