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St Albans Bridge Club
Online Bridge Ladders

Following the move of large parts of the club to Bridgebase Online we are delighted to launch two new ladder events for the period of the Covid-19 shutdown.  The Teams Individual Ladder is a cummulative VP's ladder based on the scores achieved in our weekly Teams events.  All events to score with no limit on entries.  The Pairs ladder is based on the % achieved by member pairs in the daily EBU Pairs events.  Unlimited entries but both players must be members.  Have fun.

Onlines Teams Ladder - Individual VP's
Johnygra54 (John Graham) 19
knole (Sorin Butiu) 19
robertiain (Bob Howard) 19
simoncook (Simon Cook) 19
abbeymill (John Hedges) 18
Bobgv (Bob Veal) 18
Find Boris (Denis King) 18
JohnStobo (John Stobo) 18
mfaw (Mike Fawcett) 18
peterhill (Peter Hill) 18
pxdxg (Pam Green) 18
Ralfy10 (Lynn Prentice) 18
RodAdams (Rod Adams) 18
Scurvy Dog (James Rogers) 18
Shirtee1 (John Duthie) 18
SteveLam (Steve Lambert) 18
Hilly 52 (Hilary Nesbitt) 16
Mgrounds (Michael Grounds) 16
Tiger 4 (Tony As'ad) 16
X618034 (Paul Nesbitt) 16
Emanresu  (Gary Kendall) 4
JohnMathew (John Mathews) 4
SteveC1112 (Steve Cooper) 4
Thelma 09 (Jane Scaysbrook) 4
arthouse (Jill Mumford) 2
EBU406376 (Bob Turnham) 2
Gilllam (Gill Lambert) 2
gmw25 (Gina Woodhead) 2
jackw14 (Jack Williams) 2
Lawwyb (Lawrence Wybraniec) 2
loukp (Louise Peck) 2
mikejhann (Mike Hann) 2
mjaslett (Michael Aslett) 2
Phil Minor (Phil Minor) 2
qwerty52 (Linda Spiri) 2
sara114 (Sara Barnett) 2
alexkent20 (Alex Kent) 1
BshopTenor (Dave Fensome) 1
marteev (Martin Evans) 1
RoyS1 (Roy Seaman) 1
Online Pairs Ladder


Pair EBU Ref & Date Result
Martin Evans (MarteEv) & Judith Evans (JudithEv) #9691 2/Apr 64.2 %
Jane Scaysbrook (Thelma 09) & Steve Lambert (SteveLam) #8875 23/Mar 63.8 %
Martin Evans (MarteEv) & Judith Evans (JudithEv) #8718 29/Mar 63.3 %
Martin Evans (MarteEv) & Judith Evans (JudithEv) #4457 28/Mar 62.3 %


Moving the club online

So, very early thoughts here but, it may be possible to keep some form of organised bridge going online over the coming months.  Over a dozen members have expressed an interest so far and it would be good to hear from more.  The, very early, plan is to try and get as many members as are interested onto BridgeBase Online and then organise some sort of Teams matches/leagues/events.  Lots of unknowns and 'what ifs' but if you are interested in the concept please email me at

The Club is unfortunatley shut

Hi all,

events have overtaken us I'm afraid and the EBU changed their recommendations this afternoon (Sunday 15th).  Given our demographic and the nature of the game, Bridge is sadly seen as a high risk activity for Coronavirus transmission and so the Committee have reluctantly decided to close the club with immediate effect until further notice.

I am going to investigate the possibility of holding some sort of periodic online events but this is at a very early stage.

Stay healthy

Steve Lambert, Chairman

It had to happen one day !

Monday saw the conclusion of our Teams Ladder for 2019/20.  It's been a great year, our first full one with the very successful Swiss format, and we have been delighted by the number of members regularly taking part.  In the end the Ladder produced a clear win for Team Nesbitt: Hilary and Paul Nesbitt, Tony As'ad and Michael Grounds who have been fantastically consistent.  A word though for our runners up led by Bob Turnham.  Bob first won our Teams ladder in 2009/10 and has been a member of the winning team every year since then, a remarkable 10 years on the run.  All good things come to an end though and we look forward to battle being resumed for the 2020/21 Ladder which starts in April.

If you have not been a regular player in our, second Monday of the month Swiss Teams, then it would be great to have you.  It really is a good evening. Please contact either myself, or Jim Fry, if you would like help creating a team.

Happy 90th Birthday Stan
Happy 90th Birthday Stan
St Albans retain Desmond Flockhart Trophy

The SADBC team of Bob Turnham, Sara Barnett, Jane Scaysbrook, John Mathews, Denis King, James Rogers, Mike Aslett and Sorin Butiu retained the Desmond Flockhart Trophy on December 8th. Our thanks to them, especially to two of the team who were "under the weather" and two had stepped in at the last moment, despite never having played together before!

John M.

Welcome - no partner needed

Welcome to the website of The St Albans Duplicate Bridge Club where we play competitive bridge to a good standard in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

You can come along either as a pair or without a partner as we operate a highly successful duty officer scheme. This scheme runs every week except for the regular teams competition which is held on the second Monday of every month - but please do bring your own team for these events if you wish.

There is ample parking and free tea, coffee and biscuits.

We look forward to meeting you and you don't need to contact us first - just turn up, (Before 7.20 pm please!)


Venue and Times
Venue and Times

The club meets at The Jersey Farm Community Centre, Sandringham Crescent, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9RG. (please see map and travelling directions under the information button on the left of this page).

We are open every Monday including public holidays (except 24, 25 & 26 December).

Doors open at 7.15pm for a prompt start please be seated by 7.20pm.

HBA Events

We would like to encourage members to support the forthcoming HBA Events details of which can be found on the HBA website, link below:


HBA Website

6th April 2020
Online Teams of 4
Director: Steve Lambert
7th April 2020
Inter-Club Teams of 16 vrs Berwick on Tweed
Director: Steve Lambert
13th April 2020
Online Teams of 4
Director: Steve Lambert
14th April 2020
Inter-Club Teams vrs Hitchen
Director: Steve Lambert
20th April 2020
Online Teams of 4
Director: Steve Lambert
27th April 2020
Online Teams of 4
Director: Steve Lambert