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Welcome to Wallingford Bridge Club
Updated Message from the Chairman on Reopening for Face to Face Bridge

After  Considerable debate,  the Wallingford management committee has reluctantly decided to postpone the re-opening of the club for "face to face" bridge which was planned for next week.

The general feeling was that, with the rising number of covid infections, there will be a natural hesitancy to return to the club for many members. It was decided to review the situation in a month's time.

The  Annual General Meeting, originally planned for a few weeks after reopening,  will be again postponed, but may now take place via a Zoom meeting within the next couple of months.

Colin Jones

(Updated by Gillian Leaver, 14 July 2021)


Committee Meeting Minutes - 14 July 2021

(Added by Gillian Leaver on 16 July 2021). These minutes (and the Education Report)  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.

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 , and 7-9.00 p.m.

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), with Real Bridge for the fun competition nights 

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 24.6.21

Wallingford's Online Pairs Events

Wallingford Bridge Club now offer eight online bridge sessions each week, and another session run by neighbouring bridge club Phyllis Court Bridge Club which is also open to Wallingford Bridge Club members.

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

Mon 10:00am on RealBridge - Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 16-18 boards.

Mon 2:00pm on BBO             -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 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 2.00pm on RealBridge   -  Duplicate Pairs MPs playing 18-20 boards.

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

Fri 10:00am on BBO              -  Gentle Duplicate run by Phyllis Ct BC Click to E-mail for info

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 playing in our BBO 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.

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.

Please click here for further details on how to pay.

(Added by Gillian Leaver 7th April 2021).

Pairs win for Wallingford

To add to their amazing team win(with Lyn and Peter) in March, Barbara and Lesley won the improvers pairs at the Spring Bank Holiday Congress 1st of 67 pairs.

We will all have to bow low to them when we get Face to Face. More of our club members should try these national events, but well done you two.

Joan Bennett

3rd June 2021

Online Wessex League Results

The Wessex League, like all other bridge, has been played online this year and the last match was completed yesterday.

Wallingford entered four teams into the Main League, one in each of the four divisions of the league and their results were as follows - click on the Divisions to see the full results:

A Team - Division 1 - Played 6, Won 2, finished in 7th position out of 7

B Team - Division 2 - Played 6, Won 1, finished in 6th position out of 7

C Team - Division 3 - Played 6, Won 1, finished in 6th position out of 7

D Team - Division 4 - Played 5, Won 3, finished in 2nd position out of 6

The A, B and C teams were all involved in tight battles at the bottom of their divisions, with all three in touching distance of teams above them. The D team produced an excellent season, including an important win against Oxford E which ended up securing the runners-up spot behind Summertown B, who were some way clear at the top of Division 4. Many thanks to everyone who played in the Main League, but particularly well done to the D Team (Peter Dyer (capt), Gerry Bacon, Joan Bennett, Richard Crawford, Roger Elliot, Aine Fox, Diane Mitchell, Jamie Muller, Jane Showering, Sue Waddington, Geoff Ward and Anna Wright).

Wallingford also featured in the Daytime League for the first time, finishing a creditable 3rd out of the 7 teams in Division 1, having won 3 of their 6 matches. Many thanks to all the players who represented the club in the Daytime League.

(David Emerson - 8th April)

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'

X-IMPed Pairs (RealBridge)
Afternoon Online Pairs (RealBridge)
Online Open Pairs (RealBridge)
Online Section B (RealBridge)
Student Play 20th Jul AM (merged)
Morning Online Pairs (RealBridge)
Monday Evening Online Pairs (RealBridge)
Open Teams (RealBridge)
Fri 23rd Jul 2021
Relaxed Pairs run by Phyllis Court Bridge Club
Mon 26th Jul 2021
Morning Online Pairs (RealBridge)
Director: David Emerson
Mon 26th Jul 2021
Monday Evening Online Pairs (RealBridge)
Director: Anna Wright
Wed 28th Jul 2021
Online Mixed Pairs (RealBridge)
Director: Andrew Hones
Wed 28th Jul 2021
Online Section B (RealBridge)
Director: Bill Norman
Thu 29th Jul 2021
Afternoon Online Pairs (RealBridge)
Director: Patricia Hones
Fri 30th Jul 2021
Relaxed Pairs run by Phyllis Court Bridge Club
Fri 30th Jul 2021
Swiss Pairs (RealBridge)
Director: Cliff Hones