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Please don't forget about


every Friday morning

in the St Luke's duplicate room 

On Bridge Club Live.

Doors open at 9.30

Tourney starts at 10.00am 

We play 16 boards. It's all over by 12.15pm 

Welcome to St Luke's Bridge Club
St. Luke's Bridge Club.

Karen & David welcome you to 

St Luke's Bridge Club website.

During the pandemic all our bridge activities are online at

Bridge Club Live. 


The results from St Luke's online Duplicates and Breakfast Bridge Duplicates are posted on this site. So why not find out if you came Top, Middle, or Bottom?  Do you want to know all the results, even if you didn't play?  It's always interesting to see how your friends are doing !!!!!  


St Lukes Bridge Club plays online

every Monday afternoon, Thursday evening and Friday morning


Bridge Club Live. 


St. Luke's & The Thursday Club private Duplicate on Bridge Club Live

St. Luke's & The Thursday Club - Private Duplicate.

We are running 3 private Duplicates per week on Bridge Club Live, under the name St. Lukes Bridge Club. The Results for all 3 duplicates will be shown on the this website, and on the Thursday club website. 

Only members of St. Luke's Bridge Club and the Tuesday / Thursday Bridge Club will be allowed to play in the three Duplicates. 

Only pairs and individuals invited by a committee member of either club will be allowed to play as a visitor. 

If you want to play with someone who is not a member of either club then either David Joannides or David Berwitz must be informed before you arrive to play. 

Please remember that everyone who wants to play in these duplicates must be a full member of B.C.L. You must also be affiliated to St Luke's Bridge Club on the B.C.L. site. If you are not, the computer will not recognise you, and you and your partner will not play in the duplicate 

The times and days of each duplicate are as follows: Please read this very carefully as some times have changed. Please take time to read and confirm the new timings. 

Remember the Door opening and Tourney to start playing times are not the same thing.  

The Door Code will identify the correct room for our duplicate.

Different Bridge Clubs will be starting their duplcates at the same time, 

so it is very important that you enter the correct room. 


Monday Afternoon: Door Code STLUKE 1-D-2.  

The Door to our private room opens at 1.00pm.  

The Duplicate  starts 30 mins later at 1.30pm sharp.

20 boards will be played. The last board must be completed by  5.45pm. But hopefully long before. 


Thursday Evening: Door Code STLUKE 4-D-3

The Door to our private room opens at 6.30pm.

The Duplicate starts 30 mins later at 7.00pm sharp. 

20 boards will be played. The last board must be completed by 10.45pm. But hopefully long before. 


Friday Morning: Door Code STLUKE 5-D-1

The Door to our private room opens at 9.30am.

The Duplicate starts 30 mins later at 10.00am sharp.

16 boards will be played. The last board must be completed by 12.45pm. But hopefully long before. 


You will be able to leave the duplicate as soon as you have completed playing your 16th board on Friday or your 20th board on Monday and Thursday. 

You have 30 minutes to enter the room, find your partner, get seated, and confirm your S.S.D. If you do not have this completed before the start time, you will not play in duplicate. It's very important that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the duplicate start time so that the director can ensure everyone has a partner and that there are no half tables.

If you arrive later than 20 minutes before the duplicate start time, the Director has the right to refuse you entry. Especially if he has already brought in the reserve pair to ensure no half table. If the Director does let you join the movement, then you will become the half table and if no other pair joins you will not play.    

For the first month there will be no table money required to play in any of these duplicates. 

This is a very exciting development for all members of St. Luke's and The Thursday Club 

It will enable the membership of both clubs to enjoy a duplicate where you only play against people that you know. 

A lot of hard work has been put in to set up this Private Duplicate so please support it by playing in it when you can. 

If you would like to enter the duplicate but have not mastered the art of online bridge then please read the box below. 

Help with Online Bridge

How are you getting on with Online Bridge?

Are you missing your weekly bridge fix, because of Covid -19?  If so, then the latest development by St Luke's and the Thursday Club could be right up your street. (see above for full details)

Many people are now getting the full benefit of the online game. 

However, I am very aware that there are a large number of very keen bridge players from St Luke's and the Thursday Club who are avoiding playing bridge online. I think this is for a number of reasons, but in the main it's the thought of dealing with all this new technology which is more than a little daunting. 

How do I get started?  How do I register for on line bridge? Is it very expensive? 

Will I spoil everybody elses enjoyment if I push the wrong button or click in the wrong place?

/These are all very common questions that everybody asks before they learn how to PLAY ONLINE BRIDGE

So don't feel awkward. It's very easy to learn. 

I think it will be at least another 6-12 months before our Bridge Clubs start to re open. And even then it will be a very slow restart.

So if you think you would like some help or you know someone who would benefit from, 

How to get started with Online Bridge please call 

David Berwitz on 07974-177636.


Cat Roberts on 07968-482975.


David Joannides on 01202- 383128.

We will be more than happy to talk you through the 'set-up" over the phone, or better still come to your home and help you set up your computer, lap-top or tablet to play Online Bridge. 

You will then join the many many local people who are playing and enjoying ONLINE BRIDGE 

Good luck and hope to hear from you soon. 


Private Classes With DAVID BERWITZ


Why not join the 50+ students who are enjoing classes with me. 

1, 2, 3, or 4 people are playing on a teaching under my watchful eye. 

If you would like to arrange a class with 1, 2, 3 or 4 people, please contact me 


mobile: 07974-177636

I am available for a 1 off online class or a series of online classes.  If you would like a particular topic, or just a general assessment of your needs, please contact me directly for details of my online classes, availability and cost. 

Take this opportunity to hone your Bridge skills in classes of 1, 2, 3, or 4. 



Following the Government's advice regarding Social Distancing and attendance of Clubs, there will be

 NO FURTHER BRIDGE played at either

The West Hants Club or The Knole Bridge Club.

Both of these Duplicates will recommence on a face to face baisis when we are advised by the Government and the English Bridge Union that it is safe to do so.  It is beginning to look as if a return to playing bridge safely in our bridge clubs may not happen for another 12 months. Sometime late 2021.  As the situation develops we will keep you informed of any change of circumstances.  

In the meantime please keep safe, and healthy.

David & Karen 

St Luke's Duplicate Update


     HI TO ALL


We hope you are keeping SAFE, WELL, and HEALTHY.

We have all managed to stay the course through umpteen weeks of Lockdown, and things are starting to get slightly easier.

West Hants Tennis Club has reopened the Club House. You can now get a small selection of food and drink in the restauraunt. 

However we have deceided that it is still too early to start playing bridge. Either at St Luke's on a Monday a Thursday evening at the Durley Hall Hotel or Breakfast Bridge on a Friday morning. 

We are going to take our advice from the Government and the English Bridge Union as to when they think it will be safe to return to our club.


So are you still missing your weekly fix of St Luke's and Thursday Club Bridge?

If so,

Don't forget to join all the gang on line

at 1.00pm every Monday Afternoon, 6.30pm every Thursday Evening, and 9.30am every Friday Morning on

Bridge Club Live. The times shown are the room opening times. You have a further 30 minutes to take a seat, find your partner and confirm your S.S.D.

These are our own private duplicates dedicated to St. Luke's and Thursday Club members only.

Plus any visitor who has been allowed to play by either David Joannides or David Berwitz. 




We all look forward to seeing you at ST. LUKE'S & The Thursday Club  on line every

Monday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, and Friday Morning.



Breakfast Bridge every Friday at 10.00am at The Knole Bridge Club.
Breakfast Bridge every Friday at 10.00am at The Knole Bridge Club.

Every Friday morning at 10.00am in the St Luke's Bridge room on Bridge Club Live.

Why not join Karen & David and the rest of the early morning crowd for the best virtual percolated coffee and a great choice of virtual croissants. All the gossip that's going on in the Bridge World.

16 boards of relaxed duplicate bridge. 


09.30am doors open with virtual croissents and coffee.

10.00am till 12.30pm Duplicate Bridge. 

Looking forward to seeing you there. 

A host system is always in operation at Breakfast Bridge. You can come with or without a partner. You will always get a game.

Technical Director
Technical Director

Our Technical Director is Trevor Cherry.

Trevor was responsible for researching and introducing the Computerised Scoring System to St. Luke's and Breakfast Bridge. 

If you have any queries regarding the scoring of any duplicate, Trevor can be reached on


tel: 01425 673035


Charitable Donations from St Luke's Bridge Club.


To all members of St Luke's Bridge Club.

Karen & I are extremly proud to inform you that  

we have donated £1000.00 to good causes over the Christmas period.

£500.00 to The Bournemouth's Women Refuge. 


£500.00 to Julia's House. 

This was made possible by the continuing strong support of our members

who attend our Monday Afternoon Duplicate,

plus the extremley successful Raffle we ran at our Christmas Lunch. 

Both charities were extremley grateful for the donations from our Bridge Club. 

Their letters of appreciation are available for you to read under the Charitable Donations Tab opposite.

We will continue to use the funds, that are accumulating, for donation to deserving causes. 

I will keep you posted

Thank You 



2nd November 2020
St Lukes Duplicate BCL
Online BCL 1.00pm
Director: David or Trevor
5th November 2020
St Lukes Duplicate BCL
Online BCL 6:30pm
Director: David B, David J or Trevor
6th November 2020
Breakfast Bridge BCL
Online BCL 9:30am
Director: David or Karen
Breakfast Bridge BCL
Director: David or Karen
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
St Lukes Duplicate BCL
Director: David B, David J or Trevor
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
St Lukes Duplicate BCL
Director: David or Trevor
Scorer: Bridge Club Live