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NEBA Swiss Pairs

Audrey Bainbridge
John Dobson

NEBA Gazette

Joan Crompton
Irene Burns

NEBA Swiss Pairs

Joan Crompton
Irene Burns

Margaret Watts
Memorial Trophy

Audrey Bainbridge


Latner Trophy 2022 Winners
Frank Bouweraerts
Irina Hendrickx

Carpenter Cup 2022 Winners
Audrey Bainbridge
Brian Myers

Anniversary Trophy 2022 Winners
Frank Bouweraerts
Irina Hendrickx

Walker Bowl 2021 Winners
John Portwood
Wojtek Zakrzewski





Club Founded - 8th April 1976


Congratulation to Frank Bouweraerts on his recent promotion to 2 Star Master

Published 21/05/2023


Congratulations to Frank and Irina

Frank Bouweraerts and Irina Hendrickx came 2nd nationally in the Thursday SIM Spring Pairs event.
Full results: Sim Pairs (

Published 21/04/2023


Success for Brian and Denise

Congratulations to Brian Myers and Denise Barham-Hall, who absolutely starred by finishing 3rd in the Swiss Pairs in Northern Easter Congess at Harrogate on 8th April. That was out of 28 pairs!

Published 11/04/2023



NEBA Inter-Club League

On Sunday the 15th January 2023 the Bishop Auckland team won the interclub against Durham A team with a score if 12-8 VPs
The team was John Dobson, Audrey Bainbridge, Malcolm Dawson, Roger Carpenter, Denise Barham-Hall, Brian Myers, John Portwood, Allan Blackett

Published 16/01/2023


Chairman’s Christmas Message, 2022

Dear All,
We have now been able to enjoy a full year’s bridge without the threat of any lockdowns. It has been a real pleasure to continue to meet friends and experience the joys of face to face bridge. It has been reassuring that members have continued to support the club and ensure that we remain viable when other clubs have had to close due to lack of players. Our social events were able to go ahead and were very well attended and appreciated by everyone. This social interaction is so
very important after the trials and tribulations of the last three years.
Many thanks to the Club Secretary, Treasurer, Team Captain, Webmaster, Scorers, Committee Members and all those who have helped to ensure the smooth running of the club. We are so dependent on willing volunteers.
I wish all members and their families a very happy Christmas and a successful and healthy New Year. We’ll meet again on the 29 th December.

Brian Myers, Chairman

Published 21/12/2022


EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to Denise Barham-Hall who was recently promoted to the rank of National Master.

Published 21/12/2022


EBU Sim Pairs Prize Draw

At the recent EBU AGM the usual annual prize draw was made for all the clubs who have entered Sim Pairs events.
Bishop Auckland Bridge Club were one of the lucky recipients and we have won £200! This should certainly help club funds!

Published 08/12/2022


NEBA Inter-Club League

On Sunday the 20th November 2022 the Bishop Auckland team played Brunton A in their second match in Division A of the NEBA Inter-Club League. Despite two narrow losses in sets 3 and 4 the team lost 18-2 to the league leaders.
We now lie 3rd in the table with 18 VP's.


Denise Barham-Hall & John Portwood
Audrey Bainbridge & John Dobson

Alison Young & John Gray

Malcolm Dawson & Brian Myers

EBU Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to Iain Gordon who was recently promoted to the rank of 18 star Premier Regional Master.

Published 22/11/2022


Annual Dinner Presentations

On 10 November 2022, at the annual dinner, prizes and trophees were presented to the winners of the 2022 competitions.

Anniversary Trophy
Mr Frank Bouweraerts & Ms Irina Hendrickx

Walker Bowl
Mrs Denise Barham-Hall & Mr John Portwood

Latner Trophy
Mr Frank Bouweraerts & Ms Irina Hendrickx

Carpenter Trophy
Mrs Audrey Bainbridge & Mr Brian Myers

Master Points Trophy
Mr Brian Myers

Godfrey Award
Mr Keith Richardson

Winners on the evening of the annual dinner
Mrs Audrey Bainbridge & Mr Brian Myers


Published 12/11/2022


NEBA Congress Result - Swiss Teams

On Sunday 6th November 2022, a Bishop Auckland team consisting of Denise Barham-Hall, Audrey Bainbridge, John Dobson and Brian Myers, played in the Swiss Teams event part of the NEBA Congress.
In an excellent performance they finished second overall.

Also a big thank you to David Thompson for the event organisation and to John Portwood for acting as one of the directors on all days of the congress. 

Published 06/11/2022


NEBA Inter-club League

On Sunday 16th October 2022, the Bishop Auckland team played their first match in Division A of the NEBA Inter-club League.
In an excellent performance they defeated Wearside A by 33 imps which resulted in a match score of 16-4. We currently lie second in the table.

Denise Barham-Hall (captain) & John Portwood
Audrey Bainbridge & John Dobson

Alison Young & John Gray

Malcolm Dawson & Brian Myers

Published 17/10/2022


EBU Master Points Promotions

Congratulations to John Dobson who has recently achieved the rank of Premier National Master. Well done John!

Published 17/10/2022


On Sunday 25th September and against a field of 72 top regional and national pairs, Club Chairman Brian Myers partnered by Club Captain Denise Barham-Hall finished in fourth position in the Cumberland and Westmorland Green Point Swiss Pairs Congress. 
Their very creditable score of 93 victory points represented 66.5% of the maximum available. 
Congratulations go to them both on an outstanding performance.

Published 26/09/2022


Walker Bowl, 2022

Many congratulations to John Portwood and Denise Barham-Hall who won the Walker Bowl with a score of 62.70%.

Published 23/09/2022


Audrey and John win NEBA Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Audrey Bainbridge and John Dobson upon winning the NEBA Swiss Pairs held at Durham Bridge Club on the 15th September 2022.

An excellent result - well done!

Published 19/09/2022


New Fixtures Calendar

The Sep 2022 - Aug 2023 calendar of Bishop Auckland Bridge Club, NEBA and Interclub Fixtures is out. Click here to view.

Published 31/07/2022


We have regrettably had to increase the table money to £4 per session for members

(£4.50 for non-members), applicable from Thu 7th July 2022.

Published 02/07/2022

Congratulations to Frank Bouweraerts and Irina Hendrickx who comfortably won the LATNER TROPHY 2022 by a 7% margin.


The CARPENTER TROPHY 2022 has been won by Audrey Bainbridge and Brian Myers with an average score of 56.92%, counting the 4 best results out of 6. 
The full listing of final places may be accesssed from the main menu  'Competitions/Current'  -  'Carpenter Trophy 2022'.


Congratulations go to Frank Bouweraerts and Irina Hendrickx
who in a closely fought competition for the first three places
won the

(See Results Page for details)


to 31st December 2021
Now Published

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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, 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
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)

Director: J Gray
Scorer: JBP
Director: J Gray
Scorer: JBP
Spring Dinner
Director: J Gray
Scorer: JBP
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