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!
The winners of the Davies Cup were Sue Pell and Mark Armitage with Liz Wickens and David Donaldson coming a close second. Congratulations.
it is with very great sadness that we have to announce that Mike Hitchen has died. Mike was an extremely nice, popular member of the Club and we will all miss him at the bridge table. Our thoughts are with Jane at this very sad time.
The details of Mike's funeral are posted in the coffee room
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