Great Yarmouth Bridge School
Weekend Bridge Holidays at West Runton near Cromer
Weekend Bridge Holidays at West Runton near Cromer

October & February Weekend Breaks

Fri 28th Oct to Sun 30th Oct 2022

Fri 3rd Feb to Sun 5th Feb 2023

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Join Jill, Andrew, John and Sarah at the Links Hotel, West Runton

For more details please Phone Jill on 01493 855139

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Palm Court Morning Pairs
Director: John Barker
Palm Court Welcome Pairs
Director: John Barker
GYBS - EBU Duplicate
Director: John Barker
GYBS - Friendly Duplicate
Director: John Barker
Teams Tuesday 27 September
3rd October 2022
GYBS - EBU Duplicate
19.00pm - 21.30pm
Director: John Barker
3rd October 2022
Palm Court Evening Pairs
Director: John Barker
4th October 2022
GYBS Improver Teams
Director: Eunice Langton
4th October 2022
Palm Court Morning Pairs
4th October 2022
Palm Court Evening Pairs
Director: John Barker
John and Sarah Barker
John and Sarah Barker

John Barker is a fully qualified Professional Bridge Teacher, County Director and Holiday Host in the Great Yarmouth Area. Teaching On Line We have had Students from as far away as New Zealand, and Guernsey as well as Local to Norfolk.  

Sarah Barker is as equally passionate about Bridge and now runs her Own Classes as well as being an Independant Funeral and Wedding Celebrant which helps her to keep a balance to her Life. 

Recently we have set up our Own Dog Sitting Business, looking after peoples dogs when they want to go on holiday or to an event which is not dog friendly.

We are also happy to teach to a Groups of Friends in their own Online Classroom.

John and Sarah regularly help run Bridge Holidays For First for Bridge.

The EBU Handicap Pairs
The EBU Handicap Pairs

Results of The Competition

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Congratulations to David Woods and Brian Barrett who came 7th Overall Nationally

They are also the Winners of the Yarmouth Trophy

What you should have done 

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Everyone is Welcome to Join us on Real Bridge
Everyone is Welcome to Join us on Real Bridge


EBU Games on a Sunday and Monday Evening at 7pm

Improvers Teams on a Tuesday Evening at 7pm 

GYBS & East Sussex Friendly Game on a Thursday Afternoon at 1:30pm 


No Partner Required but please sign up on the Bookings Page

Join us from all Over the World


Cost £2.00 (No Membership Fee) & Billed at the End of the Month


We normally play 20 Hands so games take 2 Hours 15 Minutes


For more information please feel free to call us on 01493 309033 - And Please pass this Information on to others who may be Interested.

Bridge Cruise on the Danube to Vienna & Budapest
Bridge Cruise on the Danube to Vienna & Budapest


We have just returned from spending 8 days on the Bolero River Boat, cruising along the River Danube hosting a Bridge Holiday for First for Bridge.

Setting sail from Passau we embarked on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Europe discovering all of the delights the Danube has to offer.  

We played Bridge every afternoon (5 tables), and on one evening, as well as joined in with just some of the many organised excursions exploring Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Durnstein.   

The perfect way to relax and enjoy some of the most amazing places the world has to offer.

Chateau des Comtes de Challes
Chateau des Comtes de Challes

In June we spent 10 wonderful days staying in a 15th century Chateau located in the Rhone Alps hosting a Bridge Holiday for First for Bridge. 

The Chateau which has been lovingly restored is run by a former member of the French Olympic Team and has a real family feel about it.    The food served in the Chateau’s gourmet restaurant is absolutely delicious and the views are breath-taking.

We played Bridge every evening (7 tables), and some afternoons, as well as explored the surrounding areas with organised trips to Chambery, Aix-les-Bains and Annecy.   The holiday was made complete with a wine tasting in the Chateau’s own cellar led by the Chateau’s owner, Monsieur Treves.   

We are over the moon to have been asked to host this same holiday next year, maybe some of you would like to come and join us???

Please come and Join us Both On One of the Following Holidays


Palm Court Great Yarmouth - 2nd October to the 7th October 2022


The Links, West Runton - Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th October


Christmas in Bristol - 23rd December to the 27th December 2022


North Tenerife - 5th January 2023 to the 19th January 2023

South Tenerife - 26th January to the 2nd February 2023


The Links, West Runton - Friday 3rd February to Sunday 5th February 2023


Bridge On The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro - 7th May 2023 to the 22nd May 2023


Le Chateau des Comptes de Challes, France - 25th June to the 4th July 2023





Bridge Games Timetable
Bridge Games Timetable

         Sunday          19.00pm   The GYBS EBU Sunday Game

         Monday         19.00pm    The GYBS EBU Monday Game

         Tuesday         19.00pm    Improvers Teams 

         Thursday       13.30pm    The GYBS & East Sussex Game   


♠  All Our Games Cost £2.00 per Session no Membership Charge 

Please Contact John or Sarah on 01493 309033 for more Information    


         Friday           19.00pm     East Sussex Friday  

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How have you been spending the Great Covid Lockdown?
I joined this amazing bridge school, run by the wonderful John Barker and it has been a source of hope, sanity, learning and salvation for me since the start of “lockdown”. Given that those of a certain age that goes with a certain intelligence, know that lockdown isn’t going away anytime soon, however
the Government care to phrase it, you could do a lot worse than wrap yourself up for the long Autumn and Winter months with John and his inspirational teaching.
You see I feel part of a large happy family who have taken me into their midst and hugged me, where there were no hugs to be had.I met John and his amazing mum, Joan, on a bridge holiday run by First for Bridge. John has taken it upon himself to involve all of us who’ve been denied our overseas holidays in fantastic bridge tutorials that can only make us better players once this wretched virus runs out of steam or some convincing vaccine is found. Most bridge tutorials don’t give you time to recap or endlessly allow you to go over something you haven’t understood.
Not so with John. His patience is remarkable. He will, if asked, go over and explain in many different ways, things that must be absolutely basic to him and yet never a critical word is said. Of course, one may occasionally be called a “noodle” but it is always said in a kindly, light-hearted manner that no-one could take offence from.
Life being what it is, we shouldn’t hold our breath, so to while away the hours that we night have spent at the tables around the world, we can learn all thethings we were uncertain of about our wonderful game from John’s mesmerising teaching.I don’t know what you will be doing but I will be booking up all his tutorials until this calamity ends!
Dr Sue
"Thank you very much for a fantastic 12 week Fast Track Bridge course for beginners. That certainly got the 5 of us playing bridge by the end of the course. I would like to thank you in particular for your patience and understanding of your student's different needs and adjusting the lessons to suit each individual's way of learning.  
Thank you so much for making our last lesson with you so very special by organizing such a wonderful surprise for us by  inviting 6 lovely people from your club to join us for the evening so enabling us to have a taste of real Duplicate Bridge.  The evening was truly enjoyed by all 5 of us and gave us more of a relaxed insight as to what it would be like to play in one of your clubs.  Many, many thanks to those, friendly and very helpful members who made the evening such a success and from a personal aspect cleared up a few queries I had been mulling over. 
You are doing a wonderful job John in keeping Bridge going in such a fun way and I am sure it will inspire more people to learn to play this great card game.  I look forward to continuing learning with you so as to build up my confidence to play at club level.  A big thank you again".
"Another Lovely Bridge Weekend at the Links Hotel with John Barker. He is an excellent Host who makes everyone feel welcome. The Bridge is very well run and most enjoyable."
Bridge Lessons
Bridge Lessons

Autumn/Winter  Lessons 

Join us Online from Anywhere in the World

Lessons now Starting contact us for more Details

Lessons for Total Beginners

Improving Players


Maximum 8 Players per Class

Great Fun Play Bridge and Learn

Please telephone us on  01493 309033

Holiday News !!
Holiday News !!

Please see Below the Holidays John and Sarah will be Hosting for First for Bridge.

Please call us for more Information 01493 309033

Le Chateau des Comptes de Challes, Savoie, France
Le Chateau des Comptes de Challes, Savoie, France

Join Mark Hooper, John and Sarah on a 10 day Bridge Holiday to the Rhone Alpes in France

Details to Follow

25th June 2023 to 4th July 2023