The Bristol County Sports Club (a k a Sportsmans)

Scroll down the page to find out
more about the venue that served
as Bristol's backgammon hub
from late in 1997, and which still
hosts our Monday sessions.

An outdated photo of our regular
Monday venue, re-branded as Sportsmans
while still being the Bristol County Sports Club,
which is in Colston Street in the
centre of Bristol, (postcode BS1 5AE)
A Bristol Backgammon player, the late
John Lewis (pictured left),
was chair of the BCSC committee for a few years

And the sign below used to be
proof positive that this was and is
indeed a home of
backgammon in Bristol!

How do you get to Sportsmans, a k a the Bristol County Sports Club, our regular Monday backgammon venue?
Click here for a map of the centre of Bristol. The location of Sportsmans is marked by the indicator.

In the meantime, what is the Bristol County Sports Club?
It is basically a drinking club, which hosts many activities and functions -- including our backgammon sessions, of course, since we started holding 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 20 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.

Sportsmans' phone number is (0117) 9273534.

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