Coronavirus and Online Bridge

Due to the current Goverment advice, we have decided to suspend all face to face bridge sessions and bridge lessons for the next few months.

However, we are running Gentle Duplicate Online Bridge and Intermediate Bridge Lessons on Bridgebase Online (BBO) as follows. £3 per person.

  • Mondays – Pairs Game at 2pm  (Register between 12:00-1:45pm) 
  • Thursdays – Pairs Game at 7:30pm (Register between 5:30pm and 7:15pm) 
  • Fridays  – Pairs Game at 2pm  (Register between 12:00-1:45pm).  

All these games are called “Pinner Gentle Duplicate”.

I normally have a Zoom talk before each game.  Please use the "Contact me" box if you are interested in playing in these games.

Intermediate Bridge Lessons

The dates/times for the next lessons of the online bridge course are as follows:



Monday 7:30-9:30pm

Thursday 2.00-4.00pm

Book Pages

Defence: 2nd Hand Play.  When declarer lead a suit, a defender should generally play 2nd Hand Low, but there are exceptions.




Declarer Play in No Trump: Further aspects of declarer play: Establishing Suits, Finessing and maintaining Entries




Declarer Play in Suit Contracts: Ruffing, establishing suits by ruffing and cross-ruffing.




Declarer play - Danger Hand Holding up, the Rule of Seven




Showing Shape: How you should bid your suits to show your shape.  Plus: how to bid 4441 hands




Losing Trick Count: An easier way to bid when you expect to play in a suit contract





The Law of Total Tricks: How high to bid in a competitive auction. When to “bid one more” and when to pass.




Slam Bidding: Cue Bids





It costs £10 per person to attend, and I will invoice you after the lesson.  You will be able to pay by bank transfer or Paypal.  More details can be found here 

Playing Bridge Online

There are a number of website offering the ability to play bridge online such as Bridge Club Live, Funbridge, Trickster and Bridge Base Online.

All the websites allow you to join as a guest, and just watch (kibbitz) for a while. 

Bridge Base Online (BBO) is probably one of the best.  Tony Staw has made a short video about the Acol Players' group on BBO and there is lots more information about this on 

You can also play in EBU games on Bridgebase Online (BBO) 

Finally, there is another article about playing bridge on your computer or mobile device on

What some of my students have said

"Learning bridge has transformed my social life!  How I wish I had learned earlier!  I now have a circle of friends who meet regularly to play (together with a glass or two of wine)"

"After my husband died last year, I am so glad I have now found this delightful but infuriating game, that gets me out of the house, and keeps my brain active"

"Tony has managed to make learning bridge really fun!"

Don't Lose Control of Trumps!



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If you interested in bridge lessons or have any other questions please call Tony Staw on 020 8868 7205, or fill out this form to get in touch.

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