The British Club Bridge section saw an enormous change to its life in 2006, when, after years of playing friendly (non-competitive) bridge on a Tuesday evening and seeing numbers dwindle to two tables or less, the Section re-invented itself with weekly Duplicate Bridge Tournament, nicknamed by Outpost as “Unfriendly Bridge”!
Duplicate Bridge is played on preset sets of cards with teams playing either North-South or East-West and moving up or down tables each set. No talking is permitted (except when bidding), guaranteed no cheating and certainly someone excellent ‘Hostile Bridge’. As with all games of Bridge, one person each game is ‘The Dummy’ so is free to go and get more drinks!
Organisers Winlock and Charlene Hsu welcomed 72 guest players to the opening tournament on Sunday 1st October 2006 and the Section has never looked back. The opening tournament was supported both in numbers and in practical help by the Contract Bridge League of Thailand, and supported in person by their President, Admiral Prasert Boonsong MNLA, who was from 2000-2002 Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy. A very successful start to the section’s new life, which now sees itself listed as a regular weekly event of the Contract Bridge League (save for the last Sunday of each month).
Each Sunday British Club Bridge players, and invited guests, meet in the Suriwongse Room or Wordsworth Lounge for three hours plus of highly competitive Contract Bridge under the watchful eye of Section Chairman Jeremy Watson (who is certified by the American Bridge Association). The afternoon is followed by dinner in The Churchill Bar to make a complete event.
Each week we have around eight to ten tables (up to 40 people) with half staying on to join everyone for enjoyment of the Club’s cuisine in the evening.
The British Club Open Pairs Tournament will now beheld EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON (except the last Sunday of the Month) from 3pm with a fee of 100 Baht per person.
Contact: Winlock Hsu
Telephone: 08 1811 9675
Contact: Charlene Hsu
Telephone: 08 1836 9436