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Martin Olive

Club members will be saddened to hear that Martin Olive passed away on Saturday 13th June. Due to illness he has not played in recent years but was a staunch supporter of HBC for a long time. Probably his most regular partner was Dave Morris and as such Martin features on the Honours board as part of a formidable team. He was fairly unusual in that he was self taught and was always happy to help beginners. Our condolences go to his family at this time. See here for more details.

Events on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

We are now holding Duplicate Pairs on BBO on Thursday and Sunday afternoons at 1pm and on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7pm, playing 18 boards at 8 minutes per board. Thanks to everyone who has supported events so far, we now have
players registered on BBO. If you are not a member of the club but would be interested in playing online with us, please email for more details to

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 two matches were Duplicate Pairs against Halifax, Nova Scotia and our twin town of Aachen, Germany.

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 20: Missed opportunities?

A couple of hands from the recent YCBA Swiss Pairs. Partner opens a weak 2♠  and you opponents then bid to 6 , what to lead?

Find out what happened here! Hand of the week 20 Missed opportunities.pdf

Hand of the week 19

Martin Evans has kindly send me a hand he saw while wathcing one of the club sessions!

Please do forward me any interesting hands you might have played

Hand of the week 19.pdf

YCBA Online Swiss Pairs

Well done to everyone who has played in the online Swiss Pairs over the last few weeks, with 118 pairs competing in the event.

There are more details on the website and information about some other upcoming YCBA eventsincluding a mixed pairs and a teams event 

Congratulations to Ros Wolfarth and Gary Hyett who won the event with a score of 104/120.

There were 6 pairs involving Halifax Bridge club members

36th- Roger Sharp and Lisa Taylor- with 70 points

46th- Martin Evans and Andrew Hardy

72nd- Siew Rowntree and Martin Dredge

85th- Gay Barrett and Stephen Cordingley

102nd- Alice Zao and Joh Walsh

105th- Steve Galpin and Joan Hattesley

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.

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