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

BWS will be having a session this Saturday evening, 26 September, when we will be raising money for Pendleside Hospice. A charge of £5 applies. We'll start at 7.30pm and you should be registered to play by 7.20pm.

Please come and join us.

If you've never played in a BWS session before, why not give it a go? 

You must let David Tilley know your user name by the day before at the latest.

Coming in September!

We have some changes coming in September.

The Monday afternoon session is going to be a 'Ten High' non-expert session for players whose grading is a ten or less on the National Grading Scheme.  We have a lot of newer players in our clubs and this session is designed to encourage a friendly relaxed session.  Effective from Monday 7 September. We'll start at 1:30pm and you should be registered by 1:20pm.

Come and join us!

Our popular Thursday morning gentle duplicate will include some short Zoom lessons to help improve play and then play on hands linked to the topic in the lesson. More details to follow.

On the first Sunday in October, we will be holding a heat of the EBU National Handicap Pairs tournament, where players scores are handicapped against their NGS ranking which means that any player can win!

Full details in due course.

Improver Sessions


We're holding improver sessions, playing 12 boards, every Thursday at 10.30am.  

A great opportunity to add to your bridge knowledge and experience in a friendly and informal way, with a buddy on hand to help you if you need it.

Please let David Tilley know if you're interested in playing.

If you've never played in a Club session before, you MUST let David know your BBO user name by 10.30am the day before, at the very latest.

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 4 sessions a week - Monday afternoon, Monday evening. 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

Sheila Clay

We are very sad to hear of the death of Sheila Clay this week. She and Brian often played in the Saturday evening social events and also in afternoon bridge sessions.

Let us all take time to remember her.

Our deepest sympathies to Brian and family.

Terry Clegg

We are very sad to learn of the death of Terry Clegg on Tuesday 8 September in the Royal Blackburn Hospital, where he had been admitted the Friday before. Terry was a popular member of Brierfield Bridge Club, playing regularly in afternoon sessions with Marjorie Owen. A true genteman. 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 family.

Afternoon BWS Virtual Pairs
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Morning BWS Virtual Pairs
Evening BWS Virtual Pairs
Morning BWS Improvers
Brierfield Virtual Pairs
Wed 23rd Sep 2020
Brierfield Virtual Pairs
Thu 24th Sep 2020
Morning BWS Improvers
Fri 25th Sep 2020
Evening BWS Virtual Pairs
Sat 26th Sep 2020
Evening BWS Pairs - Pendleside Hospice
Sun 27th Sep 2020
Morning BWS Virtual Pairs
Mon 28th Sep 2020
Afternoon BWS Virtual Pairs
Mon 28th Sep 2020
Evening BWS Virtual Pairs