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Very sad to report that Joe, a long term member of Barrow Bridge Club, died on 9th June.  He was suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  He played regularly at the club until ill health interrupted his membership.  Joe was a larger than life character with a unique sense of humour. He had played bridge for many years and took the rules of bridge seriously, which sometimes got him into trouble too!  He was a caring man with a quick and sometimes ironic wit, who regularly supported other members at time of illness (Alex Brown and Barbara Welch immediately come to mind). He had a miraculous recovery from a life threatening stroke a few years ago and returned to play regularly until he became too ill again, just before the lockdowns started.  

Janet, his partner has told me "We are holding a celebration of Joe's life at Thorncliffe Crematorium on Friday 24th June at 11.30 am. He wanted everyone to dress casually, no black ties and no flowers.   Afterwards to meet at the Vic Vaults where he wlli buy the first drink. . The last 8 months have been traumatic but he wanted to end his life at home with me and our families and I promised him no hospital or care home. He always said "I have had a wonderful life""

A donation will be made by the Club to the RNLI in his memory.

FIZZ FRIDAY raised phenomenal sum in aid of Ukraine Disaster Fund
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This event was very successful and enjoyed by all who attended.  Thanks to all of you who bought tickets and to all our members who supported this event in so many ways.  Your generosity buying tickets, making donations, and supplying cakes, savouries and prizes to keep costs down, as well as helping with the planning and smooth running of the day contributed to a marvellous outcome.  Including our online game, we have raised £828.60 for the Ukraine Disaster Appeal. Furness Building Society are matching this donation, so a total of £1657.20 has been donated.  This is a tremendous amount for such a small club.

Congratulations to Norma and June who scored an incredible 71.88 % on the day to come first in the bridge game.

In addition because of the wonderful amount of food available Carole took the remainder to the Homeless shelter in Barrow.  They were incredibly grateful and said their residents would feel very spoilt that evening!

I especially want to mention Carole, Trevor and Chris who worked all day to prepare everything and clear up after the event.  I know others helped them too and thanks for that.

Here are some photos Chris has sent me.  If anyone else took photos I will add them too if you send them to me, although it sounds to me like you were all too busy enjoying yourselves!

As a small group I think we have reason to feel very proud.



The Club is open again for Face to Face Bridge. Limited to 8 physical tables, Please let a member of the committee know if you intend joining us on a Thursday. 

As the restrictions regarding Covid have been lifted, we are no longer enforcing social distancing and mask wearing.  However, we trust everyone understands the pandemic is not over and the government advice is to continue wearing a mask inside and sanitising hands regularly.  We request you do NOT attend the club with any signs of a cough or cold.  We expect members to be fully vaccinated and not to return to the club if tested positive after at least 2 days of clear lateral flow tests.

ALL are welcome!  However, there is no Duty member.  Please don't come without a pre-arranged partner, if you need a partner please contact a Committee member.

Playing online will continue on a Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening & Friday Afternoon for the time being.

To continue to prevent the spread of COVID:

  1. Players should not attend the Club if they have COVID
  2. Players should not attend the Club if they are feeling unwell eg. coughs, colds, high temperature
  3. Players should sanitize hands regularly


Refreshments will be available once again.



Relaxed bridge session are available for Face to Face Bridge on a Tuesday Afternoon, please be seated by 1:45.

Limited to 8 tables.  Help will be on hand if required.

NB: Playing the same Boards from the Thursday previous - the results will not be submitted to the EBU for NGS grading or Masterpoints.

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 (only available when club open) or email Alternatively, contact the club secretary, {Pat Palmer,


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Playing Bridge Online on BBO

Many members are now playing bridge online.

The Club currently has 3 sessions a week on Bridge Base Online.  Monday,  and Friday at 1pm.  plus a Tuesday Evening at 7pm. All club and new members welcome.  We are currently averaging 5 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


Please Support your County Events

Programme of Events are available here

Many are Green Pointed

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.

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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.


Online Duplicate
Director: S Gadsden
Face to Face Bridge
Director: C Ward
Online Bridge
Director: T Ward
Relaxed Bridge
Director: J Shaw
Mon 27th Jun 2022
Online Duplicate
Director: T Ward
Tue 28th Jun 2022
Online Bridge
Director: C Ward
Tue 28th Jun 2022
Relaxed Bridge
1:45 for 2pm
Director: Marj Postlethwaite
Thu 30th Jun 2022
Face to Face Bridge
7pm for 7:15pm start
Director: M Postlethwaite
Dealer: Chris & Trev
Fri 1st Jul 2022
Online Duplicate
Mon 4th Jul 2022
Online Duplicate
Tue 5th Jul 2022
Online Bridge
Director: S Gadsden