The "5 Steps" of Learning at West Hants Bridge School
"The 1st Step"
Opening 1 No Trump & Responses
Opening 1 of a Suit & Responses
Simple Declarer Play
Simple Defensive Skills
Re-Bids, and lots more!
"The 2nd Step"
Strong Opening Bids
Pre-emptive Bidding, and lots more!
"The 3rd Step"
Declarer Play Skills
Defensive Play Skills
Re-cap of the Key Aspects of Bidding
"The 4th Step"
Doubling of a NT Opener
4th Suit Forcing
4-4-4-1 Hands, and lots more!
"The 5th Step"
The Losing Trick Count
Landy & Michael's
Roman Key Card Blackwood
5 Card Puppet Stayman, and lots more!
Full details of all the Courses are in the Menu above.
A warm welcome is awaiting you at Local Clubs!
Please click on the "Local Duplicate Bridge" tab above for details.
Welcome to West Hants Bridge School!
The Fun & Friendly place to learn or improve your Bridge!
So what's happening at the moment at the School...
69 Students completed the Beginner's Course ("Steps 1 & 2") at the end of March. Many congratulations to them all. They were a fantastic bunch of people and we had a lot of fun! Most of our Students just want to learn enough to enjoy playing "Social Bridge" but quite a few of them have now "dipped their toes in the water" by visiting local Bridge Clubs to enjoy "Help" or "Gentle" Duplicate." They seem to be loving that too!
The "Step 3" Course started in mid-April and 71 Students split into 3 Classes are currently having a whale of a time (we hope!) learning “playing the cards” Skills. For details of the Course please see the “Step 3” tab on the Menu on the left. If you are interested in attending some of the sessions on an 'ad hoc' basis please let us know and we will advise you a week or two in advance of the subject being covered.
The "Step 4" Course starts in July and runs for 9 weeks. If a Student is unable to attend a particular Class then they can arrange a “Sub”. There are only a few places left available so please let us know soon if you wish to enrol. Please click the "Step 4 Course" tab on the left for full details.
The "Step 1" Course starts again in September. There is an option to attend on either the Tuesday evening or the Thursday afternoon each week. Please see the "Beginner's Course" tab on the left. The "Step 5 " Course also starts in September for people who want to become more competitive at Duplicate Bridge!
We hope this all makes some sense to you - if not, please drop us an email!
Classes & Workshops
The following subjects are being covered in May and June ...
"Declarer & Defender Skills" (every week)
"Take-out Doubles" (w/c 27 May)
"Practice Play Session" (Friday 31 May) Workshop
"Stayman & Transfers" (w/c 3 June)
"Weak 2's & other Pre-empts" (w/c 10 June)
"Practice Play Session" (Friday 28 June) Workshop
"An Introduction to Slam Bidding" (w/c 1 July)
Please click here for full details.
To secure your place or request more information please contact:
email@example.com Tel: 07805 971829
Local Duplicate Bridge
Many of our Students progress onto playing Duplicate Bridge. This can seem quite daunting at first, but the good news is that there are a number of local Bridge Clubs that offer excellent "Help", Novice" or "Gentle" Duplicate sessions for new Players. These venues are very welcoming and supportive to people new to the game. They are also great fun! Please click on the "Local Duplicate Bridge" tab on the left for more information.
Many congratulations to the following new Students who successfully completed the "Step 2" Course at the end of March:
Mike Airey, Kathy Bolton, Mandy Bray, Pauline Cherry, Alan Clark, Anne Clifford, Christine Corbin, David Craigmyle, Henry Craven, Chris Crossman, Pauline Fisher, Alan Frost, Caroline Good, Don Green, Tony Hargreaves, Katrina Heatley, Richard Henry, Jane Henry, Anthea Hipwell, Brian Hirst, Kay Hirst, Linda Johnson, Annie Ketteringham, Maureen Law, Baron Levine, Trudy Levine, David Marsh, John Meakin, Felicity Meakin, Tony Newman, Serena Newton, Gordon Paterson, Roz Peters, Tony Raybould, Nicky Russ, Tanya Salmon, Paddy Smyth, Pat Snow, Megan Stephenson, Steve Taylor, Roy Tazzyman, Sue Thomas, Jill Totten, Stuart Totten, Anne Williams, John Wilson, Jackie Wilson and Scott Wilson.
21 other, more experienced, Students also completed the Course as a "Back-to-Basics" Refresher.
There were some outstanding performances by WHBS Students recently at the Dorset Bridge Association "New Player Sim Pairs" Tournament.
Many congratulations to:
Amanda Mallinson-King & Sue Barraclough (2nd out of 26 pairs!)
Alan & Valerie Frost (5th)
Lynette Tisshaw & Jennie Wilson (6th)
John Babb & Alan Serlin (10th)
Mike Packham & Monica Welch (winners of The Knole section)
Well done to all who competed!
Click here for the full results
A 26 Week Course to be held at The West Hants Club, Bournemouth
(Step 1 & Step 2)
This Course is designed for people who want to learn the Wonderful Game of Bridge from scratch, and for people who require a “Back to Basics” Refresher
Starts Week Commencing 2 September 2019
You can choose to attend the Class on either Tuesday evenings or Thursday afternoons . There are two 13 week Terms
If you have to miss some Classes, there will be "Catch-up" Sessions available
Please click here for full details