Welcome to the Lansdown Club - we have wonderful facilities providing the opportunity to play Tennis, Squash, Racketball and Croquet in lovely surroundings
Bridge activities were suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic but have now returned – running on the first Wednesday of every month, with greater frequency/other nights being introduced if there is demand. See our Events Diary for dates**
Bridge is usually played in the enclosed Snug area of the clubroom, which ensures relative peace and quiet but still gives good access to the bar for drinks! Where numbers suggest we will have 4 tables or more, we will expand into the main Clubroom.
We are a friendly and sociable group, welcoming any members or non-members who are reasonably confident players with a knowledge of ACOL or SAYC bidding – you will need to be able to play ‘unassisted’ bridge however you can refer to crib notes to aid your bidding if this doesn’t slow the game down unduly. We use bidding boxes – if you are unfamiliar with non-verbal bidding we can show you how to use these.
Sessions will begin at 6.45pm for a 7pm start, ending at approximately 9.45pm. There is currently no fee to pay however this may be reviewed and introduced for non-members at least. Please read this document for a guide as to how the session runs – if you are not familiar with using bridge travellers and scoring, please read through the scoring guidance and don’t be afraid to ask for help on the night.
You will play with the same partner throughout the evening – we recommend you come with a partner if possible so you can practice your partnership play. We will aim to accommodate all comers however if there are uneven numbers there may be occasions when players need to sit-out rounds, which will be on a rotational basis – an opportunity to drink and chat or play some practice rounds whilst waiting!
We would like to know numbers in advance as much as possible, so we can set out tables – please sign up on our online Events sheet (see Useful Links in our members website) and/or email Mary Sage who may be able to help find you a partner if required.
Mary Sage or Jill Kingaby
“Whilst play is formal and competitive, the aim is to establish a friendly and relaxed atmosphere - with plenty of smiles”