BRIDGE: Free teaching to celebrate 40th anniversary

A well-attended Bilton session of Rugby Bridge Club

A well-attended Bilton session of Rugby Bridge Club

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Rugby Bridge Club

Rugby Bridge Club, the town’s premier and longest established bridge club, was founded in 1976 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary by providing free teaching of the game to absolute beginners and improving players alike from September 2015 to June 2016.

Teaching in progress at Clifton

Teaching in progress at Clifton

Contract bridge was described by The Times newspaper as ‘the best game ever invented’, and the club wants more residents of Rugby and the surrounding villages to experience its pleasures at first hand.

Bridge provides superb entertainment and stimulus for the brain, and is a great way to keep those little grey cells working.

Club spokesman Peter Langley said: “The club has flourished since its early days, has a current membership of 140, and provides excellent entertainment for a range of abilities in playing sessions on most days of the week.

“Bridge is an inexpensive game and all equipment is provided. We offer a warm and friendly welcome to players of all standards and to those entirely new to the game.

“We have been teaching bridge for 16 years and our lessons follow standards and procedures laid down by the English Bridge Union (the national body responsible for the game). Come and have a go!”

For more information, visit the club’s website www.bridgewebs.com/rugby