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Welcome to Newton Abbot Bridge Club
Returning to "face to face" Bridge

As you know our venue, the Racecourse, has a contract with the NHS for Covid testing and vaccination. This involves the use of our bridge room. We have no idea yet when we will be able to get our room back. So we have decided to try out an alternative venue for face-to-face bridge on Thursday evenings.

We will be playing at the Devon County Football Association Headquarters on Coach Road. Postcode TQ12 1EJ. Our first night there will be on September 30th. Please arrive and be seated by 6-30 for a 6-45 start. There is free parking on site and table money will be £2-50 (£3-50 for visitors). Table money will include free tea and coffee. Midway through the session we intend to have a short break of around 15 minutes which will give time for players to get some fresh air or go to the bar for refreshments.

We will ensure that the room is well ventilated with hand sanitiser available. Some players may choose to wear masks or visors if they wish. Players in the North position will have sole charge of the Bridgemate and it will not be necessary for East to touch it to verify the score if they so wish.  

At present we are running online bridge twice a week [Tuesdays and Thursdays on BBO] and this will continue until 30th September. From 1st October onwards we will continue to run the popular Tuesday online session. There will no longer be a Thursday online session. 

Looking forward to meeting each other again across the Bridge table. 

Finally, here is a map showing where the Devon County F.A. HQ venue is in Newton Abbot.



Newton Abbot Online Bridge

 Club online sessions are currently held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

(But note that after 30th September it will be Tuesdays only)

Bridge starts at 6.45pm

Please arrive and be seated by 6.30pm.

This allows the Director time to sort out the movement and resolve last minute problems.


 The results including details of hands and contracts will be viewable as usual on the Results tab. 

You may take part whether or not you are an Newton Abbot Bridge Club Member or  an EBU member.

Entry cost  is 3BB$ per person payable when you and your partner register on BBO to play in a session -

Registration is open from two hours before the scheduled start time of a session. Until then you will not find the event listed. 

If you would like to play online but do not have a partner you can use our partner finding page which you can access here - 


Many members have been introduced to online bridge through the practice sessions organised by Don and Betty.

If you are new to online bridge and would like to play in a taster practice session please contact 

Don (01626 879407) or

Betty (01626 891004)

New practice sessions may take several days to schedule depending on demand and availability.

For an introduction to playing online on BridgeBase Online (BBO) click here

There is also an excellent FAQ and beginners guide from Bath Bridge club here


Provide BBO User Names for Online Event

In order to play in NABC competitions, the club will need to know your BBO name and other details in advance. 

You do not need to provide information again if you have already provided your BBO username for online events or have received training from Don and Betty.

It is essential that details for players not already known to us are given by completing the box provided below.

This must be done at least 24 hours before the competition is due to start to ensure we can process submissions in time. If we can not then players may be blocked when they register.

Need help with BBO? Check our BBO Introduction

For more information contact Don Pearson 01626 879407 or Betty Golding 01626 891004

Details Provided Since Last Event


Postings/Entries will appear here, but none currently posted !!

Everybody needs to go onto the BBO website and register for the event or tournament from 2 hours in advance.

Please do not leave it to the last minute as we need to resolve any of your problems and finalise the movement before we start.

If there is a pair prepared to act as a spare pair in the event of our having a half table then can they please email Don Pearson

Spare Pairs must be available at the start of the session and will be invited to a table if required - Spare Pairs have free entry into the session.

Click for detailed instructions and screenshots


All About Us

The information below will apply from 30th September after we have re-started face-to-face bridge.

As an EBU affiliated club with over 150 members, we offer duplicate bridge for all players from beginners through to Grand Masters.  Situated at the Devon County Football Association HQ there is free parking, we are open on Thursday evenings.

Note that the committee are considering running gentle, No Fear face to face bridge on a weekday afternoon in the future. Gentle, no fear bridge will be available for those who want a relaxed session.  It will suit beginners looking to play duplicate bridge after their tuition and for those who want a less competitive game.  An experienced Director will be on hand to answer questions, provide support and guide those who are unsure. Master Points at this session will not be issued. However, players will still have their NGS updated and will be entitled to their Diary and Magazine.

Tuesday - will continue with online BBO bridge (see above). 

Thursday – this will be our face-to-face night for experienced players and improvers to play a serious competitive game of bridge.

We have a reputation for being a very friendly club where there is something for everyone and everyone is welcome.  Visitors are particularly welcome. 

Information about our hosting system can be found in the link on the left under ‘Find a Partner’.  Visitors or members without access to our 'Members only' page are invited to contact Will Hand on 01364 661331 who may be able to help.

Bridge lessons in Torquay
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Daytime teaching sessions at the Torquay Club will commence on Thursday 16th September. ..........

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Table money and subscriptions


Tue 21st September 2021
Bridgebase online Pairs
Director: Don
Scorer: Don
Thu 23rd September 2021
Bridgebase online Pairs
Director: Don
Scorer: Don
Bridgebase online Pairs
Director: Don
Scorer: Don
Bridgebase online Pairs
Director: Don
Scorer: Don
Bridgebase online Pairs
Director: Don
Scorer: Don
Bridgbasde online Pairs
Director: Don
Scorer: Don