Please note the list of committee members and list of trustees has now been moved to the members only section for security reasons.
On Monday afternoons from 2pm to 4.30pm with a host. Designed to help social bridge players and not for absolute beginners (who we suggest join one of our teaching classes). Cost £3.50 per person and lots of assistance given if needed.
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 just over £12,500 from attendees donations have gone to the Haematology Trust Fund at the local Airedale Hospital.
The latest version of Bridgewebs features an enhanced results analysis and easier access to the Play it Again feature. Once you are on any set of results click on the graph icon (on right of printer icon) to access this.
Please click here to download the club Health and Safety policy.
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 in the delightful West Yorkshire town of Ilkley. We are located at 12 Wells Promenade in the town centre. We are just a few minutes walk from Ilkley Train Station - regular services from Leeds and Bradford and a few minutes walk from the bus station (which is adjacent to the Train Station).
We have duplicate sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please try to be seated no later than 7.05pm so that we can make a prompt start. We offer a warm welcome to any visiting pairs. There are teams of four evenings, Friday afternoon duplicate pairs, occasional weekend events and beginners/improvers sessions including Stepping Stones on first and third Friday evenings - please see the weekly calendar for precise details of all of our events. We have a host system on Monday afternoon, Wednesday evening and Friday evening Stepping Stones which allows players without a regular partner to come along and to be guaranteed a game. We have pivot teams of four events on many second Friday evenings too. All of our sessions are scored using bridgemates.
On the second and fourth Saturday mornings from 9.30am we now have regular open sessions to come and play, practice or watch. All very welcome.
Please click here for a location map for Olicana Bridge Club.
If you need to ring the club during bridge sessions the number is 01943 602961
Our next competition is for Mixed Pairs playing for the Oglesby Cup on Thursday 11th July with a usual start time of 7.05pm. Members only with a maximum of 15 tables and there will be a draw for starting table positions. Please sign up in advance to assist event planning.
The collated results for the YCBA SIM Pairs from Thursday 13th June for all competing clubs across Yorkshire can be seen by clicking here. Our top ranking pair was Stuart Davies and Steve Blackburn in 11th place, with 204 pairs taking part in total.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Marjorie Gill's 95th birthday celebration recently and helped make it a great success. It was a wonderful occasion. The photograph is Marjorie with Shirley Livingstone.
The EBU has recently published the list of most popular clubs in England by number of player sessions in 2018/19. Olicana is now the 11th most popular club in England and the most popular in Yorkshire. Well done to everyone who helps make our club so friendly and welcoming.
Please click here to download the June TD and Scorers Rota. As always this was correct at the time of publication but does not take any subsequent amendments into account. Thanks to everyone who helps our events run smoothly and in a friendly atmosphere.
Here at Olicana we are keen to encourage as many as possible to be able to enjoy the marvellous game of bridge.
Our new courses will begin in September 2019 as follows
Year 1/Beginners Monday 9.30am Tutor Les Rothnie
Year 2 Wednesday 2pm Tutor Christina Powne FULL
Year 3 Friday 9.30am Tutor Diana Roberts FULL
Improvers Tuesday 10am Tutor Brian Davison
Our Improvers session welcomes players at any time.
If you are interested in any future courses please click here to contact us.