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Open Pairs

Our Open Pairs for the Monck-Mason Cup took place on Tuesday 21st June. Congratulations to the winners Ian Jane & Peter Speller. The runners up were Tony Watson & Steve Clifford.

Cow and Calf In Ilkley


Congratulations to our member who has achieved the following master point promotion

June Howard Area 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. 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.

Supervised Bridge

We run two sessions of Supervised Bridge each week in the club on Monday afternoon (1.45pm start) and Wednesday morning (9.55am start). The current supervised bridge session on line on a Wednesday morning will stop at the end of June and we hope that players will be able to join others in the Club. Also, that players who have not been in the Club for some time will come along and enjoy a friendly, relaxed session lasting about two hours. There is a host available for our supervised bridge sessions so you don't need a partner.

Upcoming YCBA Events

Play without the Experts Swiss Pairs at York Bridge Club Sunday 17th July. 42 boards, light tea, NGS Jack and below. DETAILS

Yorkshire Improvers Day 2 at Leeds Bridge Club Sunday 4th September. Includes seminar, practice hands, lunch and 20 board session.  ENTRY FORM


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. 

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. 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.

June 2022 The Real Bridge Support Team has provided notes on resolving recent problems using Real Bridge. Click HERE for more information.

1st July 2022
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
4th July 2022
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
4th July 2022
BBO Duplicate Pairs
5th July 2022
North Trophy 4 in the Club
Duplicate Pairs. Best 6 of 9 events will count. Non members may play but members scores when playing with a non member will not qualify.
Real Bridge Duplicate Pairs
Scorer: Shiona
Real Bridge Guided Session
Scorer: Shiona
Swiss Pairs McKenzie 2 in the Club
Director: Shiona
Scorer: Bruce
Tuesday teams in the Club
Director: Stuart
Scorer: Shiona
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: Dave
Scorer: malcolm