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

Val Bannister
Val Bannister

EBU Accredited Teacher

07825 298618

E val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Carol Aitken
Carol Aitken

EBU Accredited Teacher

E carol@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Sue Blythe
Sue Blythe

EBU Accredited Teacher

 
Welcome to The Bridge School at Gerrards Cross - the friendliest place to learn to play bridge
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)

If you cannot make the start dates then don't worry as we can easily accommodate people starting as late as the end of November!

If you would like to reserve a place on any of these sessions then please give Rob a call on the number below or drop him an email.

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, Val or Tony a call or drop us an email.

Rob     Tel:  07860 929429    Email:  rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Val      Tel:  07825 298618    Email:  val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

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

Bridge is a Social Game!

ITALIAN THEMED NIGHT

Once again our latest social bridge event, an Italian themed bridge night held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 in the Colston Hall at the GX Memorial Centre, was a ‘sell out’.
We enjoyed a fun evening of social Chicago bridge with a fantastic choice of main course: Beef Lasagne, Neapolitan Chicken and Pasta Bake.  Yet again we were spoilt for choice for dessert with a choice of Tiramisu, Mixed Berry Panna Cotta with Biscotti, Fresh Fruit Salad or Italian Cheese and Biscuits.  How did we find time to play bridge?
Below are some photos from the night.
Our next social bridge themed event is a Christmas Extravaganza to be held in the Colston Hall at the GX Memorial Centre, on Friday 8th December 2017.  More information will be sent out well in advance of the event.
Future themed evenings can be viewed on the 'Social Events' page shown on the menu bar to the left.

  • 4 novices who have definitely got the bridge bug now
  • A glass of wine does help with the bidding
  • A prize for the Mother of the Bride
  • A very proud tutor and student
  • Angela winning a trick with the 2 of Clubs
  • Another full house
  • Another table of regular supporters
  • Behind every Bridge player is a Partner rolling her eyes!
  • Bridge is brilliant for making new friends
  • But, Ive got no points at all!
  • Cheers Di!
  • Four of our 1st year students enjoying the evening
  • Getting ready - our fabulous catering team!
  • Great to see you are all still enjoying your bridge
  • Hang on to that 2 of Clubs Susan, you might win with it!
  • Here we are again - you cant get rid of us that easily
  • Im with you Jacquie - a glass of wine helps the bidding
  • Newcomers to one of our events
  • No Darina - you cant take it home!
  • Once I had a Life - now I have Bridge!
  • Some of our stalwart supporters
  • That man gets everywhere!
  • This food wins hands down!
  • Tony, youre supposed to be working, not playing
  • Val, Anne won the prize, you cant take it back!
  • We aim to please!
  • We all met at the Bridge School in our 1st year as students
  • We-re off home now to share the prize!
  • Well done Jacquie!
  • Well done Pam -another winner from a novice group
  • Wow - what a choice!
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 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 18 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 rest of 2017 and 2018!

We will be covering topics such as several Yr Revision topics and Slam Bidding After NT Openings with some exciting topics for the new year.

To view seminar dates and topics please select 2017/18 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

Click for the latest results
County League of Eight Update
County League of Eight Update

League of Eight Review

Congratulations to our 'B' team who achieved a 14-6 win in their first Division 4 match against Lane End 'B'.  Relatively new to teams play, this is the 'B' teams first win in the league and should give them a lot of confidence and enjoyment going forward.   The 'A' team play their third match against a strong SBBC 'A' team on 16 October.  Good luck. 

If you'd like to see how our teams are doing in their leagues then please click on the 'League of Eight' button on the lefthand side menu bar.

Next Social Evening
Next Social Evening

News Flash!

We are now fully booked for our Christmas Extravaganza themed evening.  
If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list please email


Carol Aitken 
(carol@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk)
 

Our Christmas Extravaganza evening takes place on Friday 8th December and is the traditional Christmas theme with a superb Christmas buffet and all the trimmings!  
 

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

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

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
16th Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Scorer: Bridgemate
12th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
Scorer: Bridgemate
9th Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Scorer: Bridgemate
5th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
Scorer: Bridgemate
2nd Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Scorer: Bridgemate
21st Sep 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
Scorer: Bridgemate
Calendar
19th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
23rd Oct 2017
Monday Beginner Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
23rd Oct 2017
Monday Yr2 Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
23rd Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
GX Memorial Centre 7.15 pm
26th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
Click for the latest results
County League of Eight Update
County League of Eight Update

League of Eight Review

Congratulations to our 'B' team who achieved a 14-6 win in their first Division 4 match against Lane End 'B'.  Relatively new to teams play, this is the 'B' teams first win in the league and should give them a lot of confidence and enjoyment going forward.   The 'A' team play their third match against a strong SBBC 'A' team on 16 October.  Good luck. 

If you'd like to see how our teams are doing in their leagues then please click on the 'League of Eight' button on the lefthand side menu bar.

Next Social Evening
Next Social Evening

News Flash!

We are now fully booked for our Christmas Extravaganza themed evening.  
If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list please email


Carol Aitken 
(carol@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk)
 

Our Christmas Extravaganza evening takes place on Friday 8th December and is the traditional Christmas theme with a superb Christmas buffet and all the trimmings!  
 

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

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

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
16th Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Scorer: Bridgemate
12th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
Scorer: Bridgemate
9th Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Scorer: Bridgemate
5th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
Scorer: Bridgemate
2nd Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Scorer: Bridgemate
21st Sep 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
Scorer: Bridgemate
Calendar
19th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am
23rd Oct 2017
Monday Beginner Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
23rd Oct 2017
Monday Yr2 Practice
GX Memorial Centre 1.30 pm
23rd Oct 2017
Monday Evening Supervised Duplicate
GX Memorial Centre 7.15 pm
26th Oct 2017
Thursday Morning Play & Learn
GX Memorial Centre 9.45 am