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

Bridge - Beginners
Please see day and time information on the Class Finder page

From this September, there will be a change to the classes intended to teach members to play bridge. If you don’t already play, you need only to talk to someone who does to hear how satisfying a game it is; providing both social contacts and exercise for our grey cells. Jeffery Wear will start a new beginners class this autumn. It will be held in Broadstone Methodist Church from 2 to 4pm on Mondays. Ring him if you think this is for you.

For more information, please contact Jeffery Wear on 692607.


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

We are an informal class which gives Poole U3A members the opportunity to play cards while meeting other members. This is not a teaching class so you will need to know a few basics about the game you wish to play and have other class members wanting to play the same game. It is expected that Chicago Bridge will be among the cards games played while others might include Rummy, Whist or Canasta. Joining the class is a very good way for players who have attended Poole U3A’s bridge teaching classes to consolidate what they have already learned and perhaps add to their knowledge. It is not necessary to come with a partner but it would be very useful to know of other class members that wish to play the same card game as you. We meet in the Coffee Lounge of Broadstone Methodist Church.

For more information, please contact Stephen Dry on 07787 155862 or [email protected].


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 12:15pm ~ 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 2¼ hours playing Chicago bridge (a modified, more relaxed form of rubber bridge) with a break for tea or coffee and biscuit.

Please phone Rita Mullins on 510070 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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