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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 afternoon duplicate
Director: Andy Osborn
Thursday evening pairs
Director: Andy O
Avenue/Lewes online evening pairs
Director: Julian
Director: Julian
Avenue League
Director: Julian
Avenue/Lewes online morning duplicate
Director: Julian Mitchell
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Julian
Avenue/Lewes online afternoon duplicate
Director: Andy Osborn
Autumn Lessons 2023
Autumn Lessons 2023

Face-to-Face bridge classes at  St Andrews Church Hall, Church Road, Hove BN3 2AD

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 on to register interest for courses shown “Subject to confirmation”.

Most classes start week commencing 11th September – check in the detail below.

New detail on No Trump Workshops - See Ref G Below



NEW  REF M    Beginners  Subject to confirmation - 10 classes  £90  

  Monday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm from 11th September with Andy Osborn

  No previous bridge experience required.  Your first lesson is a free “Taster”.

NEW  REF N     Beginners  Subject to confirmation - 10 classes  £90  

  Tuesday lunchtimes 12.15 – 2.15pm from 12th September with Andy Osborn

  No previous bridge experience required.  Your first lesson is a free “Taster”.



REF L   All Welcome Supervised Play - £5 per session (club members £3:50)

Every Wednesday evening 7:30 - 9:30pm

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. Results can be compared with other tables and with club duplicate sessions.

They are a “stepping stone” to moving on to club membership, and participation in DupliCake (Wednesday afternoons) or full Duplicate games.


REF J      Beginners Term 1/2 Subject to confirmation - 10 classes  £100 

   Monday mornings 10am – 12pm from 11th September with Andy Osborn

   New joiners/re-starters with some basic experience welcome – call or email.

  • Lessons 6-12 – Complete Basic Bidding
  • Lesson 13 Bonus – Wednesday Evening Play with bidding focus
  • Lessons 14-16 – Declarer Play

REF K       Beginners Term 2 - Subject to confirmation  - 9 classes  £90

Monday evenings  7.30 – 9.30pm from 11th September with Oliver Powell

  New joiners/re-starters with some basic experience welcome – call or email.

  • 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 A       Beginners Term 3   - 9 classes  £90

Tuesday afternoons 12.15 – 2.15pm from 12th September with Ollie Powell/Nick Goddard

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

  • 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 C      Year 2 Continuing Bridge Term 1   - 10 classes  £100

Tuesday evenings  7.30-9.30pm from 10th October  with Nick and Dudley

  New joiners/re-joiners welcome, call or email  

  • Lesson 1:                Planning the Play
  • Lessons 2 to 5:       Developing the Auction
  • Lessons 6 to 8:       Defensive Guidelines
  • Lessons 9 to 10:     Competitive Bidding


REF D       Continuation class Year 2+    - previously with Andy Ryder

Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.00pm  Cancelled due to insufficient numbers


REF F       Consolidation Year 2+    - 8 classes  £80

Thursday mornings  10am – 12pm from 14th September with  Oliver Powell

  New joiners/re-joiners welcome, call or email


REF G       Improvers Workshops  - No Trump Competitive Auctions

Thursday afternoons   12.15 – 2.15pm  restarting from 12th October with  Oliver Powell  

Struggling to compete when your opponents open No-Trumps?

Trouble dealing with opponent's interference over your No-Trump openers?

When should you double their No-Trump opener, and what happens next?

Find the answers to these and other questions with Ollie, in a short 5-week workshop course - which may be extended by popular demand.


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