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Welcome to Wallingford Bridge Club
Henley Cafe Bridge 2020
Henley Cafe Bridge 2020

This very popular event due to have been held on April 28th has been cancelled due to Coronvirus problems. Usually 140 bridge players, many from Wallingford BC congregate at Leander Club, and then play bridge at 5 venues round the town. As the sun usually shines as well, a great day is had by all. The secondary aim is to raise money for small local charities and due to the amazing generosity of many of the would be players who have donated some/all of their ticket money, both Flexicare(close to Jayne Castle's heart) and Evies Friends (Jax Hovell's choice) will receive over £1,000

Immediate Closure of Wallingford Bridge Club - 16 Mar 2020

The Chairman has decided to close the club following the PM's announcement.

This is to advise you that the chairman has decided that in view of the Prime Minister's announcement today to immediately close Wallingford Bridge Club.  This is on the grounds that the PM has advised that all non-essential contact should cease and social venues should be avoided.

Bernard Magee live broadcasts Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 11.00am

Bernard Magee's first broadcast was a great success, with well over 4000 tuning in to watch it live and many more watching the recording. As there has been so much good feedback from this, Bernard has decided to do three live broadcasts a week while he has the time available to do this. The broadcasts will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.00am, For details, please click this link

Social Distancing? Here's a Digital Care Package (Bridge Downloads)

Nick Fahrer, an Australian who owns The Bridge Shop, a large purveyor of bridge supplies based in Australia, has secured FREE ACCESS to a stimulating variety of bridge lessons, tips, quizzes and other relevant information including complete copies of two famous bridge books. Access to this is via Click here

Support for Vulnerable Club Members Self-Isolating/Social Distancing

We find ourselves in difficult and unprecedented times. Some of the Club’s members will be self-isolating or following government advice about social distancing. They maybe unable to shop for groceries and urgent provisions, or post a letter etc. In this regard, Wallingford Bridge Club would like offer assistance to its vulnerable members, wherever possible.

We would like to match up people in need and those members who are able to offer their services.

If you are self-isolating  or following advice on social distancing, and need help, please click here and fill in the brief form.

If you are not in a 'high risk' group and not self-isolating and able to offer assistance, without putting yourself at risk, please click here and fill in the form.


Gillian Collins will act as a co-ordinator connecting volunteers and members needing help.


Offers of help are being collected in the members only section. Select and click Members Only Area from the left hand column menu, log in then select Members Only Notices and select the title Offers of help for those self isolating.

EBU Online Bridge games at Bridgebase Online (BBO)
EBU Online Bridge games at Bridgebase Online (BBO)


From Wednesday 25 March, 50 cents of the $1.50 entry fee for EBU games on BBO, will go to its clubs. The EBU is intending to use this to reduce the affiliations fees when they become due in August.


You may have seen the information from the The English Bridge Union (EBU) on their home page, listing some of the options available for playing bridge online. You can take part in EBU games on Bridgebase Online (BBO). A link to the guide to starting playing on BBO,  can be found here

Bridge Club Live Update  - 7 April

You may know that Wallingford Bridge Club now has an identity within Bridge Club Live.  BCL currently has a list of over 2,000 people waiting to join, and has temporarily suspended Guest Membership.  Click on the title of this news item, for an update from BCL, on what you can do if you haven't been able to join.  Click HERE to take you to the Bridge Club Live website.

Online Bridge  - Tournaments for all members on Funbridge

Funbridge is another good option for online bridge. Go to to see to their website.

Many thanks to Adrian Lambe, who has set up two daily tournaments for Wallingford Bridge Club, and anyone else who would like to join them. Click on the news item title for more details.

Membership Renewal 2020 - Postponed
Membership Renewal 2020 - Postponed

Dear Member

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the present time, it has been decided to postpone the collection of the £10 membership renewal fees that are due on the 1st April.  You will be notified when the Club is able to reopen and a decision will be made at that time regarding membership renewal.

Anyone who has a standing order set up with their bank should, for the time being, cancel it.

Kind regards

Lyn Arnold

Membership Secretary

Committee Meeting Minutes - 15 Jan 2020

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.

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.

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'

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