Northern Suburbs Bridge Club Inc
Brisbane, Australia

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Beginner Bridge Lessons
Beginners lessons are conducted twice yearly. The cost of the course is $80 and there is a $20 set of notes. The lessons run for 8 weeks. Following the Beginner's course NSBC conducts 4 weeks of Help with Play to assist students in transitioning from lessons to session play. The cost of each Help with Play session is the club table fees at the time. Enquiries can be emailed to the Club Administration.

Contact NSBC or the Course Coordinator, Peter Fagan, on 0403 564 442 or email him on [email protected].

2024 Beginner lessons - 8 weeks
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): January 29 - March 18
Tuesday Mornings (9.15 am - 11:45 am): January 30 - March 19

2024 Help with Play sessions - 4 weeks
Monday Evenings (7.00 pm - 9.30 pm): March 25 - Apr 15
Tuesday Mornings (9.00 am - 11.45 am): March 26 - Apr 16

2024 Beginner lessons - 8 weeks
Tuesday Mornings (9.15 am - 11:45 am): July 9 - August 27

2024 Help with Play sessions - 4 weeks
Tuesday Mornings (9.00 am - 11.45 am): September 3 - September 24

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 didn�t play at all in my twenties. I�d 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. I�d 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.