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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 please contact Gill Rickard either via email, telephone 01904 264166 or mobile 07748155648 

Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support

A coffee morning will be held at the York Bridge Club on Monday 23rd September, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. It will commence at 10.30 a.m. and a hosted bridge session will follow at 1 p.m.  Donations of cakes, savouries and raffle prizes will be very welcome.  We hope to see many members attending as this is a very enjoyable event for a worthy cause.  Raffle tickets are available from Sally Roberts.

York Bridge Club Open Day

As part of the York 50+ Festival, York Bridge Club will be holding an open day on Tuesday afternoon 1st October (1pm to 4pm). The aim is to attract new members to our club and increase interest in our bridge teaching courses. A broader objective is to raise awareness about the game of bridge and what goes on in our building.


The plan is for members to play bridge in the normal way so that visitors can watch and ask questions. We will encourage people with lapsed bridge skills and other inexperienced players to have a go at playing. Members will be on hand to explain what is happening at the tables.


If Club members are available and would like to volunteer to play bridge, please can you let us know by email at


We hope as many members as possible are willing to help at the Club open day and that visitors are encouraged to attend and find out more about our Bridge Club. All visitors are welcome; beginners, improvers, experienced players or players with lapsed skills. We will seek to explain how you can get involved with our Club.  


The York 50+ Festival is advertising a variety of events between Friday 20th September and Sunday 6th October. The festival programme can be viewed at .The entry for the Bridge Club open day can be found on page 76.

New Bridge Classes !

Bridge for Absolute Beginners

A new course to teach Bridge to absolute beginners will commence at 10am on Tuesday the 24th of September with teacher Ray Lyall at York Bridge Club. The cost will be £5 per session. Ray con be contacted on 01904 709447 or by email to

Intermediate / Advanced Teaching Class

Whether your NGS is 2 or 10, there is only one way to improve your game. Want to find out how? Come along to the intermediate/advanced classes starting at 10am on Monday 16th September with Iain Crockatt.  The cost will be £5 per session. Contact: Iain on for more information.

On-going Classes

Go to the Bridge Class section to see restart dates for those sessions that have paused over the summer.  


Saturday Evening Social Bridge
Saturday Evening Social Bridge

Please note that the next Saturday Social Bridge evening has been moved from the 14th to the 21st of September

Saturday night social bridge is now part of the Club’s ongoing session calendar.  Social bridge is offered on the second Saturday of each month, starting at 6.45pm. You can attend without a partner and be guaranteed to get a game. The cost is just £4 for members and non-members. All are welcome - beginners, improvers and experts. We can learn from each other. It is a social evening so you are encouraged to bring drinks and nibbles.

The next four dates for social bridge evenings are:-

21st September,12th October, 8th November and 14th December.

Why not come along and give it a try.


Launch of Mentorís Email Service

At a Club session have you:-

• missed out on a slam when others have bid it?

• missed out on game and had to settle for a part-score?

• failed to win overtricks when others have?

In short, have you got a poor score on a board and you’re not quite sure what went wrong? Help is now at hand.

A group of the Club’s top players have agreed to participate in a Mentor’s Email service and are ready to answer your questions. The only pre-condition is that your question must refer to a board played at a Club session, so the hands are recorded and can be referenced on our website. This enables the mentor to review the hand and provide the appropriate advice on how it should have been bid and played.

You should send your question by email to In the email title provide the date/ session and board number on which your question is based. Then ask your question and await a response. The aim is to provide a timely response so you can digest the advice when the board is still in mind. 

This service is available to all Club members. Advice will be based on simple systems and will use simple language. If you don’t understand or would like further clarification on the response, just ask a follow up question. 

We hope you find the service useful and will recommend it to other members.

No Fear Session
No Fear Session


These sessions are now being run each week. They are very relaxed evenings with reduced boards being played. They are played under EBU rules but with full awareness that most of the players are inexperienced and needed appropriate help! We would encourage our learners and early intermediates to try it out. All are very welcome to attend this session with or without a partner "

Visitors from Las Vegas
Visitors from Las Vegas

We always welcome visitors at York Bridge Club. On Monday evening 12th August we were delighted to welcome Teresa and Craig Caplin who live in Las Vegas USA. 

Both now retired Craig was a bond trader on Wall Street and Teresa was a publicist. Their daughter has recently settled in London and they are currently travelling within the UK. 

Clearly residents of Las Vegas play more than just poker and roulette (Craig is a poker player). Craig and Teresa are also accomplished bridge players, coming top East West with 63%. They take away 30 English master points for their excellent play. It was a pleasure to meet them.

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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

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.