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Charity Bridge Events
Nottingham Headway

November 2019 We raised £1170

Nottingham Headway


November 2018

Money raised £1121

Teenage Cancer Trust

We raised £780.27

Kidney Research Sim Pairs 2016

Results uploaded to
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Cafe Bridge

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27th November 2019 raised £1170

Headway Nottingham is a locally started charity which helps to improve life after a brain injury.  



Last updated : 29th Dec 2019 14:10 GMT
2018 Cafe Bridge Nottingham

17 April 2018

This year’s charity is Rainbows Children’s Hospice

Further details: 2018 Nottingham Cafe Bridge.pdf

Last updated : 10th Feb 2018 09:14 GMT




Wednesday 28th November 2018

Money raised £1121



Last updated : 19th May 2019 16:06 BST
Charity Bridge Drive



For the third year running we held a friendly duplicate bridge drive to support the work of a local charity; this year we raised money for Headway Nottingham.
Headway is a locally started charity which helps to improve life after a brain injury.
Our event was held on Wednesday 29th November; 12 noon in Woodborough Village Hall.

Nottingham Headway

Raised £1100.00  for Headway Nottingham

Last updated : 19th May 2019 16:09 BST
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We raised £1100 for Headway Nottingham.

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Last updated : 5th Dec 2017 11:08 GMT
Newark Cafe Bridge 2017
  • 50 per centers Sue Wright and Janet Franks with AnnMarie and Jean
  • Coffee before you go
  • Full steam ahead
  • Intense discussion
  • Runners up Keith and Phil with Jean
  • Winners Steve and Toni with AnnMarie
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This is the eighth Cafe Bridge drive run in Notts by members from Woodborough BC.

We played at three venues, Castle Barge, The Ram and Gannets, using a Cafe Bridge movement designed specifically for us, and using BriAn scoring software.

The results were available before the raffle had been drawn, with Hilary Kirkland dancing with joy to win a painting by Judy Meats.

The winners were Toni Smith and Steve Fordham. Runners up Keith Spencer and Phil Meats.  Closest to 50% were Sue Wright and Janet Franks.

Thanks must go to our organisers Jean McKee and AnnMarie Campbell.   Also to our directors, Dot and Steve, Phil and Keith and Tony and Margaret, and Allan and Hilary and Andrew for running the raffle.

And to our venues which gave excellent service as well as donating raffle prizes.

£517 was raised for Beaumond House Hospice, which was amazing, thanks to everyone.


Last updated : 18th Oct 2017 22:26 BST
Cafe Bridge Nottingham for Beaumond House

Tuesday 4th April 2017

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Last updated : 15th Aug 2017 08:53 BST
30 November 2016


We are held a friendly duplicate bridge drive to support the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust in Nottingham.

* Money raised will be equally split between the two organisations.

Money raised £780.27

Last updated : 29th Sep 2017 08:53 BST
Southwell Cafe Bridge 2016
  • D Closest to middle Julia&Ray
  • A Play at Minster Refectory
  • C 2nd Steve Fordham and Toni Smith 360
  • B Winners Rebecca Ronan and Carol Fisher 360

Cafe Bridge was held in Southwell for the first time on 11 October.
The event was held at 3 venues with 4 tables at each venue.

Thanks to Saracens Heads, Gossip and the Minster Refectory for hosting.

This event raised £401.50 for Beaumond House Hospice in Newark.

1: Rebecca Ronan & Carol Fisher

2: Steve Fordham & Toni Smith

3: Kathryn Grochowska & Ann Adkin

Last updated : 25th Oct 2016 19:28 BST
Nottingham Cafe Bridge 2016
  • Club/First prize Graham Brindley Clare Batten with Phil and Toni
  • Players at BarEsca
  • Players at Couture
  • Players at Dino s
  • Players at Missoula
  • Rafflers Ann Adkin Kathryn Grochowska
  • Second prize Mike Willoughby Richard Jephcott with Phil and John
  • Third prize Ray Julia Furlonger with Phil and Toni

Another hugely enjoyable day playing bridge in Nottingham's finest cafes.  Did we notice the drizzle? No sirree.  Many had been before, but there were cafe bridge newbies too.  Electronic scoring with BriAn meant that results were available well before the raffle had finished.  Three pairs were within one percent for the top places.  Well done to the Winners: Clare Batten & Graham Brindley; Second: Mike Willoughby & Richard Jephcott; and Third: Ray & Julia Furlonger.   Thanks to all our helpers, Keith Spencer, John Edwards, Toni Smith, Steve Fordham, Dick Milne, Mike Nailard. And to Ann Adkin and Kathryn Grochowska for running the raffle.   Money raised this time was £645.89, which will again go to Beaumond House Hospice in Newark.

Please send any constructive comments to

And indicate if you wish to be included on the mailing list for further cafe bridge events.  Suggestions include Southwell and West Bridgford, as well as Nottingham again.  Phil & Judy


Last updated : 14th Oct 2016 11:15 BST
NSPCC in Nottingham and Club funds 2015
  • Winners East West
  • Raffle
  • Jenny Farr
  • Play
  • Winners North South
  • Jenny and Jane

Wednesday 21st.October saw 28 pairs enjoying afternoon tea and bridge.  This was  Woodborough Bridge Club's  first Charity Drive.    28 pairs took part and the scoring was very efficiently done using the Bridgemate devices. The winners were Dave Thompson/John Edwards, and June Evans/Eileen Embridge.   The club was pleased to have raised £542 which will be split between the NSPCC in Nottingham, and Woodborough Bridge Club.   At the start of the afternoon Mrs Jenny Farr, President of the Nottingham Branch of the NSPCC, gave a short talk about the work of the Society in this their 125th. Anniversary year. 

We acknowledge the generous donations of raffle prizes from the following local businesses: Co-Operative Society, Cross Keys Public House in Epperstone, Old Green Dragon Public House in Oxton, and Timmerman's Garden Centre. 



Last updated : 14th Oct 2016 11:14 BST
The Notts Federation of WIs

The Notts Federation of WIs is holding a Bridge Drive on Friday 8th April.

10am for coffee, lunch included.  £15 for WI members, £16 from non members. Oxton Village Hall.

Please contact Barry Clarke 01636 814756 if you wish to attend.

Last updated : 8th Mar 2016 10:34 GMT
Newark Cafe Bridge
2nd Place Newark CB Kathryn Grochowska Ann Adkin
Winners Toni Smith Steve Fordham
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Cafe Bridge was held in Newark on 6th October.  We played and lunched at Castle Barge, Cafe Amore and The Prince Rupert, three strikingly different and characterful venues.  Then met for a drink, raffle and prizegiving back at Castle barge.  The winners (see images) were Steve Fordham & Toni Smith, followed by Kathryn Grochowska & Ann Adkin.  Well done!!

The next event will be in Nottingham on Tuesday 12th April 2016.  To reserve your places, contact


Last updated : 18th Nov 2017 10:06 GMT

Nottingham Cafe Bridge was run for the third year on Tuesday 14th April.  Again it was a sell-out, with 80 players rotating between 5 city centre cafes and restaurants through the day.  The event is very popular and has a great 'buzz'.

We all met at Couture, part of the Contemporary Art Gallery, for a welcome and introduction, before moving to one of the venues, Dino's, All Bar One, Missoula, Couture or Jamie's Italian.  After the first set of 6 boards, we rotate to another venue, where we play a second set, then have lunch.  Three more rotations, and then all gather at Jamie's for a glass of wine and a raffle, while the scoring was finalised, using BriAn electronic scoring.  The result was soon on the website (click this link), and prizes awarded, for each of four sections.

The overall winners were  Margaret Parkinson and Norma Keaton, well done to them!

Section A winners were Alysson McLintock & Dick Milne.

Section B winners Dave Quinton & Pam Maguire.

Section C went to Helen Lister & Mary Dade.

The final outcome is that around £700 was raised for Beamond House hospice in Newark.  Well done everyone!

Picture of post-match review with glass of wine at Jamie's

Last updated : 8th Mar 2016 10:29 GMT