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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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Archive 2021
Mixed Pairs Winners January 2021

♦ ♥ Congratulations to the Winners of the Mixed Pairs BPS event on Wednesday 13th ♥ ♥ 

Open category:   Marianne Farr and Jeff Smith

NGS 10 & below :  Jackie O'Hanlan and Brian Frew

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 )


       New Beginner's Lessons 2019/2020 will start 10th. October 2019 but this year the lessons will be on a THURSDAY evening.  


Intermediate lessons,  ♠   ♣ 

The  intermediate lessons have now ended and will restart next year after beginners lessons.



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.        

BPS Spring Competitions 2021

The new series of Lancashire BPS competition events starts in February. They are open to all registered BPS online players. The Open Championships will be held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month over 6 sessions. The Mens, Ladies and Mixed competitions will be held on the 2nd Wednesday respectively of each month.

Mixed Pairs Championship Wednesday April 14th

Anybody can play on any of these dates but a prize will be given for the best pair in the category Open and Under 10 (average for the pair) In the relevant month. No pair can win more than one prize so if an Under 10 pair is the overall winner they will not count in the Under 10. Prizes will be given in the form of a free BPS session. Any disputes will be decided by the BPS committee whose decision is final. All winners appear on the Southport BPS Honors Board.

Austin Barnes Trophy Tuesday Feb 2 over 11 weeks

Tonight sees the start of the Austin Barnes Trophy. This has been renamed from the Spring Ladder in Austin's honour. The best 8 of 11 Bolton BC games on a Tuesday night will be used to decide the winners with the first 3 places getting prizes. The ongoing positions will be on the Competitions page.


The next two lessons with John Stell will be as follows:

Friday 5th March at 7.15 pm - Subject - Declarer Card Play - Suit Combinations

Friday 12th March at 7.15 pm - Subject - More Transfers

If you would like to attend and haven't already registered with John pease email to  Please do this in plenty of time for inclusion- thank you.

Congratulations - BPS Men's Pairs Winners

Thank you to everyone who played in the Lancashire BPS Mens Pairs event on Wednesday 10th February.

It was a clean sweep for Bolton players. Congratulations go to:

Overall Winners:   Mike Nicholson and Rod Greenhalgh

NGS 10 & below Winners:  Roy Goddard and Alan Talbot

Lancs BPS Ladies Pairs Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the Lancashire BPS Ladies Pairs held as part of the session on Wednesday 10th March

   Open Category Winners: Sue Kenny & Angela Lawton     

   Handicap Category Winners:  Cath Ashworth & Judith Jury    

The next Lancashire BPS special event is the Mixed Pairs to be held as part of the BPS event on Wednesday April 14th

Charity Tuesday 30th March

   Thank you to everyone who played in our Charity Events on Tuesday.   

   With your support we have raised another £300 to help our chosen local healthcare and support charities    

BPS Hand Commentary Here

Charity Tuesday 30th March
Annual General Meeting - Election of Officers and Directors

Our Annual General Meeting on Monday 29th March 2021 voted unanimously in favour of the following election of Officers and Directors of the Club:

President:       Heather Carr

Secretary:      Susan Squires

Treasurer:      Stephen Hazlitt

Directors:       Jay Cooper.  Ken Hardman,  Andy Hitchon,  Paul Vose

Directors continuing in office but not required to be re-elected this year:  Duncan Ault, Wendy Blyth, Paul Evans, Linda Hitchen, Vanessa Openshaw, Chris Quegan, June Timperley and Jeff Smith

Austin Barnes Spring Ladder 2021

The Austin Barnes Spring ladder was completed based on the best 8 of 11 Tuesday games. It ran from  2nd Feb to 13th April.

Congratulations to the joint winners: Paul Evans and Mary Finch

Well done to the joint second place winners: Dave Thomson and Ken Wood

and to the joint third place winners:  Brian Ripley and Barrie Newall.

Full details can be found on the Competitions page.

New Friday 7pm Duplicate

Please note that from Friday 2nd July, BPS will be running an evening duplicate at 7pm.

Bolton Online Summer Pairs

A special competiton was held on Wednesday 7th July in preparation for having regular Wednesday evening games once we can safely re-open the Club.

   The Online Summer Pairs was won by John Morrell and Alan Whittam. A close 2nd was Cath Ashworth and Cilla Prescott. Congratulations!   

Face-to-face Bridge is BACK !! 😃😃

smiley  Face-to-Face bridge has returned. Great to see so many familiar smiling facessmiley

heartheart We have 4 sessions per week. More will be added as required.  heartheart

We are now  running 4 sessions per week, Monday evening at 7:30pm, Tuesday afternoon at 1pm and Wednesday evening at 7:30pm and Friday afternoon at 1.00 pm

There will be a host available at all sessions, so everyone who attends will be assured a game, whether you come with a partner or not.

  We look forward to welcoming you back to Bolton Bridge Club, and once again enjoying playing cards and socialising with friends.   

New Face to Face Sessions at 1.00 pm
Due to disappointing attendance, we will be abandoning the face-to-face session on Friday afternoons. Instead, from Thursday 21 October, we will run a Thursday afternoon face-to face session starting at 1.00pm. Note that we will endeavour to provide a host but it would be helpful if players could tell us beforehand if they are coming alone.
Christmas Bridge Schedule
Christmas Bridge Schedule
Christmas schedule....
  • All online games are running at their normal times up to and including Christmas Eve and from Saturday 1st January onwards.
  • Face-to-face:   Our games have been supended pending review
  • Bolton Online - Our games are running all across the festive season at their normal times:  Tues 28 evening and Thur 30 afternoon. In addition an End of Year Individual competition on Wed 29 Dec at 7pm.
  • LOP Online - All games are running except for Sat 25th, Sun 26th
  • We will update our website Calendar with any changes.