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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
Home Page
26th Aug 2014 23:25 BST
16th Jul 2014 12:22 BST
Committee minutes
7th Jul 2014 12:58 BST
Committee 2014-15
8th Jun 2014 18:33 BST
Sorry the results were delayed.  Thanks however to everyone for providing hand records.  Alan has redone the results by hand and Dave has sorted out computer gremlins.   The winners are Liz Bailey, Joyce Anderson, Andrew Mitchell and Moira Wadsworth.
2014/2015 TEAMS

We've decided to go ahead and run four times 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'.

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.

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
Competition time
Competition time

It's competition time again!  TheTaylor Cup for mixed pairs was won by Olga Middleton and Graham Noble.  Congratulations to them! 


The Adams cup for club pairs was won on Thursday 17th July by Erika and Ken Pickles. 


The winner of the David Morris Swiss Teams are Liz Bailey, Joyce Anderson, Andrew Mitchell and Moira Wadsworth.

Hosted sessions

TGIF again. Since this 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!

Tuesday afternoon sessions are also 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 also currently being hosted on a trial basis.  Please put your name on the list if you're willing to be a host.

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 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  He will of course also be playing regularly at the club, currently on Thursdays.


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.

1st September 2014
Monday night teams
Director: Liz
Scorer: Alan
29th August 2014
Friday Evening Improvers
Director: RJ
Scorer: Heather
28th August 2014
Thursday Evening
Director: Michael
Scorer: AJM
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