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Welcome to Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club


Above: Chairman Ruth Bray.

Welcome to the website of Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club. We are a friendly club playing on Tuesday evenings in the meeting room at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Station Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6QU. Our usual attendance is now about 6 to 8 tables. We play duplicate pairs,  and  every so often we participate in Simultaneous Pairs competitions. We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union and the Leicestershire CBA


For further details about our club, please click the Information button in the menu on the left

For brief details of other regular bridge games organised in Rutland, please see  "Bridge in Rutland" on this page

There is a thriving bridge community in Rutland, which meets regularly to play various forms of the game, as follows

(please click on link for the history of the bridge clubs on the News page)

Tuesday (afternoon) 2-4pm, TUESDAY CHICAGO, chicago bridge at St Joseph's Church Meeting Room Oakham: contact Dawn O'Higgins on 01664 567057  Please Note:  The membership list for this club is full at the moment.  Please contact Dawn if you would like to be put on the waiting list for membership.

Tuesday (evening) 6.45-10pm, RUTLAND DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB, duplicate bridge (EBU-affiliated) at St Joseph's Church Meeting Room Oakham: click "Information" in menu (above left) for contacts

Wednesday (afternoon) 2-4.30pm (mid-Sept to mid-April), OAKHAM (BOWLING) BRIDGE CLUB, Chicago bridge at The Vale Oakham: contact Secretary Jan Dowse (Tel 01572 723704 e-mail or Chairman Di Culshaw (01572 868758)  new members are very welcome, including inexperienced players. Single players welcome.

Friday (afternoon) 2.00 - 4.00, St Joseph's Meeting Room,  Station Road, Oakham. New group - GENTLE DUPLICATE - for those who are just learning to play more competitive Duplicate bridge. Single players are welcome, as there is always a partner available. Contact Rita Duckham (01572 724761) e-mail

Friday (evening) 6.45-10pm, OAKHAM BRIDGE CLUB, duplicate bridge at St Joseph's Church Meeting Room Oakham: see its website,; or  contact Richard Merriman on 01572 720002

or Paul Collins on 0116 259 6278, mobile 07802 887759, email 

If unable to reach one of the above groups, please contact Rita Duckham 01572-724761

On Mondays, duplicate bridge is available just over the county border at Melton or Stamford (also on Thursdays at Stamford).  Both those clubs have a presence on BridgeWebs

If you organise a regular bridge group session in Rutland which is not listed here, please let us have brief details for inclusion in this panel.  Click "Information" in the menu (above left) and then click "Contact us"



Meanwhile stay safe!  Ruth.

Welcome to our club
Welcome to our club

Members at play.

Winner of the Florrie Lee Memorial Cup 2018

At the AGM on October 26th Chairman Ruth Bray presented the Florrie Lee Memorial Cup for service to the club to Rita Duckham..

Duplicate bridge procedure & etiquette (3)

Please note it's not unfriendly to call the Director if a mishap (like a revoke) occurs: it is the right thing to do.  Click "Laws & Ethics" in the menu (above left) for further details of how some common mishaps are sorted out.

25th June 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
BBO website 1.45pm
Director: Richard Merriman
Scorer: Richard Merriman
29th June 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
BBO website 6.45pm
Director: Paul Collins
Scorer: Paul Collins
2nd July 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
BBO website 1.45pm
Director: Tony Ross
Scorer: Tony Ross
Online Duplicate Pairs
Director: David Mell
Scorer: David Mell
Online Duplicate Pairs
Director: Tony Ross
Scorer: Tony Ross
Online Duplicate Pairs
Director: Paul Collins