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Special Events


Friendly Bridge – Sunday 6th September and Sunday 4th October, both starting at 2.00pm.


£1,000 MWF Autumn Ladder! from Monday 7th September through Friday 11th December inclusive.


YC Knock-Out 2015-2016 entries accepted until 30th September.


LMBA Mixed Pairs – Sunday 20th September at 1.00pm.


YCBC Half-Marathon 2015 (matchpoint pairs) – Saturday 10th October at 11.00am.


LMBA Men’s & Women’s Pairs – Sunday 25th October at 1.00pm.


EBU Premier League Div I Final ‘weekend’ (spectators welcome) – Friday 6th November & Saturday 7th November both at 10.45am.


YCBC Open Teams Challenge 2015
– Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November both at 11am.



Additional information about forthcoming Special Events may be found in our Summer and Autumn 2015 Events document.




Friendly Bridge

We run Friendly Bridge duplicates on Sunday afternoons about once per month to help novices make the transition to regular club play, or for anyone who is looking for a relaxed and sociable Sunday afternoon game.  Details of the scheduled dates are in the list of special events.


Give us your Email!

The easiest and most efficient way for us to keep in touch with you, and to inform you of forthcoming events, is by email.  If you don’t receive emails from us, we probably don’t have a current email address for you.  To update your email details on our database, click here and send the email.

The Club

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.


Recent News

Games Every Weekday 28th August 2015

The club now holds duplicates every weekday (but not on Thursday evenings).


There are advanced duplicates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.


There are social duplicates, less intense than the advanced duplicates, on Tuesday evenings and in the daytime on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Evening duplicates start at 7.00pm on Mondays and at 7.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


The Tuesday daytime game starts as 11.00am and includes a half-hour break for a buffet lunch, for which the table money for members is £12.00 inclusive of the meal (or members may pay the regular table money of £7.50 if not wanting to eat).


The Thursday daytime game starts at 1.00pm.  There will be salads and sandwiches available from the kitchen beforehand. (more…)

YC Marathon – Earlier Timing! 18th August 2015

The club has moved the timing for the Young Chelsea (half)Marathon in October one hour earlier than previously advertised.  It is now scheduled to begin at 11am and finish at 11pm.  The club apologises to anyone who may be adversely affected and will endeavour to contact individually those who have already entered to make sure they are aware of the change. (more…)

Taster Session Attracts Newcomers 12th August 2015


The first of two free two-hour taster sessions took place on Wednesday afternoon.  Lured both by the intrinsic interest of bridge and by the offer of a free drink, people who had never previously played the game, turned up to be treated to a free introduction to bridge. (more…)


For older news see the news page.




Regular Weekday 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 11.00am and 7.30pm, and Thursdays at 1.00pm; social matchpoint duplicates.


More detailed calendar of events