Monthly Archives: August 2012

England Women Bridge World Champions!

Congratulations to the English Women’s Team, who won the gold medal in the World Bridge Games in Lille, France beating Russia in the final (Poland came third)! The open series was won by Sweden with Poland second and Monaco third (Monaco is a sponsored team which includes top pairs from Norway and Italy).

Results and information:
English Bridge Union
World Mind Sports Games

Current action at the World Mind Sports Games

The England Women and Senior teams have qualified for the last 16 of the Word Mind Sports Games being held in Lille, France.  Sadly the Open team has been knocked out.  Take a look at what’s happening with the World Bridge Federation or English Bridge Union.

In addition to Bridge, the World Mind Sports Games includes Chess, Draughts, and Go.  It is held every four years in the year of the Olympics.

New Venues

We’re excited to be using two fantastic new venues to teach and to play Bridge from 10 September.  For most of the week (all day Tuesday, Wednesday evening, and Thursday evening) we’re going to be based at Henley Cricket Club. The pavilion has been superbly refurbished with bar and coffee shop and parking available outside. On Wednesday morning, we’re using the Nettlebed Village Club to play Duplicate Bridge. Again, parking available outside or across the road next to the Field Kitchen (an excellent coffee shop).

We continue at the Red Lion, Henley all day on Monday (including the evening).

Directions to Henley Cricket Club: From Henley, cross the river and look for a left turn just past The Little Angel pub and the road to Wargrave (on the right).

Back for Bridge

We’re back from 10 September with new venues, playing sessions, and Duplicate Bridge! As ever, we’re running lessons for all levels from absolute beginner to more experienced club players. There’s always our option to learn in a day (‘Bridge in a Day‘) rather than during a 6-week course.  Take a look at our Summer 2012 newsletter for all the details:

Summer 2012 newsletter

Supervised Play

There are now two options for Supervised Play, our relaxed and friendly practice sessions:

1. Learning and Improving

Designed particularly for those just starting Bridge and in their first year or two of learning to play. Sessions at 4pm on Monday at the Red Lion and 7pm on Tuesday at Henley Cricket Club.

2. Introduction to Duplicate Bridge

An opportunity to learn Duplicate Bridge – exciting and fun to play! Still our same learning environment in which to ask questions and discuss what might have happened. All welcome, including those completely new to Duplicate Bridge. Sessions at 10am on Tuesday and 7pm on Thursday both at Henley Cricket Club.

Playing Bridge

Our new Gentle Duplicate session for those who would just like to play Bridge. A welcoming and encouraging atmosphere with help on how to score and move. No partner required – come along and we’ll arrange the numbers. Sessions 10am to 12:30pm on Wednesday at Nettlebed Village Club.


For details of our lessons, please take a look at our current programme and information on our courses.