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See Essex Competitions Programme for 2019-20 - click for link

Essex Competition Programme 2019-20.pdf

We also now have a link to the calendar for London Competitions on the London Metropolitan Bridge Association website - see the "Useful Links" tab above

Committee and AGM minutes

Minutes of the Committee Meeting on 7th April are now on the website under the "Membership" tab. The AGM minutes are here too. 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!

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It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death of John Stimson, one of the mainstays of our Club. John selflessly served the Club in many capacities over many years and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family. John's funeral will be at the The Traditional Chapel, City of London Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ on Thursday 5th September at 1.30pm, and afterwards at West Essex Golf Club, Bury Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QL - transport will be available to the Golf Club for those who need it. The family have asked that there should be no flowers. 

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

  • 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 - flexible

4th Monday - John Francis

5th Monday - Winnie Godber

Stop Press
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Well done to Winnie for coming second at the Scarborough Congress in both the pre-Congress Open Pairs and the Consolation Open Teams


A team of four Waltham Forest members won the Essex Mixed Teams at Barleylands on Sunday 12th May. Cathy Macnaughton, Maureen Walker, Ian Yeats and Paul Hickson overcame a number of good teams to come away with the silverware! Full results on the Essex Contract Bridge Association website


Martin Baker and his team had a fantastic result in the Championship Teams at the London Easter Festival. In a field with some very strong teams they came second overall, only losing out to the winners - a team including international players - by 4VP. The full results can be found via the EBU website. Many congratulations Martin!


In the last few years players from the Club have dominated the West Essex Bridge League, and in 2017/18 "Waltham Foresters" as Champions (with 3 players from the Club - Tony Verran, Stuart Dunstan and Phil Mattacks) and "New Foresters" (with a full team of 6 players from the Club - Winnie Godber, John Stimson, Peter Rogers, Peter Richardson, Ian Yeats and Paul Hickson) both came high enough to qualify to play in the newly formed Essex Premier League for 2018/19. In the event Waltham Foresters went into the Premier League with the New Foresters staying in a reorganised West Essex League, which they duly won on 16th April following a 17-3 win against the second placed team in the last match of the season. Congratulations to all concerned.



22nd Aug 2019
Duplicate Pairs
26th Aug 2019
August Bank Holiday - No Bridge
29th Aug 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Phil Mattacks
Scorer: Cathy Macnaughton
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Colin Elliott
Scorer: Cathy Macnaughton
Duplicate Pairs
Director: colin elliott
Scorer: Cathy Macnaughton