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Special Events


Friendly Bridge – Sundays 4th October, 18th October, 1st November, 22nd November, 6th December, 20th December, 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.


Aces Hi Ned Paul’s Learn Bridge in a Weekend – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October both at 10.30am.


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 11.00am.



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


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.


More detailed calendar of events



Friendly Bridge

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.  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


 Bridge Session in the Warwick Room

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

YCKO Entry Reminder 28th September 2015

The closing date for entries to the Young Chelsea Knockout, a high-quality double-elimination teams event, is Wednesday 30th September.  If you are thinking of entering a last-minute team contact Nick at the club as soon as possible to let him know.  See YC Knock-Out for the teams so far entered.

First LMBA Event Hosted at the Club 20th September 2015
Winners Douglas Dunn and Gill Hutchinson (left and right) flanking director Jonathan Lillycrop

Winners Douglas Dunn and Gill Hutchinson (left and right) flanking director Jonathan Lillycrop

This Sunday the Young Chelsea hosted its first London County event at Goldhawk Road – the 2015 LMBA Mixed Pairs.  There were 36 pairs contending, and tables in both the Warwick room and the teaching room were in use.


Congratulations to the winning pair of Gill Hutchinson and Douglas Dunn.  Full results are on the LMBA website.


The 30-board event was smoothly directed by Jonathan Lillycrop who was spending a weekend in London away from his current home in Wroclaw.


Tuesday Daytime Session Start Time Reverting to 1pm 15th September 2015

The start time of the Tuesday daytime social duplicate session will be 1.00pm from 22nd September (changed from the current 11.00am).  The later start time means there will be no buffet lunch included and the standard session price of £7.50 for members (£11 for non-members, free for students) will apply.  Those wishing to eat before the game are welcome to the club from about 1½ hours before the session time when the kitchen will serve sandwiches and salads.



For older news see the news page.