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Club Founded - 8th April 1976



9th SEPTEMBER 2021

Dear Everybody

I trust that you are all keeping well and enjoying the sunshine?

 You have already received minutes of the Committee Meeting held on the 1st July re the re-opening of Bishop Auckland Bridge Club. It is unbelievable that we last met on the 12th March 2020, a mere sixteen months ago! I’m sure that we cannot wait to renew friendships (and competition) by playing bridge face to face once more. Those of us who have played online bridge have at least ensured that we have been able to play regularly but it can never replace the intimacy of meeting friends at our local club. Bridge is as much a social occasion as a competitive one and I know that many of you have missed that social interaction.

We did anticipate re-opening on the 5th August but in light of the increase in transmission nationally, and in the north east in particular, the Committee has decided to postpone that happy occasion until Thursday the 9th September. We feel that that is the most prudent course of action as safety is paramount for our members. A September date seems to be most popular option in bridge clubs around the country. St. George’s opened its doors last week but attendances have been extremely low!

When we do re-open, precautions will be taken to ensure our members’ safety – we’ll keep you fully informed of such practical arrangements nearer the time.

I hope to see as many of you as possible in September and look forward to that happy day when we can renew acquaintances.

Look after yourselves and others,


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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.

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

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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


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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

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