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Harrogate Bridge Club
Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street

01423 568110 (playing hours only)

HBC Defibrillator


Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Building Works at the Club


The club will be undergoing essential building works through spring/ summer to keep us up to date with current fire safety regulations for the benefit of our members and visitors, also for the occupants of the flats above. There will be some disruption that we are going to keep to a minimum but some sessions may be disrupted by noise or possibly moved to the upstairs rooms, some afternoon sessions may need to be cancelled as a new door and partition will be built leading upstairs from the ground floor. Updates will be posted on the website as we get more details in the coming months. A newsletter will be sent to members with more details of the works via a pianola email.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Rob Cave

Committee Chairman

Club Competitions 2022-2023

From April 1st 2022

Monday and Thursday evenings
Eisen Trophy - A pairs event.  The best 15 percentage scores will count for the final result.
Marks Trophy - A pairs event.  The best 15 percentage scores will count.  Only players graded Jack or below on the NGS on April 1st 2022 will be eligible.
Kent Trophy - An individual event.  The best 20 percentage scores will count.  Not more than four scores can be with one partner and at least eight partners must be used.  Only scores with HBC members count.

Wednesday evenings
Mayo Trophy - A pairs event.  The best 12 percentage scores will count.  Only players graded 9 or below on the NGS on April 1st 2022 will be eligible.

Monday afternoons
Mrs Black's Cup (originally given for afternoon rubber bridge)
This is a pairs competition, based on a rolling handicap, and the best 12 percentage scores will count.

Tuesday afternoons
Healey Trophy - The rules are the same as those for Mrs Black's Cup.

Evening League
This is a Teams of 4 event, which is a qualifying event for the Waddington Cup, and will be played on four designated 5th Mondays and Thursdays with the best three results counting.  Teams may use up to four HBC members as reserves.
Dates: Thurs 30th June, Thurs 29th September, Mon 31st October and Thurs 30th March 2023

Men's and Ladies' Pairs
Mon 30th January 2023

Mixed Pairs
Thurs 10th November

Illingworth Rosebowl
A mixed pivot teams competition
Mon 29th August

Janet Latham

Face Coverings


Face Coverings no longer required from Thursday 27th January.

In line with new government regulations, face coverings will no longer be required. We will still be utilising the air purifiers to give us maximum protection in the bridge club.

Thank you

Bridge Lessons

Bridge Lessons With Rob Cave

Mondays 10:15am 

These lessons are for students who haven't played bridge or other card games before.  You'll be playing the game within 15 minutes, the start of a lifetime of trying to master this game.

Thursdays 10:15am 

These lessons are suitable for students who have completed the 20 week online course or students who have played previously but feel they need a refresher on bidding and playing.  


If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob Cave  Cost : £7 per 2 hour lesson.  There is no obligation to attend all of the lessons.  Latecomers welcome.

An EBU textbook is available for purchase from Rob.  Rob is an EBU qualified bridge teacher.

Bridge Club Re-opening and Associated Documents

Schedule from 11 October

  Morning Afternoon Evening

10.15am Lessons - Beginners

   1.15pm F2F Duplicate       
7.15pm F2F Duplicate


1.00pm F2F Duplicate

7.15pm F2F Duplicate

Thursday 10.15am Lessons - Improvers
7.15pm F2F Duplicate






There will be no guided play session on Tuesday afternoon.

For the latest version of the Reopening Plan click here.

For the latest version of the Risk Assessment click here.

Kath Crebbin

22 Oct 21


Ventilation Improvements and Air Purifiers

 Following more research and having taken advice from a ventilation contractor, we have:

  • started using both wall fans as extractors with very good results without opening windows
  •  set up three Electriq EAP500HC ionising air purifiers.  These were the highest-rated ones tested by Which? and have advanced features including HEPA filters which take out 99.9% airborne particles down to 0.25 microns including bacterial pollutants.

These measures will improve playing comfort and, we hope, help to reassure players that from now on we will have excellent air quality and make the Club a safe place to come to.  More details are being circulated to Members via Pianola.  

Stan Robertson
19 Sept






Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

For details on all YCBA events click here.

For EBU events click here.


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. 

Tue 17th May 2022
Duplicate Pairs
12:45 for 13:00 start
Wed 18th May 2022
Duplicate Pairs
19:00 for 19:15 start
Thu 19th May 2022
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
19:00 for 19:15 start
Mon 23rd May 2022
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
13:00 for 13:15 start
Mon 23rd May 2022
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
19:00 for 19:15 start
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs