|An outdated photo of our regular
venue, the Bristol County Sports Club,
which is in Colston Street in the
centre of Bristol, (postcode BS1 5AE)
|A Bristol Backgammon player,
John Lewis (pictured left),
was chair of the BCSC committee until recently
And the sign below used to be
proof positive that this is
indeed the home of
backgammon in Bristol!
In the meantime, what is the Bristol County Sports Club?
It is basically a drinking club, which relies for its income mostly on members staging activities like chess, snooker, and many others -- including backgammon, of course, since we started holding our tournaments there in 1997.
Bristol Backgammon encourages its players to become members of the Bristol County Sports Club, and many have taken advantage of this. Full membership of the Bristol County Sports Club is just £15 per annum.
The club is situated in Colston Street, just off what most people regard as the centre of Bristol.
The concert hall, previously and famously known as the Colston Hall, but now the Bristol Beacon, is just down the road on the other side, and the club itself is situated at the top of Zed Alley and opposite the end of Trenchard Street.
If you want to park nearby, you may just be lucky enough to get one of the few free spaces close by (single yellow line after 6pm).
Otherwise, for evening events, it's either a case of paying a modest sum or parking further afield, maybe somewhere off St Michaels Hill.
There are a few handy 'Pay and Display' places -- £3 for the evening -- right outside the club, as well as three at the near end of Trenchard Street, and some more further up the hill. Otherwise your best bet is the multi-storey park in Trenchard Street, where there are ample spaces also costing £3 for the evening, and the walk to the club is still only about 200 yards.
The Bristol County Sports Club's phone number is (0117) 9273534.