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Christmas Party
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Pictures from this years Christmas Parties enjoyed by 160 members, good food and good company enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all who helped to make these events very enjoyable

Charity Bridge Drive
Charity Bridge Drive

At this years fundraising event in aid of Pendleside Hospice there were 21 tables (84 players.) 

They all enjoyed an afternoon of very friendly bridge and the talented catering provided a delicious afternoon tea.

There were a number of stall selling cakes,biscuits, jams, etc., bric-a-brac, books and hospice cards and calendars.

Our thanks go to all our members who helped in any way to make this event a resounding success.

Approximately £1200 was raised at this event

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New Bridge Laws





Members attention is drawn to the revised laws being introduced by World Bridge Federation.  Brierfield Bridge Club are to implement these laws with effect from the 7th August 2017.

The English Bridge Union website has comprehensive information about the new laws which can be found by entering “New laws” in the search box. 

Until directors are familiar with these law changes there may be a little delay in play whilst they check their rulings.

Moved 21 Sept 2017

AGM 7 February 2017
  • Agm 2017 prize winners
  • AGM members
  • AGM members
  • Chairman
  • Cockett Trophy 2017 Paula and Lynn Hepworth
  • Jean Newton 90th Birthday yesterday
  • Ladies Pairs 2017 Mildred Newman and Rosemary Price
  • Mens Pairs 2017 Paul Hepworth played with Richard Bentley
  • Mixed Pairs 2017 Sue Ozer and David DeAndrade
  • Mono Maya Mitra Trophy 2017 Alan Crabtree
  • Nancy Newell 2017 Rosemary Wilson and Ann Entwistle
  • Spring Trophy 2017 Paul Hepworth played with Richard Bentley

Election of Officers and Committee Members:

Alan Crabtree - chairman

David Spencer - treasurer

Maureen Ashton - committee member

Angela Scott - committee member - Angela will take on the role of Membership Secretary.

Prize Winners:

Cockett Trophy: Paul and Lynn Hepworth

Nancy Newell Competition: Rosemary Wilson and Ann Entwistle

Championship Pairs Brian Irlam and David Briggs

Spring Trophy: Paul Hepworth and Richard Bentley

Mixed Pairs: Sue Ozer and David DeAndrade

Newcomers’ Pairs: Linda Turner and Peter Banks

Fewster Rosebowl: Brian Irlam and Bernard Swinson

Mono Maya Mitra Trophy: Alan Crabtree and David Bowyer

Ladies’ Pairs: Mildred Newman and Rosemary Price

Men's Pairs: Paul Hepworth and Richard Bentley


Pendle Witche Pairs 2017
Pendle Witche Pairs 2017


On Sunday 12th November 68 players took part in the annual Pendle Witch Pairs event.  This comprised afternoon and evening sessions between which was served a delicious meal by the club’s own catering team.  A strong field had entered with many leading players from across the North West and Yorkshire.  At the interval and well above their seeding the leaders were We Che Tham and David Tilley.  Close by in second place were Kath Nelson and John Currie.   Kath and John maintained their form in the second session and were the eventual winners of the trophy.  Many congratulations to Kath and John.  The highest placed Brierfield pair in a creditable seventh place were Dorothy Slater and Roy Waddington.

Congratulations also go the winners of the Middle Expert Trophy, Steven Ward and Chris Hine and the winners of the Non-Expert Trophy, David Tilley and We Che Tam.

The event although competitive was a friendly sociable occasion and a good way to learn new bridge skills from able and competent players.  Many thanks to all those who worked hard in organising the event and particularly to Paul Hepworth for directing, Alan Crabtree for overall organisation and of course, Maureen Ashton and her hard working catering team.


Charity Bridge Drive
Charity Bridge Drive

Today we presented Pendleside Hospice with a cheque for £1250 which was raised at our last charity event. Well done to everyone who helped make this such a fantastic amount.

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2017 Open Day
2017 Open Day


Our Open Day has been a great success, we had a very busy morning with a constant stream of visitors, many staying all morning.

Many thanks to all our members who turned out to help....everyone played a part in it being another successful Open Day.

Fewster Rosebowl
Fewster Rosebowl

Fewster Rosebowl Report.

On the 23rd August an impressive number of 58 members took part in the Fewster Rosebowl.  Players in this competition were seeded according to their NGS grading and a draw made such that the higher seeded were paired with the lower seeded.  Inevitably this meant that players will not have played with their partners before so it was a great way to meet and get to know other members.

It was clearly evident throughout the evening that everyone was having a good time regardless of how their scores were going.  All of the senior and experienced players were encouraging and supportive of their partners who in turn gained in their bridge knowledge and confidence.  At the end of the session the well-deserved winners were our club secretary Stephanie Sutcliffe and one of our premier players David Briggs.  Many congratulations to Stephanie and David.

Several participants have since said how much they enjoyed the evening, the friendly atmosphere and the event in general.  So well done to all those involved and particularly to our newest members who took part.








Bridge Library News
Bridge Library News

Bridge Library News

The library has now 18 DVD bridge tutorials available to borrow by members.

Instructions are displayed at the club.

Further information from Chris Hopwood or any member of the committee

Moved 21st September   

Pendle Witch Pairs
Pendle Witch Pairs

Pendle Witch Pairs event held yesterday. 17 tables played and served a delicious hot meal.  Having the lift was a great asset in trasporting the food downstairs

Maureen would like to thank the willing band of members who came into to help.  A great team effort.

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Newcomers Pairs
Newcomers Pairs

On Monday evening 28 bridge club members entered the newcomers pairs competition, after a very enjoyable evening Anne Spencer and Sheila Casson with a score of 63.89% emerged as the winners  with runners up Lynda Birch and Angela Scott scoring 60.00%