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Welcome to Blackburn & Ribble Valley Bridge Club
Beginners Bridge
Beginners Bridge


We are running a course of 10 lessons starting 26th September, 7-9pm, at Mellor Brook Community Centre, under the expert guidance of EBU Bridge Teacher Mike Hickling.

The 10 week course, including the English Bridge Education and Development course book, will cost £100.

Students will also receive a year's free membership of the EBU, 6 weeks free membership of No Fear Bridge and a complimentary year's membership of Blackburn & Ribble Valley Bridge Club.

For more information contact Mike Hickling on 07860719029

or Lesley Wade on 07773484975.

Alternatively, email


Blackburn & Ribble Valley Bridge Club


The club is located at Blackburn Northern Sports Club on Pleckgate Road, just off the Blackburn ring road. 

We have comfortable ground floor premises with parking and with disabled access/facilities.

Visitors are always welcome (except Seeded Teams on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, when pre-entry is essential), and a host system operates on Monday evenings and Friday afternoons.

We offer classes with experienced teachers for beginners and improvers. 

For further information about the club or lessons, please ring Judy Brearley (Chairman) on 01257 411256 or Annabel Thomas (Secretary) on 01254 824633.

Map and directions to our new premises available at


Thursday afternoons
Thursday afternoons


We hold a regular session on Thursday afternoons, 1-4 p.m. with time to discuss both bidding and play after each hand.

This is aimed at "Fledglings", those who have learnt in the last 2 years, but everyone is invited to attend.


Supervised Play
Supervised Play


The club currently runs one session for improvers, £3.50 for members and £4.50 for non-members. No partner needed.

Bridge with advice on bidding and play is at 1.00 p.m. on Mondays, tutor Allan Kenyon. The aim is to play 21 boards for which the results, with hand records, are available on the website after each session.

 Please contact Allan on 01254 727147 for further information.



Bridge with Coffee and Cake
Bridge with Coffee and Cake


The club will be delighted to welcome you to the new season of "Coffee and Cake" on

Sunday 29th September, 1.15pm.

Members £5, visitors £6

No partner needed.

We hope to see you there.




Please note that the club will be closed on Friday afternoon, 20th September.

With apologies to all members who would normally attend this session.


Our playing area
Our playing area
***** Monday host update *****


If you are looking for a partner for Monday evening, please ring Rose Townsend on 01254 493355 or 07738313424. Alternatively, contact her by email at

Rose will be very pleased to help if possible.


Tuesday host


There is no official host list for Tuesday evening.

If you would like to play but need a partner, please ring Pauline Holden on 01254 351925.

Pauline will be very pleased to help if possible.


Start times


 The committee request that you please be seated 10 minutes prior to the beginning of play, 12.50 p.m. on Monday and Thursday afternoons, 1.05 p.m. on Friday afternoons and 6.50 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, so that the director is able to set up the scoring programme and Bridgemates for a prompt start.


17th September 2019
Seeded Teams
7.00 p.m.
Director: Paul Hepworth
19th September 2019
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
1.00 p.m
Director: Judy Brearley
23rd September 2019
Monday Afternoon Supervised Play
1.00 p.m
Director: Allan Kenyon
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Monday Afternoon Supervised Play
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Rose Townsend