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Winners Prizes

With effect from 3rd June 2024, Prizes will be awarded to the leading NS and EW pairs in any of our open or gentle duplicate sessions 

Member accounts will be credited at the end of each week with a prize voucher for £7 to each eligible player

This is for F2F sessions only with a minimum of 6 full tables. Visitors are not eligible to receive prize vouchers.

For Mini Swiss events prize vouchers will be issued to the 1st and 2nd placed pairs.

For single winner movements only the top two pairs will receive a prize. Any ties will be split. 

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 - Fri Morning
Director: Cerith Lewis
BBO - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10:00
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:45
CLUBHOUSE - Thursday afternoon
Director: Sally Young
CLUBHOUSE Wednesday Gentle
Director: Phill Tait
RealBridge - Supervised Play
10:30
Host: Wanted
BBO - Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate
14:00
CLUBHOUSE - Wed Morning Workshop
Director: Cerith Lewis
Calendar
14th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10.00
Host: Wanted
14th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised Play
10:00
14th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Sarah Jackson
  (Partner?)
14th Jun 2024
RealBridge - Supervised Play
10:30
16th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Coffee & Cake Duplicate
14.15
Host: Wanted
17th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Wanted
  (Partner?)
17th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Evening Duplicate
19:30
Host: Wanted
17th Jun 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Bidding and Play Workshop
19:30
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.  

We are still taking bookings for our very popular Cafe Bridge which is on Tuesday, June 18. Arrive from 10.45 am at your initial venue. There will be 3 rounds before lunch and another 3 after. We originally planned for 70 tables which were rapidly filled - but we have now secured additional space - so please do continue to sign up if you would like to join England's largest cafe bridge event post-lockdown.  

This is a fund raising event for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher - click HERE for their website.

 

Janet Leffler is leading our cafe bridge team this year supported by Zita Crewe, Sally Durant, Jonathan Hird & Caroline Owens.  They have provisionally agreed some of the restaurants taking part this year including Cote, Buenos Aires, Pizza Express, Angel & Crown, The Old Ship, Richmond Vault, Piccolo Vicolo & the Britannia and we hope there may be more to come !

On the day we will be directed as always by the wonderful Victor Lesk and his team with scores entered electronically by players on their smartphones using the BriAn app-based scoring system. This allows us to announce a result very soon after the last board is played. If you have not come across BriAn before, you can find out more here.  

The cost per person is £40.00 (bridge and food - drinks are excluded).

Bookings will be taken via credit/debit card or BACS transfer through the BriAnBridge website (i.e. not through your club member account). 

Detailed information about the event, your starting position and route will be sent out by email just before the day. There is no central registration point.

 

Please book by clicking here

RICHMOND BRIDGE ACADEMY - Upcoming Mini Courses for Improvers

Please find our latest Improvers Mini Courses below – just click the links in blue to see the course syllabus, and to register. 

 

Course 

Lead

Start Date 

Introduction to transfers

3 sessions 

Lyn & Glen

(Clubhouse)

Lyn Poole & Glen Kirton

Mon 8th, 15th & 22nd Jul @ 10:30

RICHMOND BRIDGE ACADEMY - Beginner's Courses

Looking to learn or refresh your Bridge in a friendly and supportive environment?  Please find below our forthcoming Beginner's Courses.  

 

Course 

Teacher 

Start Date 

Beginner’s Course – Term 1

10 lessons 

Cerith

(Clubhouse) 

Cerith Lewis

Thurs 19 Sept @ 10:30

Beginner’s Course – Term 3

10 lessons 

Margaret

(Clubhouse) 

Margaret Page

Thurs 27 Jun @ 10:30

Beginner’s Course – Term 4

10 lessons 

Lyn & Glen

(Clubhouse) 

Lyn Poole & Glen Kirton

Tues 10 Sept @ 10:30

Beginner’s Course – Term 4

10 lessons 

Margaret

(Clubhouse) 

Margaret Page

Tues 24 Sept @ 19:00

 

NEW - MahJong Session - Sunday Afternoons 1-30pm

Our latest venture is to introduce Mah Jong Lessons on Sunday afternoons from 1-30pm

Our experienced teacher will be Devina - who will be using the teaching room at the club (on the left as you enter)

We have collaborated with Riichi Mahjong Twickenham (click HERE) in previous years hosting their European ranked tournaments

For an introduction to the game - please have a look at this Wikipedia article 

 

There will be the same free tea or coffee plus cake at the interval - just as for the afternoon bridge session

The session on June 9th will be a free pilot for club members - for visitors (and the regular fee in future) will be £7 Devina will be taking a holiday during much of June - so the sessions will start on a regular basis from July 7th

No need for any prior experience - no booking or partners needed - just come along and give it a go !!

 

Our next Saturday Supper is at 18:00 on Saturday, 29th June - with a summer menu prepared by our own Laura Talamoni

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

 

       Menu

Chicken salad with vegetables, olives and mustard sauce

    Mixed salad with chickpea and halloumi (vegetarian option)

    Accompanied by feta filo pie 

 

Dessert:

   Red berries semifreddo

Please click here to book.

Rest In Peace

We have just been informed that Delyth Jones died peacefully in hospital today (May 25th). Delyth had a long standing connection with the BA Bridge club as well as with Richmond, often playing in our gentle sessions and helping out to make up a table in Supervised Play too. Delyth's funeral service will be on June 20th at 11.20am at Hanworth crematorium.

As soon as we have more information it will be posted here

 

We have also been informed that Ros Nanayakkara, a former member of the club who often partnered with Peter Breakell, passed away on 26th May after a long illness 

Our next BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS will take place at 12:00 on Sunday 30th June 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

OPEN DAY - Saturday 14th SEPT
OPEN DAY - Saturday 14th SEPT

We are hosting an OPEN DAY at the clubhouse on Saturday, 14th September between 10:00 and 15:30. Please do let you friends and family know to pop in for a FREE cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake. We will have teachers on hand and will have everyone playing their first hand of mini-bridge in no time at all. Everyone welcome.

ANDREW ROBSON
ANDREW ROBSON

We are delighted to welcome back to the club Andrew Robson (OBE) on Thursday 3rd October to lead a day of bridge from 10am to 3.30pm (with a break for lunch).

Andrew is widely regarded as one of the finest bridge players/teachers/writers in the world and is the bridge columnist for the Times. As a player, Andrew won the World Junior Championships in 1989, the European Championships in 1991, and the list of tournament successes is too long to list. His teaching is also legendary with seminars run regularly at clubs all round the country. Click here for more info about Andrew

 

The program will cover "Using Fourth Suit Forcing (much than just looking for NT) - Elimination and Throw-In - Hand Evaluation". Please don't miss this chance to learn from the maestro. CLICK HERE to book. You do not need a partner - but if you will be attending as a pair please let us know on the booking form. We expect the majority will wish to book for both morning and afternoon - but if you can only do one or the other please tell us on the form and we will do our best to organise the numbers accordingly. Surplus funds made from the event will be donated to one or more charities chosen by the club (details TBC). 

 

Payment will be taken on the day - Members £30 (from your club member account), Visitors £35. Reduced rate if attending for a half day only. For additional information - or to change any details of your booking please let us know by emailing manager@richmondbridgeclub.com  

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.

See above and to the right under "Realbridge Links" for the link to access this Supervised Play session

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.  

For existing or would-be directors Richard will be running some refreshers covering the things which most frequently go wrong at the table. These are open to Members and Non-Members.

They would also be a suitable opportunity for new or more experienced players to learn more about the Laws of the game - and how to proceed when help is needed. These sessions cost just £5 (including free tea/coffee & nibbles).

 

Please sign up in advance via the "Book Events" menu.

The last of my three sessions will be on Sat 2.00-4.30pm June 29th

Fancy learning Bridge in a friendly and supportive environment? Our courses will start later in Sept or potentially in January too. In the meantime try our free taster sessions.

Free online taster sessions on 18th July PM & Eve

Face to face tasters at the club - dates TBC   

Please click here for details and to register your interest.

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

Congratulations - 2023 Club Masterpoint Leaders

Congratulations to Bob Tyler who led the league table for the most master points (3420) won at the club for 2023 - notably with the third highest total across the country (beaten by players from Stratford-upon-Avon and Mid Essex Bridge clubs).

 

The other top five players at Richmond were Angela McCready, Kathy Gee, David Wing and Richard Banbury - more info can be found HERE on the EBU website

CONGRATULATIONS - MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

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

 

Roger Pratt Life Master
Sue Abletshauser  2* Premier Master
Giovanni Homewood 1* Tournament Master
Roger Collins 3* Master
Paul Hildersley Advanced Master
Jean Pinto Advanced Master
Mumun Kilic  Master
Sherry Murray  County Master
Linda Ennis  County Master
Cerith Lewis  County Master
Nigel Widden  Club Master
Anne Sayeed Club Master
Melanie Neill Club Master
Yvonne Bond Club Master
Martine Crossley Local Master
Jacki Roche Local Master
Dulce Merritt 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.