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Kent Congress - 27/28th October 2018
Kent Congress - 27/28th October 2018

Kent's Blue Pointed Congress is being held at TWBC over the weekend of 27th/28th October.

Please click here for the Congress entry form with further information.

Entries may also be made online - Swiss Pairs  Swiss Teams

This year's Congress will also feature a Real Easy event, run concurrently with the main Swiss Pairs event, on Saturday 27 October at 2pm.  This NO FEAR event is aimed at all those who have learned to play bridge in the last few years and would like a taste of the Congress. Please click here for an entry form with further information

Teaching & Learning Opportunities in Surrey
Teaching & Learning Opportunities in Surrey

Surrey are offering the following training activity

23-25 November - Learn & Play Bridge Weekend - Counting & Competitive Bidding

Club TD Training
Club TD Training
EBED is working together with Bridge Clubs to organise club director training courses.
Information can be found on our website http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training including a full course calendar for all venues and dates
Please book directly online, or to contact Richard via email : richard@ebu.co.uk
New to the Game
New to the Game


To play bridge well there is a lot to learn.  Just as one cannot run until one can walk, it is important to start with a sound grounding in the basic elements of the game and this will take you time to acquire.  Don’t worry - it is worth it!

The information below relates to those clubs affiliated to The Oxfordshire Bridge Association that provide lessons specifically for beginners.  

Typically they will run a course of lessons over a period (often through the winter months) and then may follow that up with further courses to extend your knowledge of the game.  Their objective is not only to enable you to play a game of bridge with your friends but also to prepare you for the world of competitive duplicate bridge so enjoyed at bridge clubs by thousands up and down the country. The 20 clubs affiliated to Oxfordshire have a combined membership of over 1500 players.


The following clubs currently have teaching programmes for beginners:


ABBEY SMITH BC (at Little Horwood, Bucks) - see website www.bridgewebs.com/abbeysmith/ - or e-mail Abbey at abbeybridgelessons@hotmail.co.uk 


AYLESBURY VALE BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/aylesburyvale/ - or e-mail Sue Maxwell at sue@aylesburyvalebridge.com or Ian Mitchell at ian@ebu.co.uk  


CENTRAL YARNTON BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/centralyarnton/ - run classes on Tuesday mornings - contact Jonathan Price on 077666 21710


CHIPPING NORTON BC - advise that people wishing to learn will be put in touch with a teacher if they ring David Megson on 01608 645382


FARINGDON BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/faringdon/ - or contact Malcolm Higgins by e-mail at malcolm@mascoltd.com or ring him on 07788 582244


KINGS SUTTON BC  - see website www.bridgewebs.com/kingssutton/ or ring Marian Day on 01295 811393 


OXFORD BC - offers regular free taster sessions - click on  Free Taster Sessions at Oxford Bridge Club and a 30 week beginner course starting in October - click on beginners page on our website 


OXFORD UNIVERSITY BRIDGE CLUB - see website users.ox.ac.uk/ oucba/ - they run beginners' classes for University members during the Michaelmas Term on Monday evenings 


WALLINGFORD BC - see website www.bridgewebs.com/wallingford/ where you can either send an e-mail to enquire about bridge lessons or ring Patricia Hones, patricia@hones.org.uk, 01491 839025