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Junior events OBA

This month Millie and Verity Hallam won the top flight 19 board section of the OBA competition. Excellent for 12 and 13 years of age

Covid Related Guidelines for Face to Face Sessions

The club has carried out a risk assessment for re-opening which has resulted in the guidelines listed here. However, there is no such thing as ‘zero risk’ with Covid, so only attend the F2F sessions if you are comfortable with these.

(Added by Gillian Leaver, 26 Aug 2021)

Committee Meeting Minutes - 18 August 2021

(Added by Gillian Leaver on 22 Aug 2021). These minutes 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.

Welcome to Wallingford Bridge Club

(Updated by Gillian Leaver 10 Oct 2021).

The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held using Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 20th October. All members are very welcome to attend.

We expect the meeting to be quite short and finish in time for members to play in either the Main section online tournament at 7:00 p.m. or Section B at 7:30 p.m.

The link to the Zoom meeting is:

Clicking on this link should take you directly into the meeting. If you need it, the Zoom meeting ID is 886 7961 7041 and the passcode is 276891.

Click for Agenda and papers and accounts.

Please let me know any questions in advance (to the email address below). You can also raise any matter at the meeting.

Colin Jones


Responses please to

Stuart's workshops

Stuart will be away on Thirsday 21st October, so there will be no workshop. Normal service will be resumed on 28th October

Booking for All Bridge Sessions

All bridge sessions, both online and face-to-face, cost £2.50 and must be booked in advance using our two separate booking pages:

To book for face-to-face sessions, go to

To book for online sessions go to (the same website as previous online bookings)

Wallingford's Bridge Events

Wallingford Bridge Club now offer nine bridge sessions each week - with a mixture of face-to-face and online play.

The sessions below are colour coded - 

Blue for sessions designed for new players or players looking for guidance
Green for sessions appropriate for new players but which everyone is welcome to attend
Orange for sessions played at a slightly faster pace
Red for the highest standard sessions including club competitions

Events run Face to Face

Thu 1:45pm          Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

Fri 1:30pm            Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 22-24 boards.


Events run Online

Mon 10:00am on RealBridge  -  Section B Pairs playing 16-18 boards.

Mon 7:00pm on RealBridge    -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

Wed 7.00pm on RealBridge    -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 20-22 boards.

Wed 7:30pm on RealBridge    -  Section B Pairs playing 16-18 boards.

Thu 1:45pm on RealBridge     Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

Thu 7:00pm on Zoom/BBO     -  Supervised Play with David Emerson and Andrew Hones. 

Fri 7.00pm on RealBridge       -  Teams/X-IMPed Pairs/Swiss Pairs playing 21-24 boards. 


Click here for more information on playing in our RealBridge events and finding a partner

Click here for more information on Online Supervised Play

If you are considering playing on Friday evenings, but are unfamiliar with X-IMPs (the same type of scoring as used for Teams), don't be nervous as the game is still almost exactly the same! There is a simple explanation of some of the tactics for doing well at this type of scoring here.

Face to Face Bridge Sessions

(Added by Gillian Leaver 22 Sept 2021).  

Face-to-face sessions in Roke on Thursdays and Fridays are now regularly attracting up to 8 tables (see panel below for session details). These face-to-face sessions remain free until the end of September, but from Friday 1st October will cost £2.50 and must be pre-booked online at If you have any problem with the pre-booking system please contact the session organisers (John Bird for Thursday or Debbie Roberts for Friday) or David Emerson, the booking system administrator. The Thursday afternoon online session offers a choice to members who may prefer to play at home.

There are no hosts at face-to-face events but players looking for a partner can contact John Bird (Thursdays) or Debbie Roberts (Fridays) to see if they can help (contact details are in the Members Only area of this website).

Stuart Fox’s popular Improver workshops run on Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm (£10 a session, proceeds to charity). Attendees are very welcome to stay for the afternoon face-to-face session.

Face-to-face sessions on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings remain suspended for the time being, online events are running as normal.

2021-22 bridge classes
2021-22 bridge classes

Details of this autumns programme can be seen under the Learn to play Bridge Tab. A summary is given below


Beginners  Tuesdays 10-12 noon at the club , 7-9p.m. online

Improvers  Tuesdays 10-12 noon  and 7-9.00p.m.

Improvers plus Tuesdays 2-4p.m                 

There are now face to face lessons in addition to online (which use Zoom and BridgeBaseOnline(BBO). The Tuesday morning sessions at the club are proving the most popular, since people are keen to socialise after Covid, although there are spaces in all classes.

The cost is £100 for each 10 week period(there will be 4 in the year and practice weeks?. Please email Joan Bennett on or call me on 01491 579795 or 07548 782 538 for further information.  Please contact David( or Peter( if I am unavailable.

 Updated 29.8.21

Membership Renewal 2021
Membership Renewal 2021

Dear Member

The Club's £10 annual Membership fee is due for payment on the 1st April 2021.

This fee covers the period from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Members were offered the choice to defer renewal until ‘face to face’ bridge resumed. If you have not yet paid your subscription and will be playing again from September, please click here for further details on how to pay.

(Updated by Gillian Leaver 22nd August 2021).

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.

Danny Hearty

Membership enquiries


Broadband & Club Phone

The Club's telephone number is 01865 400924. 

Broadband  password for WiFi is 'wallingford'

Open Pairs
Online Section B (RealBridge)
Morning Pairs (RealBridge)
Evening RealBridge Pairs
Open Teams
Afternoon Pairs
Afternoon Pairs (RealBridge and f2f)
Afternoon f2f Pairs
Thu 21st Oct 2021
Afternoon Pairs (RealBridge)
Online 1:45pm
Director: Patricia Hones
Thu 21st Oct 2021
Afternoon f2f Pairs
1:35pm for 1:45pm
Director: Roy Newman
Fri 22nd Oct 2021
X-IMPed Pairs
Online 7:00pm
Director: Cliff Hones
Fri 22nd Oct 2021
Afternoon Pairs
1:20pm for 1:30pm
Mon 25th Oct 2021
Morning Pairs (RealBridge)
Online 10:00am
Director: David Emerson
Mon 25th Oct 2021
Evening RealBridge Pairs
Online 7:30pm
Director: Anna Wright
Wed 27th Oct 2021
Mixed Pairs
Online 7:00pm
Director: Andrew Hones
Wed 27th Oct 2021
Online Section B (RealBridge)
Online 7:30pm
Director: Bill Norman