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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 Wednesday Afternoon Gentle
Director: Phill Tait
RealBridge - Supervised Play
10:30
Host: Wanted
BBO - Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate
14:00
CLUBHOUSE - Wed Morning Workshop
Director: Richard Banbury
CLUBHOUSE - Ploughmans & Mini Swiss Pairs
13:30
Director: Vaughan Bishop
Host: Sara Busfield
CLUBHOUSE - Tuesday Morning Gentle
Director: Paul Hildersley
CLUBHOUSE - Monday Afternoon
Director: Sally Young
CLUBHOUSE - Monday evening
Director: Maxine Julius
Calendar
24th Apr 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Bidding and Play Workshop
10:00
24th Apr 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
13:30
Host: Daulat Haji
24th Apr 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised/Learning Duplicate
19:00
25th Apr 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Wanted
  (Partner?)
25th Apr 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised Play
19:00
25th Apr 2024
BBO - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10:00
25th Apr 2024
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:45
26th Apr 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10.00
Host: Sue Chinn
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 have now opened 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. 

 

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, Tapas Brindisa & Watermans 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

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 

Introduction to Jacoby 2NT with Richard Banbury

1 lesson 

Thursday 25th April @ 14:00 at the clubhouse

RICHMOND BRIDGE ACADEMY - Beginner's Courses

At Richmond Bridge Academy, we help players learn to play Bridge in a friendly and supportive environment.  Please find below our latest Beginner's Courses.  

 

Course 

Teacher 

Start Date 

Beginner’s Course – Term 3

10 lessons 

James

(Clubhouse)

Thurs 18 Apr @ 19:00

Beginner’s Course – Term 3

10 lessons 

Lyn & Glen

(Clubhouse) 

Tues 23 Apr @ 10:30

COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENCE - Thursday 25th Apr at 10:30

This Thursday, Tim Chanter continues his popular review of three boards via Zoom and screenshare.  This week, Tim will be Counselling on Defence and the quiz to review in advance is here: please click here in advance to review the quiz for the session.  To attend, simply click this Zoom link from 10.20 for a 10.30 kick off (no pre-booking required).  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86037429431

The session will take about 1 hour and costs £5.  There will be a follow up of answers to the quiz.

Our next Saturday Supper is at 18:00 on Saturday, 27th April - with Laura Talamoni as our chef.

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 curry with cream and spices 

Coconut vegetable medley curry (veg option)

        Accompanied with Chickpea and spinach curry, lemon rice, roti, raita

NB all curries will be "medium" spiced - if you prefer mild, please put this in the comments on the booking form 

       

     Followed by a dessert of Mango kulfi (Indian semifreddo)

 

Please click here to book.

Rest In Peace

Carolyn Caughey, a regular participant in our Friday morning gentle sessions until May 2023, has passed away on March 11th at the Chiswick Nursing Center in Ravenscourt Park. Carolyn’s funeral will be on Friday 19 April 2024 at 2pm at St Michael and All Angels Church, Turnham Green, Bath Road London W4 1TX ( just by Turnham Green Tube Station). If you are not able to come,  the service is being live streamed and will be available to watch afterwards as well.  Let Richard know if you’d like the live link. No flowers but donations to Cancer Research.

 

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.  NB new white lines to be painted on Friday March 26th (subject to weather) - so bowls club car park not available that day. 

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

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

Congratulations to the leaders of our April Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs - Left Runners Up (Dan O'Farrell & Judi Lawson) and Right the winners (Sarah and Mike Bell) 

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

Congratulations to Leila Gedeon and Sue Hearn as the highest ranked nonexpert players (NGS 9 or below) in our April Swiss Pairs. 

CONGRATULATIONS - MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

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

Keith Boniface Prem Nat Master
Maxine Julius  10* Prem Reg Master
Alistair Brown  1* Prem Master
Clive Freedman  1* Prem Master
Jacqueline Taylor  2* Tournament Master
David A Hill  Advanced Master
Georgina Bovill  Advanced Master
Philip Shine Advanced Master
Lesley Hunter  Master
Peter Streatfeild Master
Richard Raine  County Master
Arthur Haynes  District Master
Ginny Wright Area Master
Leslie Metherell Area Master
Peter Armstrong  Area Master
Jennifer Farrimond Club Master
Lesley De Haan Club Master
Nicola Grindle Club Master
Shirley Pavlou Club Master
Stephen Hyams  Club Master
Valerie Coghlan Club Master
Anne Sayeed  Local Master
Pat Barbour  Local Master
Simon North Local Master
Tom Roche  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.