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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
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.


On Arrival

  • Following recent changes to government guidelines, the wearing of masks will be optional
  • Please sign in, using your own pen, and confirming your vaccination status
  • Sanitise your hands, using the spray provided by the club ( gel products leave a residue on the cards which will damage the shuffling machine)

At the table

  • Please use the same bidding boxes throughout the session. If the session involves movement, East and West should take the box with them to the next table
  • Please restrict the handling of equipment, e.g. Bridge mates, boards, to the North player.
  • Please take account of the TD’s instructions as players move on to the next table to ensure that social distancing is maintained
  • No refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring a drink with you. Please take bottles /containers with you at the end of the session.

Around the building

  • Please keep movement to a minimum around the building, and ensure social distancing all times. There are now 2 cubicles in the ladies toilets; the outer door to the ladies ’will remain open to ease circulation.
  • At the end of the session, please leave the building promptly. Results will be available on the website as soon as possible.

A timetable showing sessions for the first week’s play, and information about the introduction of new payment methods will follow.

Thanks to members who have helped to plan for our re-opening. We are confident that everyone will be mindful of the arrangements’ in place to ensure a safe and relaxing experience for us all.

Please use the link below for the re-opening schedule

Re-opening schedule July 2021.pdf


Weekly Schedule


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


  • Evening – Team Bridge- No partner required


  • Morning - Relaxed Bridge - No partner required
  • Evening - Beginners Course
  • Evening - Online Bridge - Partner required


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


  • Morning –.Gentle Bridge - No partner required
  • 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

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

Brighouse Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Wednesday morning Duplicate
Director: David Redfearn
Scorer: David Redfearn
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
Director: Oliver Cowan
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Monday Evening Duplicate
Director: Ray
Scorer: Ray
26th July 2021
Monday Morning Duplicate
26th July 2021
Monday Evening Duplicate
27th July 2021
Tuesday Evening Teams
28th July 2021
Brighouse/Hull Duplicate Pairs
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, or Oliver Cowan.

Oliver's 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

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:-

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