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No Fear Bridge 

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if you are someone who has recently started learning bridge and you would like the chance to play without time pressure and with  someone to ask if you need help, then you might like to play in our No Fear Sessions every Thursday Evening at 07.10pm.  There is no need to book, just turn up – there is a host so you can play without a partner.  These Thursday evenings are also suitable for anyone who prefers to play a relaxed game and everyone is most welcome.

Criteria for Club Championship Events

  Pairs

These will be held on Week 2 Wednesdays. Non eligible pairs may play without standing. 

For the Vera Walton Trophy and the Haslock trophy, in order to be eligible, the pair must have an average club handicap of 6 or higher.

The Joan Aspland Shield competition is open to all members and is handicapped.

 Teams

These will be held on Week 3 Mondays. Non eligible teams may play without standing.

To be eligible for the Joyce Allard Trophy the team must have an average club handicap of 6 or higher. 

The handicap is based on NGS bands and is revised monthly.

Club Policy for Face to Face Bridge

In all face-to-face sessions held at the Club, including Yorkshire league matches, the Club's Covid-driven policy will apply.

We aim to adequately space the tables and maintain good air quality by natural ventilation and air purifiers. Hand sanitiser and wipes will be on hand. 

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About our club

 

We regard Bradford Bridge Club as one of the country's premier regional venues. We have our own premises, a Victorian listed building on the outskirts of Bradford city centre. This gives us a capacity of up to 40 tables in two large comfortable card rooms. There is a bar and separate refreshment room. The Club has a membership of around 140.

 

The club has ramp entrance to our premises to facilitate access for the less able amongst our attendees. Internally, we have a chair lift on the stairs to the upstairs playing room. With the age of our premises and the limits on what we can do because of the listed status it is not easy to facilitate disabled access but we try our best and will continue to improve any aspect which we can.



The Club operates a non-smoking policy throughout all areas within the building.

 

We offer a varied programme of pairs and teams bridge for all standards. Pairs drives are matchpointed scoring and a proportion are handicapped to give less experienced players a chance to put one over our “experts”.

Visitors are most welcome in the club and if you are in the area and on your own we will be pleased to try to provide a partner for you if given sufficient notice.

 The club currently enters five teams in the county leagues, an eleven division competition and one of the most successful county leagues in the country. These matches are played on Sundays throughout the season.

We have a magnificent catering committee for our events and tickets for our Christmas party are a much sought after item.

The club also runs classes from time to time for newcomers who would like to learn the game and also those who endeavour to improve.

We have a secure car parking area at the club, montored by CCTV.

 

Honours Board 2024

Joan Aspland Shield    -   Elspeth Allcock and Alan Chadwick

The Flitch Competition   -   Susan and Harry Hoyle

The Men's Teams Competition     - George Bak, Stuart Davies, Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn

The Ladies Teams Competition      -   Jacqui Hutchinson, Margaret Andrews, Carol Swales and Georgie Ramseyer

Ladies Pairs Competition      -    Susan Hoyle and Jean Britteon

Men's Pairs Competition     -   Stuart Davies and George Bak

Handicap Teams Competition    -  George Bak, Stuart Davies, Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn

The Haslock Trophy   -     Robert Eaton and Joanne Johnson

The Joyce Allard Trophy  -  Liz Brown, Morris Brown, Maureen Robinson and Norma Bennett

The Vera Walton Trophy  - Patricia Loughran and Pat McGrellis

The B.C.B.A Teams Trophy - Stuart Davies, George Bak, Robert Eaton and Maureen Bradford

Honours Boards 2023

Joan Aspland Shield   -   Lauri and Margaret Andrews

The Flitch Competition - Stephen and Sharon Halston

The Men's Teams - Paul Belsten, Stuart Davies, Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn

The Ladies' Teams - Elaine Van Heel, Madeleine Newby, Susan Hoyle and Pat Benson

Men's Pairs  -  George Bak and Stuart Davies

Ladies' Pairs - Susan Hoyle and Jean Britteon

Handicap Teams - Paul Belsten, Stuart Davies, Mark Armitage, George Bak

Haslock Trophy  -  Andrew Peel and David Redfearn

Joyce Allard Trophy - Robert Eaton, Jacqui Hutchinson, Norma Bennett, Carol Swales

Vera Walton Trophy  -  Maureen Robinson, Robert Eaton

B.C.B.A Teams  -  Stuart Davies, George Bak, Steve Blackburn, Mark Armitage

Hill Pairs      -    Stephen and Sharon Halston

Mixed Pivot Teams  -  Lauri Andrews, Margaret Andrews, Peter Smith, Mark Lewis

Club Championship  -   Stuart Davies

Davies Cup   -   Stuart Davies and George Bak

Giles Foster Trophy  -  Steve Blackburn, Gill Copeland, George Bak, Mark Armitage

Handicap Pairs  -  Jean Britteon and Margaret Andrews

Mixed Pairs  - Stephen and Sharon Halston

Honours Boards 2022

Joan Aspland Shield - Elspeth Allcock and Alan Chadwick

The Flitch - Louise and Mark Armitage

Ladies Teams - Susan Hoyle, Pat Benson, Madeleine Newby, Elaine Van Heel

Mens Teams - George Bak, Stuart Davies, Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn

Ladies Pairs - Georgina Wooler and Margaret Andrews

Mens Pairs - Peter Franks and Lauri Andrews

Handicap Teams - Peter Smith, Norma Bennett, Vicki Bullock and Pat McGrellis

Haslock Trophy - Sandra Andrews and Louise Armitage

Joyce Allard Trophy - Peter Smith, Mark Lewis, Liz Brown and Morris Brown

Vera Walton Trophy - Cath Riley and Joyce Carey

B.C.B.A. Teams - Stuart Davies, George Bak, Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn

Hill Pairs - Stuart Davies and George Bak

Mixed Pivot Teams - Lauri Andrews, Margaret Andrews, Liz Brown and Morris Brown

Davies Cup - George Bak and Stuart Davies

Giles Foster Teams trophy - George Bak, Stuart Davies. Mark Armitage and Steve Blackburn

Handicap Pairs - Alan Jarvis and Steve Blackburn

Mixed Pairs - Robert Eaton and Jacqui Hutchinson

Club Championship - Stuart Davies

Event for Ukraine
Event for Ukraine

 

On Saturday 28th May 2022 the club held a Bridge event in support of relief for Ukraine.   Cakes and tea or coffee were served at the interval, and there was also a raffle!! 

There were 10 tables at the event and other donations were received. Nearly £600 was raised, and will be sent to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Relief appeal.  

Many thanks to all those who made cakes and/or donated money or a prize for the raffle. A great time was had by all!