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Beginner Bridge Lessons
Beginners lessons are conducted twice yearly and are free of charge. These run for eight (8) weeks and are followed by a few weeks of Transitional Play. A handbook is available for purchase. Enquiries can be emailed to the Club Secretary.

2019 Beginner lessons
Tuesday mornings (9.30 am - midday): January 29 - March 19
Wednesday evenings (7.30 pm - 10:00 pm): January 30 - March 20
Tuesday mornings (9.30 am - midday): July 16 - September 3
Wednesday evenings (7.30 pm - 10:00 pm): July 17 - September 4

2019 Help with Play sessions
Tuesday mornings (9.30 am - midday): March 26 - May 14
Wednesday evenings (7.30 pm - 10:00 pm): March 27 - May 15
Tuesday mornings (9.30 am - midday): September 10 - October 29
Wednesday evenings (7.30 pm - 10:00 pm): September 11 - October 30

Tuesday afternoons and Friday afternoons
Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon sessions have a dedicated section for under 15 masterpoint players - it is not necessary to have a partner in this section as one will be provided. New-to-Bridge players are encouraged to begin their playing careers here.

Links to useful resources for Novices
ABF Bridge ethics and etiquette
Bridge etiquette basics
Handy Guide for Competition Play
ABF System Card
How to complete an ABF System Card

Teachers
Diana Dick - beginner bridge lessons
My family are all bridge players and I played auction bridge at home from primary school age. Introduced to contract bridge at university, it became my passion. I played only socially while my children were small, and joined Northern Suburbs, Toowong, and QCBC in 1981. I am a director and teacher at these clubs, and I particularly enjoy teaching. After many partnerships over the years, I play mostly now with my husband Ross, whose expertise helped me reach the level of Grand Master.

Andy Slater - advanced bridge lessons and hand analysis
I was first introduced to bridge when at boarding school in England. I loved the game but I didnt play at all in my twenties. Id been married for about 6 months when I suggested to my father-in-law, Ross Dick, that it would be nice to have a game sometime. Id never heard of a bidding system, so on the way to our first game Ross was telling me all about the 4321 hand valuation, INT 16-18 etc.

It was all gobbledygook but we did well. After that I studied a copy of Bridge Basics by Ron Klinger and I was away. The game has given me immense pleasure over the years, not just for the game but also for the many friends I have made in that time. When I retired from teaching, I recognised a need for players with some experience to advance their bidding skills and hone their playing technique. So I started developing my courses for Advancing Players.

I am happy to try to impart to these players some of the finer points of the game so hopefully they will enjoy the game as much as I have.