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Welcome to Lytham Bridge Club

Come and play bridge in a comfortable, friendly environment.


Regular pairs sessions on

Monday 7:30 pm

Tuesday 1:30 pm

Wednesday 7:30 pm

Friday 1:30 pm

Saturday 7:15 pm

See main entry for further details and for the teaching programme.


Contact Information

Lytham Bridge Club

4a Pembroke Road

Lytham St. Annes

FY8 1AN

Telephone 01253-795462

Click here for a local map

Email lbclub.4a@gmail.com


Table Money

£2.00 members

£3.50 non-members

Club Trustees

Barry Brelsford

Jacqueline Wright

Steve Ellis

Access to Bridgewebs

Any problems with access to Lytham Bridge Club's website, please email

lbclub.4a@gmail.com

Lytham Bridge Club

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WELCOME TO LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB

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Lytham Bridge Club is located in the heart of Lytham St. Annes in our own purpose-built clubhouse bungalow. The club has a large comfortable playing area and all the facilities you'd expect from a well-supported club - a car park and ample street parking, easy access to the building, facilities for the disabled, and catering facilities with five star accreditation.

We are the only bridge club in the Lytham St. Annes area which is affliated to the English Bridge Union, which means our members all benefit from the support offered by the country's governing body. Our members automatically become members of the EBU so they have the opportunity to earn master points and be able to monitor their personal progress and compare it with other local and national players. They can also play in EBU-sponsored events. Lytham Bridge Club is over 60 years old so we have plenty of experience to help our members become better players.

Our regular sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays are hosted sessions so you don't need a partner - if you come along on your own you will be guaranteed a game. We also have regular sessions on Mondays and Saturdays. Details below.

Ollie Burgess Seminar

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Ollie Burgess Seminar - Saturday 21st September at 1:30pm

We are pleased to have Ollie Burgess who many of you may know from when he first appeared at LBC aged 11. He will be running a seminar on balancing or protecting. Ollie is the most successful player to have emerged from lytham Bridge Club and has represented England on many occasions and is also an experienced bridge teacher. There will be more information shortly but if you want to reserve your place please speak to Anne. It should be a very enjoyable afternoon with useful hints and hands to play and an opportunity to ask Ollie about playing top level bridge or your personal questions about all aspects of bridge.

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Teaching at Lytham

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We currently provide many teaching programmes for all levels from absolute beginners to intermediate players. You do not need to be a member to follow our teaching programmes - everybody is welcome no matter what their ability, including experienced players who wish to brush up on certain parts of their game.

Monday afternoon (1:30pm) - Prepared hands for novices and intermediate learners
Tuesday evening (7:30pm) - Supervised duplicate sessions for novices
Second and Fourth Wednesday afternoons (1:30pm) - Different topics every session for intermediate learners

We always welcome new returning and improving players and our experienced teachers go out of their way to teach and support, providing you with what you feel you need rather than what we think you need. At Lytham we have many experienced players who will partner you and act as mentors until you become more confident. If you would like to find out more about our teaching programmes, please send an email to lbclub.4a@gmail.com or call our teaching coordinator Bill on 01772-686335. Mondays and Tuesday teaching sessions costs £2.00 for members and £3.50 for visitors, and the Wednesday session costs £3.00 for members and £4.50 for visitors.


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Commencing Wednesday 18th September we are running a 12 week series of lessons for improvers every Wednesday afternoon to consolidate your basic learning and to build on this. The cost is £3.00 per session for members or £4.50 for visitors. But if you want to sign up for the 12 week course it will be £30.00 for members or £45.00 for visitors.

Click here for the course content.

Commencing Tuesday 8th October Tuesday mornings we are running revision sessions for those who have completed a basic course but want some consolidation before they move on. The cost for individual sessions is as above or if you sign up for the whole course £25.00 for members or £37.50 for visitors. This course would also be suitable for newcomers to the game or those with a little knowledge.

At Lytham Bridge Club we always have lots of help on hand from our ebu trained teachers for all our teaching sessions and it is very important to us that your learning is enjoyable as well as informative.

If you need any further information call Anne on 07598775201.


Click here for more information on our teaching schedule.

Click here for more information on Lytham Bridge Academy.

Annual Subscriptions

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

The annual subscription of £30 is due on 1st September. Online payments accepted, or cheques can be given to any committee member.

Please click here for further details.

First Monday of the Month

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First Monday of the Month - 2nd September

Our regular First Monday of the Month session will take place on 2nd September at 7:30pm

Complimentary snacks and wine as usual - further details to follow soon

This session is for all levels of ability, from improver to expert

Visitors welcome

£2.00 members, £3.50 visitors

Usual time, i.e. 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start

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New Monday Evening Sessions

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NEW MONDAY EVENING SESSIONS

From Monday 1st April there will be a regular Monday evening session starting at 7:30pm. As usual, there will be complimentary wine and snacks during the first Monday of the month.

We will also be holding a brand new Summer Pairs Contest throughout the summer, where your best 8 Monday scores will count towards the competition to win some generous cash prizes. The competition will be tiered into expert and non-expert categories, so everybody will have a chance of winning. Your best 8 scores with three or more different partners will qualify for the competition. Further details available in the Club Competitions page.

Information

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Our regular pairs sessions are:

Monday evening (7:30 pm)

Tuesday afternoon (1:30 pm)

Wednesday evening (7:30 pm)

Friday afternoon (1:30 pm)

Saturday evening (7:15 pm)

Visitors are welcome for every session. The Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday sessions are all hosted - you can arrive on your own and you will be guaranteed a partner. Free tea and coffee served during every session. Please be seated 15 minutes before the start of a session. Table money £2.00 (members) and £3.50 (non-members).

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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Annual General Meeting

The club's AGM took place on Tuesday 21st May during which the committee reported on another successful year for Lytham Bridge Club:

33 new members

Table numbers up by 28%

Annual profit almost £4000

New President Pauline Cope

Two teams promoted in the Fylde League

Successful and expanding teaching programme

Jacqueline Wright presented with her Dimmie Fleming award from the EBU

Retiring President Kate May's fundraising raises over £725 for Alzheimer's Research

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Retiring President Kate May with new President Pauline Cope

 

Jacqueline Wright receiving her Dimmie Fleming award from Chairman Jack Henderson

A letter from the President

To all members (and some visitors)

Thank you all so much for your fantastic support of my efforts to raise money for Alzheimer's Research. The amount from the Charity Evening, together with donations put in the charity box during the year, has raised exactly £700. This has exceeded my expectations and I cannot thank you enough. Well done!

I had a lot of fun organising the evening and I think those attending enjoyed themselves, which is all I wanted. My grateful thanks to the many people who helped me.

Kate

Club President

Kate presenting a cheque for £700 to Simon McDermott of Alzheimer's Research UK

Forthcoming Events

Click here

for August calendar


Monday 2nd September

7:30pm

First Monday of the Month Special


Thursday 5th September

7:30pm

Wilding Trophy

(Mixed Pairs)

Calendar
19th August 2019
Monday Evening
7.30pm
20th August 2019
Tuesday Afternoon
1.30pm
20th August 2019
Tuesday Tuition
7.30pm
21st August 2019
Wednesday Evening
7.30pm
23rd August 2019
Friday Afternoon
1.30pm
24th August 2019
Saturday Evening
7.15pm
Results
Saturday Evening
Friday Afternoon
Wednesday Evening
Tuesday Afternoon
Monday Evening
Saturday