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Due to the fact that on two occasions recently cars parked in the "office" car park have been damaged

 parking is no longer allowed in the office car park at the rear of the kitchen area

There is also no parking allowed outside the sheds further down as there is often the need to get farm machinery in and out of the sheds

Please park in the main car park  The after hours gate code is clearly visible inside the club

Welcome to First Class Bridge Academy
!!! WELL DONE !!!

Well done Team Mid Essex !!

Team Mid Essex BWinners Ray Cornell Trophy

(Simon Moorman & Paul Mollison, Sandy Riach & Jacek Lapszys)

Team Mid EssexWinners Ray Cornell Prize

(Simon Moorman & Paul Mollison, Sandy Riach & Jacek Lapszys, Richard Register & Robert Elliott, Paul Spencer & Marc Chawner)

smiley   Team Mid Essex will represent Essex in the Garden Cities Competition   smiley


2019 EBU events at Barleylands


2020 dates

These three sessions are all green pointed two session events 48 boards Expected finish time is 745pm

Ranked masters 1st March 1pm start  only £13 per player

book via Masters Pairs Entry Form or with Bernie 07973-925315 or Petra  limited to 14 tables

National pairs 15th March 1pm start only £15 per player

book via National Pairs Entry Form or  with Petra or Bernie 07973-925315  limited to 14 tables

Payment on the day for the two above events   Juniors are free

Portland pairs 29th March

You have to book this through the EBU





Friday 6th March  to Monday 9th


Payment is due shortly

All details can be found using the Eastbourne tab on the menu to your left

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

From Monday 7th January 2019

Monday Evenings will be teams of four

This guarantees no sit outs

please arrange your team each week and let Bernie know you are entering on 07973-925315

if you need someone to make up a team please ring me and I will endeavour to find someone for you 

5 tables or more 25% of the table money in prizes

Club Sessions

Monday Evening 7.30    Teams of four

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



Those of you who want to refresh it is also a good time for you

19th February

Review of last week's practice session

26th February

Weak 3s:

Get your overcall on the table before the opponents bid!

The 2020-21 Course will start on 9th September


After that £7.50pp per class. Pay as you go all inclusive

Those that have done a basic course with me are more than welcome for a free refresher 


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

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   

Monday Pairs
Saturday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Really Easy Club
17th Feb 2020
Monday Evening TEAMS
Barleylands 19:30
18th Feb 2020
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Improvers
Barleylands 13:30
19th Feb 2020
Basic Course
Barleylands 13:30