Friday, 25th May 2018, 1:24pm




Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Joyce Allard Trophy Winners

The Joyce Allard Trophy was won by the team comprising John Bastow, Madeleine Newby,  Susan Hoyle and Pat Benson.  A very good result - Well done!

Sunday, 20th May 2018
Bradford winners Huddersfield Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Bradford members Stuart Davies and Alan Jarvis. They won the Castle Swiss Pairs organised  by Huddersfield Bridge Club. There were six matches in the competition and Stuart and Alan won three of these 20-0!  Well done.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018
Joyce Allard Trophy

Don't forget that it is a Championship Team Event this coming Monday 21st May.  Members will be competing for the Joyce Allard trophy.  Do try to get a team together! if you would like to play but do not yet have a full team please put in a partner request on Pianola.

Thursday, 10th May 2018
Charity Bottle Donation to Manorlands

Thanks to the many people who put something into the Charity Bottle on the bar. Every so often this is emptied and the contents are given to charity.  David organised this recently and you will be pleased to know that a cheque for £59.00 is being sent to Manorlands.  Manorlands is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in West Yorkshire. They are there for people aged 18 and over living with conditions such as cancer, heart failure and lung disease

Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Data Protection Act

Recent changes to this act have required us to formalise our privacy policy. Accordingly a link to the Club Privacy Statement is now available on this page and in the Members Lounge.

Sunday, 22nd April 2018
Bradford Open Swiss Pairs Winners

Congratulations to George Bak and Stuart Davies who won the Bradford Open Swiss Pairs on 22nd April.  It was a really closely fought competition with the Bradford pair winning by just one VP.  It was great that the winners this year came from the home club.  Well done.

Saturday, 21st April 2018
Minutes of Committee Meetings

It is hoped that, eventually, the minutes of each Committee meeting will be published on the members’ area of our website.  In the meantime, this is a reminder that copies of the minutes are always available to members and can, as usual, be found in the blue file in the cupboard in the main bridge room. 

Thursday, 12th April 2018
Haslock Trophy

Congratulations to Alan and Kathleen Jagger winners of the Haslock trophy. Well done.

Saturday, 7th April 2018
Peter Smith's Birthday Party

Over seventy people came to Peter’s 80th birthday party on April 7th and we had a wonderful time. The bridge was handicapped, with the winners being

1st Jacqui Hutchinson & Georgie Ramseyer
2nd Robert Eaton & Lynn Nutton

1st Pat Benson & Rita Trickett
2nd Chris & Pauline Fort

The results without the applied handicap can be seen on the website.

We knew Peter had said that there would be wine and cheese in the interval – but it turned out to be a lovely buffet as well.  Thank you so much Peter.   Thanks  also  to Sue Sheldrick,  Sheila Kaye and Joyce Carey who shopped and helped to set everything up     and to Stuart Davies for organising the bridge so efficiently.

There was a collection for  Peter’s chosen charity - The Children’s Trust, which supports children with a brain injury.    £211.50 was raised.  


Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
Pro-Am Evening League - Final Update

In a thrilling finale to this year's competition, team Berry managed to hang on to their 1VP lead. So they are this season's champions. Well done!


Thanks to everyone who supported this competition during the dark winter nights especially to Stuart Davies who organised everything.


The final league table and all the results can be viewed here.


Apologies for the prior erroneous news item.

Monday, 2nd April 2018
April 11th Haslock Trophy

The Club session on Wednesday April 11th will run as usual.   Pairs who play in the session are eligible for the Haslock Trophy if they have an average handicap of 52% or less, either on that day or in the preceding month.

Friday, 30th March 2018
EBU Northern Easter Festival Successes

Gill Copeland and George Bak have won the Mixed Pairs Event in the EBU's Northern Easter Festival on the 30th March.  They scored 62.04% in a field of 22 competing pairs.  An excellent result and well deserved.

Also to be congratulated are John Bastow and Hazel Greenwood who, playing in the Improvers pairs section at the same Festival, came 6th with 54.69%.  Well done John and Hazel.

Thursday, 29th March 2018
New EBU Competition 12th April

A new EBU competition has been introduced for bridge players who are below the rank of Master (less than 5000 black local points)

A qualifying heat will be held at Bradford on Thursday 12th April, starting at 7.10 p.m. - and the leading 50% will be eligible to play in the area final

The area final  (24 boards) will be held at York Bridge Club on Tuesday 15th May, the entry fee for which will be £10.00 and will include afternoon tea -   and trophies and prize money for the winners

Monday, 19th March 2018
HandicapTeams Championship

Congratulations to Stuart, George, Gill and Steve. They won the Handicap Teams Championship by a massive margin. Very well played!!

Monday, 19th March 2018
A Word From Our Chairman

Mark has asked us to display the following message:


"Just a note to thank all those members who helped to clear the club car park of snow on the Sunday of the last Yorkshire League matches. I know it was much appreciated by all of our opponents attending the club that day. Brilliant work."


Here also is the text of 2 emails we received:


"Can I, on behalf of Huddersfield Bridge Club, thank the members of Bradford Bridge Club for their outstanding hospitality yesterday.

Their efforts in clearing the car park of snow and ice were nothing short of heroic, and we were very well looked after before and during the matches.

Kind Regards

Patrick Trevanion"


"I would like to thank you and other members of Bradford bridge club for clearing the car park and ramp and carrying my wheelchair up the stairs.

it's getting too difficult for me and I can't go to Huddersfield B C because of the steps so don't know whether I will be seeing you in the future unless maybe I get a couple of new hips.



Thanks to all involved.

Wednesday, 14th March 2018
The New Pairs Champions

Liz Brown and Joyce Carey won the Ladies' Championship Pairs competition on March 14th. Mark Armitage and Harry Hoyle won the Men's.  Full details can be seen by clicking onto the Results tab on the Club website.  Congratulations to both pairs!

Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Pro-Am Evening League Update

Six of the seven rounds are now complete and team Berry now lead by 1VP from team Winter/Logan. The previous leaders, team Jagger, have dropped to third some 6VP behind the second placed team. A further 4VP behind them come team Donaldson.


So an exciting finale in prospect in the final round to be played on 3rd April 2018.


All results and the league table can be view using the link on the results page.

Sunday, 4th March 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 7


Scores from 4th March 2018.

Bradford 'A'       7   13 Huddersfield 'A'
Bradford 'B'       8   12 Huddersfield 'B'
Huddersfield 'C'       P     P Bradford 'C'
Bradford 'D'     12     8 Brighouse 'D'
Bradford 'E'     12     8 Keighley 'E'


A disappointing end to the season. Our 'B' team are definitely relegated and only the most unlikely outcome of a postponed game in Division 1 can save the 'A' team from the same fate.


Our 'C' team match was sidelined by a combination of weather and a late injury to one of the team. They have a theoretical chance of promotion but will require specific outcomes from the two remaining fixtures in their Division.


The 'D' team finished fourth in their Division and the 'E' team fell into the bottom half of the same Division. These two teams had the best performances in todays matches.


Thanks to everyone who turned out to venues all over Yorkshire during Autumn and Winter, especially in todays weather.  And a huge thanks to all those who rallied round to produce the refreshments for the home fixtures.


Let's hope for bigger and better things next year.


The final league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.

Monday, 26th February 2018
The E.B.U. Grand Masters Pairs 2018

Stuart Davies and George Bak played superbly in the E.B.U.'s Grand Master Pairs and came third out of the twenty pairs competing. To play in the event one had  to be a Grand Master partnering either another Grand Master or a Premier Life Master and all players had to hold the rank of an Ace - so there was a lot of competition and this was a great achievement.  Well done Stuart and George.

Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Jackpot Pairs

The next two Jackpot Pairs competitions will be on 28th February and 12th March.

The leader board in the teaching room lists the names of the top ten members so far. After the first eight matches George Bak is in the top spot closely followed by Mark Armitage, Stuart Davies, Harry Hoyle and Jean Britteon.  

Monday, 19th February 2018
Ladies Teams Championship

Congratulations to our 2018 Championship Ladies team winners - Georgina Wooler, Gill Copeland, Georgie Ramseyer and Jacqui Hutchinson. Well played.

Monday, 19th February 2018
Men's Teams Championship

George Bak, Stuart Davies, Alan Jarvis and Steve Blackburn won the Men's Championship Teams competition.  Well done, gentlemen.

Wednesday, 14th February 2018
St Valentine Day Flitch Champions

Our 2018 Flitch champions are Mark and Louise (Armitage).  Congratulations, you two!!

Sunday, 11th February 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 6


Scores from 11th February 2018.

Scarborough 'A'       1   19 Bradford 'A'
Bradford 'B'       9   11 Garforth 'A'
Bradford 'C'     15     5 Leeds 'F'
Bradford 'D'       9    11 Halifax 'C'
Brighouse 'D'     14      6 Bradford 'E'


Their best result this season sent the 'A' team into mid-table. A last day win or even a narrow defeat will keep them in the top division next season.


Despite a close defeat, our 'B' team has improved to one place above the relegation spots. It is a very delicate position in that division and they will need to be on their toes in the last match.


A good victory for the 'C' team takes them to third in their league but they are 10VP behind second spot so they will need some luck if they are to gain a promotion place.


Defeats for 'D' and 'E' leaves the former in mid-table and the latter in the bottom half of their division.


Plenty to play for in the final matches which will be played on 4th March 2018.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.

Friday, 9th February 2018
Bridge England Pairs

The Club participated in the  Bridge England Sim Pairs competition on Wednesday 7th February and the national results are now on the EBU website and can be seen on  Assuming that all participating Clubs have sent their results in to the EBU, there were 176 competing pairs.  Out of the Bradford contingent, Harry Hoyle and Martin Epstein gained the  highest percentage.  They scored 62.70% and came 7th nationally. 

Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Doncaster Swiss Pairs

Steve Blackburn and George Bak came third out of the forty pairs competing in the Doncaster Swiss Pairs event held on 4th February.  


Well done, both of you.

Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Pro-Am Evening League Update

After 5 rounds. this competition has developed into a keenly contested event.


Team Jagger has taken the lead but only 2VP seperates the top three teams (Jagger, Winter/Logan and Berry).


So everything to play for in the final two matches the first of which will be played on 6th March.


Full results and the league table can be viewed via the link on the results page.

Thursday, 1st February 2018
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon bridge

As from 13th February 2018 Ray (Foster) has kindly offered to act as host on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, so anyone without a partner will be assured of a game then as well as at the other hosted sessions. The Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are very enjoyable and attended by players of varying standards. Everyone will be most welcome. Please come.

Sunday, 28th January 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 5


Scores from 28th January 2018.

Bradford 'A'      10    10 Leeds 'A'
Bradford 'B'        2    18 Ilkley 'B'
Bradford 'C'      17      3 Huddersfield 'D'
Bradford 'D'      11      9 Wetherby 'D'
Bradford 'E'           Bye


The 'A' team achieved a creditable draw against the league leaders but it was insufficient to lift them off bottom spot in their division. The 'B' team's heavy defeat at Ilkley has moved them down into the relegation area.


Our 'C' and 'D' teams recorded victories and the 'E' team had a day off with their bye round. Both the teams who played have moved to third place in their respective divisions. The 'D' team are currently in a keen contest for the second promotion spot with 6VP seperating four teams. The leaders in their division have a clear margin but have played an extra game.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


The penultimate matches will be played on 11th February 2018.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Club Defibrillator

The Club will soon have a defibrillator.  If anyone would like training in its use would they please give their name to Susan Hoyle.  Thanks.

Saturday, 20th January 2018
Annual General Meeting

The club a.g.m was attended by just over 50 members. It was followed by the annual prize presentation and a short bridge drive.


Joyce Allard Trophy Winners

Sunday, 14th January 2018
Yorkshire Pairs Competition

Many congratulations to Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn who came second out of 31  in the Yorkshire Pairs competition held on 14thJanuary.  This is the major Open Pairs competition in the county and the leading 5 pairs are invited to represent Yorkshire in the Corwen Trophy  (the EBU Inter-County Pairs Championship).  Well done Gill and Steve!

Sunday, 7th January 2018
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 4


Scores from 7th January 2018.

Malton'A'      16      4 Bradford 'A'
Sheffield 'E'        8    12 Bradford 'B'
Keighley 'D'        4    16 Bradford 'C'
Sheffield 'H'        5    15 Bradford 'D'
Bradford 'E'        9    11 Barnsley 'B'


The 'B', 'C' and 'D' teams recorded victories but 'A' and 'E' fell to defeat at the latest hurdle.


Our only team with a favourable league position are the 'D' side who lie 3rd but with a game less played than the teams above them.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 28th Januay 2018.

Friday, 5th January 2018
The '100' Club

Soon, Morris Brown will be asking members if they would like to take part in the '100' Club this year.

This is a fund-raising venture which, not only contributes revenue for Bradford Bridge Club, but also provides a very pleasant monetary surprise for the winners of the weekly draws.

In 2017 £950 was collected, of which £500 was paid out in Prize money and £450 went into club funds.

Your support for the '100' Club in 2018 would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
Pro-Am Evening League Update

The first  4 rounds of this competition have been completed and at the half-way stage team Winter/Logan have increased their lead at the top.


Full results and the league table can be viewed via the link on the results page.


The next set of matches will be played on 6th February.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017

What an absolutely lovely Christmas Celebration we had on 20th December.  Wine and other drinks, smoked salmon, pastries, various cheeses, Christmas cake  - and that's  to mention only a few of the items!  Thanks to the Bridge Club committee for organising it all – and especial thanks to Margaret and her team who did all the food preparation.  It was great.

Sunday, 17th December 2017
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 3a


Scores from 16th December 2017.

Huddersfield 'E'      15      5   Bradford 'D'
Harrogate 'D'      17      3 Bradford 'E'


No joy for either of the two teams who played today so we look forward to the new year with hopes for an upturn in fortunes.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 7th January 2018 involving all teams on that occasion.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017
Heating at the Club

The heating at the Club is set to come on automatically and, particularly in the freezing weather we have been having, the premises have sometimes been very cold at the start of the evening.  The Club Committee acknowledges this and the system will, in future, be set to switch on a couple of hours earlier so the rooms should be warm by the time people start to arrive.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017
Mixed Pairs Championship Winners

Carole Kelly and Stuart Davies were the winners of our mixed pairs championship with Gill Copeland and Steve Blackburn in second place. Congratulations to both pairs.

Saturday, 9th December 2017
Jackpot Pairs

Round 5 of the Jackpot Pairs will take place on Monday 11th December.  The rank order of the leading ten members so far can be seen on the notice board in the Club teaching room.

The first five are:-

George Bak,    Stuart Davies,    Mark Armitage,   Jean Britteon,  Harry  Hoyle.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Pro-Am Evening League Update

As of 5th December three rounds of this competition have been completed.


Team Winter/Logan still lead and by an increased margin.


Full results and the league table can be viewed via the link on the results page.


The next set of matches will be played on 2nd January 2018.

Sunday, 3rd December 2017
YCBA Inter-City League - Match Day 3


Scores from 3rd December 2017.

Bradford 'A'      15      5 York 'A'
Bradford 'B'        5    15 Wetherby 'A'
Bradford 'C'        4    16 Barnsley 'A'
Bradford 'D'           Bye
Sheffield 'H'      14      6 Bradford 'E'


A welcome first win of the season for the 'A' team. Still in the relegation zone, this victory at least lifts the team off the bottom of the table.


Elsewhere however, a post Christmas dinner hangover descended on our teams. Sadly the best result was achieved by the 'D' team by not playing! This leaves the rest of our teams languishing in mid table although it must be pointed out that the 'D' team have played one less match that all the teams above them. They had led their division before their bye round.


The league tables can be viewed on the YCBA website.


Next matches will be on 17th December 2017 for the ‘D’ and ‘E’ teams only and then 7th January 2018 for all teams.

Sunday, 3rd December 2017
Christmas Dinner Thanks

Many thanks to Mike Berry and his assistant Jacqui for all the organisation they did to make the Christmas Dinner such a success.   The food was very good.  Mike, Stuart and Morris gave interesting, informative speeches and we finished with a special Quiz organised by John.  It was a very good evening.  Thank you!

Sunday, 26th November 2017
YCBA Mixed Pivot teams

Congratulations to Stuart Davies, Liz Wickens , George Bak and Gill Copeland who won the Yorkshire Mixed Teams pivot event held on 26th November.  They scored 62  with their nearest rivals on 35 IMPs. An excellent result.  Well done!