The Yorkshire Pairs is the major Open Pairs competition in the County with the top 5 pairs being invited to represent Yorkshire in the EBU county pairs championship.
Three Bradford members were competing in this top level match on January 12th and all did extremely well. Alan Jarvis, playing with a member of Leeds, came first and Stuart Davies and partner George Bak came second. Good luck to them all in the inter county final!
This competition has now passed the halfway stage.
The latest round of matches saw the lead change hands and team Andrews L. now have an 8VP lead over team Andrews M.
However with the two at the top yet to meet there is all to play for in the last two rounds. Team Jagger in third spot could also come into the mix.
Congratulations to our A and B teams who both won their fourth round match and to the E team whose closely fought match resulted in a draw. The full results together with the current rank order for each division can be seen on the YCBA website.
Club members had a great time at the Christmas Celebration held on 18th December. Many, many thanks to Margaret Andrews and her helper Lauri. The food was really lovely and much appreciated. THANK YOU!!
This is just a reminder that there will be NO DRIVE on the afternoon of Tuesday 31st December. The Tuesday drives will resume the following week.
Our E team played exceptionally well on December 15th winning their match by 20-0. A really great result.
The next match is for all teams and will be played on January 5th.
The Tuesday afternoon drive is holding its Christmas buffet next Tuesday December 17th starting at 12.30-12.45pm with bridge at 1.30pm. People are bringing along some snacks and everyone is welcome.
Congratulations to Sandra Andrews & Peter Franks who have won this club championship event. Their 65% score was enough to pip Louise & Mark Armitage who took the runner up spot and Sharon & Stephen Halston in third place. 20 pairs took part. Well done Sandra & Peter!
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!!
Good news. Margaret is out of hospital and she returned home on December 4th!
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 www.ycba.co.uk - 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.
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.