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NEBA Swiss Pairs

Joan Crompton
Irene Burns

Margaret Watts
Memorial Trophy

Audrey Bainbridge


Latner Trophy 2019 Winners
Iain Gordon
John Dobson

Carpenter Cup 2019 Winners
John Dobson
Iain Gordon

Walker Bowl 2019 Winners
Audrey Bainbridge
Brian Myers

Master Points Trophy 2019 Winner
Audrey Bainbridge

Anniversary Trophy 2019 Winners
John Portwood
Wojtek Zakrzewski




Club Founded - 8th April 1976




Chairman’s Letter.

Dear All,

I trust you are all keeping well, safe and active during the present hiatus? Here the house and garden have never seen such frenetic activity. We now have the opportunity to do all those (domestic) tasks that we have been putting off and to indulge in hobbies and interests that have been on the backburner. I am currently declining nouns and subjugating verbs in an effort to brush up on my Latin (ah well, we all have our idiosyncrasies)!

On the bridge front there is no need to despair. Our Secretary, John, has fed us with information as to where and how we can indulge in our hobby/obsession. The online bridge sites “Bridge Club Live” and “Bridge Base Online” offer both social and competitive bridge twenty four hours a day and are quite easy to use (after an initial panic!). “Bridge Base Online” does have a free element for social bridge. If you wish to play club bridge against friends then opportunities are there. John Blackett has very kindly invited us to play at the Ripon Bridge Club sessions and Dave and Maggie are currently setting up the chance to play under the auspices of Durham Bridge Club. The website “FunBridge” also gives you the chance to play solo bridge against computers.

Another way to enjoy bridge is via “Bernard Magee’s Bridge” on You Tube, where Bernard (of Mr Bridge fame) provides a thrice weekly broadcast consisting of a combination of seminars, quizzes, chat and information (search You Tube for “Bernard Magee Bridge”). Andrew Robson also offers a daily lesson via his website.

Looking at the calendar for Bishop Auckland Bridge Club it is our Spring Dinner on the 7th May (obviously postponed!). In lieu of that I ask you to raise a glass and drink a toast to Bishop Auckland Bridge Club and its members. I hope to see you all soon.

Look after yourselves and others,




BABC is now registered with BCL
This site offers many features
for online bridge play.

Additionally all members playing
under the
Club Section
will have their scores ranked against
other members of our Club

Click Link to BCL at top of right hand panel


Several Club Members Feature
in the top placings of the
NEBA Master Point Listings 2019

( See News Page )

Members Score well in
EBU Winter Simultaneous Pairs

( See News Page )


NEW WEBSITE for NEBA in course of

development may be accessed at :-

( See News Page )


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Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Bishop Auckland Bridge Club.

The Club, located in the beautiful and historic Wear Valley market town is registered with the English Bridge Union and meets weekly for duplicate bridge on
Thursdays at 6.55 pm.

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The venue for many years was the attractively renovated Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

However, the Club now meets at the

Bishop Auckland Golf Club,
the entrance to which is located a half a mile east of the market place on the A689.

There is ample free parking and this venue affords a comfortable base for the Club.

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Visiting pairs are always welcome and partners can often be found for single players. 

Visitors should note that the Golf Club operates a Dress Code of 'Smart Casual Clothing' and that denim garments are not recommended in the bridge room.

Important Information
Important Information

Members with news items appropriate for inclusion on the 'News Page' are asked to forward information to the Webmaster, John Dobson.


Chairman - Brian Myers
Secretary - John Gray
Treasurer - Peter Whitton
Captain - Denise Barham-Hall
Scorer - John Dobson

Email Links via Club Information
in Main Menu


Competition Results, Performance Averages and Statistical Records
may be accessed via the

'Competitions Current’
and ‘Results - Personal Analysis’
entries in the main left hand menu


Club Membership Subscriptions
are due from
1st January
(at 3.00 per annum
for all categories)

Pre-Dealt Boards

Duplicate Bridge with
Pre-Dealt Boards
is normally played on
Alternate Thursdays  
At the end of the evening a print-out of the hands is made available to members who wish to review their play.

Club Function Photographs

Photographs of all Club Dinners and Events are now displayed under 
'Photographic Records'
in the main left column menu

EBU Stratified Simultaneous Pairs
Director: John Portwood
Scorer: John Dobson
AGM & Duplicate
Director: John Gray
Scorer: John Little
Duplicate - Pre-Dealt Boards
Director: John Portwood
Scorer: John Dobson