The Bridge Group plays competitive, social bridge in a relaxed, enjoyable environment. We play “Basic Acol” at an intermediate level and meet every Wednesday at Matlock Town Football Club. Play starts at 9.15am and continues through to 12.30pm. The cost is £2.00 per week, payable on arrival, and includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

The correct lead? Image courtesy of Martin Emery

The Group was formed some ten years ago and has gone from strength to strength.  We have up to 14 tables playing each week, playing duplicate bridge in two sections.  Each section typically plays 20 boards during the morning. The results are published at the conclusion of each session.  To view the results, click here.

The happy winners! Image courtesy of Roger Keeling

Each year in May, members of the Group organise a three day visit away from Matlock to both play bridge and enjoy the delights of the chosen location,  In 2020, 40 members are planning to visit Harrogate.

In line with the U3A’s ‘self-help’ ethos, volunteers take turns to organise and manage the tables, operate the computerised scoring system and provide refreshments.

We have, however, become the victims of our success and, unfortunately, cannot, at present, accept any new members.  Should you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please contact the Coordinator.

The Bridge group coordinator is Roger Keeling, who can be contacted by email, or by telephone on 01629 823796.