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CONTACT DETAILS

If you need general information
please
E-mail: 

manager@richmondbridgeclub.com or

admin@richmondbridgeclub.com

Alternatively call: 020 8892 2170

 or

Richard - 07753 239 830

Cerith - 07307 977 044

            

Results
CLUBHOUSE - Ploughmans & Mini Swiss Pairs
13:30
Director: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Joy Dutta
RealBridge - Refresh & Practise
10:30
CLUBHOUSE - Tues Gentle
Director: Annabel Burrows
CLUBHOUSE - Monday PM
Director: Vaughan Bishop
CLUBHOUSE - Monday Evening
Director: Pip Smitham
BBO - Monday Gentle Duplicate
10:00
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:30
CLUBHOUSE - Sunday Coffee and Cake
Director: Robin Crewe
Calendar
20th Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Gentle Duplicate
10:00
Host: Ginny Wright
  (Partner?)
20th Feb 2024
RealBridge - Teams
17:45
21st Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Bidding and Play Workshop
10:00
  (Partner?)
21st Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
13:30
Host: Neil Buxton
21st Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised/Learning Duplicate
19:00
21st Feb 2024
RealBridge - Supervised Play
10:30
Host: Wanted
21st Feb 2024
BBO - Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate
14:00
22nd Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Wanted
Welcome to Richmond Bridge Club - England's largest affiliated club
WELCOME TO RICHMOND BRIDGE CLUB
WELCOME TO RICHMOND BRIDGE CLUB

Welcome to Richmond Bridge Club, the most popular and successful EBU affiliated club in the country!  A friendly and progressive club, we are housed in the old Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge Park, nestled between Richmond & Twickenham.  Our Clubhouse has multiple playing rooms, teaching facilities and a fully licensed bar.

We offer a range of duplicate bridge sessions every day of the week for players of all abilities - our full schedule of regular events may be found here.

As a courtesy to other members, we would ask you to refrain from coming to the club if you are suffering from any kind of typical winter respiratory infection - regardless of COVID, we would all prefer not to contend with too much coughing and sneezing! Hand sanitisers are available throughout the club - please use them!

Our Academy offers lessons for new players, beginners and improvers, and seminars for more experienced players. For more detail about the different sessions for novices and improvers, please click here

 

If you are interested in learning, please register by clicking here.  

Rest In Peace
Rest In Peace

 

We have recently heard that Joan O'Hanlon has passed away. Joan had been a long standing member of the club for many years. Her funeral will be Monday 19th Feb at 1.30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sheen Road, Richmond followed by a service at Mortlake Crematorium. If you would like to attend either the funeral or at the crematorium please let me know and I will inform the family.

 

I have just learnt that Claire Cross passed away earlier this week. Like Joan, Claire was a regular in our gentle sessions (and more recently on BBO) and had been a member of the club for many years. I will add additional info when known.

 

Also this week Andrea Bateman passed away after a long illness - she was one of our newer members who had played in the Monday afternoon gentle sessions occasionally.

Very sadly Cliff Lambe, one of our Life Members, and winner of many of our competitions over the years has also passed away this week. Graham Cunningham will let me know funeral details.   

Club Pairs Championship Winners !
Club Pairs Championship Winners !

Congratulations to the winners of the club's Championship Pairs Trophy. 

In an All Play All final of 33 boards Margaret Page and Pat Bohan finished just ahead of Judi Lawson and Dan O'Farrell. 

The trophy was presented to Margaret and Pat by Angela McCready, who won the trophy last year together with Ted Booth.

This was the 4th time that Margaret has won the trophy (first time 2005 !) and Pat's third time since 2015. 

RICHMOND BRIDGE ACADEMY - Upcoming Mini Courses for Improvers

At Richmond Bridge Academy, we help players learn to play Bridge in a friendly and supportive environment.  Please find our latest programme of Improvers Mini Courses below – just click the links in blue to see the course syllabus, and to register. All the courses will be run by Richard.  

Course 

Start Date 

Slam Bidding

3 lessons 

Thurs 22 Feb @ 14:00

The Contested Auction

4 lessons 

Thurs 14 March @ 14:00

Defence

3 lessons 

Thurs 7 March @ 19:00

Our next Saturday Supper is at 18:00 on Saturday, 24th February. The main course will be supplied by "Thai Upon Thames", our local restaurant (discounts for club members). Please see their recent review in the Indepedent : https://www.independent.co.uk/happylist/britain-s-happiest-place-to-live-richmond-b2483406.html 

 

We have separate sections with (a) a duplicate for our more experienced members and (b) a supervised session/mini duplicate for our students. 

Menu

Vegetable Sweet & Sour, or

Chicken Penang, or

Pork with Chilli & Basil   

The main course options all accompanied by boiled rice 

followed by

Mixed deserts (details TBC)  

Please click here to book.

On 23rd March we will be hosting a supper and bridge event to raise funds for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher (https://www.pah.org.uk)

FLYER

 

Last year we had 20 tables playing in the duplicate as well as 2 tables representing our students from the beginners' courses, raising more than £2,700 for the hospice.

The winners were

NS  Simon Douglas Lane and Julia Davies

EW Claire Smith and Elaine Howard

Please click here to book

Our next BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS will take place at 12:00 on Saturday, 6th April in the CLUBHOUSE. Everyone welcomeThe entry fee is £15 per player. Richard Banbury will be directing the 36-board event which will be played across two sessions.

There will be a break for complimentary scones, Devonshire clotted cream and speciality jams. A full bar service will also be available on the day.

PRIZES (*dependent on at least 15 tables):

£100 for the winners & £50 for the runners up

NGS<=9 - £50 for the highest placed eligible pair:

Click here to book your place

Konstanz Pub Bridge - April 14th

Richmond is twinned with Konstanz, on the edge of Lake Constance in Germany (we are also twinned with Fontainebleu in France!). During lockdown we played regular events on Realbridge together with, and against, the members of Konstanz Bridge Club.

We have maintained that relationship and they have now invited us to take part in their Pub Bridge event on Sunday April 14th. This is very similar in concept to our own cafe bridge event - playing 6 rounds at 6 different venues. Konstanz Bridge Club also plays on Monday and Wednesday evenings (from 19:00) and players would be welcome to join those sessions too.

 

For more info and to register an interest - click HERE

ONLINE SUPERVISED REFRESH AND PRACTISE
ONLINE SUPERVISED REFRESH AND PRACTISE

Richmond Bridge Club is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Wimbledon Bridge Club to offer joint online Supervised Refresh and Practice sessions!

Online Supervised Refresh and Practice sessions run weekly on Tuesday mornings 10:30am-12:30pm on Zoom and Real Bridge.  These sessions are aimed at refreshing your knowledge on a particular topic that you may find tricky or on which you may like to refresh your memory.  Before each session, you will receive notes. The session will start with five minutes of Q&A on the topic. This will be followed by the bidding and play of 12 specially prepared hands for you to practice. You do not need a partner.

These sessions require registration:  Please click the appropriate session to book by 4 pm on the day before the session to receive the joining instructions.

Have a look at the mini-clip on the booking form to see why students love these sessions!

 

 

6 Feb : Introduction to Transfers (Tim)  

13 Feb : Planning the order of play in NT (Tim)

20 Feb :  Leading Trumps (Tim)

Cost is £6 per session which will be charged to your RBC member’s account.

ONLINE SUPERVISED PLAY
ONLINE SUPERVISED PLAY

Richmond Bridge Club is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Wimbledon Bridge Club to offer joint online Supervised Play sessions!

Online Supervised Play sessions run every week on Wednesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm on RealBridge.  There is no need to book, just click on the appropriate link below about 10 minutes before the start of play and you’ll be taken to the RealBridge login page.  Enter your full name and EBU number to log in to the session.  If you can get a table of three or four together, you’ll be guaranteed a game.  You are welcome to come as a pair or single and we will try and make up tables, but we can’t guarantee you’ll get a game.

 

Click here for Wednesday 21st February 10:30am supervised play

Cost is £6 per session which will be charged to your RBC member’s account.

CAR PARKING

Parking in the bowls club car park is available on Monday & Thursday afternoon, and on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday morning and afternoon

You must vacate the car park by 5pm.  Parking outside the permitted days/times will result in the bowls club issuing a parking fine which will be passed on to you.

Street parking is free after 4.30pm and at weekends.  NB there is a new format for street parking vouchers.

AT A GLANCE - WHAT'S NEXT
AT A GLANCE - WHAT'S NEXT
Congratulations !
Congratulations !

Congratulations to the winners of our Gentle Mixed Pairs Championship on 31 Jan 2024 - Jackie Childs and Colin Gardner

Swiss Pairs Winners - Congratulations !
Swiss Pairs Winners - Congratulations !

Congratulations to the winners of our first Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs of 2024 - Cuneyt Sazer and Anil Bhandari

Swiss Pairs - Highest placed Non-Experts - congratulations !
Swiss Pairs - Highest placed Non-Experts - congratulations !

Congratulations to Daniela Carden and Nuru Bhatia as well as Jonathan Hird and Marie Bedin who almost tied as the highest ranked nonexpert players (NGS 9 or below). In the end Daniela and Nuru took the prize after a last minute score change at table 1 left them just a single VP ahead.  

CONGRATULATIONS - MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

Well done to our members promoted to a new master point ranking during Jan - especially for those gaining their first rank as a Local Master!

Vaughan Bishop 2 Star Premier Master
George Weldon Premier Master
Steven Bird 3 Star Master
Paul Skinner 2 Star Master
Valerie Double 1 Star Master
Richard Eustace 1 Star Master
Roberta Linehan Advanced Master
Kathy Gee Advanced Master
Betsy Mainwaring Master
Ken Brockwell County Master
Christine Connelly District Master
Gilbert Townsend District Master
Richard Osborne Area Master
Clive Lester Area Master
Paul Holloway Area Master
Jonathan Hird Area Master
Jayne Barber Club Master
Del Tucker Club Master
Janet Slingsby Club Master
Kate James Club Master
Judith Spencer-Gregson Club Master
Michele Marcus Club Master
Sarah Bishop Club Master
Caroline Hampson Club Master
Rosemary Carter Local Master
Sue Ramus Local Master
Rose Fetherston-Dilke Local Master
Charles Atkins Local Master
SOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA

Like, Share, Save!  Our online presence is growing and we want you to be a part of it! We are active on Facebook and Instagram where we post information about upcoming events, tutorials, courses, social sessions and personal interest stories. Like our club, our online community is a welcoming and friendly space for members and non-members alike, and a great way for us to advertise one of Southwest London’s premier social clubs. Join us online, and like, share, save!

PRIVATE MATCHES
PRIVATE MATCHES

The club is available for private matches day & most evenings. The cost includes a great tea and a set of boards. Please email manager@richmondbridgeclub for availability.

UNDO POLICY
UNDO POLICY

The club allows undo requests for genuine bidding mistakes made as a result of a mechanical error, not a lapse of concentration or forgetfulness, and only when the request is made prior to their partner's bid at the latest.  We do not allow undos for playing.

Any awkward exchanges should be referred to the director. 

Members are reminded that you can change your settings to ensure you double click to make a bid.