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Another Online Yorkshire League Season

The Yorkshire League have announced a fourth Online League Season to be played on the following three Sundays: Sept.12th, Sept.26th & Oct.10th.

This will be played, as before, on the BBO platform, with three matches of eight boards on each of the above dates, commencing at 2.00pm, 3.30pm & 5.00pm.

New players would be welcome to take part &, if any wish to do so, please email cdfort@btinternet.com by 18th August latest, stating if you have a preferred partner & for which of the three dates you would be available. If you do not have a partner we may be able to find you one from other applicants

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 brighousebc@btinternet.com if you have any problems

 

Contact details

Members contact number.

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

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
-NEW FOR WEDNESDAY EVENINGS -

Starting at 7.00pm, 1st September, a gentle duplicate bridge session open to all members for a relaxed evening of bridge. Whether you are a novice player wishing to continue to develop your bridge, a more experienced player wishing to return to face to face play or would just like an evening of bridge and to meet new and old friends, you would be most welcome. No partner is required, but please arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow the director time to organise the tables of play.

Important Notice re. Face-to-Face Yorkshire League
The Yorkshire League have announced a return to face-to-face bridge in a new season of the conventional Yorkshire League Teams-of-eight competition this autumn.
 
This will be played on the following seven Sundays:
 
31st October 2021
21st November 2021
5th December 2021
9th January 2022
30th January 2022
20th February 2022
6th March 2022
 
In view of the COVID situation provision has been made for the first time for matches to be played online instead of face-to-face if absolutely necessary. However, the Committee have made it clear that this will only be allowed in extreme circumstances, so hopefully will not be necessary in reality, although extreme weather is also a factor which could necessitate this.
 
We again, will be hosting visiting teams at Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby. Players will not be able to consume their own food on the club's premises however a 2 course cooked meal will be available, free of charge, for all participants. 
 
Brighouse Bridge Club is very supportive of its teams' participation and is again willing to subsidise the cost of hosting home fixtures, meaning that there will be no cost to participate.
 
For those players unfamiliar with the Teams format, matches are played throughout Yorkshire and consist of 4 x 8-board rounds. Matches usually commence at 2.00pm, although sometimes by agreement start earlier, and usually finish at approx. 6.30-7.00pm (or earlier if started at an earlier time).
 
For the last season of face-to-face bridge we fielded four teams, but we need to decide by the end of August how many teams we can field this time. It was suggested before the first lockdown that we may be able to add a fifth team next time if there was sufficient interest from up-and-coming players, to be placed in the lowest division, to give players an opportunity to visit other clubs and to try this form of bridge.
 
This will also depend on the continued availability of established players, so would ALL POTENTIAL NEW AND ESTABLISHED PLAYERS please email cdfort@btinternet.com by 20th August latest, with the following information:
 
  1. Do you wish to play in the forthcoming face-to-face season?
  2. Do you have a preferred partner?
  3. For which of the seven dates above are you likely to be available (we appreciate that this may change as time progresses)?
Thanks and regards
Chris
Bridge Club Re-opening Welcome back !!

The club will be fully open again from Monday 19th July. We shall be following national and local government guidelines, and making adjustments in the coming weeks to respond to any changes. We hope that members will feel safe in the setting that has been planned, but understand that not everyone may wish to come into the club for the moment. Sessions planned for the early weeks aim to provide a range of options to suit as many people as possible

Our landlords, the Masonic Lodge, have a comprehensive cleaning routine in place, and the club is making arrangements for 1 metre social distancing and sanitising equipment. There are now more opening windows, and internal doors will be kept open to increase circulation. .

All sessions in the club in the first week will be free.  

Please join us only if you have had both vaccine injections more than 3 weeks ago, or have had a negative result from a lateral flow test in the 36 hours prior to the session, and are symptom free. Non-members cannot be welcomed at the moment.

 To view the full requirements and procedures when attending the bridge club  - Click Here

Weekly Schedule

Monday

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

Tuesday

  • Evening – Team Bridge- No partner required

Wednesday

  • Morning - Relaxed Bridge - No partner required
  • Evening - Relaxed Duplicate Bridge
  • Evening - Online Bridge - Partner required

Thursday

  • Morning - Improvers Course
  • Evening - Online Bridge - Partner Required

Friday

  • Morning –.Gentle Bridge - No partner required
  • Evening – Duplicate Bridge – No current events, position to be reveiwed in September

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

For full details please use the information button on the main menu

Results
Monday Morning Duplicate
Director: Stephen Farey
Scorer: Stephen Farey
Wednesday Morning Duplicate
Director: David Redfearn
Scorer: David Redfearn
Wenesday Evening Teaching
Director: Stephen Farey
Scorer: Stephen Farey
monday morning Dup
Director: d redfearn
Scorer: d redfearn
Calendar
20th September 2021
Monday Evening Duplicate
7.00
21st September 2021
Tuesday Evening Teams
7.00
22nd September 2021
Wednesday Morning Duplicate
10.00
22nd September 2021
Combined Yorkshire Clubs Pairs
7.15
Director: Oliver Cowan
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.

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 evenings, commencing at 7.15 as per calendar on this page.

These sessions will continue as long as there is enough interest from Brighouse members. If you wish to join any of these sessions :-

Contact Paul Bayley - email paulbayley6@aol.com, or Oliver Cowan.

Oliver's details are :-

Oliver Cowan Mob: 07946 393033 E-mail :oliver@hlcrecruitment.com

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

Tournament Registration and Payment for Credits Guide.pdf

BridgeClubLive (BCL)

Brighouse Bridge Club has registered with BridgeClubLive. 

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:-

https://bridgeclublive.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

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