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Thorpe Bay Bridge Club
 is affiliated to the EBU with it's own car park and extensive street parking. In a listed building in Thorpe Bay, we have over 260 members
of all playing abilities from beginners to Grand Masters.

Visitors are always welcome at all sessions and lessons. The new weekly calendar includes F2F (face-to-face) and BBO Monday and Wednesday evening tournaments:

Monday Afternoon F2F           2 pm 

Monday Evening                     7:15 pm BBO online 

Wednesday Lesson F2F       10 am  (except summer)

Wednesday Afternoon F2F    1:30 pm Relaxed hosted session

Wednesday Evening               7:15 pm BBO online

Friday Afternoon F2F             2 pm

Unless stated otherwise, all sessions are duplicate pair EBU scoring tournaments and payment for F2F events is by Credit/Debit Card.

How to Pay

To prepay, click on the F2F event above OR under the  Credit/Debit Card Payment  Menu, click on the event and make payment online prior to playing in the Club. Payment can also will be taken on Square card readers at the Club

This process will allow members to complete payment safely and hygienically using a credit or debit card online or at the Club – eliminating the handling of cash and the inconvenience of paying cash or cheques into the Club bank account.

In these unprecedented times the Club has decided to waive the Club membership subscription for 2021.


 Monday and Wednesday at 7:15 pm

We are running BBO pairs tournaments for Club members and visitors on Monday and Wednesday at 7:15pm. Come along and enjoy a game of online bridge with members of the Club.  

If you have not played in a vTBBC BBO event before, send your BBO username and EBU number to:

Table money is 3 BB$ pp and if you haven't got a partner we're allowing Robots. For information on buying BB$ click HERE

How to register to play on the day

Please register as early as possible between: 5:15-7:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday and login no later than 7 pm.

In BBO, the events are under 'Featured Areas' click 'Virtual Clubs' then click 'EBU - England'.  Then scroll down to our event where vEBU201894 is the host, the event name starts with: 'Pairs Thorpe Bay..'

Click on the event (not the host) and you will be asked to nominate your partner.  

If he/she is logged into BBO and accepts the invitation you will both be registered in the tournament. You need do nothing else but make sure you login to BBO at least 15 minutes before the start of the session, when it commences you will be taken to the event and your first opponents.

Beware of the Arrow Switch ..North Checks Everything...

Expert to Partner...


Be respectful and polite to the director

Partner alerts or announces all conventional and artificial calls (BBO you self-alert)

Summarise your system at the start of the round.

Whenever possible make a claim 

Consider others by avoiding slow play 

Be polite to partner and opponents.

Do not comment on opponents' bidding or play.

Provide a complete answer to opponents questions.

RealBridge etiquette is the same as F2F bridge where partner alerts or announces conventional & artificial calls

Friday Afternoon
Director: Danny
Scorer: Sabine
Wednesday Lesson
10 am
Director: Danny
Scorer: Richard
Wednesday Afternoon
1:30 pm
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
Pairs Thorpe Bay Wed
7:15 pm
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
20th Sep 2021
Monday Afternoon
2 pm
Director: Danny
Scorer: Dennis
20th Sep 2021
Pairs Thorpe Bay Mon
7:15 pm
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
22nd Sep 2021
Wednesday Lesson
10 am
Director: Danny
Scorer: Richard
22nd Sep 2021
Wednesday Afternoon
1:30 pm
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday Lessons 10 am

Danny, Richard and the team look forward to seeing you. To prepay, click on Wednesday Lesson F2F  
For more information contact us:  Here


Hand Sanitiser

Health and Safety

Due to Coronavirus, the following will apply to all F2F events held in the Club for the foreseeable future:

Face Masks - we expect that all attendees will have been fully vaccinated and wearing face masks will be optional.

Hand Sanitisers - These will be available on each table and on entry to the Club.

Bridgemates - At the table, only the scorer will handle the Bridgemate handset – showing the score entered to the opponents.

Bidding Boxes - Members are advised to keep the same bidding box when moving from table to table

Bridge Movement - Whenever possible the bridge movement will minimise moving around the Club e.g., Mitchell movement.

Ventilation - Windows and doors will be kept open and so we advise members to sit away from potential draughty areas if they are sensitive to the cold.

Refreshments - Drinks will be available from the serving hatch but we will require members to avoid bunching together and so we will allow time to accommodate this.

Table Money - Payment is taken safely and hygienically using a credit or debit card online or at the Club

Members can bring their own drinks and bidding boxes.