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Road works

Please be aware that there are major roadworks  from Monday 27th November on the A65 Manor Park Bends between Burley and Ilkley. Please allow extra time for your journey.

McKenzie Trophy Swiss Pairs

The final event of our Swiss Pairs for the McKenzie Trophy is on Wednesday 29th November with a usual start time of 7.05pm. This is open to everyone so if you haven't played Swiss Pairs before do come along and give it a try. Typically you play six four board rounds against different pairs and after a couple of rounds most pairs will be competing against Pairs of a similar standard. 

Christmas Socials
Christmas Socials


We have two Christmas  Socials coming up

Sunday 10th December at 2pm

Thursday 14th December at 7.05pm

Watch out for the sign up poster coming soon.

New Thursday afternoon session

We are introducing a new session on Thursday afternoons commencing on Thursday 4th January starting at 1.45pm. This will be a regular Duplicate Pairs with masterpoints. We look forward to welcoming you.

Children in Need Sim Pairs
Children in Need Sim Pairs

Our  Children in Need  Sim Pairs in conjunction with ECATS Bridge took place on Wednesday 8th November. More than 90 clubs and over 1500 pairs took part on 8th November. Our top scoring pair were Sue Bevington & Janet Souyave who were 17th overall. Well done.

Combined results from all the clubs playing on 8th November can be seen here via this link CHILDREN IN NEED SIM PAIRS COMBINED RESULTS

Hand commentaries are here COMMENTARY


October 2023 Masterpoint Promotions

Congratulations to our members who have achieved the following master point promotions 

County Master Duncan Ault

Master Jonathan Morton & Bruce Piper

Area Master Alison Barker

Teams Training

Teams training runs every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. Cost £2 (being donated to charity). Topics and hands will be pre selected by our Club Captain Jacqui Farrar and the sessions will be lead by our A team captain Carole Kelly. Everyone who would like to play teams in the winter Yorkshire f2f league is very welcome. 

Sylvia Baty Award
Sylvia Baty Award

The family of Sylvia Baty has kindly donated a nice bequest to establish the new Sylvia Baty Award. This is awarded this year to the second year students showing particularly good promise as new bridge players. We are delighted to confirm the 2023 Awards go to Lyn Oliver and Steve Taylor. Their awards are in the form of vouchers redeemable at the Andrew Robson bridge store.

Photo shows Ian Jane Club President presenting award to Lyn Oliver and Clive Baty presenting award to Steve Taylor.

Cow and Calf In Ilkley

Personal Accounts

Members can now log in to see their own personal account which shows sessions played, outstanding balances and payments made. Note payments can be made by bank transfer or by cheque but not cash please. Any queries to our Treasurer Steve Clifford. Please note that payments made are updated weekly onto the personal account.

This is the current club privacy policy (September 2022) POLICY in line with GDPR. 

Health and Safety Policy

This is the current Health and Safety Policy version 3.0. Players with mobility issues should note Appendix One Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan. POLICY

The majority of the Club's Covid related restrictions have now been lifted. However, in order to help ensure the health and safety of everyone that plays at the Club we ask that you do not attend the Club if feeling unwell and particularly if suffering from Covid or other respiratory infection.

Committee Minutes

Members can access archived regular committee meeting minutes in the members only section.

Welcome to Olicana Bridge Club


Located in the centre of Ilkley, we are pleased to welcome  members and visitors. Each week there will usually be six sessions in the club at 12 Wells Promenade. These are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings with play starting at 7.05pm, Wednesday morning at 9.55am and on Monday and Friday afternoons at 1.45pm. There will be pivot teams on the second Friday and students social sessions on occasional Fridays at 7pm. We also run two on-line sessions each week on Monday (BBO) and Thursday (Real Bridge) at 7.15pm.  Please see the calendar and competitions for more details of all of our events.

We would politely request visitors to arrive 15 minutes before the session starts and all members to arrive in good time to assist the TD and scorer to set up the movement. Upon arrival please remember to switch all mobile devices to silent.

Please do not bring cash to pay for f2f sessions, we will invoice members for all sessions played and this will be  £2.50 members, £3.50 non members. Members can log in to see their own personal account. 

In the latest data from 2022/23 Olicana Bridge Club was the sixteenth most popular bridge club in England. 

Yorkshire League

The fourth round of matches will take place on Sunday 3rd December as follows

A team v Wetherby A HOME 

B team v Wakefield A HOME 

C team v  Huddersfield D AWAY 

D team v  Doncaster D AWAY 

This is the final round of matches before the winter break. The fifth round will be Sunday 18th February.

Saturday Seminars

As part of our programme to help everyone improve their bridge we have a number of Seminars coming up. Each one costs £5 per person and starts at 10am. Please sign up at the club as places are limited.

Saturday 9th December Defence to Pre-empts Leader Peter Speller INTERMEDIATE 

Guided Bridge

We run two sessions of Guided Bridge each week in the club on Monday afternoon (1.45pm start) and Wednesday morning (9.55am start). So do come along and enjoy a friendly, relaxed session lasting about two hours. There is a host available for our guided bridge sessions so you don't need a partner.

Our next Stepping Stones  in the Club will be on Friday 15th December at 7pm. Specifically for those making the transition to playing bridge in a Club setting but open to anyone wanting a gentle, social and supportive bridge evening, No partner required and a bar is available.

Playing on line in Club events

Most weeks we have two on line Duplicate Pairs earning master points. Typically, we run a 20 board Duplicate Pairs on BBO  on Monday evening starting at 7.15pm and Thursday evening Duplicate  Pairs on Real Bridge at 7.15pm. Detailed instructions on how to play in each event can be downloaded from the links below. 

How to play in BBO club room

How to play on Real Bridge

Note direct links to the Real Bridge sessions will be posted on the calendar entry at least 24 hours before the event to simplify login.

The Real Bridge Support Team has provided notes on resolving  problems using Real Bridge. Click HERE for more information.

28th November 2023
Tuesday teams in the Club
29th November 2023
Morning Guided Pairs in the Club
29th November 2023
McKenzie Swiss Pairs 4 in the Club
30th November 2023
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Afternoon Guided Pairs in the Club
Director: David
Scorer: Tony H
BBO Duplicate Pairs
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: Jacqui
Scorer: Simon
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: Robert
Scorer: Steve
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: David
Scorer: John