Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon Bridge

Please find below details from The Henley Golf Club about Bridge played on Friday afternoon – a fantastic opportunity to play some friendly Bridge.

I’m also delighted to report that The Henley Bridge Club is now well established, meeting every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Red Lion Hotel in Henley.  Numbers have been really encouraging (typically 4-6 tables) with Bridge played in the usual welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.  I run a mini-lesson and Supervised Play session once a month.

Please refer to the original invitation for more details – all welcome.

The Henley Golf Club
You are invited to play Duplicate Bridge at Henley Golf Club on Friday afternoons 4.00 to 6.30 p.m. You do not have to be a member of Henley Golf Club. It is only £1.00 per week to play. There is a draw for partners.

Please arrive at 3.50 p.m. and ask for Neil Craig, Paul Goddard or Ngairey Palin.

All the best,

Jon Green.

Tuesday Evening Bridge: New Format

Following consultation with some of you, I am delighted to announce our new format for Tuesday evening Bridge. From 10 June there will be Bridge at the Red Lion again at the same time. The evening will be an opportunity to play social Bridge (Duplicate, Rubber, or Chicago) in a welcoming and encouraging environment – as fun and friendly as before!

With work and family commitments, I hope to be there whenever possible but not every week. In particular, I plan to run a Supervised Play session once a month. Dates to be confirmed.

Further details are found in the invitation below – please read this before coming. The group will be known as The Henley Bridge Club and will be run for its members. The usual charge will be £5 each night.

The Henley Bridge Club Invite

I hope as many of you as possible will continue to support us or come back and see us. Above all, we continue to enjoy learning and playing Bridge together.

All the best,

Jon Green.

Plan for Bridge

Further to my last post, we continue to look at options to continue our evening Bridge sessions. For this to work, we may need to change the format and venue. I hope to come back to you shortly with our suggestion and would then welcome your views. The plan is for our Bridge to resume once this has been decided.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

I hope you all enjoyed the fantastic weekend of sunshine!

Jon Green.

No Supervised Play for Next Four Weeks

Further to discussion on Tuesday evenings, this is to confirm that there is no Bridge for the next four weeks (until Tuesday 13 May inclusive).  Details to follow on plans after this date.

Happy Easter!
Jon Green.

Improving Bridge: Saturday 29 March

A quick reminder we are running this one day course, the last in our current programme, on Saturday 29 March. Improving Bridge is designed for intermediate players looking to progress further. It follows Developing Bridge and is the fourth course in our series.

We cover bidding and card play (declarer play and defence) including:

  • Limit bids – responder’s rebid (fourth bid in the auction)
  • Coping with intervention
  • When to draw trumps
  • Defensive signals

We have a few places remaining and it would be fantastic if as many of you as possible joined us. If so, I require confirmation as soon as possible. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine this weekend!

Jon Green.

Tuesday evening sessions: Cancellation of 14 January and 04 February

We have confirmed dates with the Red Lion to run through to the Tuesday before Easter (15 April). However, there are two dates which are not possible:

Tuesday 14 January (i.e. this Tuesday!)
Tuesday 04 February

There is always an up to date schedule of our sessions on the website (under “Lessons” then “Programme”).



Bridge from this Tuesday (07 January)

A quick reminder Supervised Play (with ‘mini-lesson’ beforehand) starts again from this Tuesday (07 January). Same time (7pm), same place (Red Lion Hotel in Henley). Please note the Red Lion will be charging £5 for parking.

Happy New Year!

Jon Green.

Bridge in 2014

I hope this finds you well and enjoying Bridge.

Back from 07 January

First, a reminder that there is no Bridge in December. We’re back from Tuesday 07 January at 7pm with our usual format: a short ‘mini-lesson’ followed by Supervised Play from 7:30pm. It’s our established learning environment with emphasis on welcoming and relaxed Bridge.

Bridge lessons

If you’re looking for lessons, we’re offering the following Saturday courses in 2014 (‘Bridge in a Day’). All are held from 10am to 5pm at Hennerton Golf Club near Wargrave. The price is £75 including lunch and tea/coffee during the day. We’d be delighted if you joined us – all welcome!

25 January – Beginning Bridge
Our first course for those new to Bridge. By the end, you’ll have a basic understanding of Bridge and enjoy playing with family or friends. No prior knowledge or experience required.

22 February – Developing Bridge
Our third course suited to those playing for 6-12 months. We tell you about some popular ‘conventions’ and look at key techniques for Declarer and Defenders.

29 March- Improving Bridge
For those with a bit more experience (1-2 years) looking to progress further. We go deeper into the auction and focus on Declarer play to help you reach the next level.

All courses subject to minimum numbers (maximum of 16). Registration and payment required at least one week in advance.

Have fun over Christmas and New Year. Hope to see as many of you as possible in 2014…

Jon Green.

The Art Fund Charity Bridge Drive

We’re delighted again to be supporting The Art Fund Bridge drive at 7:30pm on Friday 14 March 2014 in Harpsden Village Hall.  This event first ran last year and was a fabulous evening, fully booked in advance. Numbers will again be limited so if you would like to be part of the fun and friendly Bridge, please get in touch with Susan Crawford as soon as possible:

07712 672 715

Further details in the flyer below:

The Art Fund Bridge Drive 2014

Chiltern Villages OXFAM Support Group: Bridge Drive on Tuesday November 12th

Chiltern Villages OXFAM Support Group

We are holding a Bridge Drive on Tuesday November 12th at Rotherfield Greys Village Hall at 2.00pm.

Tickets are £10.00 per person and a delicious tea will be served.

We have space for about 3 more tables and wondered if your members would like to come.

If so please ring Caroline Oldridge on 01189 722 789.