Cath Fox has asked all ECBA clubs to display an advertisement for a new website and initiative for Youth Bridge. Click here for what it has to say, and follow the onward links, including those detailing local activities. While not of direct relevance to members, this is an important initiative, and members may have children or - more likely - grandchildren, who might enjoy the game. Or friends with the same. If the game is to survive, it needs new blood.  

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'Play it again'

Have you yet tried the 'Play it Again' feature available on this website via the Results Pages?  Click on your name in the Rankings List to view your Scorecard. Then in the board list on the right of the screen, select the board of interest and click on 'Play it Again'.  From the comfort of your own home, you can see how you could / should have made that slam!

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Welcome to Mountnessing BC
Welcome to the Mountnessing Bridge Club Website

The Club is open for F2F play, and we are glad to see an increasing number of members returning to the Club. 

In accord with government guidelines, we have now decided to relax the Club Covid rules. See below. 

Last updated : 9th Mar 2022 18:43 GMT
Club AGM - 9th June 2022

The Club AGM will now be held on Thursday 9th June. This has been moved due to the late announcement of the proposals.

This will be an important meeting for the future of the Club, so please would members make a note in their diaries and make every effort to attend.

To provide time for full discussion and bridge afterwards, the AGM will commence at 19:00.

The Agenda and briefing papers will be made available to members in good time ahead of the event. It is unlikely that there will be time for AOB on the night, so would members with matters they wish to raise please let a member of the Committee know at least a week ahead of the event so they can be included on the Agenda.

Last updated : 13th May 2022 21:05 BST

The ECBA is holding its annual AGM at Barleylands on Saturday 14th May, at 14:30, with a free session of duplicate bridge after the meeting. This AGM is important as the ECBA Committee is up for re-election, with our own John McCoy standing as the new Chairman and other Club members also standing for places on the ECBA Committee. For further information, see the ECBA Website

Last updated : 25th Apr 2022 18:08 BST
Club Annual Ladders 2021/22 - Final Standings

The ladders for the past year have reached their conclusions. Congratulations to:-

  1. Val Mollison for winning the Ladies' Ladder, and thereby the Faye Wernick Trophy
  2. Peter Oake for winning the Gentlemen's Ladder, and thereby the Lionel Wernick Trophy

Peter also has 'first refusal' as Club Captain for the 2022/23 season.

Click on the links above for full details. 

Last updated : 3rd Apr 2022 13:11 BST
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Thanks to all who competed for the Mary Rogers Trophy on 24th March which doubled as support for the Ukrainian emergency. All table money was donated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, and - including members' generous donations - a total of £205 was raised which doubled to £410 when donated via theBigGive

Last updated : 25th Mar 2022 18:42 GMT
Mary Rogers Trophy

Well done to Les Curtis and Dave Piper who won the Mary Rogers Trophy for 2022 by a comfortable margin. That's in addition to their victory in the Windmill Trophy and joining The Seventy Club earlier in the year. Something must be done about this!

Last updated : 25th Mar 2022 19:31 GMT

There are no longer any legal Covid restrictions. So, while the Club Committee will continue to monitor how this should affect the Club's policy, it has been decided that we should now relax our 'terms of play'. So:-

  1. If you are diagnosed with, or show symptoms of, Covid or Flu, we would still expect you to stay away until you are recovered. 
  2. Asymptomatic attendees may of course wear masks if they wish, but need not do so, nor take a Covid test unless circumstances suggest they should.
  3. All should use hand sanitizer on entry to the Club.
  4. Unvaccinated individuals may attend at their own risk. 

We hope these measures will continue to provide a safe environment for all our members. 

Last updated : 9th Mar 2022 18:46 GMT
The Seventy Club

Well done to Les Curtis and Dave Piper who have joined the exclusive Seventy Club after an excellent session on Thursday 3rd March 2022

Last updated : 25th Mar 2022 19:32 GMT
EBU Junior Squad Sim Pairs - Thursday 10th Feb 2022

Well done to Alaric Cundy and John Sutcliffe for winning the above event at Club level. Alaric & John came 8th nationally, though in a disappointingly small field.

The National results and the booklet / hand analysis are available online here.

Last updated : 4th Mar 2022 13:21 GMT
Windmill Trophy 2021

Well done to Les Curtis and Dave Piper who comfortably won the Club winter championship in a good turnout for these Covid times. 

Click here for the full table of results. 

Les & Dave also won the somewhat less prestigious Player of the Month competition for November: see the notice to the right. 

Last updated : 27th Nov 2021 11:52 GMT
Club AGM: Thursday 2nd September 2021 - Minutes and Accounts

The approved minutes of the AGM and the Annual Accounts are available here, or from the menu-item on the left, as are the latest Covid Rules (also under the Information section). 

Last updated : 3rd Oct 2021 13:08 BST
Find a partner scheme

If you are looking for a partner, you have three basic options:

  • Log in to the Members' Area where you can view current contact details for all members, and you can optionally send email(s) to players of interest to you (see the panel below about 'Accessing the Members' Area if necessary); or
  • Use the on-line partner matching service available through this website (see the panel below about 'Accessing the Members' Area if necessary); the advantage of this method is that your request is posted immediately though the disadvantage is that you may need to wait for other players to see the post; or
  • Send an email to This action will result in an email being sent to potential partners, though there could be a delay as such action triggers a manual process.
Last updated : 13th Feb 2019 09:44 GMT
Accessing the (password protected) Membership Area

If you have not already done so, please click on the 'Membership' menu item, then follow the instructions.  Enter your email address as your 'name' and then press 'Forgotten Password'.  You will then receive an email with a password that will enable you to log into the membership area.  NB You MUST use the email address by which the club recognises you, e.g., the one to which Secretary sends you club-related messages.  Once you have registered on the system in this way, you will be able to log into the membership area, where several services are open to you:

  • You can view the current club membership list, on which you can find your 'Club ID', which serves as your personal 'short-code' for the wireless scoring system. 
  • You can also register that you are seeking a partner.  Note that in the Calendar summary to the right of this pane, if you spot the message Partner? then it means that at least one potential partner is available;  if you spot the message Bookings then it means that at least one partnership has been arranged - but there could be another partner available.  Click on the Partner? or Bookings message to reveal details.
  • You can also access documents that are restricted to club members, such as, the agenda and papers for the Club's AGM
Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:53 BST
New to Bridge?

If you want to learn to play Bridge, we have two suggestions:

  • Some of our individual members do offer private learning and development opportunities.  If you are interested, send us a message via the 'Contact Us' link, which is accessible through the left hand menu
  • On the 'Useful Links' page you will find a link to a commercial on-line Bridge Learning experience
Last updated : 30th Aug 2019 09:53 BST
Our Club in brief...
Our Club in brief...

We are a friendly medium sized (usually 8 - 12 tables) bridge club that meets every Thursday evening at Mountnessing Village Hall to play duplicate bridge.  Play starts at 7.30pm and pairs should arrive at 07:15: if you arrive unannounced after 7.25 you may not get a game. The club uses wireless scoring and computer-dealt boards.   Visitors and players with limited experience are always welcome, but note that you do need to have arranged a partner in advance as we do not currently operate a 'host' system.

Membership Renewals & Table Money for 2022/23

Club Membership for up for renewal for 2022/23 in April at £10 per person. Table money remains at £2.50 per person for Members, though the cost for Visitors will revert to £4.00. All our regulars are encouraged to become Members, not only for the cost benefits but to enable them fully to participate in Club Competitions and Ladders, and to be eligible to vote in referenda. 

For those who can't make it to the Club at the moment, but who want to retain membership, the Application Form, with instructions for payment, is here: PDF, MS Word


Well done to our intrepid Scorer - Cath Fox - who, as of March 2022, has gained the EBU rank of National Master

Well done to Les Curtis and Dave Piper (yes, them again) for jointly winning Player of the Month for March 2022. Click the box heading for the results. A complete historical record of past winners - together with progress for the current month - can be found here.

Results - 14th April 2022

There was a problem with the scoring system on Thursday 14th April which we were unfortunately not able to rectify, so the results couldn't be calculated, loaded to the website, or sent to the EBU. Please accept our apologies for this. Thankfully the problem (with Windows 11, for which the EBU has supplied a fix) is now resolved

Thursday Pairs 29
Director: Val Mollison
Scorer: Cath Fox
Director: Val Mollison
Scorer: Cath Fox
Director: Val Mollison
Scorer: Cath Fox
Director: Val Mollison
Scorer: Cath Fox
Director: John McCoy
Scorer: Cath Fox
Director: Val Mollison
Scorer: Cath Fox
Director: John McCoy
Scorer: Cath Fox
Mary Rogers Trophy
Director: John McCoy
Scorer: John McCoy
19th May 2022
AGM at 19:00; Pairs at 19:30
Director: TBA
26th May 2022
Hall Unavailable
2nd June 2022
19:15 for 19:30
Director: TBA
9th June 2022
19:15 for 19:30
Director: TBA
16th June 2022
19:15 for 19:30
Director: TBA
23rd June 2022
19:15 for 19:30
Director: TBA
30th June 2022
19:15 for 19:30
Director: TBA