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Monday Night Bridge

(closed at present)


Beginners Club

Monday evenings 

6.15 - 8.30  

(Please arrive by 6.10)


Open to all Colchester Bridge School students


Course Information
'Quickstart' course


'Quickstart' - an Introduction to Bridge


This is a 6-week course which assumes no prior knowledge of Bridge. The aim is to get people playing straight away.



The course begins with how to value your hand, and basic card-play

Then you will learn about bidding as a way of exchanging information with your partner


 Although there is some teaching, the focus is on learning by playing, so you will be playing the cards from the outset.

All sessions are accompanied by information sheets.




(Quickstart students are invited to join the Monday night sessions to practice what they have learnt.

If you then want to learn more, the 'Beginning Bridge' foundation course takes you through everything you need to know to play a reasonable game of Bridge at a Bridge club)



Beginning Bridge 
This foundation course of bridge classes (divided into four modules) is based on 'Bridge for All', the learn and play programme developed by the EBU (English Bridge Union). It is suitable for people who have never played bridge before or those who have played a little social bridge and want to learn more.
You will be playing the cards from the very first session. The course follows a structured programme. Each class has teaching on the day's topic, including guided learning, quizzes and group tasks. There is then a refreshments break, followed by a play session using prepared deals to practice the ideas learnt.
All the basics of bridge are covered. You will learn how to assess the cards you are dealt, how to exchange information with your partner using the language of 'bidding', and how to play the cards. If you are on the defending side, you will learn how to work as a team to prevent the contract from being made!
 By the end of the course, you will have all the basic skills and knowledge to be able to play a reasonable game of bridge.
Refresher course


Refresh and Progress


This is a 10-week revision course for those who have attended classes previously and want to improve their bidding. It is Intermediate/Improver level, and aims to take players to the next stage


Formal teaching will be kept to a minimum. The sessions start with a short orientation quiz, and then concentrate on bidding and discussion of set hands.



(N.B. This course is not suitable as an introduction to Bridge or for those who have been away from the game for a long time - consider joining a Beginners module instead)