Barnes Café Bridge Drive in aid of Hoopers Africa Trust

13th October 2015

The Barnes Café Bridge Drive, now in its second year, is the largest café bridge drive in the United Kingdom. Starting off in Wildwood Kitchen next to Barnes Pond, the event takes in several of Barnes' unique eateries including Olympic Studios, Sonny's Kitchen, Mara and the OSOArts café. The sun always shines, and it is impossible not to have a good time and in the company of London's friendliest bridge players.

Registration opens from 10:00 on Tuesday morning, for an 11:00 start to play. Players are issued with a movement card, and a voucher for lunch to be redeemed at their second venue. Five or six rounds are played, depending on numbers. Play is scheduled to finish just after 4pm, and the final presentation and prizegiving takes place at 4:30.

Scores are entered electronically by players in-running on their smartphones using the BriAn app-based scoring system. This allows us to announce a result very soon after the last board is played. If you have not come across BriAn before, you can find out more here.

Thanks to the goodwill of the venues, we have been able to maintain last year's price of £25 per player. You can sign up using the electronic card payment form linked to below, or print out an entry form and send it to the organizers by post along with a cheque or BACS payment. A short walking route is available for less mobile players or those using wheelchairs.

Please contact us with any questions about the event. We look forward to welcoming you on 13th October.

Emma Forbes ( and Victor Lesk (

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