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Come and visit us at St Walburge's Gardens, Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QJ. Phone 01772 720060.We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced.The premises are easily accessed and have ample car parking.

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BPS Update June 2021

BPS Update June 2021

There are a number of issues that the BPS organising committee would like to draw to your attention.

1) Undos in play

We have decided to adopt the EBU’s online practice of NOT allowing requests for carding Undos.  IBEx will be requested to put this into effect from Monday 28 June.  BPS sessions will start with an announcement that carding Undos are not allowed, and we would be grateful if players did not request them from that date.

2) Numbers of tables

To ensure that players enjoy a proper duplicate session, we have asked IBEx, our TD provider, to try and avoid running any sessions with fewer than 4 tables.  We do apologise if a session you want to play in does get cancelled, but we will keep an eye on this issue and if a session regularly doesn’t run, then we will consider removing it from the schedule over the summer months.

3) Summer schedule

The Thursday 11am session has had fewer than 4 tables for the last 3 weeks and we are therefore suspending the session until further notice.  We will review the situation in the Autumn.

A number of players have suggested that an extra evening session would be helpful during the summer months, while people are more often out during the day.  Therefore, as a trial, there will be an extra BPS open session each week on a Friday evening at 7pm, starting Friday 2 July.

4) Regulations

We have deliberately set out to be as light touch as possible regarding regulations, so it is important that we all respect the few regulations that we have.  We would therefore be grateful if everyone would try to remember the following:

- From Monday 28 June, please don’t request carding Undos;

- For our restricted sessions, please make sure before you play, that both players meet the defined NGS restrictions;

- BPS is a community and it’s nice to know who you are playing against, so please can everyone make sure their first name and surname are completed on their BBO profile;

- Robots are meant for occasional use – not as regular partners;

- Please explain what bids mean rather than just giving them a name e.g. Multi – weak 2 in a major or 19-20 balanced, Landy – both majors usually 5/4, etc

You can see the BPS Online schedule by clicking HERE


Membership emails have been sent out here is the text of the email slightly amended due to a follow up email

To all members

You will have read in the recent newsletter that memberships are due on the 1st April 2021 and that we have decided to charge different amounts this year due to extraordinary circumstances.  here is an extract from the newsletter

All memberships expire on the 31st March 2021 and as we expect to open the club sometime this year we would like everyone to renew their membership. The club will only be open for a part of the year so we are asking for a membership fee of £10, however some people are registered with us to play online bridge either through BPS or in Preston events. We will be asking for an additional 5.00 for online bridge.

The process is that your account will be debited on the 1st April £10 around the same time I will be debiting all accounts of online players with the additional £5.00.

If you do not intend to rejoin it would be of great help if you could email me and let me know.

All payments will need to be made via the club's new account system see the members accounts page on our website or full notes are here

Payment Procedures

If you have any questions or problems please email me at


Online Bridge at Preston Bridge Club
Online Bridge at Preston Bridge Club

Online Bridge for Preston Bridge Club Members

Preston Bridge Club (PBC) provides a comprehensive programme of online bridge.  We offer sessions on BBO and RealBridge and some of these are specifically for Beginners and NGS 10 and under.  Most of these sessions are played jointly with Bolton and Southport through a partnership called BPS Online.  This means that all these sessions have sufficient tables to ensure a proper match-point competition.

To see the current schedule of sessions – click HERE

To find out everything you need to know about playing online bridge with PBC go to the green menu on the left hand side of the Homepage and select

All about Online Bridge

Charity Status

Preston Contract Bridge Club is a registered charity No. 1161100


Our spacious club rooms are available for hire to play bridge at the following rates

Matches Involving Preston Members £10

Unless representing Preston such as in the NICKO when it is free

Non Members £30

Ad hoc Bridge £2-00 per player

Regular Bookings by negotiations

Hire for similar games etc by negotiation

Whether free or not the room must be booked with the secretary contact Maxine on 01772 744805 or email

Assisted play
Assisted play


Starting Tuesday 5th January I will be running a supervised play session using the "REAL BRIDGE" platform.

This means you can physically ask me questions and i can appear at your table to talk and help you.

The sessions will start at 7p.m and last approx 2 hours.

Sessions will be charged at £5 - ALL the money, apart from the RealBridge charge, will go to the club to help with the finances

You will need a partner initially(try phoning someone!).

If you intend playing please let me know

Please ring Veronica Petrie on 07855012008 for details

17th June 2021
BPS Open
BBO 11.00 am
18th June 2021
BPS Restricted NGS 10 and under
BBO 2.00 pm
18th June 2021
6.50 pm for 7.00 pm start
Scorer: Mitch
BPS Open
Scorer: Mitch
BPS Open
Scorer: Mitch