Spade Heart Wigan Bridge Club Diamond Club


Some members have started to play bridge base online (bbo) with their friends, see the link on the home page and now includes a get you started guide.

Des King our resident teacher is a long time & regular user of the bbo site and will be more than happy to help you get started & show you ''the ropes'' and even play with or against you. His user name on bbo is desking Why not contact him and give it a go!!

Or you can contact Des via email: or tel no. 07534 482047


There is also a section on playing bridge solo against a computer on a PC or a mobile device, see link on the Latest News page.





In keeping with Governmental advice regarding precautionary measures to be taken in relation to the covid-19 pandemic:

Wigan Bridge Club is closed and will remain so until further notice.

When circumstances allow for the reopening of the club,

notification will be given here, on the Club web site.


Margaret Wilkinson, Honorary Secretary, 16th March 2020

Notice reviewed, no further update 10th June 2020

Host Rota
Stand-by/Host System

Stand-by/Host System

  • A revised stand-by system is to start in January 2020.
  • The stand-by system is beneficial for all manner of reasons as it allows all visitors and members to attend the club in the full knowledge that they will be guaranteed a game of bridge.
  • The stand-by system is available on the following sessions: Sunday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. Please Note: there is currently no stand-by system on the Wednesday afternoon, or Saturday evening sessions.
  • As voted at the AGM, it will be a condition of membership that ALL full members go on the Tuesday evening and Thursday evening stand-by list. (It is expected that this will currently be every 7 months for each member.)
  • The stand-by list will be posted in the club and on the web site.
  • It is up to each member to check when they are on stand-by and initial the list to show they have seen it.
  • Any member who cannot attend their stand-by session has the option to swap, or get someone else to do it, but it is their responsibility to arrange this.
  • Exceptions to being on stand-by can be made for unusual circumstances. A committee member can provide details of this.

When you are on stand-by, or wish to use the system, you need to be at the club by 7:15 on the Tuesday evening or Thursday evening in order to be seated by 7:25 so that the director can organize the movement. If you are on stand-by and two people turn up then they will play together and you will be free to leave. If your usual partner wants to come, it would be as if they had come to use the stand-by system, and if another player comes then you would go home and your partner would play with them.

A stand-by member will not pay for the evening's play and including free tea or coffee ; if they do not play they will get a voucher for a free session, to be used on any of the sessions held on Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday evening or Saturday evening. Please ask the director for your voucher before leaving.

Please be aware that members have different levels of experience. Whether you are a stand-by player or have come to use the system, you should enjoy the evening with your new partner.

January 2020
Normal Host Rota
Permanent hosts
Sunday evening: Des King / Clive Wood
Monday evening: Mike O' Leary
Tuesday morning: Des King / Clive Wood
Wednesday evening: Des King / John Gooch / Clive Wood



Please initial your name on the sheet in the club to acknowledge that you have read this and that you know the date you are responsible for on the rota

Judith Peace - Dec 2020

PLEASE NOTE - It is the responsibility of each member to find a replacement if they are unable to attend on the night.