Sunday, 17th February 2019, 5:37pm




Wednesday, 13th February 2019
The Flitch

Congratulations to Pauline and Chris, our winners of the Flitch competition. Margaret and Lauri came second. Madeleine and James tied with Gill and Alistair in third place.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019
Doncaster Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to George Bak and Steve Blackburn.  They came second in the Doncaster Swiss Pairs held on 3rd February - just 2 VPs behind the leaders.  32 pairs competed.  Well done George and Steve!

Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Club Library

The Bridge Club has a comprehensive library with various books on bidding, defence and declarer play.  All  can be borrowed.  Why not have a look and see if you would like to study one or more of these to improve your play?  The books can be found on the shelf as you go into the main bridge room.

Tuesday, 5th February 2019
Evening League Pro-Am Update

After 5 rounds of this season long competition it's all change at the top.


After a big win in their fifth match Team Davies have captured the lead by 9VP over second placed Team Andrews L.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Sunday, 27th January 2019
Yorkshire League Round 5

Congratulations to our teams on their results in the Yorkshire League matches played on 27th January.  Four of our five teams won their matches and our D team is at the top of its division by a considerable margin.

 The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Scarborough A

Won 13-7

Bradford B

Hull B

Won 15-5

Bradford C

Doncaster D

Lost 7-13

Bradford D

Brighouse D

Won 20-0

Bradford E

Huddersfield F

Won 13-7


The next match will be on Sunday 17th February.

Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Club Subscriptions 2019

Annual subscriptions are due at the beginning of January each year. Members who pay by Direct Debit will have theirs collected on 25 January.
Other members should let David Donaldson have a cheque payable to Bradford Bridge Club, or cash, as soon as possble. The rate is £30.00 for full membership and £12.50 for Daytime only membership. If David is not at the club when you want to pay, please fill in one of the name slips on the bar, and leave it and your payment in one of the plastic bags provided with the TD, as he collects the table money.  Many thanks.

Tuesday, 8th January 2019
Evening League Pro-Am

After four rounds team Andrews L have kept their lead but the margin is now down to 4VP.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Sunday, 6th January 2019
Yorkshire League Round 4

The fourth round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 6th January.  The results for our Club were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Ilkley A

Lost 9-11

Bradford B

Leeds D

Lost 3-17

Bradford C

Garforth B

Drew 10-10

Bradford D

Halifax C

Won 15-5

Bradford E

Ripon B

Won 17-3


Well done to the D and E teams who both won by a good margin.  The final result for the C team was  +2 IMPs in their favour - which in VPs counts as  a draw  -  and, although  the  A team lost in the final round, their match was very close.. 

Many thanks to all who played..

The next match will be  on 27thJanuary.

Thursday, 3rd January 2019
The 2019 Hundred Club

The book for the 2019 Hundred Club is now open and Morris Brown is collecting subscriptions.  Approximately half the money  is returned to members through a weekly draw and the rest goes to the Bridge Club.  The money raised in this way last year was used to buy our new chairs.


Everyone is welcome to join and, if you wish to do so, please let Morris know, either by contacting him directly or by leaving a note behind the bar. The subscription is £10 for the year.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018

What an absolutely great Christmas Celebration we had on 19th December – smoked salmon, prawn vol-au-vents, wonderful cakes and snacks to name but a few of the dishes on offer and wine as well! 

Thanks to the Committee for putting it on and especial thanks to Margaret Brayshaw and her team - you all put in so much effort and time and we are very, very lucky to have members like you.  

Wednesday, 12th December 2018
New Year's Eve

The Club will be open on the evening of 31st December and we will be holding a pairs session. Come and celebrate New Year's Eve by playing your favourite game. 

Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Championship Mixed Pairs

Well done to Gill and Steve. They won the mixed pairs championship played on 12th December.  Carole and Stuart came second - just 0.03% behind!

Thursday, 6th December 2018
Next Year's Committee

Ours is a great Club and it’s really interesting to have some say in the way  it is run and to be in a position to help  decide how it develops. If you would like to be a part of this we'd love to have you on the Club  Committee  - so please don't hesitate to put your name forward before the AGM on 26th January  If you want to know more about the role you can discuss it with Susan, Mark or any of the current Committee members. 

Tuesday, 4th December 2018
December 100 club winners

The 100 Club winners in December are:-

3rd Sandra Andrews  10th Delys Wallace   17th George Bak

Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Evening League Pro-Am

Three rounds of this club competition are now complete and after the latest matches Team Andrews L. lead by a 12VP margin.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Monday, 3rd December 2018
Yorkshire League Round 3

The third round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 2nd December.  The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Doncaster A

Lost 7-13

Bradford B

Doncaster C

Lost 8-12

Bradford C

Wakefield D

Won 13-7

Bradford D

Brighouse C

Lost 4-16

Bradford E

Halifax D

Lost 7-13


The next match will be on Sunday 6th January.

Wednesday, 28th November 2018
YCBA Mixed Pivot teams

Tom Copeland, playing with three others from Leeds, won the YCBA Mixed Pivot Teams event held on 25th November. Sue Pell and Carole Kelly playing with two others came second.   Stuart Davies' team  -  Stuart, Steve Blackburn, Gill Copeland and George Bak - came third.  This was a County event.  Well done to you all..

Thursday, 22nd November 2018
National Inter-Club Knockout

Congratulations to our Bradford A team. They won their first round match in the National Inter-Club Knockout Competition (NICKO), beating a team from Bury  Good luck in the second round!

Friday, 16th November 2018
Handicap Pairs Championship Result

The  raw results for  Wednesday evening 14th November are on the website as usual.  However this was a Club Handicap Pairs event and Pianola does not handle the handicaps correctly.
Handicap Results are as follows (Top 3)
1st Colin Robinson & Ana Karadzhova 64.63%
2nd Elaine van Heel & Harald Luts 64.32%
3rd Peter Franks & Lauri Andrews 62.79%

Well done to all - and especial congratulations to Colin and Ana, the winners of the event

Thursday, 15th November 2018
November 100 Club winners

The 100 Club winners in November are-

5th  Christine Bosworth      12th Bill Prior   19th Margaret Dixon .  26th Liz Brown

Wednesday, 14th November 2018

Our Christmas Celebration this year will be on   Wednesday 19th December.   We're starting at 6.00 p.m. with wine and nibbles and there will be bridge to follow!  It's certain to be a great evening.

Sunday, 11th November 2018
Yorkshire League Round 2


The second round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 11th November.  The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Keighley A

Lost 7-13

Bradford B

Brighouse A

Lost 4-16

Bradford C

Leeds F

Lost 5-15

Bradford D

Harrogate D

Won 16-4

Bradford E

Wakefield E

Draw 10-10


Congratulations to the D team for winning their first two matches each by a considerable margin and to the E team for their draw in this second match. The B team have averaged 11 so far but the A and C teams have yet to find their form.  Good luck to everyone for the next match which will be on Sunday 2nd December.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018
Charity Drive Proceeds

Members will be pleased to hear that the Joan Aspland charity drive raised £160 and this has been sent to Manorlands.

Tuesday, 6th November 2018
Evening League Pro Am

The second round of matches were played on 6th November and the results and league positions can be viewed via the link on the results page.


At the top of the table Team Andrews leads Team Andrews by 5VP (it's true, check it out.)

Sunday, 4th November 2018
Yorkshire League Results Round 1

The first round of the Yorkshire League took place on Sunday 28th October.  The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Leeds C

Lost 4-16

Bradford B

Sheffield F

Won  18-2

Bradford C

Wetherby C

Lost 4-16

Bradford D

Barnsley B

Won 17-3

Bradford E

Keighley E

Lost 8-12


Well done to our B and D teams for winning their respective matches.  Very good luck to everyone playing in the next round on Sunday 11th November.

Thursday, 18th October 2018
Stuart's Birthday Bash

Members who turned up to play in the evening session on 17th October had a lovely surprise!  It was Stuart's birthday and he had provided all kinds of pies and cakes to eat in the interval.  Thank you so very much Stuart and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Club Diary

This year's  diaries should be out by the end of October, so look out for the box in the Club and please take your copy when it is available.


Unfortunately Stuart will be unable to organise the production of the diary next year.  We thank him for all he has done in this regard and are looking for someone else to take over. 


If you feel that you could help please DO volunteer.  Otherwise, if no-one comes forward, there will be no diary next year.

Monday, 15th October 2018
Bradford National Success

Members will be interested to know that the  team of Gill Copeland, Stuart Davies, Steve Blackburn and George Bak have been competing for the Hubert Phillips Plate - the national mixed pivot teams consolation final.  They won the first round, had a bye in the second and won the third and  so will now play in the quarter final.  We wish them the very best of luck in the rest of the competition.

Thursday, 11th October 2018
Monday 5th November at 7.10

Kath Moorhouse invites you to celebrate her 60th Wedding Anniversary

At the Interval of the Bridge session, Kath would like to treat you to a tasty supper.  As it is Bonfire Night, she is generously providing some delicious Plot Fayre of Pie and Peas, Parkin Pigs and wine for everyone to enjoy.

For catering purposes, could you please sign the sheet in the tea room.

Thursday, 11th October 2018
Davies Cup Winners

Many congratulations  to Georgina and Peter who won the Davies Cup on Wednesday 10th October and to Gill and Sandra who came second. This was a Swiss pairs competition and sixteen pairs took part.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
100 Club October Winners

100 Club winners  are:-   1st October   Liz Brown   8th Jacqui Hutchinson   15th Betty Bowdery. 22nd Kath Jagger   29th Steve Blackburn

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Jackpot Competition Final Results

The final results of the hotly contested Club Jackpot competition are now in!  The winner was George Bak (1200 points) who was marginally ahead of Stuart Davies (1194) and Mark Armitage (1093).  Sixty four members competed over the year and the top ten were as follows:-



George Bak


Stuart Davies


Mark Armitage


Harry Hoyle


Robert Eaton


Steve Blackburn


Alan Jarvis


David Donaldson


Jean Britteon


Peter Smith

The first match of the 2018-19 competition is on Monday 8th October and the second on Wednesday 24thOctober.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
The Club Diary

Due to various circumstances, this year’s Club diary has not yet been printed.  We will have it available as soon as we can and hope that copies should be ready about the middle of November.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Evening Leage Pro-Am

The scores from round 1 of this season's competition are now available via the link on the reults page.


Team Eaton has the early lead.

Wednesday, 26th September 2018
100 Club September

September winners are 3rd Harry Hoyle. 10th Paul Belsten 17th Margaret Brayshaw 24th Joanne Johnson

Friday, 21st September 2018
Club Mentoring Scheme

The Club is going to be running a  scheme whereby pairs who wish to work towards improving their game will be allocated a mentor. This is a great opportunity for members to take their bridge to a higher level.  For full details please see the poster on the front page of the website or refer to the one on the Club noticeboard.  

Tuesday, 11th September 2018
Bradford Successes in the Isle of Man Congress

In the Manx Bridge Union Congress Stuart Davies and Paul Belsten won the Mixed and Open pairs event held on the 10th September and they came second in the Swiss Pairs on the 8th.  It was a long way to travel but worth it!  Congratulations.

Saturday, 1st September 2018
Winners of the Joan Aspland Shield

Many congratulations to Hazel and John who won the trophy given in memory of Joan Aspland and competed for on September 1.  Mark and Louise were second. Well played.  You can see the full results on the Club website.