The address of the club is:-
44 Prescott Street,
Phone: 01422 352346 (please don't use for day-to-day contact)
Hon Sec: email@example.com
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.
Season's greetings to all declarers, dummies, defenders and anyone we've missed out from that list.
Full details of Christmas / New Year opening will be posted here shortly.
Our next event isn't till Monday 20 January when we'll be having 'Halifax Teams of Four'
You can find the full programme of events for 2013-2014 under the 'Events' button to the left. Or click here for a downloadable file.
Our team fixtures and results for 2013-14 are under 'Yorkshire League 2013-14'.
Our band of new recruits - Joan Eastwood, Michael Cawdry and Alan McDonald - have successfully completed their EBU training, so they've joined Robert Johnston - who also trained this year - as fully-fledged directors. Please be kind to them, they're learning the ropes. Feel free to say 'Well done' to them as well.
Friday night sessions will finish after Friday December 13th - with thanks to all who helped make them a success. Contact Robert or Irene Johnston on 01422 347 775 with any comments or questions.
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.
01484 713677, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details of this and other courses.
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.
Good news: the D team had a bye on Sunday 1st December.
Those of us who played, sadly, lost: the A team by 7-13 to Wakefield B, the B team by 7-13 to Harrogate C, and the C team by 4-16 to Leeds E.
The season's results and fixtures are at Fixtures and results 2013-14.pdf
Grant, our Hon Sec, has moved, and his new phone number is 01422 379683. His email remains email@example.com
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.
The club has lost some of its parking permits - laminated A4 sheet – which has an obvious effect upon us. Is there a black market in them for some nefarious purpose? Or can we just have them back? Do phone Grant Ward Hon Sec tel 379683.
Mick Clark is now accredited as a Professional Bridge Teacher by the EBU. His Tuesday night Improvers' Classes came to an end in November 2013 and he's now running the first of three short Courses for those who feel that their Bridge is a little "stale".
They have been developed by the EBU for those who have been playing a while but seem to not be making the progress that they had hoped for. They are stand alone units entitled
Click on the links above for further details.
They are not for Beginners. Some really good stuff involved, and the students get a book with each course, to accompany them. Each is 10 weeks.
Mick can be contacted on 01484 713677, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. He will of course also be playing regularly at the club, currently on Thursdays.
Click here to download a pdf of the results. Well done the winners!