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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
Normal Schedule
Tue 6:55pm Open Below
Thu 2:55pm Open   Below
Mon 2pm Restricted 6x3 SH
Mon 6:55pm Open   SH
Tue 11am Open   Below
Wed 2pm Open   BP
Thu 11am Open   Below
Thu 6:55pm Beginners 7x2 SH/BP/JS
Fri 2pm Restricted   BP
Fri 7:15pm RBridge Open   SA
Sat 6:55pm Open   JS
Sun 2pm Open   JS

 All 9 x 2 boards except where stated. Masterpoint Awards and NGS for all games.

Diamond Jubilee Individual - the Results !

Thank you to everyone who played in our first online Individual event, and the first celebrating our 75th Anniversary year.

Congratulations to our overall winner:   Jackie Clough

And well done to our winners of the Lower and Medium Handicap prizes:

NGS 6 and below winner :  Pauline Cull 

NGS 7 - 9 winner:  Christine Burgess

We look forward to holding more individual events later in the year.

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

Remembering Past Members - 2021

Stanley Woods swapped farming the Cumbrian fells for his favourite seat in the window of the downstairs playing room, where he could be found for many years playing multiple times a week until his health meant he had to move closer to his supportive family.  Stan passed away earlier this week after falling and spending a short period in hospital.  Our thoughts and sympathy go to his family and friends. 

Brian Dawson was a member of Bolton Bridge Club for many years and enjoyed playing duplicate, social and team events.  A good player who set himself high standards, Brian was always a worthy opponent.  Illness over recent years had limited his opportunities to play and he passed away earlier this week after a few days in hospital. Our thoughts and sympathy go to his family and friends.

John Kohorn enjoyed playing bridge regularly at Bolton for many years.  A gentlemen at the table, John was a good and competitve player who was always keen to understand how he could have played each hand better.  John's health had suffered over recent months and he passed away peacefully earlier this week.  Our thoughts and sympathy go to his family and friends.

Nancy Hill had been a regular player and supported of our Club over many years, before she moved to a care home more recently.  Our thoughts and sympathy go to her family and friends.

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2021 - and to Lockdown 3

Worry Not ... Our online bridge games continue including Realbridge on Friday evenings and Beginners session on Thursday evenings. 

See the schedule on the right of this page.

NewsLetter 13 Jan 2021
Hopefully this newsletter finds you safe and well, on a rainy day.
From February onwards we will be changing the Tournament Directors on the Lancashire BPS games to a group of well regarded TDs who manage EBU, national and regional events.  This change to a paid BBO service, will enable us to have a higher number of tables per session and avoid the issues we have had when BBO becomes very busy.  As players you should see little change other than the name of the TDs.  Bolton games will continue to be run by our own group of volunteer TDs.
Please still use "BPS" or "Bolton" when you are searching for sessions on BBO.
This change does mean our costs will go up and we are likely to have to make a small price increase for games from March onwards.  More information will be shared nearer the time.
  • We have seen a lot of interest in holding special events, like our Christmas party using Realbridge, and so we are looking at using this service for one-off events over the next few months - watch this space.
  • The take-up of the Friday evening Lancashire events was fairly limited, and so these are stopping for the moment.  We know we have some demand for an open session on a Friday and are looking at how best to do this. 
Thank you for supporting our online bridge.  We hope you continue to enjoy it.
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