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Please note that there will be no Bridge session on the forthcoming Bank Holiday:

Monday 26th August

Welcome to Barnsley Bridge Club
Come and Join Us

♣   ♠   Welcome to Barnsley Bridge Club  ♣   ♠ 


The Club meets every Monday and every Wednesday at Shaw Lane Sports Club, home of Barnsley Cricket Club and Rugby Club.

New members are always welcome, and we pride ourselves on being 'beginner friendly'.

Anyone who joins Barnsley Bridge Club automatically becomes a member of Shaw Lane Sports Club.

We aim to play 21 - 27 boards on a Monday afternoon, starting at 1.00pm prompt and aiming to finish around 4.15pm. Single players are always welcolme on Mondays and all members are expected to be respectful of less experienced players so that the session can be enjoyed by all.

We aim to play 24 - 28 boards on a Wednesday evening, starting at 7.00pm prompt and aiming to finish around 10.00pm. You must however arrive with a playing partner to take part in the Wednesday evening sessions. 

All players are asked to be seated and ready to play 10 minutes prior to the start of each session to assist the scorer.

Please note that Barnsley Bridge Club operates a  'Members Only' policy for Simultaneous Pairs events.

Additional Weekly Bridge Session

Following a request from members asking the Club to consider putting on an extra

weekly bridge session the Committee voted to give it's backing to this request subject to

sufficient members indicating their willingness to attend an extra session on a regular basis.


An email will shortly be sent to all members asking for their opinions on this proposal

and also asking themto indicate which day and time would be their preferred option.


Subject to sufficient support these sessions will commence on a trial basis

in October 2019 and run to the end of March 2020 on a trial basis.


TD Training Course Opportunity

Our club is being given the opportunity by English Bridge Education & Development (EBED)

to run a training course to enable between 6 and 10 additional members to train

and qualify as Tournament Directors (TD's ).


This course will run over four full days ( 10.30am to 4.30pm) here at Shaw Lane

with a gap of three to four weeks between each of the four days once the course has started.

It is anticipated that the course will start either late this year or early next year and that the 

training will take place on either Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays or a combination of those days.


The club would encourage as many members as possible to take this opportunity to become a

fully qualified TD and with that in mind can anyone who is interested in being

part of this initiative please email the Club Secretary on

by no later than 31 August 2019 to express their willingness to take part in this training.


The actual dates of the traing will be dependent of the availability of both the EBED trainer

and a suitable room at Shaw Lane.


Yorkshire League Fixtures 2019 / 2020

Would any member wishing to be considered to play in the Yorkshie League matches on

27th October 2019

10th November 2019

1st December 2019

please sign the sheet displayed on the club notice board or alternatively email Gail directly on


If you are looking for a playing partner on either

Monday Afternoons or Wednesday Evenings

and you are not sure who might be available to play

then please feel free to contact me

and I will endeavour to find a partner on your behalf.


Steve Cartwright - Secretary

07766 331123


Improve your Bridge

Please note that there will not be any further

Improver Sessions

until further notice due to other commitments


Monday Bridge

"Relaxed" Bridge sessions take place on Monday afternoons.
No partner required, however you may not be able to play, unless you can be accommodated on a half table.

Please be aware that these are not teaching sessions.
Please arrive by 12.50pm for a prompt 1pm start.

Handicap Results

Note that Handicap result only shows the master points for the 'before handicap' situation, the 'After handicap' points for the Order of Merit are not explicitly shown. Negative handicaps are added and positive handicaps are subtracted when determining the after handicap result.

26th August 2019
No Bridge Session Today
Shaw Suite 1.00pm
2nd September 2019
Afternoon Bridge
Shaw Suite 1.00pm
9th September 2019
Afternoon Bridge
Shaw Suite 1.00pm
Scorer: John Briggs
Afternoon Bridge
Scorer: John Briggs
Scorer: John Briggs