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Blackburn & Ribble Valley Bridge Club

Have you ever considered playing Bridge?    It is a very sociable card game that you can play in your own home, on the Internet, or in a club like ours at Blackburn Northern.   It is suitable for all ages from 9-90+. So the whole family can learn to play!  Youngsters, in particular ,can pick it up very quickly.  Many people take it up approaching retirement, when it keeps the mind active & provides a new social outlet. It is a card game of logical thinking & ability to cope with simple arithmetic - as long as you can count up to 40, you'll be fine!

Blackburn Bridge Club is running 2 events in the coming months, called “A Taste of Bridge”, where you can come and find out all about the game and decide if it is for you:     The first event will be held at Mellor Village Hall on Wednesday 18th July, 7 - 9.30p.m.    It is free, and there will be refres­hments. Members will be demons­trating a few hands of bridge and teaching the basics. You will even get to play a few hands of “Mini-bridge”, which is the starting point for learning this great game.

There will be a further “Taste of bridge” event, held at Blackburn Northern Sports Club, on Saturday, September 1st, 10.45a.m. - 12.30p.m.     Northern is now the new home of Blackburn Bridge Club after we completed a very successful move here in March this year.

If you decide you'd like to learn bridge, the Club is starting a new course of lessons on September 19th, 7 - 9.30p.m. and to beheld weekly (except the second Wednesday of each month) at Mellor Village Hall. The cost will be £7 per lesson, or the discounted rate of £50 for a course of 10 lessons.  We aim to get you playing to a decent standard in a year or less.  The course is run by Judy Brearley, an associate member of the English Bridge Union Teachers Association.­   We use two English Bridge Union publi­cations, which pupils will be expected to purchase via Judy, at a discounted price.

For further details, please see www.­blackbu­rn­brid­ge­centre.­org.­uk; or email Judy at judithbrearley@hotmail.com or phone 01257 411256.

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