u3a - Bridge


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Hello Bridge players. 

My name is Steve Carter and I’m here to help your Bridge Group get more out of Bridge!!

Please get in touch about anything Bridge and I will do my best to help…

Enjoy your Bridge!!!

Why play bridge ?

It exercises our grey cells, keeping them sharp for years to come whilst improving our skills of logic, deduction and lateral thinking. 

It widens our social circle – in almost every town you can spend a few hours each day with like-minded people. 

It’s a game for any age – all generations from 6 to 106, can play together. 

We form new partnerships - many great friendships start at the Bridge table

We can play at our own level – if we want to play socially, be more competitive or try to be the best in the world, there is a Bridge game that fits our goals. 

Bridge is Fun!

All you need is a pack of cards and four willing players !


For up-to-date information about "all things Bridge" including the latest information about the 40th Anniversary Bridge Festival in September 2022 click here



Jack has set up a national weekly online tournament open to all u3a bridge players, whatever the standard. Simply register with Bridgebase - (free) and contact me with your username and email address. There will be a small charge per session levied by BBO online. 

Details of how to register and purchase BBO$ are explained on their website

If you wish to play bridge online please contact Jack via this contact form 


BCL wishes to contribute towards u3a’s 40th Anniversary celebrations by offering free membership until 30th September 2022 to every u3a member who has not already tried BCL.

Please sign-up at U3aBridgeGroup, United Kingdom (

Steve arranges weekly tournaments on BridgeClubLive where Social Bridge is also played. If you wish to play bridge on BCL please contact  Steve  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


RealBridge is a British award-winning online bridge playing platform. What sets it apart from others is that life-like experience. You can see and hear your partner, and your opponents, in a setting that is as close to it gets to real life.

Several u3a clubs are already using RealBridge. There are Swiss Teams games on Sundays (about 5 a year), specifically for u3a clubs, where clubs compete in a friendly yet competitive event. These are free of charge to u3aclubs players.

The website is here:

The player guide is here:

What to do if your u3a club would like to try RealBridge:

Write to Shireen Mohandes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell them a bit about your club.

Playing on RealBridge is very affordable. Each player pays 36p (including VAT) for 20 boards.

“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised” W. Somerset Maugham