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Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see Members Area for the minutes: 

Gaining access to the Members Area V2.pdf


Farewell to three popular Bridge members
  • Peter Thompson
  • Lynda Murray (standing)

We are so sad to hear of the recent deaths of three long-standing and very popular bridge club members.

Margaret Egan was an enthusiastic “Tuesday nighter” where she played regularly with her partner John Winder, for several years. She was part of a very large extended family and she will be greatly missed at the Bridge Club, especially those who had the pleasure of knowing her at the Tuesday evening sessions. Unfortunately we dont have a photo of Margaret to share.

Lynda Murray was a club member for many years, firstly with her husband Don. After his death she continued to play with many different partners over the years. When her health meant she could no longer play in the evening, she loved her Wednesday afternoon sessions. She was charming with everyone, and always very encouraging and helpful to less experienced players.

Both Margaret and Lynda had suffered ill health for a while.

Finally Peter Thompson, a veteran and extremely talented bridge player, died at home this week.  He experienced national success in the game as featured in our last newsletter.  He learnt to play Bridge at Barrow Grammar whilst in the 6th form and played very regularly and very well until the pandemic last year.  A first class bridge player and gentleman, with a great sense of humour.

All three members brightened the Club with their presence and we are all sad they are no longer able to play with us. Our thoughts are with their families and friends.


Barrow Bridge Club

Welcome to Barrow Bridge Club. We are a friendly club located in beautiful South Cumbria. It has often been said we are located at the end of a 30 mile cul-de-sac, but, despite our remote location, we have embraced modern technology. We are a thriving club with approx. 100 members who range in ability. We hold lessons for those interested in taking up this wonderful game. Lessons are on hold at the moment.
We use Duplimated boards and Bridgemates scoring system for instant results at the end of the evenings play.
Visitors are made very welcome at our club and a host system operates at each session. Please come along and enjoy a great evenings bridge. If you have no partner, please contact the club or secretary in advance.
Barrow Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU ( and is a member of Cumbria County Bridge Association. (

For general enquiries about the club please ring 01229-823347 or email Alternatively, contact the club secretary, Liz Colver,

Playing Bridge Online on BBO

Many members are now playing bridge online.

The Club currently has 4 sessions a week on Bridge Base Online.  Monday,  and Friday at 1pm.  plus a Tuesday and Wednesday Evening at 7pm. All club and new members welcome.  We are currently averaging 6 tables each day, which is great... and have a chat with friends along the way.

Help can be arranged if you dont feel confident getting online, but Im sure you'll be suprised how easy it is.

BridgeBase Online (BBO)   

For further information please see the page  Online Bridge

If you would like to contact me with your email address and mobile number I will get back in touch. 

If you have not been playing with us during the day, but would like to play now in an evening, and are unsure of the procedure or have any questions, please contact  Chris Ward

Practice Makes Perfect

Vu-Bridge is great website which is free to all and enables you to practice bidding & playing a large number of interesting hands. All the hands come with expert comments to guide you through the bidding & play. There are numerous subjects to choose from for every level of player. I would recomend all members visit this site as I'm sure you will find it extremely beneficial.

Click Here to Access Site

Members Guide

Members Guide to the Essentials of Duplicate Bridge Law

I would urge all members to read and absorb this document. As the Laws and Regulations are constantly evolving, it is important we all keep abreast of developments. hard copies will also be made available in the club. Trevor.


EBU Simultaneous Pairs
Director: J Lillycrop
Online Duplicate
Director: J Lillycrop
Online Duplicate
Director: T Ward
Online Duplicate
Director: T Ward
Tue 27th Jul 2021
Online Duplicate
Director: J Shaw
Wed 28th Jul 2021
Online Duplicate
Director: C Ward
Fri 30th Jul 2021
Online Duplicate
Director: J Lillycrop