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Club Closure

The Committee has decided to close the club from Friday 13 March until further notice as a prudent 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

The Big BBO Bash!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the BBO tournament on Saturday 4th April. 

We had 4 pairs in the main event and I noticed a few other Halifax players in casual games so we had 12 players online at one point. Congratulations to Martin and Andrew who were the highest ranked pair in the EBU event coming 28th out of 96 pairs. Thanks to Alan & Gay, Stephen & Paul and David & Alice who also played.

David has suggested trying a teams match next. I will be in touch with BBO players to discuss how this might work. If you are interested in playing some online bridge please get in touch with Andy or Stephen!

Hand of the week 8

Partner shows a strong spade suit, you think there might be slam but how do you show them that you have a void in diamonds?

Find out what happened here! Hand of the week 08 Cue bids.pdf

Wanting to improve your bridge?

Dear Members

I hope you are all keeping well and are following Andy Hardy’s “Hand of the week” on the club website.

At this time Bernard Magee is doing presentations on YouTube that you might find interesting if you are wanting to improve your bridge. You can watch them live or you can watch the recording later. Find Bernard Magee’s YouTube channel by clicking on the link below.

There are also some interesting video’s on Andrew Robson’s YouTube channel. You can find Andrew Robson’s YouTube channel by clicking on the link below.

Stay safe

BBO 'Find a Partner'

Hello, you should have got the e-mail from Stephen regarding the online tournaments hosted by BBO (Bridge Base Online). The EBU are sponsoring the tournaments and you can win masterpoints in the same way as at a club session. The tournaments are 12 boards and are running 4 times a day at 2.00, 3.30, 7.30 and 9.00pm

If anyone is interested in playing, I would be grateful if you could send me your BBO login name- my e-mail address is available through the 'Members Only; section of the website. I will hold a list of all the BBO registered members- if you are looking for a partner for a session please e-mail me and I will send a message to other registered members and try and find you a partner.

If you have any questions about the online sessions please get in touch, check the EBU website, or our new Twitter account

With thanks, Andy Hardy

Hand of the week 7

After a competitive auction, your opponents end up in 3 spades and partner leads their singleton Ace of clubs.

Can they be persuaded to lead a heart so you can send them a ruff?

Find out what happended here! Hand of the week 07 Signalling.pdf

Mentored practice

Thursday morning sessions will continue once the club re-opens, but a refund is available should it be required. 

Halifax Bridge Club

Welcome to the website of the club that offers duplicate bridge sessions for young and old. The club has its own private premises and is well established, providing duplicate bridge sessions. It is a member of the English Bridge Union and the majority of the club events generate EBU Masterpoints. There are also occasional sessions that tie in with simultaneous county events. In addition to a comfortable playing area, the club has its own kitchen and licensed bar and there is ample free on-street-parking after 6pm.

Halifax Bridge Club has four teams of eight players that compete during the winter months in the Yorkshire Sunday League.

Hosted/Relaxed Bridge Sessions

Tuesday afternoons are hosted by the Director. Learners, newcomers and visitors are positively welcomed. A small amount of help can be given to absolute beginners or those unfamiliar with duplicate. Please be there for 12.50pm.

Wednesday evening sessions are hosted by volunteers until further notice.

Friday evening sessions are hosted by the Director, there is no visitor surcharge and help is freely available. Please be there for 6.50pm.

Complaints Procedure (Under Review)
1st November 2020
Sunday Teams (Match 1)
15th November 2020
Sunday Teams (Match 2)
6th December 2020
Sunday Teams (Match 3)
3rd January 2021
Sunday Teams (Match 4)
24th January 2021
Sunday Teams (Match 5)
21st February 2021
Sunday Teams (Match 6)
Swiss Pairs
Wed 7pm
Tue 1pm Gentle Hosted
Tue 7pm
Mon 7pm Pairs Hosted
Fri 7pm Gentle Hosted