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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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Welcome to Newbury Bridge Club
2024 Calendar

From January 2024 the 1st Tuesday of the month will be a Relaxed Hosted session (as we ran on 31st October) , the 3rd Tuesday will be Challenge Cup. The first Thursday of the month will be Pairs Championship and the 4th Thursday Teams. The first Thursday in January (4th Jan) will be a qualifier for the Berks and Bucks pairs competition, the Waller Bowl. The first Thursday in February (1st Feb) will be a qualifier for the Hants and IOW pairs competition, the Pottage Cup. The first Thursday in March will be a qualifier for the Chiltern League Elimination Pairs. The 4th Thursday in January (25th Jan) will be a qualifier for the Berks and Bucks teams competition, the Committee Cup.

Newbury Bridge Club AGM 2023

The Annual General Meeting of Newbury Bridge Club will be held at Newbury Rugby Club on Monday 4th December 2023 at 7pm.
Nominations are invited for the following positions: Treasurer
Committee member - two vacancies (proposed Yvonne Bell, Clare Reseigh).
The following Committee members are standing for re-election: John Harland, Sue Oliver, Brian Medhurst.
The following are continuing in their roles: President Ann McMahon, Chairman Alan Oliver, Secretary David Barratt, Acting Treasurer and Committee member Frans Vas Nunes, Committee member Sallie Cheek.
Nominations require a proposer and seconder, and the forms can be obtained from David Barratt.
A full agenda will be circulated two weeks in advance of the AGM. There will be a free rubber bridge session after the meeting.

Beginners' Course starting January 2024
Beginners' Course starting January 2024

Beginners' Course 2024

Bridge is an absorbing and fascinating hobby, good for the brain and a great way of making new friends. This is a course is for beginners or those who wish to improve their game. The course will follow the syllabus of the English Bridge Union’s “Bridge for All” programme. The full course which will be at least 36 session over three terms. No partner or experience required. 

Dates and Times: Monday evenings, starting 7th Jan ( with breaks at Easter & over the Summer)   The lessons will run from 7:10 to 9:30pm, with a short break for refreshments.

Course Tutors: Sallie Cheek / John  Harland.

Venue:  The Westridge Studio at Highclere (a 10 minute drive from the centre of Newbury).  Free parking on the premises.  Coffee, tea and soft drinks provided.

Course Description:  Learn to play Bridge, the best card game in the world, using a “hands-on” syllabus, while having fun and making new friends.

Student requirements:  Pen and paper only. Students will need a copy of the EBUs course workbook “Book 1- Beginning Bridge, We offer this to students at the discounted cost of £20 (£30 in the EBU shop). The workbook will see you through a full year of lessons. Students will be encouraged to spend about an hour a week studying and answering quizzes and  to play bridge with other students in their homes between lessons. 

Course Fees:  £70 per term, plus the Student Workbook as above. The course fee also includes one year’s membership of the English Bridge Union with the following benefits.
A welcome pack on joining, including an 18 month EBU diary (while stocks last)  A copy of Discovery, the online publication for newer bridge players. The magazine English Bridge, sent to members 4 times a year. The opportunity to attend Really Easy weekend bridge breaks for students

If applicants are interested we will offer a taster session.

Further Information: contact John Harland on 07973 654863 e-mail

draft Committee Meeting minutes 22nd November 2023

These are now available in Members Only as are the minutes of all previous meetings.

Hampshire and IOW calendar/events

 Please see below links to HIWCBA events  
HIWCBA Calendar       Candover Sunday 1st October 2023              Jack high Sunday 29th October 2023                 Wessex Swiss Pairs Sunday 26th November 2023-24

Newbury Bridge Club


Monday evening

Improvers F2F at Westridge. £2

Rubber F2F at Rugby Club  £3



Tuesday afternoon Social Bridge Online on Tuesday £1 14.00
Tuesday evening F2F Rugby Club - £3 (3rd week Challenge Cup) 19.15 
Wednesday evening Rubber bridge on line £1 18.50
Thursday afternoon F2F Afternoon Bridge at Chieveley - £2 13.15.
Thursday evening Newbury Virtual Club BBO- BB$3 (4th week Teams at Rugby Club £3) 19.15 
Friday evening Improvers online (repeat of Monday) £1 19.15
Saturday morning Social Bridge Online on Saturday £1 10.00


Please see 'Club Calendar' for more details


F2F Rubber Bridge sessions on Monday evenings at Rugby Club

F2F Rubber bridge at the Rugby Club. Monday evenings. 7pm. It would be helpful if you can register in advance.  

Rubber Bridge online

You can play Rubber Bridge on line on Wednesday evenings. Contact Richard Bungey or Dave Beeley

Table money

As agreed at the AGM the table money at Newbury Rugby Club is now £3. Chieveley is still £2. Monies will continue to be collected by monthly billing as it has been post Covid.

AGM 2023
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

Afternoon Bridge at Chieveley F2F
Rubber Bridge online (3 tables)
Social Bridge Online on Tuesday
F2F at Rugby Club
F2F Rubber Bridge at Rugby Club ( 2 tables)
Social Bridge Online on Saturday
F2F Teams at Rugby Club
Afternoon Bridge at Chieveley F2F
Rubber Bridge online (3 tables)
Social Bridge Online on Tuesday
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
Social Bridge Online on Saturday
Director: Richard Colley
Mon 4th Dec 2023
no Improvers
Mon 4th Dec 2023
AGM followed by Rubber Bridge
Tue 5th Dec 2023
Chidwick Cup Sim Pairs in aid of Air Ambulance
Director: David Barratt
Scorer: John
Tue 5th Dec 2023
Social Bridge Online on Tuesday
Wed 6th Dec 2023
Rubber Bridge online
Thu 7th Dec 2023
Afternoon Bridge at Chieveley F2F
Director: Janet Fuller
Scorer: Richard Cottle