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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 2023
Queens Jubilee F2F Pairs at Club 6 June 2022

There were 17 pairs at the F2F Queens Jubilee Pairs on 6th June 2022. Well done to Ailsa Hurst & Brendan Fitzmaurice who won NS and Rod Greenhalgh & Bob Collins who won EW. The refreshments were excellent and all seemed to enjoy the evening.


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Great event which was enjoyed by all





Teams Event 26 Jan 2023

Thanks to all members who are supporting the monthly Teams Event. We have had two successful sessions, the latest being on Thursday 26th January with an interesting format that few of us have played before.

This week we had six teams and played two 3-team groups. Congratulations to Sharman, Jay, Heather and Duncan for winning their group with +27 VPs from their two matches, followed by Ronnie, Wendy, Doreen and Brendon with +24 VPs with Barbara, Rita, John and Dave in third place.

In the other group,  Ken Rigg, Bob, Andrew and Kevan were successful with 31 VPs followed by Brian, Rona, John and Sandra with 21 VPs with Ailsa, Joyce, Greg and Nuala in third place.

The next Teams Event will be held on Thursday 23rd February starting, if possible, at 7.00p.m.

More teams, partnerships and individual members are welcome to join in, simply add you details to the appropriate list on the notice board.

Thank you all once again for supporting Bolton Bridge Club.

Ken Hardman

Teams Event 24 Feb 2023

This week saw another successful Teams Event with 5 teams enjoying yet another variation on Team Play, the “American Whist down” movement, which proved very successful.

My thanks go to Brian whose expertise was greatly appreciated and allowed the calculation of V.P’s (Victory Points) to give a more balanced result. We have also discovered the bridge pads are able to be used in several team play movements. Further research is required but I am confident that this will be successful.

To encourage participation in Team Events, efforts are always made to enable as far as possible, a level playing field so players play against teams at a similar level. This is straightforward when we have two groups of teams. However, with 5 teams or less, we have a single competition where all teams play each other.

I am pleased to inform you that members of the strongest team in the competition have approached me and suggested that to level things up and give all participants a chance of winning, they would split their team up and play with the lower handicap players.

I think this is an excellent idea and hopefully will encourage others to enter.

There seems to be a demand to extend this event into the Spring/Summer. I will take soundings at the March event and hopefully we can plan future dates.

The next event is on Thursday 23rd March.

Thank you for supporting Bolton Bridge Club

Ken Hardman

LCBA Teams of 8 26 Feb 2023

Hard luck to the Bolton team which finished 2nd of 10 teams behind Preston in the LCBA Teams of 8 competition held Face to Face at Bury Bridge club yesterday.

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.


Saturday Night Bridge September 9th 2023 at 7pm
Saturday Night Bridge September 9th 2023 at 7pm

We will be running a bridge session on Saturday night on September 9th 2023 at the club. Bridge is from 7pm to 10pm with doors opening at 6:30pm.Visitors welcome. We hope to make this a regular event if it proves to be well supported.

Glaister/Tyldesley F2F 13/22 November 2023

The annual Glaister Cup is open  to players with NGS 6 and below and the Tyldesley Trophy is for players NGS 10 and below (NGS as at 1st November). You may check your NGS for this competition at NGS Grades Nov 1 2023. Both will be played Face to Face with the Glaister Cup scheduled at the club on Monday 13 November and the Tyldesley on Wednesday 22 November both starting at 7:15pm.   There will be a free entry to a Bolton duplicate for the winners. Please send entries to Linda Hitchen Tel 01204 494506 or enter below: 

(PLEASE NOTE there will be NOT be a separate duplicate alongside the Tyldesley Trophy).