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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

Lancashire Online Bridge League
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New - Lancashire Online Bridge League
 
The Lancashire Contract Bridge Association (LCBA) is starting an online teams-of-4 bridge league in early July. This is a great opportunity for club players to form teams to continue playing bridge throughout the lockdown and beyond. Matches will be played on BBO so you will need an account which is free and easy to set up. Each league 'season' will last two months, and the cost will be £12 per team per season.
 
For further information please click here.
 
If you are interested in forming a team, please visit the LCBA website where you can register (click here). You can team up with players from other clubs - it is not necessary that a team consists of players all from Lytham Bridge Club.
Teaching Sessions on BBO
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Teaching Sessions on Bridge Base Online
 
Our pilot to hold practice sessions on Mondays and Thursdays at 2.00 pm went very well and hopefully the 7 attendees who played found the sessions useful and fun. 
 
The sessions are held on BridgeBase Online and are relaxed and friendly and we do feel it would be a great pity if people forget all they have learnt. It's not quite the same as turning up at the club but for the moment is a pretty good substitute.
 
In the forthcoming week Anne has 4 reservations for Monday and 3 for Thursday.  However we have more of our teachers willing to open additional tables;  Peter  Bill and Jeremy are all happy to help. 
 
Please contact Anne or any of our teachers if you would like to play at either or both of our sessions or leave a message for lizzie7777 on BBO.
 
Zoom and BBO Teaching Sessions

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Zoom Video Teaching Sessions

Every Tuesday 2pm

Every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm Peter White will host a Zoom presentation followed by a Bridge Base Online mentoring session using prepared hands relevant to the presentation. A number of Lytham's teaching team will be available during the BBO session to offer guidance. If you wish to join the group and see the presentations please contact Peter White by telephone (log in to Members Information area for the telephone number) or send an email to the club at lbclub.4a@gmail.com. Further sessions are being considered - requests for Transfers and Weak Twos have already been made.

Latest Online Bridge News

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Bridge Base Online

The EBU run four 12-board sessions every day on Bridge Base Online. Sessions start at 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm. The timing of these sessions mean that you can play a 24-board session starting at 1:30pm or 7:30pm, with a short break after 12 boards. EBU masterpoints are awarded, and there is a small charge for each session.

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Bridge Club Live

Lytham Bridge Club have registered with the Bridge Club Live website. Now any member of the club who is also a member of Bridge Club Live can play online bridge with their Lytham partners and gain master points in BCL competitions. If you would like to join BCL please click here to register. The cost is only £1 for the first 30 days and you can play up to 96 boards per day. Further information about BCL can be found on the EBU website here.

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Lona Nuttall

Lona Nuttall

We are sad to report that Lona Nuttall died on Monday 27th April in Clifton Hospital. She was 91 and had been a member of the club for over 30 years. She went into Blackpool Victoria Hospital over two weeks ago and was transferred to Clifton Hospital last week. Sadly, she had caught the coronavirus.  She played bridge three times a week, Tuesday afternoon, Friday afternoon and Saturday evening until last October, and she supported all parties, lunches and teas at the club with great enthusiasm and appreciation. She will be very sadly missed.

Lytham Bridge Club Closed

Lytham Bridge Club Closed

Dear Members and Visitors

In view of the outbreak of the coronavirus and the latest Government recommendations, the committee has decided that the club should close with immediate effect. There will be no more regular sessions, nor any teaching sessions, until further notice.

Any members who might be interested in playing online bridge, click here to access the EBU's online bridge webpage.

Click here to see the latest NHS advice regarding the outbreak. The EBU also maintains a coronavirus webpage here.

Please keep an eye on this news item for the latest information.

Keep safe and well and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Lytham Bridge Club Committee

16th March 2020

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.

World Online Bridge Championships

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The first annual World Online Championship will be launched on Thursday 12th December. The championship is a free online competition sanctioned by the World Bridge Federation and the English Bridge Union. The competition will be held from March to August 2020 with a live final in November 2020. The Championship is open to any bridge player wishing to take part, and is not just fun and challenging but also has really impressive cash prizes on offer!

Anyone with an interest in online bridge can find further details by clicking here.

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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).

Forthcoming Events

No events planned at the moment.

Please keep checking the website for future events.


AGM Postponed

Due to the Coronavirus situation, the club's AGM, scheduled for Tuesday 19th May, has been postponed indefinitely. The AGM will now take place when it is safe to hold a meeting at the club. Members will be given one month's notice before the rescheduled AGM to examine the accounts and propose changes. All members of the current committee have agreed to continue in their roles until the rescheduled AGM.