Surrey School of Bridge
Surrey School of Bridge
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First School Championship Sunday 17th of January

The School Championship is really just a normal lesson and is free for all intermediate students.  We will all play the same hands together and then review what happens.  The only difference is that after each board the scores will be recorded and players will be given a new partner and opponents.  Only the leading students will be displayed throughout the tournement and there will be a prize for the winner plus silly prizes throughout.  We should only play about six boards so the results are pretty random, the aim is just to have fun.

Bridge Coaching For New or Improving Players

Bridge Coaching is a fun way to improve your bridge.  It's half way between lessons and a club tournement and is suitable for those who are taking/have taken the club bridge course or played some club bridge.  The whole class plays a hand together and then reviews it on a large screen with questions and answers.  The hand is then scored then each player takes a new partner and opponents for the next hand.  The hands are selected so that each one presents something new, we aim to cover 6-8 hands per session.

Currently these sessions are running on Wednesdays at the Crusader Hall in Wallington 12pm start.  

From June 2016 there will be regular Tuesday evening sessions from 7:15 for 7:30 start, also in Wallington but at a different venue.

Each session will last two and a half hours including free tea, coffee and parking and costs £10.

If you'd like to attend you can either just turn up or email if you have any questions.

Beginner's Courses Start In September 2016

Our beginner's course teaches you the rules and some tactics so that you can play at home with friends.  There are two evening and two afternoon classes starting in September 2016 and you can reserve a place now using the "Book A Course" tab on the left. The course includes six lessons, two practice sessions and two weekend catch-up-classes covering all six lessons.  Once enrolled you can attend another class if you are unable to attend your usual class (space permitting).  The course costs £100, there is no obligation to pay until your second lesson so why not give it a try?

​We want you to have fun playing bridge so our sessions are relaxed, friendly and we focus on playing cards. All lessons feature hands duplicated using a dealing machine so that we can all play the same hands together.  We then review each hand using a large screen monitor.  Our lessons last 2 hours 15 minutes so there is plenty of time for a drink afterwards.  A bar and cafe are open at all venues before and after lessons.

Our day time lessons are designed for parents and grandparents running in school hours and term time only and giving plenty of time for the school run.  Our evening sessions start at 7:30 so there is plenty of time for working professionals to reach each class and time for a drink at the bar afterwards.  There is ample free parking at all venues.  

Under 18s are free but must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent (please book both parent and child).

Full time students can attend in the day time for free space permitting (please book) and in the evenings for half price.

Our Beginner's Course assumes no knowledge of cards. 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 £100 with start times throughout September 2016.  The beginner's course is also available on two Sunday sessions for those who can't attend regular classes.

The Club Bridge I course assumes you've played some bridge or taken our Beginner's Course.  You'll need curiosity, commitment and your own email address.  The 12 lessons course covers the commoner aspects of duplicate bridge and costs £150.  Courses start throughout November 2016.

The Club Bridge II course assumes you've played some club bridge or taken our Club Bridge I course.  The 12 lesson course take you up to a good club standard and costs £150.  Courses start at the end of February or beginning of March and follows on from Club Bridge I.

There is also a course book covering all three courses called Acol From Scratch available direct from the school or from Amazon for £10 + delivery.

Once you've enroled 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 Bridge Coaching sessions that ease you into club bridge.  

You don't need a partner for lessons or practice play.

Here are some more reasons to choose us.

To book or enquire email me at giving your name, phone number, the lesson you would like attend and whether you've played bridge.  All students must have their own email address.

Nigel Jones, Principal, MA (Cantab)

Nigel Jones is a full member of the English Bridge Union Teaching Association (EBUTA) and Premier Master of the EBU.  He was taught bridge at King's College Cambridge back in 1988, 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.  

No 1 Best Seller On Amazon!
No 1 Best Seller On Amazon!
The Bridge Teaching Room at South Croydon
The Bridge Teaching Room at South Croydon