Waltham Forest Bridge Club
Release 2.19q

Join us for a friendly game of bridge!

Visitors and prospective members are always most welcome - first visit free!


As agreed at the AGM we will be using duplimated boards with effect from 8th January 2024.


Beginners' and Improvers' Courses are available.

Please email if you are interested


The up to date position on all Essex competitions can be found on the ECBA website and we also have a link to the calendar for London Competitions on the London Metropolitan Bridge Association website - see the "Useful Links" tab above for both.

AGM 2023

The 2023 AGM took place at the Club on Monday 20th November. Draft minutes will be available in the Members' Section shortly

There are various face to face Essex competitions coming up at Barleylands, near Billericay. Further information is on the Essex Contract Bridge Association website.
Please support face to face bridge!

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  How much does it cost?

5.00 per session (10.00 annual subscription)

Last updated : 23rd Nov 2023 14:50 GMT
  Do I need a partner?

If you have never played at the club before, please contact Cathy Macnaughton on 07919 401409 before coming so that we know to expect you.  

Last updated : 16th Aug 2022 14:21 BST
  What standard of play is expected?
This is quite varied.  You are expected to have played bridge before and have experience of duplicate. There is a wide range of abilities in the club. However we do welcome newcomers so if you are concerned whether you are ready for club bridge do come along. We can arrange for you to play with an experienced player who can then discuss with you after the session whether you are ready to play further. If we feel you need further lessons we can refer you to an established EBU teacher.
Last updated : 20th Nov 2012 15:06 GMT
  What conventions do most people play?
This is quite varied, but most people play ACOL, with a weak (12-14) no trump.  They also play transfers, Stayman and Blackwood.
Last updated : 20th Mar 2008 12:54 GMT
  In which way is duplicate bridge different from rubber bridge?
We always play duplicate bridge at the club.  In duplicate the hands are pre-dealt, and everyone ends up playing the same hands, against different opponents.  So at the end of the evening, you can see how well you have done compared to everyone else.  Once they've played duplicate many people find it a lot more enjoyable and challenging than rubber bridge. Many people who come to the club for the first time have never played duplicate before.
Last updated : 20th Mar 2008 12:53 GMT
  How many members do you have?
The club has been running for over 40 years. We have about 40 members. On a typical evening there are about 16-20 people playing - that's 4 or 5 tables
Last updated : 20th Mar 2008 12:52 GMT