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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. 

Sunday, 9th June 2019
The Yorkshire Congress

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.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019
Club Mentoring Scheme

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, 3rd June 2019
Thank you Kath

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.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
Venue for The Yorkshire Mixed Pairs

Please note that the venue for the Yorkshire  Mixed Pairs event to be held on Sunday June 16th is Wetherby Bridge Club.  The competition is NOT at Bradford.

Full details of the event can be found at

Monday, 20th May 2019
The winners of the Joyce Allard Trophy

On Monday May 20th the winners of the Joyce Allard Trophy were Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Lynn Nutton, Georgie Ramseyer and Richard King.  Well done to you all.

Sunday, 19th May 2019
Castle Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Stuart Davies and Alan Jarvis who won this event at Huddersfield bridge club on May 19th. Also to George Bak, Steve Blackburn and Carole Kelly. George and Steve came third in the same event tieing with Carole and her partner - Geoff Kenyon from Doncaster. Twenty four pairs from over the region competed.