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Subscriptions

Annual membership subscriptions are now due for existing members £15. Please pay via your personal account if possible, using your EBU number as reference plus SUBS. Many thanks.

Welcome to Olicana Bridge Club
FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB IN ILKLEY
FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB IN ILKLEY

Located in the centre of Ilkley, we are pleased to welcome  members and visitors. Each week, there will usually be seven 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, Thursday and Friday afternoons at 1.45pm. There will be pivot teams on the second Friday evening 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.

Our Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning sessions are guided and hosted. They are designed for less experienced players and do not earn Masterpoints.

We would politely request visitors to arrive 15 minutes before the session starts and all members to be seated 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 players for all sessions played and this will be  £2.75 members, £3.75 non members. Members can log in to see their own personal account.

Special Offer for Members

Please look out for an email from our Club Secretary detailing a special offer from Andrew Robson to all Olicana Club Members (excluding existing bridgecast subscibers). Join Andrew's Bridgecast "Lite" offering of 3 new videos per week for a month for FREE. Offer ends 30th June 2024. Bridgecasts have 4 levels from beginner to advanced, typically last about 8 minutes and can be watched multiple times. They consist of a hand with bidding and play with Andrew's expert insights. Not sure, please speak to Tish Hopkins, Tony Hughes or Jacky Snowden who are all existing subscribers. To take advantage of this offer use the code in your email on the bridgecast website BRIDGECAST

Nelson Rose Bowl
Nelson Rose Bowl

The 2024 Nelson Rose Bowl took place at Wetherby Bridge Club on Thursday 16th May. Congratulations to Christina Powne, Carole Kelly, Tish Hopkins and Jacqui Farrar who were joint second in a ten team field.

Yorkshire Congress
Yorkshire Congress

The 2024 Yorkshire Congress takes place at the Radisson Hotel in York on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. On Saturday there is a 9 High Pairs and green pointed Championship Pairs and on Sunday green pointed Championship teams. The Championship events are multiple (all play all where possible). See Yorkshire Congress for full details.

YCBA Mixed Pairs
YCBA Mixed Pairs

The YCBA Mixed Pairs will be held on Sunday 16th June from 1pm at Wakefield Bridge Club. Cost £48 per pair including a substantial tea. See YCBA Mixed Pairs 2024 for entry details. 

Scarborough Summer Congress
Scarborough Summer Congress

The 2024 Scarborough Summer Congress takes place at the Crown Hotel and Spa in Scarborough from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July with a great range of pairs and teams competitions. See ENTRY FORM for full details. 

Guided Bridge

We run two sessions of Guided Bridge each week for less experienced players 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 21st June 2024 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.

Calendar
22nd May 2024
Morning Guided Pairs in the Club
9.55
HOST AVAILABLE
22nd May 2024
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
19.05
23rd May 2024
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
13.45
  (Partner?)
23rd May 2024
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
19.05
Results
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: David Magee
Scorer: Rosie Fraser
Afternoon Guided Pairs in the Club
Director: Janet Souyave
Scorer: Susan Fisk
BBO Duplicate Pairs
Scorer: Oliver Cowan
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: Lindsey Wharmby
Scorer: John Healey
Stepping Stones in the Club
Director: Peter Speller
Scorer: Jon Crook