The purpose of our group is to play competitive, social bridge in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. We play "Basic Acol" at an intermediate level and will meet at Matlock Town Football Club every Wednesday morning during 2017, apart from 10 May. Play starts at 9.15am and continues through to 12.30pm. The cost is £2.00 per week (inclusive of tea or coffee and biscuits), payable on arrival.

Our group has gone from strength to strength and around 50 members now attend each session, with up to 14 tables playing duplicate bridge in two groups. Each group plays about 20 boards.

The results of each morning's session may be viewed by clicking here.

The U3A is a "self-help" organisation, so each week two volunteers take turns to manage the tables and scoring system. Additionally, other members take responsibility for refreshments and collecting the £2.00 charge paid by each player.

Members appreciate all the contributions made to ensure the smooth running of our group.

Having become victim to our success, we have, regrettably, closed the group to new members. However, we have opened a "Waiting List" and, if there is sufficient demand, we would be very pleased to support the creation of a second group - please contact the coordinator for more information.


Would you like to learn to play bridge?

Most of our members have learned to play bridge through courses run by other, experienced, members. Unfortunately, for the past couple of years, we have not been able to offer this.

However, we are pleased that a beginners' class has been organised to start in September, which is now fully subscribed.


The correct lead? Image courtesy of Martin Emery

Cober Hill

In May 2016, 32 members of the Bridge Group again enjoyed a three day "Bridge Break" at Cober Hill Hotel and Conference Centre, just north of Scarborough.

For more details, winners and photographs click here.


The Bridge group coordinator is Roger Keeling, who can be contacted by email by clicking on his name, or by telephone on 07831 268152.

Sea view from Cober Hill Hotel.

Image courtesy of Martin Emery

Did you know?

Last updated on 1 January, 2017
© Matlock Area U3A, 2017 - Registered Charity Number 1161704