Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, Poole
(parking for leaders and disabled only)

Bridge for Beginners (Autumn term only)

Please see day and time information on the Class Finder page

Contract Bridge is a card game played around the world, and is a great way to meet people socially. If you'd like to learn the basics, come along to this class run over the Autumn Term only (20 sessions) on Monday and Tuesday mornings at Broadstone Methodist Church - David Jones Room - in the Broadway. No previous experience is needed. Class size will be limited to 16, so book early! Start date is Monday, 24 September 2018.

For more details, please contact Harvey Bennett on 240148 or


Bridge for Fun
Mondays: 12:50pm to 3:00pm

We are an informal group playing "Bridge for Fun" to give the opportunity to practice while meeting other members of Poole U3A. We are not a teaching group so you will need to know a few basics about bridge but do not have to be particularly competent. The group provides a very good way for players who have attended the teaching classes to consolidate what they have learned. We play Chicago so one pair moves tables after four games and plays against a different partnership pair. It is not necessary to come with a partner.

For more information, please contact Stephen Dry on 07787 155862 or


Bridge for Fun
Wednesdays: 9:00am to 11:00am

The aim is to give bridge players the opportunity to practice, under no pressure, by playing with fellow members of Poole U3A. No formal tuition is provided - just cards, score cards, tables, chairs and a comfortable room!

Please phone Judith Loader on 695007 for more details of this session.


Waterloo Social Club, Plantation Road, Waterloo, Poole

Thursdays: 10:00am to 12:30pm ~ Chicago

This activity provides a friendly environment for those who have mastered the basics of contract bridge, and wish to play with fellow third-agers of a similar standard. The sessions are geared to providing a 2½-hours playing Chicago bridge (a modified form of rubber bridge) with a break for tea or coffee and biscuit.

Please phone Janet Ansell on 565932 or email if you need help in finding a partner, or would like more details of this session.


Thursdays: 12:55pm to 3:55pm ~ Duplicate

This is the only Duplicate Bridge Club offered by Poole U3A. Duplicate is a natural progression for players familiar with Chicago: the play and the scoring are the same. How many times have you heard players say “Of course we did badly, we had rotten cards!”  Well, in Duplicate Bridge you get just as bad, or good, cards as everyone else. The method of play, and the progression from one set of opponents to the next, guarantees that you play exactly the same cards (against different opponents) as every other pair. The winners are the pair(s) that get the highest score. This makes the game an exciting challenge, where every extra trick counts.

Please phone James Dunn on 01258 450191 or 07704 138594 for more details of this session.


Canford Cliffs Village Hall, Ravine Road, Poole

Tuesdays: 9:15am to 11:45am ~ Bridge Intermediate

New members are most welcome to our friendly Chicago Bridge sessions. You will need a partner. If you need one I will try to find one for you. As long as you play the ACOL system don't worry if you are a little rusty. I am happy to advise ways to improve in your own time as advice  is not given during class time.

Please contact Nick Monk on 761780 for more details of this session.


East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (EDLTCC) - Salterns Road, Poole

Wednesdays: 10:30am to 12:30pm ~ Social Bridge

This class is solely social Bridge for everyone’s enjoyment. Members attending thoroughly enjoy it and this is borne out by the fact that the class is full.

Please contact Barbara Cobb on 700547 for more details.

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