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June Helliwell

Members will be saddened to hear that June Helliwell has passed away. June had been a member for a long time, mainly playing on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Older members will recall she formed a partnership with Kenneth Bailey that was always a pleasure to play against and produced more than its fair share of chuckles. She stopped playing in the evenings due to illness but continued to play on Tuesday afternoon until recently. Our condolences go to Clifford and her family at this time.

Audrey Farrar

We are sad to have to inform you of the death of Audrey Farrar, aged 94. Audrey was keen bridge player, she moved to Grange-over-Sands several years ago and lived quite independently even going cruising last year – alone. Audrey had a fall in January and was in hospital for a while and then into a nursing home, she didn’t recover too well and was transferred to a hospice a couple of weeks ago, at her request for palliative care. Our condolences go out to her family.

Hand of the week 15

Another hand against Irene Johnson! LHO opens 1  and partner bids 2 showing 5-5 in the black suits. What should you do next?

Find out what happened here! Hand of the week 15 Whos pre-empting who part 2.pdf

Events on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

We are now holding Duplicate Pairs on BBO every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1pm, which will be free for a trial period. Thanks to everyone who has supported events so far, we now have over
100 players registered on BBO.

We are also organising occasional international matches. The first two were teams matches against Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, and our namesake club in Halifax, Nova Scotia (go to the hand of the week archive to see the reports). The next matches will be Duplicate Pairs against Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday 20 May at 2pm and our twin town of Aachen, Germany on Wednesday 27 May at 6pm.

Unfortunately, there is no update yet on when the club might re-open, but we hope that BBO will satisfy some of your bridge craving over the next few weeks and possibly months.

Hand of the week 14: Short in trumps

Your 1 open gets passed out and you find yourself in a 4-2 trump fit! Can you make the contract?

Find out what happened here! Hand of the week 14 Short in trumps.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

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)
27th May 2020
Halifax vs Aachen Duplicate Pairs
28th May 2020
Thu 1pm Pairs on BBO
31st May 2020
Sun 1pm Pairs on BBO
2nd June 2020
Tue 1pm Pairs on BBO
4th June 2020
Thu 1pm Pairs on BBO
7th June 2020
Sun 1pm Pairs on BBO
Tue 1pm Pairs on BBO
Sun 1pm Pairs on BBO
Thu 1pm Pairs on BBO
Halifax West Yorkshire/Halifax Nova Scotia Duplicate Pairs
Tue 1pm Pairs on BBO
Sun 1pm Pairs on BBO