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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.

Health and Safety Policy

Please click here to download the club Health and Safety policy.

Signing Up

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

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

Children in Need Sim Pairs

Thanks to everyone who supported our Children in Need Simultaneous  Pairs event on Tuesday 14th November. An excellent 15 tables took part here along with many others throughout the UK and beyond. Each year these events raise in total typically over £70,000 for Children in Need. Click on the link to see how you ranked alongside other pairs from elsewhere on Tuesday.

Ladies Pairs Coates Cup

The 2017 Ladies Pairs for the Coates Cup will take place on Tuesday 21st November with the usual start time of 7.05pm. Club members only and please note there will be a draw for starting positions. Please sign up in advance to assist event planning. Note there will not be a parallel event on this evening.

Yorkshire League Match 2

The second round of matches took place on Sunday 12th November as follows

A team - v - Leeds C HOME WON 13 - 7

B team - v - Wetherby B HOME WON 15 - 5

C team - v - Brighouse A AWAY LOST 6 - 14

D team - v - Brighouse B AWAY WON 11 - 9

E team - v - Wakefield D AWAY LOST 7 - 13

Excellent start for our A, B and D teams with a 100% record after two matches. Well done.

Les Jones Trophy for Mixed Pivot teams

The annual Mixed Pivot teams competition for the Les Jones Trophy took place on Friday 10th November. Congratulations to the winning team of Carole Kelly, Geoff Kenyon, Sue Pell and Stephen Pollard with the runners up Ian Jane, Peter Speller, Alison Speller and Tish Hopkins.

Saturday morning bridge

We have a new venture on the following Saturdays 25th November and 16th December. This is an extremely flexible approach with a range of options which we are calling Drop In Bridge. Suitable for all bridge players. Click here to download more information. Cost will be usual table money of £2.50 per person.

November TD and Scorers Rota

Please click here to download the November TD and Scorers Rota (note new format). As always, this was correct at time of publication but does not take subsequent amendments into account. Thanks, once again, to everyone who helps our events run smoothly and in a friendly atmosphere.

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.

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 well underway.

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 

Our Improvers session welcomes players at any time. For all other courses our next series will begin in September 2018. Click here to contact us and find out more.

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
20th November 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
14.00
20th November 2017
Duplicate Pairs
19.05
21st November 2017
Ladies Pairs
19.05
22nd November 2017
Morning Duplicate Pairs
10.00
Results
17th November 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
Director: Les
Scorer: Lindsey
17th November 2017
Stepping Stones
Director: Pat
Scorer: Hugh
16th November 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Christina
Scorer: Heather
15th November 2017
Morning Duplicate Pairs
Director: Les
Scorer: Steve
14th November 2017
Children in Need Sim Pairs
Director: Eric
Scorer: Janet
Calendar
20th November 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
14.00
20th November 2017
Duplicate Pairs
19.05
21st November 2017
Ladies Pairs
19.05
22nd November 2017
Morning Duplicate Pairs
10.00
Results
17th November 2017
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
Director: Les
Scorer: Lindsey
17th November 2017
Stepping Stones
Director: Pat
Scorer: Hugh
16th November 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Christina
Scorer: Heather
15th November 2017
Morning Duplicate Pairs
Director: Les
Scorer: Steve
14th November 2017
Children in Need Sim Pairs
Director: Eric
Scorer: Janet