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Hosting

Members will be aware of how much work goes on both visibly and behind the scenes to ensure smooth operation of the club - in numerous areas such as directing, dealing, refreshments and finance - to name just a few. An area where more help would be welcome is in members volunteering to host occasionally especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hosting system (which is a condition of membership) where feasible has been well used since its inception many many years back with many members  benefiting and forming new friendships and bridge partnerships through its use. However there is a risk that we may not be able to continue if more members don't come forward and volunteer to take on the role of host. So - if you play regularly and don't make a contribution to the running of the club in any other way - then please consider hosting every few months - even if you have no intention of using it yourself. Don't be afraid of doing so, we encourage hosts and hosted to agree simple systems to play on the night and to adopt a "no blame approach"!

Please simply identify a date when you are free and put your name on the list on the noticeboard.
If you'd like to discuss the way this operates then please speak to any committee member.

Directors needed please!

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.

Member Only Facility

 

There is a Members Only facility available on the Website. These support features are not available to the general public.

  • A Messages Tab allowing members to enter and view messages, such as "I am looking for a partner for next week".
  • The "List of Members" Tab showing details of registered members.
  • "Account" Tab to allow users to change their details.
  • "Download" Tab to request results by email.
  • “Results” Tab to view recent results.
  • “Ranking” Tab to view club rankings
  • “Find a Partner” Tab to check for members looking for partner for a future match.

The registration process has been amended recently. You first need to pass your Email address to the adminstrator Brian Perry (Email: brian.perry@blueyonder.co.uk) so it is present in the Member Database. After that:

On the Membership > Members Area login screen, enter your Email and click [Register] to obtain your Member Registration Code. This will be delivered to you in an Email. You can then use your own password when registered..

 

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Club Presidents

 

Bolton Bridge Club was formed in 1946, the first President being Dr R. S. Davidson. It was incorporated as The Bolton Bridge Club Limited in April 1952.

The first Committee of The Bolton Bridge Club Limited comprised Alfred Glaister (President), Thomas Gee (Immediate Past President), Thomas Hope Parker (Hon. Treasurer), John Ormerod (Hon. Secretary), Franklin Farrington (Hon. Tournament Director), Cyril Morris (Hon. Solicitor), Miss Nellie Fletcher, Miss Margaret Glaister, Herbert Grundy, Mrs Grace Harrison, Thomas Mason, Dr Percy Michael Overton, and James Stanley Williamson. Several of these would later serve terms as President: Cyril Morris (1954-55), Tom Mason (1959-61), Bert Grundy (1964-65) and John Ormerod (1966-67).

Undoubtedly the best known of the members, at least in bridge circles, was Frank Farrington, whose entry in a Bridge Encyclopaedia is reproduced below:
 

FARRINGTON, Franklin, of Bolton, Lancs., textile consultant, born 1908.

Represented England in Camrose match v. Wales. Represented England v. France 1952; London v. Paris 1965. Winner Gold Cup 1959, Hubert Phillips Bowl 1952, Crockfords Cup 1958 and 1961, Tollemache Cup 1954-5, Pachabo Cup.

Author of Duplicate Bridge Movements.

PRESIDENTS

1946-48  DR R S Davidson
1949       Mr T Gee
1950-52  Mr A Glaister
1953      Mr A J Mercer
1954-55 Mr C Morris
1956      Mr R B Whewell
1957-58 Mr A V Rahr
1959-61 Mr T Mason
1962-63 Mr J M Ingham
1964-65 Mr H Grundy
1966-67 Mr J Ormerod
1968-69 Dr L F Evans
1970      Dr J Anwar
1971-72 Mr W Tattersall
1973-74 Mr P Taylor
1975-76 Mr J Morrell
1977-78 Mr H W Corden
1979-80 Mr W Oldbury
1981-82 Mr K Flanagan
1983-86 Mrs A Schofield
1987-88 Mr D C Coulson
1989-90 Mr P A Evans
1991-94 Mr B Entwistle
1995-99 Mr E B Wardle
1999-01 Mr D Cross
2001-03 Mrs R M Riding
2003      Mr D L Holt
2004-07 Mrs L Hitchen
2007-17 Dr A J Barnes
2017-    MR J D Ault