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 online twice a week.


Our BBO Session Times are -
  • Wednesday 1:00 PM Duplicate No partner required

Please register at least 15 minutes before the session start (i.e. by 12:45). We will do our best to find you a partner, if you don't already have one.

Guests are always welcome - although it is essential that you contact us first so that we can add your BBO username to our list of permitted players. You will also need to purchase BBO$ beforehand. These sessions are eligible for ABF masterpoints. The clubs BBO username is vABF2020 - if you see them online you can make contact using chat.

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
  • Friday 1:00 PM Duplicate No partner required
  • Saturday 1:00 PM

Please arrive 15 minutes before session start (i.e. 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) 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

Learn to play the wonderful game of Bridge. Make new friends and enjoy new challenges. A course of 6 weekly classes commences in early April 2020. Call 0438 437 185 for details. We are an ABF Accredited Teaching Club.

Calendar of events for 2021

  • January
    Monday 11th Individual Trophy starts
    Monday 11th Ann Russell Novice Trophy starts
  • February
    Sunday 14th Katoomba RSL
    Saturday 20th Summer Pairs 1
    Monday 22nd Summer Pairs 1 Red Points
    Saturday 27th Summer Pairs 2
  • March
    Monday 1st Summer Pairs 2
    Thursday 4th Summer Pairs 1
    Sunday 14th Katoomba RSL (TBC)
    Saturday 20th Red Points
  • April
    Friday 2nd No bridge due to Easter
    Monday 5th No bridge due to Easter
    Thursday 8th Beginners Lessons commence 10.00AM
    Sunday 11th Queen of 3NT - Red Points (TBC - RSL)
    Monday 12th GNOT 1
    Monday 19th GNOT 2
    Monday 26th GNOT 3
    Thursday 29th Autumn Pairs 1
  • May
    Monday 3rd Autumn Pairs 1
    tbd 1-7 Bridge for Brains - Red Points
    Monday 3rd Autumn Pairs 1
    Thursday 6th Red Points
    Saturday 8th Autumn Pairs 1
    Sunday 9th Katoomba RSL (TBC)
    Monday 10th Autumn Pairs 2
    Saturday 15th Autumn Pairs 2
    Thursday 20th GNOT 1
    tbd 25-31 ABF Novice Pairs
    Thursday 27th GNOT 2
  • June
    Thursday 3rd GNOT 3
    Monday 7th Red Points
    Sunday 12th Katoomba RSL (TBC)
    Thursday 24th Red Points
    Saturday 26th Red Points
  • July
    Monday 5th Winter Pairs 1
    Thursday 8th Winter Pairs 1
    Saturday 10th Winter Pairs 1
    Monday 12th Winter Pairs 2
    Thursday 15th Winter Pairs 2
    Saturday 19th Winter Pairs 2
  • August
    TBC Australia Wide Open Pairs
  • September
    TBD Under 100 MasterPoints Round 1
    Thursday 16th - Red Points
    TBC - GNOT Regional Final
  • October
    TBD Under 100 MasterPoints Round 2
    Thursday 7th Spring Pairs 1
    Saturday 9th Spring Pairs 1 - Red Points
    Monday 11th Spring Pairs 1
    Thursday 14th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 16th Spring Pairs 2
    Monday 18th Spring Pairs 2
    Saturday 30th Individual Trophy ends
    Saturday 30th Ann Russell Novice Trophy ends
  • November
    Sunday 7th 12:15 TBC AGM - followed by Red Points
    TBD - UHMP Local Final
  • December
    Tuesday 7th 12PM TBC - Christmas Party and Awards Presentation

Beginners Lesson Schedule

A course of 6 weekly beginners classes commences in April 2021. Call 0438 437 185 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 RSL - 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.