The York Bridge Club
Club Closure

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and with the safety of our members in mind, The York Bridge Club is now closed until further notice.

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John Legg
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It is with great sadness to report that John Legg, one of the Club’s Honorary Members, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 8th June 2021. ..........

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Postponement of Reopening Holgate Road

The government has put back the previously scheduled milestone of 21st June for further relaxing the rules surrounding Covid. This means the Bridge Club will not now reopen on 22nd June.

The Trustees would like assure members that we will continue to plan and prepare for reopening the Bridge Club as soon as we are able. Our intention is to reopen Holgate Road on the Tuesday following relaxation of the rules by government.

The Trustees have a duty of care to ensure sessions are safe and Covid-compliant and have therefore decided there will only be a limited reopening.

In brief our plans are: -

There will be 2 sessions a week on Tuesday and Friday afternoons limited to 6 tables. After an initial period and subject to demand we could introduce a third session on Thursday evenings. Full details of what the Covid-safe requirements will be are not yet known but they will be consistent with government guidance. A booking system will be introduced for each session to manage numbers.

For the first two weeks we will be giving priority to those members who have not played online, with the Club or elsewhere. All current online bridge sessions will continue as normal.

Summer Solstice Handicapped Pairs
Summer Solstice Handicapped Pairs

The Summer Solstice handicapped pairs in memory of Pam Kennedy will take place on Monday June 21st at 7.15pm.  Remember these 'York' handicaps here are weighted particularly to help the less experienced and are different to the ones used for Tuesday evenings. At the end of the session the mean h'cp for a given pair is added to their final score.

To find your handicap Click Here and

To see how they are calculated Click Here

PHILIP MASON (14.04.38 05.06 21)
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It  is with profound sadness to have to report that the York Bridge Club member, YCBA President and former Chairman passed away in hospital following an accident on 10 May 2021.

Philip was born in Lincolnshire and attended Alford Grammar School before graduating at Hull University where he met his wife Janet. ..........

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Online Duplicate Sessions

Club sessions on BBO – unrestricted unless stated:

Monday aft                         1.30

Monday eve                       7.15        NGS <9 – 18 boards played 

Tuesday eve                       7.15        Championship X IMPs 1st & 3st

  Championship MP pairs 2nd, 4th, 5th Open (non weighted) Handicapped competition. To see your handicap click here

Wednesday aft                 1.30

Wednesday eve                7.15        simple systems – 12 boards only 

Thursday aft                      1.30

Friday eve                          7.15

Please register for all BBO events AT LEAST 15mins before the start time.

‘Play & Learn’ Sessions on Real Bridge - No NGS or MPs.

(open to all, please contact Azizah if you wish to play)                             

Tuesday pm                    1.30

Friday pm                        1.30 (+ 30” basic acol revision on zoom at 10am)

Saturday am                   10.00 (must self-arrange a foursome)

‘Practice Play’ on Real Bridge

(for beginners on YCBA free course only)

Wednesday am            10.00

Wednesday pm              7.00

Thursday am                 10.00


  For further information and guidance click here

Learn and Play sessions
Learn and Play sessions
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After completing beginner classes, the recommended progression is to play in a bridge session with teachers present who can advise you on bidding when you are uncertain what to do   We are currently running weekly online “Learn and Play” sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays 1.30pm, and Wednesdays from 10am

The sessions use the Realbridge platform This allows the students to not only play the game but interact with each other as it also utilises the computer's camera and microphone. This has been very successful and brought several new players into the club   We currently manage around four tables a session, but numbers are growing    It helps inexperienced players gain in confidence as they play more bridge in a relaxed and supportive environment. ..........

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New Premises - Progress Report
New Premises - Progress Report

On 24th December 2020 the Trustees completed on a contract for the sale and leaseback of Holgate Road, a 199 year lease on our new clubhouse with Acomb Sports Club, and a contract with EK Build Ltd to build our new purpose-built premises. Building working commenced in early January,


For further details on progress - click here

75 Years History of York Bridge Club
75 Years History of York Bridge Club
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Club secretary, Mark Dunkley, has been spending time over the last two years researching the history of York Bridge Club. The outcome is a book of 68 pages including over 60 pictures 

The book has been printed and is now available for sale. All proceeds are to be paid to the bridge club and will assist with funding our new premises

The Club’s 75th Anniversary year is 2021 - The book covers all 75 years in quite some detail, it names and describes the contribution of many of the key personalities who helped shape the Club and provides a history of the Club’s premises, including when and why the Club decided to move. ..........

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Welcome to The York Bridge Club
Welcome to The York Bridge Club

We are a friendly and active club running 9 pairs sessions per week, visitors and new members are always welcome whatever their experience level. 

Classes are available for those new to club bridge or returning to it. 

For more information contact Gill Rickard either via email, telephone 01904 264166 or mobile 07748155648 


To receive an Email of your balance and statement of activity, please enter your EBU number and press Order statement


Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have issues or questions, email

For the bank details click here

Tips to Improve your bridge

A big thank you to Piers Percival for providing the Bridge teasers over the past 2 years 

From the beginning of June the 'Bridge teaser' will be replaced by 'Tips to improve your bridge'. A new tip will be posted on the first Tuesday of each month

This month the topic is 'What is standard carding - Part 1?'

Click here to view this month's 'Tip'


Click Here to view the latest squeeze teaser We will post a new teaser each month

Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the website, you may like to have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's). If all else fails or you have a question to add send us a message (About Us/Contact Us) and we will get back to you

Beginners / Returners

With so many different lesson and play sessions available for those early in their bridge development, the club has recently pulled together a document that shows what is available. The document outlines how the different lessons and play sessions work together and provides brief information about each allowing you to choose the path most suited to you. Click Here to view the document and look out for a copy on the club wall. We hope you find it useful and a bridge (sorry no pun intended) to playing at the club.


Club Tel No:

01904 622178

Hands Computer Dealt and Scored
Hands Computer Dealt and Scored

Computer dealt boards (Duplimate) and online scoring (Bridgemates & EBU Score) are used for all Duplicate sessions. 

Printed hand copies and final results are available after each session. Results, Hands & Travellers are posted on this website after each session.