Beginning Bridge 2019

The next Beginning Bridge Class will start in May 2019.  

  • Thursday 2:00-4:00pm Pinner Bridge Club, 103 Marsh Road, Pinner HA5 5PA 
  • Thursday 7:30-9:30pm St John's Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood HA6 1DN (Near Green Lane)

£12 per person per lesson. The book that accompanies this course – Beginning Bridge is £25. 

Not sure if bridge is for you?  

 Come to a FREE TASTER SESSION!

Thursday 2nd May at the above locations 

 Click here for a PDF version

Thursdays

Lesson

Topic

Book Pages

Exercise

02/05/2019

 

Minibridge NT - Free Taster

p1-3

p11

09/05/2019

1

Minibridge Trumps

p4-5

p13

16/05/2019

2

Declarer Play

p6

p15

23/05/2019

3

Basic Defence

p7-10

 

30/05/2019

4

Minibridge Practice

 

 

06/06/2019

5

1NT, responses

p19-22

p27

13/06/2019

6

1NT, responses

p23-26

T41

20/06/2019

7

Opening 1 of a Suit, limit raises

p30-33

p45

27/06/2019

8

New Suit responses

p34-39

p47

04/07/2019

9

Openers rebids

p40-41

p30-39 (read)

11/07/2019

10

Getting into NT

p41-44

Read handout

18/07/2019

11

Declarer Play Techniques

p53-56

p69

25/07/2019

12

Practice Hands

 

 

01/08–28/08/2019

 

Summer Break

 

 

05/09/2019

13

Declarer Play in NT

p57-61

p71

12/09/2019

14

Declarer Play in a suit

p62-68

p73

19/09/2019

15

Defence - leading

p77-84

p89

26/09/2019

16

Defence - play

p86-88

 

03/10/2019

17

Defence - discarding, rule of 11

p85

 

10/10/2019

18

Suit Overcalls and responses

p93-95

p105

17/10/2019

19

Practice Hands

 

 

24/10/2019

 

Break

 

 

31/10/2019

 

Break

 

 

07/11/2019

20

Takeout doubles

p96-99

p107

14/11/2019

21

Takeout doubles and overcalls (review)

 

21/11/2019

22

1NT overcall and Revision

p100-103

p109

28/11/2019

22

Stayman

p137-139

p140

05/12/2019

23

2NT opening

p115

NT Ladder

12/12/2019

24

2C/2D/H/S - opening

p116-122

p123

19/12/2019

25

Practice Hands

 

 

26/12/2019

 

Break

 

 

02/01/2020

 

Break

 

 

09/01/2020

26

Pre-empts and responses

p129-130

p133

16/01/2020

27

Competing against pre-empts

p131-132

 

23/01/2020

28

Slam Bidding

p143-145

p147

30/01/2020

29

Practice Hands

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions I am sometimes asked about bridge lessons:

  • How long will it take me to learn bridge?

The beginners course consists of about 25 lessons plus another 6 practice sessions.  Most people are unable to attend every lesson so we do quite a bit of revision and recapping as we go.  Most of the time you will be learning by playing so you should enjoy yourself and be able to play right from the very first lesson.  This course will give you a good grounding in bridge.

  • Do I have to be good at mathematics?

No! The only mathematics you need is the ability to count.

  • Do I have to have a good memory?

No! you will find that as learn more about bridge, your memory for which cards have been played will improve automatically.

  • Do I need to sign up in advance?

No you just pay per lesson each time you attend.  The course book will be available to purchase at the first lesson.

  • Can I switch from the afternoon to the evening lesson and vice-versa?

Yes.  I give the same lesson twice each Thursday, so you can switch from one time to the other as you wish.

Contact me

Call Tony Staw on 020 8868 7205, email [email protected] or fill out this form to get in touch.

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