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DKUK Bridge Club – October gathering

14 October 2021
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The Association's Bridge Club is back (!) and meets for duplicate bridge on the second Thursday in the month.

14 October 2021
11:00 – 17:00
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
8 Northumberland Avenue
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There is no fee involved, however, the set two-course lunch at Boyds with coffee/tea afterwards is payable on the day.

Many fellow members are keen bridge players and have been yearning to get back together, meeting in person for some great company, having a laugh, and a good game. The Association’s Bridge group usually meets  for  duplicate bridge on the second Thursday in the month  from 11.00  to 17.00, and DKUK Member facilities Club Quarters Trafalgar Square, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.

Do you know the rules of playing “duplicate bridge” and a member of the Association you shall be most welcome to join in. This is a social gathering around a game of cards, with a lunch break in Boyds Wine Bar & Grill, before second half start.

Practical details:

  • You are welcome on your own or with your playing partner, and Aase will plan the tables accordingly
  • Fee: Free to attend
  • Food: Two course lunc at Boyds Wine Bar & Grill with coffee/tea afterwards is payable on the day
  • Time and date: 11.00 – 17.00, Thursday 9th September. (unfortunately the August gathering was cancelled)
  • Venue: Club Quarters Trafalgar Square, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London (MAP)
  • Sign up: Latest 1 week prior by 14nd September with email to Kirsten Mares

Our Bridge club is a very successful group that has met many years lead. Please contact Kirsten directly for further details and in order to sign up.

Health and Safety

Together with Club Quarters we are committed to keeping you safe and details of the pandemic measures put in place can be found here. Members are required to wear masks while on the premises and scan the NHS tracking app upon arrival.

What is Bridge?

According to Britannica – Bridge, the card game derived from whist, through the earlier variants bridge whist and auction bridge. The essential features of all bridge games, as of whist, are that four persons play, two against two as partners; a standard 52-card deck of playing cards is dealt out one at a time, clockwise around the table, so that each player holds 13 cards; and the object of play is to win tricks, each trick consisting of one card played by each player.

Duplicate bridge
The purpose of duplicate bridge is to eliminate, as nearly as possible, the element of luck from the game. After the usual deal and auction, the four players in playing their cards do not gather them up as tricks; instead, each shows the card he plays, then turns it down and keeps it on the table in front of him.

For the full story behind the game visit Britannica – the sourice of this brief intro to the game of Bridge – https://www.britannica.com/topic/bridge-card-game

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