Following goverment advice to cope with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Young Chelsea is closed for face‑to‑face events: regular duplicates and matches are suspended.

For the duration of the closure, regular online Young Chelsea duplicates are available in the evenings on Mondays and Fridays.

Registered Charity Number 1158813

Release 2.19n

Interested in learning bridge? Know someone who might be? We can help!

Many people may be looking for new ways to spend their time whilst normal life is on hold. As anyone who has ever tried it knows, bridge is absorbing, fascinating and fun. It is also the most social of games—you make many new friends at the bridge table. For a lifetime of future entertainment, now is the ideal time to learn.

Bridge translates remarkably well between online and face‑to‑face formats. We are very pleased to announce that Mike Eden, long‑standing club member and experienced bridge teacher, is now teaching bridge lessons online! [See more…]


Page last updated 12 May 2020

The YC is continuing its fortnightly series of Saturday online pairs events on BBO alternating between matchpoint and cross‑IMP scoring. The next, scored by matchpoints, will be held on Saturday 6 June. [See more…]

Item posted 24 May 2020

We hold online games every Monday and Friday at 7.30pm on BBOpayment in BB$. Please note that wherever possible we now use movements that maximise the number of pairs you meet during a session and minimise the chance of playing the same pair again. They also produce a single winning pair per session as is traditional at the club. [See more…]


Item posted 24 May 2020

Most club members will be aware that the YCBC has been operating on limited financial resources for some time. [See more…]


Item posted 25 March 2020

India Leeming India Leeming
Athena Chow Athena Chow
Louise Selway Louise Selway

We are very pleased to have launched an exciting new project aimed at recruiting new, younger members. [See more…]


Item posted 22 February 2020, updated 6 April 2020

Youth Initiative Donations

Sum Pledged to Date: £12,400 Target: £50,000

Item last updated 15 April 2020

23 May 2020

Winners of the NICKO 2018–2019 final, Young Chelsea L—playing were Neil Rosen, James Thrower, Andrew McIntosh, Ali Ahmed Winners of the NICKO 2018–2019 final, Young Chelsea L—playing were Neil Rosen, James Thrower, Andrew McIntosh, Ali Ahmed
Concluded 9 December
Final played 14 December
Suspended. When we resume, will continue weekly on Mondays at 7.00pm.
By popular demand this event is continuing online. The Spring season matches began on Wednesday 22 January and continue at two-weekly intervals until 27 May, the last date for Division Two matches. Division One matches finish one week later on 3 June. The draw (for the remainder of the season from 15 April).

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Bridge session in the Warwick Room

We offer frequent duplicate bridge games for members and visitors, and regular bridge lessons for beginners and improvers.

We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU). There are awards of EBU Master Points for all play sessions, and your results count towards the EBU’s National Grading Scheme.

We are a registered charity (no. 1158813), which means that your membership subscription can be treated as a Gift Aid donation. That benefits the club (and you indirectly as a member) as the Young Chelsea Bridge Club Ltd can reclaim tax on your subscription. A guide explains Gift Aid in greater depth.

We have a licensed bar and a kitchen offering a short but very reasonably priced menu.

Hot meals are available from an hour before evening games; salads and sandwiches are available at other times.

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 club began in 1968. There is no upper age limit—you are never the wrong age to play at the Young Chelsea (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 Shepherd’s Bush.


Online Monday Evening Duplicate
Online Pairs Tournament
Online Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
Friday Speedball Pairs
Online Monday Evening Duplicate
Online Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
27th May 2020
YC Super League (Online Both Divisions)
BBO 7.30pm
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
29th May 2020
Online Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
BBO 7.30pm
1st Jun 2020
Online Monday Evening Duplicate
BBO 7.30pm
3rd Jun 2020
YC Super League (Online Division One Only)
BBO 7.30pm
Director: Jonathan Lillycrop
5th Jun 2020
Online Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
BBO 7.30pm
6th Jun 2020
Online Pairs Tournament
A 36‑deal single extended‑session online matchpointed pairs tournament. There will be a break of about 30 minutes at half time. Open to both YC members and non‑members. Cost is £8 per person for YC members and £12 per person for non‑members.