Blue Mountains Bridge Club

The friendly club at the top of the mountains

When do we play

At the Blue Mountains Bridge Club, we play 6 times a week.


Our Session Times are
  • Monday 6:30 PM Duplicate
  • Tuesday 1:00 PM Duplicate
  • Wednesday 1:00 PM Social
  • Thursday 1:00 PM Duplicate
  • Friday 1:00 PM Duplicate No partner required
  • Saturday 1:00 PM Duplicate

Please arrive 15 minutes before session start (i.e. 12:45).

The Wednesday afternoon session is a social event assisting new players from our Beginner Class. The Friday afternoon session is a walk-in - we will do our best to find you a partner.

We are here

Get in Touch

Our club room was on Leura Mall, but in 2022 moved to
 Blue Mountains Historical Society,
 99 Blaxland Rd
 Wentworth Falls

There’s parking right outside on Blaxland Rd and additional parking inside for our less mobile members.
Email us at either
admin@bluemountainsbridge.com.au
secretary@bluemountainsbridge.com.au
accounts@bluemountainsbridge.com.au

Or ring Ian on 0407 076 107 or Sandy on 0410 312 827

Playing

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the session start times. This helps the director set up the session and ensures a prompt start.
Arrive by 12:45PM for afternoon sessions and 5:45PM for evening sessions.

Becoming a Member

Full Membership of the club is $40 annually.
Associate Membership of the club is $18 annually.
Download and complete the membership application and then email it to admin@bluemountainsbridge.com.au

Table Money

Guests $9
Members $7

Results

We store every sessions results here.

Library

To view our library click here.

Lessons

New to Bridge or Refreshers: Learn to play the wonderful game of Bridge. Make new friends and enjoy new challenges. A course of 8 weekly classes commences on 28th February 2024. Beyond that there will be practice sessions, individual support & potentially a "buddy", all in a very friendly social atmosphere, to prepare you for our regular bridge sessions.
Email us at admin@bluemountainsbridge.com.au or ring Sandy on 0410 312 827 for details. We are an ABF Accredited Teaching Club.
For Improvers and more advanced: The club also offers small group tailored sessions 'on demand' and occasional supervised sessions. The list of courses in the Learning Pathway is here. For more information & a list of planned lessons visit the Lessons Page at here

Committee (Click on Title for Responsibilities)

Directors

  • Ian Maclean
  • Sue Goddard
  • Ian Jackson

Masterpoint Secretary: Ian Jackson

Calendar of events for 2024

  • January
    Monday 2nd Individual Trophy starts
    Monday 2nd Ann Russell Novice Trophy starts
  • February
    Tuesday 13th Summer Pairs 1
    Thursday 15th Summer Pairs 1
    Tuesday 20th Summer Pairs 2
    Thursday 22nd Summer Pairs 2
  • March
    Friday 29th Good Friday (No Bridge)
  • April
    Monday 1st Easter Monday (No Bridge)
    Country Mixed Pairs Qualifier (TBA)
  • May
    Tuesday 7th Autumn Pairs 1
    Thursday 9th Autumn Pairs 1
    Tuesday 14th Autumn Pairs 2
    Thursday 16th Autumn Pairs 2
    Tuesday 28th Australia Wide Novice Pairs
    Thursday 30th Queen of 3NT - Red Points
  • June
    Tuesday 4th GNOT 1
    Thursday 6th GNOT 1
    Tuesday 11th GNOT 2
    Thursday 13th GNOT 2
    Tuesday 18th GNOT 3
    Thursday 20th GNOT 3
  • July
    Tuesday 9th Winter Pairs 1
    Thursday 11th Winter Pairs 1
    Tuesday 16th Winter Pairs 2
    Thursday 18th Winter Pairs 2

    ANC Orange 6-18th July

  • August
    Sunday 18th GNOT Regional Final
    Australia Wide Open Pairs (TBA)
  • September
  • October
    Tuesday 8th Spring Pairs 1
    Thursday 10th Spring Pairs 1
    Tuesday 15th Spring Pairs 2
    Thursday 17th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 26th Individual Trophy ends
    Saturday 26th Ann Russell Novice Trophy ends
    Sunday 27th Committee Nominations close
    Australia Wide Restricted Pairs (TBA)
  • November
    Sunday 3rd 12pm AGM - at BMHS followed by Red Points
  • December
    Tuesday 17th 12pm Christmas Party and Awards Presentation (TBC)
    XMAS Break Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th (TBC)

Blue Mountains Congress

The 2023 Blue Mountains Congress will not be held due to COVID 19 concerns.

ETIQUETTE and BEHAVIOUR EXPECTED AT THE TABLE

"Bridge is for fun. You should play the game for no other reason." Charles Goren.

Every player is expected to:

  • Be courteous and welcoming to opponents prior to start of play
  • Try to make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and your opponents
  • Credit where credit is due when opponents make a good bid or play
  • The Director appreciates a “thank you”
  • Be polite when responding to questions on systems

It is unacceptable to:

  • Criticise partner, opponents or Director
  • Be rude, insinuate or badger partner, opponents or Director
  • Make negative comments concerning other players’ play or bidding
  • Discuss hands after the round is called
  • Gloat over good results
  • Object to a call for the Director
  • Dispute a Director’s ruling

It is acceptable for you to call Director immediately when unacceptable behaviour occurs to indicate that a player is interfering with your enjoyment of the game (Breach of Law 74A)

More on etiquette. The club encourages the use of System Cards, but understands if they are not.


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Other great places to play bridge in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is a great place to play bridge. There are clubs in Blackheath, Springwood, Glenbrook as well as Bathurst, Hawkesbury and Windsor.

  • Blackheath plays at 9:30 on Monday mornings at the Catholic Church Hall - Contact Sandy on 0410 312 827
  • Springwood plays Monday, Thursday and Saturday at the Uniting Church Hall, Lewin Street, Springwood
  • Glenbrook plays Wednesday, Thursday & 3rd Sunday of the month at St Finbar's Catholic Church (church hall), 46 Levy Street Glenbrook
  • Bathurst holds sessions in Mitre St most days and also Wednesday evening.
  • Hawkesbury has daytime sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in North Richmond.
  • Windsor plays at Richmond Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings, and Saturday afternoons