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At all duplicate sessions, it is a club rule that the N/S and E/W seating arrangements are decided by the cutting of cards, or the toss of a coin, should either pair request it.

Welcome to Holywood Bridge Club

NIBU Belfast Swiss Pairs

The NIBU are holding a Swiss Pairs event with an Open & an Intermediate section on Sunday 15th November.

Details are on the NIBU website with an entry form on the NIBU Online website.

NIBU Online League

Online League

It is proposed to run a league online for NIBU players. This would NOT be an attempt to hold the annual NIBU league fixtures online but a completely separate event.

The final details have to be agreed but provisionally:

1.           The league would be open to all player levels.

2.           It would be run on a Swiss basis.

3.           The competition would take place over an 8 week period with teams playing 1 match each        week.

Anyone interested in fielding a team should submit the name of their team (e.g. ‘Bill’s Bruisers etc.)along with the names of up to 6 team members to:

 Harold Curran

Phone: 07718392819


To Barbara Ewart & Joan Baird who finished 2nd in the  East Down Pairs held online on Sunday

and to Bill Scott and Drew Lindsay who finished 3rd.

Promotions 2020

Congratulations to the following members of Holywood Bridge Club on their recent promotions.

Bill Scott to Premier Life Master

Maureen Murray to Life Master

Ros Young to National Master

David Franklin to 1* Senior Provincial Master

Liz Scott to 2* Junior Provincial Master

Sandra McGlennon to 1* Master

Helena Strong & Helena McCambridge to Club Master

Doreen Spence 2020

We are planning to run the Doreen Spence Competition online if there are sufficient entries.

It will be run during October on a Thursday evening (1st,8th,15th and 22nd) in the vNIBU137 Virtual Club with an entry fee of 2BBO$ per session.

I’m sure you are all familiar with the format and rules of the competition but a quick summary –

  • You play with at least 3 different partners
  • You need to play 3 times to be eligible
  • If you play 4 times, you’re lowest score will be discarded
  • If you play twice with the same partner, then it is the 1st score that will count

It is the individuals responsibility to organise their partners although Barbara is  happy to help with contact information (with permission of course).

Can you please have entries to Barbara by 4th September, she dosen't need to know who you are playing with, just your own entry.

New Online Event

NDBC is starting a new, weekly evening tournament at 7.00 pm on Monday 20th July..

This event is open to all members of the NIBU

This will be a paid tournament and cost 2 BB$.

It will be run under vNIBU137, search under "All Tournaments"

If you need help with signing up or purchasing BB$, contact Sandie on the information below

Online Bridge for North Down Players

Sandie is continuing to run events on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2pm lasting about 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on the number of tables.

We have approx 8 tables at the present but have plenty of space for more.  Many of us are new to BBO and this is a relaxed event which everyone who is playing is really enjoying.

Why dont you join us?

 If you are interested in taking part and have not already registered with her,  contact Sandie on  or by text on 07710381261.

She will be pleased to help you at any time if you need any help in registering or getting online


The club committee has taken the decision to suspend the club for the foreseeable future, believing this to be the best route to protect the welfare of its members. They will continue to monitor the situation and will update you as, and when, circumstances may change.

   Welcome to the Holywood Bridge Club web site.   

The site aims to provide information on the duplicate sessions and competitions held in the club, statistics to peruse, and general information about the club. 

If there is anything you think could usefully be added to the site, please contact any member of the committee with your suggestions.

Forthcoming Events

Teams - 6th April - cancelled
Grummit Salver - now being held on 6th & 13th July at 7:00 pm on BBO 
Doreen Spence -now being held 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd October
AGM - 12th October


Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club

Monday Nights 7:05 for 7:15 start.

How Much?

Annual Membership Fee - £20

Table Money - £2

Non-Members £3

Thu 22nd October 2020
Doreen Spence 4
Director: Sandie
Host: vNIBU137
Doreen Spence 3
Director: Sandie
Host: vNIBU137
Doreen Spence 2
Director: Sandie
Host: vNIBU137
Doreen Spence 1
Director: Sandie
Host: vNIBU137
#6828 Pairs Grummit Salver 2 Re-Run
Grummit Salver 2
Director: vNIBU137
Grummit Salver 1
Director: vNIBU137