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 are usually held on Thursdays 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 2019

  • January
    Tuesday 1st Individual Trophy starts
    Tuesday 1st Ann Russell Novice Trophy starts
  • February
    Thursdays - Beginners Lessons commence 9:30AM
    Sunday 3rd State/Country Mixed Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Thursaday 7th - Beginners Lessons commence 9:30AM
    Saturday 9th - Red Points
    Monday 11th Summer Pairs 1
    Thursday 14th Summer Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Saturday 16th Summer pairs 1
    Monday 18th Summer Pairs 2
    Thursday 21st Summer Pairs 2
    Saturday 23rd Summer Pairs 2
  • March
    Sunday 3rd State/Country Mixed Pairs 2 - Red Points
    Monday 11th - Red Points
  • April
    Date TBC - Full Day Lesson with Ed Barnes - early booking is essential
    Sunday 7th Queen of 3NT - Red Points
    Monday 8th GNOT 1
    Monday 15th GNOT 2
    Friday 19th No bridge due to Easter
    Monday 22nd No bridge due to Easter
    Monday 29th GNOT 3
  • May
    Thursday 2nd Bridge for Brains - Red Points
    Monday 6th Autumn Pairs 1
    Thursday 9th Autumn Pairs 1
    Saturday 11th Autumn Pairs 1
    Monday 13th Autumn Pairs 2
    Thursday 16th Autumn Pairs 2
    Saturday 18th Autumn Pairs 2
    Tuesday 28th Novice Pairs
    Thursday 30th GNOT 1
  • June
    Thursday 6th GNOT 2
    Monday 3rd - Red Points
    Thursday 13th GNOT 3
    Saturday 29th - Red Points
    Mountains Teams Challenge/Country Open Pairs Qualifier 30th - Red Points
  • July
    Monday 8th Winter Pairs 1
    Thursday 11th Winter Pairs 1
    Saturday 13th Winter Pairs 1
    Monday 15th Winter Pairs 2
    Thursday 18th Winter Pairs 2
    Saturday 20th Winter Pairs 2
  • August
    Date TBC - Full Day Lesson with Ed Barnes - early booking is essential
    TBC Australia Wide Open Pairs
    Saturday 31st Congress - Pairs
    Saturday 31st - No bridge session at The Spires
  • September
    Sunday 1st Congress - Teams
    Tuesday 17th Under 100 MasterPoints Round 1
    Thursday 19th - Red Points
    TBC - GNOT Regional Final
  • October
    Tuesday 8th Under 100 MasterPoints Round 2
    Thursday 10th Spring Pairs 1
    Saturday 12th Spring Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Monday 14th Spring Pairs 1
    Thursday 17th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 19th Spring Pairs 2
    Monday 21st Spring Pairs 2
    Monday 29th Individual Trophy ends
    Monday 29th Ann Russell Novice Trophy ends
  • November
    Sunday 3rd 12:15 TBC AGM - followed by Red Points
    Monday 11th - Red Points
    Sat/Sun 23rd/24th Country Open Pairs Final - Sydney
  • December
    TBC - Under 100 MasterPoints Regional Final
    Tuesday 3rd 12PM TBC - Christmas Party and Awards Presentation

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 August 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 42 tables.
Teams will be held on Sunday September 1, 2019 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 can be found here.

Lesson Schedule

We will be holding lessons for Beginners at our club rooms in Leura on Thursdays beginning September 6th - 9:30 start. Eight lessons cost $80 - please pay in advance to your teacher. If you wish to join in at this late stage contact Pamela on 0478220748 or Jan before 12th September.

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.