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The Club is in urgent need of more Directors. We are not asking anyone to go on a Directors course but anyone who could facilitate a duplicate session with enough basic knowledge on rules and the various movements. Please let yourself be known! Thank you.


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This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".

Individual Competition - Fri 17th May 2019
Individual Competition - Fri 17th May 2019

Bolton Bridge Club held the annual Individual competition open to all Bolton members at 7:30pm on Friday 17th May,   There were 24 participants playing 11 rounds of two boards with differnt partners and opponents. Congratulations to Dave Morris who won the event with a 62% score. Second was Terry Potter, third Wendy Blyth. Full details in the Results section.

Last updated : 19th May 2019 23:51 BST
EBED Simultaneous Pairs - Thursday 16th May

Bolton Bridge Club held a session of the EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs event on Thursday 16th May starting at 7:25pm.  The local event winners were Stuart Norris and Rod Greenhalgh (65.48%) followed by Paul Evans & Sue Hyman (61.90%) . However, the National Ranks are somewhat different with Paul & Sue lying 3rd on 66.45% and Stuart & Rod lying 73rd on 57.31%.


Last updated : 19th May 2019 23:40 BST
Spring Ladder 2019

Congratulations to Paul Evans who has won the Spring Ladder 2019 for the best 8 Tuesday Evening duplicate performances over 11 weeks (Tue 5 Feb 19 ro Tue 16 Apr 19). He won with an average of 60.09%. Second was Mike Nicholson on 56.03%, third equal John Simm & Wendy Blyth on 54.27%. Full details on the Competitions > Spring Ladder 2019 page.

Last updated : 19th May 2019 23:44 BST
Championship Pairs 6th April 2019

There were 17 pairs at the annual Bolton Championship Pairs on 6th April. Congratulations to the winners Steve Fanning & Barbara Heaton, who won in a very close finish ahead of Angus Kirby & Stuart Challinor (2nd) and Sue Whittam & Linda Wilson(3rd). There were several spot prizes and many other prizes in what was a very enjoyable two session event including a wonderful buffet from our regular caterer. Full details of the final scores in the results section.


Last updated : 19th May 2019 23:43 BST
Sue Hyman wins the 2018 Cedric Young Ladder

The Cedric Young Ladder ran on Thursdays from 4/10/18 to 13/12/18. The highest average of at least 8 scores determined the winner.
In a nailbiting finish, the three leading players all contested the final weeks duplicate which was won by Sue Hyman thus retaining her lead.
1st.  Sue Hyman  57.72
2nd. Sue Whittam 56.29
3rd. John Morrell 55.95

Full positions on Competitions page.


Last updated : 1st Jan 2019 11:49 GMT
Charity Event

On Sunday 21st October the Club ran a charity event in support of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. A member of the Mountain Rescue Team had, earlier in the year, provided training for a number of club members on the use of the defibrilator now held in the club. This training was provided free of charge.

Above: Ollie distributing practice hands.


The event took the form of a tutorial, delivered by Ollie Burgess, on the subject of negative doubles. This was followed by a series of fiendish practice hands prepared by Ollie. After the stimulating and thought provoking bridge, afternoon tea was served and everyone reverted to relax mode.



If only the Directors table looked like this every session.                   Above: Enjoying tea and a chat.                                                                Above: The serious stuff


Our thanks go to Ollie for his superb instruction and to Cath Ashworth and the team who co-ordinated this event. I understand that over £150 was raised for this worthy cause.

Last updated : 1st Jan 2019 11:49 GMT
Glaister Cup & Tyldsley Trophy 2018

Glaister Cup / Tyldesley Trophy 2018

There were 8 Tables at the Glaister Cup (NGR<6) on 17 September 2018 and 7 Tables at the Tyldesley Trophy (NGR<10) on 19 September 2018 duplicates. Congratulations to the winners Chris & Jerry Foster in the Glaister and Phil & Diana Thornley in the Tyldesley. Second places went to Andy Hitchon & Mary Carter in the Glaister, and Deb Fairweather and Heather Carr in the Tyldesley.

Last updated : 19th May 2019 23:46 BST
Bolton Congress 8/9 Sep 2018

Our annual Congress was held during 8-9 September. There were 11 tables in the Pairs and 10 tables in the Teams. On Saturday the Championship Pairs was won by Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, with second place to Daniel Kelsall & Wei Che Tham. On Sunday the Swiss Teams was won by (see photo l to r) Nick Sutcliffe, Jeremy Stanforth, Bob Loveridge & Mike Tomlinson. Full details can be found on the Results page.

Bolton Congress 8/9 Sep 2018
Last updated : 1st Jan 2019 11:50 GMT

English Bridge and Education (EBED) is committed to encouraging more people to take up bridge, especially young people, as well as building the infrastructure which will make that aim a reality. We know that Sims in aid of charity are popular, so we hope this event will be particularly be well supported as the entry fees will go to supporting a charity dedicated to the development of bridge in England.The events are organised by the EBU on behalf of EBED.

CONGRATULATIONS to Linda Hitchen & Wendy Blyth who finished 11th in the Overall EBED Rankings. Also to Paul Evans & Mary Finch who won the Bolton heat NS and are finished 16th overall.

Last updated : 4th Oct 2018 11:48 BST
Wainwright Cup 24 August 2018
Wainwright Cup 24 August 2018

Bolton A beat Brierfield A in the final on 24th August 2018 to win the 2018 Wainwright Cup. The winning team in photo (l to r) were A Whittam, J Smith, P Evans, J Morrell, M Nicholson, S Challinor, D King, T.Wilkinson with help from A Kirby, B Dormand in earlier rounds. Previously Bolton teams have won this cup in 2013 (Bolton C), 2015 (Bolton B) and 2016 (Bolton A).

Last updated : 6th Oct 2018 02:22 BST

Members will have received a letter relating to the new data protection regulations which came into effect on 25th May. It is important that everyone responds to this in order that we can continue with business as usual. The Club's Privacy Notice can be downloaded from the Privacy Notice page. 


Last updated : 20th Sep 2018 10:38 BST