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EBU Masterpoint Promotions

Congratulations to our members listed below who have attained an EBU Masterpoint Promotion.

John Josling  Local Master
Stephen Lum  Area Master
Susan Lum  Area Master

Dallas Cliff  1 Star Master

Beginners Bridge Lessons

Beginners Bridge Lessons

 In collaboration with Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association (YCBA)

Would you like to know how to play Bridge?

This course is for complete beginners and those seeking a refresher. Weekly lessons are delivered via a YCBA online video which you watch at home in your own time.

(please email halifaxbridgeclub@gmail.com and we will send you the link)

and weekly play sessions starting the week commencing 19 February, using hands that go with that week’s video.

There will be a play session at the club starting at 1pm on a Monday, and an online play session on a Wednesday starting at 7pm. You can do either or both play sessions, but don't worry if you can't make the play sessions.

Students will receive one year’s free membership to Halifax Bridge Club and the EBU. Play session are £30 for 10, but the first 2 play session are free. 

Thursday Morning Session

Thursday morning bridge with cake 10am - 12.30pm will continue indefinitely. We are aware some members would welcome another afternoon session and we will look into the possibilities of this in the future.

It is hosted – everyone is very welcome!

Upcoming YCBA Events

YCBA/RealBridge Online Swiss Teams of 4 (free) 11am-4pm 24th Mar

EBU Northern Easter Festival Crowne Plaza Hotel Harrogate 30-31 Mar

Yorkshire Mixed Pairs 16 Jun Wakefield Bridge Club

Nelson Rose Bowl Women’s teams of four 16 May Wetherby Bridge Club

Bridge Session Descriptor
  Beginners F2F (8 to 12 Boards) These sessions are aimed at people who are doing Lessons, want a refresher from a low level, or are coming back to bridge, and are intended to provide practice with help where needed. Teaching assistants play for free. Lessons (optional) are provided via a video that you watch at home in your own time. These sessions are hosted, so players don’t need a partner, but they can come with a partner if they'd prefer. The sessions are scored and it’s fine to use crib sheets etc. There are no Master Points or NGS.
  Improvers F2F (12 to 16 Boards) These sessions are aimed at less experienced players with the opportunity to discuss the bidding and play on difficult/unusual hands. Only simple systems are allowed. Experienced players can play for free if they are partnering a less experienced player. These sessions are hosted, so players don’t need a partner, but they can come with a partner if they'd prefer. The sessions are scored and it’s fine to use crib sheets etc. There are no Master Points or NGS. Following these improvers sessions player will be ready to move onto the Social or Social+ sessions.
  Social F2F (15 to 20 Boards) These sessions are aimed at intermediate players. The session aims to increase the confidence of players, so they feel more equipped to play in other more competitive sessions. Normally, 18 boards at a relaxed pace. There are no specific restrictions on conventions but typically only a small range of standard conventions are used. These sessions are hosted, so players don’t need a partner, but they can come with a partner if they'd prefer. The sessions are scored but you can't use crib sheets etc. There are Master Points and NGS.
  Social+ F2F (20 to 25 Boards) These are mixed ability competitive session which provide reasonable progression beyond the Social sessions. Players are expected to play at a reasonable pace. These sessions are hosted, so players don’t need a partner, but they can come with a partner if they'd prefer. The sessions are scored but you can't use crib sheets etc. There are Master Points and NGS.
  Social + Online BBO (20 to 25 Boards) These are mixed ability competitive sessions but only 7 minutes (per board are allowed. These sessions are not hosted, but you can put yourself in the partnership desk, ask someone who is already in the partnership desk to be your partner, or play with a robot if there is a half table. The sessions are scored and you can use crib sheets etc. There are Master Points and NGS.
Calendar
29th February 2024
Thu 7pm Beginners F2F (Hosted)
1st March 2024
Fri 7pm Social+ Online BBO
4th March 2024
Mon 7pm Social+ F2F Teams
4th March 2024
Mon 1pm Beginners F2F (Hosted)
5th March 2024
Tue 1pm Social F2F (Hosted)
5th March 2024
Tue 7pm Social+ Online BBO
5th March 2024
Tue 7:15pm Improvers F2F (Hosted)
6th March 2024
Wed 7pm Social+ F2F (Hosted)
6th March 2024
Wed 7pm Beginners RealBridge (Hosted)
7th March 2024
Thu 10am Improvers F2F (Hosted)
7th March 2024
Thu 7pm Beginners F2F (Hosted)
Results
Thu 10am Improvers F2F (Hosted)
Thu 7pm Social+ Online BBO
Wed 7pm Social+ F2F (Hosted)
Tue 1pm Social F2F (Hosted)
Tue 7pm Social+ Online BBO
Tue 7:15pm Improvers F2F (Hosted)
Mon 7pm Social+ F2F Pairs-Teams
Fri 7pm Social+ Online BBO