Rhiwbina Bridge Club
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Rhiwbina Bridge Club

Welcome to the web site of Rhiwbina Bridge Club.  We meet at Rhiwbina Memorial Hall.
Please click here to find out more about the hall.

Coming Soon

Rhiwbina Club online

Duplicate Bridge with Rhiwbina Club Members.

Almost like being at the Club.

Results emailed to you.

Download the WBU StepBridge Guide to play


Keeping you safe.

Playing Bridge at a social distance.

We are preparing a detailed risk assessment.

Ready for when you are ready to return.


Quiz of the Week #1
Quiz of the Week #1

East-West play Red suit transfers .

1. How should East reply to West’s 1NT opening bid?

2. Assuming West transfers what is East’s second bid?

3. How should West reply to that bid?

Club Update 27th June 2020

Just to fill you in on developments at Rhiwbina Bridge Club:

At a recent Memorial Hall council meeting, it was agreed that there would be no AGMs this year because of coronavirus - and that if changes of officer were planned, we should go about this in our own way.

At a bridge club committee meeting last week, the committee agreed to Keith Butler taking over as chairman from Roger Wright.  Keith is a valuable asset to the club and we wish him well in his new role in this challenging time.

Our main priority at the moment is to prepare a risk assessment which then has to be approved by the hall council. Keith has agreed to take this on.  Once the plan has been agreed, we can work out the detailed arrangements.


When will we back at the hall?
The answer: When the hall council and bridge committee are confident that they can keep you as safe as possible. Like many other community halls, we are using a detailed planning document:

We hope you are keeping safe - and enjoying online bridge.

The Committee 


Annual subscriptions

As you are probably aware, the club's annual subscriptions are normally due to be paid during April.

However, because of coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the payment until we know exactly when the club will be reopening.

Stay safe and enjoy the online bridge!

BBO User IDs

Many members have now created an account on Bridge Base Online (BBO).  A list of the relevant User IDs that are known appears under the Membership entry on the menu on the left hand side of the screen.  If you do not want your ID shown on that list, or if you have an ID which is currently not included but you want it to be, please contact Dennis Backer.


This is to inform you that Rhiwbina Bridge Club is closed for all sessions until further notice because of the coronavirus.

Please pass this message on to others in case we do not have everybody's email address.

If you still want to play bridge, you could consider doing this online - see below.

During the period when the club cannot meet we have provided some facilities for you.
If you have access to the internet you may  play bridge online on Bridge Base Online (BBO).
You may obviously play at any time and with anyone but be warned that there are some very ill-tempered people on BBO.
If you set up a username comprising 'RHIW' and your usual club number you will be recognised as one of the group. You can add friends to your list.
During the enforced club closure, a number of leagues have been set up, both pairs and teams.  See the News Page for the latest tables


Rhiwbina Bridge Club meets at at the following times each week, except over Christmas and a week in January when we play elsewhere:-

Day Time What we play More information Master


12:50 pm (for 1:00pm) - 3:15 pm

Duplicate Bridge

A Host system is available.No partner required.

Competitive but relaxed.


Monday 6:45pm (for 7:00pm) - 10:00pm Duplicate Bridge

A Host system is available.No partner required.

Competitive but relaxed.



Last Tues of month Jan. to Nov.

 6:45pm (for 7:00pm) - 10:00pm

Teams of 4

A competitive teams format night.
Each teams nightis a one-off, not part of any
league or ongoing competition.

Wednesday 6:45pm (for 7:00pm) - 10:00pm Duplicate Bridge For those looking for competition. Yes
Thursday 6:45pm (for 7:00pm) - 9:15pm Duplicate Bridge

No Fear Bridge: An entry to club bridge
for Beginners and Improvers.

Friday 6:45pm (for 7:00pm) - 9:30pm Duplicate Bridge


Competitive but relaxed


We are a friendly and welcoming club and particularly welcome improvers from the many classes run throughout Cardiff.  We are affiliated to the WBU.  

We run a full range of club competitions and also organise some social activities, both as club events and in local restaurants. 

Membership costs £20, including the WBU affiliation fee.

Table money is £2.00 and £4.00 for visitors, who are always welcome.

For more details, contact our chair Keith Butler on 07973 731539. 

Club Events Calendar 2020
Event Date
Doreen Hughes Cup * (Club Teams) Tuesday January 28th 2020
St David's Day Simultaneous Pairs Thursday February 27th 2020
A.G.M. Wednesday May 20th 2020 
Club Mixed Pairs Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Devin's Trophy (Club Handicap Pairs) Thursday July 2nd 2020
Club Captain's Trophy (Individual) Monday July 20th 2020
Nancy Gibbon Trophy (Mixed Pairs Handicap) Wednesday September 9th 2020
Dorothy Foster Cup (Club Pairs) Wednesday October 7th 2020
Celtic Simultaneous Pairs Wednesday December 9th 2020
Christmas Bridge Week Commencing Monday December 14th 2020

**** Members are responsible for organising their own teams ****

N.B Club closed week commencing Jan 22nd - Alternative arrangements will be made

Slam Ladder

We have introduced a Slam Ladder so that you can see how many slams you have bid recently.

Go to 'Competitions' and then 'Slam Ladder' to take a look.

Would you like to learn Bridge?

Would you like to learn bridge?  It’s the best card game ever!

If you are interested, please phone 07946 458992.

N.B.  In compliance with GDPR, we will only use your personal contact details for the purposes of running a bridge course and for nothing else.

Competition Results for 2018-19

The competition Winners information for the 2018-19 year has been updated.  Please click on "Competitions" on the left-hand menu to see the year's winners.

The club in action
The club in action

Listen to the sound of all that thinking!

Until further notice: All club bridge sessions have been cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19

Please consider joining fellow Rhiwbina players on Bridge Base Online (BBO) at our usual session times to play online with people who you know.  Instructions to the left <--------