2022 is our 150th Anniversary Year

We will be celebrating 150 years since our foundation in Lymington as The Lymington Club (before the game of bridge and before women were even allowed!)


Watch out for news of the events planned for this year including publication of a booklet about the Club's history and a celebratory lunch in November.



We have taken the difficult decision to close for face-to-face bridge until the Spring.  Our online programme continues (with some changes).


   Our Charity this year 2021/22 is Olivia Inspires


Weekly Programme

Monday - 2pm

Duplicate pairs (RealBridge)

Tuesday - 7pm

Duplicate pairs (BBO)

Wednesday - 2pm

"Under 50" duplicate pairs (RealBridge)

Thursday - 7pm

Duplicate pairs (RealBridge)

Friday - 2pm

Duplicate pairs (RealBridge) with a host



Other events at the virtual YD

EBU Winter SIMS - Thursday 13 January at 7pm on RealBridge.  £5 per player.  Any non-Club members who wish to play, please contact us in advance for payment arrangements.

HIW Pottage heat- Thursday 20 January at 7pm on RealBridge. This is open to HIW players who are not playing in a Pottage heat at another club.  Any visitors who wish to play, please contact us in advance for payment arrangements (£2.50 per visitor).

"Under 50" - this session is for players with an NGS under 50%.  Simple systems only and, as there will be some supervision, results won't count for NGS. 

Season 8 of the Lockdown League started on 4 November.  Matches are on Thursday afternoons on BBO or RealBridge.  League matches start again on 6 January.




Virtual YD is offering duplicate bridge on BBO on Tuesdays at 7pm and on RealBridge on Mondays and Fridays at 2pm and Thursdays at 7pmTypically around 18 boards.

RealBridge sessions are charged at £2 and are generally restricted to members and their guests (£2.50).  Visitors may be permitted (£2.50) but we need to authorise this in advance (and sort out payment).  Contact the Secretary for details.

To find out about accessing RealBridge, look at their website https://realbridge.online/ and do a camera/microphone test (you will find this at How To..>FAQ).  We also recommend doing a RealBridge taster (Where can I play? > Try RealBridge) to get a feel for how it all works before coming to a Club session on RealBridge. 

BBO sessions are restricted to members and guests and our approved visitors. 

Members - if you need a partner, why not use the Pianola partner finder? 

On the day, you must register on BBO for the event (no earlier than 2 hours in advance) - look for VIRTUAL YD in the EBU tourneys on BBO (see FAQs)  Please make sure that you are registered and logged on by 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

There is an entry fee of 3BB$ per player, so make sure you have some BB$ on your account.

See the instructions sent out to all Club members and the FAQs below for further details.

VIRTUAL YD - FAQs for BBO session

Do I need to book in advance?

Club members need not book in advance if they have been to one of the Club's BBO sessions before.  If this is your first time at one of the Club's regular BBO sessions, you need to give us your BBO alias in advance, so we can add it to the "Friends" list (or you will be blocked when trying to register).

Why do I need to register on BBO?

Think of this like buying your ticket for the event.  Both you and your partner need to be logged onto BBO, then one of you goes to register.  Choose Virtual Clubs, then EBU-England then search for VIRTUAL YD.  Then click on Register and enter the details for you and your partner - and pay. 

Please be online and registered no later than 10 minutes before the start time.

How do I buy BB$?

See the guidance on our "Online Bridge: Help with BBO" page

If I go to the event Partnership Desk on BBO, but no-one partners me, do I lose my 3BB$?

No.  You will only be charged if you get to play in the tournament.

Where do I find my results?

You will get notification from Pianola once we have sent the results to the EBU.  You can also access your results in BBO via the History tab.  And of course you can look at the Results page on this website.

How do I defend against 5 card majors/ strong NT?

See this helpful presentation by Fran



Our Premises


The Lymington Club Ltd (often referred to as The Yellow Door) has its own premises in a listed building on St Thomas' Street, at the top of this busy market town next to Marks and Spencer.  We have a lovely bright card room and newly refurbished entrance and kitchen area. We are a  friendly club whose members meet up to five times a week for Duplicate Bridge. We have several social and charity bridge occasions during the year as well where our Social Committee always provide delicious homemade fare.

The Club has some parking available next door, and there is a large Council owned car park within 100 metres down the adjacent side road.  We run several competitions throughout the year and are affiliated to the EBU and to HIWCBA.



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