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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 - Tuesday Morning
Director: Cerith Lewis
CLUBHOUSE - Tuesday afternoon
Director: David Arundel
CLUBHOUSE - Monday Afternoon
Director: Vaughan Bishop
CLUBHOUSE - Monday Evening
Director: Maxine Julius
BBO - Monday Gentle Duplicate
10:00
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:30
CLUBHOUSE - Coffee and Cake
Director: Robin Crewe
CLUBHOUSE - Friday Morning Gentle
Director: Vic Martin
Calendar
23rd Jul 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Gentle Duplicate
10:00
Host: Wanted
23rd Jul 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Frances Gerth
  (Partner?)
24th Jul 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Bidding and Play Workshop & Learning Duplicate
10:00
24th Jul 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
13:30
Host: Valerie Double
  (Partner?)
24th Jul 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised/Learning Duplicate
19:00
24th Jul 2024
RealBridge - Supervised Play
10:30
Host: Wanted
24th Jul 2024
BBO - Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate
14:00
  (Partner?)
25th Jul 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Neil Buxton
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.  

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

Competitive doubles

1 session  

Tim

(Online)

Tim Chanter

Mon 8th July @ 10:30 or

Tues 9th July @ 19:30  

Counting losers in trump contracts

1 session 

Tim

(Online)

Tim Chanter

Mon 5th Aug @ 10:30 or

Tues 6th Aug @ 19:30  

Active vs Passive Defence

1 session 

Tim

(Online)

Tim Chanter

Mon 2nd Sept @ 10:30 or

Tues 3rd Sept @ 19:30  

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 1

10 lessons 

James

(Clubhouse) 

James Thrower

Tues 24 Sept @ 19:00

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 

James

(Clubhouse) 

James Thrower

Thurs 19 Sept @ 19:00

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

Thank you to everyone who came along to the pilot session on June 9th - if you couldn't make it then please come along to any of the future sessions starting on a regular basis from July 14th (NB change of date from the original 7th) - table money will be £7 for members & visitors

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, 27th July - with the food supplied by our local Thai restaurant, "Thai Upon Thames"

Don't forget there is a discount for all RBC members on all food purchased from Thai Upon Thames - please support our local businesses.

 

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 with cashew nuts

Vegetable Penang Curry

Aberdeen Beef Green Curry

 

    Accompanied by plain rice 

 

Dessert:

   Cheesecake or profiteroles

Please click here to book.

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.  

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

- Free online taster sessions on 18th July PM & Eve

- Free face-to-face taster sessions at the club: 8th Aug AM & 14th Sept AM & PM (Club Open Day)   

Please click here for details and to register your interest.

AT A GLANCE - WHAT'S NEXT
AT A GLANCE - WHAT'S NEXT
  • Mahjong restarts Sundays from 14 July
  • Saturday Supper & Bridge - 27 July
  • Club AGM - 31 July
  • Minibridge for juniors - Teacher Training Day - 3 Aug
  • Taster session for new beginners (Clubhouse) - AM - 8 Aug
  • Mini Swiss Pairs & Ploughman's - 20 Aug
  • Club Open Day - 14 Sept
  • Mini Swiss Pairs & Ploughman's - 17 Sept
  • Andrew Robson Seminar Day - 3 Oct
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.