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Rubber Bridge

Club for the time being will continue Rubber Bridge at the Sussex on

Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2 - 6.30 pm.

This is a 50p Chicago game hosted by Amanda Bolton.  

Table money is £4 per session

All members are welcome and you can just turn up, or email  to register your interest.


Avenue/Lewes online morning duplicate
Director: Julian Mitchell
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Julian
Avenue/Lewes online afternoon duplicate
Director: Andy Osborn
Thursday evening pairs
Director: Andy O
Avenue/Lewes online evening pairs
Director: Julian Mitchell
Wednesday Afternoon DupliCake
Director: Julian
Avenue/Lewes online morning duplicate
Director: Julian Mitchell
Sussex Charity Simultaneous pairs
Director: Julian Mitchell
Scorer: Julian Mitchell
Summer Lessons 2023
Summer Lessons 2023

Our Venue:  St Andrews Church Hall, Church Road, Hove BN3 2AD

All classes start week commencing 17th April.

There is a half-term break in the week beginning Monday 29th May.  All courses finish in June.

All classes cost £10 per lesson when booked for the term.  Some classes are available on a "drop-in" basis at £12 per lesson.

Contact details and instructions for booking and payment for courses are included below the details of courses, near the end of this page.

Please get in touch to register interest by email to


New Beginners ClassesJ and K include a free “Taster” on 17th April.  And Supervised Play Sessions, Ref L

Beginners classes A and C continue into their next term on Tuesdays

Andy Ryder’s Class – D continues at The Sussex.

Ollie Powell’s "Continuation" Class  F continues on Thursday Mornings

Class G – Slam Bidding – see detail below.


NEW REF L   Beginners Supervised Play Sessions

These sessions are supported by more experienced players and/or teachers, who can be called on during play for help with bidding or cardplay questions.  The format is relaxed, with no competitive scoring, but with a chance to compare results on the hands with other players/tables.

Every Wednesday up to 5th July:  7:30-9:30pm

 £5 per session or £3:50 for club members.


NEW REF J   Beginners       with Andy Osborn 

No previous bridge experience required.  Accepting new students (at reduced cost) up to and including Monday 5th June

Monday mornings 10.00 – 12.00pm (excluding 1st, 8th and 29th May)  

Start Monday 17th April.  First lesson is a free “Taster”.  10 classes  £90

  • Lessons 1 to 5:  Basics with Minibridge
  • Lessons 6 to 10:  Introduction to Bidding

NEW REF K   Beginners       with Oliver Powell

No previous bridge experience required.   Accepting new students up to and including Monday 5th June

Monday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm  (excluding 1st & 8th May)  

Start Monday 17th April. First lesson is a free “Taster”.  10 classes  £90


REF A   Beginners Term 2      with Nick Goddard

New joiners with previous learning or basic experience welcome, call or email 

Tuesday afternoons  12.15 – 2.15pm

Start Tuesday 18th April  10 classes  £100

  • Lessons 11 to 13:  Bidding Continued
  • Lessons 14 to 16:  Declarer Play
  • Lessons 17 to 18:  Defence
  • Lessons 19 to 20:  Overcalls and Take-out Doubles

REF B   Beginners - Term 3     Tuesdays am    Discontinued

REF C   Beginners - Term 3     with Nick Goslett/Dudley Edwards

New joiners/re-joiners welcome, call or email  

Tuesday evenings  7.30 – 9.30pm

Start Tuesday 18th April  10 classes  £100

  • Lessons 21 to 22:  Overcalls Continued
  • Lessons 23 to 25:  Stayman and Strong Openings
  • Lessons 26 to 28:  Weak 2s and Pre-emptive bids, and Defences
  • Lessons 29 to 30:  Slam Bidding and Practice Session


REF D   Continuation class Year 2+    with Andy Ryder

New joiners/re-joiners welcome, call or email

Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.00pm at The Sussex  

Last lesson of current term 18th April.  Restarts 23rd May.   8 classes  £80


REF E   Continuation class Year 2 Term 2    Thursdays am  Discontinued

REF F  Consolidation Year 2+             with Oliver Powell  

Thursday mornings   10.00 – 12.00pm 

Start Thursday 20th April.   10 classes  £100


REF G   Slam Bidding                  with Oliver Powell  

Thursday afternoons   12.15 – 2.15 pm  

Start Thursday 20th April.   6 classes  £60

  • Lesson 1:  Roman Key Card Blackwood (RKCB) and continuations
  • Lesson 2:  Cue Bidding
  • Lesson 3:  Jacoby 2NT and the Responses
  • Lesson 4:  Splinters
  • Lesson 5:  Staying out of Bad Slams
  • Lesson 6:  Hand Construction and Useful Conventions


Existing students should book a class by contacting the tutor and confirm by email to

New students should contact


All fees are payable in advance (but see Beginners below) and should be paid direct to the Club account at Barclays Bank by BACS. 

Sort Code: 20 88 13   Account: 93986020  

Payment reference is CLASS/Ref letter/name e.g. CLASS/G/JLopez

Beginners who wish to do the free Taster session before committing, will pay for the term after the first session, if they wish to continue.  Beginners who wish to commit to the term anyway, should make their payments as above.


Any queries should be addressed to either the tutor of your chosen class or Andy Osborn, Teaching Coordinator, or 07976 896881