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Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Vera Walton Comp Winners

Congratulations to Sue (Sheldrick) and Madeleine. They won the Vera Walton trophy competition on 12th June. 

Sunday, 9th June 2019
The Yorkshire Congress

Congratulations to George Bak, Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn who, playing with non Club member Nichola Cockerill-Smith, won the final of the Yorkshire Congress team event held in Harrogate on the weekend of 9/10 of June.  Well done to you all.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019
Club Mentoring Scheme

Our extremely successful mentoring scheme will formally come to an end at the end of June.  Many, many thanks to the mentors who took part.  They all spent a lot of time with their respective mentees, meeting up with them to discuss various hands, advising on system cards and frequently playing with a mentee in a Club session.   Everyone agrees that the help that was given has made all the difference to our intermediate players.

The scheme may run again in 2020-21 depending on interest and demand in twelve months time.

Monday, 3rd June 2019
Thank you Kath

Monday 3 June was a very special day at our bridge Club as it was Kath Fort’s birthday.  She had provided what was said to be  ‘nibbles’  but that certainly didn’t cover the absolutely wonderful array of food that we had in the extended interval.  Chris gave an account of Kath’s long-time association with the Club and Susan presented her with a bouquet.

Thank you so much Kath for doing all this.  You and your family must have worked extremely hard to get everything so well organised.  It was a really lovely evening.     HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
Venue for The Yorkshire Mixed Pairs

Please note that the venue for the Yorkshire  Mixed Pairs event to be held on Sunday June 16th is Wetherby Bridge Club.  The competition is NOT at Bradford.

Full details of the event can be found at

Monday, 20th May 2019
The winners of the Joyce Allard Trophy

On Monday May 20th the winners of the Joyce Allard Trophy were Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Lynn Nutton, Georgie Ramseyer and Richard King.  Well done to you all.

Sunday, 19th May 2019
Castle Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Stuart Davies and Alan Jarvis who won this event at Huddersfield bridge club on May 19th. Also to George Bak, Steve Blackburn and Carole Kelly. George and Steve came third in the same event tieing with Carole and her partner - Geoff Kenyon from Doncaster. Twenty four pairs from over the region competed.

Monday, 15th April 2019
Bradford Swiss Pairs




The Bradford Swiss Pairs competition for the Rita Oldroyd Cup was held on Sunday 14th April and, in addition to Club members, a lot of participants came from other bridge clubs to compete.  The winners were Mike Ash and Rob Ferrari, with two pairs -  Dave Robinson partnering Sandy Davies and TonyMcNiff partnering Bill Townsend - tieing in second place.  Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn were the highest ranking Bradford pair.


Many thanks to our wonderful house committee for providing such a lovely buffet meal.

Monday, 15th April 2019
April 15th Handicapped Result

Monday 15th April was a handicapped  event and seven teams competed.  The raw results can be seen by clicking the Results Tab in the usual way.  However Pianola does not deal with the handicaps.  The final result for the top four teams, with the handicap applied, is as follows:-  


    Adjusted I.M.P.s
1 Stephen & Sharon Halston. Kath Fort , Peter Smith 102
2 George Bak, Stuart Davies, Gill Copeland, Steve Blackburn 69
3 Liz Brown, Joyce Carey. John Lomas, Morris Brown  40
4 Robert Eaton, Jacqui Hutchinson, Alistair Copeland, Clive Naylor 35

Wednesday, 10th April 2019
Haslock Trophy Winners

Many congratulations to the winners of the Haslock Trophy - Hazel Greenwood and Margaret Brayshaw.  Very well played - a great result!

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
Evening League Pro-Am

This competition concluded this week and in an exciting photo finish Team Andrews L pipped Team Davies on a split tie after both finished on 89VP. So hard luck for Stuartís team and congratulations to Laurieís. Team Eaton took third spot on 83 VP, not so far behind. Unfortunately the results from the final round of matches cannot yet be displayed on the results page but this will be remedied in due course. Thanks to all who played throughout the winter to make this competition a success.

Monday, 18th March 2019
Future Club Training and Seminars

The Mentoring system seems to be working extremely well and still has several months to run.  The Club would now also  like to organise some stand-alone seminars on topics of interest. For instance, a seminar topic could be on team tactics or further conventions or cue bidding and splinters or defence etc.  If you have the necessary expertise and would be willing to run one of these seminars it would be great  - so please let someone on the Committee know.

Monday, 18th March 2019
Handicap Teams Championship winners

The winner of the Club Championship Handicap Teams held on 18th March was Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Janice Brear, Alistair Copeland and Clive Naylor.  Well done, all of you!

Friday, 15th March 2019
The Bradford Swiss Pairs Sunday April 14th

On Sunday 14th April the Club is hosting a Swiss Pairs event. It starts at 1.00 pm, there's a substantial buffet and it should be a really enjoyable day. It's a great opportunity to meet and play against people from other clubs as well as the other Bradford members who will be playing.

Full details can be found on the YCBA website under the Events tab and there are some entry forms on the table in the coffee room.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Club Championship Pairs Event

Congratulations to Louise Armitage and Sandra Andrews who won the Ladies Championship Pairs Drive on March 13th and to Alistair Copeland and Alan Jarvis who won the Men's event.

Many thanks to Stuart for all the work that he put in running two events simultaneously.  It was really appreciated by everyone who played.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019
Evening League Pro-Am

With only one round of matches remaining in this year's competition Team Davies' lead has been cut to 4VP.


Hot on their heels is Team Andrews L. and Teams Eaton and Andrews M. still have a theoretical chance of winning.


Plenty to play for in the final matched on April 2nd.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Monday, 4th March 2019
James Newby

Members will be shocked and saddened to hear that Jim Newby died in his sleep on the weekend of 2nd/3rd March.  Our thoughts are very much with Madeleine at this sad time.

Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Yorkshire League Round 7

The results for the final match in this season’s Yorkshire League are as follows:-


Bradford A   

Doncaster B

Won 20-0

Bradford B

Keighley B

Lost 5-15

Bradford C

Huddersfield C

Lost 7-13

Bradford D

Wetherby D

Lost 7-13

Bradford E


Lost 14-6


 Special congratulations to Team D who finished the season at the top of their division which means that they will be promoted next year.  Well done to the A team for their 20-0 win on March 3rd!!

Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Waddington Shield Success

 The Bradford team of Stuart Davies, Alan Jarvis, Steve Blackburn and Gill Copeland have reached the semi-finals of the Waddington Shield, the annual Yorkshire k/o teams event. This is the major county teams-of-four competition. The winners will represent the YCBA in the EBU Pachabo Cup competition (inter-county teams of four championship). We wish our team well for the next round.

Friday, 1st March 2019
The Porch Light

Please note that the movement activated  light in the Club porch  is now working and switching on.  It has a timer and will stay on for about thirty seconds when activated and then switch off automatically.  So, if you are a keyholder, just leave it when you lock up.  You don't have to turn it off manually.

Monday, 18th February 2019
Ladies Team Event

The winning ladies team in the competition held on 18th February was made up of Gill Copeland, Georgina Wooler, Georgie Ramseyer and Jacqui Hutchinson.  Well played.

Monday, 18th February 2019
Mens Team Event

This was a really exciting event with great competition especially between the two top teams! In the end Stuart Davies, John Dickson, George Bak and Steve Blackburn just managd to beat the team of Robert Eaton, David Donaldson,Harry Hoyle and Clive Naylor.

Sunday, 17th February 2019
Yorkshire League Round 6

Very well done to our teams on their results in the Yorkshire League matches played on 17 February.  Four won their matches.


Our D team remains at the top of its division and as long as they win their next match by 11-9 or more they will be the winners however well the other clubs score.  The E team is also doing well and is second in its division at the moment.

The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Hull A

Won 18-2

Bradford B

Wetherby B

Won 13-7

Bradford C

Halifax A

Lost 8-12

Bradford D

Ilkley E

Won 11-9

Bradford E

Doncaster F

Won 18-2


The final match in the series will be on Sunday 3rd March.

Wednesday, 13th February 2019
The Flitch

Congratulations to Pauline and Chris, our winners of the Flitch competition. Margaret and Lauri came second. Madeleine and James tied with Gill and Alistair in third place.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019
Doncaster Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to George Bak and Steve Blackburn.  They came second in the Doncaster Swiss Pairs held on 3rd February - just 2 VPs behind the leaders.  32 pairs competed.  Well done George and Steve!

Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Club Library

The Bridge Club has a comprehensive library with various books on bidding, defence and declarer play.  All  can be borrowed.  Why not have a look and see if you would like to study one or more of these to improve your play?  The books can be found on the shelf as you go into the main bridge room.

Tuesday, 5th February 2019
Evening League Pro-Am Update

After 5 rounds of this season long competition it's all change at the top.


After a big win in their fifth match Team Davies have captured the lead by 9VP over second placed Team Andrews L.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Sunday, 27th January 2019
Yorkshire League Round 5

Congratulations to our teams on their results in the Yorkshire League matches played on 27th January.  Four of our five teams won their matches and our D team is at the top of its division by a considerable margin.

 The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Scarborough A

Won 13-7

Bradford B

Hull B

Won 15-5

Bradford C

Doncaster D

Lost 7-13

Bradford D

Brighouse D

Won 20-0

Bradford E

Huddersfield F

Won 13-7


The next match will be on Sunday 17th February.

Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Club Subscriptions 2019

Annual subscriptions are due at the beginning of January each year. Members who pay by Direct Debit will have theirs collected on 25 January.
Other members should let David Donaldson have a cheque payable to Bradford Bridge Club, or cash, as soon as possble. The rate is £30.00 for full membership and £12.50 for Daytime only membership. If David is not at the club when you want to pay, please fill in one of the name slips on the bar, and leave it and your payment in one of the plastic bags provided with the TD, as he collects the table money.  Many thanks.

Tuesday, 8th January 2019
Evening League Pro-Am

After four rounds team Andrews L have kept their lead but the margin is now down to 4VP.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Sunday, 6th January 2019
Yorkshire League Round 4

The fourth round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 6th January.  The results for our Club were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Ilkley A

Lost 9-11

Bradford B

Leeds D

Lost 3-17

Bradford C

Garforth B

Drew 10-10

Bradford D

Halifax C

Won 15-5

Bradford E

Ripon B

Won 17-3


Well done to the D and E teams who both won by a good margin.  The final result for the C team was  +2 IMPs in their favour - which in VPs counts as  a draw  -  and, although  the  A team lost in the final round, their match was very close.. 

Many thanks to all who played..

The next match will be  on 27thJanuary.

Thursday, 3rd January 2019
The 2019 Hundred Club

The book for the 2019 Hundred Club is now open and Morris Brown is collecting subscriptions.  Approximately half the money  is returned to members through a weekly draw and the rest goes to the Bridge Club.  The money raised in this way last year was used to buy our new chairs.


Everyone is welcome to join and, if you wish to do so, please let Morris know, either by contacting him directly or by leaving a note behind the bar. The subscription is £10 for the year.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018

What an absolutely great Christmas Celebration we had on 19th December – smoked salmon, prawn vol-au-vents, wonderful cakes and snacks to name but a few of the dishes on offer and wine as well! 

Thanks to the Committee for putting it on and especial thanks to Margaret Brayshaw and her team - you all put in so much effort and time and we are very, very lucky to have members like you.