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Welcome to North Cardiff Bridge Club
Back again after 18 months!

 

Friday afternoon sessions have restarted at Bethany after a gap of some 18 months.

It was lovely to see so many people once again able to meet and play 'live' bridge together.

 

Tea & Coffee

 

The complimentary Tea and Coffee service has resumed.

The arrangements have of necessity been slightly modified in that for the moment at least we are asking those who wish to enjoy a hot drink to take it at their table (or outside if in October you feel brave enough) rather than as before congregating in a large group.

After we have played five rounds David will serve refreshments through the hatch from the kitchen into the main hall. Bottled water remains available for anyone who does not wish to take a hot drink.

Please observe appropriate social distancing protocol if there is a queue for service!

Do not enter the kitchen for any reason whatsoever. Once you have had your drink then return your cup and saucer through the hatch and David will see to it they are washed and safely stored.

As with any change to our operating procedures we see this as an incremental step on our return to normality but success depends on everyone taking care, sticking by the rules, and being conscious of the needs of others.

 

Friday Afternoon Operating Procedures

We were delighted to restart 'live' Bridge on the afternoon of 3rd September.

In order to comply with Welsh Government guidelines and Best Practice protocols on Covid-19 mitigation a few adjustments have been made to our previous operating procedures.

  • Upon arrival your temperature will be taken utilising non-contact techniques; if it is outside the prescribed range you will be asked to return home and seek medical advice.
  • Contact details will be checked to confirm they are accurate. If we do not have your mobile telephone number or email address then please let us know them.
  • Single use plastic gloves and face masks will be available for anyone who desires them but does not have their own. Hand sanitising equipment will be provided at strategic locations.
  • Unless exempt, we request you wear a mask within the premises and be especially careful when switching tables between rounds, using the facilities, etc.
  • You should consider wearing warmer clothing as an enhanced ventilation regime will operate in line with guidance for indoor events.
  • A copy of our recently updated Risk Assessment will be available for inspection.

Any the above may be subject to future alteration depending on changes in legislation or our own operating experience so do keep checking here where important notices are posted first.

We look forward to seeing you again; meantime take care and stay safe.

 

North Cardiff Bridge Club Yesterday and Today

 

Some 20 years ago a group who together started learning the game of Bridge decided to enhance their new found skill by meeting at each other’s houses to play a few hands whilst enjoying tea, cake, and conversation.

Word spread; others soon asked if they could join in and before long numbers had started to outgrow the capacity of some homes, so discussion turned to the idea of hiring a local hall one afternoon a week and playing there.

The concept was one of people enjoying their Bridge in a sociable manner, without any of the pressure some felt when attending events at more traditional venues. 

This remains as true today as it did then; our friendly welcoming and inclusive atmosphere often being cited as the main reason people come along for their Friday afternoon game.

Initially meetings were held at the Memorial Hall in the village of Rhiwbina but for a variety of reasons a decision was made to relocate and for many years now the Club has met at Bethany Baptist Church Hall, the location of which can be viewed on this map.

Duplicate Bridge is played from 1:30 - 4:15pm on Friday afternoons; those attending are encouraged to arrive by 1:20pm in order to facilitate smooth running of the event.

Half way through each session we break for refreshments when everyone gets the chance to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

If you are considering visiting don’t worry about coming on your own. We operate a ‘Host System’ so you are sure of a game as someone will always be available to partner you.

There is no obligation other than to turn up and enjoy an afternoon in the company of fellow players; some good, some average, some trying hard, so pop in and see how you get on and rest assured we will make you more than welcome!

 

Christmas Party

 

Put the date in your diary now!
Friday 17 December starting at 1:00pm.
Your usual sweet and savoury
favourites will be available.
As always David will prepare the sandwiches.

 

Webmaster

 

David is our Webmaster and happy to discuss
any aspect of this website with you.
Chat to him at the Club
or use the '
Contact Us' page.

 

Our website

 

Suggestions for improvement are welcomed.

Our website address:
www.northcardiff.org