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Members Area

The Members Area is where you can find phone numbers and email addresses of other members.  Just register using your email address and follow the link in the email you will receive. You can also use the Find a Partner facility if you wish, but Jo Baker is still happy to help you find a partner, as she has done for many years now.

Erroneous Scores

Any errors in the scoring which come to light after the event must be notified to the scorer, by both pairs who originally agreed the result, before noon on the day following the event, otherwise the posted result will stand.

Welcome to Ross-on-Wye Bridge Club


Current Monday & Friday Bridge Sessions

Monday Sessions: These are being held on-line on the BBO platform and are being run by Sarah Amos and her Team starting @7pm. We recommend you go on-line early and register. If you are new to on-line bridge but wish to join us, please contact Chris Chowney on or call 01989 750144 as you will need to register you and your partner’s BBO User Names in advance of playing (see below).

Friday Sessions: As many of those who join us on Friday do not choose to play on-line bridge, we have decided to continue with face-to-face bridge starting @1.30 pm. Players are required to wear a mask from the point of entry to the Larrapurz Centre and throughout play, apart from when they have their refreshments at their tables. In the best interest of all parties, we would encourage people to do a lateral flow test prior to attending sessions. Also, we will ensure that ventilation of the room is the maximum possible.

We will review the Government guidance as and when it is given but it seems likely that we will be continuing with Monday on-line bridge for the foreseeable future. Also, we will continue with face-to-face bridge on Fridays so long as there is enough support.

Reminder about the BBO sessions

There will be weekly online pairs sessions on BBO every Monday at 7pm. Entry is 3 BBO$.

These are open to all members of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire clubs, and other HBA members. They are EBU registered sessions with master points and NGS.


To participate there are three basic requirements:

  • You must be registered on BBO;
  • You have a deposit of at least 3 BB$ in your BBO account;
  • You need to be pre-registered for these sessions. This only needs to be done once. If you have already registered for the Ross-on-Wye Virtual Bridge Club or for the Thursday Herefordshire Clubs sessions, you will automatically be registered, so just turn-up and play.
    Otherwise, you must inform Chris Chowney at that your partnership intend to play AND supply your BBO log-on names and EBU numbers.

To find detailed instructions on using BBO, and how to join these sessions, choose the menu item "Online Bridge".

If you haven’t played online bridge before this could be an opportunity to start. We are also offering help on playing on BBO. If you are interested, contact us through the website (under menu item "Information") or email Chris Chowney.

The difference from face-to-face bridge that most people struggle with is "self-alerting" so please check this out.

Peter Aston

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peter Aston. He was a long standing Member of Ross Bridge Club and one of the Club’s great characters, renowned for his generosity and own brand of humour. In his heyday, he was a keen and excellent bridge player and taught bridge. He worked extremely hard for the Club and, with his wife Anne, did the Friday Club scoring in pre computer days quickly and efficiently with the aid of a glass of whiskey!

Prior to his death, he lived at Ross Court Care Home where he survived Covid in 2020. In 2019, he was recognised for his Military Service. He first served in the Royal Scots as a soldier. Subsequently, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Education Corps, retiring as a Major aged 55. It was these high standards of organisation and efficiency that he bought to the bridge table.

His Funeral was held at the Forest of Dean Crematorium on Friday 14th January.

Ross BC Financial Accounts 2020-2021

Although we have been unable to hold an AGM in 2021, as would have been our normal practice in May our Treasurer, Keith Ray, has produced the final audited accounts for the club for the year 2020-2021  These can be found under the menu item on the left.  

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Director: Denise Robertson
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Director: Keith Ray
Scorer: Pat Armitage
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