The Young Chelsea offers frequent duplicate bridge games for members and visitors, and regular bridge lessons for beginners and improvers. It has a licensed bar and a kitchen. The latter offers a short but very reasonably priced menu. There is typically a choice between two substantial meals and a smaller one. Meals are available from 1½ hours before evening games. Salads and sandwiches are available at other times. Do not be misled by the name. Although the Young Chelsea is particularly welcoming to young players, there are many older members, some of whom have belonged since the club began in 1968. There is no upper age limit – you are never the wrong age to play at the Young Chelsea (or YC as it is popularly known). And although its original home was in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, its current premises are near Shepherd’s Bush.
Regular Weekly Events
(Except on bank holidays in England and the week between Christmas and New Year when the club is closed.)
Mondays at 7.00pm and Wednesdays at 7.30pm; advanced matchpoint duplicates – 24-26 boards. Friday evenings at 7.30pm; our classic cross-IMP duplicate.
Tuesdays at 1.00pm and 7.30pm, and Thursdays at 1.00pm; social matchpoint duplicates.
The Young Chelsea Knock-Out is a teams tournament in which a team is not knocked out until it has lost two matches. The 2015-2016 tournament is underway with round 1 matches due to be played by the end of 2015. More information, the draw and results are on the YC Knock-Out 2015-2016 page.
We run Friendly Bridge duplicates on Sunday afternoons once every few weeks to help novices make the transition to regular club play, or for anyone who is looking for a relaxed and sociable Sunday afternoon game. Find the dates under Coming Soon.
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Friendly Bridge – Sundays 22nd November, 6th December, 20th December, starting at 2.00pm.
£1,000 MWF Autumn Ladder! – Last date Friday 11th December.
Bridge Seminar – Thursday 17th December at 7.00pm.
Annual General Meeting – Thursday 21st January.
… a bridge seminar on ‘Competing over Pre-emptive Bids’.
This is the second in a series of seminars given by Phil King, covering the thorny topic of what to do when your opponents pre-empt.
Schedule: Thursday 17th December 2015 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Price: £20 members; £25 non-members; £15 Students
- Workshop based seminar
- Light refreshments
- And lots of fun and enjoyment
Phil King is ranked as one of the best players in the country (Ace of Spades on the EBU NGS rating scheme). He is a teacher, author, analyst and an expert player. He has coached many of the top international players and played for England on many occasions.
Please sign up on the notice board at the club. Any enquires contact Gad Chadha on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club hosted the third and final ‘weekend’ of the EBU Premier League First Division on Friday and Saturday 6th and 7th November. The eight teams played a complete round-robin of 16-board matches over the weekend. Play was in the Warwick and teaching rooms, with BBO coverage of one match each round. The Saturday finish was to allow some of the competitors to catch a plane that evening to an invitation bridge event in China.
The club held its regular IMP pairs on Friday too, and managed to squeeze thirteen tables into the match room.
A very close finish saw Premier League victory for team MOSSOP (David Mossop, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Alex Hydes, David Price and Colin Simpson). The team members have earned the right to represent England over one of the Camrose (home international) weekends early next year.
Full results may be found on the EBU website.
This Sunday the Young Chelsea hosted two London County events side by side – the 2015 LMBA Women’s Pairs and Men’s Pairs, both events being scored by IMPs. There were twelve pairs contesting the women’s event and ten pairs contesting the men’s. Jonathan Lillycrop directed both events and also played with club manager Nick Sandqvist to prevent there being a half-table in the men’s event.
Full results are on the LMBA website.
Prizes were presented by LMBA committee member Michael Hill.
Congratulations to winners of the Women’s Pairs Anne Catchpole & Stefanie Rohan on +36.20 IMPs and to winners of the Men’s Pairs Nigel Freake & Paul Lamford on +60.56 IMPs.
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