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Welcome to First Class Bridge Academy

From 20th September there will be a seminar on most Thursdays throughout the Autumn and Spring

The subjects will be wide ranging. Some will be for less experienced players some subjects will be aimed at more experienced players 

A lot of the subjects will be for everyone       £8pp which includes the booklet on the subjecT


22nd November

Strong Opening Bids

We all play Weak 2's now so how do we show a strong 2 opening bid.

Learn "Kokish" a great way to show a big balanced hand with anywhere 

between 23 and 34 HCPs letting your partner know exactly what you have.

This includes Stage 1 of the Multicoloured 2 

29th November   

Checkback Stayman

How to make sure you are in the correct game/slam contract




Children In Need simultaneous pairs

A total of £229 was raised and sent to Children in need

Thank you


As of Thursday 1st November

Start time will revert to:

7.30 pm 


First Class Bridge Academy and Club

Welcome to the website of First Class Bridge

Now the 31st biggest club in the country. 


There is bridge played at Barleylands every day from Monday to Saturday catering for every level from complete beginners to the very highest echelon of bridge players. Most sessions are hosted so you can just turn up and play without a partner.

There are regular starter courses for complete beginners and a number of supervised bridge sessions for those wishing to go to the next level.

First Class Bridge Academy and Club
Club Sessions

Monday Evening 7.30    Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday Afternoon  1.30 Improvers

Thursday Morning  10.00  No Fear/Improvers

Thursday Evening  7,30  Improvers

Friday Morning    10.30  Really Easy

Friday Evening 7.30  Advanced

Saturday Morning 10.30  Improvers

Supervised Play

Supervised play is a great way to improve your game in a relaxed environment. Come along on your own or with a partner. Either shuffle and deal or play hands from an earlier session.

Tuesday  10.30    Ann and Jon

Wednesday  10.30  Ann and June

Friday Afternoon 1.30  Terry and Brian




14th November

Supporting partner’s opening bid

and deciding if we have enough for game (25+ HCPs)

also revision on the 1No Trump response (the dustbin bid)

Those who have already done a basic course may have missed bits

This is an opportunity to come back and fill the gaps



Bernie Hunt's Eastbourne Weekend February 2019


Friday 22nd to Monday 25th February 2019

Now booking 

please tell Bernie if you are going



Really Easy Club

An ideal starting place for someone who wants to play Club bridge. A host system is in operation so you are sure of a partner. Friday mornings 10:30 to 12:45.  Jon provides a commentary on the hands you play

Events at Barleylands

We are holding numerous County and National events at the club this year

Please see the big screen when you are next in, better still come along and compete!

Bernie would like Club members to be aware of the EBU (English Bridge Union) Members Area (click on the heading above) which enables you to see your Master Points and NGS (National Grading System) rating. Set up initially requires Bernie to send your email address to the EBU (you can subsequently remove it) so your password can be emailed to you. If you'd like to be set up, please let Bernie know your email address (via firstclassbridge@btconnect.com).   

Really Easy Club
Friday Duplicate Pairs - Advanced
Thursday Duplicate Pairs - No Fear
17th Nov 2018
Saturday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 10:30
19th Nov 2018
Monday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 19:30
20th Nov 2018
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 13:30