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The full course is 4 days, but to run a club session is only 2 days. Put aside 18th/19th January and come to OUR club.The tutor is June Booty who is fun AND good. Remember her at the swiss pairs? The final two days are Thursdays 30th January and 13th February. Call Joan 01491 579795 for queries.


Welcome to Wallingford Bridge Club

The Wallingford Duplicate Bridge Club is a thriving and very active club with over 350 members, based at Berrick and Roke Village Hall, OX10 6JJ.

We are delighted to welcome new members – please click here for more information. 

Players come from all over Oxfordshire including Wallingford, Oxford, Thame, Henley, Abingdon, Benson and surrounding villages. We have playing sessions to suit players of all abilities.  Our Bridge Programme can be found in the left hand menu.  Visitors are very welcome at all sessions. 

We run many bridge classes, details of which can be found in the right box. We look forward to welcoming you at the Club.

Please be seated 10 minutes before the session starts.

Learn/Improve your bridge
Learn/Improve your bridge


Different seminars etc. for club members All at £5 each

David Emerson will be running seminars on bidding, playing and defending against strong and slam hands over 5 weeks before Christmas:

12th Nov Key Card Blackwood: What the Romans can do for You

19th Nov Bidding Slowly: A show of Force

26th Nov Defending against Slams: Surely we can make two?

3rd Dec Splinters and Cue Bidding: Keep Control

10th Dec Slams in NT and Minors: Making use of the 4♣  bid

Each seminar is 2-4.30 with a number of hands to play.

click here to book using our online system

Our classes for both beginners and improvers started on Tuesdays September 10th 2019, both morning (10.30-12.30) and evenings (7.30-9.30) and we are delighted to have 38 students spread evenly between the 4 classes.The class sizes are great for the students and fun for the tutors, so a good start for everyone. More students would still be the next few weeks. For further information, see the leaflet.  For any queries phone Joan Bennett 01491 579795

There will be a competition for all groups around November

OBA Harwell Cup at Roke - 1st December 2019

Harwell Cup Teams Championship - 1st December 2019 (BLUE POINTED)

A Multiple Teams competition for the Harwell Cup will be held at the Wallingford Bridge Club at Roke on Sunday 1st December 2019. Please arrive by 1.45 for a prompt start at 2.00pm.  Entry Fee:  £40 per team including tea. Session 1: 2.00pm - 4.30pm, ca 20 boards, Session 2: 5.00pm - 7.00pm, ca 16 boards. Please click here for the entry form.

Wallingford versus Abingdon 17th Nov 2019
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Wallingford Bridge Club wish to pass on their thanks to Abingdon Bridge Club for hosting the Len Salmon Trophy match on Sunday 17th November.  We were made very welcome and served with an excellent half time tea with homemade cakes.

Congratulations to Wallingford players who won comfortably in all three sections.  The photos include Adrian Lambe (club captain) receiving the Len Salmon Trophy from Gordon Carroll (Abingdon captain).

Each club has now won the trophy twelve times and we look forward to welcoming Abingdon to Wallingford in 2020.

Children in Need Nov 2019

All the table money at our Club’s evening sessions on Monday 11th November and Wednesday 13th November will be donated to the BBC’s Children in Need under the ECatsBridge SIMS events. Our members responded very generously to the request to donate at least twice the normal table money.

We apologise for the problem on Monday evening which meant our results could not be included in the national SIMS table. The National positions for those who played on Wednesday (and further information about the scheme), can be found here

The total amount donated by the Club to Children in Need this year is an amazing £737. Since ECatsBridge started these events in 2002, they have raised over £1m. for Children in Need.

Grand Slams in October

Message from Roy Newman.

In October we had two pairs OF WINNERS of the Graham Rayner Grand Slam award.

Wednesday 30th pm JAYNE WATNEY & ALEX TABBITT bid and made 7 hearts.

Thursday 31st pm ROY NEWMAN & JACKIE PAGE bid & made 7 hearts.

Club Closure - 12 December 2019

No bridge on 12 December 2019 as the Village Hall is being used for the General Election.

Pead Plate, charity week = whopping for
Wallingford Bridge Club has raised a phenomenal amount through our charity week, Stuart Fox's charity lessons and the Pead Plate amounting to £1040 for
Thanks to everyone at the club for being so generous with donations and joining in with the historic Pead Plate handicap competition. A lot of fun was had. Congratulations to the winners.
First place: Helen & Gary Jennison, Alan & Elena McBride
Second place: Kevin & Ruth Carter, Waltraud Scott & Helen Spicer.
Car Parking - Wed Evening

Message from John Bird

The car park on Wednesday evenings is close to capacity. Please park in as orderly manner as possible in line with this diagram, Car parking protocol 2018.pdf  i.e. Section B double-parked along the fence on the right-hand (field) side of the main car park and at least 3 rows of cars facing the sports field in the overflow car park. Please do not park on the sports field itself.

Teams competition rule changes for 2020 season

The rules for our Teams Competition have been changed, to clarify murky areas and enable automated scoring.

Changes include the need for a team of four to register on or before the 1st competition date in 2020. Forms will be available in December, completed forms to be handed to Cliff Hones. Any team is welcome to attend, but to compete, there must be at least three members of the registered team playing.

Scoring will be total IMPS scored, each team’s best 6 scores will be averaged over the year.

Please see Competition rules on our website for full details or click here.

Committee Meeting Minutes - 6 Sept 2019

These are available in the members' area of the website. Select and click Members Only Area from the left hand column menu, log in then select Members Only Notices again from the left hand column menu.


Below are links for the two pubs near the Bridge Club. 

Chequers - They are closed on Tuesdays and food service times are 12-2.45 pm (12-4 pm on Sundays) and 6-9 pm for dinner, closed Sunday evenings.

Home Sweet Home  - Food served lunchtime and from 6.00 in the evening except Sunday. Closed Mondays.

News Web Updates

Please email me (Gillian Leaver) to update this page replacing the [dot] with a full stop and [at] with @


For news archive click here.

Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Friday Afternoon
Handicap Pairs
Friendly Pairs
Open Pairs
Section B
Wednesday Afternoon
Morning Bridge
Mon 25th Nov 2019
Morning Bridge
Mon 25th Nov 2019
Mon 25th Nov 2019
Supervised Play
Tue 26th Nov 2019
Pre-scored Chicago
1.30-4.30 drop in session
Wed 27th Nov 2019
Section B
Wed 27th Nov 2019
Mixed Pairs
Wed 27th Nov 2019
Wednesday Afternoon
Thu 28th Nov 2019
Friendly Pairs
Fri 29th Nov 2019
Friday Afternoon
Fri 29th Nov 2019
Handicap Teams
Sun 1st Dec 2019
Harwell Cup
Mon 2nd Dec 2019
Morning Bridge