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 (Third Edition) is available direct from a class for £10 or from Amazon for £12 + delivery. The Kindle edition is available for £8.99 and runs on iPads, Kindle Fire or Android. Kindle books allow for your notes and get updates.
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.
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To book a place click on Reserve A Place above left. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, phone number if you would like a call back. 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.