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Club details

The address of the club is:-

44 Prescott Street,



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


Hon Sec: 

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Thanks to Sandra Landy for teaching materials


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
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24th Apr 2014 22:42 BST
24th Apr 2014 22:41 BST
General Information
9th Mar 2014 20:44 GMT
League hands (home)
9th Mar 2014 20:38 GMT
2014/2015 TEAMS

As everyone knows we have run four teams most years recently in the Sunday League. I have to advise YCBA before the end of April how many teams we can field this year and so far we are ten players short.  So if you want to play and you have not already done so - get your name down!

(Last season's results and full fixtures are at League results 2013-14.   League tables are in Links.  In the Yorkshire League section you'll also find details of earlier home deals.)


Club Subs are now due.  If you haven't yet coughed up, please do as soon as possible.  Grant or one of his representatives will be happy to take your tenner off you - preferably cash but cheques will be taken!  In exchange you will get your small club card and a brief sheet to allow us to update the data base.  The filled in data sheet should be put on top of the directors cubbyhole  by the TV monitor. Please, between 630 and seven, not during play!
Annual General Meeting 27 May

It will be our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th May, at 6:45 pm.  Items for the agenda need to be with Grant one month ahead. 

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 offered to do  this whilst Joan is herself incapacitated.  So all requests to her, please, on 01706378386.

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.

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
Have no fear, Friday is here

TGIF again. Since Friday 28 March (7pm to 9:30ish) Friday bridge sessions have resumed.  They're run by Irene Johnston (phone 01422 347775), and hosted, with advice and discussion as necessary.  They're aimed at learners, beginners and those who have not played for a bit, though several experienced players will attend too.  It's the ideal entry format into playing duplicate at club level: No Fear Bridge!

Improvers' classes
Improvers' classes

The next session - the second year - of 'Bridge for All' will start on Thursday May 8th at 7pm.  Read more under 'Lessons'.

The third course for regular players looking to progress their bridge - Develop your Defence - will run later in the year.  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  He will of course also be playing regularly at the club, currently on Thursdays.


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.  Phone him on

01484 713677, or email for further details of this and other courses.

New Parking Arrangements from January 27th

Since January 27th the parking arrangements in the local streets have changed.  It's 'pay and display' until 8 pm, and after that time parking is permitted to anyone, including us, on both sides of the street.  These are changes imposed by Calderdale Council.

We don't therefore need parking permits any longer.  Our existing parking in Rileys, in the enclosed area at the back, and opposite, all remain unchanged. Contact Grant on 379683 with any queries.

Secretary's contact details

Grant, our Hon Sec, can be called on 01422 379683.  His email remains 

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.

24th April 2014
Thursday Evening Pairs
Director: Michael
Scorer: Andrew
23rd April 2014
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Director: Joan E
Scorer: Joan E
22nd April 2014
Tuesday afternoon
Director: GGW
Scorer: GGW
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