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St Albans Bridge Club
16th Jul 2019 08:29 BST
Top vrs NGS 19/20
16th Jul 2019 08:21 BST
Top Scores 19/20
16th Jul 2019 08:20 BST
TaraStan Trophy 19/20
10th Jul 2019 18:19 BST
Phone Number

We now have a phone for members to use if they are going to be late arriving for an evening's bridge. It will be available from about 7.00 - 7.30pm on the night only.

The number is 07772758624

St Albans Bridge Club
Great NGS Performances in July

July is proving an exceptional month in the annual competition to see who can get the best result against their NGS expectation HERE.  In total 7 of the best 10 scores of the year have so far been set in July. Leading the way are Peter Cridland and Roger Cook but Bob Harrison & Alan Astell, Jacqueline Williams & Louise Peck, Brenda Aldworth & Brian Wells, Bella O'Connell & Jenny Turner, Philip Minor & Linda Spiri and Jim Fry & John Roberts have all produced excellent results.  It's great to see so many new names on our leader board.

Welcome - no partner needed
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!)


2nd Annual X-IMP Pairs Trophy
2nd Annual X-IMP Pairs Trophy

Congratulations to Roger Cook & Peter Cridland who won the annual club X-IMP Pairs Championship.  In a very close final result they triumphed over Gill Fisher & Susan Dow with Bob Veal and Nigel Lewis third.  Thanks to all who took part and we hope you enjoyed the relatively rare format.  Roger & Peter also achieved the best performance vrs NGS expectation of the year to date with an excellent + 20.20%.

Starting Times

It is difficult for directors and scorers to set the movement and to arrange the room if members turn up on the dot of 7.30. So can I ask you all to be there and seated by 7.20 (at least one player per pair) please? It might be that in the long run we will have to have a cut off time of 7.25/7.20 for participation in an evening's session.

I would also like to remind you that we do not have mobile phones on and in use in the hall during the evening, so please turn them off / on silent during the evening.

Thank you for your cooperation in this.

John M.

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 please be seated by 7.20pm.

Anniversary Pairs Trophy
Anniversary Pairs Trophy

Congratulations to Harry Sack and Paul Wilson in winning The Anniversary Pairs Tophy on Monday 6th May. Their winning score of 70.50% was well ahead of the rest of the field. The runners up were Clare Garretty and Tony Hazell with 61.70%

Garden Cities Team
Garden Cities Team

The SADBC Team representing Hertfordshire in the National semifinal of the EBU's Garden Cities Trophy on the 27th April won 4 and lost 4 of their matches against other counties to achieve a very pleasing 3rd= place out of 9 overall; only narrowly missing out on 2nd place by the very small percentage of 2VPs.

The team consisted of Tara and Stan Harding, James Rogers and Denis King, Sara Barnett and Harry Silverman and Jane Scaysbrook and John Mathews.

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

Need help making up a team?

 Are you are seeking another pair or single player for your team?

Or are you a pair or a single player seeking a team to join?

Please contact Jim Fry by email at or 07831486058

We are particularly keen to expand our monthly teams event so, if you don't yet have a team, why not give it a go ?

29th July 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Steve Lambert
Scorer: John Duthie
Duty Officer: Brenda Aldworth
Set-Up: Hilary Nesbitt
5th August 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Bob Turnham
Scorer: John Duthie
Duty Officer: Jim Fry
Set-Up: Tess & Tony
12th August 2019
Swiss Teams
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
Duty Officer: None
Duplicate Pairs
Director: James Rogers
Scorer: Pam Green
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Gary Kendall
Scorer: Alex Kent
Swiss Teams
Director: Ian Mitchell
Scorer: Mitch