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Junior members

The OBA is running monthly online events for juniors, and this month 7 of our members played in it, enjoyed it, and 5 have so far signed up for the July enent.

Learn to Play Bridge
Bridge For All Courses AW16
Bridge For All Courses AW16


Beginning Bridge

(4 x 10 week terms) Cost: £100.00 per 10 week term + £25 for the text book. There will be play sessions when there are no public holidays . First session 10th September 2019

This practical English Bridge Union Course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn to play bridge. No previous experience of card play is necessary. Partners are not needed.

Tutor: Tuesday 10.30-12.30 David Emerson and Barbara Antrobus, Tuesday 7.30-9.30p.m. p.m. Andrew Hones 

Impovers  Bridge

(4 x 10 week terms) Cost: £100.00  per term. Plus £25 for the text book. There will be play sessions when there are no public holidays. First session 10th September 2019.  

This practical English Bridge Union course is for anyone who has attended the Beginning Bridge Course or who is returning to bridge after an absence. It is also suitable for players who would like to revise their knowledge of Acol and develop their bidding and playing skills. Partners are not needed.

Tutors Tuesday 10.30-12.30p.m. Francis Glassborow and Peter Dyer, Tuesday 7.30-9.30 p.m. David Emerson

There will be at least 2 competitions for each group during the year- with prizes.

Contact Joan Bennett 01491 579795. 


We are very fortunate in being able to offer all our members the opportunity to improve both their bridge and their enjoyment of the game by offering several additional learning options. They are aimed at, and are suitable for, ALL members who currently play in ANY club session, unless they think that they are perfect, so if that includes you, give them a try!

The timings are shown on the News page, and the content is summarised here.

   Stuart Fox.  Stuart has been running very popular seminars on Thursday mornings for some months now. He cancels them when he is away on his not infrequent holidays do watch the website for details.



Learn to Play Bridge
Learn to Play Bridge



Welcome to the Education page.

If you are considering learning to play bridge, you have just taken the first step on a journey which is very likely to change your life!


Courses for beginners and improvers at Wallingford Bridge Club commence on 10th September this year. Additional short courses for improvers are held throughout the year. There is an excellent student development programme which ensures students have plenty of playing opportunities to put what they learn into practice. 

♠    Four good reasons to learn to play bridge.    ♣ 

Bridge improves your social life.
Bridge players enjoy a more active social life. Whether you play at home with friends or play at a bridge club, you will meet lots of people and make new friends. 

Bridge is for All. 
People from all walks of life, of all ages, physical conditions and disabilities enjoy playing bridge.  Bridge is also inexpensive. All you need is a pack of cards, a table and the good company of 3 other people. Playing at Wallingford Bridge Club currently costs £2.50 which includes tea and coffee.

Bridge is good for your health.
Recent studies have shown that bridge players benefit from a unique mentalwork out which stimulates both sides of the brain and playing bridge can boost the immune system. One study found that playing bridge regularlydelays the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Bridge is fun. 
Perhaps the most important reason of all to learn to play bridge is that it is fun. Come and join the millions of people worldwide who enjoy the benefits of this endlessly fascinating game. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the classes. If you would like to know more, please call Joan on 01491 579795 for a friendly chat or click on Enquire about bridge classes in the main menu on the left hand side of the page.

Supervised Play

Several members of the club offer supervised play, mainly in their own homes, where it is enjoyed by all the participants. For further deatils of those known to us and the venues(mostly surrounding villages), please contact Joan Bennett on 01491 579795