Monday, 22nd April 2019, 9:09pm




Monday, 15th April 2019
April 15th Handicapped Result

Monday 15th April was a handicapped  event and seven teams competed.  The raw results can be seen by clicking the Results Tab in the usual way.  However Pianola does not deal with the handicaps.  The final result for the top four teams, with the handicap applied, is as follows:-  


    Adjusted I.M.P.s
1 Stephen & Sharon Halston. Kath Fort , Peter Smith 102
2 George Bak, Stuart Davies, Gill Copeland, Steve Blackburn 69
3 Liz Brown, Joyce Carey. John Lomas, Morris Brown  40
4 Robert Eaton, Jacqui Hutchinson, Alistair Copeland, Clive Naylor 35

Wednesday, 10th April 2019
Haslock Trophy Winners

Many congratulations to the winners of the Haslock Trophy - Hazel Greenwood and Margaret Brayshaw.  Very well played - a great result!

Thursday, 4th April 2019
Jim Newby

Many of our members attended the celebration of Jim’s life held at Bradford Cathedral on April 4th.

We all knew him through his bridge but he was also a most accomplished, talented and popular musician, known around the world for his Gilbert and Sullivan arrangements.   An accompanist, teacher, consultant, composer and director, he also wrote an opera and arranged many commissioned orchestrations.  Jim was the founding musical director of the International G & S Festival and the professional G & S Opera company, won awards and toured throughout the UK and America directing various companies and societies.

He will be sadly missed within our Club.  Our thoughts are with Madeleine.

Monday, 25th March 2019

Is anyone interested in a DOMESTIC HALF SIZE DISHWASHER?   This had been used for about 2 years at home and then donated to the Club but has had very little use since.    It’s in the Club kitchen if you want to have a look.  We suggest that if you would like it a donation is made to the Club.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019
James Newby

As members know, Jim very sadly died suddenly earlier this month.

His funeral will be at  11.30 am  on Thursday 4th April at Scholemoor Crematorium,  Lidget Green, BD7 2PS.  It is for friends and family and will be followed by a service of thanksgiving for his life at Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill  BD1 4EH  at 1.00 pm.

Monday, 18th March 2019
Future Club Training and Seminars

The Mentoring system seems to be working extremely well and still has several months to run.  The Club would now also  like to organise some stand-alone seminars on topics of interest. For instance, a seminar topic could be on team tactics or further conventions or cue bidding and splinters or defence etc.  If you have the necessary expertise and would be willing to run one of these seminars it would be great  - so please let someone on the Committee know.

Monday, 18th March 2019
Handicap Teams Championship winners

The winner of the Club Championship Handicap Teams held on 18th March was Robert's team - Robert Eaton, Janice Brear, Alistair Copeland and Clive Naylor.  Well done, all of you!

Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Club Championship Pairs Event

Congratulations to Louise Armitage and Sandra Andrews who won the Ladies Championship Pairs Drive on March 13th and to Alistair Copeland and Alan Jarvis who won the Men's event.

Many thanks to Stuart for all the work that he put in running two events simultaneously.  It was really appreciated by everyone who played.

Monday, 4th March 2019
James Newby

Members will be shocked and saddened to hear that Jim Newby died in his sleep on the weekend of 2nd/3rd March.  Our thoughts are very much with Madeleine at this sad time.

Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Yorkshire League Round 7

The results for the final match in this season’s Yorkshire League are as follows:-


Bradford A   

Doncaster B

Won 20-0

Bradford B

Keighley B

Lost 5-15

Bradford C

Huddersfield C

Lost 7-13

Bradford D

Wetherby D

Lost 7-13

Bradford E


Lost 14-6


 Special congratulations to Team D who finished the season at the top of their division which means that they will be promoted next year.  Well done to the A team for their 20-0 win on March 3rd!!

Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Waddington Shield Success

 The Bradford team of Stuart Davies, Alan Jarvis, Steve Blackburn and Gill Copeland have reached the semi-finals of the Waddington Shield, the annual Yorkshire k/o teams event. This is the major county teams-of-four competition. The winners will represent the YCBA in the EBU Pachabo Cup competition (inter-county teams of four championship). We wish our team well for the next round.

Friday, 1st March 2019
The Porch Light

Please note that the movement activated  light in the Club porch  is now working and switching on.  It has a timer and will stay on for about thirty seconds when activated and then switch off automatically.  So, if you are a keyholder, just leave it when you lock up.  You don't have to turn it off manually.

Tuesday, 19th February 2019
Bill Prior

We regret to tell members that Bill Prior has died.     Bill was an enthusiastic bridge player and a generous supporter to the Club.     Do you remember his “if, in the next three months, you bid and make a grand slam collect your drink from the bar?” That’s one way of boosting the bar sales and providing sponsorship!


He was a very generous donor to various charities and throughout his slow decline had remained cheerful with never a grumble.

On Monday, 25th February, there will be a service at 11.30a.m. at St. Barnabas’ Church, Ashwell Road, Heaton,  Bradford, followed by a reception at The Bradford Club, Piece Hall Yard, Bradford.

Monday, 18th February 2019
Ladies Team Event

The winning ladies team in the competition held on 18th February was made up of Gill Copeland, Georgina Wooler, Georgie Ramseyer and Jacqui Hutchinson.  Well played.

Monday, 18th February 2019
Mens Team Event

This was a really exciting event with great competition especially between the two top teams! In the end Stuart Davies, John Dickson, George Bak and Steve Blackburn just managd to beat the team of Robert Eaton, David Donaldson,Harry Hoyle and Clive Naylor.

Sunday, 17th February 2019
Yorkshire League Round 6

Very well done to our teams on their results in the Yorkshire League matches played on 17 February.  Four won their matches.


Our D team remains at the top of its division and as long as they win their next match by 11-9 or more they will be the winners however well the other clubs score.  The E team is also doing well and is second in its division at the moment.

The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Hull A

Won 18-2

Bradford B

Wetherby B

Won 13-7

Bradford C

Halifax A

Lost 8-12

Bradford D

Ilkley E

Won 11-9

Bradford E

Doncaster F

Won 18-2


The final match in the series will be on Sunday 3rd March.

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.

Monday, 28th January 2019
Paul Renton

We are sad to report the death of Paul Renton, one of our members. Paul used to play in the Daytime drives but has not been able to attend for over a year. His funeral will be at Rawdon Crematorium on February 4th at 11.00 am.

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.