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GYBS - Real Bridge Duplicate
Director: John Barker
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplcate
Director: John Barker
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplicate
Director: John Barker
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplcate
Director: John Barker
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplicate
Director: John Barker
Calendar
25th January 2021
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplcate
Online
10.00am - 12.30pm
Director: John Barker
  (Bookings)
25th January 2021
GYBS - Improver Lessons
Online
14.00pm - 16.30pm
Director: John Barker
26th January 2021
First for Bridge - Club Duplicate
Online
19.00pm - 22.00pm
Director: Eddie Williams
27th January 2021
Intermediate / Club Lessons
Online
9.15am - 11.15am
Director: John Barker
  (Bookings)
27th January 2021
First for Bridge Improver Duplicate
Online
14.00pm - 16.30pm
Director: John Barker
Interested in Learning Bridge
Interested in Learning Bridge

I really enjoy teaching and introducing new players to Bridge, and I am happy to teach Students either Individually, as a Couple, or Groups of 4 or 8 people. I have had Students as far away as New Zealand and currently have 2 from Guernsey. My aim is to get new players up to a level of being able to play in Our Own Real Bridge Sessions after about 15/18 Lessons. For more Information please call John or Sarah on 01493 309033 or 07767 864575.

Welcome to the Great Yarmouth Bridge School
Welcome to the Great Yarmouth Bridge School

John Barker is a fully qualified Professional Bridge Teacher, County Director and Holiday Host in the Great Yarmouth area. During Lockdown Restrictions teaching is now On Line and we have had Students from as far away as New Zealand, and Guernsey as well as Local to Norfolk.  John is also happy to teach to a Groups of Friends in their own Online Classroom. John and Sarah are available to run or help organise a Bridge Holiday with Bridgemates, and Dealing Machine, and if you have a group together we can organise this with First for Bridge.

 

Sarah Marriott although not having been playing Bridge so long is as equally passionate as John, and also brings great Organisational Skills to the Partnership. Sarah used to be responsible for organising over 3000 Weddings a Year for the Norfolk County Council but has recently changed her Job to be an Independent Wedding and Funeral Celebrant so she can balance her Bridge and Work commitments better. Sarah like John loves making people happy.

 

GYBS Real Bridge - Mondays at 10am, Thursdays at 2pm
GYBS Real Bridge - Mondays at 10am, Thursdays at 2pm

It will help us each session to have an idea of who is likely to be playing. It doesn't mean you can't change your mind at the last minute but it helps us to have some idea who might be turning up. 

Can you let us know that you are intending to play in the usual way by booking into the session via the calender in advance. 

 

All Players welcome - no partner needed.

Cost £1.25 for 18 Boards 

Friendly Game

Everything you need to know can be found under Real Bridge in the left hand menu.

Or Call John or Sarah on 01493 309033 or 07767 864575

Group Bridge Lessons
Group Bridge Lessons

I will be offering the following Sessions.

Improvers : Mon 2.00pm,  Thurs - 10.00am (2 Hour Session)

Club Players : Wed 9.15am (2 Hour Session)

To take part in a Group Lesson please feel free to call me on 01493 309033

First Group Lesson is always Free to see if you like my Style

No Need to Travel - take part in the Lesson from your Front Room

 

Testimonies

How have you been spending the Great Covid Lockdown?
I joined this amazing bridge school, run by the wonderful John Barker and it has been a source of hope, sanity, learning and salvation for me since the start of “lockdown”. Given that those of a certain age that goes with a certain intelligence, know that lockdown isn’t going away anytime soon, however
the Government care to phrase it, you could do a lot worse than wrap yourself up for the long Autumn and Winter months with John and his inspirational teaching.
You see I feel part of a large happy family who have taken me into their midst and hugged me, where there were no hugs to be had.I met John and his amazing mum, Joan, on a bridge holiday run by First for Bridge. John has taken it upon himself to involve all of us who’ve been denied our overseas holidays in fantastic bridge tutorials that can only make us better players once this wretched virus runs out of steam or some convincing vaccine is found. Most bridge tutorials don’t give you time to recap or endlessly allow you to go over something you haven’t understood.
Not so with John. His patience is remarkable. He will, if asked, go over and explain in many different ways, things that must be absolutely basic to him and yet never a critical word is said. Of course, one may occasionally be called a “noodle” but it is always said in a kindly, light-hearted manner that no-one could take offence from.
Life being what it is, we shouldn’t hold our breath, so to while away the hours that we night have spent at the tables around the world, we can learn all thethings we were uncertain of about our wonderful game from John’s mesmerising teaching.I don’t know what you will be doing but I will be booking up all his tutorials until this calamity ends!
Dr Sue
 
 
"Thank you very much for a fantastic 12 week Fast Track Bridge course for beginners. That certainly got the 5 of us playing bridge by the end of the course. I would like to thank you in particular for your patience and understanding of your student's different needs and adjusting the lessons to suit each individual's way of learning.  
Thank you so much for making our last lesson with you so very special by organizing such a wonderful surprise for us by  inviting 6 lovely people from your club to join us for the evening so enabling us to have a taste of real Duplicate Bridge.  The evening was truly enjoyed by all 5 of us and gave us more of a relaxed insight as to what it would be like to play in one of your clubs.  Many, many thanks to those, friendly and very helpful members who made the evening such a success and from a personal aspect cleared up a few queries I had been mulling over. 
You are doing a wonderful job John in keeping Bridge going in such a fun way and I am sure it will inspire more people to learn to play this great card game.  I look forward to continuing learning with you so as to build up my confidence to play at club level.  A big thank you again".
Jeanne 
 
 
"Another Lovely Bridge Weekend at the Links Hotel with John Barker. He is an excellent Host who makes everyone feel welcome. The Bridge is very well run and most enjoyable."
Bridget
Bridge Games Timetable
Bridge Games Timetable

Sunday          13.30pm   Max Collie,                             19.00pm   FFB Club

Monday         10.00am   GYBS Friendly 

Tuesday        19.00pm   NDS League,                          19:00pm   FFB Club

Wednesday   14.00pm  FFB Improvers                          19.30pm  Max Collie

Thursday       14.00pm  GYBS Friendly                          19.00pm  FFB Improvers

Friday           14.00pm  FFB Club

Saturday       14.00pm   FFB Swiss Pairs    

Please contact John or Sarah on 01493 309033 for more Information

Latest News - Join John and Sarah on the MS Arena
  • Arena Boat
  • Arena Cabin
  • Arena Dining Room
  • Food
  • Food 3
  • MS Arena Lounge Bar

John and Sarah will be running a Bridge Holiday for First for Bridge on the MS Arena as it Cruises through Holland and Belgium from the 24th April to 1st May 2021. We will also be on the same Ship 3 months later as it cruises down the Danube from the 30th June to the 6th July 2021

More details to follow : -