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BBC Children In Need Pairs

Monday 12th November (afternoon bridge)

Wednesday 14th November (evening bridge)

  • Table money is £3.50 - additional donations will be gratefully accepted
  • EBU and club fees will be waived, all of the money will be donated to Children In Need
  • Different boards on Monday & Wednesday. 
  • Local master points as usual
  • Raffle on Wednesday evening
  • Sign-up sheets in the bar

These sessions are run in conjunction with ECatsBridge, who are hosting this simultaneous pairs event.  They are also an official partner of BBC Children In Need because of all the money they have raised in the past.


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run six pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 


Yorkshire League Matches 2018-19

We are running 5 teams of 4 pairs in the Yorkshire League this season.

Sunday 28th October - Match 1
Sheffield C v Harrogate A
Sheffield D v Harrogate B
Harrogate C v Keighley C
Harrogate E v Halifax B
Harrogate D Wetherby D

Remaining matches: Nov 11th, Dec 2nd, Jan 6th, Jan 27th, Feb 17th, March 3rd

Bridge Lessons

Rob Cave is continuing with his courses of lessons:

  • Bridge for Beginners - Term 2 (10 weeks).
    Re-commencing on Wednesday 10th October / Saturday 13th October - 10am to 12noon.  
    There are some spaces available for people who are not complete novices.
  • Bridge for Returners/Intermediates - "Refresher" bridge (10 weeks).
    Re-commencing on Friday 12th October - 10am to 12noon

Places are limited and you need to contact Rob as soon as possible as they are very popular.  For more details click here.

Lessons on Specific Topics

Rob has been asked to give some lessons on specific topics, mainly for the afternoon and Wednesday evening players.

e.g. Doubles, weak twos in 3 suits, defence to weak twos, defence to 1NT (Astro), slam bidding, 2 suited overcalls, signals and discards .......

The lessons will start the week commencing 15th October.  For full details there is a notice and sign-up sheet in the bar.

Top Floor Refurbishment

Have you ventured up to the attic recently?

The refurbishment of the top floor is now complete.  It is unrecognisable! Gone are the two small playing rooms and the office. It is now an open-plan, light and airy space. New windows, radiators, insulation, lighting, carpet and cupboards. Other facilities on the first floor have also been included in the redecoration.

Well done to Stan Robertson for project managing this transformation.


Login Instructions

Please click on the link below to download the instructions on how to login to our new Members Only page for the first time. List updated 3/9/18.


Great Northern Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Lorraine and Neil Macdonald finishing third in the Improvers Pairs.

Lytham February 2019

Due to a cancellation we have a vacancy for one person.  No bridge partner is required.  Please contact Stan Robertson if you are interested.

More details ....

Xmas Parties

Dates confirmed:

Weds 12th & Thurs 13th December

Fri 19th Oct 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Mon 22nd Oct 2018
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
1:10pm to 4:15pm
Mon 22nd Oct 2018
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Duplicate Pairs
1:10pm to 4:15pm
Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Supervised Play
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed 24th Oct 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Thu 25th Oct 2018
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Duplicate Pairs