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Halifax Bridge Club
 
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:

President: Mr Grant Ward

01422 379683

grantgward@gmail.com 

website queries: alanpmcd@gmail.com
 
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Committee 2016-17

Full details of the committee, and who's doing what, can be found under 'Information', 'Committee 2016-17.

Committee minutes

The approved Committee meeting minutes for January are online. Find them under 'Information';'Committee minutes'.  They are 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.

Flower and Card Organiser

Bill and Stephanie Binns have taken on the role of arranging flowers and cards for our members. If you are aware of anyone who might appreciate a token of kindness, please let Bill or Stephanie know. 

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.

 
Sad News

It is also with sadness that we report the death of Edward Kerrod. Although a stroke caused him to stop playing in the last few years, he graced the tables of Halifax Bridge Club for some considerable time and was one of the most reliable partners in the club. The Honours Boards reflect his skill and those of us who played against him will remember a patient and always pleasant player. Edward’s funeral will be at 1.30pm on Thursday 23rd February at Park Wood Crematorium Elland. Afterwards everyone is welcomed back to Crow Nest Park Golf Club to celebrate Edward’s life.

Welcome to the 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 over 170 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 three teams of eight players that compete during the winter months in the Yorkshire Sunday League.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Pat Mitchell who triumphed in the Clarice Sutcliffe Individual competition.  No doubt there was an interesting conversation in the car on the way home since Pat had restricted Andrew to a commendable second spot. Well done also to Stephen Cordingley who came in a close third. Thanks are owed to Alan, Liz and Stephen for organising another successful event.

Tuesday and Thursday Evening Volunteer Hosting

A notice is now on the Notice Board at the Club so that volunteer hosts can put their name and phone number down against a Tuesday or Thursday evening. If required the volunteer host will be phoned twenty minutes before the session start time and in gratitude will receive that evening's game for free.

For their part, of course, players on a Tuesday or Thursday evening needing a partner must be in place before 6.40pm, ready to phone.

2016/17 Yorkshire League

Mixed fortunes again for our teams on February 12th. The A team lost 6-14 at home to Ilkley 'C' so remain in the foundations of Division 6.  However the 'B' team won 12-8 away to close rivals Ilkley 'E' to move into second place in Division 9.

(If you are interested in playing (either regularly or as an occasional reserve) for the Sunday teams, please put your name on the notice in the club or speak to Liz Bailey. Details of the 2016/17 fixtures can be found here and the home hands are under 'Yorkshire League 2016-17')

Relaxed Bridge in Halifax

Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions are hosted and we positively welcome newcomers and visitors!  A small amount of help can be given to absolute beginners or those unfamiliar with duplicate. Friday night is also of course hosted and is an excellent starting point for those entering the fray after lessons or a long time away from the game. Help is freely available and the game is played at a pace to suit learners. There is no visitor surcharge on Friday night, which runs from 7pm to 9-30ish, and of course all are welcome.

Hosted sessions

Tuesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon and Friday evening sessions are hosted: they are relaxed and open to learners and beginners. 

Wednesday nights are open events and are EBU-scoring, but they are managed at a pace suited to encourage improvers to attend and progress. You are welcome to turn up without a partner and be sure of a game.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings are hosted, but anyone needing a partner on these evenings must be at the Club for 6.40pm to allow time for the host to be contacted and to travel to the Club.

Facebook

We're on Facebook. If you are too, please find us at https://www.facebook.com/Halifaxbridgeclub and 'like' us there. Tell your friends too - especially if they might join or be interested in our lessons.  Thanks to Sherran Edel for setting this up.

Parking Arrangements
Parking Arrangements

The arrangements in the local streets are pay and display from 8 am to 6 pm, and after that time parking is permitted to anyone, including us, on both sides of the street.   Please check the parking signs to be on the safe side.

Our existing parking in Rileys and opposite, all remain unchanged. Cars parked opposite during bridge play require current permits.

Members will be aware that we have privileged, free use of some parking spaces in Clare Hall, opposite the club.  However, that use is under threat because of cars not being parked "tight" to the wall and obstructing the road to residents.  Members are asked to pull in to within a foot of the wall in future, dropping off passengers prior to parking. This concession is invaluable to us and members are asked to comply to safeguard this facility.

Please contact Grant on 379683 with any queries.

Click for the latest results
Upcoming Events

Monday Invitation Open Evening on Monday 27th February.

Dave Morris Swiss Teams (open to all members) on Monday 20th March.

YCBA News
Sunday Teams Dates
Improvers Course April 2017
Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007
EBU White Book 2016
EBU Blue Book 2016
Announcing and Alerting Summary
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Tuesday afternoon Handicaps

The Tuesday afternoon aggregate table runs on the first Tuesday of each month. The participants must play with at least three partners during the course of the year and the prizes will be awarded at the Christmas twizzle.  The next major competition will be the "Celebration of Spring" on the 28th March, with prizes of a bubbly nature donated by a member!  There will also of course be a runners up and consolation prize, -without bubbles!  

Saturday bridge event

The second Saturday soiree (on February 11th) went off as smoothly as the first and Janet, Stephen, Bill and associated helpers are to be congratulated on a very well run event.  All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  The spot prizes for winning tricks with a deuce only lasted for the first half and no one was able to claim the "Slam" prize, the duplimate ensuring there was not one available!  Sannah and Graham walked away with the first prize to much applause and there was a consolation prize for the bottom pair. It is hoped to have at least one more of these events this year.

Find a partner

If you are looking for an ad hoc partner you can now use the web if you are on email.  Go to the link in the left-hand menu. Members on email should have received an email explaining how to log in, and their password. If you have any difficulty, contact Alan on alanpmcd@gmail.com

Friday night bridge

Friday evenings at the club have become established for those wishing to improve their bridge in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.  You do not need to bring a partner- just turn up for a 7pm start at a cost of only £2-50.  Please speak to Liz (01422 376560) if you have any questions, either as a learner or member wishing to assist.  Alternatively, contact Liz at elizabeth@brooklands5.freeserve.co.uk

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.

Calendar
21st February 2017
Tue 1pm
Director: Grant
21st February 2017
Tue 7pm
Director: Liz
22nd February 2017
Wed 7pm
Director: Bill
Results
20th February 2017
Mon 7pm (Improvers)
Director: Stephen
Scorer: Stephen
20th February 2017
Mon 7pm (Teams)
Director: Liz
Scorer: Liz
17th February 2017
Fri 7pm (Beginners)
Director: Stephen
Scorer: Stephen
Click for the latest results
Upcoming Events

Monday Invitation Open Evening on Monday 27th February.

Dave Morris Swiss Teams (open to all members) on Monday 20th March.

YCBA News
Sunday Teams Dates
Improvers Course April 2017
Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007
EBU White Book 2016
EBU Blue Book 2016
Announcing and Alerting Summary
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Tuesday afternoon Handicaps

The Tuesday afternoon aggregate table runs on the first Tuesday of each month. The participants must play with at least three partners during the course of the year and the prizes will be awarded at the Christmas twizzle.  The next major competition will be the "Celebration of Spring" on the 28th March, with prizes of a bubbly nature donated by a member!  There will also of course be a runners up and consolation prize, -without bubbles!  

Saturday bridge event

The second Saturday soiree (on February 11th) went off as smoothly as the first and Janet, Stephen, Bill and associated helpers are to be congratulated on a very well run event.  All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  The spot prizes for winning tricks with a deuce only lasted for the first half and no one was able to claim the "Slam" prize, the duplimate ensuring there was not one available!  Sannah and Graham walked away with the first prize to much applause and there was a consolation prize for the bottom pair. It is hoped to have at least one more of these events this year.

Find a partner

If you are looking for an ad hoc partner you can now use the web if you are on email.  Go to the link in the left-hand menu. Members on email should have received an email explaining how to log in, and their password. If you have any difficulty, contact Alan on alanpmcd@gmail.com

Friday night bridge

Friday evenings at the club have become established for those wishing to improve their bridge in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.  You do not need to bring a partner- just turn up for a 7pm start at a cost of only £2-50.  Please speak to Liz (01422 376560) if you have any questions, either as a learner or member wishing to assist.  Alternatively, contact Liz at elizabeth@brooklands5.freeserve.co.uk

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.

Calendar
21st February 2017
Tue 1pm
Director: Grant
21st February 2017
Tue 7pm
Director: Liz
22nd February 2017
Wed 7pm
Director: Bill
Results
20th February 2017
Mon 7pm (Improvers)
Director: Stephen
Scorer: Stephen
20th February 2017
Mon 7pm (Teams)
Director: Liz
Scorer: Liz
17th February 2017
Fri 7pm (Beginners)
Director: Stephen
Scorer: Stephen