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Welcome to the Royal Automobile Club Bridge Circle - Pall Mall
Ross Cope Swiss Teams Evening

Pall Mall
Thursday 26 March, 6.00pm

On Thursday 26 March we shall remember our friend Ross Cope by playing his favoured format of bridge, a Swiss Teams Night. The event will start at 6.00pm with a similar high tea to that sampled at the Championship pairs, followed by 24 boards. The Ross Cope Cup has been donated by the Royal Automobile Club Bridge Circle. 

Members and guests: £25.00
Includes: A buffet high tea

Please click here for an entry form.

Last updated : 1st Feb 2020 11:27 GMT
Bridge Circle Christmas Dinner, honours and thank yous
12 December 2019
Xmas 2019: Michael Bailey presenting Sally Found with...

Michael Bailey presenting Sally with the Hero/Heroine Plate.

Xmas 2019: Michael Bailey presenting the Kisiels with...

Michael Bailey presenting the Brigitte and Andrew Kisiel with Joyce Goldstein Trophy for Top Partnership.

Xmas 2019: Michael Bailey presenting Robin with...

Michael Bailey presenting Robin with the Debbie Goldstein Trophy for Our player of the year with highest aggregate points (second to Marina Chaning Pearce). Robin and Frank also won the Cotton Cup for rubber bridge.

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Last updated : 18th Dec 2019 13:02 GMT
Cotton Cup 2019. And the winners are... (12 December 2019)
Frank Hollendoner and Robin Kilborn faced up to David Mannooch and Michael Bailey in the Club Room at 9.00am on the morning before the Bridge Circle Christmas Dinner to play the final of the 2019 Cotton Cup, so desperate were the four to produce a winning pair to be presented with the champagne and Cup at the dinner! After two hours Mannooch and Bailey held a 2-0 lead in the rubbers and the overall score was virtually breakeven but it was downhill for them for the final 90 minutes and Frank and Robin ran out worthy winners.


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Last updated : 16th Dec 2019 16:55 GMT
Ros and Bob Bowman Swiss Pairs 2019 Championship
(3 November 2019)

A bit like Formula one racing or Premiership Football our annual Open carves up into the top 6 or so very experienced, high quality bridge pairs, the majority of experienced Pairs who threaten a Leicester City performance and the less experienced Pairs who gain enormous know how and development by competing and one year will move up the groupings.

Played over two sessions of 24 boards per session the leading pair changed position countless times. After the first session the leading were: Marina and Terry, Gitte and Mary, Ruth and Sami. The second session leaders were: Paul and Brigid, Richard and Rhonda, Malcolm and Susi.

Leaders session 1: Marina and Terry

Leaders session 1: Marina Chaning Pearce & Terry Smith

Leaders session 2: Paul and Brigid

Leaders session 2: Paul Weston & Brigid Battiscombe

The overall winners of the Cup were Gitte Hecht-Johansen and Mary Gordon-Smith with 110 VPs followed incredibly closely by joint second with 108 VPs: Richard and Rhonda Collins and Paul Weston and Brigid Battiscombe.

Overall winners: Gitte Hecht-Johansen and Mary Gordon-Smith

Overall winners: Gitte Hecht-Johansen and Mary Gordon-Smith

As a club the RAC can claim some success as Gitte is a regular friend of ours replacing Nicole as TD when she is not available and Paul Weston is home grown. Marina and Terry, last year’s winners and early leaders after session one came 5th and Andrew Kisiel and David Glass came 6th.

Thank you to the Club for making the Mountbatten Room available to us on a particularly busy Sunday in the events calendar and for the Banqueting team who provided a beautiful array of coloured sandwiches high tea.


Last updated : 16th Dec 2019 16:52 GMT
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Devonshire Trophy 2020

The 2020 Devonshire Trophy first rounds are complete.

In match 15. RAC Morgan  saw off Portland - the difference pinpointed to one lead decision. In the all Hurlingham Plate 1/4 final the Pigeons sent the Swans home. 

Next matches on 25th February continue the knockout for the Devonshire Trophy and the teams knocked out in the first round will begin their contest for the Plate. 

Trophy 1/4 final: RAC Spitfire V RAC Rolls Royce

Plate 1/4 final: Polish Club V Athenaeum

Click here for the Trophy and Plate draw and match dates.

Click here for the 2020 Permitted Conventions, and here for the Rules and Procedures.