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Annual Membership 2021

Annual Membership fees for 2021 are to be waived


Not sure how to access the members section of the website or get an application form?

To get a password:

1     Click on the Membership tab on the left side of the Home page.

2.    On the Member Login page type in your own e-mail address and then click on the Forgotten Password button. 

This will send an e-mail addressed to you with a link to enable you to re-set your password with either one of your own choosing or a random one generated by the system.


To get an membership / application form, click on this link: Membership Form

Please contact me via if you have any problems


Contact details

Members contact number.

For all general enquires about the club, training events etc please e.mail:

Urgent Phone messages: The club now has its own mobile so members can contact the director if they are going to be delayed or are unable to make a session.  The number is: 07568374329. 

Please note this number is for urgent messages only such as "Delayed by traffic and unable to contact your playing partner" etc. Please do not use this for any general enquires etc.

Welcome to Brighouse Bridge Club
Club Re-opening Strategy - 6th June

Current Government guidelines indicate that from June 21st all legal limits in indoor mixing will be lifted and we are keen to welcome people back to the club for face-to-face play as soon as possible once restrictions allow.

A working group of members and Trustees was set up to look into the requirements for re-opening so that our members can play face to face duplicate bridge in an enviroment in which they feel safe to return to club bridge. The working group have completed their tasks and reported back to the trustees. Details of these can be found in the latest minutes which can be accessed using the link below.

Minutes 21st May 2021

Oliver Cowan Bridge

Brighouse bridge club is playing virtual bridge under Oliver Cowan's club on the BBO platform.  Sessions take place on Wednesday and Thursday evenngs.commencing at 7.15 as per calendar on this page.

The EBU expect Oliver to have a members list- membership is free but he need the following details on his database as all results are submitted to the EBU.

Name, EBU number, contact number, email address, consent to receive emails (Yes or No), BBO Username.

Send your details to Paul Bayley - email, and I will forward them to Oliver Cowan. This is in order for me to keep in sync with Oliver.

If you need to contact Oliver his details are :-

Oliver Cowan Mob: 07946 393033 E-mail

To register for a tournament and details of how to pay click on the link below:-

Tournament Registration and Payment for Credits Guide.pdf

Who We Are

We are a friendly and active bridge club based in the centre of Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

We offer a range of social and competitive bridge events, five days a week, for players from beginners to experts.

Our English Bridge Union trained teachers provide beginners and improvers courses throughout the year and we have 4 teams regularly competing in the regional leagues.

Visitors and new members are always welcome, whatever their standard.

For more information about the club please access our contact page from the menu on the left using the information tab.

Weekly Timetable - Suspended Until Further Notice


  • Morning – Social Bridge- No partner required
  • Evening – Duplicate Bridge -Partner required


  • Evening – Team Bridge- No partner required


  • Morning - Social Bridge- No partner required
  • Evening - Beginners Course


  • Morning - Improvers Course


  • Morning –.Improvers Lesson with guided bridge
  • Evening – Duplicate Bridge – Partner required

All morning classes start at 10.00 am and evening classes at 7.00pm, unless stated otherwise.

Please use the ‘find a partner' section of the website if you need a partner for Monday or Friday evenings


Dates for your Diaries:

For full match reports for season 2019/20 please click on the menu item "Team Fixtures and Results".

Click on the following link for details of our 2019/20 fixtures: Team Fixtures

All of our home matches will be played at Huddersfield Golf club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, Huddersfield, ​HD2 2EP, 

Brighouse Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Brighouse Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
23rd June 2021
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
24th June 2021
Brighouse Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
30th June 2021
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Rudi Arak

The funeral of Rudi took place on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at Park Wood crematorium. Rudi was one of the first people to join the club, which opened in 1993. He was a loyal and generous member who will be remembered for his wit and humour. He was a key member of the club for some 20 years, helping Derek and Doreen Adams develop a friendly and active environment in which to play bridge. His loyalty and dedication to the club were second to none and for this he will always be remembered with fondness.

The pictures show Rudi in Freedom Square, Estonia, on his first ever visit, the country of his birth.

Club Closure

The Committee has decided to close the club from 9.00 am Tuesday 17th March until further notice as a measure to protect it’s members, which by its demographic is an at-risk group, against the threat of the Covid 19 virus (“coronavirus”)."

The Committee will be continuously monitoring what is obviously a rapidly developing situation, and we will keep you informed as to any developments with regards the club.

Thank you

BridgeClubLive (BCL)

Brighouse Bridge Club has registered with BridgeClubLive so that members who wish to continue playing can do so in the safety of their homes. BCL is adding ClubCentric facilities for F2F players whose clubs are closed and wish to play online. Once registered:-

1) To benefit from the CLUB facilities each Brighouse club member must be a full member of BCL.

2) Go to the "CLUBS" page which is visible from the Main Menu page of BCL under "Members-> Clubs". There you will find your other club members listed by ALIAS.

3) Play at any time of day or night in the DIDO (Drop In Drop Out) room and see your results specific to your partnership and other club members on the "Club" page.

4) When online you can press a new "LOCAL CLUB" button and see just those members of your local club and whether they are online, playing or just waiting for a game.

Visit BridgeClubLive for full details

BCL also offers Bridge Club Support:-

where you will find lots of information as to how members can play together.

Paul Green and Ingrid Kalischer are both members should anyone be interested in finding out more.