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Online Thursday MP Pairs Duplicate
Director: Kathy Talbot
9th Jul 2020
Online Thursday Cross IMPed Pairs
BBO 19:00
Director: John Rowe
12th Jul 2020
High Fives
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Online Thursday MP Pairs Duplicate
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Monday mornings:   Bicester, Oxford
Monday afternoons:  Abbey Smith, Wallingford
Tuesday mornings:  Central Yarnton
Tuesday afternoons:  Wallingford (gentle)
Tuesday evenings:  Abingdon, Aylesbury Aces
Wednesday mornings:  Oxford (Learn and Play)
Wednesday afternoons:  Oxford (gentle)
Wednesday evenings:  Abbey Smith, Oxford, Wallingford
Thursday mornings:  Oxford (Teams)
Thursday afternoons:  Wallingford
Thursday evenings:  Oxford (gentle), Oxfordshire, Wantage
Friday mornings:  Oxford
Friday afternoons:  Abbey Smith
Friday evenings:  Wallingford (X-IMP)

In every case please see the appropriate club’s website for further details and if you are not a member check with them that you may play, as well as how to register and pay

New to the Game
New to the Game


To play bridge well there is a lot to learn.  Just as one cannot run until one can walk, it is important to start with a sound grounding in the basic elements of the game and this will take you time to acquire.  Don’t worry - it is worth it!

The information below relates to those clubs affiliated to The Oxfordshire Bridge Association that provide lessons specifically for beginners.  

Typically they will run a course of lessons over a period (often through the winter months) and then may follow that up with further courses to extend your knowledge of the game.  Their objective is not only to enable you to play a game of bridge with your friends but also to prepare you for the world of competitive duplicate bridge so enjoyed at bridge clubs by thousands up and down the country. The 20 clubs affiliated to Oxfordshire have a combined membership of over 1500 players.


The following clubs currently have teaching programmes for beginners:


ABBEY SMITH BC (at Little Horwood, Bucks) - see website - or e-mail Abbey at 


AYLESBURY ACES BC - see website  - or e-mail Paul Morris at


AYLESBURY VALE BC - see website - or e-mail Sue Maxwell at or Ian Mitchell at  


BICESTER BC - see website - run classes on Thursday afternoons - contact Ken Langdon at  or on 07850 616069

BRIDGE IN OXFORD - Jonathan Davis, founder of Bridge in Oxford, teaches beginners classes at the North Oxford Association in Summertown, North Oxford three times a year. More details on the website or via email


CENTRAL YARNTON BC - see website - run classes on Tuesday mornings - contact Jonathan Price on 077666 21710


CHIPPING NORTON BC - advise that people wishing to learn will be put in touch with a teacher if they ring David Megson on 01608 645382


FARINGDON BC - see website - or contact Malcolm Higgins by e-mail at or ring him on 07788 582244


KINGS SUTTON BC  - see website or ring Marian Day on 01295 811393 


OXFORD BC - offers regular free taster sessions - click on  Free Taster Sessions at Oxford Bridge Club and a 30 week beginner course starting in October - click on beginners page on our website 


OXFORD UNIVERSITY BRIDGE CLUB - see website oucba/ - they run beginners' classes for University members during the Michaelmas Term on Monday evenings 


WALLINGFORD BC - see website where you can either send an e-mail to enquire about bridge lessons or ring Joan Bennett 01491 579795, 07548 782 538, or Lessons started on 10th September 2019, although new members are always welcome.