Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm. Members can download officers reports to the AGM from the members only area. Any queries please pass directly to the officer concerned in advance of the AGM if possible.
Congratulations to Iwan & Maureen Williams winners of the Improvers teams at the Harrogate Congress with Mark & Jenny Dunkley from York Bridge Club.
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
Come and join us for a five week accelerated course to learn bridge. Starting with a free morning taster on Saturday 2nd March at 10am. The course itself runs on Saturdays until Saturday 6th April. All very welcome. Please click here to download more details.
Our final round of Yorkshire League matches will take place on Sunday 3rd March as follows
A team v Scarborough HOME
B team v Harrogate A AWAY
C team v Wensleydale AWAY
D team v Hull C AWAY
E team v Halifax C HOME
Lots to play for in the final round with A and E teams still aiming for promotion and the other three teams looking to finish mid table.
Lots of good endeavours by members at the Harrogate Spring Congress from 8th to 10th February. Congratulations, in particular, to Maureen & Iwan Williams part of the team winning the Improvers Teams, Jon Crook & Kath Libbert runners up in the Improvers Pairs and to Janet Leach & John Cole runners up in the B category of the Swiss Pairs.
Having listened to members, the Committee has decided to make some changes to the North Trophy and IMPS Trophy for this year. The revised format for the North Trophy and IMPS Trophy for 2019 can be downloaded by clicking here. The key change is reverting to once a month for both.
Please click here to download the February TD and Scorers Rota. As always, this was correct at the 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
Our Improvers session welcomes players at any time.
If you are interested in any future courses please click here to contact us.