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2020 Bridge Workshops

Improve your Bridge skills! 
The next Workshop is on Friday 7 Feb, 2nd Floor between 1 pm to 3.30pm.

Bookings required - See menu above.
Minimum numbers apply

Do you need a Partner?

Please contact our partnership coordinator, Sue Condos, at with your details and contact information.

New Members - 2019
Welcome to new Members:

Kenneth McGowan      Daryl Raggatt
Mary Buchanan (Fox)  Faye Norton-Old
John Fogden              Trefor Morgan
Suellen Mansour         Maria Murphy

Welcome to the RACV Bridge Club
RACV Bridge and the Covid-19 Response

To all RACV Bridge Club members, guests and visitors

Bridge at RACV Club has been suspended for the remainder of March and April.
We will continue to assess the circumstances and provide further advice when we can. 

With kind regards

Sally Foster

11th March 2020

Welcome to the RACV Bridge Club

RACV Club Members and their guests are always welcome to join us in the wonderful game of contract bridge.

The RACV Bridge Club provides the opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded Members through the game of contract bridge. The Club is affiliated with the Australian Bridge Federation (Club 3442) so to conduct masterpoint competitions, and to provide Members with access to the wider Australian community of competition bridge players. 

The Club offers Bridge workshops and classes for all levels of players, with Supervised Bridge on Monday mornings and Duplicate Bridge on Wednesday mornings. There are regular inter-Club competitions.  

The Bridge Club meets at the RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, and operates as an RACV Club Member Interest Group, within the Rules and by-laws of the RACV. 

Click here for further information from the RACV Club website.

Bridge Updates January 2020

The Calendar for 2020 is now available on this site.   Bridge activities for this new year are now well underway.
Members should note the President's message (click on) - in particular, note the resumption of Friday Duplicate sessions on March 6th.

All Bridge sessions are in the new Club Room on Level 2.  This room has capacity of 18 tables to accomodate more players in each session.  Please note that all morning sessions start at 9:45am

BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED for all sessions, including Beginner Lessons and Workshops. Bookings for each session open at 1:15pm one week prior to the next session (or two weeks if there is a public holiday in between). For any queries or if a session is fully booked (36 pairs), Members should contact RACV Club Events via email

The partnership service is unchanged: please contact

2019 Club Awards

The 2019 Club awards were part of the end of year celebration on 16 December last.

The top award for 2019 Club champion - the Patricia Snowden Memorial Cup, was presented to Jo-Anne Heywood.  Jo is a past President of the Club and has been a consistently strong player for many years.  Congratulations and well deserved, Jo!

Most improved players were Rhonda McMahon and Kaye Monteith seen below with Bridge Director Ben Kingham.

Remarkable high scores during the year were by Alf and Leeron Branicki (73.96% in the Wednesday competition) and Margaret Hyndman/Anne Jebb (72.86% in the Monday competition).

Again, the efforts of the committee and RACV Member Services were recognised, in this year of change and upgrade to the Bridge amenities at RACV.

... after the January Bridge Challenge

Dear Sally,
I have only recently started playing bridge intermittently at the RACV City club, but have been delighted by the welcome, warmth and friendliness of all whom I have encountered.
I attended your recent Monday Challenge with a guest and we were both impressed with the efficiency and smooth running of the day. The morning session provided both challenge and stimulation and the afternoon session a slightly more relaxed pace which was a pleasant change from the morning’s more competitive feel.
The lunch was delicious and the banquet room a perfect size for the more than 90 players.
What impressed us both and is consistent with each of my experiences at your club is the respect and patience extended to all players regardless of their bridge standard.
I think you have created a wonderful space and atmosphere that is both embracing and encouraging of all comers.
Suellen Mansour

Ed:  It was indeed an excellent day.   Congratulations to Alf and Leeron Branicki, and to Petricia Hannigan and Colin Morrison - overall winners in a strong field.

For all matters, including queries and partners,
please contact the Bridge Club at 

3rd April 2020
SUSPENDED Friday Duplicate
2nd Floor City Club
9.45am till 12.30pm
3rd April 2020
SUSPENDED Ben's Bridge Workshop
2nd Floor City Club
1pm to 3.30pm
6th April 2020
SUSPENDED Supervised Bridge
2nd floor City Club
9.45am start
Friday Duplicate
Duplicate Session
Friday Duplicate