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County Events & Local Charity Events

If you're interested in what might be going on outside the club go to County Calendar / Events on the menu to find out what events are being run by Berks & Bucks, Hants/ IoW, and the Chiltern League. Also see Local Charity bridge Events.

Convention Cards

A reminder from the  directors: If you are playing anything but very basic ACOL you and your partner both require the same printed convention card available for perusal by your opponents. The easiest way to achieve this is to download a card from the EBU by clicking  HERE  You can then modify it to your own system. If you are unable to download one for any reason there are also now some blank convention cards in the cupboard in the playing room.

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Online NBC Bridge Sessions now on calendar
Rubber Bridge

The club held the inaugural on-line rubber bridge session last Wednesday evening and 5 tables of players had a very enjoyable 2 hours play.
The club has decided to run weekly rubber sessions, initially on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Rubber Bridge will be free of charge to members.
The level of technology required to join in is very low and Richard and John are very keen to assist anyone wanting help to get started.
If you are interested in getting involved or want to know more, please contact Richard or John even if you are unable to play on Wednesdays, but would like to join if other days became available. Non-members are welcome to come along for free “taster” sessions, but will be asked to join the club by paying the club subscription if they enjoy it and want to continue in the longer term. Please note, that as we are not actually meeting face to face, we are unable to provide prizes!



Autumn Virtual Handicap

We have set up  a new competition running from 1st September to end of October for all Tuesday Virtual Club events. This is an individual competition similar to the old Challenge Cup. You'll find it in Competitions 2020. The handicaps are now the current ones based on NGS grades

Berks & Bucks Online Teams of Eight and Chiltern League Teams of Eight

 Keith Terrell has organised a team for the Berks and Bucks Teams of Eight. KT + Martin,  Mad + Mac, Stuart + Eleanor, Sue Oliver, Peter Cherrett, Pauline Serby. We have also entered a team in the Chiltern League. Captain Ann McMahon.

Newbury Virtual Teams

Congratulations to Roundabout  team members: Richard Ray, Christine Ray, Gary Renolds,Andrew Ferguson and Mary Ferguson who won the first Newbury Virtual Teams league. The second one is about to start.

 final table (first season)

Fixtures season 2

table season 2

Online Playing Sessions organised by NBC

There is a regular Newbury Virtual Club session on Tuesday evening at 7.15. pm. These are exclusively for Newbury Bridge Club  members and cost 3 BB$. We play 18 boards in 2 board rounds in a two-winner Mitchell with 16 minutes being allowed for each round. You can register from 5.15. If you would like to play but do not have a partner please contact 

There is also  the second Newbury Virtual Teams League in progress. (see box above) 

The online ABCOL playing sessions which are now well established are aimed at ABC/Improvers  plus anyone else who would like to join in. The new Graduates have also begun to to play in these. They are being run by John Harland plus various helpers at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday and  Thursday and at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday. These sessions are now on the calendar and are likely to be repeated weekly for the forseeable future. 

There is an Improvers/Graduates session on Friday at 7.15. p.m. Sometimes both groups will meet together, sometimes separately but we anticipate thre will be some movement between the two groups. We have run one taster 'Relaxed Virtual Club' session (no Zoom) for the Improvers,

There is also a supervised play session on Monday at 2.30. p.m. where hands are discussed immediately after they are bid and played which is open to all. 

To help us with the organisation please book in for the above ABCOL sessions either as a pair or as an individual seeking a partner. 

For more information please contact johnharland@ntlworld ,or


All meetings of Newbury Bridge Club are cancelled until further notice (except those online!)

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Thanks to Mary Murphy who sent us this poem.


The date of our move is almost certain to be delayed for some time with the coronavirus situation but we will no longer meet at the Conservative Club.

Following considerable research from The Committee it has been been decided that we have only one alternative venue to relocate to on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Deanwood Park Golf Club. We have looked at many venues but no others could provide what we required. Many suitable venues were not available on the evenings we needed them. Others did not have enough parking spaces and others were too expensive. Deanwood Park Golf Club and John Bowness the General Manager have been very accommodating and are looking forward to hosting us. The Committee are aware that Deanwood is further from the centre of Newbury and are trying to coordinate lifts for members that require them.

Members' Area

Club Members can access the Members' Area by clicking on the 'Members Only' link above this box. If you have any difficulty email

ABCOL Play Session
Rubber Bridge NEW
ABCOL Play Sessions
Newbury Virtual Club Session
Saturday Howell
ABCOL Play Session
ABCOL Play Session
Newbury Virtual Club Session
ABCOL Play Session
ABCOL Play Session
Mon 21st Sep 2020
Graduates/Improvers Supervised Play
Director: JRH
Tue 22nd Sep 2020
ABCOL Play Session
Director: RB
Tue 22nd Sep 2020
Newbury Virtual Club Session
7.15 pm
Wed 23rd Sep 2020
Rubber Bridge
7.00 pm
Director: RB
Thu 24th Sep 2020
ABCOL Play Session
Director: JRH
Fri 25th Sep 2020
Improvers Relaxed Virtual Club Session
Sat 26th Sep 2020
ABCOL Play Session
Director: RB