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Welcome to the home of Duplicate Bridge in Norfolk - registered charity no. 1171798
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We are in the process of updating this site and making it more functional.

Some of the information is almost medieval and we are deleting as much as we can.

Apologies for any inconvenience, please bear with us. 

Forthcoming Events

Our next event is the Barclays Bank Trophy for those pairs who have qualified in heats held at clubs. It will be held on December 4 at 11.00 in the Costessey Centre – bring lunch! To enter please go to Entry Forms in the left hand menu.  The entry fee is £6 per pair and we expect to play around 40 boards depending on numbers.

On January 8 it’s the Eastern Counties Cup – a teams event which is our qualifier for the EBU’s Pachabo Trophy. The Pachabo will be held online, so we will use RealBridge starting at 11.00. To enter, go to  Entry Forms in the left hand menu - £4 per player. Green Points are awarded.

And the big one! Our Face-to-Face Congress on April 1-2, 2023 to be held at the Wensum Valley Hotel. Make a note in your diary. Details and entry instructions will be available shortly.

Bridge in Need Appeal


As a result of the Covid situation and the lockdown it is clear that bridge is facing an uncertain future. Even clubs in large counties are reporting low attendances at face-to-face events as well as lower numbers playing online. This needs to be addressed if the game is to flourish, hence the Bridge in Need Appeal (BIN).

For all players, if you want the game we all enjoy to progress, there is a NEED to play in live events as much as possible. For players at clubs, there is a NEED to support your club events and to participate in county events to challenge yourself.

For experienced players at county events, there is a NEED to welcome and encourage both new players and lesser players at such events. If you have a great love for the game, don’t BIN it, just see what you can do to help in its time of NEED.

Robert Smith

NCBA Chairman

Free One-day Beginners Course

Do you know of anyone who wishes to take up bridge?

If so, Rob Richardson will be running a free one-day course for complete beginners in late January, in the Yarmouth/Lowestoft Area. Full details to follow.

Encourage the return to face-to-face

Along with other special interest groups, bridge has been hit hard by the pandemic, with many clubs unable to muster the four tables necessary to make a session worthwhile. The comeback from Covid has been painfully slow, with some at-risk players understandably preferring to play online rather than expose themselves to the virus.

But with the UK now in recession, the fact that 28 or so boards usually costs less than a pint of beer, should hopefully accelerate the return to face-to-face. Help struggling clubs survive by giving a nudge to those you know who used to be regulars.

Talking Bridge

Norfolk Contract Bridge Association has its own quarterly online magazine, Talking Bridge, the next issue of which will be in December. It is sent to the secretaries of all affiliated clubs, but non-affiliated clubs can get it, too. If you would like to be added to the please email

Sun 4th Dec 2022
Barclays Bank
Costessy Community Centre 11h00
Sun 11th Dec 2022
ECL v Herts
RealBridge 14h00
Sun 8th Jan 2023
Eastern Counties Cup
RealBridge 11h00
Sun 15th Jan 2023
ECL v Beds.
RealBridge 14h00
AGM + Smart Trophy (Teams of 4)
ECL v Essex