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NEBA Summer Pairs

Frank Bouweraerts
Irina Hendrickx

EBU Northern Easter Congress
2023 Third Place

Brian Myers
Denise Barham-Hall

NEBA Swiss Pairs

Audrey Bainbridge
John Dobson


Latner Trophy 2023 Winners
Dave Thompson
John Gray

Carpenter Cup 2023 Winners
Denise Barham-Hall
John Bernard Portwood

Anniversary Trophy 2023 Winners
John Bernard Portwood
Denise Barham-Hall

Walker Bowl 2022 Winners
John Bernard Portwood
Denise Barham-Hall

Godfrey Award 2023
Keith Richardson




Urgent message for all members and visitors. Please scroll down to view in full.

Club Founded - 8th April 1976

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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.


Urgent Message from the Committee

An urgent message to all our members.

For many years now our weekly rent for the Golf Club has been a very reasonable £30. However, understandably, the Golf Club has incurred rising costs in electricity, heating and staff wages. As a result they have raised our rent to £50 per week, which will severely impinge on our finances. Peter has had a productive meeting with Ian Forster at the Golf Club and explained our financial situation and our reduced membership after Covid. They appreciate our problem and have agreed to £40 per week, to be reviewed after 6 months. This is a reasonable compromise and we can continue to meet for the foreseeable future. However, if we are to survive as a club in the long run we need to ensure that our weekly turnout can cover our costs. I appreciate that members have a variety of other commitments but please try and attend if you possibly can – we need numbers at the table if we are to continue as a club. If your partner can’t make it then rather than not come at all please contact our Secretary, John Gray, who will circulate your need for a partner. At the same time encourage relatives, friends, acquaintances and past members to come and enjoy this wonderful game. New and returning members will be more than welcome.

It would be a great shame if our club cannot survive. We have existed now for 47 years and all of us have made so many friends over the years and enjoyed the conviviality of each other’s company, experiencing the satisfaction of playing the game we love.

PLEASE HELP! Rally round and contrive to keep the Club viable. Your support is vital!



Congratulations to Dave Thompson who has recently been promoted to the rank of Premier National Master.

Important Information
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Members with news items appropriate for inclusion on the 'News Page' are asked to forward information to the Webmaster, Irina Hendrickx.


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

Scorer - John Portwood
Webmaster - Irina Hendrickx

Email Links via Club Information
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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)

Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Director: JBP
Scorer: JBP
Director: John Gray
Scorer: Malcolm Dawson
28th Sep 2023
Duplicate Walker Bowl
Golf Club
6.50 for 7.00pm
5th Oct 2023
Golf Club
6.50 for 7.00pm
12th Oct 2023
EBU British Autumn Sims Pairs
Golf Club
6.50 for 7.00pm