South Croydon Bridge Club
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General Information


To ensure that you receive the Clubs information emails please add to your list of safe senders. If you wish to contact the club please email



Who require Partners should login to Reservations/Find a Partner link in the Menu above to register a request for a partner.


Wishing to play and needing a partner should contact the Secretary Su Gomez.

Chairman's Prize

Folks, just a reminder of the monthly Chairman's Prize evenr that sees the winning pair being awarded a bottle of wine each. Choices include New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Argentinian Malbec. The next event is this Saturday, 4 December, then "Hangover Day", 1 January!

Cherry Kingman RIP
Cherry Kingman RIP

News has come through that Cherry Kingman has sadly died. She hadn't returned to play F2F but had partnered Liz Tadd on line until April 2021. Alex Kingman, her son has advised us: I secured a date yesterday and the funeral will be held on the 14th December (Tuesday) at 10am North East Surrey Crematorium, Morden, SM4 4NU. Everyone is welcome, I am asking if people can do a lateral flow test before they come so that we can make sure everyone is safe at this difficult time. 

Joe Raine RIP
Joe Raine RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Joe’s death. 

He had been diagnosed with cancer in April and after an unsuccessful

course of  chemotherapy treatment, died on 1st December.

Joe and his wife, Mei, joined the club several years ago.

Joe was an experienced player, but joined to support Mei who was a beginner at that time.

Many of you will remember Joe’s dry sense of humour, his passion for Liverpool F.C and his DIY skills ,which he put to good use in putting up   

new curtain rails and repairing countless chairs in the bridge room to ensure our safety.

We send our condolences to Mei and her family at this difficult and distressing time.

Welcome to South Croydon Bridge Club

We are based in a dedicated bridge room in our own premises in South Croydon. Before lockdown we ran four duplicate sessions a week and some tuition. From the beginning of November all duplicate sessions have returned to face-to-face.

New players are always welcome and should email the Club email address.

Last updated : 8th Nov 2021 12:29 GMT
December Teams
December Teams
Last updated : 26th Nov 2021 14:32 GMT

Link to Teams Entry Form:

Last updated : 26th Nov 2021 14:39 GMT
Vi Smith RIP
Vi Smith RIP

It is with great sadness that I have to reveal we lost one of our long serving members Vi Smith on the night of 15 November. Along with Angela Glancy, she won several of our internal trophy events.

Most of her latter games were played on-line due to the Covid 19 epidemic where she bought a brand new laptop in order to improve her experience. Vi also played at several other clubs as well as taking part in county events.

Vi's funeral will be on Friday,10th December at 11am, St Matthews Church, Chichester Road, East Croydon CR0 5JT. Then afterwards for a light lunch at Oaks Farm, Oaks Lane, Croydon CR0 5HP.

A shuttle bus from the church to Oaks Farm is available for anyone who might need it, otherwise it’s a 5 minute drive. Please contact her daughter Tess Macleodsmith via so there is some idea of the numbers. Any donations should be given to The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Dave Harper


Last updated : 4th Dec 2021 10:59 GMT

12 December - Christmas Swiss Teams

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See CALENDAR for confirmed dates of all CLUB competitions and other events

Last updated : 8th Nov 2021 12:52 GMT

Bridge Sessions

We will be progressively re-introducing face-to-face bridge at the clubhouse. We will run the following sessions:

  • Wednesday 11:00 Clubhouse
  • Thursday    19:30 Clubhouse
  • Friday        19:30 Clubhouse
  • Saturday    14:15 Clubhouse

Clubhouse Bridge

The table screens have been removed, there is no longer a requirement to pre-register for sessions.The sessions will be played under the following Covid restrictions:

  • kitchen access will be restricted to two nominated people per session who will serve the drinks before the session and once during it
  • members' table fees will be invoiced at month end for payment by bank transfer, other than for non-members we will not be collecting fees on the day

Online Bridge

We are no longer running any regular online bridge sessions.

Table Money

Table money for members for both clubhouse and online sessions will be collected monthly in arrears, payment from non-members may be collected in advance.


Last updated : 8th Nov 2021 12:32 GMT

We welcome new members and visitors to all our sessions of play, though as we re-open following Covid-19 with limited table existing members have priority. Please contact the Secretary prior to completing the request to play form at the top of this page.

All sessions have real time computer scoring and pre-dealt hands. We have a licensed bar which also serves hot and cold food. On site car parking is available.

See Committee Contacts on the left should you wish to speak to a Committee member.

Last updated : 8th Nov 2021 13:03 GMT
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