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I am pleased to announce that the club will be playing the EBU Midweek Summer events simultaneously with Eastbourne. All the events are Blue Pointed and the entry fee is £10.00 for members and visitors.
The events are EBU Play with an Expert *on Monday (stratified) 5 August; The EBU GCH FOX Pairs Championship (stratified) on Tuesday 6 August , the EBU Mixed Pivot Teams on Wednesday 7 August and the EBU Mixed Pairs Championship on Thursday (stratified) August 8. Start time 7.30pm. Full details are on the booking page. Please click on the respective event to book.* The 'Play with the Experts' Pairs is is a pairs event, but uses team-style scoring. At the end of the evening, all N/S pairs will 'score-up' using the scorecard of a pair of experts who previously played the E/W cards. Similarly, E/W pair will score-up with the 'expert' N/S pair. The pair who finished furthest ahead of the average score of those sitting in their direction will win.
We are delighted to welcome back to the club the incredibly popular Bernard Magee on Saturday 20 July at 10.00am. As I am sure you know Bernard is normally seen on holiday weekends and cruises so we are delighted that he has agreed to come to the club for the third time. Bernard will be giving us a seminar on 4441 hands and how best to deal with them - I am sure you will agree a most interesting subject. The cost to members is £25.00. Please book quickly as Bernard's last two seminars at the club sold out.
Our next popular Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs is on Sunday July 28 starting at 1.00pm. This event is raising funds for Princess Alice Hospice in memory of ex-chairman Richard Millard. 6 X 8 board matches with current round scoring using Bridgemates. Directed by Joan Ainsworth & Julia Davies. Duplimated boards with Master Points issued at County level Top Prize is £350.00 with smaller prizes for second and third. The cost will be £17.50 per person, £35per pair. Jacket Potatoes, Sandwiches & Salad can be pre-ordered for the break.
Richmond Bridge Club Open Day
As well as being the most popular EBU-affiliated bridge club in England, Richmond Bridge Club also boasts a thriving teaching programme for new and improving players. At any one time the club has over 50 students learning to play the game or improve their skills. We have invested in modern equipment which include remote screens and roof installed projectors pushing the club to the forefront of technology and making learning a real pleasure. Please come along to our Open Day on Saturday 31 August. Pop in when ever it suits you, we will be there between 11.00am and 3.00pm. Join us for a cup of coffee and enjoy a piece of cake while you look around, meet our teachers and play a hand or two of Mini Bridge. You do not need to know anything about bridge. Everybody is welcome.
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN for FREE Summer Junior Bridge from 8 July to 29 August
Monday mornings 10:30 to 12:30 and Thursday afternoon 13:30 to 15:30
No previous experience necessary!
Bridge is a fantastic sport. Particularly for young people. Besides developing mathematical and logical abilities, it provides a wonderful opportunity to socialise, and have FUN.
Maybe even travel too – take a look at this video: Let's have fun!
There are great opportunities for juniors. Some of our students have been put forward to and are training with the England U16 Bridge team!
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Click here to see Bill Gates encouraging young people to play Bridge
If you are not familiar with how bridge is played, click here for an overview.
75% discount on Funbridge membership for Juniors attending sessions!
Welcome to Richmond Bridge Club the most popular and successful EBU affiliated club in the country. Richmond Bridge club has been the No.1 club in the country for 8 consecutive years and we hope we are creating some sort of record. The club is housed in the old Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge Park, nestling between Richmond and Twickenham in South-West London. The Clubhouse, extensively refurbished in 2002, is now probably one of the finest in Surrey and can accommodate 36-37 tables.
We offer a full range of duplicate bridge playing facilities from Monday to Friday, some Saturday Evenings and Sunday afternoons. The club also offers lessons for players of all standards to learn bridge as a beginner or to improve their bridge with various Refresher and Intermediate courses. Afternoon sessions start promptly at 1.45pm (start-time on Sundays is 2.30pm) and in the evenings, play begins at 7.30pm. Special events are often held at weekends. The Club is affiliated to the Surrey County Bridge Association and the English Bridge Union.
Computer-dealt hands (with printed hand copies available after play) and the "Bridgemate" wireless scoring system (giving you instant results as you play) are used for all sessions.
Richmond BridgeClub is a charitable incorporated organisation - charity no. 1175613 Registered in England - company no. CE012010
You can now follow us on Social Media sites Facebook & Twitter
Some wonderful photos of our members having a wonderful time in Lecce. Please click here to view
Our next supper is on Saturday 17 August 6.00pm. Our summer supper was a great success so we are repeating the format in August. On offer is rare roast beef, ham, crab mayo, smoked salmon, home made quiche a plethora of salads followed by fresh tropical fruit salad and cream. Costs Members £20.00 Visitors £23.00. Please note that cancellations made after midday 14 August will be expected to pay.
This week we have interviewed the legendary Kegham Bedrossian one of our longest serving members. Those who play against him on Tuesday & Friday night will tell you that he is still one of the finest card players at the club as well as a real gentleman.
Please book for our Mini Swiss Pairs. The next one is on Wednesday Evening with Cheese & Wine on Wednesday, July 24 the cost has now been fixed at a very competitive rate of £8.00 Members, £11.00 Visitors for the evening sessions. Thursday afternoon will remain, £6.00 members, £9.00 Visitors. Please help us to deal and cater for the right number by clicking here.
I am delighted to tell you that the EBU have announced that we are yet again the best attended affiliated club in the country for the 9th year in succession. (2011-2019). Please see the EBU website for the list of clubs. We know this accolade would not be possible without the support of our incredibly loyal and wonderful members. We will continue to work as hard as possible to maintain the high level of service you so deserve.
We have introduced a new feature on the website to enable you to find a partner. Instructions were sent out to all members last week and can also be found by clicking here. These instructions are also displayed on the notice board at the club.
We have adopted the EBU recomended Privacy Notice in preparation for General Data Protection Regulation.This can be read by clicking here and will be displayed on our notice board
All players should be seated at least 10 minutes before the session starts. Arriving late without warning is rude, and should be avoided if at all possible. If you are delayed en-route to a session, please be sure to call and tell us so that we may reserve space for you in the movement (or inform your waiting partner), otherwise you risk a wasted journey.
Please note we are now allowed to park in the bowling club car park week days from 7.00pm. We are keen to be good neighbours and if you use the car park you will leave more spaces for local residents. If you cannot park in the car park please park on the bowling club side of the road. Do not park on the residential side of the road or in Fairlawns (the small crescent on the left). We appreciate your help.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this video that we are planning to use on Facebook. Our thanks to Jane, Zita, Cathy, Stefan, Lee and a special thanks to Nadia who edited and produced the video. Please click on the little > to see the video although some browsers will play it when you open the page. Nadia is a very talented photographer, here is a link to her website See Nadia's work.
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