SpadeHeart  DiamondClub
Release 2.19o
Looking for a partner?


 Make sure you have an up to date list of member telephone numbers (ask Gill if you need one)


 Use the members only section of website to request a partner (ask Gill if you need help)

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If you have a smart phone join the club's Whatsapp group. Just let Gill know you want to be added to it.


 Ring Gill at home on  

0151 924 0868

or send her a text to 

0798 117 0515

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 Ask the TD to announce at start of a session


We are closed until further notice
In Memoriam

It is with much personal sadness that I have to tell you that Gareth passed away on the 19th May, from a heart attack.
As well as being our Chairman for many years, he was our accountant, computer guru, lease expert and tutor.
He contributed so much to our club over the years and is simply irreplaceable.
Our thoughts are with his partner Susan, brother Ken and the rest of his family.
I shall miss our Wednesday and Friday evenings in the Crows Nest, having a couple of beers and analysing the hands with Gill and Robbie.
The funeral was at West Lancs Crematorium Friday 4th June 2pm
The service is available on the web


username    mera1235 / Password    233145

A recording will be uploaded a few days afterwards and available for three weeks.


There is a Tribute and Memory page with photographs at

Please feel free to add to the website with your own reminiscences and pictures of Gareth.

Donations in Gareth’s memory can also be made via this page, nominated  charity British Heart Foundation.

Susan Conklin wishes to thank all members for their cards and tributes.

Coronavirus - Update

In view of the recent government advice that all non-essential social contact should be avoided the club will be closed with immediate effect until further notice.

Please take care of yourselves and we hope to see you all soon.

Online bridge

The two main online clubs are BridgeClubLive (BCL) and BridgeBaseOnline (BBO)

The club is registered with BCL so players can compare their scores with other club members. Details are available on the EBU website. 

The BCL website is: BridgeClubLive


BridgeBaseOnline offers a variety of games both casual and competitive.

There is a guide to BBO on the EBU website and Paul Gipson from Berwick Bridge Club has made some very useful videos, click berwickbridgeclub

The BBO website is: bridgebase

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Jack Stocken from Yorkshire Bridge provides free lessons suitable for all standards of players

click  learnbridgeonline

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Bernard Magee (Mr Bridge) provides free lessons on Youtube

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Chris Mower is offering free bridge teaching to people aged 18-35 click

Learning to play Bridge

Because of the closure necessitated by COVID-19 there will be no tuition sessions at the club until further notice

Sunday Afternoon Duplicate

Sunday afternoon bridge resumed at the beginning of January.  Sessions from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday costing £3 for members and £4 for visitors.

This is less competitive than our evening duplicates with more of a social atmosphere.

We see this as a stepping stone for those members who play in our Thursday morning duplicate and who would like a second game, playing more boards.

Of course, everyone is welcome but we want our experienced players to remember that there will be players of mixed abilities and that it is to be a relaxed informal session.

The host system will stop at the end of February so if you need a partner pick up a phonelist and/or speak to Gill.


Eileen Webster Trophy
Eileen Webster Trophy

Saturday 28th February 2020
Congratulations to this year's winners Liz and Bill Wattleworth

An enjoyable and competitive day was had by all 32 participants.

In the last round the two leading pairs were pitted against each other.

With one board to go their scores were level.

Liz and Bill won through with a margin of less than 1%.

click here for the detailed scores


Social Duplicate on Thursday Mornings


Cup of Coffee Cup of Coffee

Every Thursday morning 10am to 12:30pm
Come along for some relaxed informal bridge, a cuppa and a chat
Play at a leisurely pace with help on bidding or play available
Partners not required

Any questions contact Ann Brewer on 0151 949 1329

Car parking
Free Parking
 Members and visitors are reminded that there are no parking charges for the use of the Council controlled car parks in Crosby Village after 6 p.m.  Consequently anyone attending one of our evening sessions should be able to park free of charge.
Magazines and Diary

EBU Diary

EBU Diary


Members who have accumulated the necessary entitlement should automatically receive the August 2019 edition of English Bridge together with the 2020 diary.  To reduce costs and wastage the EBU have announced that henceforth they intend to withdraw the automatic issue of these diaries.  Members are advised that from 2020 if they wish to receive a diary they will need to positively opt in.  To do this members will need to login to their My EBU account and check the appropriate tick box, even if they were previously marked to receive it.  The club can assist members with doing this providing that the member has given the club permissions to update their details.  Talk to Gareth if you need any help.


We welcome your feedback

COVID-19 Closure

Until further notice.