From October Friday afternoon duplicate pairs will be EVERY week starting at 1.30pm. All very welcome.
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.
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 teams of four trophy competition qualifier takes place on Tuesday 23rd October. Members only and a maximum of 15 teams. Please sign up in advance to assist event planning. The top six qualifying teams will take part in the final on Tuesday 27th November (when there will be a parallel teams event for non qualifiers).
Congratulations to Sue Pell & Carole Kelly who finished joint third in the Swiss Pairs in the recent overseas Congress. Tim Emmott & Janet Leach (with Rodgers & Laycock) finished third in the sectionalised pivot teams. Well done.
Our annual competitions are nearing their conclusions so a quick update.
North Trophy is currently led by Brian Davison but it is very tight at the top. Don't forget that at least one scoring event must be with a different partner which covers quite a number of folks in contention.
Widdowson Trophy is currently led by Anne Lord and Rose Marston but like a number of other leading contenders they will both need a scoring event with a different partner. This year the best seven events will count as we had an event cancelled due to snow earlier in the year.
IMPS Ladder sees Anthony Taglione and Bernard Burns miles ahead of the field. Barring some odd results it is between those two.
Skinner Trophy - played on all Wednesday evenings and this is very close. Lots of possible victors so good luck to everyone.
The latest positions can be seen by clicking on the competitions tab on the left of the home page and then selecting the appropriate competition.
Please click here to download the October 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 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 began in September as follows
Year 1/Beginners Wednesday 2pm Tutor Christina Powne FULL
Year 2 Tuesday 2pm Tutor Les Rothnie
Friday 10am Tutor Les Rothnie
Year 3 Monday 9.30am Tutor Diana Roberts FULL
Wednesday 7pm Tutor David Guild
Improvers Tuesday 10am Tutor Brian Davison
It is also possible that we will offer an Accelerated course for Beginners on weekends in Autumn 2018. Details are yet to be finalised but it will be fast paced and intensive. Our Improvers session welcomes players at any time.
If you are interested in joining any of our courses which have spaces please click here to contact us.