The venue for the club is the Phoenix Sports & Social Club, Brinsworth Pavilion, Pavilion Lane off Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S60 5PA. There is ample on-site, off-road parking. The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and holds one session of duplicate pairs each week on a Friday evening throughout the year. The session starts at 7.00 p.m. and finishes at ~10.30 p.m. Heats are staged of the simultaneous pairs events organised by the EBU, EcatsBridge, etc. and there are annual competitions for the Club Pairs Championship, the Dave Lapwood Trophy and the Sheila Maw Trophy. A ladder competition is run with prizes being awarded to the three players winning the most EBU Master Points each quarter and over the whole of the year (September - August).
The sessions are held in the Phoenix Suite on the first floor of the Pavilion. Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the Phoenix Suite. The Phoenix Sports & Social Club has a licensed bar.
Table money is currently £1.50 per player for members and £3 for non-members. For the simultaneous pairs events, there are additional entry fees set by the organising bodies (no table money is charged for these events). All entry fees are collected during the course of each session. Anyone wishing to become a member of Phoenix Bridge Club (as an associate member of the Phoenix Sports & Social Club) can do so at any time of the year through the club secretary, Dave Lapwood The subscription is currently £15 per annum due 1st October.
Advanced booking is not essential providing you have a partner. If a partner is required then you should contact the evening organiser, Dave Lapwood on 01709 549419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our prime objective is to offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which bridge can be enjoyed by all (within the framework of the English Bridge Union guidelines). Everyone irrespective of ability is assured of a very warm welcome.”