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On Wednesday 25th February 2015, at 1:30pm we will be holding an Advanced Teaching Session at the Club.
The session will be held by Michael Byrne and will cover "Duplicate Pairs Tactics"
The format will be a 1 hour talk followed by practice hands, a question and answer session and sfternoon tea and cakes.
The cost will be £6 for members, £10 for non-members.
Tickets are available from Sue Barraclough, Stuart Knox or Glynn Elwick.

Michael Byrne is in his early thirties and lives in Manchester, where he teaches bridge full time.

He first came to competitive bridge when he won the Schools plate at Nottingham University, although his school only had 2 bridge players, he quickly taught two more and a team was born.

Six months later he arrived at Manchester University and discovered Manchester Bridge Club, where he was a permanent fixture for the next few years, including several years where he actually lived upstairs.

His career as a junior international started when he was selected for the U20 team and managed to capture the Peggy Bayer on Scottish soil. He subsequently won the Junior Camrose 3 times, before representing the U25 team in two European Championships, a World Championships, three European pairs Championships, and three Channel trophies.

The majority of his success however has come as a non playing captain and in his capacity as Under 20 squad Leader he has captained his players to two World Championship Silver medals (in Beijing in 2008 and Philadelphia in 2010) as well as the Peggy Bayer (he has been successful NPC six times - the most of any NPC in the event's history) and the Channel trophy (something he never achieved as a player!).

In the open game he has won the English Premier League, the Camrose Trophy, the Brighton teams championship (twice), and the prestigious Lederer memorial trophy in consecutive years.

Away from the bridge table (although admittedly he doesn't spend much time there), Michael enjoys cooking, cinema, writing and doing quizzes, and going out with his friends (some of whom don't even play bridge).

In July 2014 Michael was part of the England team which won the Chairman's Cup - the primary open teams event run by the Swedish Bridge Federation

Afternoon Bridge
The Tuesday afternoon sessions have been very successful, and have now been extended to Fridays. Sessions start at 1:30pm and usually 24 boards are played per session. 

Bridge Lessons
The new term started in September as follows:-
Thursday 11 September 7:15pm - Courses Begin
There are two courses which run simultaneously. The course for complete beginners is for those students who have little or no knowledge of Bridge. The Improvers' Course follows on and from this and introduces the game of Duplicate Bridge. Each course consists of 24 lessons. Fees are £3.50 per lesson. (£3.00 for Club Members) For more information please call Brenda Goodacre on 01724 843106 (before 6pm) or email  

The Competitions Section now lists the John Brears Trophy and all the Annual Masterpoint Competitions for 2014/15. All of these are updated automatically as the results come in.
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Welcome to Scunthorpe Bridge Club.

This is the home page for the Scunthorpe  Bridge Club and provides information on all aspects of the club, including results for previous weeks and details of forthcoming events.

Come and enjoy bridge in a relaxing atmosphere.

General Information

The Scunthorpe Bridge Club was established (originally as the Scunthorpe and District Bridge Association) in 1977 when all of the bridge playing factions in Scunthorpe got together as a single club.

It was decided to buy 2 Teale Street, (previously a wholesale newsagents) in the centre of Scunthorpe and convert it into a bridge club. This Club opened in 1979.

As a result of the local council's recent town improvement scheme the Teale Street premises were the subject of a negotiated sale to North Lincs. Council, as a result of which part of a disused factory was purchased and converted over an 18 month period, into our fine new premises at 55a Sunningdale Road on the South Park Estate, Bottesford, in the south of the town.

The new Club, which can accommodate over 30 tables, was officially opened in September 2009  thirty-two years after the Association's foundation. Currently we have over 170 members and duplicate is played on at least 3 nights every week as well as the odd afternoon.

Attendances at duplicate sessions vary between 7 and 16 tables and are generally very constant, with Mondays being the most popular session.

Table fees are very modest at £2.00 per session and the annual subscription is £10.00. The Club is managed by a very dedicated and enthusiastic committee, who all give their time freely. Luckily this Committee is a good mixture of experienced bridge players and those relatively new to the game and so any problems encountered by players wishing to start playing duplicate bridge can always be addressed.

Classes for all standards are taught on a Thursday night at 7.15 and are well attended by up to 50 students. The classes start in September and run throughout the winter months, with additional practice sessions during the summer. The fees are £3.00 per lesson (members) or £3.50 per  lesson (non-members). There is an Open Evening in September when people can come and get a taste of the game at no cost. New students are very welcome as well as people wanting to attend the Improvers' classes.

We are always on the lookout for new members and anyone wishing to join the Club should contact one of the Officers of the Club (see Committee Webpage). Playing nights are Monday, Wednesday and Friday with play starting at 6.55pm and generally finishing at 10.15pm. Sessions are scored electronically with results available immediately after play, together with hand records (we have our own Duplimate Dealing Machine).

Improvers' Class Trophy Winners 2014
Improvers' Class Trophy Winners 2014

Winners of the 2014 Improvers' Class were presented their trophies on 28th August 2014

Left to Right James Robinson, Ken Thomas, Michael Readhead, Roger Matthewman, Theresa Smith and Hazel Shipley
Jill Grantham celebrates her ninetieth birthday.
Jill Grantham celebrates her ninetieth birthday.
One of our longest serving members, Jill Grantham,
honoured the Club by celebrating her ninetieth birthday with us. 
Jill has been an active member for many years, and regularly 
plays with us three times a week. 
Sunningdale Road Opening Night August 2009
Opening Night a
Opening Night b
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Teaching is the life blood of any bridge club. Our Thursday evening sessions are divided into three groups.

Beginners, starting from scratch.

Improvers, a second year continuation course.

Graduation Group, who enjoy some extra practice to ease them into the normal duplicate sessions.



Beginners' Class
Beginners a 2010
Beginners b 2010
Beginners c 2010
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Ted Goodacre with his Beginners.
Improvers' Class
Improvers a 2010
Improvers b 2010
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Brenda Goodacre teaching the Improvers
Graduation Group
Graduation Group
Practice in Progress
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Mon 9th March 2015
Championship Pivot Teams - Week 1
Mon 16th March 2015
Championship Pivot Teams - Week 2
Wed 8th April 2015
British Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Mon 13th April 2015
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Mon 20th April 2015
Championship Pairs - Final and Open Pairs
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