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Welcome to Malton Bridge Club
Summer Pairs 2022

The club is now closed on Thursday afternoons.  These social sessions will re-start in October.

However, the club competitions have now finished and the club is open on Wednesday evenings to all-comers: guests, visitors or those who normally attend on Thursday afternoons.

All are welcome.  A "host" is available for anyone who arrives without a pre-arranged partner, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.  The table money is £3 per head.  Play starts at 7.15 p.m. but it would be helpful if players could arrive by 7.05.  Play normally comprises 20 to 24 boards and the results are handicapped for those attending fairly regularly - a trophy being awarded to the player with the best average position by the end of September.

Malton Swiss Pairs 2022

Fifty pairs entered this online event on Saturday April 9th.  Congratulations to the winners, Pat Johnson and Peter Scotting.  The leading Malton pair were Pauline Cooper and Richard Hilton in third place, with two other local pairs finishing in the top half.  Many thanks to Oliver Cowan for the organising and running of the event.

For full results see the Results list, or click here.

Donations from the proceeds were made to the Ukraine appeal, the Multiple Sclerosis society and Flexicare Oxford.


Online Sessions with RealBridge

Wednesday sessions begin at 7 p.m.

To join a session, simply click the link below, at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.


(You will be invoiced later at £1.50 per session.)



Yorkshire Cancer Research Bridge Event

This social charity event is being held in Amotherby on April 11th.

Club Re-opening

The club will be open again for face-to-face bridge in Old Malton from Wednesday 9th February and Thursday 10th.

The Wednesday session on the 9th will be the next round of the Championship Piars, with the Positional Pairs following the week after.

Club re-closure

The cluib is again closed for face-to-face play, sadly.

The championship and positional pairs competitions will resume when the club re-opens.

In the meantime one-off sessions will be played online on both Wednesdays and Thursdays - see below.


This blue-pointed event took place online, using the BBO platform, on Saturday 13th November, with 54 pairs participating.  The event was organized and run by Oliver Cowan.  

Final results are available below.

2021 AGM

The Annual General Meeting for 2021 will be held at St Mary's Community Centre at 7.15 p.m. on Wednesday 29th September.  All Wednesday or Thursday members are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be followed by a shortened session of bridge.


The Club will resume face-to-face play at St Mary's Community Centre on Wednesday 8th September at 7.15 p.m. and Thursday 9th September at 2 p.m.

For the time-being, the first Wednesday of each month will remain as an online session, not forming part of the club's competition programme.

Table money will now be £3 per session, to cover an increase in the charge for the room-hire.

We look forward to seeing members, and others, again.

Moira Brown

Members will be very saddened to learn of the recent death of Moira Brown, following a fall.   Moira first joined the club more than 25 years ago and, along with Anthony, her husband of more than 60 years, she was a regular attender at the club until its suspension due to Covid.

Our deepest sympathies go to Anthony and to all her family and friends.

Yorkshire Online League - Summer 2021

The summer league is played over three Sundays in divisions of 10 teams, playing three 8-board matches on each date.

In Division 1, Malton A lost 3-17 to Sheffield C, 8-12 to Sheffield B then won 12-8 against Leeds A, 12-8 again against Hull A, 16-4 vs Sheffield A and 18-2 vs Leeds C then lost 1-19 to York A, won 15-5 vs Wakefield A but lost 9-11 to Leeds B.  They finished 3rd equal.

In Division 2, Malton B beat Ilkley B 13-7, lost 3-17 to Keighley A and won 19-1 against Leeds E then lost 2-18 to Leeds D and by the same margin to Sheffield D then won 11-9 against Huddersfield A, lost 8-12 to York B, 0-20 vs Bradford A and 4-16 to Ilkley A.  They finished in 9th place..

In Division 5, Malton C lost 2-18 to Wakefield C and 3-17 to Bradford D then beat Beauchief B 17-3, beat Hull C 13-7 and Keighley C 15-5 but lost 7-13 to Wakefield B then lost 7-13 to Leeds G, 9-11 to Barnsley A and 0-20 to Bradford C.  They finished 10th.

Corwen Trophy 2021

The Corwen Trophy is a national pairs event competed for by those who finished in the top few places in their respective county pairs finals.  Mike Jackson and John Hayton qualified by finishing second in the Yorkshire Pairs and achieved an outstanding result by then finishing in second place out of more than a hundred in the Corwen competition.  Many congratulations to them both!  Pauline Cooper and Richard Hilton also did well by finishing in twenty-first place.


With great sadness we have to report the sudden death of our Treasurer, Philip Mason, peacefully in hospital, following his recent car accident.  The committee and members extend their deepest sympathy to his family.

Philip joined the recently-formed club in 1960 and had become a committee member and then Treasurer by 1962.  He has been on the committee, mostly as an officer, ever since.  Along with Alan Martindale he formed the backbone and driving force of the club for nearly all its 66-year existence and was responsible for its standing within Yorkshire bridge out of all proportion to the size of its local population.  His contributions beyond the club, to Yorkshire and English bridge, are recognised on the YCBA and EBU websites.

He will be sorely missed on a personal level and his loss leaves a hole in the club that will not be filled by any one individual.


Malton Bridge Club is a small, friendly club with, currently, fewer than 50 members.  The membership spans the full range of experience and expertise, all enjoying and benefitting from playing together in a congenial atmosphere.

There are two distinct parts to the club’s playing season.  From October to early May on Wednesday evenings there is a programme of four different seven-session pairs competitions and one two-session teams-of-four competition, though non-qualifying or visiting pairs are also very welcome to attend.  Over the same period there are also Thursday afternoon sessions for players to enjoy a more relaxed, social game, with help and advice available and a partner guaranteed.

From May to September the club is only open on Wednesday evenings, with a ‘host’ system operating so that partners do not need to be pre-arranged.  In this period many members play with a variety of different partners, providing a good opportunity for experience to be shared, systems to be developed and new partnerships to be formed.  Results are handicapped and an individual winner is declared at the end but there is no strong competitive element and this is a time when many Thursday afternoon players gain the confidence to compete on Wednesdays.

The club enters two teams-of-eight in the Yorkshire League and organises two open events: a multiple teams event played in June for the Malton Cup and a pairs competition in November, restricted to non-expert pairs, for the Ryedale Cup. 

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Summer Pairs
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Thursday Afternoon Pairs
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