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Welcome to North Cardiff Bridge Club


Following an announcement by the First Minister of the Welsh Government
that restrictions on indoor gatherings are to be lifted on Friday 28th we
shall on that date restart Friday Afternoon Bridge Sessions at Bethany.


Procedures for play will remain as before; see below for a full explanation.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday Afternoon Operating Procedures

We are delighted to be restarting our 'live' Bridge sessions on the afternoon of Friday 28th January 2022.

In order to comply with Welsh Government guidelines and Best Practice protocols on Covid-19 mitigation we request you observe and follow these 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 are available for anyone who desires them but has not brought their own.
  • Hand sanitising equipment is available 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.
  • Consider wearing warmer clothing as an enhanced ventilation regime is operated in line with guidance for indoor events.
  • A copy of our recently updated Risk Assessment is 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.


Tea & Coffee


The complimentary Tea and Coffee service has resumed.

Arrangements for its provision 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 winter 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.


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!


Friday Duplicate
Director: Dorothy
Friday Duplicate
Director: Dorothy
Friday Duplicate
Director: Dorothy
Friday Duplicate
Director: Dorothy


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