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Next on-line duplicate bridge session is Wednesday 8th April at 2pm. Planned session on Tuesday 7th April has been cancelled

Bridge sessions at our Club premises are currently suspended. The AGM scheduled for the 30th March was postponed. A new date will be announced in the future. 


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7th Apr 2020 14:47 BST
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Welcome to Bolton Bridge Club


We now offer 18 board duplicate pairs sessions (with Preston BC & Southport BC) for club members online.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays at 2pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 11am

Please be online on BBO at least 20 minutes before start.

Cost per session is £2 (collected later) to cover the running costs from our BBO host and admin. 

Members registered to play online get regular email updates - Not seen any? please check your Spam/Junk folder.


If you want to play, you must have registered on Bridge Base Online. Go to and follow the register steps in Playing Online Bridge page on our main menu.   

If you need help setting up an online account please fill your name and email address in below, and someone will contact you. New members wanting to sign on with Bolton BC should send an Email with their BBO UserName to Brian Perry at There are BBO help pages at Playing Online Bridge and

Your BBO UserName will be put in the player list for our online duplicate sessions. To play in a duplicate, please login to BBO about 20 minutes before the start. Click on "Competitive" under "Play or Watch Bridge".  Click on "All Tournaments" and, in the search box above the list which appears type "BPS" or “Lancashire BPS".  The tournament should now appear and you can click on it to register.  Your partner will need to be online at the time you register and you need to enter their BBO name. There is is a £2 charge for the session which will be collected after the event.

To play privately, you just need to know who is registered on BBO and their user names so you can set up a private table or a private Team of 4 game (See Playing Online Bridge). User names can be found in the "members area" on this site.


Death Announcements
Death Announcements

Michael John Newman 1960-2020

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Michael Newman (MJN) who was a long time Bolton BC member and one of Manchester's best bridge players. There is a full obituary on the Manchester County bridge site at


Sheila Donaghey     Died 23rd March 2020

Joise Howarth         Died 29th March 2020

Mens & Ladies Pairs 6 Mar 2020


There were 6 tables in both the Mens & Ladies Pairs held on 6th March 2020. Congratulations to the Mens winners Ian Hitchen & John Ashworth and to the joint Ladies winners Eileen Polding & Joan Cann and Sue Whittam & Linda Wilson.

LCBA Teams of 8 9th Feb 2020

Bolton A won the annual LCBA teams-of-8 competition held at Bury BC on 9th February 2020 ably run by Stuart Davies. The winning team was A Barnes/J Smith, S Norris/R Greenhalgh, P Evans/A Whittam, J Morrell/M Farr. Second were Southport, third Preston. Full details in LCBA results section. Bolton A will represent Lancashire in the Garden Cities Northern Regional Final on 26th April at Bradford BC.

Bolton Individual 7 Feb 2020
Bolton Individual 7 Feb 2020

There were 28 players at the annual Bolton Individual held on 7th February 2020. Joint highest scorers on 157 out of 252 Matchpoints and sharing the prize money were Stuart Challinor & Duncan Ault, second Terry Potter & Diane Ault. Stuart has been declared winner on point-a-board countback with Stuart winning 11 boards, Duncan winning 9.


Stay in touch with friends, have a chat and let us know how you are going on.  New telephone chat group starting.  All you need is a phone :)

Are you missing that chance for a chat with your friends from the Bridge Club?  Let them know how you are going on, find out about them and see how many jigsaws they have completed so far.

On Wednesday morning this week we tried  our first group telephone chat, giving the chance to catch up on the phone with a number of other members at the same time.  It was a success and we swapped stories with members who were abroad at this time.   We plan another group telephone chat early next week. 

It only costs the same as phoning Edinburgh or London or any UK city.   A great way to stay in touch, keep up to date with the local news, and just pass an hour hearing from others.

Please help spread the word to people not on the internet, but who might really appreciate the chance to have a chat for an hour.

Mixed Pairs 10 Jan 2020 Winners - A Barnes/S Hyman

There was a healthy 16 partnerships at the annual Bolton BC Mixed Pairs on Friday 10 January 2020.  Congratulations to the winners Austin Barnes & Sue Hyman. They finished just 1 matchpoint ahead of John & Cath Ashworth and Paul Evans & Mary Finch who were tied in second place!

2020/21 Update - Bridge Lessons
2020/21 Update - Bridge Lessons

The photograph above is the beginners class of 2019/20 embarking on their journey into the facinating world of Bridge.

         See below for details of this year's lesson's.


Beginners Lessons ,  ♠   ♣ 

  Please e-mail to join, or for further information. You can also ring John Simm directly on 01204 496966 for more information.( e-mail pls. if no answer by phone )


    Due to concerns over the corona virus Thursday night beginners lessons will be suspended after tonight (12th. March) until the new lessons start on the 15th. October.

        Assisted bridge this Monday is now canceled .  THE BRIDGE CLUB IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


       New Beginner's Lessons 2020/2021 will start 15th. October 2020  -   this year the lessons will be on a  THURSDAY.  starting at 7.30 p.m.



Assisted play bridge with instruction.  ♠   ♣ 

Every Monday evening the Club will be running assisted play bridge with instruction as you play. The sessions start at 7:30pm and are designed to suit players of NGS level 2 to 10.

                  ring John Simm for more info.        


     no partner needed.        


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