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Brierfield Bridge Club
2 Clitheroe Rd
Telephone 01282 694175
webmaster Linda Banks
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Roy Waddington
We are very sad to learn of the death of Roy Waddington this week. Roy was a long standing member of Brierfield Bridge Club, playing regularly on Monday evening with Russell Dent and Thursday with Dorothy Slater. He will be greatly missed by all his friends at the Club.
Please let us all take time to remember him.
Our deepest sympathies go to his wife Helen and all the family.

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.

John Ashworth

Members will be sad to hear of the death of John Ashworth in hospital on Sunday 24th May. He died from cancer.

He had been a member of Bolton Bridge Club for many years but Brierfield members may remember him best as the Chairman of the East Lancashire League.

Our condolences go to all his family.

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 4 sessions a week - Monday afternoon, Monday evening. Friday evening and Sunday morning. These are charged at £2.50 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 is now offering 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!

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

Member Tips



(2) You can access informative magazines for free via Lancashire Libraries. Simply log in to your account (or create one with your library card) and go to 'Digital library'. Many thanks to John Spencer for passing this on.


Pam and Ashley have been following Joe Wicks' exercise workouts for seniors and finding them good fun.

You can join in via YouTube. Go on - you know you want to!


You'll now find 'RECIPES' directly under the 'News Page' tab.

We've now added an easy recipe for flapjacks that Anne Spencer recommends. She's also experimented using ground up oats instead of flour to make buns. They were delicious, but she won't be making them again as they ate them too quickly!

The same problem with Pam's chocolate chip cookies (recipe now added). Pam had to hide these from Ashley!

We'd love to get other recipe ideas - email Linda Banks with your favourites. 



If so then you might like to join in the virtual pub quiz on YouTube every Thursday at 8pm. Some members are doing it with friends over Skype.


Don't forget the Club has a Facebook page - an additional source of information for you.







All events marked with an ✳️ on the calendar will require pre-entry or ticket and/or will have conditions applied.  These conditions will be announced well in advance.

#8885 Pairs BWS Monday Aft Tournament TD Dave Till
#5674 Pairs BWS Sunday Tournament TD Dave Tilley
#6808 Pairs BWS Friday Tournament TD D Tilley
#9178 Pairs BWS Monday Aft Tournament TD D TILLEY
#9331 Pairs BWS Mon Evng Tournament TD D Tilley
Fri 5th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session
Sun 7th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session
Mon 8th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session
Mon 8th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session
Fri 12th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session
Sun 14th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session
Mon 15th Jun 2020
BWS Joint Session