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 further afield.

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.

If you would like to receive occasional cafe bridge event email updates, please E-mail me (Victor Lesk) at brianplaysbridge@gmail.com.

10‐14 June 2024 (Mon-Thu) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿  Scotland Trip: Café Bridge Prestwick and Strathaven  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
 Now accepting bookings
 includes: 11th June (Tue)  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Prestwick Café Bridge Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 in aid of Ayrshire Hospice
 Scotland-based players please book direct here
 includes: 12th June (Weds)  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Strathaven Café Bridge 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 in aid of Health Help International  
 Scotland-based players please book direct here
18th June 2024 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge in aid of Princess Alice Hospice 
 Now accepting bookings
24th June 2024 (Mon) Wimbledon Village Summer Café Bridge in aid of BRIGHT Cancer Care 
 This event has been cancelled

 Now accepting bookings
17th July 2024 (Weds) Parsons Green Café Bridge in aid of Hammersmith and Fulham Giving 
 This event has been cancelled

 Now accepting bookings
14th August 2024 (Weds) Molesey Summer Café Bridge in aid of Momentum 
 This event has been cancelled

 Pre-registration open, email michael@picturehouse.org
31st August 2024 (Sat) Perth Café Bridge in aid of Cancer Research UK 
 Now accepting bookings
9‐16 September 2024 Bridge It's a Big Deal — EBU and SBU Festivals
 includes: 5th Sep (Thu) Barnt Green Café Bridge in aid of Cancer Research UK 
 All expressions of interest to Richard Jephcott, Worcestershire festival organizer
 includes: 10th Sep (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in Chiswick in aid of Cancer Research UK 
 This event is not yet open for booking
 includes: 11th Sep (Weds) Farnham Café Bridge in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice 
 Pre-registration open, email michael@picturehouse.org
 includes: 12th Sep (Thu) Pershore Café Bridge in aid of Cancer Research UK 
 All expressions of interest to Richard Jephcott, Worcestershire festival organizer
19th September 2024 (Thu) Cromarty Café Bridge in aid of Alzheimer Scotland 
 This event is not yet open for booking
19th September 2024 (Thu) Bury St. Edmunds Café Bridge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care 
 This event is not yet open for booking
3rd October 2024 (Thu) Guildford Autumn Café Bridge in aid of The Halow Project 
 Pre-registration open, email michael@picturehouse.org
21‐24 October 2024 (Mon-Thu) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿  Scotland Trip: Café Bridge Dunkeld and Plockton  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
 Trip is not yet open for booking
 includes: 22nd Oct (Tue)  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 CaféBridge Dunkeld and Birnam 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 in aid of Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance 
 Scotland-based players please book direct here
 includes: 24th Oct (Thu)  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 CaféBridge Plockton 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 in aid of Rag Tag and Textile 
 Scotland-based players please book direct here
17th November 2024 (Sun) Bridport Café Bridge in aid of The Prout Bridge Project and West Dorset Wilding 
 Now accepting bookings

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.

14th May 2024 (Tue) Hatch End Café Bridge Results Photos
8th May 2024 (Weds) Guildford Spring Café Bridge Results Photos
23rd April 2024 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in the Tonsleys Results Photos
21st April 2024 (Sun) Stroud Café Bridge Results Photos
16th April 2024 (Tue) Molesey Spring Café Bridge Results Photos
19th February 2024 (Mon) Wimbledon Village Spring Café Bridge Results Photos
6th February 2024 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge Results Photos

2023

6th December 2023 (Wed) Molesey Winter Café Bridge Results Photos
19th November 2023 (Sun) Bridport Café Bridge Results Photos
15th November 2023 (Wed) Godalming Café Bridge Results Photos Commentary
7th November 2023 (Tue) Newark Café Bridge Results
26th October 2023 (Thu) CaféBridge Plockton Results Photos Commentary
24th October 2023 (Tue) CaféBridge Dunkeld Results Photos Commentary
16th October 2023 (Mon) Wimbledon Village Autumn Café Bridge Results Photos
12th October 2023 (Thu) Barnt Green Café Bridge Results
5th October 2023 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge Results Photos Commentary
19th September 2023 (Tue) Epsom Café Bridge Results
12th September 2023 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in Chiswick Results Photos
6th September 2023 (Wed) Kenilworth Café Bridge
19th August 2023 (Sat) Perth Café Bridge Results Photos
16 August 2023 (Wed) Molesey Summer Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity Results 
20th June 2023 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge in aid of Integrated Neurological Services Results Photos
14th June 2023 (Wed) Wimbledon Village Café Bridge in aid of BRIGHT Cancer Care Results Photos
7th June 2023 (Wed) Strathaven Café Bridge in aid of Health Help International Results Photos
6 June 2023 (Tue) Prestwick Café Bridge in aid of Ayrshire Hospice Results Photos
17th May 2023 (Wed) Hatch End Café Bridge in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust Results Photos
26 April 2023 (Wed) Molesey Spring Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity Results Photos
18th April 2023 (Tue) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice Results
18th April 2023 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in the Tonsleys in aid of Médecins sans Frontières Results Photos
28th March 2023 (Tue) Epsom Café Bridge in aid of The Mayor of Epsom + Ewell's Rainbow Charity Appeal Results Photos
14 March 2023 (Tue) Beckenham Café Bridge in aid of St. Christopher's Hospice Results Photos
7 Februrary 2023 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of The Trussell Trust and Princess Alice Hospice Results Photos

2022

8 December 2022 (Thu) Molesey Winter Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Childrens' Charity Results
8 November 2022 (Tue) Newark Café Bridge in aid of Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance Results Photos
27 October 2022 (Thu) Dunkeld Café Bridge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Results Photos
25 October 2022 (Tue) Plockton Café Bridge Day in aid of Rag Tag and Textile Results Photos
6 October 2022 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of Ukraine and the Fountain Centre Results
13 October 2022 (Thu) Beckenham Café Bridge in aid of St. Christopher's Hospice Results
28 September 2022 (Weds) Molesey Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity  Results  Photos
13 September 2022 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in Chiswick in aid of Médecins sans Frontières  Results
8 September 2022 (Thu) West Wickham Café Bridge in aid of St. Christopher's Hospice Results
15 June 2022 (Weds) Radlett Café Bridge in aid of New Tricks Results  Photos
19 April 2022 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in The Tonsleys in aid of the Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal Results
8 Februrary 2022 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of The Trussell Trust and Princess Alice Hospice Results

2021

9 December 2021 (Thu) Molesey Winter Café Bridge Results
29 October 2021 (Fri) Plockton Café Bridge Day Results
12 October 2021 (Tue) Beckenham Café Bridge in aid of St Christopher's Hospice Results Photos
7 October 2021 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of The Fountain Centre Results
14 September 2021 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in The Tonsleys in aid of Mary's Living and Giving Shop
21 July 2021 (Wed) Molesey Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity Results

2020

25 February 2020 (Tue) Mayor's Charity Café Bridge Epsom in aid of Girlguiding Results  Photos
4 February 2020 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of Age UK Richmond upon Thames and the Trussell Trust  Results  Photos
21 January 2020 (Tue) Chelmsford Café Bridge in aid of Essex Community Foundation

2019

5 December 2019 (Thu) Molesey Winter Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity
18 November 2019 (Mon) Wimbledon Café Bridge in aid of Orbis UK  Results  Photos
31 October (Thu) Plockton Café Bridge Day run by Kyle of Lochalsh Bridge Club in aid of Rag Tag and Textile
15 October 2019 (Tue) Barnes Café Bridge in aid of Age UK Richmond upon Thames and FiSH
15 October 2019 (Tue) Newark Café Bridge in aid of Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance
7 October 2019 (Mon) St. James's Bridge Drive 9
3 October 2019 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of North West Surrey Samaritans
3 October 2019 (Thu) Barnt Green Café Bridge in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice
14 September 2019 (Sat) 24th Antwerp Café Bridge
10 September 2019 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge – Brook Green in aid of Honeypot Children's Charity
6 August 2019 (Tue) Surbiton Café Bridge in aid of African Vision Malawi and Rotary Charities  Results  Photos
17 July 2018 (Wed) Molesey Café Bridge in aid of Momentum Children's Charity
29 June 2019 (Sat) 11th Brussels Bridge Rally
18 June 2019 (Tue) Richmond Café Bridge
8 June 2019 (Sat) Tournoi des bistrots de Nice
22 May 2019 (Wed) Chichester Café Bridge in aid of St. Wilfrid's Hospice  Results  Photos
15 May 2019 (Wed) Crouch End Café Bridge in aid of my AFK (formerly Action for Kids)  Results
14 May 2019 (Tue) LMBA Café Bridge in The Tonsleys in aid of Save the Children  Results
13 May 2019 (Mon) Farnham Café Bridge in aid of North West Surrey Samaritans  Results
30 April 2019 (Tue) Welwyn Garden City Bridge Safari in aid of Isabel Hospice  Results
30 April 2019 (Tue) Henley Café Bridge in aid of MS Research and Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children  Results
24 April 2019 (Wed) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice
9 April 2019 (Tue) Mayor's Charity Café Bridge Epsom in aid of Mayor's Charity Fund  Results  Photos
19 March 2019 (Tue) Chiswick Café Bridge in aid of Marfan Trust  Results
5 February 2019 (Tue) Teddington Café Bridge in aid of League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital and Safe Passage  Results  Photos

2018

5 December 2018 (Wed) Molesey Café 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 Café 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 2018 (Tue) Nottingham Café Bridge in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice  Results  Photos
17 April 2018 (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 Café 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

2014

25 September 2014 (Thu) Guildford Café Bridge in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young and Shooting Star Chase Children's hospice

2013

26 September 2013 (Thu) Café Bridge Guildford in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

2012

September 2012 Café Bridge Guildford in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice