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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 6 weeks of Help with Play. A handbook is available for purchase for $20. Enquiries can be emailed to the Club Administration.

2023 Beginner lessons
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): January 30 - March 20
Tuesday Mornings (9.30 am - Midday): January 31 - March 21
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): July 10 - August 28
Tuesday Mornings (9.30 am - Midday): July 11 - August 29

2023 Help with Play sessions
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): March 27 - May 01
Tuesday Mornings (9.00 am - 11.30): March 28 - May 02
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): September 04 - October 09
Tuesday Mornings (9.00 am - 11.30): September 05 - October 10

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
Handy Guide for Competition Play for Novices
ABF Simple System Card
ABF System Card Guide for New Players


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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.