Hayling Island Bridge Club
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Host available on rubber bridge evenings
Welcome to the website
for Hayling Island Bridge Club


Dear Members

There has been some talk of bridge clubs opening using masks and sanitisers.  However your Committtee feels that despite taking these precautions we cannot social distance the full meter at the tables.  As that is the current advice from the Government, until the EBU/HIWCBA condone a return to the table we cannot consider reopening.

The Committee

26th July 2020



Opportunities for Competitive Online Bridge

From Mike Kinsey (HIWCBA Chief Tournament Director)


Petersfield Bridge Club are running a laid-back Pairs on Friday afternoons.

We know there are a number of local clubs who may have insufficient active on-line members to run their own on-line events.  

So we will be making these semi-open events.

That is, you will only be able to play if I have your BBO alias.

I have these for PBC Members and Improvers, but we will welcome members of local clubs, friends, family, etc.

If you or your members would like to play please register your name and BBO alias on the PBC website.  

(Or send me a list by e-mail)

Start time 14:00 

18 Boards


BB$3 registration

You will need to register for the event on BBO after noon on Friday.

Log-in, select 'Virtual Clubs', 'EBU - England' and PBC Afternoon should be in the pending list. Select title (not host) to register.

(NB The host will be VEBU204878)

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Newsletter 18
May 2020
Romsey is virtually back!

In reality Romsey hasn't been anywhere, but now you can enjoy most of the thrill and experience of an afternoon event at the Crosfield Hall from the comfort of your own home.

Mike Kinsey our Chief TD has successfully trialled running pairs events on BBO and will be setting up regular events.
When better than the traditional 14:00 start on a Sunday.
The first event will be held this coming Sunday 10th May.

To enter please use the usual entry form on the website here: be sure to provide your BBO aliases.

Most unfortuately we have not yet found a way of providing one of Anns' plated teas virtually, so you will need to make your own!
Any questions or queries please
 e-mail Mike Kinsey,

Details of other online events will be made available on the County website here








Bridge Club Live

PRESS RELEASE - 16th March, 2020

(updated 20 March)


BridgeClubLive is adding ClubCentric facilities for F2F players whose clubs are closed and wish to play online.

  • Until 31st March, Face2Face club bridge players who wish to continue playing bridge can do so online at BridgeClubLive at a special introductory rate of just £1 for 30 days.
  • Club Secretaries are now invited to Register their Club so their members can then add their Club affiliation to their Profile. Members can then continue playing as if in their club with their regular partner from the comfort of their own home.
  • The Main DIDO (DropinDropout) Tournament Room provides an automated movement to any partnership with a minimum commitment to 4 boards at each sitting. 96 boards are available throughout every day, and all players who complete 16 or more boards will appear on the next day's Leader Board. All boards are fully archived, and can be replayed at any time and compared with all others who have played the same board.
  • BCL has a code of ethics covering politeness and fair play which is actively enforced.
  • As a CLUB FACILITY, a dedicated Ladder for each registered club will list the results for all those club members as a subset of the overall DIDO Tournament result. Each Club will have it's own single Web page with information, specific to that club and a list of players' ALIAS's who have registered online.
  • All the other regular tournament rooms including a social room are also available and additional features and improvements geared towards each club will be rolled out according to demand and feasability.


  1. To benefit from the CLUB facilities, each club member, must be a full member of BCL. There are many incentives to join right now.
  2. Go to the "CLUBS" page which is visible from the Main Menu page of BCL under "Members->Clubs". There you will see your other club members listed by ALIAS
  3. Play at any time of day or night in the DIDO room, and see your results specific to your partnership and other club members on the "CLUB" page.
  4. When online, you can now press a new 'LOCAL CLUB' button, and see just those members of your local club and whether they are online or playing or just waiting for a game.



Duplicate Bridge played every Thursday evening in a competitive yet friendly manner. EBU Affiliated.Visitors and new members welcome but please phone the Chairman or Vice Chairman first, click for contact details Committee

There is a host system operating on rubber bridge evenings. If you don't have a partner, just turn up.

If you need a partner for Duplicate Bridge click here or phone Philippa, contact details under Committee page.

To find our website again, please click
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Hayling Island Bridge Club, Hayling Island, near Havant, Hampshire
for Rubber Bridge and Duplicate Bridge


These new sessions are being postponed until the Coronavirus situation makes them possible

Our apologies but this is not the time to start a new venture

3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7.00pm – 9.30pm
with Leigh Harding, creator of No Fear Bridge website



Russell McKerracher is now running bridge lessons Wednesdays 2 - 4pm and Thursdays 2.30 - 4.30pm at the Activity Centre.  If you are interested, please ring Russell on 02392463437. 

Thu 30th July 2020
Director: Aubrey Welterveden
Scorer: Mike Wooding
On the door: Shirley
Thu 6th August 2020
Director: Jim Norman
Scorer: Mike Wooding
On the door: Terry
Thu 13th August 2020
Director: Leigh Harding
Scorer: Philippa Berry
On the door: Annette
Thu 20th August 2020
Director: Jim Norman
Scorer: Philippa Berry
On the door: Janet