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Brierfield Bridge Club
2 Clitheroe Rd
Telephone 01282 694175
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Host 2019



Important reminder

Don't forget to ring the person due to host on the same day next week to remind them of their turn.

Thank you for your help in ensuring the smooth running of this important role.

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Friday, 16th August was a red letter day for Brierfield Bridge Club as its A Team won the Wainwright Cup for the first time in 13 long years. 

The Wainwright Cup is the Fylde League’s  annual teams of 8 knock-out tournament. It is a handicapped tournament, based on which division of the Fylde League players represented their clubs in the preceding league season.

Brierfield A, fresh from their success in securing promotion to the A Division, were somewhat fortunate to be in the final following a 1 imp semi-final win, the lowest possible winning margin in this form of bridge. We now faced a strong and experienced Poulton side who had reached the final by beating Brierfield B in the other semi-final.The 4 pairs who represented Brierfield A in both the semi-final and the final were Alan Purdy/Brian Irlam; David Akhurst/David Briggs; John Spencer/David Bowyer; Pam Cox/Ashley Rosen.

In theory, the two finalists were evenly matched. The complicated handicap system resulted in the teams being rated equal in strength. However, unlike the tense semi-final, Brierfield made a great start and increased their lead as the match progressed. At half-time, after 12 boards, we were winning by 14 imps, 52-38. Continuing to play solid bridge, Brierfield won the second half by a further 39 imps, 61-22. So, the final score was a win by 53 imps, 113-60. We would like to thank Poulton for playing the match in such a sporting way including lining up to shake the winners’ hands at the end of the match.

Congratulations to all our players! The only thing missing at the moment is the Trophy itself - we are currently looking for it, last seen somewhere in Bolton!

Dave Bowyer.

Charity Bridge Drive
Charity Bridge Drive

Charity Event in Aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A sincere ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped and supported the event on Wednesday the 3rd of April 2019, which was in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.  

I was privileged to have a few special friends, who has travelled from Essex, Guilford, London and Liverpool with me on the day. They had been busy knitting, sewing and baking in preparation for the event. They had a terrific time running their home-made craft stall - which raised over £200.

A special thank you must go to Christina Halstead, for her coordination of the event. Although there are too many people to single out, I am so grateful to our regular members who organised and drew the raffle, as well as those that ran the home produce, tombola and bottle stalls. The event could not have run so smoothly without the many people helping behind the scenes before, during and after the event, with roles such as ticket sales, afternoon tea and the bridge competition itself.

We have raised over £2000, which is a staggering amount, and it is down to the generosity and kindness of you all.  I am humbled and overwhelmed by this fantastic sum, which will be donated to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

I can now ‘retire’ from running the catering at the club on a high!

Thank you once again,

Maureen Ashton



Open Day 2019
Open Day 2019

Another busy Open Day at the club with many people signing up to start lessons.

Thanks to all our members who came to help and make this another successful day.

see photos above

Bridge Library News

Bridge Library News

The library has now 18 DVD bridge tutorials available to borrow by members.

Instructions are displayed at the club.

Further information from Chris Hopwood or any member of the committee

Moved 21st September