Friday, 14th December 2018, 8:41pm




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

Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Evening League Pro-Am

Three rounds of this club competition are now complete and after the latest matches Team Andrews L. lead by a 12VP margin.


All the match results and the league positions can be viewed here.

Monday, 3rd December 2018
Yorkshire League Round 3

The third round of the Yorkshire League was played on Sunday 2nd December.  The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Doncaster A

Lost 7-13

Bradford B

Doncaster C

Lost 8-12

Bradford C

Wakefield D

Won 13-7

Bradford D

Brighouse C

Lost 4-16

Bradford E

Halifax D

Lost 7-13


The next match will be on Sunday 6th January.

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.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018
Charity Drive Proceeds

Members will be pleased to hear that the Joan Aspland charity drive raised £160 and this has been sent to Manorlands.

Tuesday, 6th November 2018
Evening League Pro Am

The second round of matches were played on 6th November and the results and league positions can be viewed via the link on the results page.


At the top of the table Team Andrews leads Team Andrews by 5VP (it's true, check it out.)

Sunday, 4th November 2018
Yorkshire League Results Round 1

The first round of the Yorkshire League took place on Sunday 28th October.  The results were as follows:-


Bradford A   

Leeds C

Lost 4-16

Bradford B

Sheffield F

Won  18-2

Bradford C

Wetherby C

Lost 4-16

Bradford D

Barnsley B

Won 17-3

Bradford E

Keighley E

Lost 8-12


Well done to our B and D teams for winning their respective matches.  Very good luck to everyone playing in the next round on Sunday 11th November.

Thursday, 18th October 2018
Stuart's Birthday Bash

Members who turned up to play in the evening session on 17th October had a lovely surprise!  It was Stuart's birthday and he had provided all kinds of pies and cakes to eat in the interval.  Thank you so very much Stuart and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Club Diary

This year's  diaries should be out by the end of October, so look out for the box in the Club and please take your copy when it is available.


Unfortunately Stuart will be unable to organise the production of the diary next year.  We thank him for all he has done in this regard and are looking for someone else to take over. 


If you feel that you could help please DO volunteer.  Otherwise, if no-one comes forward, there will be no diary next year.

Monday, 15th October 2018
Bradford National Success

Members will be interested to know that the  team of Gill Copeland, Stuart Davies, Steve Blackburn and George Bak have been competing for the Hubert Phillips Plate - the national mixed pivot teams consolation final.  They won the first round, had a bye in the second and won the third and  so will now play in the quarter final.  We wish them the very best of luck in the rest of the competition.

Thursday, 11th October 2018
Monday 5th November at 7.10

Kath Moorhouse invites you to celebrate her 60th Wedding Anniversary

At the Interval of the Bridge session, Kath would like to treat you to a tasty supper.  As it is Bonfire Night, she is generously providing some delicious Plot Fayre of Pie and Peas, Parkin Pigs and wine for everyone to enjoy.

For catering purposes, could you please sign the sheet in the tea room.

Thursday, 11th October 2018
Davies Cup Winners

Many congratulations  to Georgina and Peter who won the Davies Cup on Wednesday 10th October and to Gill and Sandra who came second. This was a Swiss pairs competition and sixteen pairs took part.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
100 Club October Winners

100 Club winners  are:-   1st October   Liz Brown   8th Jacqui Hutchinson   15th Betty Bowdery. 22nd Kath Jagger   29th Steve Blackburn

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Jackpot Competition Final Results

The final results of the hotly contested Club Jackpot competition are now in!  The winner was George Bak (1200 points) who was marginally ahead of Stuart Davies (1194) and Mark Armitage (1093).  Sixty four members competed over the year and the top ten were as follows:-



George Bak


Stuart Davies


Mark Armitage


Harry Hoyle


Robert Eaton


Steve Blackburn


Alan Jarvis


David Donaldson


Jean Britteon


Peter Smith

The first match of the 2018-19 competition is on Monday 8th October and the second on Wednesday 24thOctober.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
The Club Diary

Due to various circumstances, this year’s Club diary has not yet been printed.  We will have it available as soon as we can and hope that copies should be ready about the middle of November.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
Evening Leage Pro-Am

The scores from round 1 of this season's competition are now available via the link on the reults page.


Team Eaton has the early lead.

Wednesday, 26th September 2018
100 Club September

September winners are 3rd Harry Hoyle. 10th Paul Belsten 17th Margaret Brayshaw 24th Joanne Johnson

Friday, 21st September 2018
Club Mentoring Scheme

The Club is going to be running a  scheme whereby pairs who wish to work towards improving their game will be allocated a mentor. This is a great opportunity for members to take their bridge to a higher level.  For full details please see the poster on the front page of the website or refer to the one on the Club noticeboard.  

Tuesday, 11th September 2018
Bradford Successes in the Isle of Man Congress

In the Manx Bridge Union Congress Stuart Davies and Paul Belsten won the Mixed and Open pairs event held on the 10th September and they came second in the Swiss Pairs on the 8th.  It was a long way to travel but worth it!  Congratulations.

Saturday, 1st September 2018
Winners of the Joan Aspland Shield

Many congratulations to Hazel and John who won the trophy given in memory of Joan Aspland and competed for on September 1.  Mark and Louise were second. Well played.  You can see the full results on the Club website.

Thursday, 16th August 2018
Club Diary

Stuart has been organising the production of our very useful diary/information booklet for a number of years and we are very grateful for this.  However, he is extremely busy at the moment and this means that this year the diary will appear at a later date than usual.  Ideally Stuart would like someone else to take over the task in 2019.

Is there anyone who would be prepared to do this?

Wednesday, 8th August 2018
Joan Aspland Shield

This relaxed Charity Drive will be held on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 1.00pm. All proceeds will go to Manorlands Hospice. Complimentary refreshments will be available at the interval.  Everyone is very welcome.  For catering purposes, please sign the list in the tearoom if you would like to attend.

Ray Foster has very kindly said that he will act as host - so you can come without a partner.

Tuesday, 7th August 2018
EBU Play with the Experts Success

This year the EBU Summer Festival 'Play with the Experts'  was held as a multi-venue competition, with the same hands played at a few venues around the country, and then scored across the field.  It was a pairs event, but used team-style scoring. At the  end of the evening all N/S pairs  'scored-up' using the scorecard of a pair of experts who previously played the E/W cards. The E/W pairs  scored-up with the 'expert' N/S pair.


Stuart Davies and George Bak, sitting N-S in this national competition, played extremely well and came 3rd out of the 62 N-S  competing pairs.  A great result!

Also at the Summer Festival,  Stuart and George, with an excellent  score of 61.05%, came 13th out of 185 pairs in the GCH Fox championship held on 7th August.

Monday, 6th August 2018
Yorkshire League

Yorkshire League Dates

We will, once again, be entering teams in the 2018-2019 Yorkshire League.  This is just an advance notification that the dates are as follows, so please put them in your diary and keep them free:-



Match 1

28th October 2018

Match 2

11th November 2018

Match 3

2nd December 2018

Match 4

6th January 2019

Match 5

27th January 2019

Match 6

17th February 2019

Match 7

3rd March 2019

Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Pro-Am Evening League 2018/19

Next Season's Pro-Am Evening League competition begins on Tuesday 2nd October.

Teams of 4 compete on a Tuesday evening once a month for approximately 7 sessions.  Each team is captained by a more experienced player who will provide encouragement and talk about the hands at the end of each session.

If you are interested, please sign the sheet in the tearoom by Friday 31st August.

If you have any queries, please contact Jacqui Hutchinson.

Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Yorkshire PWE

Georgina Wooler, playing with Olga Bartram from Leeds, came 4th in Yorkshire's Play Without an Expert competition held at York on 23rd July. Twenty pairs competed. Well done.

Monday, 16th July 2018
Club Championship Mixed Pivot Teams

Congratulations to Steve, Stuart, Gill and George - the winners of our Club Championship Mixed Pivot Teams competition.

Sunday, 15th July 2018
Yorkshire Flitch

Lauri and Margaret Andrews came fourth in the Yorkshire County Flitch competition held at Doncaster on July 15th. Well played.

Wednesday, 11th July 2018
Hill Pairs

Congratulations to George and Stuart, this year's winners of the Hill Pairs competition. They overtook the runners up - Madeleine and Sue - in the last round.  Well done to both pairs.

Wednesday, 11th July 2018
Jackpot Pairs

The Jackpot competition is hotting up and the current rank order and points of the leading ten members can be seen on the board in the Teaching Room. 

After 18 events the top five so far are:-

1= George Bak and Stuart Davies (1138)    3. Mark Armitage (1066)   4. Robert Eaton (781)    5 Harry Hoyle (685)

Closely following  are  Steve Blackburn, Alan Jarvis, David Donaldson, Jacqui Hutchinson and Jean Britteon

Sunday, 8th July 2018
Waddington Cup Final - Results

The Waddington Cup final is a Yorkshire County competition.  Initial  rounds are played within each qualifying club and the best Club teams then go forward into the final.  Thirteen teams from different clubs competed.  

Stuart Davies’ team of Stuart, George Bak, Mark Armitage and  Steve Blackburn played very well and were the runners up.   Our other team of Alan and Kath Jagger, Margaret and Lauri Andrews came ninth.   Very well done to both teams.

Thursday, 28th June 2018
Malton Cup Addition

Many apologies for inadvertently missing off further really important Club news in the item about the Malton Cup.  Bradford member Tom Copeland, playing with three others from Sheffield, was in the winning team!!!

Monday, 25th June 2018
Malton Cup June 24

Congratulations to the team of  Stuart Davies. George Bak, Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn.  They came second in Malton Bridge Club's Malton Cup, held at York Bridge Club on 24th June, losing by only 3 IMP!.  Bradford new member Pete Franks, playing with three others,  came third. Well done to all concerned.

Sunday, 17th June 2018
Yorkshire Mixed Pairs Final

Congratulations to Lauri and Margaret Andrews. They came third in the final of the Yorkshire Mixed Pairs held on 17th June. This is a competition that is open to any mixed pairs from Yorkshire, so very well done, you two!