Plymouth Bridge Club is currently running a series of bridge lessons for both beginners and improvers, both include lessons and practice play. Lessons are held on Zoom with Realbridge used for practice play.
Session times are as follows:
Beginners - Mondays 10-00 - 12-00 until 22nd March 2021
Improvers - Wednesdays 10-00 - 12-00 until 31st March 2021
Further Practice Play - Thursdays 10-00 - 12-00 until 1st April 2021
With sufficient demand and teacher availability all of the above could be extended to include new topics from the above dates.
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. If you are not a member of PBC and would like to play in our evening sessions please e-mail your details to [email protected] in order to register.
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.
Multiple teams of 4 matches against other clubs
We have been invited by a number of bridge clubs to play multiple teams of 4 matches against them. The current schedule is:
20th January 2.30pm vs Welwyn Garden City lost 51-89
10th February 7pm vs St Albans lost 66-114
Thursday 18th March 7.15pm vs SW Scotland
14th April 7.15pm vs Tyler Hill
Monday 17th May 7.30pm vs Pinner
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.
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.
Congratulations to Sue Gregory who has done the double and won both the Mayflower cup and the Mayflower Tudor cup. Congratulations also go to Margaret and Digby Hole who have won the Mayflower 400 cup.
All members of the club are welcome to enter the competitions. The annual membership fee is £12 but you can currently become a member up to 31 March 2021 by paying just £6.
Competitions from 1 January 2021
1 Jan - 31 Mar Spring cup
Individual competition online on Tuesday and Friday evenings with at least 2 different partners. Best 8 out of a minimum of 13 sessions to count.
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.
As a club we have been successfully playing on-line during the pandemic. We have used Bridge Base Online and have experimented with Real Bridge and Bridge Club Live. Real Bridge looks as if it may be the future being a British System that includes sound and vision on the bridge platform making it more like playing bridge in the club room.
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.