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Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street

01423 568110

HBC Defibrillator


Club Closure

It is with regret that the Bridge Club will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

We wish everyone the best of health over the coming months.

Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
John Spink

It is with sadness that we inform you that John passed away peacefully on Friday 12th February.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Online Upcoming Events
Play Online Games 


Stepping Stones Special - Sun 28th Feb 2:30pm to 4:30pm
A free 12 board event for players graded 5 or below on the NGS scale

For details on all YCBA upcoming events including the above click here.

For EBU events click here.

Saturday 27th March

Castle Morpeth Bridge Club

Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs Open Tournament

The event will start at 1:30pm and be played over 36 boards, 10 rounds of two boards each in the 1st session and 8 rounds of two boards in the 2nd session.  There will be an hour break between the two sessions at approx 4:30pm.  The cost is £5 per player and £1 per table will be allocated to prize money for the winners.  To register click here.


10 Free Online Bridge Lessons for Beginners

The YCBA is launching an exciting teaching initiative.  One lesson a week, given by an experienced bridge teacher and a small online practice session.  Organised locally by Leeds Bridge Club but open to all.  For more details and how to take part, click on the flyers below.  Please feel free to forward them.

Leeds Lessons 1.pdf   Leeds Lessons 2.pdf


HBC Online Bridge

Days For Online Duplicate Sessions

Bridge is now being played online every day of the week, either on BBO or RealBridge.  

Monday 10:30 Duplicate pairs on BBO
Tuesday 14:00 Duplicate pairs on RealBridge
Wednesday 10:00 Duplicate pairs on BBO
Thursday 19:15 Duplicate pairs on BBO
Friday 19:00 ** Teams or pairs on RealBridge **

**  On Friday evenings members can logon as a team or as a pair.  Pairs will be teamed up and everyone will be guaranteed a game as we shall always have a 'spare' pair.  If the movement for teams does not work then we will revert to pairs.  After 4 weeks we will consult those playing about whether they prefer teams, pairs or a mixture of both.  Our aim is to have a pleasant evening of social bridge.  The games will be scored.

We request all players to login at least 10 minutes before the actual start time.

Anyone needing any help, clarification or advice about logging on please contact either

Janet: 01423 879438, 


or Rob: 



Have you got the right hardware and software???

If you intend to play PLEASE READ the document below, available in Word or PDF format.  DO NOT leave it until the last moment as there are some hardware and software compatibility issues, especially if you are an Apple desktop or laptop user.   Also information on how to login.

There are hyperlinks to click on to take you to the relevant sections on the RealBridge website.  These only work in the Word document.  If you open the PDF then the url will have to be manually typed in.

Click to download Realbridge - Word version - to your computer  

Click for RealBridge pdf


Online YL Teams of 4 Winter 2021

YCBA Winter Online Sunday League 2021

Harrogate's 6 teams are in Divisions 1 ,2, 7 (2 teams), 13 and 16 (new team).

In addition to the League there will be a Cup Competition with rounds to be held on 21 February, 7 & 21 March. There is a plate event for teams losing in the first round.

Two matches are played every Sunday, one at 2.00pm and one at 4.15pm, with the Cup matches at the later 4.15pm.

Sunday 21 February  - Harrogate results.  Cup matches in blue.

Div 1 A 12 v Sheffield C 8
  A 18 v Scarborough A 2
Div 2 B 9 v Wakefield Archaic 11
  B 0 v York B 20
Div 7 C 3 v Leeds G 17
  C 1 v Leeds G 19
  D 17 v Doncaster D 3
  D 6 v Wetherby A 14
Div 13 E 9 v Leeds L 11
  E 7 v Leeds K 13
Div 16 F 11 Shelley D 9
  F 7 v Barnsley Camparis 13











Full league details, fixtures and results can be found on the YCBA website click here.

The remaining dates are:
7 Mar, 28 Mar.


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run seven pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 



Are You Missing Your EBU Diary?

If you did not receive your 2021 diary in the September edition of the English Bridge magazine, it is probably because you did not opt in.

You can still get a 2021 diary by contacting the EBU office via email

Make sure that you update MyEBU with your preferences to receive one for next year 2022.  They are no longer being sent out automatically.

  • If you use My EBU, login and go to your account, my details and check your account settings.  If you wish to receive the diary, under Magazine/Diary Preferences take the option All Editions + Diary.  Then save your changes.
  • If you haven't used My EBU or have forgotten your password then click here where you will be directed to the EBU website.  Don't forget to have your membership number to hand.

8 September

EBU 54th (Virtual) Summer Meeting

Congratulations to Sue Boden and Lyn Aldous for winning the Swiss Pairs (9 high) competition.

Something for your amusement !!

Has anyone been to Fodder recently?


Jack's Daily Podcast

Jack Stocken is giving daily mini lessons for a small monthly fee.  For more details click here.

Bernard Magee on YouTube

I've been asked to include the link to Bernard's Youtube channel - so here it is: or just search for Bernard Magee bridge on Youtube.


EBU and  Online Duplicate

The EBU's website gives details of playing online and the various providers.  Click here for more details.  Find what suits you.

Playing in EBU games on BBO:

The EBU are now running daily sessions on BBO, afternoons and evenings, and awarding master points.  Further information on these games can be found by clicking here.


Fri 26th Feb 2021
Online Teams/Pairs
18:45 for 19:00 start
Mon 1st Mar 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
10:20 for 10:30 start
Tue 2nd Mar 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
13:45 for 14:00 start
Wed 3rd Mar 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
9:50 for 10:00 start
Thu 4th Mar 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
19:05 for 19:15 start
Fri 5th Mar 2021
Online Teams/Pairs
18:45 for 19:00 start
Online Duplicate Pairs
Online Duplicate Pairs
Online Duplicate Pairs
Online Duplicate Pairs
Online Teams/Pairs
Online Duplicate Pairs