SpadeHeart  DiamondClub
Release 2.19n
Upcoming Events

Next members only competition:

Swiss Pairs

Thursday 12 March @ 7pm

0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2020
HxBC Home Page

Who’s pre-empting who? 24/02/20

Here is another hand from the simultaneous pairs event, run on Thursday 13th February, another example of how to bid with distributional hands. Unfortunately this one did not work out as well! click here to go to the hand, or click here to see the hand on Facebook where you can comment/like/share. Andy Hardy

Swiss Pairs

Swiss Pairs

Thursday 12 March @ 7pm

This annual competition for pairs is restricted to members with the appropriate playing frequency qualifications.

Entrants should sign up on the entry form posted on the club noticeboard.

As we need to have an even number of entrants, in the case of an odd number of pairs entering, then the last to do so will have to be regarded as reserves. 

Any pair having to withdraw from the competition must inform Andrew Mitchell or Gordon Wheale immediately in case replacements are needed.

We would be grateful for anyone or any pair (living close by) to volunteer to be reserves.

If further information is needed, check with the organisers or club secretary (Edward Lea). 


Hand of the week 01

2 Suited Hands 17/02/20

I have volunteered to do a ‘hand-of-the-week’ to support the pairs improvement lessons being delivered by Andrew and David. I will try and review hands played in the club which have a learning point from bidding or card play, some will be brilliant successes, others terrible catastrophes! (Hopefully more of the former) click here to go to the hand. Andy Hardy

Mentored Practice for Pairs

                    Brush Up Your Bridge                        

The mentored practice course has had an excellent response, with some 28 members already signed up.

This means that we have had to close the doors and not accept any more applicants for now.

The response has been very pleasing and we are looking forward to sharing a few ideas with those who are going to attend.

The first 2 hour session will begin at 10.15 am on Thursday 5 March.

If possible, participants will come along in pairs, but we will try to match up anyone without a partner. 

For further details, contact David Longley ( or speak to him at the club.

Sunday Teams

Our teams ventured out to play in Storm Dennis on Sunday 16th February with mixed results. Playing at home, the A team drew 10-10 against Beauchief B, while the B team lost 8-12 against York E. Playing away, the C team won 4-16 against Settle while the D team lost 13-7 to Wakefield E.

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 on a "Last Person Standing" basis. i.e. the last person to arrive at the club without a partner becomes the host.

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 February 2020
Thu 7pm
28th February 2020
Fri 7pm Gentle Hosted
2nd March 2020
Mon 7pm Teams
3rd March 2020
Tue 1pm Gentle Hosted
3rd March 2020
Tue 7pm
4th March 2020
Wed 7pm
Wed 7pm
Tue 1pm Gentle Hosted
Tue 7pm
Mon 7pm Random Teams/Pairs Hosted
Fri 7pm Gentle Hosted
Thu 7pm