Blue Mountains Bridge Club

The friendliest club in the mountains

When do we play

At the Blue Mountains Bridge Club, we play 5 times a week.
Our Session Times are

  • Monday 6:45 PM Duplicate
  • Tuesday 1:00 PM Duplicate No partner required
  • 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. The Tuesday and Friday afternoon sessions are walk-in - we will do our best to find you a partner. Guests are always welcome - although we appreciate a call to let us know you're coming. Our Tuesday and Friday sessions are a social event - it's often a good place to start if you are new to the game. Our Monday, Thursday and Saturday sessions are for the more experienced players, all are very welcome.

We are here

Get in Touch

Our club room is on Leura Mall, close to the station.
 The Spires,
 First Floor
 118-124 Leura Mall
 Leura

There’s parking right outside on Leura Mall and additional parking at the rear of the Spires.
Give either Evelyn (02 4784 3218) or Jan (02 4784 1906) a call or email us at
admin@bluemountainsbridge.com.au

Playing

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the session start times. This helps the director set up the session and ensures a prompt start.
12:45PM for afternoon sessions
6:30PM for evening sessions

Table Money

Guests $9
Members $7
Full Membership $35 annually
Associate Membership $18 annually

Results

We store every sessions results here.

Becoming a Member

Membership of the club is $35 annually. Download and complete the membership application and then email it to admin@bluemountainsbridge.com.au.

Learning Bridge

If you're keen to learn to play, or need a refresher, give one of our committee members a call and we can provide some pointers. Lessons for beginners commence 1st February at 9:30AM- see the schedule below. Evelyn (02 4784 3218) or Jan (02 4784 1906) are always happy to chat or email us at
admin@bluemountainsbridge.com.au.

Calendar of events for 2018

  • January
    Tuesday 2nd Individual Trophy starts
    Tuesday 2nd Ann Russell Novice Trophy starts
  • February
    Thursdays - Beginners Lessons commence 9:30AM
    Sunday 4th State/Country Mixed Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Saturday 10th - Red Points
    Sunday 11th - Full Day Lesson with Ed Barnes - early booking is essential
    Monday 12th Summer Pairs 1
    Thursday 15th Summer Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Saturday 17th - Improvers Lessons commence 9:30AM
    Saturday 17th Summer pairs 1
    Monday 19th Summer Pairs 2
    Thursday 22nd Summer Pairs 2
    Saturday 24th Summer Pairs 2
  • March
    Sunday 4th State/Country Mixed Pairs 2 - Red Points
    Monday 12th - Red Points
  • April
    Sunday 8th Queen of 3NT - Red Points
    Monday 9th GNOT 1
    Monday 23rd GNOT 2
    Monday 30th GNOT 3
  • May
    Thursday 3rd Bridge for Brains - Red Points
    Monday 7th Autumn Pairs 1
    Thursday 10th Autumn Pairs 1
    Saturday 12th Autumn Pairs 1
    Monday 14th Autumn Pairs 2
    Thursday 17th Autumn Pairs 2
    Saturday 19th Autumn Pairs 2
    Tuesday 29th Novice Pairs
    Thursday 31st GNOT 1
  • June
    Thursday 7th GNOT 2
    Monday 4th - Red Points
    Thursday 14th GNOT 3
    Saturday 30th - Red Points
  • July
    Mountains Teams Challenge 1st - Red Points
    Monday 9th Winter Pairs 1
    Thursday 12th Winter Pairs 1
    Saturday 14th Winter Pairs 1
    Monday 16th Winter Pairs 2
    Thursday 19th Winter Pairs 2
    Saturday 21st Winter Pairs 2
  • August
    Saturday 25th Australia Wide Open Pairs
  • September
    Saturday 1st Congress - Pairs
    Sunday 2nd Congress - Teams
    Sunday 9th GNOT Regional Final (Glenbrook)
    Tuesday 11th Under 100 MasterPoints
    Friday 14th Under 100 MasterPoints
    Thursday 20th - Red Points
  • October
    Tuesday 9th Under 100 MasterPoints
    Friday 13th Under 100 MasterPoints
    Monday 8th Spring Pairs 1
    Thursday 11th Spring Pairs 1
    Saturday 13th Spring Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Monday 15th Spring Pairs 2
    Thursday 18th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 20th Spring Pairs 2
    Monday 30th Individual Trophy ends
  • November
    Sunday 4th AGM - Red Points
    Monday 12th - Red Points
    Thursday 22nd - Red Points
    Sunday 25th Under 100 MasterPoints Regional Final (TBC)
  • December
    Saturday 1st Christmas Party and Awards Presentation - Red Points

Blue Mountains Congress

The Blue Mountains holds its annual Congress on the first weekend of September. It is a popular event that always gets booked out well in advance.
The Swiss Pairs will be held on Saturday September 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 42 tables.
Teams will be held on Sunday September 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 40 tables
You can enter by contacting Ian Maclean (congress@bluemountainsbridge.com.au or 0411 479 744) or visiting the NSWBA
Ed Barnes will again be our Director

  • The Congress is held at the Blackheath Community Centre. It is on Great Western Highway between Gardiner Crescent and Hat Hill Rd
  • Please arrive by 9:15 for registration and a welcome tea and scones.
  • Lunch is included in the entry fee; Bygone Beautys always provides a great spread. Please advise of any special requirements at least a week prior.
  • Play is expected to finish by 5PM.
  • The brochure and entry form for printing can be found here.

Lesson Schedule

We will be holding lessons for Beginners at our club rooms in Leura on Thursdays beginning February 1st. Lessons are $10 each - please pay your teacher.

You're very welcome to join either one lesson or the series.

  • Feb 15th Opening a minor & change of suit
  • Feb 22nd Responses to a suit opening & openers rebid
  • Mar 1st Strong responses & NT responses
  • Mar 8th Bidding by a passed hand/overcalls
  • Mar 15th Opening leads
  • Mar 29th Strong openings
  • Apr 5th Weak openings

Please get in touch if you'd like to learn bridge - your first lesson is complimentary. We have a friendly and experienced teacher who will teach at a pace that suits all.


Classes for Improvers will commence on Saturday 17th February at 9:30.
  • Topics TBA

Any suggestions for topics would be gratefully received

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.

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, Windsor and Penrith.

  • Blackheath plays at 9:30 on Monday mornings at the Golf Club - Contact Ross on 4787 5589 or 0400 356 824 or rhingram@bigpond.com.
  • Springwood plays Mondays and Saturdays from 12:45-4.00pm and on Thursday night from 6:45-10pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Lewin Street, Springwood
  • Windsor plays at Richmond Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings, and Saturday afternoons
  • Penrith plays 10am Monday mornings at 86 Station St PENRITH

  • Glenbrook Bridge Club at St Finbar's Catholic Church (church hall), 46 Levy Street Glenbrook on Wednesday evenings at 6.45 pm for a 7.00 pm start, Thursday afternoons at 1.15 pm for a 1.30 pm start and on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 1.15 pm for a 1.30 pm start
  • Hawkesbury has daytime sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in North Richmond.
  • Bathurst holds sessions in Mitre St most days and also Wednesday evening.