Play Bridge – It’s Fun!


Join Our Network to Play or Learn Bridge
Exercise your wits at the world's most popular card game. Teams of two vie to come out on top.
Gain a new social skill and meet like-minded people.
 
Aces Hi! is a lively London-based network for playing bridge. Beginners, refreshers and more experienced players all catered for. Scroll down to find the section most suitable for you.

We think bridge should be fun – we use congenial venues at most of which you can get (or bring) a drink while you play. If you know the basics, even at a most rudimentary level, just show up at one of our games and you will be made welcome and we will soon get you playing. Singles, couples and groups all welcome. Single players can come without a bridge partner and are always guaranteed a game.


Absolute Beginner?
Bridge isn't hard to play - it's just fiendishly hard to play well.  Some traditional bridge clubs make their beginners do over a year's formal tuition.  We think this is not necessary - you should learn the basics of the game and get stuck in, learning and gaining experience through play.  You can get a good introduction to bridge in a single 2-day weekend course (Saturday-Sunday). Our Tutor Ned Paul has run 'Learn Bridge in a Weekend' for over 10 years and many players in our network started with this course.  Suitable for all ages. After the course you'll be welcome to join one of our improver groups as above. See the sidebar on the left or click to Bridge Lessons For Beginners for details and current dates.


Refresher or Improver?
Maybe you've just done some lessons, or learnt bridge at home. Or you played bridge before and want to get back into it. We could be the group for you. We meet to play social bridge for improvers in different parts of London including evening games in Holland Park, Paddingtonand Canary Wharf and daytime games in Kingston, Sheen, Chiswick and BalhamClick through to the Bridge Lessons For Improvers page for more details. Email or phone enquiries welcome.

These are 'supervised play' games, either playing in social foursomes, or playing gentle 'duplicate' bridges at a more relaxed pace than typical club games
We play and teach a modern bidding system and to help you learn and progress, advice is available on request at any time from an experienced bridge leader. Many of our players graduate to regular club games.


Club Level Player?
Like most bridge clubs most of our sessions are 'duplicate bridge' tournaments. In a duplicate tournament, a set of deals circulates from table to table and each pair plays each of the deals in turn.  The object is to get a better score from the same cards compared with other pairs at other tables.  if you get the best score on a deal you win, if not you don't!.  The pair that wins the most deals wins the tournament.  It's fun, it's fast, it's sociable - you will play against several other pairs - and it tests your skill level.    

This is club level bridge so you should at least be comfortable with the basics.  Advanced and intermediate players are welcome, but we also try to provide a friendly and supportive environment if you are playing your first tournaments.  You can  come with or without a partner - all our games are 'hosted' so if you come single you will be paired up for the game and there is always a 'house' player to make up the numbers if needed.   Do not be shy about coming - ring or email if you need more advice.

Camden
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Putney, Balham, Chiswick, Kingston are some of the places where we have regular duplicate games.  Click the various links to be taken to a club page for each venue.



Another Group?
Do you want to start a new social bridge group in your area? If you can help us find a pub or bar that would welcome a table or two of bridge players, we have the experience and bridge expertise to get you going. If you think your locality has potential to support a small informal evening bridge group please email or phone Ned - 07792 715517.


Private Lessons?
If you a group of colleagues would like private lessons, we may be able to help. Email or phone as above to discuss your requirements but bear in mind that good bridge tutors are in high demand.

 Our Timetable

Club Level Duplicate Bridge
(24 Deals - 3 hours)

Monday 7.30pm
Putney Bridge Club SW15

Tuesday 7.15pm
Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 7.15pm
The Ruff Club, 
Camden NW1

'Gentle' Duplicate Bridge
(15-18 deals, 2 or 2.5 hours, advice may be available)

Tuesday 10.00am
Bridge at Gazette,
Balham,SW12


Wednesday 1.30pm

Wednesday 7.15pm
Bridge at the Academy pub,  Holland Park W11

Social Bridge for Improvers
Play in set foursomes, advice available. Suitable for improvers, post-beginners, refreshers, etc.

Monday 10.00am
Bridge at Gazette,
Balham,SW12


Monday 6.30pm
Bridge at Canary Wharf.
Venue and dates liable to change. Please email for current details.

Tuesday 1.15pm

Thursday 9.30m
Bridge at Our Lady Queen of Peace, TW10

Alternate Saturdays, 6.00pm
Bridge in
Paddington W2


Click links above to get full details.




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