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 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
Note that all sessions and lessons are cancelled between 18th March and 15th April 2020 due to COVID-19 at the recommendation of ABF

Please arrive 15 minutes before session start (6:30 or 12:45). 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, however, 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.
Arrive by 12:45PM for afternoon sessions and 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.

Beginner’s Lessons

Starting Thurs 6th February 2020 @ 10.00am Learn to play the wonderful game of Bridge. Make new friends and enjoy new challenges. A course of 6 weekly classes commences 6th Feb 2020. Call 0411 479744 for details. We are an ABF Accredited Teaching Club.

Improver+ Lessons

Continuing Tues 4th February 2020 @ 11.00am for 1.5 hours at Leura. Call/text 0438 437 185 for details
  • 4th Feb: TBD

Calendar of events for 2020

  • January
    Thursday 2nd Individual Trophy starts
    Thursday 2nd Ann Russell Novice Trophy starts
  • February
    Sunday 2nd State/Country Mixed Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Thursday 6th - Beginners Lessons commence 10.00AM
    Saturday 8th - Red Points
    Monday 10th Summer Pairs 1
    Thursday 13th Summer Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Saturday 15th Summer pairs 1
    Monday 17th Summer Pairs 2
    Thursday 20th Summer Pairs 2
    Saturday 22nd Summer Pairs 2
  • March
    Sunday 1st State/Country Mixed Pairs 2 - Red Points
    Monday 9th - Red Points
  • April
    Sunday 5th Queen of 3NT - Red Points - postponed
    Monday 6th GNOT 1 ($1 extra) - postponed
    Friday 10th No bridge due to Easter
    Monday 13th No bridge due to Easter
    Monday 20th GNOT 2 ($1 extra)
    Monday 27th GNOT 3 ($1 extra)
    Thursday 30th Autumn Pairs 1
  • May
    Monday 4th Autumn Pairs 1
    Thursday 7th Bridge for Brains - Red Points
    Saturday 9th Autumn Pairs 1
    Monday 11th Autumn Pairs 2
    Thursday 14th Autumn Pairs 2
    Saturday 16th Autumn Pairs 2
    Tuesday 26th Novice Pairs
    Thursday 28th GNOT 1 ($1 extra)
  • June
    Monday 1st - Red Points
    Thursday 4th GNOT 2 ($1 extra)
    Thursday 11th GNOT 3 ($1 extra)
    Saturday 27th - Red Points
    Sunday 28th Mountains Teams Challenge/Country Open Pairs Qualifier - Red Points
  • July
    Monday 6th 9:30AM Directors Course $55
    Monday 6th Winter Pairs 1
    Thursday 9th Winter Pairs 1
    Saturday 11th Winter Pairs 1
    Monday 13th Winter Pairs 2
    Thursday 16th Winter Pairs 2
    Saturday 18th Winter Pairs 2
  • August
    TBC Australia Wide Open Pairs
  • September
    Saturday 5th Congress - Pairs
    Saturday 5th - No bridge session at The Spires
    Sunday 6th Congress - Teams
    Tuesday 15th Under 100 MasterPoints Round 1
    Thursday 17th - Red Points
    TBC - GNOT Regional Final
  • October
    Tuesday 6th Under 100 MasterPoints Round 2
    Thursday 8th Spring Pairs 1
    Saturday 10th Spring Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Monday 12th Spring Pairs 1
    Thursday 15th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 17th Spring Pairs 2
    Monday 19th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 31st Individual Trophy ends
    Saturday 31st Ann Russell Novice Trophy ends
  • November
    Sunday 1st 12:15 TBC AGM - followed by Red Points
    Monday 9th - Red Points
    Tue 24th - UHMP Local Final
  • December
    Tuesday 8th 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 September 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 40 tables.
Teams will be held on Sunday September 6, 2020 9:30 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 on Saturday or 8:45 on Sunday for registration and a welcome tea and scones.
  • Play is expected to finish by 5PM.
  • The brochure can be found here.
  • Kindly sponsored by Bendigo Bank Katoomba, BMCC, Carrington Hotel, TBIB and Cancer Council

Beginners Lesson Schedule

A course of 6 weekly beginners classes commences Thursday 6th February at 10AM. Call 0411 479744 for details.

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.