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LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE OR IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS

Contact details for clubs and individuals in the Greater Manchester area who teach bridge to beginners and/or improvers

ALTRINCHAM BC

Bridge classes for intermediates on Wednesday afternoon - a brief lesson followed by relevant supervised play.  Contact Joan Lewis 07952 010 716

ASHTON BC

Beginners' classes on Tuesdays at 1.00 to 3.30pm from June to Easter.   Supervised play session on Mondays 1.00 to 4.00pm from June to Easter.   Contact Gordon Bickley 07530 553594

BOLTON BRIDGE CLUB

Beginners' classes run on a regular basis, contact Des King on 07534482047 or kraftykeawyead@hotmail.com

BRAMHALL VILLAGE BC

Gentle supervised duplicate bridge on Tuesdays at 9.45am.  Partners always found.  Contact Doris Kirwan 0161 439 6732, 079636 05270 doriskirwan@yahoo.co.uk or Julia Bannister 01625 871990

BRIDGE FOR ALL (BFA)

Bridge tuition for absolute beginners and improvers, with an EBU accredited professional teacher, based on the official EBU instruction manuals (“Bridge for All”). Contact Bernard Kaye, 23 Wentworth Court, Whitefield, M45 7UZ, Tel 0161-759-8016 Email b.kaye@sky.com/ website: www.bridgeforall.weebly.com

BROOKDALE BRIDGE CLUB

This club runs an Absolute Beginners course on Thursday mornings starting in October to June each year. The course covers the EBU Acol Foundation course and includes notes and play of prepared hands. For further details see www.thebrookdaleclub.com or contact Derek Bailey on 0161 483 6347

CHEADLE HULME BC

Supervised duplicate for improvers on Thursday mornings. Contact Barbara Lewis on 0161 428 4278 or babsandalec@dsl.pipex.com.

KATH NELSON

EBU teacher for beginners or improvers.  Learn bridge in your own home (or Kath's).  Based in the Altrincham area.  Internet teaching also available, one-to-one or small groups.  Contact kvnelson0161@gmail.com or 07817 602381

MANCHESTER BC

A comprehensive range of beginners' classes and supervised play classes is available at Manchester's only professionally run bridge club. They run sessions both during the day and in the evening to help you improve and progress your play at the pace you feel comfortable with.  Bridge lessons for Beginners on Wednesday evenings and Monday mornings. Supervised play duplicate on Monday afternoon (with brief lesson at beginning) and Supervised duplicate for novices and improvers on Tuesday evening.  Supervised play class on Wednesday evening.  Seminars for improvers and intermediate players.  Contact Jeff Morris or David Debbage on 0161 445 3712 or visit the website at  www.manchesterbridge.co.uk

MSB 

Bridge lessons for  improvers run by England International Michael Byrne and beginners lessons by Nicholas Greer starting in the Autumn.  They organise classes at the following times: Wednesday morning (Didsbury), Thursday morning (Gatley), Thursday afternoon (Cheadle Hulme) as well as a monthly seminar (the first Tuesday of the month) for duplicate players at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club.  Contact Michael on 07821 272568 or click on http://playbridgemsb.co.uk/ for further details.

TRAFFORD BC

Supervised Bridge every Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 12 noon and on Mondays 1pm to 3.45pm. Improvers duplicate on Wednesday evening.  Bridge lessons for Improvers on Tuesday mornings starting 26th September.  Contact either Edwina Abbott on 0161 905 2059 or Clive Worthington on 07771753515 or cliveworthington@hotmail.com.

WILMSLOW GUILD

A wide range of Bridge Classes offered each week for absolute beginners through to more experienced players along with a supervised play class on a Friday afternoon.  Starting in September 2017 there will be a new class 'Back to Basics' for players who want to refresh their bidding and update to modern bridge styles.  For more details see www.wilmslowguild.org or contact Jenny Morris on jennerley@waitrose.com or phone 01565 873886.