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FACE to FACE Bridge restarting from Thursday 27th

Club has Re-Opened

The Club will open again for Face to Face Bridge on Thursday 27th January. 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 pandamic 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 would also like to hear you are continuing to carry out regular lateral flow tests, and expect members to be fully vaccinated.

ALL Members are welcome!

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 been told to self-isolate
  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.

Tuesday Afternoons from Tue 1st February

Relaxed bridge session will resume for Face to Face Bridge on a Tuesday Afternoon at 2pm.

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

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

Cumbria Congress March 19th / 20th

This is being played online (RealBridge)  It would be good if you entered and supported the County.

Click here for flyer and entry details

Christmas Draw - Thursday 16th December via Zoom

Congratulations to the lucky winners of free subscriptions for next year were


Their accounts will be automatically credited.

  • Debbie and Bob
  • Liz and John
  • Lytham 2021
  • Lytham 2021


Many members recently enjoyed a long weekend playing bridge in Lytham St Annes.  This was a long awaited event, delayed by the pandemic, and even Storm Arwen couldn't dampen the enjoyment.  Congratulations to Debbie and Bob who won the handicap pairs with Liz and John runners up.  Looking forward to the next one.

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 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

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.


Online Bridge
Director: S Gadsden
Online Duplicate
Director: J Lillycrop
Online Duplicate
Director: J Lillycrop
Online Duplicate
Director: C Ward
Thu 27th Jan 2022
Face to Face Bridge
7pm for 7:15pm start
Director: T Ward
Steward: C Williamson
Fri 28th Jan 2022
Online - Presidents Trophy
Director: J Lillycrop
Mon 31st Jan 2022
Online Duplicate
Director: T Ward