Bolton Bridge Club
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Bolton Online
Scorer: JAS
Bolton F2F
Director: BP
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Director: pv
22nd July 2024
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Thank You for Visiting Bolton BC Web Site
Thank You for Visiting Bolton BC Web Site

Come and visit us at 4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 3AA. Phone 07887 472874.  We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced. The premises are easily accessed and have ample car parking.

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Recent Updates
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11th Jul 2024 23:35 BST
Bridge Lessons
8th Jul 2024 12:48 BST
CLUB: Mon/Wed 7:15pm, Tue/Thu 1pm. ONLINE: Tue 7pm, Fri 2pm
Refund of BBO Dollars

Oliver Cowan has very kindly offered to buy any bbo dollars that our members are holding that they won't use. Linda Hitchen will coordinate this operation. For all who would like a refund,  pleases supply Linda with your details  and in due course, Oliver will refund you in sterling at the prevailing exchange rate via BACS . Linda's Email is and Tel no is 01204 494506.

The details needed are:

First Name
BBO UserName
Email Address
Contact Tel No
Bank Account Sort Code
Bank Account Number
Last updated : 11th Jul 2024 21:02 BST
Death of Member - Paul Evans 1945-2024
Death of Member - Paul Evans 1945-2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Paul Evans.   Paul has been associated with Bolton BC for over 40 years and served as Chairman, Tournament Secretary, Tournament Director along with many years of contribution on the committee. He was a very strong player having represented Lancashire for many years. He was a delight to partner, always gentle, courteous and good humoured at the table. He will be very sadly missed by all his partners and all his opponents who had the pleasure of bridge with him at the table. Joanne Evans has supllied the following tribute:

I was so sad to hear of the death of Paul. For more than 40 years (!!!) we had been bridge partners originally on Thursday evenings and on Wednesday evenings at a different club.After the pandemic our bridge arrangements changed – we started to play on Thursday afternoons with a different set of people, most of whom thought we were a married couple (I wonder what gave them that idea? Evans’s get everywhere!!). Paul taught me a lot – my bridge improved enormously with his help and encouragement and, of course a few arguments!! I, with Philip Taylor, requested that Bolton Bridge Club make him an Hon Life Member to acknowledge all that he had contributed over many years. This was granted.He fought back bravely after a recent stroke which meant he could not direct any more – something he really enjoyed. He very rarely spoke about his illness. But he carried on playing to the end!! We will all miss him.

Joanne Evans

Last updated : 11th Jul 2024 23:35 BST
Strawberry Cream Tea & Bridge - Tuesday 30th July
Strawberry Cream Tea & Bridge - Tuesday 30th July

We are pleased to announce a relaxed Bridge and Strawberry Cream Tea event in the afternoon session on Tuesday 30th July. 

See the attached Poster.   

If you are planning to attend please fill in the box below. 

Last updated : 11th Jul 2024 12:37 BST
Championship Pairs
Championship Pairs

The annual Championship Pairs was held on 5th June. 22 pairs competed.

Congratulations to the winners Paul Evans & Alan Whittam. Second were Pam Hunter & Phil Taylor and third were Sandra Dootson & John Dootson.

Thank you to all who took part.

Last updated : 9th Jun 2024 15:21 BST
Bridge Holiday in Lytham - Fully subscribed

A 3 day Bridge Holiday has been organised this December based at the Bedford Hotel in Lytham St Annes, comprising 3 night stay (2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2024) on a half board basis with daily bridge sessions, prizes etc.

This holiday is currently fully subscribed.  A waiting list is being compiled by Janice Wimbleton should spaces become available.   



Last updated : 30th Jun 2024 18:35 BST
Saturday Evening Bridge

The club will continue to hold Pairs games at the club on the first Saturday of each month and online on the third Saturday of each month.

Last updated : 8th May 2024 23:15 BST
Bolton Mixed Pairs Wed 1st May 2024

The annual Bolton Mixed Pairs competition will take place at the club on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 7:15pm. Linda & Stuart will be defending the trophy that they won last year.

STOP PRESS   Congrats Pamela Hunter & Philip Taylor on winning the event. 2nd Alan Whittam & Linda Wilson  3rd Wendy Blyth & John Simm

Last updated : 1st May 2024 23:06 BST
Whats App Chat Site
We now have a WhatsApp chat site for the benefit of our members. We would now like to encourage more members to use the WhatsApp site to find a partner. It can be for a one off game or seeking a regular partner. You can also offer to act as a host at a particular session.
How to join our WhatsApp:
  • You will need a smartphone on which you have downloaded WhatsApp.
  • If you then reply to this email with your details i.e., your name and mobile phone number, you will be added to the group.
If there are members who do not have a smartphone or do not wish to participate in WhatsApp, please access the website to send an email, enquiring about a partner for a specific date and we will post the request on WhatsApp for you.
Last updated : 10th Aug 2023 12:37 BST
Weekly Schedule
Bolton F2F 7:15pm
Assisted Play 1pm
Bolton F2F 1pm
Bolton Online 7pm
Bolton F2F 7:15pm
Bolton F2F 1pm
Bolton Online 2pm
Our 2024 Special Events
Competition Date
Austin Barnes Ladder S Norris / H Collins
Individual Janice Drake
Mens Pairs B Perry & S Fanning
Ladies Pairs

S Whittam & L Wilson
W Blyth & J Cooper
J Truffas & J Howarth

Mixed Pairs P Hunter & P Taylor
Championship Pairs P Evans & A Whittam
Cedric Young Ladder Wed 2nd Oct to 18th Dec
Glaister Cup (NGS 6-) Mon 11th November
Tyldesley Cup (NGS 10-) Wed 20th November

Masterpoint Promotions 2023

Congratulations to the following members who have achieved masterpoint promotions in 2023.

Jill Brown Master
Joan Cann Advanced Master
Ian Clough Advanced Master
Helene Collins Club Master
John Dootson Advanced Master
Sandra Dootson Advanced Master
Brendan Fitzmaurice Master
Margery Gardiner Local Master
Stephen Hazlitt Master
Linda Hitchen 2 Star Master
Andy Hitchon Master
Pamela Houghton Area Master
Angus Kirby 3 Star Premier Regional Master
Linda Wilson 5 Star Premier Master
Janice Wimbleton County Master