Don’t forget our Christmas Party on 17 December. You may register for these on our Event Entry page.

Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal

The club has raised  £6283.54.

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What’s happening this week

The Young Chelsea Bridge Club

(Week starting 21 November 2022)



Monday Evening Duplicate — Everyone welcome



Goldhawks Duplicate — Everyone welcome



New Chiswick Duplicate — Everyone welcome



Improvers Course — Contact club



Online Supervised Play — Beginners/Improvers



YC Super League Division Two — Pre‑entry required



YC Super League Division One — Pre‑entry required



Beginners Course — Contact club



Beginners Course — Contact club



Supervised Duplicate — Beginners/Improvers



Next Step Course — Contact club



YC AGM — All members welcome



YC Friday Evening Duplicate — Everyone welcome



YC Women’s Teams — Pre‑entry required



EBU Premier League Div Two



YC Women’s Teams — Pre‑entry required



Beginners Course — Contact club



LMBA Palmer Bayer “No Fear” Pairs — Contact LMBA

Sunday 4 December.
Saturday 17 December.
Please register your team by 23 December.
Monday 16 January.
Sunday 29 January.


Entries Are Open for the YCKO Teams 2023

This year’s YCKO is almost over with only the final, between Orca and Binkie, to be played.

Please would you register, if your team wants to take part, for next year’s YCKO event by 23 December 2022 to enable us to make a draw. All paid‑up Young Chelsea members are welcome to play. This is one of the club’s traditional teams events which will be run along the same lines (same rules, same prizes) as this year’s.


Item posted 16 November 2022

Young Chelsea Christmas Party 2022

Please save the date of our Christmas Party which is on Saturday 17 December from 4.00pm. It starts with a Christmas Duplicate Pairs at 4.15pm, breaks for a Festive Buffet Supper at 7.30pm, and continues with a quiz at 8.30pm featuring rounds from different club members. Subject to demand, a late speedball will follow the quiz.

The entry fee is £25/30 per member/guest, which inludes a free drink voucher. You may register (individually—let us know if you are looking for a partner) for the event via the website.


Item posted 5 November 2022.

Young Chelsea AGM 2022 Minutes

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 28 October 2022 are available for viewing.


Item posted 31 October 2022

Spring Classes 2023

A new season of courses is about to begin at the club. Courses are scheduled to start as follows:


Tuesday evenings, 7.30–9.30pm, starting 17 January


Thursday afternoons, 1.00–3.00pm, starting 19 January

Next Step

Wednesday evenings, 7.30–9.30pm, starting 18 January


Sunday mornings, 11.00am–1.00pm, starting 22 January


Thursday evenings, 7.30–9.30pm, starting 19 January

See details on the Classes page. Places are still available on all the courses—please contact manager@ycbc.co.uk to book places.

Item last updated 25 November 2022

Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal—Report

Young Chelsea Appeal 2022—Ukrainian Staff
Young Chelsea Appeal 2022—Ukrainian Staff

We are delighted to announce that we have raised the grand total of £5,521.21 for the Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal. The club organised a special fundraising duplicate on 6 March and our Ukrainian staff rallied round baking cakes and donating Ukrainian goods for sale. The event attracted a great mix of club members and others, all of whom gave very generously and the funds rolled in. We are very grateful to all, and every penny will go to the Ukrainian people. [See more…]

Item posted 9 March, updated 19 March 2022

Young Chelsea Knockout 2022

YCKO 2022

Fourteen teams have entered this year’s competition. After seeding the teams by NGS, the draw (updated regularly with match results) has been made. The competition is under way with all Round Four matches completed. The play‑by date for the Quarter‑final was 11 September. However, with many teams unable to fix matches during the summer, some earlier matches ran late. The play‑by dates will not be enforced over the summer and autumn, but teams should be pro‑active in preparing dates for subsequent rounds, should they get through.

The director, Gitte Hecht‑Johansen, made a draw on Friday 9 September at the end of the evening duplicate to decide the Quarter‑final matches (from possibilities that prevent teams which have already met from facing each other again):

  • Binkie v Hinden
winner: Binkie (undefeated)
  • Orca v Harris
winner: Orca
  • Aardvarks v Leslie
winner: Leslie

As the undefeated team, Binkie has qualified for the final. The remaining two teams have played the only semifinal.

  • Orca v Leslie
winner: Orca

The final will be on Monday 16 January 2023 between Binkie and Orca. [See more…]


Page last updated 25 November 2022

Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
Director: Mike Eden
Scorer: Mike Eden
YC Super League Div2
YC Super League Div1
Goldhawks Pairs
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
Director: Andy
Goldhawks Pairs
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
Young Chelsea BC
Young Chelsea BC

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The Young Chelsea Bridge Club prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere, where beginners, intermediates and advanced players have opportunities to learn and compete. It is truly the club with a heart and especially encourages and mentors its newer members.

Founded 1968, YCBC is one the oldest and probably the best bridge club in the UK. We are a member‑owned club, whose board of directors is committed to enhancing the learning and playing experience of all its members.

Our club features:

  • Comfortable, well equipped facilities with free Wifi

  • Duplicate - Teams - Chicago Bridge most days of the week

  • EBU affiliated

  • Experienced EBU directors

  • Master points and NGS points awarded

  • Hosts—please call/email the CM ahead if possible

  • Licenced bar and refreshments available

  • Lessons for all levels: from Newbies to World‑Class players

  • Mentoring program

  • Special tournaments

  • Registered charity

Don’t be misled by the name. Although the Young Chelsea is particularly welcoming to young players, we have many older members, some of whom have belonged since the start of the club back in 1968. There is no upper age limit—you are never too late to learn and play at YCBC (or YC as it is popularly known). Our original home was in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; now we can be found in Hammersmith.

The London MindSports Centre
The London MindSports Centre

The London MindSports Centre, here in Hammersmith, is one of the best venues in the country to host your events.

To book or for more information contact the manager@ycbc.co.uk.

4th Dec 2022
LMBA Palmer Bayer Pairs
MindSports Centre

LMBA single extended-session, simple system, social pairs event aimed at novices and improvers.

LMBA Information

4th Dec 2022
Beginners Course
MindSports Centre
5th Dec 2022
Host: Boris Nedev
5th Dec 2022
Monday Evening Duplicate
MindSports Centre
6th Dec 2022
Goldhawks Pairs
MindSports Centre
Director: Chris
Scorer: Chris
8th Dec 2022
Thursday Evening Supervised Duplicate
MindSports Centre