Margery Cartwright SimThursday 21 February
Halifax Bridge Club is run by its members, for its members. It has its own premises and is well established, providing regular duplicate bridge sessions for over 160 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 national competitions. In addition to a comfortable playing area, the club has its own kitchen and licensed bar. The Club has four teams of eight players that compete in the Yorkshire Sunday League.
There are bridge sessions each weekday evening and Tuesday afternoon, as follows:
Mon 7pm (Weeks 1 & 3 Teams) (EBU, not hosted, approx 24 Boards)
Mon 7pm (Weeks 2 & 5 Pairs) (Week 4 Random Teams) (Not EBU, hosted, approx 24 Boards)
Tue 1pm Pairs (Not EBU, Director hosted, approx 18 Boards)
Tue 7pm Pairs (EBU, not hosted, approx 24 Boards)
Wed 7pm Pairs (EBU, "Last Person Standing" hosted i.e. the last person to arrive at the club without a partner becomes the host, approx 24 Boards)
Thur 7pm Pairs (EBU, not hosted, approx 24 Boards)
Fri 7pm Pairs (Not EBU, Director hosted, approx 18 Boards)
(Players are requested to be seated 10 minutes before the session start time)
Visitors are most welcome at all times, but those intending to come on their own should note the hosting system days and times.
All evening events commence promptly at 7 pm and end at approximately 10.15 pm. Duplimated boards are used and scoring is facilitated by the BridgeTab system, providing members with a competition result within minutes. A comprehensive breakdown of results is posted on this site.
Annual subscription is £10.00 which includes automatic membership of the English Bridge Union (EBU), members also pay £2.50 table money for Relaxed Bridge and £3.00 for EBU Bridge. (Visitors pay £3.50 table money for Relaxed Bridge and £4.00 for EBU Bridge).
Various members' competitions, for individuals, pairs and teams, are held annually. Dates can be found on the Events Calendar page.
The club can be found by leaving the town centre on the A629 towards Huddersfield. After 200 yards at the traffic lights, turn right into Prescott Street. The club is a further 50 yards along, on the right. Alternatively, if approaching from the South follow the A629 towards Halifax and when you see the ESSO filling station on the right, at the traffic lights turn left into Prescott Street. There is disabled access at the rear of the clubhouse and there are toilet facilities on the ground floor.
On street parking is pay-and-display 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday, but there is ample free on-street-parking after 6pm.
The Club holds a beginners course in partnership with Calderdale Adult Learning which starts each September.