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Goldhawk Road Premises

See this FAQ document for more information about the new purpose-built premises.


YC Knock-Out 2015-2016

In order to get the YCKO synchronized with the Lederer, which is now played in February, our next YCKO will begin this October. The winners will again receive £1,000, and will be eligible for at least a play-off match for a place in the 2017 Lederer. Entries will be accepted until 30th September 2015. Get your playing boots on!


Learn Bridge at the YC

You can access information on our teaching page about learning bridge with our acclaimed classes, Supervised Play sessions and Friendly Bridge duplicates. We have Supervised Play sessions every Monday evening at 7.30pm and every Wednesday afternoon at 1.00pm. We also run Friendly Bridge duplicates on Sunday afternoons 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 forthcoming 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.

Welcome to Young Chelsea Website

We are now operating successfully from our new purpose-built venue and it is an exciting time to come and try out our new facilities. We had a great opening night with lots of old members turning up. See our facebook page for some great photos! Every duplicate in July is free.


The Young Chelsea is a strong club that aims to cater for every type of bridge player. From our famous sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings where you can rub shoulders with internationals to professional classes for beginners that will soon have you enthusing for your new hobby, there should be something for everyone at the YC. Check out our Which Session page for more details. If you’re unsure how to find the new venue see find us page.


opening night

 Opening Night at the New Premises

Recent News

First Friendly Bridge event at Goldhawk Road 26th July 2015

The first Friendly Bridge event at Goldhawk Road took place on the last Sunday of July. 12 pairs came along for a relaxed afternoon’s duplicate with coffee, tea, and cakes included in the price of entry. That was a particular bargain for the players on this occasion as entry was free, and will be so for all other events in the remainder of July (from August onwards standard pricing will apply).


The winners were Robin Hamilton & Diana Hardie.


Hugely Successful Opening Event 18th July 2015

openingnight266 pairs played at YC’s opening event at it’s new permanent venue.


A great time was had and it was good to see so many old members taking the opportunity to catch-up with each other.


Our Facebook page was abuzz with pictures and favourable comments.


The winners were Mike Scoltock and Nick Wilkinson.

First Ever Game at 54 Goldhawk Road 15th July 2015

dsc05512We are almost there! All the big stuff has been done, though we are still awaiting delivery of the bar, which should happen tomorrow. Some of the furniture from storage has already reached Goldhawk Road and more is being brought in today. A lot of tidying up is still needed, but we are all looking forward to Friday and the grand opening.


DSC05515-20150713-225by300There was however a first game played at the new premises last night – a Silver Plate match between two teams both with YC members. One table was set up in the teaching room area, and one on the match room area – the pictures show both tables in play. So the premises have been officially christened!


These are exciting times – the final fruition of a very long-held dream! Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday.

Forthcoming Events


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.



Friendly Bridge – Sunday 26th July, Sunday 9th August, Sunday 6th September and Sunday 4th October, all starting at 2.00pm.



Special events:


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


YCBC Half-Marathon – 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 – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November.



This document has additional information about forthcoming Friendly Bridge and special events.



More detailed calendar of events