Sunday, 8th December 2019, 10:20am




Friday, 6th December 2019
Bradford Member's Great Success in San Francisco

Gill Copeland,  with son Tom, has been playing in the National American Bridge Congress in San Francisco with resounding success.  There were about 1,000 tables in play each day and many different events with Gill and Tom coming first out of 385 players in the  final they were competing in on December 1st.    

It's great to know that Bradford players can do so well in a national congress in another country!!  

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
News about Margaret Brayshaw

Good news.  Margaret will be coming out of hospital and returning home on December 4th!

Monday, 2nd December 2019
Yorkshire League Round 3

Round 3 was not as good for us as the previous two rounds have been but our A team is to be congratulated on a win and the E team drew their match. The full results can be seen on the YCBA website - then click onto Yorkshire League, then Match 3. The current rank order for each division can also be found there. The next match is for the E team only and will take place on December 15th.

Monday, 18th November 2019

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!!

Saturday, 16th November 2019
Bradford Bridge Club Committee

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

Sunday, 10th November 2019
Yorkshire League Round 2

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:-


Bradford A v Doncaster  A    Won 16-4


Bradford B v Hull B           Won  20-0


Bradford C  v  Ilkley D       Won 12-8


Bradford D v Wakefield  D  Lost 6-14


Bradford  E v Keighley E     Lost 4-16


The next match is on December 1st.

Thursday, 7th November 2019
North Eastern Bridge Association Success

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!

Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Evening League Pro-Am

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.

Wednesday, 30th October 2019
The Northern Bridge League

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.

Monday, 28th October 2019
Yorkshire League Round 1

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.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
The Joan Aspland Shield Competition

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.

Monday, 21st October 2019
YCBA Mixed Pivot Teams

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!

Wednesday, 16th October 2019
The Davies Cup

The winners of the Davies Cup were Sue Pell and Mark Armitage with Liz Wickens and David Donaldson coming a close second. Congratulations.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Club Diaries

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.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019
Evening Drive Cancellation 10th October

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.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019
Special Event on October 22nd

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.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019
Isle of Man Congress 2019

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

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

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.

Monday, 12th August 2019
EBU Summer Congress

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)


Monday, 5th August 2019
August Winners 100 Club

The August 100 Club winners are


5 August. Susan Hoyle

12 August  Pat Benson

19 August  Carole Binnie

26 August  Eleanor Senior

Tuesday, 30th July 2019
EBU Diaries

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.

Saturday, 27th July 2019
Scarborough Congress

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.

Thursday, 18th July 2019
Pro-Am Evening League 2019/20

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

Monday, 15th July 2019
Mixed Pivot Teams Winners

Congratulations to Stephen, Sharon, Elaine and Peter.  They won the Mixed Pivot Teams Championship held on Monday 15th July

Sunday, 14th July 2019
The Yorkshire Flitch

Louise and Mark Armitage came fourth in the County Yorkshire Flitch held at Doncaster on July 14th.  Very well done.

Thursday, 11th July 2019
Host 17th July 2019

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. 

Wednesday, 10th July 2019
Winners of the Hill Pairs

Congratulations to George and Stuart - our winners of the Hill Pairs competition.  Morris Brown and Cath Riley came second.  Well done.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
July 100 Club Winners

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

Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Yorkhire League Match Dates 2019-2020

The dates for next season's Yorkshire League matches have been published - so please put them in your diaries!

2019 - 2020
27th October 2019
10th November 2019
1st December 2019
15th December 2019
5th January 2020
19th January 2020
26th January 2020
16th February 2020
8th March 2020

Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Vera Walton Comp Winners

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