Tuesday, 8th June 2021
Everyone will be contacted by email on 15 June outlining our plan for reopening the club, following advice from Government on the 14th about plans for 21 June. N.B. those unable to receive email will be contacted by phone.
Sunday, 16th May 2021
PS Addition to Previous Re-opening Notice
Ray Foster confirms the return to Thursday afternoon bridge will commence on 24 June - subject to lockdown restrictions
Saturday, 15th May 2021
Club Re-opening Update
ATTENTION ALL BRIDGE PLAYERS
BRADFORD BRIDGE CLUB INTENDS TO REOPEN ON MONDAY 21 JUNE 2021
N.B. SUBJECT TO LOCKDOWN EASING REMAINING ON SCHEDULE
As the lockdown eases in accordance with the Government’s planned timetable the club hopes to reopen on Monday 21 June for a Pairs drive (it will NOT be a teams event on this first evening back). There will also be a resumption of the TUESDAY afternoon drive the following day, 22 June. The WEDNESDAY evening and THURSDAY evening drives will resume on 23 and 24 June respectively. Clearly this plan is subject to whether the Indian variant causes a delay to the lockdown roadmap. If there is a delay we intend to reopen at the earliest possible opportunity and in accordance with Government guidelines.
The specific protocols we will need to follow will not be confirmed until we receive the Government’s guidance on the arrangements for post-20/6. This guidance is unlikely to be available until a week beforehand.
We know that at the moment the Government’s intention is for a return to as near normal as possible. Of course we will comply with any ongoing legal requirements. Meanwhile we will be preparing for a drive that minimises risk of transmission. Every table will have a hand sanitiser and all players will be requested to use this at the commencement of each round. E/W pairs will retain their bidding boxes for the entire drive. At the end of the drive the director, or nominee, will clean all the boxes used in preparation for their use at the next drive.
Of course we would request that anyone with viral symptoms should not visit the club until they have recovered.
N.B. We do not intend to make the wearing of face-masks mandatory unless it is a legal requirement. Subject to weather conditions the room will be well ventilated.
There will be a further update on our plans to reopen nearer the time and announcements may also be found on the News section of our website.
Tuesday, 27th April 2021
Club Reopening for Face to Face Sessions
We intend to open the Club for face to face sessions as soon as it is practicable - hopefully in June. This obviously depends on Covid restrictions but, in the meantime, members can play in the enormously successful online sessions held on a Wednesday evening. If you are not sure how to do this please contact Susan - the Club Secretary - and she will let you know how to enter.
Thursday, 18th February 2021
We are very sad to announce that Betty Johnson, a long-standing member of Bradford Bridge Club, has passed away.
During her membership, Betty had served on the Committee and helped to run the Tuesday afternoon drives on many occasions.
Her funeral will take place on Monday 15th March at 11.30.
(The Memorial card can be seen at the bottom of this page)
While it is not possible to attend the service, members may wish to make a charitable donation to either:
Sue Ryder, 183 Eversholt St., London NW1 1BU ( in memory of Betty Johnson)
Support Services, Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF (in memory of Liz Johnson at Bradford)
Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
Monday, 1st February 2021
We are very sad to announce that Rita Trickett, a long-standing member of Bradford Bridge Club, has passed away in a Nursing Home.
Her funeral will take place on Monday 15th February at 2.40 p.m. at Nab Wood Crematorium, by invitation only.
However, a video link will be available via Livestream between 2.38pm and 3.15pm. It is https://www.obitus.com/Vopo5364. Password 092554
Donations in memory of Rita may be made to Guide dogs for the Blind. The website is www.guidedogs.org.uk/donation-in-memory
(of your loved one)
Out thoughts are with her friends and family.
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
Members should have received the following letter via Pianola with a copy of the Club Accounts attached. If you have not received this please contact the Secretary and she will arrange for you to see the accounts.
The letter from the Club Secretary read as follows:-
"As this is the week when we would normally be holding the AGM, it seems an appropriate time to circulate copies of the latest accounts.
While these are a very essential part of an annual meeting, they are also the only item we can share with everyone this year. In his Chairman's letter at Christmas, however, Mark had given an update on the Club and also confirmed that we had just received the very thoughtful and extremely generous donation from Muriel Skinn. In spite of this gift, Mark and David had both already agreed that we should all have a free-subscription year in 2021
So, sadly, no prize giving this year, no opportunity to put forward your ideas and comments - and no afternoon tea, followed by a relaxed two hours or so of bridge.
I don't doubt, however, that before next year's AGM, we shall be playing bridge at the Club again.
with all good wishes,
Monday, 11th January 2021
Yorkshire League matches
We are again entering teams for the online YL teams of 4 for Clubs.
The designated dates and times for playing matches are as follows:
Match 1 – Sunday 17 January at 2.00 pm
Match 2 – Sunday 17 January at 4.15 pm
Match 3 – Sunday 31 January at 2.00 pm
Match 4 – Sunday 31 January at 4.15 pm
Match 5 – Sunday 21 February at 2.00 pm
Match 6 – Sunday 7 March at 2.00 pm
Match 7 – Sunday 28 March at 2.00 pm
Good luck to all our teams!
Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Club Tournament Results
The results of our Wednesday evening tournaments are now being published on Pianola and can be found by clicking onto the Results tab on our Club website and looking at the appropriate date.
Many thanks to Susan and to Oliver for arranging for this.