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Club details

The address of the club is:-

44 Prescott Street,

Halifax

HX1 2QW

Phone: 01422 352346 (please don't use for day-to-day contact)

Contacts:

Hon Sec: grantgward@gmail.com 

website queries: alanpmcd@gmail.com
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Thanks to Sandra Landy for teaching materials

** ACKNOWLEDGEMENT**

Thanks to Sandra Landy for allowing the use of many of her articles as teaching aids, Andrew Kambites for his practice hands and The English Bridge Union for allowing their learning resources to be made available on the Halifax Bridge Club website. See Lesson Materials.


Recent Updates
Home Page
22nd Oct 2014 23:54 BST
Committee minutes
5th Oct 2014 12:21 BST
Useful Links
26th Sep 2014 11:04 BST
Lessons
16th Jul 2014 12:22 BST
Results without boards

Sorry, we have a new computer and we haven't yet mastered its ways, so results on this website for the evening of Tuesday 21 October are without the pre-dealt hands because of a technical problem.  That's the only one that should be affected.

Competition time
Competition time

On October 7th we held both the men's and women's pairs.  The women's winners are Joyce Rushworth and Betty Gabbitas; the men's, Edward Lea and Graham Noble.  Well done to them!

The previous week, on Wednesday October 1st, Bernard and Margaret Parkin won the Minnie Owen Cup: congratulations!

Earlier in the competition season, theTaylor Cup for mixed pairs was won by Olga Middleton and Graham Noble; the Adams Cup for club pairs by Erika and Ken Pickles; and the David Morris Swiss Teams are Liz Bailey, Joyce Anderson, Andrew Mitchell and Moira Wadsworth.

2014/2015 TEAMS

We've decided to go ahead and run four teams again in the Yorkshire League this winter.  Irene Johnston is teams co-ordinator.  Please help her and the team captains by volunteering when you can, to make sure the teams can remain up to strength. 

Volunteers, please check the dates under 'Yorkshire league', 'Fixtures & results 2014-15' (or the calendar on the notice board) and book the dates now, or mark that you won't be available.

Last season's results and full fixtures are at League results 2013-14.   League tables are in Links.

New committee 2014-15

Following the a.g.m., full details of the new committee, and who's doing what, can be found under 'Information, Committee 2014-15'.

Committee minutes online

We're putting committee minutes online now once they've been agreed.  Find them under 'Information', 'Committee minutes'.  They're confidential to members so you will need to know the procedure for entering user name and password to access them.  Check with Grant or email Alan McDonald for help.

Secretary's contact details

Grant, our Hon Sec, can be called on 01422 379683.  His email remains grantgward@gmail.com 

Correction period for results

Results may be corrected up to five days after the start of play of a given session.

Under Law 79 (C) (1) we need to publish this notice.  Of course results are primarily the responsibility of the players at the table.  Normally small errors in the results are corrected within 24 hours.  If you have a query about a result contact the director of the night or Alan at alanpmcd@gmail.com.

The Middleton Plate
The Middleton Plate
The Middleton Plate, held on Tuesday 24 June, was won by Derek Burley and John Wilson.  The trophy was presented by last year's winner, June Helliwell. Congratulations to John and Derek!
Flower and Card Organiser

As we all know Joan has acted as "Flower lady and card organiser" for those of us in distress.  Kate Borgman has taken this job over.  So all requests to her, please, on 01706378386. And many thanks to Joan for her years of terrific service to the club.

Rule changes

There are new Blue and White books from 1 August after a review of the rules.  In future any conventional bids on the first round of bidding must be alerted or announced.  In addition, any bid at the 3  or 4 level on the first round as a response to opener must be alerted as these are usually cue bids, splinter bids or asking bids and are therefore not natural. Formerly, anything above 3NT required no action.  In the first round Stayman and transfers are not alert-able but remain announce-able. Natural bids in the first round require no action.

Here's a scan of the ebu summary.  (Sorry, this is not showing correctly in all browsers)

Here's a link to the ebu page about the changes, and this is their new summary of announcing and alerting.

 

Click for the latest results
Friday afternoons

Please note that Friday sessions are moving, from Friday October 10th onwards, to the afternoons.  Doors open at 1230, play starts at 1:15 prompt.  Those who want to develop some experience in a 'no fear' atmosphere, with advice and teaching ever at hand, are very welcome.  Experienced players will be on hand to help (and are encouraged to come!). 

Generally the sessions will be run by Robert and Irene Johnston, but for the month of October they're holidaying and Grant Ward, Olga Middleton and Alan McDonald will be looking after things.

Parking Arrangements have changed again!

The parking arragements in the local streets have changed again.  It's now pay and display only from 8 am to 6 pm, and after that time parking is permitted to anyone, including us, on both sides of the street.  There's an explanatory email on the notice board in the club.

Our existing parking in Rileys, in the enclosed area at the back, and opposite, all remain unchanged. Contact Grant on 379683 with any queries.

Hosted sessions

 Friday bridge sessions, generally run by Irene Johnston (phone 01422 347775), are hosted, with advice and discussion as necessary.  They're aimed at learners, beginners and those who have not played for a bit.

Tuesday afternoon sessions are also hosted: they're relaxed and open to learners and beginners.  Wednesday nights are EBU-scoring, but you're welcome to turn up then without a partner and be sure of a game.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings are not being hosted at present, owing to too few volunteer 'hosts' during the trial period, but we hope to return to the possibility in mid-2015.

Beginners classes begin September 2014
Beginners classes begin September 2014
The next Beginners' Course will start on Tuesday 2nd September at 7.00pm. Fully-qualified EBU Professional Bridge tutor Mick Clark is running them, as ever.  There 's already lots of interest but Mick still has a few places left.  Phone him on

01484 713677, or email mclark2@gmail.com for further details of this and other courses.

Improvers' classes
Improvers' classes

The third course of 'Bridge for All' for regular players looking to progress their bridge - Develop your Defence - will run in the winter.  Mick Clark is accredited as a Professional Bridge Teacher by the EBU. 

Do contact Mick for more information if you're interested on 01484 713677, or by email to mclark2@gmail.com.  He will of course also be playing regularly at the club, currently on Thursdays.

 

Welcome to the Halifax Bridge Club Website
Welcome to the Halifax Bridge Club Website

Welcome to the new website of the club that offers duplicate bridge sessions for young and old.

The club has its own private premises and is well established, providing duplicate bridge sessions for nearly 150 members. It is a member of the English Bridge Union and the majority of the club events generate EBU Masterpoints. There are also occasional sessions that tie in with simultaneous county or national events.

In addition to a comfortable playing area, the club has its own kitchen and licensed bar.

Halifax Bridge Club has four teams of eight players that compete during the Winter months in the Yorkshire Sunday League.

Results
24th October 2014
Friday Improvers
Director: RJ
23rd October 2014
Thursday evening
Director: Michael
Scorer: Gordon
22nd October 2014
Wednesday evening
Director: joan e
Scorer: joan e
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