Sunday, 17th February 2019, 5:51pm




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.

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.

Sunday, 6th January 2019
Ann Clegg

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Ann Clegg. Many members will remember her well.  She was an excellent teacher and adored by her students.

The funeral will be on Friday 18th January  2.00 pm at Nab Wood.

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.  

Tuesday, 18th December 2018



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

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.