Club Reopening

The West of England Bridge Club has now reopened and we are running our programme of five weekly sessions as before the lockdown. Table money is £5. For location details follow the Directions link in the panel to the left.

Health and Safety: All members attending sessions are required to have had both vaccinations against Covid, to not be under a duty of self-isolation and to be feeling healthy and symptom-free on the day. The wearing of masks is optional, but is encouraged because it offers protection to other members of the club. The playing room has built-in extractor fans, and we have purchased two air sanitiser units, which use UV light to kill germs. Hand sanitiser is provided for use.

Membership: please see here.

The AGM has been postponed but Annual Reports are available here.

Online bridge

A Blue Pointed Swiss Teams Tournament run by Somerset will be played on Realbridge on Sunday 28 November starting at 1pm. There will be 6 x 7 board matches with a break after 3 matches. Cost: £25 per team. Details at bridgewebs.com/somerset

Somerset County Bridge Association hold several online events each week, and members of the West of England are invited to play. All details are here.

The EBU has arranged several games per day on Bridge Base Online and also offers Social Bridge on the RealBridge platform. More information is available from the EBU here.

Bristol Bridge Club are hosting three sessions a week on BBO, and they would be happy for West of England players to take part. They also operate a Pairs League, to which our members are invited.

What are we all about?

We are a duplicate bridge club based in North Bristol. We play with the emphasis not so much on winning the game as on enjoying it.

We are primarily a Members' Club, but visitors with at least some experience of playing club bridge are welcome to come along and play.

Our regular bridge sessions (valid pre-lockdown, subject to confirmation for 2021) are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, and from 2021 these will be at the RAFA Club, Westbury-on-Trym. All evening sessions start at 7.15pm.

There is a gentler duplicate session starting at 1.30pm on Monday afternoons. Our acclaimed supervised play sessions are on Thursday afternoons, also starting at 1.30pm. Both are also at the RAFA Club. More details of our sessions.

There is some car parking available on site, but also in the surrounding roads, and in the evening the licensed bar serves refreshments throughout play. Results and hand records are available at the end of play and on this website.

We are affiliated to the Avon Contract Bridge Association and the English Bridge Union, and master points are awarded for all of our events.

Useful links

The Calendar shows all forthcoming sessions, and the directions to the Club are here. There are also more details about all our bridge sessions, and information about Club competitions and our special events.

If you need more, please contact us.

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