Beginner Bridge Classes 2018-2019

Classes for the 2018-2019 season have not been finalised.  As soon as we have information we will update here.  In the meantime check on the link below for teachers in your area who will be able to help. 

2018-2019 Classes by region

All teachers listed are CBAI Qualified & Registered.  If you need a qualified teacher to give classes in your area please contact the CBAI on 01-4929666.  We do not recommend that you use unregistered teachers.

In general, Bridge teachers run their Beginners classes over a 20-24 week period, with 10-12 weeks from the End of September to Christmas and 10-12 weeks from January until beginning of April or so.  On completion of classes we encourage teachers and clubs to provide a mentored, assisted game to assist Novice players in their transition from class to club bridge.  You are a Novice for five years from the September of the season in which you commence your classes or until you have earned enough points to move on to the next grade.  For next season’s classes click below.  These are updated as we receive details from the teachers.  If there are no details for 2018-2019 contact the teacher for last year’s classes who will be able to help.

Supervised play for Beginners & Novices:  


Blathnaid Trayer is running a supervised play group for Beginners who have just finished their first course of classes.  It is designed to get you ready to play in a club and will be held in the Wishing Well pub in Blackrock on Wednesday afternoons from 25th April 2018.  See here for details.  Intermediate B players may also attend.


Michael O’Loughlin  is currently running a supervised play group for improvers at 10.30 every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Pastoral Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village.  You may attend whichever morning or mornings suit.  €7 per session. Email for further details.

Teacher Training

Click on the above link for futher information

If you would like to become a CBAI-accredited bridge teacher, the next Teacher Training Seminar will be held on 23/24 February 2019 in the Templeogue Bridge Centre.

This seminar is now fully booked up, but if you would like to register your interest for a future teacher training session, please contact Dermot at the CBAI (01-4929666), or email for further details.

Schools Bridge

The recent development of the teacher training and school bridge programme has seen the number of schools Nationwide interested in including bridge in their pre Junior Cert and transition year programmes rise steadly.  If you are a school interested in Bridge please contact us.  If you are a bridge teacher interested in teaching in schools please let us know at the CBAI (01-4929666) or

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