Learn to play bridge
Links last updated September 2021
These teachers and their websites provide good resources for the learning bridge player.
Why Play Bridge? There’s a reason why millions of people around the world play bridge, many of them as a lifelong hobby. It’s a social game that creates partnerships through teamwork and sportsmanship. Bridge may be thrilling when you win and humbling when you don’t, but there’s one thing it will never be – boring. The game of bridge creates a community. With just a deck of cards and a group of friends – or even strangers – you can have fun and dive into a game that has been drawing new players for centuries. Not only does it sharpen the mind and challenge your wit, bridge opens new doors with opportunities to network and socialize with other sharp-minded competitors. Find out more on Try Bridge Dot Org!
New Tricks Bridge offers in-depth tutorials, and the New Tricks Tournament Series, featuring eight of the world’s best bridge players, battling it out for individual glory. This exciting new website and program is providing a new source for online bridge resources for beginners and experienced players – in video format. We’ve interviewed one of the founders Sue Johnson – read article here ->
Bridge Learning Centre – Larry Cohen, one of America’s premier bridge teachers, very generously shares his articles and puzzles and lessons on this great site. Larry’s new site has a lot of features, including bridge lessons by zoom.
Really Easy Bridge – from English Bridge Union. Really Easy Bridge is the EBU’s scheme to help introduce newcomers to the world of tournament bridge. The website has a focus on making bridge easy to learn. Information such as ‘Bridge Terms’, ‘Point Count Table’, ‘Really Easy Books’ etc. There are Really Easy Bridge books for sale.
English Bridge Education and Development – Learn, Teach, Grants http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/
Karen’s Bridge Library – Learning resources, features, book reviews, links to Bulletin articles. This is one of the internet’s oldest sites (almost as old as Great Bridge Links!) and offers a wealth of resources.
Hondo Bridge – Howard Schutzman – teacher and expert player on Bridge Base Online – Howard has created an audio visual lesson series entitled In Depth Bridge. Using your web browser, you can hear Howard’s voice discussing the lesson while simultaneously viewing the bridge on your screen. This is another old site, but still has great information.
Bridge Questions and Lessons from Kitty Cooper
Bridge Hands presents Hand of the Week videos offering lessons while watching a variety of real people play real hands at the table.
No Fear Bridge – The Website for Learners. Learn bridge! No Fear Bridge is the most fun way to learn how to play bridge. The member’s site is packed with online learning activities for bridge beginners, improvers and advancers. Note: There is a fee after the first two weeks. This is a UK website and teaches ACOL. If you’re interested in playing North American Bridge you’ll want to learn Standard American.
The Fifth Chair Foundation – website with lots of goodies for learners, teachers and anyone interested in improving their Bridge game. The site no longer seems to be managed or updated, but there is still a whole lot of information available.
Ethics & Etiquettes from Jeff Tang “If someone had told me all the things I’ve written here when I first started playing bridge, it would have been saved me a lot of trouble.” Click Here ::>
Beginners’ Guide to Bridge – Ontario, Canada Dan Berkley’s site includes bridge lessons for beginners, links to Internet Bridge Clubs, bridge resources and sample lesson.
Warren’s Free Bridge Lessons Workshop
Warren Hawley gives free party bridge lessons online. Read lessons, email questions. Challenges beginners, intermediates and seniors to raise the level of their play, the easy way!