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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 £10,000 from attendees donations have gone to the Haematology Trust Fund at the local Airedale Hospital.
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 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
Congratulations to the team of Carole Kelly, Christina Powne, Bernard Burns and Anthony Taglione who finished a creditable third in the annual YCBA affiliated teams competition held near Beverley on Thursday 22nd March.
Our Chair John Cole has written a short newsletter following the AGM on Thursday 15th March. Please click here to download it.
Following a well attended AGM on 15th March please welcome new committee members Sue Bevington, Mollie Bell, Tim Emmott and Heather Harvey. Maureen Bradford is now Club Secretary, Mike Collier Club TD and Carole Kelly Club Captain. John Cole remains Chair, Alastair Robertson Treasurer, Lindsey Wharmby House Chair and Christina Powne Committee Member. Thanks to everyone who served on the Committee last year. Congratulations to Alastair Robertson and Tim Emmott who passed the EBU Club TD training course and now join our TD rota. The AGM approved the revised constitution and agreed an increase in table money to £3 members, £4 visitors from 1st April with the additional 50p going into a ring fenced fund for club improvements.
The final round of matches mostly took place on Sunday 4th March. The A team just missed out on promotion after their last match defeat to the Division 2 champions. The B team has won Division 4 (well done) and are promoted. The C team made a valiant effort but just got relegated from Division 5. The D team need to win their rearranged match at Bridlington (weather has caused two postponements). The E team has been relegated but gained some good experience. Thanks to everyone who represented our club this season.
Please click here to download the March 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 assists in ensuring our events run smoothly and in a friendly manner.
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. These have made a good start and will be continued for the foreseeable future.
Here at Olicana we are keen to encourage as many as possible to be able to enjoy the marvellous game of bridge.
Our 2017/18 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.