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.

0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2021
Release 2.19o
New Regular Online Duplicate Sessions
New Regular Online Duplicate Sessions


  • Monday Afternoon           Start time 1.30 pm    (Normal Session)
  • Monday Evening               Start time 7-15 pm   (Transitional)
  • Tuesday  Afternoon          Start time  1.30pm   (Play & Learn) 
  • Tuesday Evening               Start time  7-17pm  (X IMPs last Tuesday in the Month)
  • Wednesday Afternoon     Start time  1-30pm  (Normal Session)
  • Wednesday Evening         Start time 7-15pm   (Simple Session)
  • Thursday Afternoon         Start time 1-30pm  (Normal Session)
  • Friday Afternoon              Start time1.30pm   (Play & Learn)  - with revision on zoom at 10am,                                                                                                                       optional
  • Friday Evening                  Start time 7-15pm (Normal Session)

      Play and Learn sessions use Real Bridge. Please contact Azizah Clayton at If you would like to join the session.

  For further information and guidance click here

FREE Online Bridge Classes for Beginners
FREE Online Bridge Classes for Beginners

Did you know that York Bridge are moving from Holgate to Acomb? They are currently building new purpose-built premises in the grounds of Acomb Sports Club. The new clubhouse is due to open in late 2021.

When the new building opens the Club aims to attract a new generation of bridge players who are interested in taking up the game. If you are interested the bridge club would like to get you started straight away with your learning.

To encourage new players to get involved York Bridge Club has launched an initiative to offer free online bridge beginner classes. This is a great way to get rid of the those “lockdown blues” by taking up a new hobby.

Online presentations will be delivered by qualified teachers.  Ten weekly presentations each lasting around 45 minutes commence from 10am on Tuesday 23rd February. They will follow up each presentation the following day by facilitating themed practice of set hands.

All learners need is access to either a desktop, laptop or I-Pad. Instructions and invitations will be provided to registered students on how to access the learning. The Club will issue zoom invitations each week. If necessary, assistance with managing the IT requirement can be provided.

This opportunity is “not too good to be true”. It really is completely free of charge. The Bridge Club just hope learners find bridge compulsive and have an appetite for more when the free 10 weeks programme has ended. Eventually the Club hope you come and join them when their new clubhouse opens.

For more information and to register your interest, please email Mark Dunkley at

Learn and Play sessions
Learn and Play sessions

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. Please email Azizah Clayton at if you require further information or want to participate.

As a spin off from this we have introduced a Wednesday night session on BBO for any member or potential members rated NGS<6. The session is 12 boards costing $3 and free for Juniors.  The session has only been introduced during January but has been popular with the Club’s less experienced players. We now have a natural progression of online sessions leading up to the regular sessions played by the more experienced players.

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

Second Interview on Radio York
Second Interview on Radio York

On Friday 12th February Club Secretary, Mark Dunkley, was interviewed for a second time this year on Radio York. On this occasion he was promoting the free online beginner classes being offered by the Club. As previously on 18th January, he was interviewed by Jonathan Cowap on his 10am to 2pm show.

You can listen to the interview on BBC Sounds by googling the Radio York schedule and clicking on Jonathan’s show. Click on Listen Now and scroll to 1.40pm. The interview starts 3 hours 40 minutes into the show.

75 Years History of York Bridge Club
75 Years History of York Bridge Club
..... see less

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. ..........

..... see more
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 

 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.