Sunday, 8th December 2019, 10:31am




Friday, 6th December 2019
Bradford Member's Great Success in San Francisco

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!!  

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
News about Margaret Brayshaw

Good news.  Margaret will be coming out of hospital and returning home on December 4th!

Monday, 2nd December 2019
Yorkshire League Round 3

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 - 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.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Muriel Skinn

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. 

Thursday, 21st November 2019
News about Margaret Brayshaw

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.

Monday, 18th November 2019

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!!

Sunday, 10th November 2019
Yorkshire League Round 2

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:-


Bradford A v Doncaster  A    Won 16-4


Bradford B v Hull B           Won  20-0


Bradford C  v  Ilkley D       Won 12-8


Bradford D v Wakefield  D  Lost 6-14


Bradford  E v Keighley E     Lost 4-16


The next match is on December 1st.

Thursday, 7th November 2019
North Eastern Bridge Association Success

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!

Wednesday, 30th October 2019
The Northern Bridge League

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.

Monday, 28th October 2019
Yorkshire League Round 1

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.

Monday, 21st October 2019
YCBA Mixed Pivot Teams

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!

Wednesday, 16th October 2019
The Davies Cup

The winners of the Davies Cup were Sue Pell and Mark Armitage with Liz Wickens and David Donaldson coming a close second. Congratulations.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Mike Hitchen

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

Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Club Diaries

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.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019
Evening Drive Cancellation 10th October

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.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019
Special Event on October 22nd

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.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019
Isle of Man Congress 2019

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