The course book Acol From Scratch hit No1 Best Seller in bridge books on Amazon last year. It's ideal for anyone learning Acol up to club standard. The new third edition incuded key points and flow charts to help you learn and costs £12 from Amazon or £10 direct from a class. The Kindle Text Book edition has just been published for costing £8.99. Follow this link.
New Students should buy the book direct from a class and save £2 + post and packaging.
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.
Sessions run at Croydon Bowling Club Monday mornings 9:50am-12:30pm with a tea break in the canteen. There is also a sesson at Cheam Sports Club on Monday evenings 7:30-10pm with free tea and coffee. Each session will costs £10 pay as you go, you must have been to a beginner's course or played some bridge in order to come. By all means contact me if you'd like to know more.
If you are new to Surrey School of Bridge your first lesson is free. Please fill out your details on Reserve A Place and select pay-as-you-go bridge coaching option.
The school no longer takes complete beginners, you must have played some bridge in order to attend the Coaching Sessions although it may have been some time ago and it may have been quite basic. If want to learn the basics go to Wimbledon Bridge Club, Caterham Bridge Club or check the Surrey County Bridge Association Teachers List for full details here.
Sessions cost £10 pay as you go. New students get their first lesson for free.
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.
The lessons are based on my book, Acol From Scratch (Third Edition) is available from Amazon.co.uk as a paper book or on Kindle.
You don't need a partner for lessons or practice play.
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.