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Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street

01423 568110 (playing hours only)


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Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Teams Events

Teams of Four - Round Five

Thursday 29th February - Evening Session

This is the last of the five teams events played on the fifth Mondays and Thursdays from June to February.† The best three of five results will determine which team is the overall winner of the Teams competition for 2023-24.† Teams are welcome to play as many or as few times as they wish.

If you would like to take part and don't have a team please let Janet Latham know and she will put you in touch with another pair, either email or phone 01423 879438.

Friday Bridge

Friday Duplicate Sessions

13:00 for a 13:15 start

We are pleased to announce that from 1st March there will be a session every Friday afternoon.

We will need the support of members attending for this to be a success so please let us know if you're prepared to help with setting up the movements, scoring, handing out equipment etc.

If you would like to join us and don't have a partner please contact Julie Godbold.


It is with great sadness that we have heard that Barbara Huxstep died on Friday 9th February.† She had been a member for many years and supported the club both on the committee and in other ways, always sharing her enjoyment.† Together with her partner Bert, she played in a Yorkshire League team and also organised and ran the Barbarians team in the HDBL. †We knew that Barbara had suffered a severe stroke a few weeks ago and had remained in hospital where she passed away peacefully.

The funeral will be held on Friday 8th March, 1.00pm at Stonefall Crematorium. There will be refreshments afterwards (no details yet).

Northern Easter Festival
The Northern Easter Festival
30th - 31st March 2024
@ Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrogate

Held by YCBA on behalf of the EBU.

The Easter Festival will feature, a blue pointed 9-High Pairs alongside the green pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams.

13:30 to 17:45 - 9 HIGH PAIRS (5X5 board matches) with a tea break at 15:45
13:30 to 17:15 - SWISS PAIRS (4X7 board matches)
17:15 to 18:30 - Complimentary two course hot buffet supper
18:30 to 21:15 - SWISS PAIRS (3X7) board matches)

11:30 to 18:45 - SWISS TEAMS (7X7 board matches) with a 45 minute break after 4 matches

For more details and entry fees click here.† Closing date for entries is 27th March 2024.

Chairman's Blog
Rob will be sending out a "Chairman's Blog" each month with what's happening at the club.†
For the latest edition 1st February 2024, click here.
Over time you will be able to read previous blogs in the Chairman's Blogs panel in the lefthand set of menus.

Andrew Robson's Coming to Town

We are very excited to announce that as part of a 3 club Yorkshire tour, Andrew Robson is coming to Harrogate on Friday 27th September.† We have arranged for him to deliver a full day's interactive seminar (including food) for us so please save the date!

This event is aimed at intermediate to advanced players but will be suitable for all so everyone is welcome and will benefit from Andrew's teaching.

Further details and the opportunity to reserve a place will follow - Watch This Space!
5 Feb 24

Master Point Promotions

Congratulations to the following members who have recently earned Master Point promotions.

Tina Meadows † District Master
Paula Stott † Club Master
John Gilbey † Local Master
Stephen Vollar Local Master
Christine Hesketh † Area Master
10 Feb 2024

Bridge Club Sessions


Morning Afternoon Evening
10.00am Lessons - Improvers
from 25th September 2023

1.15pm†Duplicate 7.15pm Duplicate


1.00pm Duplicate†
7.15pm Duplicate

10.00am Lessons - Beginners
from 28th September 2023

1.15pm Gentle Duplicate

7.15pm Duplicate


1.15pm Duplicate

Yorkshire League Matches 2023-24

We are running 3 teams of 4 pairs in the Yorkshire League this season. †There are 7 divisions.

Sunday 18th February
Div 1 † A† 7 † v† Leeds A (h) 13
Div 4 † B 15 † v† Keighley B (h) 5
Div 6† †D 1 † v Ilkley C (a) 19

After a winter break the remaining matches are:† 3 March, 17 March.

The full YCBA league tables and results can be found by clicking here


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.† We run seven pairs sessions per week. Master points are awarded. †We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional†instruction on specific topics.

For the more competitive players we have three 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 licensed†premises and is well established with over 250 members.†

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

Bridge Lessons With Rob Cave

** New **

Lessons for Autumn 2023


Thursdays 10:00am†
Starting 28th September

Email Rob to book into the lesson



Mondays 10:00am†
Starting 25th September

This will run again for those who want more lessons in all aspects of bridge, bidding and play issues that come up in general sessions that students are already playing in.


If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob †Cost : £7 per 2 hour lesson. †There is no need to book in advance, just turn up! †

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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

For details on all YCBA events click here.

For EBU events click here.

EBU Rule Changes 2023

From 7th August 2023

The EBU has introduced some new alerting, announcing and bidding rules.

The content of these books applies to all events held on or after 7th August 2023. Please be tolerant of players who donít get all the updated procedures exactly right straight away Ė itís meant to be an exercise in informing your opponents of your methods, not an excuse for trying to get one over on them!

Best Behaviour at Bridge

The committee would like to take this opportunity to remind players that 'Best Behaviour at Bridge' must be adhered to at all times.† This is essential to ensure that all our members enjoy their games of bridge.† Please take the time to read the new 'Best Behaviour at Bridge' statement from the EBU. †Click here to go to the tab.

Rob Cave


 The club uses air purifiers with HEPA filters to provide clean air in playing rooms.

Gentle Duplicate

Thursday afternoons @ 1:15pm

Come with or without a partner

Mon 4th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
13:00 for 13:15 start
Mon 4th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
19:00 for 19:15 start
Tue 5th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs
12:45 for 13:00 start
Wed 6th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs
19:00 for 19:15 start
Thu 7th Mar 2024
Gentle Duplicate (Aft)
13:00 for 13:15 start
Thu 7th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
19:00 for 19:15 start
Fri 8th Mar 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
13:00 for 13:15 start
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Gentle Duplicate (Aft)
Teams Event
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)