Welcome to Quantum Bridge Teaching Club, a club affiliated to the English Bridge Union, based in Blackheath, London. It is owned by Debbie Winterbourne, an EBU registered bridge teacher.

We cater for all standards of players who would like to improve their game in a friendly and sociable setting. We offer lessons which include 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 Quaker Meeting House in Blackheath. Help yourself to tea and biscuits and enjoy the company of fellow players while enjoying this most fascinating of games!

Bridge Players at Quaker House

Once you’ve completed our Beginner’s course (which we run once or twice per year), or if you already understand the basics of bridge, you may like to join one our Improvers or Intermediate Courses 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 array of benefits for our students including:

• 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 inspiring teachers who are very happy to answer all your questions!

Debbie Winterbourne


Debbie Winterbourne is a bridge teacher qualified with the English Bridge Union, who 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 founded Quantum Bridge Teaching Club in 2020 with Mark Pharoah and now both manages and teaches regularly at the club.

Debbie is practising psychotherapist, a retired practising (but still teaching) lawyer and a qualified adult education teacher. She believes that bridge is a fascinating game that will keep you hooked for life!

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Bridge Supervisors at Quantum Bridge Teaching Club

Liz Rodin learned the basics of bridge from her husband forty years ago and subsequently joined up with 3 friends for regular play which she continues to this day.

She’s a regular club member and has greatly enjoyed bridge holidays at home and abroad.
Liz believes that even after forty years, there are always new areas to learn, and the game is constantly interesting, challenging and stimulating.

Robin Stott is a retired medical consultant, site dean and medical director of Lewisham University Hospital. A most enjoyable part of his work was teaching, where he rapidly learned that he was more often than not the beneficiary of the experience.
He played bridge at university , then lapsed until his retirement , and now enjoys regular duplicate sessions and occasional home bridge.
Although he enjoys winning , he plays for pleasure and for companionship, and thinks , or at least hopes , that the mental stimulation he gets from the game will keep his mind in relatively good shape.

Charlotte Lamont grew up playing cards with her siblings and always loved the many games they played (she was very good at “Cheat”!)

Having never learnt Bridge, she always had it at the back of her mind that she would like to play one day, and eventually signed up for lessons. She has now been playing for several years. Bridge is a life-long learning game. And like all of us, Charlotte is always eager to improve her bridge skills and improve her understanding of the game.


Jean Morrison is a qualified secondary teacher [retired]. She has been playing cards from the age of 4, originally taught by her father and grandmother with bridge becoming her game of choice after retirement. She now plays regularly with friends, at a local bridge club and on organised bridge holidays.
She believes bridge is a challenging game that can be enjoyed at many levels. Socially it offers a chance to meet others, make new friends, and enjoy a shared experience. It also helps to keep the brain active.

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Jane Bendall has been playing bridge all of her adult life. Jane’s mother used to play regular bridge with her friends and Jane remembers loving when it was her Mum’s turn to host her friends.  She was an excellent cook and Jane and her brother loved the delicious cakes and jam puffs that were produced for the occasion.  It was a real treat for the children to get to eat up the left overs!   

So Jane has always been well disposed toward the game and started playing in her 20s with her friends.  Not so much cooking these days but still very happy social and enjoyable occasions.