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

Welcome to Blackburn & Ribble Valley Bridge Club
Corona Virus


Due to the escalating situation with Corona Virus, the committee have taken the decision to close the club forthwith.

18.25 p.m. 15th March 2020

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 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


Beginners Bridge
Beginners Bridge


The current course started on 26th September at Mellor Brook Community Centre organised by EBU Bridge Teacher Mike Hickling.


A further course of 12 lessons resumes on Thursday 9th January, 7-9 p.m.

The cost is £75 for the complete course.


For more information about lessons contact Mike on 07860719029

or Lesley Wade on 07773484975.

Alternatively, email


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


Sadly the "Coffee and Cake" sessions due to be held on Sunday 29th March and Sunday 19th April will be cancelled due to the Corona Virus situation.

Sincere thanks to all members and friends of the club who have supported the event this season. We will look forward to welcoming you back in September.


 Belated congratulations to Judy and John Brearley who won the Mixed Pairs in a very competitive field at the EBU Harrogate Spring Congress which was held 21st - 23rd February. 


Monday host


There is no official host list for Monday evening.

If you would like to play but need a partner, please ring Rose Townsend on 01254 493355.

Rose will be very pleased to help if possible.


Our playing area
Our playing area
Bridge with Coffee and Cake
Director: Judy Brearley
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Director: Judy Brearley