Once again we're at the stage of considering how to help those who have been learning or improving their bridge through our bridge classes. What to do with all the enthusiasm built up ? How do you get the bridge playing practice needed to help you move on and enjoy your bridge even more?
This year, bridge teachers and club members have come together to offer a few more opportunities to provide relaxed playing practice, using bridge mates, filling in score sheets, either for a few weeks, or throughout the summer. All of these are available as drop in sessions - no need to commit, or to have a partner, but if you do have a partner, you can practice developing your partnership at these sessions. We've now had some enquiries from ex-classes and returning players from other clubs looking for non-pressured practice at club play and they will all be made very welcome at any of these sessions too.
MONDAY AFTERNOONS Great response so these afternoons will continue as long as learners enjoy and attend: (arrive by 1.45 please) for 2 pm - 4 pm -This will be run as a normal club competitive session, with set boards, bridge mates, and scoring, but at a slower pace, and with the opportunity to get some advice on your bidding and play if you want it.
THURSDAY MORNINGS, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm - continuing throughout the summer. Get some card play practice with advice and tuition available.
THURSDAY EVENINGS 7.00 for 7.15 pm, again continuting while sufficient demand is there. Get some practice at bidding and playing boards, with guided discussion on the bidding and play afterwards.
and for those who wish to dip their toe into the normal club playing sessions,
1) Thursday Mornings (10 am to 1 pm) for a very relaxed small, friendly session to find out what club bridge is like, and build up some experience and hopefully confidence. s
2) Friday afternoon session (1 pm to 4.30 pm) which is equally friendly but a little bit busier.
(3) Wednesday afternoon session (1 pm to 4.30 pm) also very friendly and not too busy but broader variety of players
Those who can't play during the day may try the
(4) Tuesday evening session (7 pm to 10.30 pm) which is certainly much busier, and with a wider range of players, but will also welcome your attendance.
When booking in to any session, please do arrive at the latest, 15 mins before the start and do let the person on the desk know you have just come from classes and aren't very experienced, and someone will then ensure you are looked after.
Go on, don't let what you've learned go rusty - get some playing practice in over the next few months!