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!
The Club runs a popular 100 Club which gives participating members a chance to win a prize and also raises some money for the bridge club .
Members donate £10 each and, on a Monday evening, a name is drawn to see who has won. In a normal draw the prize is £10 but on the first Monday in the month the prize is £20 and there are large bonus prizes at Christmas. If you would like to join in please see Morris Brown or leave a note for him behind the bar. The first draw of the new season will be on May 4th.
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.
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!!
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.
Muriel's funeral will be at Nab Wood on Friday November 29th at 2 p.m. She was a lovely person who was very supportive of the Club. We send our sympathy to her family.
Margaret has been transferred to Ward F6 in St Luke's Hospital. We all wish her well and hope that she will be feeling better soon.
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!!
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!
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.
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!