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Purchasing BB$

It is necessary to pay in advance to Bridge Base Online (BBO) in order to play in Newton Abbot's online events. BBO is an American website and  accepts payment for what they call Bridge Base dollars (BB$,) 

There is a minimum purchase amount of BB$10 and the payment you make is converted to UK £. Your account is credited and will then be debited by $3 when you pay the table money for an event .

Register to Play in an online Event

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


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

We play at the Recreational Trust on Marsh Road. Postcode TQ12 2AR 

There is free parking on site and table money is £2-50 (£3-50 for visitors). If the car park is full in the evening then Cricketfield Road car park is nearby (5 minute walk) where parking is free after 6-00pm. 

We are continuing with the hosted Relaxed Bridge sessions on Tuesday afternoons, 1-15 for a 1-30 start, and the more competitive Thursday evening sessions at 6-30 for a 6-45 start.  The Tuesday sessions are in the bar and the Thursday sessions are in a function room exclusively for our own use. The bar is open in the evening along with other recreational facilities. Please ask at reception for directions to the bar and function room. 

Here is a map showing where the Recreational Trust venue is in Newton Abbot.

Hope to see you playing Bridge with us!



Newton Abbot Online Bridge

For the latest results from the online session hosted by Plymouth (Mar 7th), click here

Club online sessions are currently held on Tuesday evenings.

Bridge starts at 7.00 pm  (please register in good time before then)

Newton Abbot and Plymouth have joined forces for BBO on line events

and are hosting sessions on alternate weeks.

Just search New [ for Newton ] and PLY for [ Plymouth ] in the normal way.


 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 a 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 - 



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

All About Us

As an EBU affiliated club, we offer duplicate bridge for all players from beginners through to Grand Masters. 

Tuesday afternoon - Hosted Relaxed Bridge.  Suitable for all standards. 

Tuesday evening - online BBO bridge suitable for improvers and more experienced players. 

Thursday evening – this is our 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. 

For more information contact the Secretary Will Hand on 01364 661331 who will be able to help.

Learn to play Bridge

‘Beginning Bridge’ Course at the Newton Abbot Recreation Centre.

12 Lesson Course starts, Tuesday 16th May, completes 1st Aug 1330 – 1530

Details from:

Tell your friends! 

2023 Devon Congress

To be held on 14th, 15th and 16th April in Torquay.

Click here for much more information.

Need a Partner?

Please contact our Partnership Coordinator, Michael Allen, by email:

… and he will reply, asking for dates & details, and then search for a suitable partner.

Tue 21st March 2023
BBO Pairs Plymouth
Director: Andy
Scorer: Andy
Thu 23rd March 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ferai
Scorer: Ferai
Tue 28th March 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Director: Ian
Scorer: Dawn
Host: yes
Tue 28th March 2023
BBO Pairs Newton Abbot
Director: Ferai
Scorer: Ferai
Thu 30th March 2023
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard
Scorer: Ferai
Tue 4th April 2023
Relaxed Pairs
Director: Ian
Scorer: Dawn
Host: yes
Relaxed Pairs
Director: Ian
Scorer: Dawn
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Richard
Scorer: Ferai Akyol
Relaxed Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: John
BBO Pairs Newton Abbot
Director: Don
Scorer: Don