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Welcome to Hellesdon & Taverham Bridge Club
Real Bridge session link

Link for the Real Bridge session on Monday evenings starting at 7pm. Please join us by 6.50.

Guests are very welcome, but please let us know beforehand.  Please contact the club using the Contact Us facility found within the Information section.

The table money for club sessions on Real Bridge is £1.50 for club members and £2 for guests. We will invoice people every 6-8 weeks.

You will join the session by following a link from the Session Links section in the menu to the left.




Dates for your diary

Summer BBQ August 21st from 2-5pm at  Andrew Thurston's, 5 Chapel Close, Barnham Broom, Norwich NR9 4BX.  Spouses / Partners welcome. 

Cost £7.50 per person to cover food, please bring your own drinks, plates, cutlery and glasses.  If you would like to come please contact Jo Viincent (, including any dietary requirements, and pay John King by BACS if possible to Taverham Bridge Club, Sort Code 20 62 53, Account 5088 6602 and enter you name as reference.  We look forward to seeing you there.

The 2022 AGM and Christmas meal is booked for Monday 12th December at Wensum Valley Golf Club.

Handicap competition 2022/1 - Final result

Here is the final result for the current handicap competition. Congratulations to Jo Vincent for a convincing win. 

    Best 12 score Handicap  Best 12 Handicap score
1 Jo Vincent 581.45 1.23 715.18
2 Rosamund Walwyn 592.08 1.18 698.65
3 Val Canham 603.29 1.15 693.78
4 Andrew Thurston 636.50 1.08 687.42
5 Stewart Farquharson 749.33 0.91 681.89
6 Jane Scarfe 581.45 1.17 680.30
7 Alan Dawson 653.64 1.03 673.25
8 Yvette Douglas 582.42 1.15 669.78
9 Graham Hardman 749.33 0.89 666.90
10 Bryony Seppings 708.23 0.94 665.74



Bridge day at Wensum Valley - September 21
  • Afternoon play
  • Coffee on arrival
  • Hand sanitisers and wine
  • Lunch
  • Morning play
  • Morning play

The club enjoyed a successful bridge day at Wensum Valley in September. 18 pairs, all well spaced played morning and afternoon with a splendid lunch in between.

Competition winners 2022 - 1
Competition winners 2022 - 1


Congratulations to 

Stewart Farquharson & Graham Hardman for winning the Taverham Trophy

Mervyn Scutter & Bryony Seppings  for winning the Spring Cup

Jo Vincent for winning the Handicap Trophy

Chris Mallon for winning the Challenge Trophy

Please see the Roll of Honour within the Competition/Competition Information section for a full list of past winners.

Handicap competition 2021 - 2 Final Result

Congratulations to Barbara Baker for winning the Handicap Trophy by the narrowest of margins ahead of John Stevenson.

The table below shows the top 10 finishers.

    Best 12 score Handicap  Best 12 Handicap score
1 Barbara Baker 646.24 1.06 685.01
2 John Stevenson 585.30 1.17 684.80
3 John Harrison 704.06 0.97 682.94
4 Mike Mason 642.83 1.06 681.40
5 Masuma Knevitt 705.03 0.96 676.83
6 Rosamund Walwyn 561.91 1.20 674.29
7 Ken Munro 669.19 1.00 669.19
8 Patricia Raywood 689.22 0.97 668.54
9 Fiona Bradford 566.53 1.18 668.51
10 Graham Hardman 742.08 0.89 660.45


The new handicaps for the next 6 monthly competitions are shown in the Competition/Competition Information section. 

Hellesdon & Taverham Bridge Club
Hellesdon & Taverham Bridge Club

Welcome to the web site of Hellesdon & Taverham Bridge Club. We are primarily an online club and play club pairs duplicate bridge on Monday evenings on Realbridge.  Our physical home is at the Hellesdon Community Centre, which is curently closed. We start at 7.00 and request that pairs are at their tables just after 6.45. We welcome guests and new members at any time, but ask that guests play with a member if the evening is a "Sim Pairs". There are six of these events throughout the year.

We also play Face to Face 2 to 3 times per year at a selected venue, these start at 10:00 am. 

We strive to provide a friendly atmosphere and to cater for novices as well as more experienced players.

Bridge Classes

English Bridge School

Starting in February, Graham Hardman is offering bridge lessons for complete beginners. Graham is an accredited English Bridge Teacher and will be following the English Bridge School syllabus.

If you know of anyone interested please get in touch by emailing


Real Bridge information

For anyone interested in finding out more about Real Bridge please visit their web site RealBridge with Real People.

If you are interested in seeing how things work for a club please read this article. The link below will take you to a document prepared by the Harpenden Bridge Club and it is the most comprehensive I have found as an introduction.

Realbridge Getting Started.pdf (


Sessions are available here at Helleson and Taverham on Mondays, Wymondham on Tuesdays, Noverre on Thursdays and Norfolk & Norwich on Friday evenings.



Forthcoming events

Normal Club Pairs on Real Bridge (7pm start) except as shown below.


  • 15 August - Chris Dawson Salver Round 2
  • 21 August - BBQ
  • 19 September - Chris Dawson Salver Round 3
  • 12 December - AGM



15th August 2022
Chris Dawson Salver Round 2
Real Bridge
22nd August 2022
Club Pairs
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29th August 2022
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