New Player Guide
Hello, So you think you would like to play bridge ?
An excellent idea
Unlike most card games bridge has an air of mystery to it.
Lets sort out the facts and fiction of the game of bridge which is,
"Probably the Best Card Game in the World"
"Bridge clubs are for old people"
The average age of a bridge club is usually 60+, But try and tell our members they are old and you will soon be put right. People of all ages are welcome
Bridge is a game for "posh people"
Bridge is often portrayed by television, as a game played by the "upper classes" in their big houses, in reality nothing could be further from the truth, bridge may be played in the grand houses, but It is also played in: Peoples kitchens/dining rooms; Church and village halls: Pubs, clubs all over the country
It is expensive to join a bridge club
Some clubs do charge an annual fee, these are clubs that normally have their own premises, most clubs do not. Table fees are typically £1 to £3 per evening, and this often includes tea, coffee, and free parking
Unlike other sports/pastimes no expensive kit is required, as in golf for example
we all share the same decks of cards provided by the club
You have to be very clever to play bridge
Bridge is not a game you can learn in five minutes, but with professional training provided by the club the game can be learned in small sections, new aspects being introduced as the player progresses
Bridge is boring
Bridge is a game played by millions of people all around the world
Players with 50+years of experience are common
You never play the same hand twice, In fact different people playing the same hand often achieve a different result
I can't play because I do not have a partner
At Telford Bridge Club partners are not required, a suitable partner will always be found
Guests and new members are always made welcome and will be looked after