Tony Staw is starting a new short Intermediate Bridge Course on September 14th 2022
These lessons cover material in the EBU Continuing Bridge Course. Each lesson will be given on
Wednesday evenings 7pm online on BBO (£10) and on
Thursday afternoons 2pm face-to-face at Pinner Bridge Club. (£13)
Each lesson will last 2 hours. The lessons are aimed at those who have completed the Beginners' course or who wish to brush up their bidding and play.
The planned topics are as shown below.
Face to face lessons are £13 per person, and will cover the topics with slides and handouts, and playing the cards. There will also be some handouts and quizzes on each topic.
Please pay in cash for each lesson you attend.
Online lessons are £10 per person per lesson. I will invoice you, approximately monthly after the lessons. You will be able to pay by bank transfer or Paypal.
The format of each online lesson is a Zoom meeting to present and discuss the topic (about 30 minutes), and then some hands for you to play on BridgeBaseOnline (BBO) on the topic (around 6 hands), which we will then go over, using Zoom again.
What do you need to join online
You will need to be able to run Zoom and you will need to log in to BBO. You can do both these things on a PC/Laptop/Tablet or Smartphone. If you have two suitable devices, I suggest you use one to run Zoom, and another for BBO. Otherwise just use one device for both. We will start the lesson with Zoom, and then after the first part of the lesson you should log in to BBO, to play the hands. To Join the Zoom lesson just before 7pm please click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8347594535?pwd=a0FUbzVXRkhkU05GK2FjZVExRVFqUT09Meeting ID: 834 759 4535 Passcode: tonystaw
You do not need to attend every lesson, and will only be charged for the sessions you play. You can also switch between face-to-face and online lessons, as you prefer.
During each Online lesson, we will play some hands on BridgeBase Online (BBO). Click here for instructions on how to join the BBO tournament: Intructions Joining BBO.pdf
Please could you let me know if you are interested in this course - [email protected] 07986543628
Planned Dates (as of 18/07/2022)
Pinner Bridge Club
Review the uncontested auction
Contested auction: overcalls and doubles
Planning the Play in No Trump
Planning the Play in a Suit Contract
Practice Bidding and Declarer Play
3rd Hand Play
2nd Hand Play
The Danger Hand, holding up
Practice Bidding and Declarer Play
Showing shape, 4441
Losing Trick Count: an easier way to bid
Bending the rules
Red Suit Transfers
Practice Hands including transfers
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.
Call Tony Staw on 020 8868 7205, email [email protected] or fill out this form to get in touch.