Intermediate Bridge - 2020

There are no face-to-face bridge lessons at the moment, but Tony Staw is running intermediate Bridge Lessons Online.

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

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 


Monday Lesson Topics Area Book Pages
25/01/2021 1 Review the uncontested auction Bidding p1-5
01/02/2021 2 Contested auction: overcalls and doubles Bidding p6, p12
08/02/2021 3 Planning the Play in No Trump Declarer Play p19-24
15/02/2021 4 Planning the Play in Suit Contracts Declarer Play p19-24
22/02/2021 5 More on Declarer Play Declarer Play p19-24
01/03/2021 6 3rd Hand Play Defence p39-41
08/03/2021 7 2nd Hand Play Defence p42-46
15/03/2021 8 Protective Bidding and Revision Bidding p10-11   
22/03/2021 9 The Danger Hand, holding up, Rule of 7 Declarer Play p77-81
29/03/2021 10 Showing shape, 4441 Bidding p90-92
05/04/2021   Easter Monday - No Lesson    
12/04/2021 11 Losing Trick Count: an easier way to bid Bidding p131-133
19/04/2021 12 The Law of Total Tricks: how high to bid? Bidding  
26/04/2021 13 Slam Bidding: Cue Bids Bidding p27-34
03/05/2021 14 Review Hands including: Slams, Losing Trick Count Practice  
10/05/2021 15 More on doubles: negative or Sputnik Bidding p53-54, p56-60
17/05/2021 16 Fourth Suit Forcing Bidding p93-94
24/05/2021 17 Rule of 11 and Revision of defence Defence  
31/05/2021 18 Bending the rules Bidding p95-96
07/06/2021 19 Red Suit Transfers Bidding p136-137
14/06/2021 20 Review Hands including: Transfers, Rule of 11 Practice  
21/06/2021 21 Defensive signals (attitude and suit preference) Defence p108-111
28/06/2021 22 Defensive signals (count) and discarding Defence p112-114
05/07/2021 23 Defence against suit contracts Defence p115-6
12/07/2021 24 Lead of king vs NT Defence p117-8
19/07/2021 25 Review Hands: Defence Practice  

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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