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Brierfield Bridge Club
2 Clitheroe Rd
Telephone 01282 694175
webmaster Linda Banks
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Pendleside Hospice Fundraiser

We are delighted to announce that we raised at least a magnificent £400 through our charity event in aid of Pendleside Hospice on 26 September.

Whilst this is not as much as we normally raise, it is a wonderful amount in the circumstances and we know that it will be greatly appreciated by Pendleside as, like all charities, their takings have taken a big hit with Covid-19 restrictions.

With many thanks to all who, either by playing or making a donation, contributed to making it such a success.


Wednesday Afternoons

We have agreed with Warrington and Stretford to trial a joint session, for one month only, each Wednesday from Wednesday 7 October.

It will have the usual start time of 1.30pm.

The cost will be £2 per member.

Please come and join us!


Thursday Improvers

We recently began running a short refresher lesson before some of our improver sessions.  The lessons were held using Zoom, and were well-attended and appreciated by all. We then held our normal duplicate session afterwards. 

We plan to run these lessons every two weeks with the next one being on October 29 at 9.45am, topic to be announced. 

You can join in the lesson without any obligation to play in the improver session, or you can play in the improver session without attending the lesson - it is completely flexible, to suit whatever you prefer. If you do intend joining the lesson, please let us know beforehand, which helps with numbers etc, and please join the meeting a couple of minutes before 9.45. Please don't come along late, as new people joining once we've started can be quite disruptive for everyone else, and you may not be admitted.

If you haven’t played in our Club before, please send your user name to David Tilley so he can add you to the database.  If you wish to join us, contact David who will send you a Zoom link to the room.

You can use Zoom either direct from your browser, or by installing the Zoom app on your device.  If you have never used Zoom before, there is plenty of help on line to get you started -just Google "Zoom" on your browser. It is completely free to use - no subscription necessary. If you need help with Zoom, feel free to contact David or Jim Steele and they will help you.  

We look forward to seeing you.

Now it is clear that we are going to be more and more dependent on playing onine for our bridge for a while to come,  it is perhaps a good time for a refresher on the etiquette. Click here to see a few pointers.


RealBridge are again offering some free taster sessions this week. You can have the experience of playing, seeing, speaking and hearing both your partner and the opposition. It’s as near as you can get at the moment to playing in the Club.
It’s well worth having a go, according to members who have tried it.
All the information is on the RealBridge website.

John Stell Tutorials

John Stell has some excellent Tutorials, aimed at beginners/improvers (as John says, aren't we all improvers?).

In particular, on Tuesday evenings he focusses on doing a commentary on live games which many of our members have found entertaining.

Thanks to Alan Purdy for sharing this. 

Playing Bridge Online

The Club wants to encourage you to play bridge online - both to maintain your interest and also to keep you in touch with each other. 

If you have a computer, laptop, iPad or tablet, and an internet connection, then you have all you need to play bridge online.

But if you don’t understand what to do, or you have questions, or are encountering difficulties, we have a team of buddies who would love to help. Please get in touch with any of the following: Trevor Mayes, Janet Marshall, David de Andrade, Peter Banks, Norman Cope, Sue Ozer, Anne Spencer, David Spencer, Angela Scott, Nigel Hopwood.

As well as the help from our buddies, there’s some useful information at 'Playing on BBO'  in the menu to the left (with many thanks to Cheltenham Bridge Club for putting this together and sharing it). You’ll also see a list of YouTube videos on various BBO-related topics that you can link to. 

Huge thanks to David Tilley for organising and setting up our virtual Club (BWS), joint with Warrington and Stretford. BWS are currently playing 5 sessions a week - Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Friday evening and Sunday morning. These are charged at £2 per session. See the calendar for the session times.

If you’ve never played in a BWS session you’ll need to email David with your name and BBO user name, no later than the day before the first event you want to play in.

You may prefer to play casually online (which is free on BBO) in which case the Club has two further options.

1.  Register your interest as an individual or as a pair with Anne Spencer by email and she will try to put you in contact with other members. You can then set up your own private tables for four on BBO and play whenever you wish. (See the video guides mentioned above)

2. Nigel Hopwood is coordinating the setting up of groups of four to play on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. To take part please email Nigel with your names (individual or a pair) and BBO user names no later than 10pm on the preceding Monday. Please indicate if you are experienced in setting up an online table. Nigel allocates the tables of four and the players themselves decide how many boards to play. 

Enjoy your bridge!

EBU Top Clubs 2019 - 2020

The EBU has announced that Brierfield Bridge Club is now the 12th best attended in the country. Up 2 places from last year and, for the first time, the best attended club in Lancashire

With thanks to all our players for your continuing support.

Bernard Magee Live Broadcasts

Many members will have heard of Bernard Magee, especially if you’re on the Mr Bridge mailing list.

Bernard does live broadcasts via YouTube every Monday Wednesday and Friday starting at 11am. They're free, each lasts about 40 minutes and they’re good for beginners and intermediates.

Thanks Trevor for sharing this.

Bernard Magee Bridge

Ann Smith

We are very sad to learn of the death of Ann Smith in Pendleside Hospice on 14 October. 

You'll find an article of appreciation of Ann on the In Memoriam page.

Please let us all take time to remember her.

Our deepest condolences go to her husband Jim and family.

There will be a funeral service at All Saints with St John the Baptist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley at 2.30pm Thursday 22 October, followed by the committal at Burnley Crematorium at 3.15pm.


Evening BWS Virtual Pairs
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Morning BWS Virtual Pairs
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Morning BWS Improvers
Afternoon BWS Virtual Pairs
Wed 21st Oct 2020
Afternoon BWS Virtual Pairs
Thu 22nd Oct 2020
Morning BWS Improvers
Fri 23rd Oct 2020
Evening BWS Virtual Pairs
Sun 25th Oct 2020
Morning BWS Virtual Pairs
Mon 26th Oct 2020
Afternoon BWS Virtual Pairs
Mon 26th Oct 2020
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Wed 28th Oct 2020
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