Are you looking for a new challenge with a side of camaraderie? The Consett Bridge Club welcomes you! We were thrilled by the fantastic response to our recent Consett Magazine advert and are excited to announce a special 15-week beginner/refresher course starting May 8th.

Our club is more than just a place to play cards. It’s a community where close friendships blossom. We share meals, bridge holidays, and a passion for this fascinating game. Whether you’re a novice or need a brush-up, our course will ease you into the joy of bridge. You’ll learn in a supportive environment alongside fellow enthusiasts.

Consett Bridge Club Members at the Miners Arms in Medomsley
Consett Bridge Club Members at the Miners Arms

Bridge, a classic card game with a rich history, has enthralled players for centuries. Its origins can be traced back to the 19th century, evolving from the earlier game of whist. Bridge gained popularity in the early 20th century, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. Today, it remains a beloved pastime enjoyed by millions worldwide.

Consett Bridge Club Members Meetup
Consett Bridge Club Members Meetup

At its core, bridge is a trick-taking game played with a standard deck of 52 cards. The game is typically played by four players, divided into two partnerships. Partners sit opposite each other at the table, allowing for strategic communication through bidding and play.

The objective of bridge is to score points by winning tricks, which are sequences of cards played in turn. Players use a combination of skill, strategy, and communication to outmanoeuvre their opponents and achieve the highest score. The bidding phase, where players communicate the strength of their hands and desired contract, adds an exciting layer of depth to the game.

Consett Bridge Club Playing Together
Consett Bridge Club Members Deep in Concentration During a Game

Bridge is renowned for its complexity and depth, offering endless opportunities for learning and improvement. From basic tactics to advanced strategies, players continually refine their skills to become more proficient at the game. Whether you’re a casual player or a seasoned veteran, there’s always something new to discover in the world of bridge.

Ready to join us?

Would You Like to Learn to Play Bridge? Or improve your bridge playing? Bridge is a fascinating and mentally stimulating game and a great way to make friends. Our club welcomes players of all abilities and there is no age limit, so why not come along and try your hand!

We are running teaching classes 15 sessions starting Wednesday 8th May From 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Consett Bridge Club Blackhill Community Centre, Derwent Street, Blackhill DH8 8LS

Please register your interest with John: 07397 157682 or Liz: 01207 659573


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