The entries for the 2014 YCKO are in. 20 teams will battle it out for the £1,000 first prize. More information and the draw can be found here.
To follow the search for new premises;
Premises Blog - Latest post 19/12/13.
Information about our new temporary premises here
You can access information on our teaching page about learning bridge with our acclaimed classes, gentle duplicates and supervised sessions.
We have supervised practice sessions every Wednesday afternoon at 1.00pm and Monday evenings at 7.30pm.
We also run Friendly Bridge duplicates on Sunday afternoons every few weeks to help novices make the transition to regular club play, or for anyone who is looking for a relaxed and sociable Sunday afternoon game. Details of the scheduled dates are in the list of forthcoming events.
The easiest and most efficient way for us to keep in touch with you, and to inform you of forthcoming events, is by email. If you don't receive emails from us, we probably don't have a current email address for you. To update your email details on our database, click here and send the email.
Following the success of the first seminar on defence,
two further "Improve Your Bridge" seminars have been scheduled
to be held at the club in conjunction the Queen's Club bridge players.
The topics will be:
Signals & Discards on Tuesday 25th March
Every card you play in defence can send a message to partner!
Competitive Bidding & Team Tactics on Tuesday 8th April.
Getting into the bidding and making life difficult for your opponents.
The cost for each is just £10 per person. If you are interested in attending, please tell Nick or Chris, or add your name to the list posted at the club.
The AGM on 23rd January was attended by some 40-odd members, in person or by proxy. James Rogers and Lorna Vestey stood down from the Management Committee and were thanked for their valuable contributions to the club. Paula Leslie and Gad Chadha were elected to the MC to replace them. The Chairman provided an update on the state of the negotiations for new premises in Goldhawk Road and for the move towards obtaining charitable status for the club. Draft minutes of the meeting can be read here. Accounts for the year 2012-13 as presented to the meeting can be seen here.
A new Beginning Bridge course for those who would like to learn to play bridge has been scheduled to run on Thursday evenings in the New Year, starting on Thursday 30th January at 8.00pm. If you know anyone who might be interested, please let them know about this – more details are available from the “Classes” page on the menu above, or from Chris on 020 7385 3534.
Portland Pairs - Sun Mar 23 at 12 noon.
"Signals & Discards" Seminar - Tue Mar 25 at 7.00pm.
LMBA Championship Pairs - Sun Mar 30 at 1.00pm.
"Competitive Bidding & Team Tactics" Seminar - Tue Apr 8 at 7.00pm.
LMBA Garden Cities Heat - Thu Apr 10 at 7.00pm.
Friendly Bridge Duplicate - Sun Jan 12, Sun Feb 2, Sun Feb 23, Sun Mar 16 and Sun Apr 6, all starting at 2.00pm.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1.00pm; advanced daytime duplicates - match-points 26-27 boards.
Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm; social duplicate in a relaxed atmosphere - match-points 24 boards.
Mondays at 7.00pm and Wednesdays at 7.30pm; advanced duplicates - match-points 24-26 boards.
Friday evenings at 7.30pm; our classic IMPs game.