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VACANCY - CLUB MANAGER
VACANCY - CLUB MANAGER

CLUB MANAGERCompetitive salary

We are looking for a new Club manager.  As one of the largest private member Bridge Clubs in the country, we are proud of our friendly welcoming atmosphere for Bridge Players, whether new or experienced. We support a hybrid model with members having the opportunity to play Bridge in our clubhouse in East Twickenham or through our online portal. 

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, our successful candidate will be accountable for the day to day running of the club along with encouraging membership and managing costs.

We are looking for a passionate, innovative manager with effective organisational skills and exceptional customer care skills that have been developed in a management setting.

The successful candidate must have a great interest in bridge; a director’s qualification would be an advantage.

Closing date: 11th February 2023

CVs and covering letter to: chair@richmondbridgeclub.com

CONTACT DETAILS

If you need general information
please
E-mail: 

manager@richmondbridgeclub.com or

director@richmondbridgeclub.com

Alternatively call: 020 8892 2170

 or

Julia - 07725 761 068

Richard - 07753 239 830
                     

Results
CLUBHOUSE - Friday Gentle
Director: Annabel Burrows
CLUBHOUSE _ Friday pm
Director: Pip Smitham
BBO - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10:00
Director: P. Smitham
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:45
Director: P. Hildersley
CLUBHOUSE - Thursday Afternoon
Director: Richard Banbury
#98403 Richmond RBC Pairs Lgue Div 1 Red
#98434 Richmond RBC Pairs Lgue Div 2 Blue
CLUBHOUSE - Wednesday Afternoon Gentle
Director: Paul Hildersley
Calendar
4th Feb 2023
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
14:00
Director: R. Banbury
5th Feb 2023
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
12:00
Director: R. Banbury
6th Feb 2023
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Director: M. Julius
Host: Wanted
6th Feb 2023
CLUBHOUSE - Gentle Duplicate
13:30
Director: C. Lewis
Host: Wanted
6th Feb 2023
CLUBHOUSE - Evening Duplicate
19:30
Director: P. Smitham
Host: Tom Hetherington
6th Feb 2023
BBO - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10:00
Director: R. Banbury
6th Feb 2023
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:30
Director: Z. Crewe
7th Feb 2023
Clubhouse - Gentle Duplicate
10:00
Director: C. Lewis
Host: Wanted
Welcome to Richmond BC - England's largest affiliated club
BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS - 5 FEBRUARY at 12:00

It's a ROLLOVER! Our next BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS will take place at 12:00 on Sunday, 5th February 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 at roughly 14:00. A full bar service will also be available on the day.

PRIZES (*dependent on at least 15 tables):

  • NGS>=10 - £200 accumulator for the winning pair with >86 VPs. If not won, it rolls over to the next Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs event
  • NGS<=9   - £100 for the top pair

Click here to book your place

CLUB TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP - 14 & 21 February
CLUB TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP - 14 & 21 February

It's the Club Teams Championship which will be played across two evening sessions on 14th and 21st February at 19:30.

The winning team will represent Richmond Bridge Club in the Warborough Cup event (County level) on Sunday 11th June.

EBU MASTERS PAIRS - Sunday 26 February

It's the EBU Masters Pairs on Sunday, 26th February. This is a two-session competition exclusively for players below the rank of Regional Master, which includes: Local Masters, Club Masters, Area Masters, District Masters, County Masters, Masters, Advanced Masters, Star Masters, Tournament Masters or Premier Masters. 

The competition will be held at multiple venues around the country and scored nationally to give overall results. The event will also be "stratified" based on players' NGS grades. This means your grade will be taken into acount to make the competition fairer to players of all levels.

The competition starts in the clubhouse at 10:30. There will be a 45 minute break at 13:30 and the expected finish time is 17:15. 

The Entry Fee is £10.00 per person and we are providing a full bar service (sandwiches, snacks, beverages, etc.) on the day.

Click here to book

PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH - 21st FEBRUARY
PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH - 21st FEBRUARY

Our next Ploughman's Lunch is on Tuesday, 21st February.

Join us at 13:00 for a delicious Ploughman's buffet prior to the mini-Swiss Pairs session which starts at 13:30. At £4.00, the buffet is excellent value!

If you're playing in the morning Gentle session, you are very welcome to stay after the session and enjoy lunch with your partner and friends. 

CLUBHOUSE AND ONLINE SCHEDULE
CLUBHOUSE AND ONLINE SCHEDULE

We have regular sessions 6 days a week. Please click here for our CLUBHOUSE and ONLINE schedules.

We look forward to seeing you, online or in the clubhouse!

RICHMOND BRIDGE ACADEMY - LEARN BRIDGE WITH US

Course

Teacher

Start Date

Please click to book/register interest

Register interest in any bridge lessons

N/A

N/A

Register interest in bridge lessons

Beginners Course Term 1

10 lessons

Cerith Lewis

(Clubhouse)

Wed 25 Jan

19:00

Book Beginners Term 1 - evening

Beginners Course Term 3

10 lessons

James Thrower

(Clubhouse)

Tue 31 Jan

19:00

Book Beginners Term 3 - evening

Beginners Course Term 4

10 lessons

James Thrower

(Clubhouse)

Thu 2 Feb

19:00

Book Beginners Term 4 - evening

SUPERVISED REFRESH AND PRACTISE at 10:30
SUPERVISED REFRESH AND PRACTISE at 10:30

This is an ONLINE Supervised session at 10:30 am on Tuesday mornings. Led by our excellent teachers, it is aimed at refreshing your knowledge on a particular topic that you may find tricky or on which you may like to refresh your memory.

 

 

 

7 Feb: Stayman over an opening 1NT or overcall (Marianne)

14 Feb: Preempts & responding to them (Richard)

21 Feb: Defending against pre-empts (Tim)

 

This is not a lesson or seminar. Before each session, you will receive notes. The 'Refresh and Practice' session will start with five minutes of Q&A (Questions and Answers) 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 will require registration:  Please click the appropriate session to book by 4 pm on the day before the session.

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. Richmond Bridge club has been the No.1 club in the country for 11 consecutive years. The club is housed in the old Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge Park, nestling between Richmond and Twickenham in South-West London. The Clubhouse is one of the finest in Surrey and can accommodate 36-37  tables.

We offer a full range of duplicate bridge games every day of the week. We also offer bridge lessons for players of all standards (no prior experience required). If you are interested in learning, please register by clicking here.   

Richmond Bridge Club is a  charitable incorporated organisation - charity no. 1175613 Registered in England - company no. CE012010

AT A GLANCE - WHAT'S NEXT
AT A GLANCE - WHAT'S NEXT
EBU NATIONAL PAIRS - Stage 1 Qualifiers
EBU NATIONAL PAIRS - Stage 1 Qualifiers

Get ready to qualify!

Any pair that gets over 55% in a club game between 5th and 18th February will be entitled to play in the online EBU Regional Finals on 26th March.

CHEESE & WINE - MONDAY, 27 February at 19:00
CHEESE & WINE - MONDAY, 27 February at 19:00

Our next Cheese & Wine evening session is on Monday, 27th February. Join us for a selection of fine cheeses, accompaniments and a glass of wine from 19:00 onwards, The normal duplicate session starts at 19:30, as usual. The cost of the Cheese & Wine is £4.50 (optional).

REALBRIDGE LINKS
REALBRIDGE LINKS

 

Please note that from Jan 9th, Realbridge 5.30 sessions will take place only on Mondays and Thursdays. 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Clubhouse Pairs League:

7.30pm start - one Thursday per month

26 Jan, 23 Feb, 23 Mar

 

Monthly Online Pairs League: BBO

7.30pm start  -  three Thursdays per month

5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan,

2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb

 

For information and entries for any of the leagues, please contact Richard (director@richmondbridgeclub.com).

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.