Membership and Table Money Rates

Bristol Bridge Club is a members-only Club, but all visitors are warmly welcomed!

Membership Rates

Full membership is great value at £35 per year, the membership year running from 1 April. With payment on time before the end of March, the membership fee is reduced to £30.

Those joining the club during the year pay pro rata, e.g. September £21, October £18, November £15 and so on.

Annual membership for students is £5.

We also offer a 3 month membership for £10 (students £2)


Table Money Rates

Full members – £4

Visitors – £5 

Students – £1

Tickets – If you intend to play more than three times in a calendar week, on the first day you can buy a ticket for £12 (just ask the Director as he comes round) and then you can play as many times as you like in that week*. You don't get an actual ticket, your name just goes on a list for the Directors. Sorry, but you can't buy one retrospectively when you realise you're playing a fourth time...

Please note: Table money may be higher across the board for county and charity competitions and other special events to help cover additional costs.

The Wednesday evening Drop-In Session is free for all members and visitors.

*Weekly tickets do not cover:

• Weekend events (e.g. Christmas party, Curtis Cup, Sociable Saturdays)

• Non-BBC competitions (e.g. ACBA League and Cup matches, ACBA Events, EBU Competitions)

• EBU Sim Pairs sessions (currently two per year) where a £4 reduction will be applied to the overall table cost for the session for ticket holders


The benefits of membership

  • The English Bridge Union (EBU) is funded through Universal Membership which means that all members of EBU-affiliated clubs automatically become members of the EBU, and we pay a small subscription amount to the EBU every time you play (covered by your table money)
  • When you join, you will receive a Member's Pack including a membership card and a new members' booklet. The EBU will then use your results to give you Masterpoints and enter you in the National Grading System, and you can play in EBU run events. You also receive their diary and (as long as you play at least 10 times in a year) their bi-monthly magazine with lots of information, hints and tips, quizzes etc. 
  • You also automatically gain free membership of the Avon Contract Bridge Association (ACBA)
  • Eligibility to enter Club competitions and win prizes
  • Club newsletter and ‘Hand of the Week’ email
  • Session results and NGS score email notification

Bristol Bridge Club is a non-profit making organisation that is run by a committee elected at an Annual General Meeting. Currently, we have about 500 members, making it the largest club in the South West.


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How to join us

Please provide your contact details below and our Membership Secretary, Ralph Power, will get in touch with an application form and all the information you need about how to become a member.

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