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Bridge for All is the complete learn and play programme developed for the English Bridge Union (EBU). All teaching materials and student notes are included in the course fee however students will be expected to purchase the Bridge for All Coursebook covering the whole year and costing £22. As a bonus, students are given 12 months membership of the English Bridge Union free of charge and offered free membership of Oxford Bridge Club whilst they are students. The courses are comprehensive and fun.
All of our Bridge for All teachers have been trained to teach the course by the EBU. They are members of the EBU Teachers’ Association (EBTA), which provides all the training needed to be a successful teacher.
Further information can be found on the EBU website.
If you have never played bridge before or if you count yourself as a beginner why not try out one of our "Taster" sessions. A Taster session gives you the opportunity to see what playing bridge is all about. You will also meet the teachers, see the club and experience first hand what we offer to our students. The sessions are free and last two hours with a break for tea/coffee in the middle. It is essential to book a place ahead of time.
Please click on the button to see the available dates and times then provide your name and brief contact details. After you have completed the booking you will receive a confirmation email with a booking reference number. If you have any questions please email the Education Manager.
Our beginners course runs each year starting in the autumn. The course is based on the English Bridge Union’s ‘Bridge for All’ programme, using the Acol bidding system. It is a carefully structured course that starts out by assuming no previous knowledge of cards. It is also suitable for anyone who has played a little Bridge with friends and wants to learn more.
Join us for a Taster session and see what the course is like.
If you would like to register to receive information about these and future beginner’s courses click on the "Info signup" button below and tick the relevant box or boxes.
What happens? In these supervised sessions, the time is spent playing a small number of boards (usually 8) that reinforce particular topics related to the beginners course (Bridge for All Year 1). Advice is available from the supervisor of each session and a commentary on the hands played is available to review. The session is not scored.
When can I play? Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.30pm and Friday mornings from 10.00am until 12.00 - during term time as listed in the calendar.
What are the topics? The specific topics are listed in the calendar entry for each event.
Table money is £5. You do not need to come with a partner. These sessions are open to everyone including non-members and non-students.
‘Fast Start Bridge’ is an intensive weekend course for those wanting to learn the rudiments of Bridge at a brisk pace. This is a practical course with a strong emphasis on play.
Following on from stage 1, the material covered will include competitive and non-competitive auctions, declarer play and defensive strategies. The course is suitable for those with a basic knowledge of bidding and play.
The cost of the course is £80 to include tea/coffee and biscuits. Lunch is available in one of the many cafes and restaurants in Summertown or you can bring a packed lunch to eat at the Bridge Club.
Weekend of 6th, 7th, 8th September 2019 - Timings:
Friday evening 7.00 pm – 9.45 pm
Saturday morning 10.00 am – 12.45 pm
Saturday afternoon 2.00 pm – 4.45 pm
Sunday morning 10.00 am – 12.45 pm