Play Bridge in Canary Wharf
Welcome to the Canary Wharf Bridge players website! We'd love you to come and play bridge in Canary Wharf, London E14, with us. We play here in East London any Monday night (except Bank Holidays).
We are a very friendly, informal, mixed ability bridge circle who meet once a week for regular bridge practice. We have been steadily growing over the last few years, and are always looking for more bridge players to join us. So if you are looking for a friendly bridge group in East London, why not join us.
All levels of player are welcome. Some players come to us straight from their weekend intensive course with Ned Paul of Aces Hi! Others are very seasoned players with many years experience. Most of our players play Acol Bridge, but if you come from a different bridge background you will still be very welcome.
Once a month we host a duplicate competition against another London bridge group, which is great practice for the bigger competitions. Quite a few of us will regularly compete in a number of the other London wide Duplicate Bridge Competitions. We also field a team in the London Bridge Houses Contract Bridge Association (LBHCBA) league. Many players in our group are EBU members.
We have now started to resume Monday evening play and monthly duplicates on a very small scale. We are looking forward to welcoming more players, both old and new, as people begin to feel more confident.
Please note that whilst many of our player are active on BBO and other online platforms, as a group we do not organise any online play.
We would love you to join us.
Our Monday evening bridge sessions take place in a hotel in the heart of Canary Wharf, London E14.
And here's what you need to do if you like the idea of playing bridge in a friendly bridge club in East London (although officially we are not a "club" just a group of people who enjoying playing bridge):
Just click the button below to join our Invitation Mailing List, so that we can invite you along and send you details of location and timings. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Do I need a partner?
No you do not. Once a week we send an email to all our members asking who is available to play this week. We then do our best to manage the numbers so that we have multiples of 4 for the evening. On occasions when we are missing 1 player, we will play with a floating dummy. But it is therefore important for you to let us know if you will be coming on any given evening or not.
Most of the people in our group play Acol bridge. Players of all other conventions are welcome, but in that instance you may find it more useful to come with a partner who is familiar with your conventions.
Duplicate Bridge Competition Evenings
Whilst our Monday night bridge group in Canary Wharf is mostly informal, once a month we play a duplicate competition against another London based bridge circle. We currently average around 5 tables for this, and it is great practice ahead of the bigger competitions.
How much does it cost?
As we are not a formal club, but an informal bridge circle, we do not have any membership fees and we do not currently charge a table fee to play on standard evenings. We do ask for £5 a player on Duplicate nights towards the running of our Duplicate Competition and on very rare occasions may ask for a small contribution (usually less than £5) towards the cost of supplying/updating bidding boxes/cards etc.
Where can I learn to play ACOL Bridge?
Our group has a long-standing association with Ned Paul of Aces Hi!, who we highly recommend for any of your bridge training needs.
How can I play bridge in Canary Wharf?
Everyone is welcome!
To join us, please subscribe to the Invitation Mailing List, so we can let you know our location and manage player numbers.