Preparing the 40th drive on May 18, 2024

The APIH Cafédrive is a Non-profit Tournament

The APIH Cafédrive is a non-profit pub crawl tournament (barometer) organised by volunteers. But we certainly have a professional approach.
We work with experienced table officers in each bar and the tournament is under the supervision of qualified and certified referees. These are members of the APIH Bridge Club. The number of bridge couples taking part has been in the region of 170 - 200 pairs over the last 5 years.

The set-up is quite simple. You sign up in advance, pick up your schedule before the tournament starts, and go from bar to bar in the city, playing different opponents each time. There are 8 rounds of 4 boards (barometer), plenty of time to switch between rounds, and if you're really curious you can check the website for live results. The small booklet you receive contains all the information you need, a map with the locations of the participating bars, scoring instructions, emergency phone numbers (director), etc. The walking schedule for the bridge pairs will be set up in such a way that all the participants will meet an equal number of opponents of each playing level. There are prizes, top and bottom for the pair with the most of both, closest to 50%, per level group in which the participant has registered, money for the highest scoring players, and much more.

See photos from previous Apih Cafedrive tournaments here: photos

Winners of the last APIH Cafédrive in 2023

The 39th APIH cafe drive in 2023 was won by the pair Arnout Helmich - Merel Bruijnsteen with 67.40%. Congratulations !!

A nice article about the tournament of 2022 written by the 2022 winner Jannes van 't Oever can be read at:

Will you and your partner be their successors in the 40th episode of the first, oldest and only real bridge pub crawl in the Netherlands?

On to the 40th APIH Cafédrive on May 18, 2024

Fortunately, after two years of absence due to the corona virus, the APIH Cafédrive Committee was able to organize a successful 38th 2022 and 39th APIH Cafédrive 2023. Everyone had a great time. The ACDC would like to thank all volunteers and also the participants who helped to make these a successful tournament.

After a holiday in the summer of 2023, the ACDC will start preparing again in the autumn for the 40th edition of the best, oldest and first bridge pub crawl in the Netherlands.
We hope to welcome the participants and volunteers again next year in May 2024.

We will be opening the registration for the next APIH Cafédrive in 2024 at the beginning of the new year. You can register on the registration page of this website.

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The ACDC (Henk, Sjaak, Gerben, Reinder, Matthijs, Mark en Ellen)

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