Which session should I try?

We hold regular sessions 6 days a week, most playing duplicate bridge - Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings are gentle non-duplicate sessions. 

Mornings

Currently the only weekday morning session we have is No Fear Pairs on Friday, starting at 10am and finishing by about 1pm. This is a popular, informal and friendly session, geared to the less confident but enjoyed by players at all levels.

We also run a new gentle Supervised Play session on Saturday mornings at 10am. You can turn up without a partner and we run through hands that cropped up in duplicate sessions during the week. This is a great session to help you transition to duplicate play after learning to play.

Afternoons

Mondays & Wednesdays – general Club sessions starting at 1.15pm and finishing by 4.45pm. There is an ongoing competition for regular afternoon players which doesn’t affect those playing occasionally. You can show up without a partner and the Director (all very friendly bods!) will play with you.

Evenings

These sessions start at 7.15pm and usually finish by about 10.45pm (except Wednesdays, see below).

Mondays – A gentle session offering Supervised Play with advice on bidding and play from the Director, Terry Butler, for those that need some occasional help. You can turn up without a partner and one will be found for you. 

Tuesdays – one of the main Club Pairs sessions for stronger players, run by experienced Directors. There are different competitions running in different weeks, though you don't have to be in them to play. 

Once a month is the Austwick cup, on the second Tuesday is a Challenge Pairs competition, and on the fourth is a Premier Pairs (NGS Queen and up) competition.

Wednesdays – a new drop-in session offering relaxed social bridge with no duplicate scoring and no pressure! The Director and volunteer Mentor players will be available throughout the evening to play with anyone who turns up without a partner and to help with advice where needed.

The session runs from 6.30 to 10.30pm, but it’s a drop-in session so you can come whenever suits you. This is a free session and no club membership is needed - bring your friends!

Thursdays – like Tuesdays, these are the main Club Pairs sessions for stronger players run by experienced Directors. Thursdays have three competitions running monthly: the Mendela Cup, Handicapped Pairs, and a Teams competition on the fourth Thursday (turn up early to give the TD advanced warning if you and your partner don’t have a team). To be sure what's happening, check the website calendar.

Fridays – a gentle session with a range of competitions geared to the average/below average Club player.

Sociable Saturdays

Once a month (see calendar), we run a Sociable Saturday evening with an American Supper (pot luck buffet) - please bring a plate of something for everyone to enjoy. The emphasis is on the ‘sociable’, the evening begins with a complimentary glass of wine (the bar stays open, you don't have to stop there!), with the supper between two sessions of bridge. All standards welcome.

Sundays

Occasional events, as notified at the Club or on the website.

 

In summary:

 Bristol Bridge Club Sessions

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