New introductory lessons beginning 10 October, at 11am, UK time.

Jack has introduced bridge to thousands of new players in the UK & Ireland, and his introductory lessons remain some of the most popular offered here at Learn Bridge Online.

As students progress, many ask where they can play locally. We would love to include you as a recommended bridge club.

We hope you will help publicize & share these introductory lessons (made exclusively free for friends of partnering bridge clubs).

You are welcome to view a recording of Jack’s previous first lesson here.

Register as a Partner Bridge Club

  • Receive & share free access to these introductory lessons for new players
  • Be included as a recommended club for new players

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out at

Individuals can register for the first two lessons free on this page: Introduction to Bridge with Jack Stocken

Some recommendations from Jack’s students:

I came to Jack’s classes as an almost complete beginner and after 7 months I cannot believe how much I have learnt. The lessons are well structured and informative taking us at just the right pace to make good progress whilst building confidence. Jack’s easy going nature and sense of humour make it relaxed and fun.

Online learning means that a class need never be missed as it can be viewed at any time, whilst participating live gives the added bonus of ‘live chat’ and a chance to ask questions and connect with other learners and Jack. Class members now play together regularly online.

I highly recommend giving it a go. Jack is an Ace teacher (pun supplied by another student!)

– Kath W.

“I started learning Bridge, totally from scratch, at the end of 2019. Living in a remote Scottish area it is very difficult to find good teaching and opportunities to learn. LBO has been wonderful! I started the weekly lessons with Jack Stocken which give such a solid basis and explain bidding and playing techniques in a structured but very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Jack is a superb teacher and knows how to explain bridge clearly and simply. The interaction with students is fun and helps to clarify common questions and confusion. The availability of the replays and notes is a real bonus.

My bridge has improved much, much more than I expected. But also, so has my fascination with bridge!”

– Rosanna R.

About Jack Stocken:

Jack Stocken has established himself as one of the country’s foremost bridge teachers; renowned for his patience, clarification of teaching and most important of all, making bridge a fun game to learn. Jack started teaching bridge in 1999 at The Andrew Robson Bridge Club where he worked as the club’s manager for seven years. He returned to his native Yorkshire in 2006 where he started “Yorkshire Bridge” and now has regular classes in Harrogate and Helmsley.  Jack also teaches groups at private houses and has taught in several other counties. His bridge teaching is in the same style as at the London Club, with an emphasis on creating a friendly atmosphere and enjoyment of the game.