Beryl Edmonds

The funeral of Beryl Edmonds took place at Weston Mill Cemetery on 24th July.  The occasion was made even sadder because only 16 mourners were allowed to be present for the brief ceremony.  A wreath sent by the club said "In rememberance of dear Beryl, from her freiends at the Plymouth Bridge Club".

The wooden cup made by John Young for the winner of bridge games at Beryl's care home will now become the Beryl Edmond's Trophy, awarded annually to the pair of members who have achieved the highest % score in any club game in the year beginning 1st March.

Bridgebase Online (BBO) - Virtual Plymouth Bridge Club

Club BBO Sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 1 pm and Tuesdays and Fridays at 7-15 pm.

The afternoon sessions are for club members only but for the evening sessions we will welcome members from other local Devon and Cornwall Bridge Clubs.

You will find a page dedicated to BBO in the menu on the LHS of this Homepage.

In the BBO page you will find a list of BBO User Names and corresponding member names to help you find a partner if required.

Regular Devon Games on BBO

Starting on Wednesday 22 July, DVBC will be running an 18-board pairs game on BBO every week for BB$3 commencing at 7-15 pm.

Most weeks will be normal pairs events with county (double) masterpoints. Exceptions will be announced separately on the website but will include s Charity events for Devon Air Ambulance on Wednesdays 26 August and 28 October.

Full details are on the Devon website

Multiple teams of 4 matches against other clubs

We have been invited by Deva bridge club to play a multiple teams of 4 match against them. We lost 48-72 Won 2 Drawn 1 Lost 3

Match A W 15-5 Match B W 11-9 Match C L 4-16

Match D D 10-10 Match E L 3-17 Match F L 5-15

Each side recruits several teams of four players with the highest NGS grades in team A, then going down for as many teams as possible so that lots of people from each club can get an enjoyable, evenly-matched game. So far they have had between 5 and 11 teams of four on each side. All the matches are played at the same time on BBO, usually over 12 boards but could be up to 2x12 according to preference.

The results of each match are converted to VPs and the club with the most VPs across all the matches played is the winner on the night.

Please contact me (individuals, pairs) if you are interested in playing. Obviously the more teams we can put together the better.


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Welcome to Plymouth Bridge Club

We are a friendly, thriving club in West Devon. Bridge is played in our own clubhouse complete with several playing rooms and refreshment facilities. We cater for all standards of bridge player and provide a full range of courses for beginners and improvers.

Do come and try us - bridge is a great social activity. You will be made very welcome. We look forward to seeing you. Please contact Judy Ripley on 01752 893524 or Richard Ayres on  01752 600822 for further information about bridge sessions and lessons. 

Competitions 2020

 1 May-31 Aug   Fri      Summer cup (best 6 out of minimum 8 to count)

 1 May–31 Aug  Thu     Tudor summer cup (best 6 out of minimum of 8 to count)

We are running the Summer cup and the Tudor Summer cup online in BBO and the current standings can be found at:

Summer cup

Tudor Summer cup

 22 July weekly Wed    Devon pairs 18 boards BB$3 Register as a DVBC member

 26 Aug           Wed     DAA Sim Pairs

 Sep            Sat-Sun    Plymouth congress online

 28 Oct            Wed     DAA Sim Pairs

The plan from September is to create some new online competitions and to set aside the normal club competitions (to be run at a later date), recognising that not all club members are able to be online. Watch this space!


Bridge Club Live

The club is now registered with Bridge Club Live, see link below. 

Bridge Club Live User Guide:

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The following provides guidance on how to get 4 club members playing together in Bridge Club Live. All 4 obviously need to be full members of BCL and far easier if they have registered Plymouth Bridge Club as their local club.

Bridge Club Live Alias List for Club Members.  Most alias' can be guessed but if anyone would like their's included for general awareness please e-mail [email protected]

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 Here are some additional notes

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In the light of the recent developments regarding the coronavirus it seems sensible to close the activities of Plymouth Bridge Club for the time being.

This means that afternoon and evening bridge sessions are cancelled with immediate effect and that Monday morning and Thursday evening classes will be postponed to a later date.

In addition the Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 23rd of March will be postponed to a later date.

We will resume the activities of the club as soon as possible and contact you again when this seems sensible.

In the meantime keep as safe as you can and I will look forward to seeing you when the crisis is over.

Best Wishes

Steve Lacey


Chair of Plymouth Bridge Club


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Weekly Bridge Sessions

Ring Steve Lacey 01752 822493 if you need a partner

For players coming to the Club by car for the first time please arrive sufficiently early as finding a parking space can take time. The car park above the railway line (accessed from the town centre direction by turning left after Mutley Baptist Church) is free from 6pm in the evenings.

Monday Afternoons 1-4.30pm.
Basic Acol only. Duplicate. No Partner needed.

Tuesday Afternoons 1-4pm.
A small, friendly session. 

Wednesday Afternoons 1-4.30pm.
Duplicate. No Partner needed.

Thursday Afternoons 1-4.30pm.
Duplicate. No Partner needed.

Friday Evenings 7-10.30pm. 
Duplicate. No Partner needed.

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