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.

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.

5 February 2019 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital and Safe Passage
 This event is running a waiting list
19 March 2019 (Tue) Chiswick Café Bridge in aid of Marfan Trust
 This event is not yet open for booking
24 April 2019 (Wed) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of TBC
 This event is not yet open for booking
30 April 2019 (Tue) Henley Café Bridge in aid of TBC
 This event is not yet open for booking
13 May 2019 (Mon) Farnham Café Bridge in aid of Samaritans
 This event will open for booking on 14th February
14 May 2019 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in The Tonsleys in aid of Save the Children
 This event is not yet open for booking
15 May 2019 (Wed) Crouch End Café Bridge in aid of TBC
 This event is not yet open for booking
22 May 2019 (Wed) Chichester Café Bridge in aid of St. Wilfrid's Hospice
 This event is not yet open for booking
18 June 2019 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge in aid of TBC
 This event is not yet open for booking
9 July 2019 (Tue) Preston Café Bridge in aid of TBC
 This event is not yet open for booking
14 September 2019 (Sat) 24th Antwerp Café Bridge
 Trip is not yet open for booking
31 October 2019 (Thu) Plockton Café Bridge Day run by Kyle of Lochalsh Bridge Club
 This event is not yet open for booking
18 November 2019 (Mon) Wimbledon Café Bridge 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

5 December 2018 (Wed) Molesey Cafe Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity  Results  Photos
26 November 2018 (Mon) Wimbledon Café Bridge Drive in aid of Orbis UK
13 November 2018 (Tue) Newark Cafe Bridge in aid of Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance
30 October 2018 (Tue) Plockton Café Bridge Day — first ever in Scotland
18 October 2018 (Thu) Abingdon Café Bridge in aid of Flexicare
16 October 2018 (Tue) Barnes Café Bridge Drive in aid of Age UK Richmond upon Thames
8 October 2018 (Mon) St. James's Bridge Drive 8
4 October 2018 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge Drive in aid of North West Surrey Samaritans
2 October 2018 (Tue) Mayor's Charity Café Bridge Epsom in aid of Mayor's Charity Fund  Photos
19 September 2018 (Wed) Trowbridge Café Bridge in aid of Town Hall Arts Trowbridge
18 September 2018 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge - Brook Green in aid of The Honeypot Children's Charity
8 September 2018 (Sat) 23rd Antwerp Café Bridge
4 August 2018 (Sat) Saturday Safari of Bridge in Esher in aid of Mayor's charity 2018-9, Elmbridge Rentstart  Results  Photos
10 July 2018 (Tue) *First Ever* Preston Café Bridge Drive in aid of The Rosemere Cancer Foundation  Results  Photos
23 June 2018 (Sat) 10th Brussels Bridge Rally
19 June 2018 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge in aid of Junior Bridge  Results  Photos
23 May 2018 (Wed) Esher Café Bridge in aid of Esher Citizens Advice  Results  Photos
16 May 2018 (Wed) Crouch End Café Bridge Drive in aid of Action for Kids  Results  Photos
1 May 2018 (Tue) Henley Café Bridge in aid of MS Research and Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children  Results  Photos
24 April 2018 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in the Tonsleys in aid of Save the Children and EBU Junior Bridge  Photos
17 April 2017 (Tue) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice  Results  Photos
17 April 2017 (Tue) Welwyn Garden City Bridge Safari in aid of Isabel Hospice  Results
6 March 2018 (Tue) Chiswick Café Bridge in aid of Marfan Trust  Results  Photos
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 (Mon) 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