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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

Settle

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
THANKS


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.  





Wednesday, 12th December 2018
New Year's Eve


The Club will be open on the evening of 31st December and we will be holding a pairs session. Come and celebrate New Year's Eve by playing your favourite game. 





Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Championship Mixed Pairs


Well done to Gill and Steve. They won the mixed pairs championship played on 12th December.  Carole and Stuart came second - just 0.03% behind!





Thursday, 6th December 2018
Next Year's Committee


Ours is a great Club and it’s really interesting to have some say in the way  it is run and to be in a position to help  decide how it develops. If you would like to be a part of this we'd love to have you on the Club  Committee  - so please don't hesitate to put your name forward before the AGM on 26th January  If you want to know more about the role you can discuss it with Susan, Mark or any of the current Committee members. 





Tuesday, 4th December 2018
December 100 club winners


The 100 Club winners in December are:-

3rd Sandra Andrews  10th Delys Wallace   17th George Bak





Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Evening League Pro-Am


Three rounds of this club competition are now complete and after the latest matches Team Andrews L. lead by a 12VP margin.

 

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





Monday, 3rd December 2018
Yorkshire League Round 3


The third round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 2nd December.  The results were as follows:-

 

Bradford A   

Doncaster A

Lost 7-13

Bradford B

Doncaster C

Lost 8-12

Bradford C

Wakefield D

Won 13-7

Bradford D

Brighouse C

Lost 4-16

Bradford E

Halifax D

Lost 7-13

 

The next match will be on Sunday 6th January.





Wednesday, 28th November 2018
YCBA Mixed Pivot teams


Tom Copeland, playing with three others from Leeds, won the YCBA Mixed Pivot Teams event held on 25th November. Sue Pell and Carole Kelly playing with two others came second.   Stuart Davies' team  -  Stuart, Steve Blackburn, Gill Copeland and George Bak - came third.  This was a County event.  Well done to you all..





Thursday, 22nd November 2018
National Inter-Club Knockout


Congratulations to our Bradford A team. They won their first round match in the National Inter-Club Knockout Competition (NICKO), beating a team from Bury  Good luck in the second round!





Friday, 16th November 2018
Handicap Pairs Championship Result


The  raw results for  Wednesday evening 14th November are on the website as usual.  However this was a Club Handicap Pairs event and Pianola does not handle the handicaps correctly.
Handicap Results are as follows (Top 3)
1st Colin Robinson & Ana Karadzhova 64.63%
2nd Elaine van Heel & Harald Luts 64.32%
3rd Peter Franks & Lauri Andrews 62.79%

Well done to all - and especial congratulations to Colin and Ana, the winners of the event





Thursday, 15th November 2018
November 100 Club winners


The 100 Club winners in November are-

5th  Christine Bosworth      12th Bill Prior   19th Margaret Dixon .  26th Liz Brown





Wednesday, 14th November 2018
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION


Our Christmas Celebration this year will be on   Wednesday 19th December.   We're starting at 6.00 p.m. with wine and nibbles and there will be bridge to follow!  It's certain to be a great evening.





Sunday, 11th November 2018
Yorkshire League Round 2


 

The second round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 11th November.  The results were as follows:-

 

Bradford A   

Keighley A

Lost 7-13

Bradford B

Brighouse A

Lost 4-16

Bradford C

Leeds F

Lost 5-15

Bradford D

Harrogate D

Won 16-4

Bradford E

Wakefield E

Draw 10-10

 

Congratulations to the D team for winning their first two matches each by a considerable margin and to the E team for their draw in this second match. The B team have averaged 11 so far but the A and C teams have yet to find their form.  Good luck to everyone for the next match which will be on Sunday 2nd December.





Wednesday, 7th November 2018
Charity Drive Proceeds


Members will be pleased to hear that the Joan Aspland charity drive raised £160 and this has been sent to Manorlands.





Tuesday, 6th November 2018
Evening League Pro Am


The second round of matches were played on 6th November and the results and league positions can be viewed via the link on the results page.

 

At the top of the table Team Andrews leads Team Andrews by 5VP (it's true, check it out.)





Sunday, 4th November 2018
Yorkshire League Results Round 1


The first round of the Yorkshire League took place on Sunday 28th October.  The results were as follows:-

 

Bradford A   

Leeds C

Lost 4-16

Bradford B

Sheffield F

Won  18-2

Bradford C

Wetherby C

Lost 4-16

Bradford D

Barnsley B

Won 17-3

Bradford E

Keighley E

Lost 8-12

 

Well done to our B and D teams for winning their respective matches.  Very good luck to everyone playing in the next round on Sunday 11th November.