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Beginner Bridge Lessons
Beginners lessons are conducted twice yearly and the cost of the course is $80. The lessons run for 8 weeks and are followed by 8 weeks of Help with Play. A handbook is available for purchase, the cost is $20. Enquiries can be emailed to the Club Administration.

2021 Beginner lessons
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): February 01 - March 22
Tuesday Mornings (9.30 am - midday): February 02 - March 23
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): July 12 - September 06
Tuesday Mornings (9.30 am - midday): July 13 - September 07

2021 Help with Play sessions
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): March 29 - May 17
Tuesday Mornings (9.30 am - midday): March 30 - May 18
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): September 13 - November 01
Tuesday Mornings (9.30 am - midday): September 07 - November 02

Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon sessions are for players with under 100 master points. 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

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Andy Slater - Beginner bridge lessons
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.