Sunday, 18th February 2018, 10:38am




Wednesday, 14th February 2018
St Valentine Day Flitch Champions

Our 2018 Flitch champions are Mark and Louise (Armitage).  Congratulations, you two!!

Sunday, 11th February 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 6


Scores from 11th February 2018.

Scarborough 'A'       1   19 Bradford 'A'
Bradford 'B'       9   11 Garforth 'A'
Bradford 'C'     15     5 Leeds 'F'
Bradford 'D'       9    11 Halifax 'C'
Brighouse 'D'     14      6 Bradford 'E'


Their best result this season sent the 'A' team into mid-table. A last day win or even a narrow defeat will keep them in the top division next season.


Despite a close defeat, our 'B' team has improved to one place above the relegation spots. It is a very delicate position in that division and they will need to be on their toes in the last match.


A good victory for the 'C' team takes them to third in their league but they are 10VP behind second spot so they will need some luck if they are to gain a promotion place.


Defeats for 'D' and 'E' leaves the former in mid-table and the latter in the bottom half of their division.


Plenty to play for in the final matches which will be played on 4th March 2018.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.

Friday, 9th February 2018
Club Championship Ladies Teams and Mens Teams

On Monday 19th February we are holding two Club Championship Events - the Ladies Team Championship and the Mens Team Championship.  Neither event is handicapped.  It should be a very good evening.

Friday, 9th February 2018
Bridge England Pairs

The Club participated in the  Bridge England Sim Pairs competition on Wednesday 7th February and the national results are now on the EBU website and can be seen on  Assuming that all participating Clubs have sent their results in to the EBU, there were 176 competing pairs.  Out of the Bradford contingent, Harry Hoyle and Martin Epstein gained the  highest percentage.  They scored 62.70% and came 7th nationally. 

Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Doncaster Swiss Pairs

Steve Blackburn and George Bak came third out of the forty pairs competing in the Doncaster Swiss Pairs event held on 4th February.  


Well done, both of you.

Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Pro-Am Evening League Update

After 5 rounds. this competition has developed into a keenly contested event.


Team Jagger has taken the lead but only 2VP seperates the top three teams (Jagger, Winter/Logan and Berry).


So everything to play for in the final two matches the first of which will be played on 6th March.


Full results and the league table can be viewed via the link on the results page.

Thursday, 1st February 2018
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon bridge

As from 13th February 2018 Ray (Foster) has kindly offered to act as host on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, so anyone without a partner will be assured of a game then as well as at the other hosted sessions. The Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are very enjoyable and attended by players of varying standards. Everyone will be most welcome. Please come.

Sunday, 28th January 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 5


Scores from 28th January 2018.

Bradford 'A'      10    10 Leeds 'A'
Bradford 'B'        2    18 Ilkley 'B'
Bradford 'C'      17      3 Huddersfield 'D'
Bradford 'D'      11      9 Wetherby 'D'
Bradford 'E'           Bye


The 'A' team achieved a creditable draw against the league leaders but it was insufficient to lift them off bottom spot in their division. The 'B' team's heavy defeat at Ilkley has moved them down into the relegation area.


Our 'C' and 'D' teams recorded victories and the 'E' team had a day off with their bye round. Both the teams who played have moved to third place in their respective divisions. The 'D' team are currently in a keen contest for the second promotion spot with 6VP seperating four teams. The leaders in their division have a clear margin but have played an extra game.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


The penultimate matches will be played on 11th February 2018.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Club Defibrillator

The Club will soon have a defibrillator.  If anyone would like training in its use would they please give their name to Susan Hoyle.  Thanks.

Saturday, 20th January 2018
Annual General Meeting

The club a.g.m was attended by just over 50 members. It was followed by the annual prize presentation and a short bridge drive.


Joyce Allard Trophy Winners

Sunday, 14th January 2018
Yorkshire Pairs Competition

Many congratulations to Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn who came second out of 31  in the Yorkshire Pairs competition held on 14thJanuary.  This is the major Open Pairs competition in the county and the leading 5 pairs are invited to represent Yorkshire in the Corwen Trophy  (the EBU Inter-County Pairs Championship).  Well done Gill and Steve!

Sunday, 7th January 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 4


Scores from 7th January 2018.

Malton'A'      16      4 Bradford 'A'
Sheffield 'E'        8    12 Bradford 'B'
Keighley 'D'        4    16 Bradford 'C'
Sheffield 'H'        5    15 Bradford 'D'
Bradford 'E'        9    11 Barnsley 'B'


The 'B', 'C' and 'D' teams recorded victories but 'A' and 'E' fell to defeat at the latest hurdle.


Our only team with a favourable league position are the 'D' side who lie 3rd but with a game less played than the teams above them.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 28th Januay 2018.

Friday, 5th January 2018
The '100' Club

Soon, Morris Brown will be asking members if they would like to take part in the '100' Club this year.

This is a fund-raising venture which, not only contributes revenue for Bradford Bridge Club, but also provides a very pleasant monetary surprise for the winners of the weekly draws.

In 2017 £950 was collected, of which £500 was paid out in Prize money and £450 went into club funds.

Your support for the '100' Club in 2018 would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
Pro-Am Evening League Update

The first  4 rounds of this competition have been completed and at the half-way stage team Winter/Logan have increased their lead at the top.


Full results and the league table can be viewed via the link on the results page.


The next set of matches will be played on 6th February.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017

What an absolutely lovely Christmas Celebration we had on 20th December.  Wine and other drinks, smoked salmon, pastries, various cheeses, Christmas cake  - and that's  to mention only a few of the items!  Thanks to the Bridge Club committee for organising it all – and especial thanks to Margaret and her team who did all the food preparation.  It was great.

Sunday, 17th December 2017
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 3a


Scores from 16th December 2017.

Huddersfield 'E'      15      5   Bradford 'D'
Harrogate 'D'      17      3 Bradford 'E'


No joy for either of the two teams who played today so we look forward to the new year with hopes for an upturn in fortunes.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 7th January 2018 involving all teams on that occasion.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017
Heating at the Club

The heating at the Club is set to come on automatically and, particularly in the freezing weather we have been having, the premises have sometimes been very cold at the start of the evening.  The Club Committee acknowledges this and the system will, in future, be set to switch on a couple of hours earlier so the rooms should be warm by the time people start to arrive.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017
Mixed Pairs Championship Winners

Carole Kelly and Stuart Davies were the winners of our mixed pairs championship with Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn in second place. Congratulations to both pairs.

Saturday, 9th December 2017
Jackpot Pairs

Round 5 of the Jackpot Pairs will take place on Monday 11th December.  The rank order of the leading ten members so far can be seen on the notice board in the Club teaching room.

The first five are:-

George Bak,    Stuart Davies,    Mark Armitage,   Jean Britteon,  Harry  Hoyle.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Pro-Am Evening League Update

As of 5th December three rounds of this competition have been completed.


Team Winter/Logan still lead and by an increased margin.


Full results and the league table can be viewed via the link on the results page.


The next set of matches will be played on 2nd January 2018.

Sunday, 3rd December 2017
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 3


Scores from 3rd December 2017.

Bradford 'A'      15      5 York 'A'
Bradford 'B'        5    15 Wetherby 'A'
Bradford 'C'        4    16 Barnsley 'A'
Bradford 'D'           Bye
Sheffield 'H'      14      6 Bradford 'E'


A welcome first win of the season for the 'A' team. Still in the relegation zone, this victory at least lifts the team off the bottom of the table.


Elsewhere however, a post Christmas dinner hangover descended on our teams. Sadly the best result was achieved by the 'D' team by not playing! This leaves the rest of our teams languishing in mid table although it must be pointed out that the 'D' team have played one less match that all the teams above them. They had led their division before their bye round.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 17th December 2017 for the ‘D’ and ‘E’ teams only and then 7th January 2018 for all teams.

Sunday, 3rd December 2017
Christmas Dinner Thanks

Many thanks to Mike Berry and his assistant Jacqui for all the organisation they did to make the Christmas Dinner such a success.   The food was very good.  Mike, Stuart and Morris gave interesting, informative speeches and we finished with a special Quiz organised by John.  It was a very good evening.  Thank you!

Sunday, 26th November 2017
YCBA Mixed Pivot teams

Congratulations to Stuart Davies, Liz Wickens , George Bak and Gill Copeland who won the Yorkshire Mixed Teams pivot event held on 26th November.  They scored 62  with their nearest rivals on 35 IMPs. An excellent result.  Well done!

Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Club Championship Handicap Pairs

George Bak and Stuart Davies were the winners of this Handicap Pairs event held on November 15th.  Alistair Copeland and Robert Eaton came second, with Philip Roebuck and Raymond Foster in third place.  Congratulations to all three pairs.

Sunday, 12th November 2017
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 2


Scores from 12th November 2017.

Leeds 'B'    16      4 Bradford 'A'
Ripon'A'    19      1 Bradford 'B'
Thirsk 'B'    13      7 Bradford 'C'
Huddersfield 'F'      1    19 Bradford 'D'
Bradford 'E'    16      4 Doncaster 'F'


Good wins for the 'D' and 'E' teams but probably better to draw a veil over the rest.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 3rd December 2017

Sunday, 29th October 2017
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 1


Scores from 29th October 2017.

Sheffield 'A'    20      0 Bradford 'A'
Wetherby 'B'     5    15 Bradford 'B'
Bradford 'C'   12      8 Wetherby 'C'
Bradford 'D'   15      5 Harrogate 'D'
Huddersfield 'E'   19      1 Bradford 'E'


The new season of YCBA Inter-City Leagues commenced today.


Our B and D teams emerged with good victories and the C team also won. However the A and E sides both fell to heavy defeats.


The next round of matches will be played on November 12th.

Thursday, 19th October 2017

Many thanks to Georgina for all the food  she provided on the evening of 18th October.  It was a wonderful spread and much appreciated by everyone!  There were two events that evening -  a YCBA competition for high level players and the usual Club drive.  The results for both can be seen on the Club website

Monday, 16th October 2017
Winners of the Giles Foster Trophy

The  Giles Foster Trophy was won by George Bak, Stuart Davies, Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn playing as a team.  101 IMPs!  What a fantastic score!  Very well done indeed..

Friday, 13th October 2017
Volunteers Wanted

Can anyone spare an hour or two from time to time to help maintain the grounds of the club. Help with clearing litter and leaves and light maintenance work is all that is required.

Anyone interested please contact Margaret Brayshaw.

Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Winners of the Davies Cup

Sixteen pairs competed for the Davies Cup on October 11th.  The event was won by Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn who played excellent bridge right from the start of the match.  Martin Epstein and Jacqui Hutchinson were the runners up.  Congratulations to both pairs.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Convention Cards

Would all members please have a completed convention card with them at the table.  This is good practice and avoids any ambiguities.

Many thanks.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Jackpot Pairs

The final 2016-2017 Jackpot Pairs match has now been played.  The winner is George Bak, with Stuart Davies and Mark Armitage in second and third place respectively.  Congratulations to you all!

Saturday, 16th September 2017
The Joan Aspland Shield Competition

Congratulations to Margaret Dixon and Janice Brear, winners of the Joan Aspland Shield.  Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn were second, with Peter Smith and Betty Bowdery taking third place.


Everyone had a really enjoyable afternoon.  many thanks to those who provided the splendid cakes and scones.


The event raised £185 for the Manorlands hospice.