Suffolk Bridge Clubs

All the clubs below play duplicate bridge and where other forms of the game are available, Chicago, rubber social etc., these are indicated in the expanded text. Where a lower-case day of week is next to the club name there is an afternoon session, upper-case implies an evening game.

Click on the expand icons » for each club's details. If the club secretary's name is a link, you can start an email by clicking it. There are shortcuts to the website of affiliated clubs from our front page.

Affiliated Clubs

»AbbeygateMTW––––
Venue
Nowton Court
Nowton Road
Bury IP29 5LU
Session 1
Monday 7:00 pm
Session 2
Tuesday [Friendly Duplicate] 7:00 pm
Session 3
Wednesday [Play & Learn] 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 07946 039920
Visitors / Host
Always welcome. We advise novice players and those new to duplicate bridge to come on Tuesdays initially
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/abbeygate
»Aldeburgh–T–––––
Venue
The Fairfield Centre
Fairfield Road
Aldeburgh
IP15 5JS
Session 1
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 01728 452059
Visitors / Host
Visitors welcome
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/aldeburgh
»Bury St.Edmunds–––T–––
Venue
Southgate Community Centre
Caie Walk
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 2PJ
Session 1
Thursday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 01284 754189
Visitors / Host
Check for space, contact the club partner broker Mary Knight on 01359 242782
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/bury
»Clacton Contract––W–F––
Venue
17 Fiske Court
Beach Road
Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 1UF (Access also via Rosemary Road)
Session 1
Wednesday 6:45 pm
Session 2
Friday 6:45 pm
Secretary
– 01255 851406
Visitors / Host
We are actively seeking new members and all standards of play are welcome. We are always happy to find you a partner: Wednesdays please contact Jenny Gittins (01255 423254), Fridays, Colin Bruce (01255 861128).
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/clactoncontract
»Clare DuplicateM––––––
Venue
The Old School
Clare
CO10 8PX
Session 1
Monday 7:15 pm
Secretary
– 01284 386444
Visitors / Host
Always welcome – phone Jenny Morley if you need a partner on 01787 247351
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/clare
»Colchester Duplicate–T–––––
Venue
St Johns and Highwood Community Centre
Colchester
CO4 9SR
Session 1
Tuesday 7:15 pm
Secretary
– 01206 331599
Visitors / Host
Host available on most club evenings. Contact host secretary, Vicky Potter on 01206 501622
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/colchester
»DebenM––––––
Venue
Playford Village Hall
Butt Road
Playford
Ipswich
IP6 9DR
Session 1
Monday 7:00 pm
Secretary
Lynette Chapman – 01473 738510
Visitors / Host
Visitors welcome by prior arrangement, host available
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/deben
»Felixstowe–t–––––
Venue
Royal British Legion Club
31 Mill Lane
Felixstowe
IP11 2NL
Session 1
Tuesday 2:00 pm
Secretary
– 01473 727537
Visitors / Host
Always Welcome, contact club secretary for details
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/felixstowe
»FramlinghamM–w––––
Venue
Conservative Club
Framlingham
IP13 9BH
Session 1
Monday 7:00 pm
Session 2
Wednesday [social] 2:00 pm
Secretary
– 01728 602938
Visitors / Host
Contact the Club Secretary, but you can just turn up on the day (we have a host system)
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/framlingham
»Frinton DuplicateM––––––
Venue
Read Health House
23 The Esplanade
Frinton-on-Sea
CO13 9AU
Session 1
Monday 6:45 pm
Secretary
– 01255 676433
Visitors / Host
Always welcome, we will do our best to find partners, contact Julie Menzies on 01255 852481
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/frinton
»HadleighMt–––––
Venue
Hadleigh Football Club
Tinkers Lane
Hadleigh
IP7 5NG
Session 1
Monday 7:00 pm
Session 2
Tuesday [Chicago] 2:00 pm
Secretary
Visitors / Host
Guests welcome, please call in advance to avoid clashes with occasional member-only competitions
Website
http://www.bridgewebs.com/hadleigh/
»Heritage Coast––w––––
Venue
Community Centre
King George's Avenue
Leiston
IP16 4JX
Session 1
Wednesday 1:15 pm
Secretary
– 01728 768479
Visitors / Host
Always welcome – for partners contact Mrs Maureen Harris on 01728 833371
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/heritagecoast
»Ipswich & Kesgrave–––T–––
Venue
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
Kesgrave
Ipswich
IP5 1JF
Session 1
Thursday 7:00 pm
Secretary
Visitors / Host
Host available, but please arrive by 18:55
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/ipswich
»Ipswich HospitalsM––––––
Venue
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
Kesgrave
Ipswich
IP5 1JF
Session 1
Monday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 01473 624006
Visitors / Host
The club runs a host system; turn up or contact Joan Mayhew on 01473 624006
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/ihbc
»Little Clacton–––t–––
Venue
Little Clacton Youth & Community Hall (Plough Corner)
Session 1
Thursday 2:00 pm
Secretary
– 01255 831210
Visitors / Host
Partners found, host available
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/littleclacton
»Newmarket–––T–––
Venue
The Stables
High Street
Newmarket
Session 1
Thursday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 01353 663324
»Stansfield–T–t–––
Venue
Stansfield Village Hall
Session 1
Thursday
Session 2
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 01440 785840
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/stansfield
»Stowmarket––W–f––
Venue
St. Mary's Hall in Windermere Road
Stowmarket
Session 1
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Session 2
Friday 2:00 pm
Session 3
Chicago on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at members' houses and is arranged in advance.
Secretary
– 01449 612357
Visitors / Host
Contact the Secretary on 01449 612357, please arrive at 1:45 for afternoon sessions
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/stowmarket
»Stratford St Mary––W––––
Venue
St Johns and Highwood Community Centre
Colchester
CO4 9SR
Session 1
Wednesday 7:15 pm
Secretary
– 01206 331599
Visitors / Host
Space is limited so visitors please call Graham Boutell on 01206 242501 likewise if looking for a partner
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/stratfordstmary
»Sudbury Contract––––F––
Venue
The Christopher Centre
10 Gainsborough St
Sudbury CO10 2EU
Session 1
Friday 7:15 pm
Secretary
Visitors / Host
Visitors welcome but will individual players first call Sue Flin on 01787 280539
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/sudbury/
»WoodbridgeM––––––
Venue
Community Hall
Station Road
Woodbridge IP12 4AU
Session 1
Monday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 07789 597352
Visitors / Host
Always welcome – the club operates a host system
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/woodbridge

Other Clubs

»Colchester Castle–t–t–––
Venue
The Quaker Meeting House
6 Church Street
Colchester CO1 1NF
Session 1
Tuesday 1:30 pm
Session 2
Thursday 9:30 am
Secretary
– 07599 285623
»DebenhamM––––––
Venue
Debenham Community and Leisure Centre
Session 1
Monday 7:30 pm
Secretary
– 01359 240259
Visitors / Host
Visitors welcome, contact Judith Guy on 01728 860302 or John Gibson
»Eye––w––––
Venue
The Moors Public House / Eye Community Centre
Session 1
Wednesday 1:45 pm
Secretary
– 01379 870853
Visitors / Host
Please bring a partner. For details and directions contact Mike Barr or Kate Walshe on 01379 870580
»Frinton Charity––w–––s
Venue
Frinton Tennis Club
36 Holland Road
Frinton-on-Sea
CO13 9ES
Session 1
Wednesday 12:30 pm
Session 2
Sunday: first of each month only 12:45 pm
Secretary
– 01255 852481
Visitors / Host
Always welcome, a host will be available every week (note prompt start and finish by 4:00pm)
Website
www.bridgewebs.com/frintoncharity
»LanghamM––––––
Venue
Langham Community Centre
Session 1
Monday evening
Secretary
– 01206 322301
»Martlesham––w––––
Venue
Pavilion near Douglas Bader public house
Session 1
Wednesday
Secretary
– 01473 727539
»MerseaM–w––––
Venue
The MICA Community centre
Session 1
Monday evening
Session 2
Wednesday afternoon
Secretary
– 01206 385660
»Stoke by Nayland–––t–––
Venue
Stoke by Nayland Village Hall
CO6 4QW
Session 1
Thursday 1:45 pm
Secretary
Roger Loose – 01787 210538
»Tally Ho–––T–––
Venue
Kingsland Church
86 London Road
Lexden
Colchester CO3 9DW
Session 1
Thursday 7:00 pm
Secretary
– 01206 322209
»UffordM––––––
Venue
Village Hall on recreation ground
Session 1
Monday evening
Secretary
Bernard Priestley – 01473 625439
»Withersfield––w––––
Venue
Withersfield Village Hall
Session 1
Wednesday
Secretary
Marion Holloway – 01440 783312
»Woolpit Friendly Group–––T–––
Venue
The Woolpit Institute
Woolpit
Session 1
Thursday 7:00 pm
Secretary
Mary Knight – 01359 242782
Visitors / Host
Always welcome but please come with a partner and arrive by 18:50

Affiliation

Bridge is organised in England by the English Bridge Union.

Affiliated clubs guarantee uniformity of Laws and playing conditions (direction, alerting, explanations, announcing etc.) so you can be sure of similar experience at the table. Playing at and being a member of an affiliated club will make you a member of the EBU.

Not all clubs are affiliated; some are small and find the administration unwieldy, some are politically opposed, others are part of bridge schools. These are listed under 'Other Clubs' below.

Suffolk…?

The formation in 1980 of the Suffolk association filled in a blank on the map.

However, it not only included geographic Suffolk but portions of North Essex which are better connected to Suffolk (via the A12) than to the Essex heartlands. As specific consequence of that you will find Colchester clubs listed here. On the northern borders some clubs remained part of Norfolk, for example Bungay.