The Bridge School at Gerrards Cross - the friendliest place to learn to play bridge
 
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Bridge School Team
Rob Wilkinson
Rob Wilkinson

EBU Qualified Teacher

T 01494 563423

M 07860 929429

E rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Tony Williams
Tony Williams

EBU Qualified Teacher

T 01494 482678

07523 540363

E tony@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Carol Aitken
Carol Aitken

EBU Accredited Teacher

E carol@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Sue Blythe
Sue Blythe

EBU Accredited Teacher

Val Bannister
Val Bannister

EBU Accredited Teacher

 
New Beginning Bridge Courses for 2017

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE!

We are one of the friendliest places to learn to play bridge and are regularly recommended by current and past students.  Whether you are on your own or come along with friends, we will make you feel very welcome.  We will run two Beginner courses this year.

Evening course starts Tuesday 3rd October (7.30 pm - 9.30 pm)

Daytime course starts Wednesday 4th October (9.30 am - 11.30 am)

We will be running a number free taster sessions through the summer but those who are currently interested are welcome to come along and sit in on one of our current beginner lessons to see how we teach and talk to our current students during our coffee break.

Why are we the friendliest place to learn to play bridge? 

Quite simply we have the most competent and friendly teachers and our philosophy is to 'make bridge social and fun'!  We are also very honest about how long it takes to become a bridge player, something not shared by other teachers.  So if you'd like to know more then please give Rob or Tony a call or drop us an email.

Rob     Tel:  01494 563423    Email:  rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

 Tony    Tel:  01494 482678    Email:  tony@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Bridge is a Social Game!

SPANISH THEME NIGHT

100 people joined our latest social bridge event, a Spanish themed bridge night held on Friday 17th February in the Colston Hall at the GX Memorial Centre.
We enjoyed a fun evening of social Chicago bridge with a sumptuous choice of Spanish Pimenton Chicken, Catalan Beef  or Spanish mixed bean and great desserts.  Here's some pictures from the night.

Our next social bridge themed event is an "English Bridge Night" on Wednesday 26th April 2017 with Bangers and Mash in a giant yorkshie pudding as one of the main dishes! More information on this event will be sent out shortly, ....... but in the meantime keep this date free !

Future themed evenings can be viewed on the 'Social Events' page shown on the menu bar to the left.

  • 2nd prize to Darina
  • 3rd prize to Margaret
  • And the surprised winner - Julie!
  • Darina table
  • Joanne table
  • Karen and Jackie
  • Lorraine and guests
  • Myra wins the slam prize
  • New to bridge 1
  • New to bridge 2
  • New to bridge 3
  • New to bridge 4
  • Robert, Herma and the two Sues
  • Spanish night
  • Spanish night fun
  • The fun girls
  • The Likely Girls
  • Tony serves desserts
Supervised Play Sessions

MONDAY EVENING AND THURSDAY MORNING

We run weekly supervised play sessions on a Monday evening and Thursday morning in the Garden Room at the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre.. These are very friendly sessions suitable for less experienced players or those who enjoy a more relaxed pace of play.

Monday evening is a supervised duplicate session which starts at 7.15 pm and finishes at 10.15 pm.  We play 18-20 boards with a 15 minute refreshment break.

Thursday morning is our 'play and learn' session which starts at 9.45 am and finishes at 12.45 pm.  The pace is even more relaxed.  We play around 16 boards which gives time for some discussion and the chance to learn from our mistakes!  There is also a 15 minute refreshment break. 

Each session includes:

  • Advice available from an EBU qualified director/bridge teacher
  • Written notes on each hand, with suggested bidding
  • Cost per person will be £5

Come and join us for these friendly play sessions at the GX Memorial Centre!

2016-2017 Seminars
2016-2017 Seminars

Check out our seminar programme for the first half of 2017!

We will be covering topics such as Train Your Brain, Coping with Interference, Understanding Your Partner's Leads, Slam Bidding After NT Openings, How to Read Your Opponents' Cards!

To view seminar dates and topics please select 2016 - 2017 Seminars in the menu on the lefthand side.  Please book early if you don't want to be disappointed!

Bridge in the Sun
  • Christmas Day in the Caribbean
  • First rum punch of the day
  • I once caught a fish this big
  • Intermediates having fun
  • Relaxed intermediates
  • Rodney Bay St Lucia
  • Scrubs up well
  • Tony and THE shirt
  • Usual beginners table
  • Which sunbed a difficult choice

THE BRIDGE SCHOOL GOES TO THE CARIBBEAN!

Rob & Tony took on the challenge of teaching bridge on the MS Aurora as part of P&O’s 24 day, Christmas Caribbean Cruise.

Sailing from Southampton we had lots of fun introducing beginners and intermediates to our particular style of teaching; fun and laughter but always professional. 

Since Boxing day we were island hopping from Barbados to Grenada, St. Lucia, Antigua and St Maarten, with lots of sun, sea and sand interspersed with the occasional rum punch!  It’s really is a hard life being a bridge teacher but someone’s got to do it!

On the serious side, we’ve had lots of fantastic feedback already: many people who are new to bridge but keen to carry on learning and even a few local couples who’ve signed up for seminars as well as joining our duplicate sessions back home!

Have a Happy New Year!

Rob & Tony

Teaching Staff Update!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Val Bannister to our teaching team.  Both Val and Sue Blythe, currently one of our resident support teachers were recently confirmed as EBU Accredited Teachers having completed their EBU training course and are now Associate Members of the English Bridge Union Teachers Association.

Both Sue and Val will be involved in our new beginner and improver courses. They will also oversee some of our weekly daytime and evening beginner and improver practice play sessions.  Both are professional teachers working at local schools and more information is available if you click on their pictures on the lefthand column!

These changes will allow Carol Aitken to fully manage our support programmes, our beginner and improver practice play sessions and to help develop our programme of social bridge activities.  We wish everyone success in their new roles.

                                                             

         Val Bannister                                                         Sue Blythe

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County League of Eight

Well done to our 'A' team who, in their final match, gained promotion from Division 4 of the County League of Eight after a stunning 13-7 victory over previously undefeated Maidenhead 'B' .

Our congratulations go to Sue Blythe, Tony Williams, Carol Aitken, Nils Blythe, Peter Birt, Jane Birt, Susan Solomon, Ian Besser, Jacqui Robinson and the rest of the 'A' team squad.  Good luck in Division 3 next year!

Win Free Tickets to a Social Evening!
Win Free Tickets to a Social Evening!

Click on the Image for more information about our 'reward' for recommending a new beginner

Next Social Evening
Next Social Evening

Wednesday 26th April

Our next social bridge evening will take place on 26th April and will have an English theme with 'Bangers and Mash' in a giant yorkshire pudding being one of the main dishes!  Invitations went out on 13 March and all tables were booked within two days!  Thank you to everyone who booked a place.  It will be another fun night!

Keep Me Updated on Bridge School Events!
Keep Me Updated on Bridge School Events!

If you would like us to keep you updated on our many seminars, courses and special events then simply join our secure Email Subscription Service,  To subscribe to this service just email Rob on rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Our Email Subscription Service is secure and private.  Your details will not be shared wih any third party.

Results
24th Apr 2017
Monday Y2 Practice
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
24th Apr 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
20th Apr 2017
Thursday Play and Learn
Director: Carol
Scorer: Scorebridge
13th Apr 2017
Thursday Morning Supervised Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
10th Apr 2017
Monday Y2 Practice
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
10th Apr 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
Calendar
24th Apr 2017
Monday Beginner Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Carol
24th Apr 2017
Monday Yr2 Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Tony
27th Apr 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
Director: Rob
1st May 2017
Closed for Bank Holiday
4th May 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
Director: Rob
8th May 2017
Monday Beginner Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Carol
8th May 2017
Monday Yr2 Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Rob
8th May 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
GX Memorial Centre 7.15 pm
Director: Rob
Click for the latest results
Stop Press!
Stop Press!

County League of Eight

Well done to our 'A' team who, in their final match, gained promotion from Division 4 of the County League of Eight after a stunning 13-7 victory over previously undefeated Maidenhead 'B' .

Our congratulations go to Sue Blythe, Tony Williams, Carol Aitken, Nils Blythe, Peter Birt, Jane Birt, Susan Solomon, Ian Besser, Jacqui Robinson and the rest of the 'A' team squad.  Good luck in Division 3 next year!

Win Free Tickets to a Social Evening!
Win Free Tickets to a Social Evening!

Click on the Image for more information about our 'reward' for recommending a new beginner

Next Social Evening
Next Social Evening

Wednesday 26th April

Our next social bridge evening will take place on 26th April and will have an English theme with 'Bangers and Mash' in a giant yorkshire pudding being one of the main dishes!  Invitations went out on 13 March and all tables were booked within two days!  Thank you to everyone who booked a place.  It will be another fun night!

Keep Me Updated on Bridge School Events!
Keep Me Updated on Bridge School Events!

If you would like us to keep you updated on our many seminars, courses and special events then simply join our secure Email Subscription Service,  To subscribe to this service just email Rob on rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Our Email Subscription Service is secure and private.  Your details will not be shared wih any third party.

Results
24th Apr 2017
Monday Y2 Practice
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
24th Apr 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
20th Apr 2017
Thursday Play and Learn
Director: Carol
Scorer: Scorebridge
13th Apr 2017
Thursday Morning Supervised Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
10th Apr 2017
Monday Y2 Practice
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
10th Apr 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Director: Tony
Scorer: Bridgemate
Calendar
24th Apr 2017
Monday Beginner Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Carol
24th Apr 2017
Monday Yr2 Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Tony
27th Apr 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
Director: Rob
1st May 2017
Closed for Bank Holiday
4th May 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
Director: Rob
8th May 2017
Monday Beginner Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Carol
8th May 2017
Monday Yr2 Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
Director: Rob
8th May 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
GX Memorial Centre 7.15 pm
Director: Rob