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If you are seeking a partner(s) for pairs or teams either contact Alex Buchan (see Contact Us) or post a message on the 'Bookings/Find a Partner?'  page.

On Wednesday afternoon and evening  a host system is in operation, so you can turn up without a partner and get a game.


 Any comments or suggestions about this website are most welcome. Stuart Barker

Why learn to play bridge?
  • It promotes an active mind with no age limit – improving both logical thinking and memory.
  • It is social – you meet like minded people.
  • It is a fun pastime that is not expensive.
Why learn at Eastbourne Bridge Club?
  • You are taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers, who are EBU (English Bridge Union) registered.
  • We have a structured learning plan that uses the methods and resources of the EBU.
  • You learn by playing in a friendly, pleasant environment
  • The lessons involve a brief introduction followed by practice using pre-dealt boards.
Dates of Lessons




This 2 term course covers the basics of the modern game of Bridge. Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to update their game. Next term starts on Friday morning 5th  January 2018.

If you are interested in joining the September 2018 class please contact David Lampert via the Contact Us page or .




TEACHING SESSIONS - INTERMEDIATE CLASSES (Level 2). Jeanne Boydell & Carolynn Maylen


Next term starts on Friday morning 12 January 2018 and runs for 11 weeks until the 23rd March. Because of the popularity of this class, and additional class has been put in on Wednesday Afternoons starting at 1.30 pm, which can be taken instead of the Friday morning or as well as it. The Wednesday Afternoon class (taken by Carolynn Maylen) starts on Wednesday 10 January and runs for 10 weeks until March  


    11 Lessons from January 12th to March the 23rd

January   12th       Doubles for Penalty and ‘Take Out’

                19th     All NTs + Stayman (weak and strong)

                 26th    Transfer bids and McKendrick      

February  2nd       Losing trick count and Gambling 3 No Trumps

                 9th      Weak 2 bids and other pre-empts

                16th     Introduction to 5 card majors

                                             Plus defence to 1NT (Landy)

                23rd     Defence Play      

March      2nd     Slam bidding

                9th       Doubles

               16th      Fourth suit forcing

               23rd      Creating a convention card and any requests

                                                      Jeanne Boydell    

Carolynns Lessons 2018.   January 10th to March 14th 

Double for take out

Double over 1NT


Opening 2NT and responses

Opening 2C and responses

Slam bidding

Weaks 2's

Opening leads against No trump contracts

Opening leads against suit contracts



For information please contact Jeanne Boydell on 01323 721825 or via the Contact Us page or .

Alternatively please contact Carolynn Maylen on 07719863760.



  Contact Roger Poulter (01323 482298) or 07816 836861 or 


This series of lessons designed for those who have completed the intermediate classes and regular club players who wish to improve their game. 

Lessons start 4th January until 8th March ( 10 weeks ) Thursday mornings from 10am to 12.00


4th January   Slam Bidding. Conventions for reaching slams more reasily.

11 January   Overcalls. Guidelines and rules for sound overcalls

18 January   Weaks 2's Opening weak two's and responses. 

25th January   More on weak 2's and pre-emptive bids

1st Feb   Finesses. When to finesse and when to avoid.

8th Feb  Counting and card placement. How to work out who has what. 

15th Feb  Competitive bidding.   Whose hand is it?. 

22nd Feb  End plays and squeezes. An introduction to the dark arts of bridge. 

1st March  Duplicate pairs tactics. Differences from team play. 

8th March   Introduction to Strong NT and 5 card majors.




Fridays at 2.00 pm please contact John Garrini (01323 734797).

Thursday at 2.00 pm please contact Chimi Notenboom (01323 731073).



The link below goes to the EBU site where you can download  a free program

A free minibridge program is available at