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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Interview on Radio York
Interview on Radio York

On Monday 18th January Club Secretary, Mark Dunkley, was given the opportunity to promote the game of bridge and York Bridge Club on Radio York. He was interviewed by Jonathan Cowap on his 10am to 2pm show. You can listen to the interview by using the following link to BBC Sounds. Click on Listen Now and scroll to around 1.25pm. The interview starts about 3 hours 26 minutes into the show and lasts for over 5 minutes.

BBC Radio York - Mid-morning on BBC Radio York, With Jonathan Cowap (18/01/2021)

Press Coverage for Bridge Club
Press Coverage for Bridge Club

On Christmas Eve the Club signed a 199 years lease and a Memorandum of Understanding with Acomb Sports Club. These new partnership arrangements have been acknowledged in an article in The Press newspaper.

The article can be seen on page 37 of the Thursday 21st January edition of The Press. It can also be viewed online by clicking on the following link.      www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/

Scroll down through the various new articles. The article is headed up “Work starts on new clubhouse in York”.    We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Acomb Sports Club.

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

YCBA Stepping Stone Event

The Stepping Stone Initiative is aimed at less experienced bridge players who do not feel sufficiently confident to play in mainstream competitions. York members with a national grade (NGS) less than 6 are encouraged to take part.

Four York pairs entered an event on Sunday 10th January. Lynda Wood and Terry Witts finished 7th (59.8%) out of 48 pairs which is an excellent performance. Well done to them.

Please look out for more Stepping Stone events which are advertised on the YCBA website.

Celebrating National Success
Celebrating National Success

Congratulations to David Beck and Keith Joules for their outstanding performance in a Green Pointed Swiss Pairs competition run on behalf of EBU by Sussex County. On 13th December they came joint 2nd out of 130 pairs in the competition which attracted top players from across the country. It's great to see York members excelling at national level.

New Regular Online Duplicate Sessions

Monday Afternoon Start time 1.30 pm (Normal Session)

Monday Evening            Start time 7.15 pm (Transitional)

Tuesday Evening           Start time 7.15 pm (X IMPs each last Tuesday in the month)

Wednesday Afternoon     Start time   1-30pm  (Normal Session)

Thursday Afternoon      Start time 1-30pm  (Normal Session)

Friday Evening             Start time 7.15 pm (Normal Session)

For further information and guidance click here

COMPETITIONS ARE BACK

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

  • How it became a Proprietary Club between 1961 and 1977
  • the history of the Annual York Congress between 1971 and 2004
  • It mentions many of the social occasions and describes the vibrant social scene at the bridge club and between its members, particularly in the 1980s and 90s (including 16 pictures – who can you recognise?)
  • How the teaching of bridge evolved and how it was delivered over several decades
  • Changes in bridge equipment and technology and how and when it was implemented by the Club
  • How and why the Club became a Registered Charity and a Company limited by guarantee
  • And there is so much more besides. ..........
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New Trustees
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On 6th August Stuart Kay, Chairman of the Trustees, welcomed three new Trustees to their first Board Meeting. All three have a track record in volunteering at York Bridge Club and will broaden the range of experience and expertise available to the Board. ..........

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Bridge Teaser

How good are  you at playing the SQUEEZE? 

As members are now at home, we are running a series of squeeze plays - Click Here

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  chairman@theyorkbridgeclub.com, telephone 01904 264166 or mobile 07748155648 

 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.