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Club Details
Brierfield Bridge Club
2 Clitheroe Rd
Telephone 01282 694175
webmaster Peter Banks
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Welcome to Brierfield Bridge Club
Harry Ratford

We are very sad to learn of the death, on 3 September, of Harry Ratford, a former long-serving trustee of the club.

Harry had been a member for many years, playing very regularly with his wife Beryl, but had not played at the club since lockdown.

Before lockdown he was invaluable in setting up and helping to run the Saturday socials and other events at the club. He was also the main scorer in the afternoons for many years - a thankless task which he never seemed to tire of.  

Harry was a very popular member of the club and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

We send our sincere condolences to Beryl.

Pauline Wimpenny

We are very sad to learn of the death of Pauline Wimpenny on 30 August 2022. Her funeral was held Thursday 22 September at Burnley Crematorium.

Click HERE to see a tribute to her written by her nephew, Bill Hawkyard.

Seeded Teams

We are holding a Seeded Teams event on Thursday 20th October at 7pm.

Please click HERE for more details.

Pendleside Hospice Charity Event

There will be a charity event for Pendleside Hospice on Friday the 21st October. Play begins at 1.00pm.

The cost will be £8 per player and all of the proceeds from the event will go to Pendleside Hospice. Please click HERE for further details and sign up for the event on the noticeboard at the Club.

We would like as many members as possible to bake a cake for eating during interval tea and there will also be a sale of cakes at the end of play.

Learning at Brierfield Bridge Club
Learning at Brierfield Bridge Club

Our popular beginners' lessons start again on Wednesday 21st September at 10.30am. The first two lessons are free. Come and join us to find out about the most popular card game in the world.

For more information, please email the club.

In addition, there are details of improver lessons HERE and consolidation/refresher lessons HERE.


LCBA Executive Committee

The Lancashire Contract Bridge Association is currently run with the intention of promoting bridge in Lancashire and in organising county and other competitions for its members.

At present there are eight members - chairperson, secretary, treasurer, vice chairperson, tournament secretary, membership secretary, education secretary and IT member/chairperson of selectors.

During recent times the committee has been reduced because of deaths and resignations due to other commitments.

The executive is wanting to appoint four other people who are willing to assist the present members in the successful organisation of the Association.

Unless an emergency EGM is required it is not expected that there will be more than six meetings per annum. Recent meetings have been held by zoom.

If you feel that you are able to help or require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact Brian Irlam.

Lancashire Improvers' Day

OLIVER COWAN in partnership with LCBA presents


Sunday 16th October 2022 11.30 am start

BOLTON BRIDGE CLUB (4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 3AA)

This event is specifically for players NGS 9 and below, who enjoy a day's bridge made up of learning and playing in a pleasant and stimulating environment

Click HERE for details

Brierfield Bridge Club Passes Covid Safety Audit

The Club was selected in March for a 'spot check' by the Health and Safety Executive who are acting on a government initiative to help prevent the spread of Covid.

The audit checks that the club has a detailed knowledge of transmission and contamination risks. It also checks that we have completed a written risk assessment, and a methodology statement covering the practical measures we have taken.

Details of social distancing, cleaning and ventilation were discussed and they were particularly impressed by our ventilation system which exchanges air up to 10 times per hour.

 We are pleased to report that measures taken at the club were deemed excellent.

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.

Online bridge is currently available through our joint online club operated by Brierfield,Warrington & Stretford (BWS), the sessions are listed on our calendar.

The latest links for BWS sessions can be accessed on the Stretford Bridge Club website.

Click here go to Stretford's Homepage and click on the session link there

Additionally the Lancashire Contract Bridge Association (LCBA) are offering online duplicate pairs bridge sessions under the banner of Lancashire Online Pairs (LOP).

Details for LOP are available here

We are members of LCBA and our Club will receive a small income from LOP each time a member plays in one of their sessions.

Fri 30th Sep 2022
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Fri 30th Sep 2022
Evening BWS Virtual Pairs RealBridge
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Evening BWS Virtual Pairs - BBO
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