Annual subscriptions are now due. Please pay £10 to the Treasurer Alastair Robertson before 30th April, otherwise £15 after that date.
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.
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 £12,500 from attendees donations have gone to the Haematology Trust Fund at the local Airedale Hospital.
The latest version of Bridgewebs features an enhanced results analysis and easier access to the Play it Again feature. Once you are on any set of results click on the graph icon (on right of printer icon) to access this.
Please click here to download the club Health and Safety policy.
The latest committee minutes and updated telephone list are now in the Members Only section along with archived minutes too.
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 Friday evening Stepping Stones 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.
On the second and fourth Saturday mornings from 9.30am we now have regular open sessions to come and play, practice or watch. All very welcome.
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
Our annual Simple Systems duplicate pairs for the Heathcote Trophy took place on Thursday 18th April. Congratulations to Mike Hopkins & Carole Kelly who won this year with Malcolm Copley & Brian Davison runners up.
Quite a number of members enjoyed success at the NEF over the Easter weekend. Louise Elliott & Ivan Watling finished third in the Improvers Pairs, Mike Collier & Jacqui Farrar were the top non expert pair in the Swiss Pairs, Carole Kelly & Geoff Kenyon part of the team who finished third in the Swiss teams and Jon Crook & Kath Libbert part of the team that won thye Improvers teams. Well done all.
Congratulations to Anthony Taglione and Paula Malone who won the non expert prize (rank below regional master) and to Dave and Sue Maybury who won the newcomers prize (rank below district master) at Bradford Bridge Club on Sunday 14th April.
More success for members at the Nelson Rose Bowl at Harrogate Bridge Club on Wednesday 10th April. Carole Kelly & Judith Biles were part of the team who were runners up. A good effort too by the team of Pam Bailey, Sue Stevens, Tish Hopkins and Jacqui Farrar in fourth place.
Please click here to download the April TD and Scorers Rota. As always this was correct at the time of publication but does not take any subsequent amendments into account. Many thanks for everyone who helps our events run smoothly and in a friendly atmosphere.
Here at Olicana we are keen to encourage as many as possible to be able to enjoy the marvellous game of bridge.
Our new courses will begin in September 2019 as follows
Year 1/Beginners Monday 9.30am Tutor Les Rothnie
Year 2 Wednesday 2pm Tutor Christina Powne
Year 3 Friday 9.30am Tutor Diana Roberts
Improvers Tuesday 10am Tutor Brian Davison
Our Improvers session welcomes players at any time.
If you are interested in any future courses please click here to contact us.