Olicana Bridge Club
 
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Malcolm Copley mistakenly took a Berghaus fleece rather than his Berghaus jacket on Tuesday evening (19th). He apologises and will return the fleece when he plays next week and would appreciate the return of his own Berghaus jacket.

 
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Signing Up

Click here to download a short letter from our Chair John Cole regarding signing up for certain club events.

Volunteering

As members will know Olicana Bridge Club is run by volunteers. We are always looking for members to join our various rotas. In particular, we would welcome more hosts for Wednesday evening (sign up on the notice board), duplimators to join our team who duplimate the boards for all of our events (see Steve Clifford) or scorers to join our scoring team (see Roger Lott). Training will be given for both duplimating and scoring. We have a dedicated group of trained tournament directors too. The EBU run regular programmes to train new TD's so if you are interested in this option please speak to Roger Lott.

Duplicate Taster Sessions

On Monday afternoons from 2pm to 4.30pm with a host. Designed to help social bridge players and not for absolute beginners (who we suggest join one of our teaching classes). Cost £3.50 per person and lots of assistance given if needed.

Teams Workshop

 Each Thursday morning a group meets and looks at ways of improving bidding, play and defence from selected hands. This group is suitable for all members who wish to improve but particularly those keen on playing in the Yorkshire teams league. Since this Workshop began just over £10,000 from attendees donations have gone to the Haematology Trust Fund at the local Airedale Hospital.

Committee Minutes

The latest committee minutes and updated telephone list are now in the Members Only section along with archived minutes too.

Club Rules
Click here to download a copy of the latest Club Rules.
 
Welcome to Olicana Bridge Club
Friendly Bridge Club in Ilkley
Friendly Bridge Club in Ilkley

Welcome to OLICANA Bridge Club in the delightful West Yorkshire town of Ilkley. We are located at 12 Wells Promenade in the town centre. We are just a few minutes walk from Ilkley Train Station - regular services from Leeds and Bradford and a few minutes walk from the bus station (which is adjacent to the Train Station).

We have duplicate sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please try to be seated no later than 7.05pm so that we can make a prompt start. We offer a warm welcome to any visiting pairs. There are teams of four evenings, Friday afternoon duplicate pairs, occasional weekend events and beginners/improvers sessions including Stepping Stones on first and third Friday evenings - please see the weekly calendar for precise details of all of our events. We have a host system on Monday afternoon, Wednesday evening and our weekend bridge events which allows players without a regular partner to come along and to be guaranteed a game. We have pivot teams of four events on many second Friday evenings too. All of our sessions are scored using bridgemates.

Please click here for a location map for Olicana Bridge Club.

If you need to ring the club during bridge sessions the number is 01943 602961

Mens Pairs Olicana Cup

The annual Mens Pairs Championsip for the Olicana Cup took place on Thursday 21st September. In a very closely fought contest the winners were Charles Burton and Eric Finkle with Bernard Burns and Alastair Robertson in second place.

Kath Grimoldby YCBA Sim Pairs

The YCBA has now consolidated all the results from clubs across Yorkshire following the Simultaneous Pairs on Thursday 14th September. Please click here to download the full rankings. The top Olicana pair were Sue Pell and Janet Leach in 19th spot. We had five pairs in the top thirty. 210 pairs took part in clubs across Yorkshire.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Judith Biles, Sue Pell, Carole Kelly and Geoff Kenyon who won the 33rd Annual Garforth Swiss Teams on Sunday 17th September. They won all their six matches to win by a clear margin so well done indeed.

New Friday afternoon duplicate pairs

We now have a new duplicate pairs event on Friday afternoons starting at 1.30pm and aiming to finish about 4.45pm. We will be playing around 24 boards and the event will earn master points. It is aimed at a similar standard to Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Normal table money. Please try and support this new venture.

Saturday morning bridge

We have a new venture which started on Saturday 26th August from 9.30am to 1pm and will be continuing on the 23/9, 28/10, 25/11 and 16/12. This is an extremely flexible approach with a range of options which we are calling Drop In Bridge. Suitable for improvers and anyone looking to improve their game. Click here to download more information. Cost will be usual table money of £2.50 per person.

Bridge Courses 2017

Here at Olicana we are keen to encourage as many as possible to be able to enjoy the marvellous game of bridge.

Our 2017 courses are now underway except for Year 3 which starts in October.

Year 1/Beginners Tuesday 2pm Tutor Les Rothnie

                         Friday 10am Tutor Les Rothnie

Year 2                Monday 9.30am (FULL) Tutor Diana Roberts

                         Wednesday 7pm Tutor (FULL) David Guild

Year 3                Wednesday 2pm (FULL)  Tutor Christina Powne

Improvers           Tuesday 10am Tutor Brian Davison 

If you are interested in joining one of the classes with vacancies then please click here to contact us via the website giving full details of the type of class you are interested in.

September TD and Scorers Rota

Please click here to download the September TD and Scorers Rota. As always, this was correct at time of publication but does not take any subsequent amendments into account. Thanks to everyone who helps our events run smoothly and in a friendly manner.

Play it again

Bridgewebs has an enhanced play it again feature. If you click on your scorecard from any event you have played in and then click on the play it again tab (then bridge solver on line) you can run through card by card how you might have played the hand and/or how you might have  defended it. Do try it out. You can also switch between a desktop layout and mobile/tablet layout (see tab on the left of the homepage) depending upon which device you are using.

Calendar
22nd September 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
13.30
23rd September 2017
Multiflex Bridge
9.30
25th September 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
14.00
25th September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
19.05
Results
21st September 2017
Mens Pairs
Director: Janet
Scorer: Janet
21st September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Janet
Scorer: Janet
20th September 2017
Morning Duplicate Pairs
Director: Les
Scorer: Les
20th September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: BD
Scorer: BD
19th September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: EF
Scorer: Bd
Calendar
22nd September 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
13.30
23rd September 2017
Multiflex Bridge
9.30
25th September 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
14.00
25th September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
19.05
Results
21st September 2017
Mens Pairs
Director: Janet
Scorer: Janet
21st September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Janet
Scorer: Janet
20th September 2017
Morning Duplicate Pairs
Director: Les
Scorer: Les
20th September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: BD
Scorer: BD
19th September 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: EF
Scorer: Bd