University Bridge

University is a great place to play bridge!

A number of universities have thriving bridge clubs, but we would like to see more. Follow this link for details of individual university bridge club websites (and please let us know if your club is not on the list).

English Bridge Education and Development offers help to set up and run university bridge clubs as follows:

Freshers Fairs

We can produce for you posters to advertise your bridge club, and fliers to hand out to prospective members at Freshers’ Fairs.

Discounts from our Bridge Shop

We will give significant discounts on a range of bridge stationery and equipment that you may need to buy to run your club.

Portland Bowl

This is an inter-university teams-of-four knock-out competition, which starts each autumn and runs through to a semi-final and final hosted by the Portland Club in London in the spring. Early matches are zoned to minimise travel.

Other inter-university competitions

  • Warwickshire CBA and Warwickshire University run an Inter-University Bridge Festival. The next event is on 4 February 2017. For additional information contact Chris Attenborough ( or Richard Banbury at English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) (
  • Imperial College London, and the London School of Economics, jointly run an Inter University Bridge competition, normally held in December every year. For additional information contact the Bridge Club at Imperial ( or Richard Banbury at English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) (
  • More Information

    For more details of any of these services, please contact Richard at EBED.
    A list of individual university bridge club websites are also available.

    Upcoming Events

    Feel free to view our Youth Calendar page for a list of all upcoming events.