Building a Bridge 

March 29th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Building a Bridge 

If you have recently moved to Chigwell, Loughton or Chigwell you will be wanting to build some bridges and meet people. What better way is there to meet people than to get involved with a local bridge club? Loughton bridge club plays a good standard of duplicate bridge on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.20-10.30pm.  They operate a host system so you can turn up on your own but it's worth checking the calendar to make sure that there's a host there.

The Loughton bridge club play at Oak View School, Whitehills Rd, Loughton, on Mondays. To find them from Loughton High Road, you go up Traps Hill, left into Church Lane and right into Whitehills Road. On Wednesdays, they play at the Grange Farm Centre, Grange Farm Lane, Chigwell. From Chigwell, High Rd turn off the roundabout into the new housing estate and keep going until you see the centre on your left.

Loughton bridge club is affiliated to the Essex Contract bridge Association and the English Bridge Union. They like to encourage members and guests to come along to play with someone new. Many successful partnerships have been established this way.  They try and plan hosting but say they often make up a whole table of single players so don’t be put off.

There is also Chigwell Bridge Club they say they are a friendly bridge club that met every Wednesday afternoon between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.  Chigwell Bridge club say the clue is in the name, “friendly”. They are a non-competitive club and therefore they say they offer a great opportunity to learn the game.  This club is very popular with the local people of Loughton and Chigwell.

Bridge is a great way to get to know new people in your local community and an opportunity to make new friends. Loughton and Chigwell are lucky to have so many opportunities to build bridges so close to home.