Welcome to Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club

Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union, and plays in the East District. It has two teams which play in the East District League.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, there will be no further meetings of the club until the beginning of next season in September.

The club meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from September to May. Play starts promptly at 7pm, so players should be there no later than 6.50pm. 

During the summer the club meets on Thursday evenings (less experienced players very welcome and there is a host).


Visitors are very welcome - if you need a partner, or teammates on team nights, contact Christine McCreath on 01289 386302 or by email.

BBO for club members

In the current climate many members are playing on Bridge Base Online (BBO). Paul has written an introduction to playing on BBO, including many short videos, at https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/bbo. There is also a list of members who are happy to help, including their usernames.

There will be organised team matches for club members on Thursday afternoons for the foreseeable future. Everyone is welcome and they are intended to be fun, not just for the more experienced players. Please let Paul know if you wish to participate.

On Tuesday afternoons will be a match at 2pm with Berwick playing a 12-board match against another club, involving 8-16 players per team. Afterwards, probably around 3.30pm, I will go through the hands in an open forum (teaching table) and discuss what I think could have happened. I will not be examing any pair's results, so the players do not need to be concerned, but I will comment on any problems that they found in the hands if they ask me (for a public comment).

I hope this will be an interactive session and I'd encourage everyone to come along and participate. I'm not really teaching but I expect to chat for about an hour. In the past the more you put into these sessions the more you get out. It is open to everyone on BBO.

You need to register to play in tournaments and it is first come, first served. Seats cannout be reserved in advance. Registration opens two hours before the tournament starts. We have never run out of seats!

Tuesday 4 August, 2-4.30pm - 16-board matchpoint pairs tournament

Thursday 6 August, 2-4.30pm - Paul's Play and Learn tournament followed by Zoom review

Saturday 8 August, 11-12.30pm - NO TOURNAMENT

Tuesday 11 August, 10.30-1pm - Match against Beaumont, South Australia, followed by Zoom review

Thursday 13 August, 2-4.30pm - Match against South Africa followed by Zoom review

Saturday 15 August, 11-12.30pm - 12-board matchpoint pairs tournament


12-board pairs tournament every Saturday at 11am (excluding 8 August)

All BBO results can now be found on the main results page.

Winning tactics

Paul describes the scoring used in all the club and league competitions - pairs, teams, match points, cross imps, aggregate scoring - and how you should change your tactics depending on the format in this news item.

For those who are less experienced at cross imp pairs, there is a short explanation of what is a good score.

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Trophy Winners 2018-19

Photograph courtesy of Paul Gipson

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Forthcoming events


To borrow a book contact Jo Rowley, or simply fill your name in the borrowers book - the books are in the cupboard. The most recent additions are five books by Andrew Robson.

Book list


Thursday nights are traditionally Improvers' nights and a handicap system is operated. Handicaps are based on a formula that uses results for the past three seasons (excluding summer bridge).

Handicaps for the 2019-20 season 

2019-20 Tom Woodman team handicaps

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