Spade Heart Ripley (Yorks) Bridge Diamond Club
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Starting time

As from 1st February the start time for all sessions will revert to 1.00 PM and we will finish at 4.00 PM.

More bridge wisdom

Bridge is a great comfort in old age. It also helps you get there faster.


South: Alert!          

East:   What does that mean?

South: I am required to further misdescribe my hand.


Card sense is the ability to do the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time.


Regardless of what sadistic impulses we may harbour good bridge means helping partner avoid mistakes.


I'd like a review of the bidding with all the original inflections.



Things people say

It's not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to your opponents. (Alfred Scheinwold)

If 3NT is a viable option - then bid it. (Paul Soloway)

If you have the slightest touch of Masochism you'll love this game. (Frank Perkins)

Getting old

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all for yourself. (Alfred Steinwold)

I favour light opening bids. At my age you can never be sure the bidding will get round to you again. (Owwald Jacoby)





PURPOSE       To enable members to play bridge in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere and to take part in social events organised by the committee.


The committee shall comprise Chairperson, Vice Chairperson/Treasurer, Social and  Administration Secretary.

The committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting to be held in late May/early June every two years.


The business of the A.G.M. will be to receive reports from the officers, to elect officers, to determine the annual subscription and playing fees for the unsuing period, to discuss any other business.

An extraordinary general meeting shall be called giving a minimum of two weeks notice when a request for such a meeting has been submitted in writing and signed by at least one third of the membership.

The Club will be wound up when the membership falls to eight.

Any funds left on closure of the Club to be donated to local charities selected by the remaining members. Any tangible assets to be disposed of at the discretion of the remaining members.


  The maximum membership shall be forty(40).

Visitors to the Club will be expected to join the Club after four consecutive visits.


  The Club is non-profit making with any surplus income usedfor the furtherance of the Club. 

There will be an annual membership subscription and a weekly playing fee paid by each attending member. Visitors shall pay at a higher rate than members.

On joining the extra charged will be offset against their annual subscription. Subscriptions are payable by the end of June annually or at the date of joining for new members.

EXPENSES   All expenditure will be authorised by the committee and will be solely for the benefit of the club. Any specific items in excess of £30  must be approved by the treasurer. committee will decide the level of subsidy by the CLub for any of the social events.


  The committee shall decide a programme of social events at its first meeting after the A.G.M..  

             These may vary from year to year but could include an annual dinner, an Easter event, a summer supper,  an Autumn event, a Christmas event, a bridge league team.


   All matters such as the system to be used, method of pay, action on slow play and any  complications arising during the session shall be dealt with by the director at his/her discretion.