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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 -Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Maxine Julius
Tuesday Morning Gentle
Director: Peter David
CLUBHOUSE - Monday Afternoon
Director: Maxine Julius
CLUBHOUSE - Monday Evening
Director: Pip Smitham
BBO - Monday Gentle Duplicate
10:00
RealBridge - Swiss Pairs
17:30-18:30
CLUBHOUSE - Sunday Coffee and Cake
Director: Robin Crewe
CLUBHOUSE - Saturday Supper
18:00
Director: Richard Banbury
Calendar
28th Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Bidding and Play Workshop
10:00
28th Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Gentle Duplicate
13:30
Host: Peter Garner
28th Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised/Learning Duplicate
19:00
28th Feb 2024
RealBridge - Supervised Play
10:30
Host: Wanted
28th Feb 2024
BBO - Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate
14:00
29th Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Afternoon Duplicate
13:30
Host: Joy Dutta
29th Feb 2024
CLUBHOUSE - Supervised Play
19:00
29th Feb 2024
BBO - Morning Gentle Duplicate
10:00
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.  

Rest In Peace

Claire Cross passed away on 21st January after a long illness which had left her housebound. However she was still active as secretary for the Tower Ward club and the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, both City of London institutions dedicated to charity and education. 

Claire was a regular in our gentle sessions (and more recently on BBO) and had been a member of the club for many years.

She will be greatly missed by her relatives in Canada and her many friends here in the UK. The cremation service will take place on Wednesday March 6th at 10.20am at the South West Middx Crematorium which will be followed by a wake held here at the club from 11.30am, so that there will be time for members to stay on for the afternoon Gentle session (in which case if needed, parking would have to be booked for both the morning and afternoon sessions). The family have asked for no flowers but a donation instead to the RSPB instead. 

 

'WELL, I DO DECLARE' - Thursday, 29th Feb

This Thursday, Tim Chanter will continue reviewing three boards from Declarer's perspective via Zoom and screenshare.  Please click here in advance to review the quiz for the session.

If you wish to attend, simply click this Zoom link from 10.20 for a 10.30 kick off (no pre booking is required).  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86037429431

If you cannot make it, but wish to be copied in on the recording and the commentaries then please let Tim know to add you to the distribution list.

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

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 

Slam Bidding

3 lessons 

Next Lesson Thurs 29 Feb @ 14:00

The Contested Auction

4 lessons 

Thurs 14 March @ 14:00

Defence

3 lessons 

Thurs 7 March @ 19:00

On 23rd March we will be hosting a supper and bridge event to raise funds for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher (https://www.pah.org.uk)

FLYER

 

Last year we had 20 tables playing in the duplicate as well as 2 tables representing our students from the beginners' courses, raising more than £2,700 for the hospice.

The winners were

NS  Simon Douglas Lane and Julia Davies

EW Claire Smith and Elaine Howard

Please click here to book

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 - both run by Margaret.  

Course 

Teacher 

Start Date 

Beginner’s Course – Term 2

10 lessons 

Margaret

(Clubhouse) 

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Thurs 4 Apr @ 10:30

Beginner’s Course – Term 3

10 lessons 

Margaret

(Clubhouse) 

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Tues 9 Apr @ 19:00

Togetherness Concert - Richmond in Europe

The Richmond in Europe Association requests the pleasure of your company at a 

                                                                              Togetherness Concert 

                                                                     at St. Mary's Church, Twickenham

                                                                       on Sunday 7th April at 5.30 p.m.

The international ensemble of musicians from the Royal Academy of Music will perform European songs and arias reflecting the power of music to bring communities together.

Admission is £15 for adults. Those under 18 are free. All profits will go to our Patron, the Mayor of Richmond's, charities.

In order to reserve your ticket & for further information about the concert please click on the following link & scroll down the page a little.

https://richmondineurope.com/events/

We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful international event.

In the meantime, those who read French and have an interest in art might be interested in the attached article about Turner's House, which was recently published in "Le Monde." I have already sent it to our many members in Fontainebleau.  (It is small, but can be enlarged)

Our next BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS will take place at 12:00 on Saturday, 6th April 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

Konstanz Pub Bridge - April 14th

Richmond is twinned with Konstanz, on the edge of Lake Constance in Germany (we are also twinned with Fontainebleu in France!). During lockdown we played regular events on Realbridge together with, and against, the members of Konstanz Bridge Club.

We have maintained that relationship and they have now invited us to take part in their Pub Bridge event on Sunday April 14th. This is very similar in concept to our own cafe bridge event - playing 6 rounds at 6 different venues. Konstanz Bridge Club also plays on Monday and Wednesday evenings (from 19:00) and players would be welcome to join those sessions too.

 

For more info and to register an interest - click HERE

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.

 

Click here for Wednesday 28th February 10:30am supervised play

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 there is a new format for street parking vouchers.

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

Congratulations to the winners of our Gentle Mixed Pairs Championship on 31 Jan 2024 - Jackie Childs and Colin Gardner

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

Congratulations to the winners of our first Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs of 2024 - Cuneyt Sazer and Anil Bhandari

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

Congratulations to Daniela Carden and Nuru Bhatia as well as Jonathan Hird and Marie Bedin who almost tied as the highest ranked nonexpert players (NGS 9 or below). In the end Daniela and Nuru took the prize after a last minute score change at table 1 left them just a single VP ahead.  

CONGRATULATIONS - MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

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

Vaughan Bishop 2 Star Premier Master
George Weldon Premier Master
Steven Bird 3 Star Master
Paul Skinner 2 Star Master
Valerie Double 1 Star Master
Richard Eustace 1 Star Master
Roberta Linehan Advanced Master
Kathy Gee Advanced Master
Betsy Mainwaring Master
Ken Brockwell County Master
Christine Connelly District Master
Gilbert Townsend District Master
Richard Osborne Area Master
Clive Lester Area Master
Paul Holloway Area Master
Jonathan Hird Area Master
Jayne Barber Club Master
Del Tucker Club Master
Janet Slingsby Club Master
Kate James Club Master
Judith Spencer-Gregson Club Master
Michele Marcus Club Master
Sarah Bishop Club Master
Caroline Hampson Club Master
Rosemary Carter Local Master
Sue Ramus Local Master
Rose Fetherston-Dilke Local Master
Charles Atkins 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.