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Partners

If you are seeking a partner(s) for pairs or teams either post a message on the 'Bookings/Find a Partner?' page or contact Sandy Blunt (see Contact Us)

On Wednesday afternoon and evening  a host system is in operation, so you can turn up without a partner and get a game.

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 Any comments or suggestions about this website are most welcome. Stuart Barker

Lessons
Why learn to play bridge?
  • It promotes an active mind with no age limit – improving both logical thinking and memory.
  • It is social – you meet like minded people.
  • It is a fun pastime that is not expensive.
Why learn at Eastbourne Bridge Club?
  • You are taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers, who are EBUTA (English Bridge Union Teachers Association ) registered.
  • We have a structured learning plan that uses the methods and resources of the EBU.
  • You learn by playing in a friendly, pleasant environment
  • The lessons involve a brief talk on the topic of the day followed by practice using pre-dealt boards.
Dates of Lessons

TEACHING SESSIONS - FAST TRACK COURSE (Level 1)

The course aims to take you to a basic standard of bridge in just 10 lessons. Short self-study exercises (in both digital and printed format) will be provided for use at home to aid the learning in lessons. The teaching is mainly practically based with card-based exercises, interspersed with short expositions. The Fast Track course is designed for people who are not able to attend a weekday daytime course and wish to have a shorter course. This shorter course is achieved by having a faster pace and making available some self study materials to use between lessons.

Cost: £120 for 10 lessons to include a book with cover price of £30. Full time students pay £75 including the book. Refund after lesson 1 if not satisfied.
 

 CONTENT: Getting Started At Bridge, Introducing Trumps, Introducing bidding, Opening bids in a suit, Responding without a fit, The auction continues, Opener rebids No Trumps, Competitive Bidding, Defence, Doubling, Competing and sacrificing, Signposts to the future.

Dates to be arranged.

 

To register an interest please contact Stuart Barker using the contact details below:

Lead tutor: Stuart Barker - see contact us page or 01323733928 stuart.barker@hotmail.co.uk.


 

TEACHING SESSIONS - FOUNDATION COURSE (Level 1)

This 2 term course covers the basics of the modern game of Bridge. Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to update their game.
 

 

If you are interested in joining the September 2019 class please contact David Lampert via the Contact Us page or david.lampert@btinternet.com .


 

TEACHING SESSIONS - INTERMEDIATE CLASSES (Level 2). Jeanne Boydell & Carolynn Maylen

 

 

The next term with Jeanne Boydell starts on Friday 4th January and ends on Friday 22nd March.

With Jeanne

January 4th. No Trumps and Stayman

January 11th. Opening Leads

January 18th. Transfer bids and McKendrick

January 25th. Introduction to doubles including take out double

February 1st Discards,signalling and finessing

February 8th. Overcalls

February 15th. Losing trick count and gambling 3NT

February 22nd. Slam bidding

March 1st. 5 card majors and the Landy defence to No trumps

March 8th. More on doubles

March 15th. Fourth suit forcing

March 22nd. Requests and preparing a convention card. 

 

 

For information please contact Jeanne Boydell on 01323 721825 or via the Contact Us page or jeanneboydell@gmail.com .

 

 

 

 


TEACHING SESSIONS (Level 3) 10 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.  Roger Poulter

  Contact Roger Poulter (01323 482298) or 07816 836861 or roger36@btinternet.com 

 

Year 3 Lessons  2019 Spring Term starting Thursday 3rd January

1. January 3rd.  Further look at uses of doubles

2. January 10th. Weak 2 bids and defences to weak 2's. 

3. January 17th. How to play suit contracts. Guidelines for making the maximum tricks

4. January 24th. How to play No trump contracts.

5. January 31st. Finesses. When to take them and how to avoid them. 

6. February 7th. Introduction to 5 card majors and strong NT

7. February 14th. Counting and card placement. Clues from bidding and play

8. February 21st. End plays. How to gain an extra trick(s) towards the end of play

9. February 28th. Some useful conventions but keep them simple and minimal. 

10. March 7th. Revision and requests. 

 

Each lesson I will talk about the topic of the day with illustrations followed by play of hands which will contain some play of the hand pointers as well as illustrating the topic of the day.

The cost of the 10 lessons each term is £60 or £7 per individual lesson. We can make some adjustment to the following term if you have to miss a lot of lessons due to holidays etc.

Contact  roger36@btinternet.com for further information. 

 


 

IMPROVERS/SUPERVISED PLAY (EVERY WEEK)

Fridays at 2.00 pm please contact John Garrini (01323 734797).

Thursday at 2.00 pm please contact Chimi Notenboom (01323 731073).

 

 

Software

 

The link below goes to the EBU site where you can download  a free program

http://www.ebu.co.uk/education/ltpb

A free minibridge program is available at

http://www.bluechipbridge.co.uk/minibridge.htm