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Welcome to Lytham Bridge Club

Come and play bridge in a comfortable, friendly environment.

Regular pairs sessions cancelled until further notice

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


Telephone 01253-795462

Click here for a local map


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

Update - July 2021

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Update July 2021 - The Road Ahead

In our lives the road ahead is very rarely as clear as we would like.

Similarly, speculation, conflicting statements and strong opinions surround the decision of when to resume our game.

The committee is considering relevant information to ensure a safe and as far as is practical, risk free return to face to face bridge. Your safety is paramount, therefore we proceed with caution.

To this end a Policy Statement and action plan is currently being formulated. When agreed and complete this will be circulated to all members together with the date of the Club opening.

Jack Henderson
Club Chairman

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Lytham Bridge Club Survey

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Lytham Bridge Club Survey Results

In response to our recent survey, we received 144 responses. We are very grateful for the big response because it will help us plan for the furure.

The results of the survey can be found by clicking here. A summary of the responses indicate that:

  • 90% of responders will continue to play at least as often as they did pre-lockdown.
  • A new Monday afternoon session might prove to be popular.
  • 70% of responders who play in the evening would prefer a 7:00 or 7:15 start time.
  • Online bridge will remain popular after we re-open.

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Lytham Online Bridge Sessions

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Lytham Online Bridge Sessions on BBO

Tuesday at 2:00pm

Wednesday at 7:30pm

Friday at 2:00pm

Lytham Bridge Club is now running three online duplicate sessions every week at the above times.

Tuesday sessions are practice sessions which are restricted to beginners and less experienced players with an NGS rating of 10 or below, and their mentors of any standard. Each session will play approximately 14-16 boards depending on the number of tables, and are run at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to complete each board.

NEW: There will be a Q&A Zoom conference at 4:30pm hosted by Bill following each Tuesday session where participants can discuss the hands.

Wednesday sessions are aimed at more experienced players, with a minimum of 18 boards.

Friday sessions are for all levels of players. Each session will play approximately 14-16 boards depending on the number of tables.

EBU masterpoints are awarded at all sessions.

Sessions are run on Bridge Base Online and are open to all members and their friends, and cost $3 per session. Once-only registration is required by clicking here.

Members are encouraged to join in with these online sessions which help support the club. Sessions are run by one of our Lytham TDs for a friendly experience.

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Help During Lockdown

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Help During Lockdown

If any of our more vulnerable bridge club members are struggling in these lockdown days with shopping or other errands, help is on hand. Not everyone is lucky enough to have family living near so please contact Anne if you need a bit of assistance. And if you feel able to offer to help that would be excellent and much appreciated too.

Anne's mobile number is 07598775201 or email
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Lancashire Online Bridge League
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Lancashire Online Bridge League
The Lancashire Contract Bridge Association (LCBA) now runs an online teams-of-4 bridge league. This is a great opportunity for club players to form teams to continue playing bridge throughout the lockdown and beyond. Matches are played on BBO so you will need an account which is free and easy to set up. Each league 'season' lasts approximately two months, and the cost is £22 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
Practice sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 2.00 pm and hosted by Anne Burgess and Bill Bowden.
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.
Please contact Anne if you would like to play at either or both of our sessions or leave a message for lizzie7777 on BBO.
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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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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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.


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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).

Member Accounts

To request a statement of your account, please click here.


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June 2021 Newsletter

Forthcoming Events

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Every Tuesday 2:00pm

Every Wednesday 7:30pm

Every Friday 2:00pm


Online Duplicate on BBO

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Please keep checking the website for future events.


Please note that we have temporarily disconnected the telephone at the club.

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.

BBO Friday Afternoon
BBO Wednesday Evening
BBO Friday Afternoon
BBO Wednesday Evening
BBO Tuesday Practice
Tue 27th July 2021
BBO Tuesday Practice
Wed 28th July 2021
BBO Wednesday Evening
Fri 30th July 2021
BBO Friday Afternoon
Tue 3rd August 2021
BBO Tuesday Practice
Wed 4th August 2021
BBO Wednesday Evening
Fri 6th August 2021
BBO Friday Afternoon