Our Christmas Celebration this year will be on Wednesday 18th December. We're starting at 6.00 p.m. with wine and nibbles and there will be bridge to follow! All members welcome.
It's certain to be a great evening!!
Could you volunteer and be nominated as a member of our Committee?
We would like to recruit more people so that their ideas and suggestions can be heard and used to benefit the club.
New club members and more long-standing members will be very welcome. Being a Committee member need not be onerous. The amount of time you are able to commit will be entirely up to you. No-one will be expected to do more than they wish.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Susan Hoyle, our Secretary, who will always be very willing to answer your queries.
The closing date for nominations is Monday 30th December 2019
The second round of the Yorkshire League took place on 10th November with resounding successes for our top three teams. The D and E teams played well but unfortunately lost in this particular match - better luck next time!. Results were as follows:-
Congratulations to Stuart Davies who, playing with a partner from Manchester, came second out of 68 pairs in the NEBA Swiss pairs event held on 2 November. On the following day Stuart's team was first - with 33 teams competing. Both were great results!
This year's competition is now under way. A lower entry this year will mean only five rounds will be played.
The second round was played on bonfire night and at this juncture the trailblazers are team Andrews M. who have a 3VP lead.
The league table and results to date can be found via the link in the Results page.
Several of our members have been playing for Yorkshire in the Northern Bridge League. The NBL is a teams-of-eight competition between the County Bridge Associations of Northerm England and North Wales. There are three divisions: A and B for the former County A and County B teams, and C for teams of good club standard.
Alan Jarvis, Stuart Davies and George Bak all played for either the A1 or the A2 teams. Steve Blackburn, George Bak, Sue Pell, Carole Kelly, Gill Copeland, Stephen Berson and Pete Franks have all played in the Yorkshire B team. This did extremely well and won the B division.
It was a very good start for all our teams in the first round of the Yorkshire League held on 27th October. Four won their matches and one drew. Keep it up!
Bradford A v Wakefield A Won 11-9
Bradford B v Brighouse B Won 16-4
Bradford C v Harrogate E Won 16-4
Bradford D v Keighley D Won 12-8
Bradford E v Shelley B Drew 10-10
The next match is on 10th November.
Congratulations to Pat Benson and Jean Britteon who were the winners of the Joan Aspland Shield held on Saturday 5th October. Only 0.46% behind were David Hughes and Harald Lutts. Very well done both pairs.
Stuart Davies, Steve Blackburn, Gill Copeland and George Bak won the YCBA mixed pivot team event played at Doncaster on October 20th. Congratulations on such a good result!
The winners of the Davies Cup were Sue Pell and Mark Armitage with Liz Wickens and David Donaldson coming a close second. Congratulations.
The Club diaries have been printed. Please take a copy from the box in the main bridge room.
Please note that there have been some alterations to dates etc since the diaries were sent for printing and sheets listing these changes can be found at the Club. Please take a copy so that you can amend your diary accordingly. Thanks.
This is just to remind everyone that there will be no evening drive this coming Thursday (10th October) as Robert is away. The afternoon drive is not affected.
There will be a special event with food at the Club on Tuesday October 22 as it is Margaret Dixon's birthday. The celebration will be before the bridge drive and players are invited to arrive between 12.30 and 12.45. The bridge drive will start as usual at 1.30 p.m. We all hope that you have a great birthday Margaret. Many happy returns.
Quite a few of our members have been playing in the Manx Bridge Union Congress with good results. Stuart Davies, Paul Belsten and new member Stephen Berson together with a player from another club came second in the teams. Stuart and his partner won the Mixed and Open pairs and Stuart and Paul came third in the Swiss Pairs. The results for each of the sessions including the positions and percentages of the other Bradford players can be seen on https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwom/bw.cgi?club=manx&pid=display_past&sessid=531076444739685
This relaxed Charity Drive will be held on Saturday 5th October 2019 at 1.00pm. All proceeds will go to Manorlands Hospice. Complimentary tea/coffee and cake will be available at the interval. Everyone is very welcome. There will be a host for anyone without a partner.
For catering purposes, please sign the list in the tearoom if you would like to attend.
Some of our members have been competing against people from all over the country in the EBU Summer Congress. The full results can be seen on the EBU website but special successes for players from our Club were as follows:-
Aug 6 GCH Fox Pairs 2nd Stuart Davies and George Bak (118 pairs competed)
Aug 8 Mixed Pair Championship 3rd Carole Kelly and Stuart Davies
Aug 9 Point A Board Teams 1st Alan Jarvis (with three others)
Aug 9 Friday pairs 3rd Stuart Davies (with Nick Doe)
The August 100 Club winners are
5 August. Susan Hoyle
12 August Pat Benson
19 August Carole Binnie
26 August Eleanor Senior
If you use your EBU diary please note that with the latest edition of English Bridge members are being told that from 2020 if they wish to receive a diary then they will need to OPT IN. This is to reduce the number of unwanted diaries which are sent out which obviously has both an environmental and financial impact. To opt in to receive the diary members will need to login to My EBU and check the appropriate tick box, even if they were previously marked to receive it. If members ask for assistance with doing this then the Club should be able to do this for them provided that the member has given the club permissions to update their details.
Everyone will be interested to know that several members from the Club played in the recent Scarborough Congress. All did well - with the most notable success being in the Senior Pairs Qualifier when Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn were the top pair. All the results can be seen on the EBU website.
Next Season's Pro-Am Evening League competition begins on Tuesday 8th October
Teams of 4 compete on a Tuesday evening once a month for approximately 7 sessions. Each team is captained by a more experienced player who will provide encouragement and talk about the hands at the end of each session.
If you are interested, please sign the sheet in the tearoom by Thursday 29th August
If you have any queries, please contact Georgie Ramseyer
Congratulations to Stephen, Sharon, Elaine and Peter. They won the Mixed Pivot Teams Championship held on Monday 15th July
Louise and Mark Armitage came fourth in the County Yorkshire Flitch held at Doncaster on July 14th. Very well done.
We hope that this will not be the case but members should be aware that due to illness there may, possibly, not be a host at the Club on the evening of Wednesday 17th July.
Congratulations to George and Stuart - our winners of the Hill Pairs competition. Morris Brown and Cath Riley came second. Well done.
The winners of the 100 club in July are:- 1 July Kath Jagger 8 July. Madeleine Newby 15 July Margaret Brayshaw 22 July. Wendy Murphy 29th. Richard King
The dates for next season's Yorkshire League matches have been published - so please put them in your diaries!
|2019 - 2020|
|Match 1||27th October 2019|
|Match 2||10th November 2019|
|Match 3||1st December 2019|
|Match 3a||15th December 2019|
|Match 4||5th January 2020|
|Match 4a||19th January 2020|
|Match 5||26th January 2020|
|Match 6||16th February 2020|
|Match 7||8th March 2020|
Congratulations to Sue (Sheldrick) and Madeleine. They won the Vera Walton trophy competition on 12th June.
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.
Our extremely successful mentoring scheme formally came 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 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.