Release 2.19n
Sad News

Members will be very sad to know that Marjorie Gill passed away on Friday 20th March at St James Hospital (not we understand due to the virus). There will no funeral as her body is to be donated to medical research. Our thoughts are with her family.

Cow and Calf In Ilkley

Teams Workshop

 Each Thursday morning a group meets and looks at ways of improving bidding, play and defence from selected hands. This group is suitable for all members who wish to improve but particularly those keen on playing in the Yorkshire teams league. Since this Workshop began  over £13,000 from attendees donations have gone to the Haematology Trust Fund at the local Airedale Hospital and £150 to the charity Children with Cancer. NOTE NO SESSION FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

Committee Minutes

The latest committee minutes and updated telephone list are now in the Members Only section along with archived minutes too.

Welcome to Olicana Bridge Club
CLUB IS CLOSED

IN THE LIGHT OF THE ESCALATING CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) THE COMMITTEE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE CLUB WITH EFFECT FROM SATURDAY 14TH MARCH. THERE WILL BE NO BRIDGE AT THE CLUB FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND PLEASE STAY SAFE.

On line Bridge

We have now set up an individual club area under bridgeclublive which you can access by following this link.

 Bridgeclublive

You need to be a full member of bridgeclublive to participate in club sessions and in various tournaments (of which more later). The cost is £12 inc VAT per month (there are various other options too) but there are no extra fees outside this. If you have not already registered please register via this BCL registration form  which gives free membership for 50 days to existing Olicana bridge Club members (as they are also EBU members). Once you have joined as a full member you can set up a personal profile with your preferred bidding system(s). You need to go to Members then Clubs to click on Olicana and add it to your profile. This will enable you to see when other Olicana members are playing. You can also add other Olicana members to your Friends list.

Please try it out as we have a good number already playing here. Once we see how folks get on we can see what additional features on the site we can organise. Do remember to click the EXIT tab to leave the website once you have finished playing, this will improve the service for everyone. 

BCL has lots of help for those starting playing on-line and it is definitely worthwhile to look at this before you play on line for the first time. Click HELP to access this.

We are trying out a DropinDropout (DIDO) session on Bridgeclublive (BCL) on Wednesday 8th April. To take part you need to be a full member of BCL. To qualify for the Olicana members results ladder you will need to play at least 16 boards. You play rounds of four boards against different opponents which may or may not include other Olicana pairs. Morning or early afternoon tend to be quieter. You don't have to play all 16 boards on one go, but you do need to complete each round of four boards. Good luck.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our SIX new TD's who have successfully passed their final assessments. David Goodman, Jacqui Farrar, Tom Morton and Lindsey Wharmby passed with distinctions and John Cole and John Williams passed. Well done everyone.

Calendar
6th April 2020
CLUB CLOSED
7th April 2020
CLUB CLOSED
8th April 2020
CLUB CLOSED but try Bridgeclublive today
9th April 2020
CLUB CLOSED
Results
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs
Director: David Gd
Scorer: Lindsey
Pivot Teams
Director: Brian
Scorer: Janet Leach
AGM
Director: Tony
Scorer: Heather
Morning Duplicate Pairs
Director: Tony
Scorer: Steve
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mollie
Scorer: Jon