Waltham Forest Bridge Club
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IMPROVERS' TROPHY 2020 - 31st January Update

The Improvers' Trophy competition is underway and Shirley Hanna has raced into an early lead with an NGS increase of 2.58%, closely followed by Moya Moffat (+2.05%) with Alan Custerson third (+0.92%) All three have moved up a grade. All the details are to be found under the Competitions tab above. Please check and let Paul know if you think you should be included and haven't been (or vice versa) or if you think your NGS percentage is wrong.

ECBA Autumn Daytime Competition 2019

Congratulations to Peter Rogers and Peter Richardson for winning this County competition with an excellent 61.58% result



The Fletcher Trophy, the premier Club competition in Essex, was held on 27th October in Ingatestone, 48 boards over two sessions. For WFBC it was in time honoured fashion a game of two halves. In the second half our team came a clear first, with Tony and Martin a long way ahead in first place in the X-imps and Anne and Winnie fifth. Unfortunately our performance in the first half was not so good and overall we finished 5th out of the 9 teams. Curiously last year we had an almost identical bad start but came second in the second session to finish 5th out of 11 teams. Looking forward to a good start next year! 

Full results are on the Essex County website.

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Welcome to Waltham Forest Bridge Club
Welcome to Waltham Forest Bridge Club

  We play duplicate bridge at the Waltham Forest Community Hub on Mondays and Thursdays from 19.15 to 22.30 and all are most welcome

Location and other details can be found under the Information tab on the left

There is always a host on Mondays (see below), and if you'd like to play on a Thursday but don't have a partner please contact us - it may well be possible to arrange one.

Contact Numbers:

Cathy Macnaughton - 07919 401409

Colin Elliott - 07946 902022

Monday 27th January 2020

Congratulations to Anne Catchpole and Brian Sharkey on their very impressive 76.25% score on Monday!

Setting Up

If anyone is able to get to the Hub a bit early on Mondays and Thursdays to help with setting up tables and getting everything ready for a prompt start it would be much appreciated. Many thanks.

  • DO greet others in a friendly way before starting play
  • DO be a good 'host' or 'guest' at the table
  • DO try to make bridge enjoyable for yourself, your partner and your opponents
  • DO give credit when partner or opponents make a good bid or play
  • DO take care of your personal grooming
  • DO ensure that your mobile phone is turned off
  • DO enjoy the company as well as the game
  • DO be polite at the table and don't gloat over good results
  • DON'T criticise your partner or opponents at the table
Monday Host

We have a host available every Monday so that you can come and play without a partner. The hosting list is:

1st Monday of the month - Colin Elliott
2nd Monday - Peter Rogers
3rd Monday - Peter Richardson
4th Monday - John Francis
5th Monday - Winnie Godber
If you need a partner on a Thursday, don't hesitate to contact Cathy Macnaughton or Colin Elliot on the numbers at the top of this page, and they will do their best to see what can be arranged
Committee and draft 2019 AGM minutes

Committee and draft 2019 AGM Minutes are on the website under the "Membership" tab. If you haven't already done so, you'll need to register to access the pages in this Section, which is quite straightforword - just go to any of the Members pages and follow the Instructions. Any problems just ask!


The 2020 Lederer Trophy will be contested by teams of international quality at the Royal Automobile Club on Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd February. The holders are Andrew Robson, Tom Paske, Alexander Allfrey and Ed Jones. If you don't mind complying with the smart casual dress code of the RAC (ring to check if in doubt) you are able to watch bridge of real quality (even better than at the Hub!) at the tables or in the VuGraph Room with expert commentary. Play starts at 12.00 noon on Saturday and 11.00 am on Sunday. Enquiries to Well worth giving it a try if you're free!


We are pleased to say that we will be starting an EBU Beginners' Course on Sunday 23rd February 2020.- click on "Beginners' Course" in the left hand menu to see more or email 


Congratulations to this year's winner of the Improvers' Trophy Competition, Garry Hall, seen here being presented with the Trophy by Cathy Macnaughton.

For full results click on the "Competitions" tab above

The 2020 competition began on 1st January


If you have given the Club your email address and didn't receive a recent email from us about Bridge Lessons please check your Spam folder and label emails from the Club ( as "Not Spam"!

Otherwise you may miss out on great offers like a free holiday or car..........

If you still find that you haven't had the email please let the Secretary know.

20th Feb 2020
Duplicate Pairs
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27th Feb 2020
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Duplicate Pairs
Director: Phil Mattacks
Scorer: Cathy Macnaughton
Director: Peter Rogers
Scorer: Peter Richardson
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Phil Mattacks
Scorer: Cathy Macnaughton