Welcome to The Quantum Bridge Club based in Eltham, London. It is owned and managed by Mark Pharoah and Debbie Winterbourne, both EBU registered bridge teachers.

We cater for absolute beginners and for those who can already play but would like to improve their game in a friendly and sociable setting. We offer lessons and supervised play sessions and are always on hand every week to give tips and handy hints.

Bridge is the world’s most fun, intellectually stimulating and sociable card games. Contrary to popular opinion, it is a game that anyone can enjoy, whatever their age or ability.

Come and join us for a warm, relaxed and friendly welcome in the informal and comfortable environment of the United Reform Church, Eltham. Help yourself to a tea and biscuit and enjoy the company of fellow players while enjoying this most fascinating of games!

Once you’ve completed the Beginner’s course, or if you already understand the basics of bridge, you may like to take more advanced courses or join our Supervised Play sessions where you can practice your new bridge skills in an informal and fun setting, being able to ask questions from the bridge teachers as you go along.

Benefits of attending our courses

We offer an impressive array of benefits for our students including:

• Generous discounts for our students on Bridge for All materials from the English Bridge Union;
• FREE 1-year membership of English Bridge Union for all our students;
• Access to the English Bridge Student Zone for all our students;
• Six weeks FREE access to No Fear Bridge website for all our students;
• Discounted membership to No Fear Bridge for all students;

• And of course excellent teaching from two inspiring teachers who are very happy to answer all your questions!

Private teaching in the comfort of your own home also offered – just ask us!

Mark and Debbie

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Mark Pharoah helped set up QBC with Debbie. He currently teaches at the Stocken bridge club in Blackheath and has recently been asked to be a club director at Chislehurst Bridge Club. He has written for the American Contract Bridge League magazine. Mark was a concert violinist for 25 years before turning to bridge but has also published three articles in Philosophy journals.


Debbie Winterbourne has been playing bridge all her life. She grew up with a keen bridge-playing mother and learned the basics from an early age.

She is a practicing psychotherapist and retired lawyer. She is also a qualified adult education teacher and teaches bridge privately in SE London.