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Welcome to Orpington Bridge Club

One Step Towards Normal

Still no face to face bridge but, on Mondays from October, the chance of a proper movement with rounds of two or three boards against lots of opponents from Orpington Bridge Club. Master points and NGS, magazine points too.

Entry to the session is just for members of Orpington Bridge Club and their friends*. Your results will directly compare with people you know. (There are some eccentric players elsewhere on bbo). It's a pairs competition, so you do need to log on with a partner: the bbo site makes it easy to meet up with them. "Undo" is not allowed for bids or plays: best to switch on "confirm bids" in bbo account settings and don't be too hasty with your opening lead. The game is run strictly to a clock which shows on screen: please help your table to keep to schedule. Most players like a bit of chat.

Virtual table money is a real $3 (cheap, and with better coffee but worse beer) so you will need bbo credit or a partner to pay for you.
All the usual bbo concepts apply. On bbo the player who makes a bid explains its agreed meaning. Only the opponents see this explanation. Please explain everything where you have an agreement. For example: 1 NT opening explain "12-14": 1NT rebid explain "15-17" or whatever you play. Stayman, transfers, Blackwood responses: explain them all, please. At the start of each round, chat to the table with your basic system like "Acol. 4cM. 12-14nt. 3 weak twos. Normal signals"

*The competition is restricted to people on a named list: for friends we need bbo names, real names and preferably EBU numbers in time for the system to recognise them. Providing these details is not a commitment to play, just an enabler.


In light of the recent Government directive on the coronavirus pandemic we have suspended all Bridge sessions until further notice. We have not taken the decision lightly and are fully aware that the bridge club evenings are a large part of our social enjoyment and well being but the safety of our members is paramount. Please keep checking the website for any updates and rest assured we will resume normal play as soon as possible.

Welcome to Orpington Bridge Club!

Orpington Bridge club is an EBU club running regular Monday & Thursday evening duplicate in Orpington in the London Borough of Bromley, UK. The club is very keen to welcome new members: call Alistair 07973 865435 but not on club nights, please!

The club room is warm and congenial: the adjoining bar, separated by a solid wall, serves a varying range of keenly-priced, well-kept cask beer (recent CAMRA London Region best club bar). We normally play eight 3-board rounds, at 22 minutes a round, to assure a finish by 10:30. 
Orpington Bridge Club Venue
Orpington Bridge Club Venue
1st October 2020
No Bridge
5th October 2020
Orpington (search all tournaments for “Orpington”
BBO: competitive/all tournaments
Please sign on by 7:15
Director: Tom & Stephen
Scorer: Tom
8th October 2020
No Bridge
Monday Pairs
Scorer: Alistair
Thursday Pairs
Scorer: Hilary