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

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 EBUTA (English Bridge Union Teachers Association ) 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 talk on the topic of the day followed by practice using pre-dealt boards.


The course aims to take you to a basic standard of bridge in just 10 lessons. Short self-study exercises (in both digital and printed format) will be provided for use at home to aid the learning in lessons. The teaching is mainly practically based with card-based exercises, interspersed with short expositions. Individual guidance during the lesson will be given. The Fast Track course is designed for people who are not able to attend a weekday daytime course and wish to have a shorter course. This shorter course is achieved by having a faster pace and making available some self study materials to use between lessons.

Cost: £80 for 10 lessons. Full time students pay £40. Handouts and links to digital resources will be made available, so a course book is optional. Refund after lesson 1 if not satisfied.

10 lessons on Saturday morning 10.00 – 12.30, starting 11th January 2020 and ending on the 14th March 2020.  


To register an interest please contact Stuart Barker using the contact details below:

Lead tutor: Stuart Barker - see contact us page or The link for more information is below:

Course details.pdf

Note that the January 2020 course is almost full. Because of the demand, we will probably run the course again in September 2020 or January 2021. 



This 2 term course covers the basics of the modern game of Bridge, assuming no prior knowledge. Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to update their game.
 The new term starts on 3rd January 2020 from 10.00 to 12.00.

If you are interested in joining the September 2020 class please contact David Lampert via the Contact Us page or .



The new term starts on 10th January 2020 for 12 weeks. Details to be announced.

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






  Contact Roger Poulter (01323 482298) or 07816 836861 or 

Year 3 Lessons Spring Term 2020 .    Lessons start January 9th

January 9th

Overcalls.   When to overcall, What strength of hand and what quality of suit.

January 16th.

Competitive bidding. 2 suited hands. Unassuming cue bids

Sacrifice bidding and importance of vulnerability.

January 23rd

How to play hands in No trumps. Which suits to establish. Rule of 11

January 30th

How to play the hands in trumps. Making best use of the trump suit.

February 6th

Defence. Making the best lead. What suit to attack. Think about what partner might hold. It’s a joint effort.

February 13th

Counting and card placement. Working out what each of the other hands might and should have to enable you to make your contract or the best defence.

February 20th

Duplicate pairs tactics.

Why overtricks matter. Not just the contract but how many tricks your side can make.

February 27th.

More on card play. A good bridge player is one who can play the hands well most of the time.

March 5th.

Endplay and squeezes. How to get that vital extra trick.

March 12th.

Revision and class choice.

Each lesson I will talk on the topic of the day followed by hands which will be illustrative of the days topic.

The cost of the 10 lessons is £60 or £7 per individual lesson

Roger Poulter.

Eastbourne Bridge Club

Each lesson I will talk about the topic of the day with illustrations followed by play of hands which will contain some play of the hand pointers as well as illustrating the topic of the day.

The cost of the 10 lessons each term is £60 or £7 per individual lesson. We can make some adjustment to the following term if you have to miss a lot of lessons due to holidays etc.

Contact for further information. 


Details for the next session, which starts in January 2020,  to be announced.





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