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Club News: Upminster Bridge School

15:42 06 March 2014

Organiser Paul Graham with member Joan Sykes playing bridge

Organiser Paul Graham with member Joan Sykes playing bridge

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Linda Graham, who runs a card school with husband Paul, talks about the joys of playing duplicate bridge.

Upminster Bridge Club

Where: Derham Hall, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster RM14 2BB

When: Fridays at 7.30pm

Organisers: Linda and Paul Graham

Contact: 01708 251382 or 07940 585235

“The purpose of the club is to provide a good starting point for people who have just completed bridge lessons or who have been playing for a short while.

“We play duplicate bridge where pairs compete against one another during an evening. The game consists of an auction which is called the bidding, followed by one partnership playing a contract and the other partnership defending.

“After a few hands, pairs move and compete against other pairs. There is a saying that, once you play duplicate bridge you never want to play another card game again.

“We give guidance on bridge etiquette, bidding and play if members request assistance. Also, a big advantage is that you do not have to have a partner to attend as Paul or I will host. It is a very social evening and members soon become friends.

“We meet every Friday, with each member paying £3.50, the price of which includes refreshments and biscuits. New members are welcome.

“Paul is accredited by the English Bridge Union to teach bridge and gives lessons from September to May, split into two terms which consist of 60 hours of tuition.”

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