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Coates Cup

It is our annual Ladies Pairs competition for the Coates Cup on Wednesday 12th October with a 7.05pm start. Members only and please book in for this event to facilitate session planning. Please don't forget your system cards for this competition.


Congratulations to Stuart Davies & Carole Kelly and John Cole & Sue Pell who won the Wildblood teams of four Trophy on Tuesday 27th September in a very closely fought event. In second place only 3 IMPS behind were Peter Speller & Shiona Dawson and Ian Jane & Diana Roberts. The top 4 teams were separated by only 12 IMPS and 10 teams took part. 

Brian's Books

As many members will know the late Brian Davison was very keen on helping others improve their bridge. He accumulated many books and booklets over time and his family has suggested that these be offered to Olicana Bridge Club members and students with donations made to Yorkshire Cancer Research. Diana Roberts will be setting these out 30 minutes before f2f Club sessions and f2f teaching sessions from  Monday 26th September to Friday 7th October. Please bring donations in cash or with a cheque payable to Yorkshire Cancer Research. BOOKS

New Announcements Table

The EBU has introduced some new announcements/alerts with effect from 1st September which members are encouraged to review and implement as appropriate. See TABLE

There are also some slight revisions to the regulations on opening  bids. See OPENING BIDS

Cow and Calf In Ilkley

August 2022 Masterpoint Promotions

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

Nigel Boot District Master

Eric Finkle 2 Star Master

Hugh Lambert Local Master

Sue Maybury Area Master

Sandra North District Master 

Tony Watson 3 Star 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 7pm. No booking is required for any of these  sessions. All of our regular competitions are well underway. 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.

October Competitions

We have a number of competitions running in October as follows

Tuesday 4th October North Trophy 7 f2f 7.05pm

Thursday 6th October Widdowson Trophy 7 Real Bridge 7.15pm

Wednesday 12th October Ladies Pairs (Coates Cup) f2f 7.05pm

Wednesday 19th October IMPS Trophy 7 f2f 7.05pm

The  Coates Cup is for members only and booking in is required for event planning. Visitors are welcome to all the other October events.

Upcoming Yorkshire Events

Good luck to all of our members who are taking part in the Great Northern Swiss Pairs at the Village Hotel, Headingley, Leeds on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October. Alongside this event will be a Really Easy Bridge Afternoon on the Saturday from 12.30pm to 6pm including introductory talk, high tea and trophies.

Yorkshire League Match 1

Sunday 25th September saw the first round of the f2f Yorkshire League matches. Results as follows

A team 0 v 20 Bradford A (division 1)

B team 15  v 5 York B (division 2)

D team 2 v 18 Shelley B (division 5)

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). So do 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.

Our next Students Social Bridge in the Club is on Friday 21st October at 7pm. No partner required. Open to all and very relaxed. It will continue on Friday 18th November.

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.

3rd October 2022
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
3rd October 2022
BBO Duplicate Pairs
4th October 2022
North Trophy 7 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.
5th October 2022
Guided Bridge in the Club
Afternoon Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: Nick
Scorer: Simon
Real Bridge Duplicate Pairs
Director: Shiona
Guided Bridge in the Club
Director: Shiona
Scorer: Shiona
Duplicate Pairs in the Club
Director: David
Scorer: John
Teams Wildblood Trophy in the Club
Director: Stuart
Scorer: Janet