Education

The English Bridge Union is committed to the development of Bridge, and consequently puts great emphasis on education and learning. These pages have something for everyone: for those wanting to learn how to play, for those wanting to teach and for those who want to become tournament directors at local club, county, national or even international level.

The English Bridge Union works closely with the charity English Bridge Education & Development on all education matters relating to bridge. Be sure to check out their web pages.

The EBU runs a range of competitions and events for less experienced players. Please click here for further information on our Really Easy Programme.

If there is something which you would like to see here or you need further information, please let us know

Are you a primary school teacher, and want to introduce Minibridge to your school? We have lots of resources to help you get started through our Bridge for Schools Programme

Love Bridge? Why not teach it?!

Do you love bridge? Do you want to share this enthusiasm with others? Do you want to make bridge more than just a hobby?

If 'yes' then you should attend one of our Club Teacher Courses and learn to be a bridge teacher.
These very successful and popular courses will help you learn how to teach bridge using the Bridge for All Programme, expertly guided by one of our very experienced tutors.

You can learn more about these courses using the link for Club Teacher Training to the right of this page which also provides details on courses which are planned.

We set up these courses across England in direct response to demand, so if your club or county needs new blood and you are ready to help bring newcomers into our great game, why don't you get your club/county secretary to get in touch to see what can be arranged?

The course is also an excellent starting point for those who want to teach bridge independently. Read more about our teaching community by reading the EBTA link in the Education Menu on your right.

Education News

Launch of English Bridge School

Exciting news! As promised a few weeks ago, EBED has launched the English Bridge School (“EBS”) today.

EBS is a new and fresh way of teaching bridge to students online. The aim is to develop EBS into a one- stop learning portal where everything a bridge teacher or student could possibly want is readily available and just a click away. It has been designed so that, even if you have never taught bridge online before, you should find everything straight forward.

English Bridge School - English Bridge Education & Development shortly to launch a NEW teaching and learning Website

Exciting news from EBED which will impact on how teachers and students will access learning material in the future. In response to EBTA teachers requesting high quality, up to date and flexible teaching material, EBED are launching a brand new learning portal called English Bridge School (EBS) which will allow access to a whole new suite of material to support on-line bridge teaching. All current material will still be available on the teacher zone and additionally the new material held on EBS will be available to all EBTA teachers who wish to access it.

New Tricks BC YouTube Channel

New Tricks Bridge Club is a YouTube channel dedicated to the promotion of bridge education at all levels. They have created a series of bridge lessons, which are free to access. You can view the first episode of their Tournament Series, which combines expert commentary and graphics, and features world class players like Andrew Robson, David Gold & Zia Mahmood, here: Tournament Series Episode One

New Bridge Challenge

Tens of thousands of bridge players are currently stuck at home under lockdown. Many have jumped into the online world to enable them to continue playing their beloved game.

Families and friends are now uniting in bubbles and/or virtually online via online video calls. What an ideal opportunity to introduce them to bridge. To give you a few ideas we’ve created some very short lively videos of regular players teaching their family and friend groups the basics how to play.

What are you waiting for? The EBU challenge you to get involved. If you’re lucky enough to have 4 people with you get the cards out. At home alone invite friends or family to a zoom meeting and talk them through how to sign up to BBO. Play with someone who’s never played before, perhaps film it and share it with us. The bidding and card play may not be perfect to start with, but who knows you may have a future world champion bridge player in your midst!

Click read more to see the first video or view the full playlist of all the Bridge Player Challenge videos.