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Welcome to First Class Bridge Academy
Bridge Classes

 Barleylands Bridge Course - Please book --------------------------->    

Club Sessions - from 19 July 2021

 Barleylands Bridge Club is Open Again - Please book below    

Monday Afternoon 13.30 - Club Session

Tuesday Morning 9.30 - BBO online

Tuesday Afternoon 13.30 - Club Session (Mike Harbour)

Thursday Morning 9.30 - BBO online New!! $4.50

Friday evening 19:00 - Club Session Teams from 8/10/21

Saturday Morning 9.30 - BBO online (Hybrid with Club)

Saturday Morning 10.30 - Club Session (Hybrid with BBO)

 New !! Friday Afternoon Supervised 13.30 - Club Session

with Terry Stevens, no booking required, just turn up

We are looking forward to seeing you back at the club.

Booking for Club Sessions & Supervised Sessions

      Club Sessions & Supervised @ Barleylands       

Please book for F2F Sessions

So that we have an idea how many players will join us

 Host system is back !!! Come on your own and get a game !!!

Covid Safety with own boards for each table and table screens 


 ♥ ♥ ♥    Well done     ♥ ♥ ♥  

To our Mid Essex Players in the Essex Team in the Pachabo Cup

Paul Spencer, Marc Chawner, Simon Moorman, Peter Oake, Bernie Hunt, Paul Mollison

The Essex team finished a creditable 12th position out of the 26 participating teams which were the top county teams in England.  They were unbeaten against the top three teams.


Mid Essex Bridge Club ONLINE CLUB


Sessions will run on BBO (Bridge Base Online)

 Tuesday 9.30am and Saturday 9.30am (18 boards)

 Thursday 9.30am (gentle bridge)

1) Register on BBO (click here for detailed information)

2) Send Bernie your BBO name via the form (see below)

3) On morning of session at 9am go to:

BBO  Competitive  All Tournaments  Mid Essex  

4) Register, Invite Partner or Find a Partner (partnership desk)

5)  Enjoy the virtual game in our Club 

    See you at the virtual table - Everyone welcome - £3 per session   

If you need help please contact Bernie on 07973-925315 or

or Petra on 07990-512386 or

First Class Bridge Academy and Club

Welcome to the website of First Class Bridge

Now the 26th 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





 Youth Bridge at Barleylands  

Bridge Classes

Bridge Classes 

on Wednesdays, start 8th September 2021

£8.50 per session, first week free

Basic Course 11am - 1pm

Refresher 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Please book your place below:


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   

Youth Bridge


 Youth Bridge at Barleylands    

Saturday Duplicate Pairs - online (hybrid with club)
Scorer: Mitch
Saturday at the club
Saturday Merged
Director: iBex
Scorer: Mitch
20th Sep 2021
Monday Afternoon
Barleylands 13:30
21st Sep 2021
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs - Online
BBO Online 9:30
21st Sep 2021
Tuesday Duplicate Pairs with Mike - Improvers
Barleylands 13:30