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County Events & Local Charity Events

If you're interested in what might be going on outside the club go to County Calendar / Events on the menu to find out what events are being run by Berks & Bucks, Hants/ IoW, and the Chiltern League. Also see Local Charity bridge Events.

Convention Cards

A reminder from the  directors: If you are playing anything but very basic ACOL you and your partner both require the same printed convention card available for perusal by your opponents. The easiest way to achieve this is to download a card from the EBU by clicking  HERE  You can then modify it to your own system. If you are unable to download one for any reason there are also now some blank convention cards in the cupboard in the playing room.

Contact Numbers

Contact number in case of delay on club evenings:
07831 626470 or 01635 41471
(Conservative Club steward).

Key Fobs / Cards

If there is anyone else who would like a key fob or card please contact John Harland.

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Car Park

Please note that spaces numbered 1 to 16 inclusive + Flat in the Conservative Club car park should not be used by members in the evening as they are rented out 24/7.

The Conservative Club has requested that all members leave the bar area by 11 pm

Courses for Beginners/Improvers
September 2013

Training Courses at Newbury Bridge Club

Beginners' Course 2013-14

Bridge is an absorbing and fascinating hobby, good for the brain and a great way of making new friends. This is a course is for beginners or those who wish to improve their game The course will follow the syllabus of the English Bridge Union’s “Bridge for All” programme. The full course which will be at least 30 lessons over three terms.  No partner or experience required. The first  term of 11 sessions began on Friday 27th September but there are still places available and you could easily catch up.

Dates and Times: Friday evenings, 27th September – 13th December inclusive ( with a half-term break)   The lessons will run from 7:15 to 9:30pm, with a short break for refreshments.

Course Tutor: Chris Doyle, assisted by Brian Medhurst and Martin Osgood, all EBU qualified/accredited teachers.

Venue:  Newbury Bridge Club, which is in central Newbury.  Free parking and licensed bar on the premises.  Coffee, tea and soft drinks also available. (Click on information for details of our location)

Course Description:  Learn to play Bridge, the best card game in the world, using a “hands-on” syllabus, while having fun and making new friends.

Student requirements:  Pen and paper only.  Payment of the course fee will entitle the student to receive a copy of the EBU “BeginningBridge”, Book 1, and one year’s membership of the English Bridge Union.  Students will be encouraged to spend about an hour a week studying and answering quizzes and will be encouraged to play bridge with other students in their homes between lessons.

Course Fees:  £75 for the first term, £60 for each of the next two terms. The course fee includes the Workbook and EBU membership as described above (normal cost is £20). The workbook will see you through a full year of lessons. 

Further Information: contact Chris Doyle on 07738756181 e-mail or Martin Osgood on 01635250756 e-mail