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 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.


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

There will be two beginners’ courses.

On Monday mornings 10.15am-12.15pm. Ring Steve on 07990 521570 or email him for more details.

Ruth Edmondson will run a course on Thursday evenings 7-9pm. The next course starts on 26 September 2019 ( no class 10 October). Ring Ruth on 01752 316160 or email her for more details.

The cost is £60 for a set of 10 lessons. 


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These courses consolidate and extend the basic principles already learnt. They are also suitable for those who wish to become more confident with Acol.

There will be two improvers’ courses.

The Year 2 course, for those who have attended a beginners’ class, will be on Monday mornings  10.15am-12.15pm. The next course starts on 23 September 2019. This is to be a 10 week course and lessons are £6 each. Ring Steve on 07990 521570 or email him for more details.

Brigid McElroy will be running a Year 3+ improvers’ 10-week course on Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm. The next course starts on 26 September 2019 (no class 10 October). The cost is £6 per lesson, payable at your first attendance. Ring Brigid on 01752 567159 or email her for more details.
Many repeat this course and say it was most worthwhile!

Improvers Plus

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The 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 Thursday mornings (by arrangement), 10.15am to 12.15pm. The cost is £6 per lesson and you may come on a pay-as-you-go basis.