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YC Knock-Out

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.


New premises for the YC

To follow the search for new premises;

Premises Blog - Latest post 19/12/13.

St John's Wood BC

Information on our new temporary premises from its website.

Learn Bridge at the YC

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 Monday evening 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.

Give us your Email!

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.

Recent News

At Last...  2nd April 2015

The Management Committee is delighted to announce that contracts were today exchanged on the lease for the new club premises at 54 Goldhawk Road, with a contractual completion date of 30th April. We may take possession sooner if the current occupiers are ready to vacate before the end of the month.

If all goes to plan we will undertake the conversion work during May and June and open the new club premises in early July, soon after the European Open Championships.

New Premises Update  24th March 2015

The Management Committee had hoped that by now we could announce the signing of the agreement with our new landlords and a date for opening up in the new premises. The landlord promised to exchange contracts some weeks ago, with a latest date for taking possession of end-March, but has still not done so. We have no reason to believe that there is a major problem with the move, but the lack of progress is very frustrating.

We will let you know when we do have some definite news, but meanwhile more information about the new premises can be found in a FAQ document which you can see here.

A date for the AGM has also been set, and hopefully there will be more positive news to give you then - see next item.

Annual General Meeting  24th March 2015

The next Annual General Meeting of the Young Chelsea Bridge Club will be held at 6.30pm on Monday 27th April 2015 at the St Johnís Wood Club, Grove Hall Court, Hall Road, NW8 9NU. Refreshments will be available at the meeting, which will be followed by a free duplicate bridge session for those who wish to play.

The agenda for the meeting can be seen here. This is subject to additional items requested by members. Any member wishing to add any items to the agenda should submit them to Chris Duckworth, Management Committee Secretary, in writing (email or post) to reach her no later than 12 noon on Monday 20th April. Please send items to or 201 Greyhound Road, London W14 9SD.

Please note that the current Management Committee comprises: Gad Chadha, John Dean, Chris Duckworth, David Ewart and Paula Leslie. None of these is due to stand down this year, so no election for new members is necessary this time.

All Full, Honorary and Student Members over 16 years of age will be able to attend and vote, and are urged to come along. Those unable to be present in person are able to attend by proxy and should complete the Proxy Form here.

Forthcoming Events

Developers Duplicate - Sun Mar 15, Sun Mar 29, Sun Apr 12, and Sun Apr 26, all starting at 2.00pm.


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.


Special events:


LMBA Garden Cities Qualifier - Thu Mar 19 at 7.00pm,


EBU Portland Pairs - Sun Mar 22 at 12.00 noon.


More detailed calendar of events