Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal

The club has raised  £6163.54.

For any information

Contact the Management Team
07713 322420

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Whats Happening This Week
What’s happening this week

The Young Chelsea Bridge Club

(Week starting 4 July 2022)



Monday Evening Duplicate — Everyone welcome



Goldhawks Duplicate — Everyone welcome



New Chiswick BC Duplicate — Suspended over summer



Online Supervised Play — Beginners/Improvers



Nippon Club Duplicate



Supervised Duplicate — Beginners/Improvers



YC Friday Evening Duplicate — Everyone welcome

LMBA two‑session Swiss pairs on 16 July.
LMBA two‑session Swiss teams on 17 July.
The play‑by date for Round Four is 24 July.
At Wimbledon BC clubhouse on 24 July at 1pm.
Civil Engineers’ Club two‑session Swiss pairs on Saturday 30 July.
Blue-pointed events on the Saturday and Sunday—26–29 August.
Saturday & Sunday—19 & 20 November.


LMBA London Congress July 2022



London MindSports Centre at 21 Dalling Road—home of the Young Chelsea

is at the

Young Chelsea Bridge Club

21 Dalling Road

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Saturday & Sunday 16 & 17 July 2022




Item posted 1 July 2022

Bridge at the John Betts School Summer Fair 2022

Minibridge table at the John Betts School Summer Fair with Chris Duckworth presiding
Minibridge table at the John Betts School Summer Fair 2022 with Chris Duckworth presiding

The John Betts school, a short distance north of the club, held its Summer Fair on Saturday 2 July. Thanks to the good offices of committee member Sara Chiappara, the Young Chelsea had a stand at the fair. And a small detachment of club members took some equipment there to advertise the club’s wares.

The weather smiled upon the venture, which had taken the risk of setting up in the playground under the open sky. The stand attracted a fair number of prospective players, and in the picture, taken by Sara, Chris Duckworth is introducing minibridge to what may well become tomorrow’s clientele.


Item posted 4 July 2022

Civil Engineers’ Club Swiss Pairs 2022

On Saturday 30 July, the Civil Engineers’ Club is holding the James Jones Cup, named after the first Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The event is a two‑session Swiss Pairs at the Young Chelsea starting at 11.00am. If you are a member of the Civil Engineers’ Club, the event is free. However, anyone else can play, and for them the cost, inclusive of a buffet lunch, is £15.00 per person. [See more…]


Item posted 30 June 2022

YCBC Women’s Swiss Teams—November 2022

This year we are giving plenty of notice of the sixth edition of our successful YCBC Women’s Swiss Teams event, which will take place at the club over the weekend 19 & 20 November. [See more…]

Item posted 28 June 2022, author Paula Leslie

Young Chelsea Super League Spring 2022 Division Two—Report

Division Two kept to schedule, playing a double round robin of ten matches to finish on Wednesday 25 May. Congratulation to the two top teams who have gained promotion to Division One for next season in the Autumn.

In first place finishing on 153.87 VPs (an average of 15.39 per match) was team McGuire (Ian Casselton, David Ewart, Hugh Mackie, Trevor Mathews, Brian McGuire, David Muller, Gordon Rainsford) getting a prize of £300.

And in second place on 130.17 VPs (an average of 13.02 per match) was team Bulgarian Rose Throwers (Alan Hayward, Phil King, Boris Nedev, Helen Rose, Henry Rose, Martin Stephens, James Thrower) getting £100. [See more…]

Item posted 26 May 2022

Young Chelsea Super League Spring 2022 Division One—Report

Team De Botton—winners of the YC Super League 2022 Spring season—pictured: Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Janet de Botton, Tom Townsend, Artur Malinowski
Team De Botton—winners of the YC Super League 2022 Spring season—pictured: Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Janet de Botton, Tom Townsend, Artur Malinowski

Division One concluded on Wednesday 11 May.

In first place, repeating their win in the previous season and improving their performance by being unbeaten, was team De Botton (David Bakhshi, Janet de Botton, Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Artur Malinowski, Tom Townsend). They finished on 149.56 VPs (an average of 16.62 per match). This was the first Super League season played primarily face to face for a couple of years and accordingly we have a picture of four of the team at the post‑season celebrations in the bar on Wednesday evening.

And in second place on 120.78 VPs (an average of 13.42 per match) was team Tommasini (Mike Bell, Sarah Bell, Ollie Burgess, Ben Green, Tim Leslie, Ben Norton, Stefano Tommasini). [See more…]


Item updated 17 May 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

EBU March Promotions of YC Members

Congratulations to the YC members listed below who attained a promotion in EBU rank during March!

  • Paddy Murphy
District Master
  • Daniel Cardnell 
Premier Regional Master
  • Christopher Kemp
Premier Master
  • Richard Collins
Premier Regional Master
  • Rhonda Collins
Premier Regional Master
  • Louise Selway
Premier Regional Master
  • Ken Broadbent
Premier Master
  • Edward Battersby
District Master
  • Jirayus Jinapong
Club Master
  • Hugo Jee
Club Master

Item posted 10 April 2022

2022 at the Young Chelsea

We are very pleased to announce that, after fairly long‑drawn‑out negotiations, the YCBC has now signed a 30‑year lease on the club premises at the London MindSports Centre in Dalling Road. The signing of the lease and the agreement of a very favourable rent will provide the club with a permanent home for the foreseeable future. [See more…]

Item posted 8 February 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 the play‑by date for Round Four being 24 July. Some matches from Round Three are still to be decided, but as soon as they are, please would the captains strive to catch up and meet the Round Four date.

Once the match has been played, please notify the result to the club manager at manager@ycbc.co.uk, stating the names of the players in both teams as well as the outcome. Team captains will be notified of their opponents for their next match as soon as the team to be played is known. [See more…]


Page last updated 14 June 2022

The Goldhawks Are Back


It’s now a month since we started our Tuesday daytime sessions for the Goldhawks, and so far, numbers are pretty small. For the time being, we have abandoned the duplicate pairs idea and instead we have been running a supervised play session. This is led by one of our top players, Margaret Nygren, and is proving a great success. The atmosphere is completely relaxed with lots of chatter—mostly about bridge. [See more…]

Item updated 9 November 2021, author Rosie White


Items that are no longer topical may be found in the archive.

New Chiswick BC at the LMC
(New Chiswick)
Director: Summer closure until Tuesday September 6th
Monday Evening Duplicate
Director: Mike Eden
Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
Director: Gitte
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
(New Chiswick)
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Monday Evening Duplicate
Director: Mike Eden
Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
Director: Gitte
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 MindSports Centre
The MindSports Centre

The 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.

7th Jul 2022
Thursday Evening Supervised Duplicate
MindSports Centre
8th Jul 2022
Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
MindSports Centre
Director: Gitte
11th Jul 2022
Monday Evening Duplicate
MindSports Centre
12th Jul 2022
Goldhawks Pairs
MindSports Centre
14th Jul 2022
Thursday Evening Supervised Duplicate
MindSports Centre
15th Jul 2022
Friday Evening Cross‑IMP Duplicate
MindSports Centre
Director: Gitte