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Welcome to Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club
2024 Events
2024 Events

Dates for your Diary


Bridge Beginners Lessons

Beginners Lesson with Rollie Wilson are held every Tuesday form 11.00 am to 12.30. £10 per session.

Bridge Improvers Course

Improvers lessons with Peter Nicholds will re-commence on Wednesday 6th March, 11.30 am to 12.30.  £8 per session.

The lessons are on alternate weeks, so dates for these are:








( 7 lessons in total )

The following is the plan from Peter:


Programme of Bridge Lessons for Improvers at EPC for 2024

For the second series of lessons, I propose continuing to deliver one lesson every two or three weeks, aimed at those wishing to refresh their memory of many aspects of the game and revise and develop some key elements.

Each lesson will be ‘stand-alone’ so students can ‘opt in’ as meets their specific needs, and not worry about missing a session or two.

Each session will still cost £8 – ‘Pay as you Go’.

Dates (subject to change) for 2024:-

6.3.24 - A look at a few more basic bidding ‘misunderstandings’


20.3.24 - Slam bidding including ‘Splinter Bids’


3.4.24 - Signals


17.4.24 - Using Fourth Suit Forcing (FSF)


1.5.24 - Penalty doubles - when and what are the requirements.


15.5.24 - When it may be sensible to bend the ‘rules’ on Bidding


29.5.24 – This will be a topic selected by the students after discussion but could include ‘How Vulnerability affects Your Bidding’, Losing Trick Count – (go over basics and look at further refinements), or Cue bids (but I am not keen to do this)

Each lesson will last for about an hour and in addition there will be:-

  • preparatory quizzes
  • prepared hands
  • a provision for ‘questions answered by email’
  • comprehensive notes to follow up on each topic


Ken Franklin Trophy 2023

Congratulations to Gill Boden and Mike Broadway on winning the Ken Franklin Tournament 2023. 


The Bridge Committee

Other Bridge Committee Members

Annabel Hampson, (Chair), Miriam Woodman, Roger Martin, 

Sue Hartill, Barbara Loyo-Mayo, Effie Richards and Judy Taylor. 


Wednesday 24th May 2023 Ann Dawes Trophy. Charity event for the Ruth Strauss foundation.
Wednesday 24th May 2023 Ann Dawes Trophy. Charity event for the Ruth Strauss foundation.


Thank you to all who attended the evening, a total of £670 was raised for the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

Congratulations to the winners, Patty Dupree and Terry Poole, and Ronnie Shoebotham and Tony Guest who were runners up with only 0.3% behind.

During the evening there was a raffle. The star prize, a ticket to the Andrew Robson Bridge tuition day, was won by Jean Pratt.


Bridge Match vs. Edgbaston Golf Club
Bridge Match vs. Edgbaston Golf Club

On 24th March 2023 a friendly match against Edgbaston Golf Club resulted in a resounding victory for the EPC team.

The team included: Ann D, Annabel, Barbara, Caroline, Gill, Effie, John, Jo, Marijke, Miriam, Sue H and Sue S.

Andrew Robson Workshop
Andrew Robson Workshop

Click here to see more photos of the workshop

Bridge Players in Turkey in 2019
Bridge Players in Turkey in 2019

Looks like bliss... sunshine, cocktails and bridge!

L-R: Rob, Charlie, Roger, Ray and Linda


Photos From Our First Bridge Holiday in Cyprus!
Photos From Our First Bridge Holiday in Cyprus!


For more holiday photos click here.


Share Your Story
Share Your Story


We would love to hear more about why you started playing bridge and what keeps you playing.

To share your story please contact Sue Hartill.


How long have you been playing bridge? When did you first start playing?

Why did you start playing bridge? What was the catalyst behind you taking up bridge?

In the early days, who did you play with?

What keeps you playing? What do you like most about bridge?

(Optional) What would improve your bridge playing experience at the club?


Annabel will then contact you to write up your story to add to our growing collection.


The EPC Bridge Club


The Edgbaston Priory Bridge Club

Welcome to the EPC bridge club.

We are primarily a private member's racquets and fitness club, with a historic and proud connection to lawn tennis.

Bridge has been played at the club for over 40 years (see the 'timeline' menu section) and is a thriving and growing activity at the club.

We aim to support both learners and regular players, and host fun charity events and weekends away.

EPC Bridge Vision Statement


"To encourage and enable members to enjoy playing bridge and add value to the membership experience.

We will provide access to the game for beginners and help intermediate and good players to improve their skills through lessons up to and including competition level.

Bridge at the EPC will provide fun and foster friendship."


The EPC Bridge Committee, 2017

28th May 2024
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
4th June 2024
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
11th June 2024
Function Room 1pm
Director: TBA
Director: Sue S
Director: A H
Director: TBA