Welcome to Plymouth Bridge Academy

These pages will give you all the information you need to get started in bridge or to improve your bridge. The courses are run by Gloria and John Lankshear, Ruth Edmondson and Brigid McElroy. They use the Bridge For All learn and play programme, designed by the English Bridge Union.

If you are looking to play bridge, see Plymouth Bridge Club where you will find details of gentle sessions and no fear duplicates as well as open duplicates.


l plate Seize the moment. Start now!
There are so many reasons to take up bridge.

There beginners’ course is on Monday afternoons 1-3pm. with an optional practice session following. The cost is £65 for a set of 10 lessons and includes coffee/tea and biscuits. £5 discount if pre-booked.

The next course starts in January 2017 and will be taken by Gloria Lankshear.


p plateThis course consolidates and extends the basic principles covered in the beginners’ course. It is also suitable for those who wish to become more confident with Acol bidding and play.

Many repeat this course and say it was most worthwhile!

The improvers’ course is on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm. The cost is £6 per lesson (includes coffee/tea and biscuits) and there are 10 lessons. The fee can be paid at your first attendance and you need only pay for the lessons you think you will be attending.

The next course starts on 4 May 2017 and runs until 13 July (no lesson on 8 June) and will be taken by Brigid McElroy.

Improvers Plus

p+ plateThe course assumes you are already playing bridge and want to add more conventions and better play and defence techniques to your armoury.

The improvers’ plus course is on the first Thursday morning of each month, 10.15am to 12.15pm. The cost is £6 per lesson and you may come on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The next class is on cue bids and is to be arranged (not on 6 April 2017) and will be taken by Ruth Edmondson.