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Alison Speller

Peter Speller would like to thank everyone who came along to celebrate Alison's life on 26th May. If anyone would like to make a donation to charity Alison was on the committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research.YCR Donation

Cow and Calf In Ilkley


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

Tish Hopkins 2 Star Regional Master

Charles Burton 3 Star Premier Master

Iwan Williams Master

Jacky Snowden County Master 

Robert Spode Local Master

Sara Spode Local Master

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.

Slams Competition

We are running the fun Slams competition again in 2022. 3 points are awarded for bidding and making a grand slam, one point for bidding and making a small slam. No points if you go off. Members only but members results with visitors will count. All uploaded sessions will count (on line and f2f) except for Wednesday morning guided sessions. Good luck. Leaderboard can be seen under Competitions.

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

   We are pleased to welcome  members and visitors to f2f events. We have updated guidelines to assist those attending Guidelines  

Each week there will usually be five sessions in the club at 12 Wells Promenade. These are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with play starting at 7.05pm, Wednesday morning at 9.55am and on Monday and Friday afternoons at 1.45pm. There will be social intermediate sessions on occasional Fridays at 7.05pm. On the second Thursday it will usually be teams practice at 7pm open to all. No booking is required for any of these  sessions. All of our regular competitions have restarted. Please see the calendar and competitions for more details.

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 now log in to see their own personal account. Please remember that no premises can guarantee to be Covid free so members have to take their own individual decisions and above all please keep everyone's safety in mind when playing at the club. Note the latest Government guidance from 13 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result is advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious.


The YCBA teams of eight league has a different timescale this season. The provisional dates are Sundays 25/9, 16/10, 30/10, 20/11, 4/12 then a winter break and the final two matches 12/3 and 26/3. Each team plays (usually) seven different Yorkshire club teams with a mix of home and away matches. They usually start at 2pm playing 32 boards (so each pair plays 8 boards against each of the opposing pairs). If you would like to represent Olicana this season please sign up by "booking in" to the first event on Sunday 25th September on the website or by the sign up sheet at the club preferably by mid June so that we can assess how many teams to enter in good time. 

Upcoming YCBA Events

Yorkshire Congress at York Bridge Club Saturday 11th (Swiss Pairs) and Sunday 12th June (Swiss Teams). ENTRY FORM

Yorkshire Improvers Day Sunday 12th June at Wakefield Bridge Club  This includes a seminar, buffet lunch and relaxed 20 board duplicate. See Yorkshire Improvers Day for full details.NOW FULL.

Affiliated Clubs Teams of Four Wednesday 29th June. This will be on BBO with six 5 board matches. ENTRY FORM

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 we have Thursday evening Duplicate  Pairs on Real Bridge at 7.15pm. Finally, we have a guided play session at 10am on Wednesday morning on Real Bridge (no master points). All events will cost £2.50 per player for members and £3.50 for all other players. Members can log in to see their own personal account which will show sessions played and outstanding balances. 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.

27th May 2022
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
30th May 2022
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
30th May 2022
BBO Duplicate Pairs
31st May 2022
Swiss Pairs McKenzie 1 in the Club
Booking is not essential but it does help us plan if you book in. Best 3 results for a pair. Non members may play but members scores playing with a non member will not qualify.
Real Bridge Duplicate Pairs
Scorer: Shiona Dawson
Guided Bridge in the Club
Director: Jacqui
Scorer: Tony
Real Bridge Guided Session
Scorer: Les Rothnie..
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: John C
Scorer: Shiona
Tuesday teams in the Club
Director: Stuart
Scorer: Janet