Café Bridge webpages

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Welcome to brianbridge.net's café bridge pages. Here you can find information about café bridge, as well as a schedule of of café bridge drives and bridge rallies happening around London, the south-east of England, and neighbouring countries.

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What is Café Bridge?

A typical café bridge event is a duplicate pairs bridge game set up over multiple cafés and restaurants. Pairs move to a new venue after each round, guided by a movement card or roadbook, while board sets remain on their starting tables throughout. The registration fee typically covers vouchers which are valid for refreshments at the venues, either for a single lunch or for a drink at each stop, depending on the style of event.

Café bridge has a social component, whether by raising money for a good cause, attracting sponsorship for bridge from regional institutions, or gaining custom for local businesses. Café drives also help make bridge visible to the wider public, thereby encouraging more people to consider taking it up.

Café bridge schedule

This is a list of upcoming café bridge events which I have become aware of. I am involved in some of them as an organizer, scorer or participant. If you are organizing a café bridge event, I would be delighted to list it here; feel free to pass on the information.

6 March 2018 (Tue) Chiswick Café Bridge in aid of Marfan Trust
 This event is now running a waiting list
17 April 2017 (Tue) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice
 Now accepting bookings
17 April 2017 (Tue) Welwyn Garden City Bridge Safari in aid of Isabel Hospice
 Now accepting bookings
24 April 2018 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in the Tonsleys in aid of Save the Children and EBU Junior Bridge
 Now accepting bookings
1 May 2018 (Tue) Henley Café Bridge in aid of MS Research and Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children
 Now accepting bookings ‐ form available from henleycafebridge@gmail.com
16 May 2018 (Wed) Crouch End Café Bridge Drive in aid of Action for Kids
 Now accepting bookings
23 May 2018 (Wed) Esher Café Bridge in aid of Esher Citizens Advice
 Now accepting bookings
19 June 2018 (Tue) 3rd Richmond Café Bridge Drive in aid of Junior Bridge
 This event will open for booking in mid-March
23 June 2018 (Sat) 9th Brussels Bridge Rally
 This event is not yet open for booking
10 July 2018 (Tue) *First Ever* Preston Café Bridge Drive in aid of The Rosemere Cancer Foundation
 Now accepting bookings
TBC Surbiton Café Bridge in support of TBC
8 September 2018 (Sat) 23rd Antwerp Café Bridge
4 October 2018 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge Drive in aid of TBC
16 October 2018 (Tue) Barnes Café Bridge Drive in aid of Hoopers Africa Trust
 This event is not yet open for booking
26 November 2018 (Mon) Wimbledon Café Bridge Drive in aid of Orbis UK
 This event is not yet open for booking

How should I or my club go about organizing a café bridge drive?

Please visit my resource page here.


Past Café bridge events

This is a list of links to some café bridge events which have occurred in the past. My records start in summer 2015.

2018

6 February 2018 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of The Down's Syndrome Association  Results

2017

27 November 2017 (Mon) Wimbledon Café Bridge Drive in aid of Orbis UK  Photos
16 October 2017 (Mon) Esher Café Bridge in aid of The Princess Alice Hospice  Photos
9 October 2017 (Tue) St. James's Bridge Drive 7
5 October 2017 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of LinkAble and Breast Cancer Now  Photos
12 September 2017 (Tue) London Metropolitan Bridge Association Café Bridge - Brook Green in aid of Mind  Photos
9 September 2017 (Sat) 22nd Antwerp Café Bridge
6 Sep 2017 (Wed) Oxford High Street Cafe Bridge as part of Oxford Festival of Bridge  
8 Aug 2017 (Tue) Surbiton Café Bridge in support of Surbiton Rotary local charities and African Vision Malawi  Photos
20 July 2017 (Thu) Hitchin Café Bridge  
20 June 2017 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge Drive  Photos
10 June 2017 (Sat) 9th Brussels Bridge Rally
10 May 2017 (Wed) Crouch End Café Bridge Drive in aid of Action for Kids  Photos
25 April 2017 (Tue) London Metropolitan Bridge Association Wandsworth Café Bridge in aid of Save the Children and the English Bridge Union  Photos
4 April 2017 (Tue) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of Beaumond House Hospice
7 February 2017 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of Teddington Old People's Welfare Association  Photos
24 January 2017 (Tue) Chiswick Café Bridge in aid of Marfan Trust  Photos

2016

28 November 2016 (Mon) Wimbledon Café Bridge Drive in aid of Orbis UK  Photos
18 October 2016 (Tue) Barnes Café Bridge Drive in aid of Hoopers Africa Trust  Photos
10 October 2016 (Tue) St. James's Bridge Drive 6
06 October 2016 (Thu) Barnt Green Café Bridge in aid of Children in Need
29 September 2016 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young and Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice  Photos
10 September 2016 (Sat) 21st Antwerp Café Bridge
06 September 2016 (Tue) London Metropolitan Bridge Association Café Bridge - Brook Green in aid of Cancer Research UK  Photos
01 August 2016 (Mon) Chiswick Café Bridge Drive in aid of Breast Cancer Haven  Photos
21 July 2016 (Thu) Sun Street Café Bridge (Hitchin) in aid of The Hitchin Initiative
21 June 2016 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge Drive  Photos
11 June 2016 (Sat) 8th Brussels Bridge Rally
4 May 2016 (Wed) Crouch End Café Bridge Drive in support of Action for Kids  Photos
19 April 2016 (Tue) London Metropolitan Bridge Association Café Bridge in The Tonsleys in aid of Age UK Wandsworth  Photos
12 April 2016 (Tue) Nottingham Café Bridge  Photos
2 February 2016 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of Teddington and Hampton Wick Voluntary Care

2015

13 October 2015 (Tue) Barnes Café Bridge Drive in aid of Hoopers Africa Trust  Photos
6 October 2015 (Tue) Newark Café Bridge in aid of Beaumond House Hospice
5 October 2015 (Mon) St. James's Bridge Drive 5
24 September 2015 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young and Shooting Star Chase Children's hospice
15 September 2015 (Tue) London Metropolitan Bridge Association Café Bridge in Clapham
12 September 2015 (Sat) 20th Antwerp Café Bridge  Photos
16 July 2015 (Thu) Hitchin Festival Café Bridge