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Maggie has produced a new Newsletter for Winter 2020.   Click here Winter 2020 Newslettera.pdf or see Newsletters menu item above.

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Learning Centre
  Welcome to the Learning Centre

If you have never played bridge before but would like to learn, please consider coming to our Absolute Beginner lessons which we hold every year in the Fall. The first set of six lessons (Bridge for Beginners 1) usually starts in the middle of September and continues into October. A further set of six lessons follows ( Bridge for Beginners 2 ) in November and December. After that we suggest you come to the Tuesday morning Learning Game for fun and practice in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Further lesson series (Bridge for Beginners 3 and Intermediate topics) are held at other times of the year depending on the perceived need and availability of the teachers.

If you would like any more details about our lessons, or would like to put your name on a list for notification of beginner lessons, please contact either Maggie Sparrow or Frank Mustoe

  Maggie's Tuesday Learning Game

Learning Bridge Game - Tuesday Mornings 10:00 am - 12:15 pm: held at 18 Alliance Bvld, Unit 3 , Barrie.

We welcome anyone who plays a little bridge and would like to try duplicate. Mini-lesson hand discussed, handout to take home, followed by a short 12 board game.

Teacher on hand to answer questions and offer help.  Relaxed, low key, and fun .... ask for help, change your mind, consult your notes.

Come and improve your game and meet new partners.  Come alone or bring a friend, all welcome.  Contact Maggie Sparrow  705-835-2181 or for more details or just turn up!


APRIL – MAY 2020

Continue to learn bridge with this course, which takes you through the steps of planning the play of the hand as declarer and teaches you more techniques to help you find the best contracts. A follow up course for those who have taken a beginner course, or for anyone who plays a little bridge and would like a refresher. Bid, play and discuss each lesson, with free notes and hand records. This six-week structured course costs $85.00, which includes HST.

Wednesday mornings 9:30 – 12:00

Barrie Bridge Club, 18 Alliance Boulevard, Unit 3


April 1     Declarer play in notrump: counting winners and watching entries.

April 8     The Stayman convention: “Partner, do you have a 4-card major?”

April 15    Counting losers and drawing trump.

April 22    Promotion in suits and in notrump contracts.

April 29    Using length in suits and in notrump contracts.

May 6       Helping partner to the best contract by making a transfer bid.


For more information or to register for this course please contact Frank Mustoe at

Frank is an ACBL accredited teacher and a member of the American Bridge Teachers’ Association.