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Welcome to Blackburn & Ribble Valley Bridge Club


Taste of Bridge and Open Day


Have you ever thought about learning the wonderful game of bridge?

Have you played whist or other card games?

Have you played bridge before & want to get back to it?

Do you & your family (children from 8 years upwards) want to learn a great family game?

If so, come along to our Taste of Bridge on Saturday 31st August between 10am & 2.00pm to learn more about it. English Bridge Union teacher Mike Hickling will be in charge & further information about his lessons, due to start on Thursday evening 26th September, will be available.

Free refreshments & no charge. Drop-ins are welcome.

Contact Mike Hickling on 07860719029 or by email

or Judy Brearley on 01257411256 or by email

Alternatively, you may register your interest directly to the club by email . Please see the link to the left on the menu.

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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.



Ken Renno


It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ken Renno, a longstanding and popular member of the club, who twice held office as treasurer and was also the A-team captain for many years.

Our sincere condolences to his family.

The funeral will be on Wednesday 21st August at 12 noon at Sacred Heart Church, 313 Preston New Road, BB2 6PL, and 1.30pm at Pleasington Crematorium.


Bank Holiday Monday 26th August
Bank Holiday Monday 26th August

Please note that the afternoon supervised play session will take place as usual but the evening pairs session is cancelled.


Our playing area
Our playing area
Corwen Trophy


Huge congratulations to John Brearley and his partner Ross Shine and Ross who finished 3rd out of the 94 pairs in this prestigious national county pairs competition played over 4 sessions.


***** 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.


22nd August 2019
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
1.00 p.m
Director: Judy Brearley
23rd August 2019
Friday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 p.m.
Director: John Myler
Host: Jeff Callister
26th August 2019
Monday Afternoon Supervised Play
1.00 p.m
Director: Allan Kenyon
Seeded Teams
Director: Paul Hepworth
Monday Afternoon Supervised Play
Director: Allan Kenyon
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Rose Townsend