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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 01204 526484.  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
Home Page
31st May 2023 12:45 BST
Committee Minutes
29th May 2023 12:05 BST
F2F bridge on Mon, Wed evenings and Tue,Thu afternoons at Club
Live F2F Scores at the Club

There is now a facility to follow the Live F2F scores by clicking the 'Live Ranking' item on the left side of the Website whenever a F2F session is being played.

Last updated : 24th May 2023 22:33 BST
Championship Pairs Wed 7th June 2023
Championship Pairs Wed 7th June 2023

The annual Bolton Championship Pairs will be held on Wednesday June 7th at 7:15pm at the club. We look forward to see as many as possible at this prestigious event. Unlike in the accompanying picture of the WBF Championship Pairs of 1964, formal evening dress will not be required.

Last updated : 23rd May 2023 22:31 BST
Coronation Event Light Lunch & Pairs Bridge Friday 5th May
Coronation Event Light Lunch & Pairs Bridge Friday 5th May

We held a special celebratory lunch to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III on Friday 5th May from 11am.   There was an excellent light lunch mostly organised by Linda & committee members, and a fun and relaxed pairs bridge session with prizes. There were 18 players with the overall winners Paul Evans & Joanne Evans with Joyce Truffas & Joan Cann just behind and Maggie Lunn & Jacquie Evans and Frank Vose & Paul Vose in 3rd place.

Last updated : 5th May 2023 17:32 BST
Bolton Mixed Pairs Wednesday 3rd May 2023

The annual Bolton Mixed Pairs was held at 7:15pm on Wednesday May 3rd Face to Face at Bolton Club.  An excellent turnout of 10.5 tables contested this annual event.

Congratulations to the winners Stuart Norris & Linda Hitchen, pictured below receiving their trophy from President, Ken Hardman.  Well done to second placed Duncan & Diane Ault, and third placed Alan Whittam & Linda Wilson. Full details on Results section.

Bolton Mixed Pairs Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Last updated : 5th May 2023 17:14 BST
Austin Barnes Ladder 2023

This competition was held as the best of 8 of 11 weeks at the Club on Monday night. In a close finish, well done to Stuart Norris who was just ahead of John Simm & Wendy Blyth with Rod Greenhalgh 4th. Full ladder on competition page.

Last updated : 18th Apr 2023 16:42 BST
Thursday afternoon online - Returns to 3pm start time from 20th April

Following feedback from members and a review at the recent Committee meeting, our Bolton Online game will move to its previous start time of 3pm from 20th April.

Our Thursday face-to-face session will continue to be run at 1pm every Thursday.

Last updated : 12th Apr 2023 12:46 BST
Doris Hill

We are very sorry to announce that Doris Hill has died.  Doris had been a Member for many years and played a very active role in the Club.  This was recognised a few years ago when she was made a Life Member of the Club.   Our condolences go to her family and her many friends.   She will be very sadly missed.   More details will be made available as we have them.

Last updated : 2nd May 2023 11:48 BST
Mens & Ladies Pairs - The Winners

The annual Bolton Club Mens Pairs & Ladies Pairs was held on Wednesday 5th April 2023 at the Club.

In the Ladies Pairs Congratulations to the winners, Linda Wilson and Sue Whittam. Second place was a tie between Stella Beswick & Margery Gardiner and Wendy Blyth & Jay Cooper.  Well done ladies.

In the Mens Pairs, it was another good result for the Whittam household.  Congratulations to the winners, Paul Evans and Alan Whittam, and second placed Steve Fanning and Mike Nicholson. (This was Paul & Alan's 3rd consecutive win)

Thank you to everyone who played and supported the event. It was good to see the Club so busy again, with a great social atmosphere.

Mens & Ladies Pairs - The Winners
Last updated : 12th Apr 2023 09:13 BST
Teams Events

The recent Teams Events was again very successful and enjoyable. Another first for the club was the use of the Bridgemates for a Teams event. Thanks to Brian for arranging this. Due to the success of this event, I can inform you that we will be continuing, at least, for the next 3 months.

The future dates are the 25th May and the 22nd June. I look forwards to seeing you there. Please put these dates in your diary.

Last updated : 2nd May 2023 11:49 BST
Annual General Meeting Thursday 30th March 2023

The Seventy first Annual General Meeting was held at the Club Premises 4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton on Thursday the 30th day of March 2023 at 7.30 pm. Ken Hardman is the new Chairman with Heather Carr standing down. Wendy Blyth has taken over Treasurer from Stephen Hazlitt. The report will be issued in due course.


Last updated : 31st Mar 2023 17:29 BST
Tutorials and Assisted Play Sessions

  Tutorials and Assisted Play   


♠   Beginning Monday 16th January we are offering sessions with tutorials and assisted play.  ♣


These sessions will commence at 1pm. A brief tutorial will be followed by play of random hands during which assistance will be given. The sessions are aimed at novice and improver players although all are welcome.

  • Do you wonder what it is that good players do that makes a difference ?
  • Have you felt the buzz when you and your partner synchronise a defence ?
  • Learn the basis behind some of the rules you may have heard.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss your bidding systems and your card play in a friendly and constructive environment.
  • Suggest topics for future tutorials.

Normal table fees apply i.e. £3 for members and £5 for visitors

For further information contact Brian Perry 07905 779703

Photograph from this afternoon 16th Jan.




Last updated : 17th Jan 2023 00:35 GMT
Bolton F2F
Director: Paul V
Scorer: SED
Bolton Online
Director: Jeff
Scorer: JAS
Bolton F2F
Director: Duncan
Scorer: Duncan
Bolton Online
Director: Brian
Scorer: BP
5th June 2023
LOP Open
5th June 2023
Assisted Play
6th June 2023
Bolton F2F
6th June 2023
Bolton Online
7th June 2023
Bolton F2F
Weekly Schedule
Bolton F2F 7:15pm
LOP Open 7pm
Assisted Play 1pm
Bolton F2F 1pm
Bolton Online 7pm
Bolton F2F 7:15pm
Bolton F2F 1pm
Bolton Online 3pm
LOP (Max NGS 10) 2pm
LOP Open 7pm
LOP Open 7pm
LOP Open 2pm
Calendar of Events 2023
Austin Barnes Mon 6 Feb to 17 Apr 23
Individual Wed 8 Mar 23
Men/Ladies Pairs Wed 5 Apr 23
Mixed Pairs Wed 3 May 23
Champ Pairs Wed 7 Jun 23
Congress Pairs Sat 2 Sep 23
Cedric Young Wed 4 Oct to 13 Dec 23
Glaister Cup Mon 13 Nov 23
Tyldesley Trophy Wed 22 Nov 23
Bolton TD Rota

For current rota see TD Rota Apr-Jun.

For deal rota see Deal Rota Apr-Nov

Face to Face

Monday Evening:         Wendy
Tuesday Afternoon:     Brian, Sandra, Stephen, Paul V
Wednesday Evening:   Paul V, Duncan
Thursday Afternoon:   Brian, Sandra, Paul V
Tuesday Evening:         Brian, Stephen
Thursday Evening:   1/3/5 Jeff   2/4 Stephen

Upload with Handicaps from LOP Files to Bolton website 

Mon - Stephen
Tue - Bolton Online TD
Sat,Sun - Jeff
Fri - Brian