We want you to enjoy learning bridge, so our classes are relaxed, friendly and hopefully amusing. Every class focuses on practical exercises so there's plenty of time to get to know the other students and try things out for yourself.
Our Beginner's Course is assumes no knowledge of bridge. The 8 lessons covers the rules and enough bridge to play at home with friends. The first lesson is a free taster. The course costs £80 and starts in September 2015 details wil be published nearer the time.
Our Foundation Course assumes you've played some bridge or taken our Beginner's Course. All you need is a reasonable memory, commitment and and your own email address. The 24 lessons cover everything you need to play confidently at your local club. Every fourth lesson is a round up of the previous three, helping those who have missed a lesson or need help on particular topics. You can pay in two installedments costing £120 each.
There is also a course book covering both courses called Acol From Scratch available direct from the school or from Amazon for £10 (currently awaiting second edition).
Once you've enrolled you can attend any of our classes. This means that if you need to miss a week you can take two lessons either the week before or the week after and keep up with the course. When you've completed the foundation course you can take part in practice play sessions that ease you into club bridge. Recap courses will be available over the summer depending upon demand.
You don't need a partner for lessons or practice play.
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To book or enquire email me at email@example.com giving your name, phone number, the lesson you would like attend and whether you've played bridge. No experience of card or partner is needed.
Nigel Jones, Principal, MA (Cantab)
Nigel Jones is an EBU Accredited Teacher and Premier Master who was taught bridge at King's College Cambridge back in 1988. He became coach of the college bridge team and played regularly for Cambridge University. After leaving with a first in Chemistry he played at Cambridge Bridge Club and qualified for the National Swiss Teams final two years running. After a few years out of the game due to family commitments, he's become a regular at bridge clubs in the Purley area and founded Surrey School of Bridge after a career in finance.