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GYBS - Real Bridge Duplicate
Director: John Barker
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplcate
Director: John Barker
GYBS Sunday Duplicate
Director: John Barker
First for Bridge Improver Duplcate
Director: Barry Watts
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplcate
Director: John Barker
Calendar
22nd April 2021
GYBS - Improver Lessons
Online
10.00am - 12.00pm
Director: John Barker
  (Bookings)
22nd April 2021
First for Bridge Improver Duplcate
Online
19.00pm - 22.00pm
Director: Barry Watts
23rd April 2021
First for Bridge - Club Duplicate
Online
14.00pm - 16.30pm
Director: John Barker
25th April 2021
GYBS Sunday Duplicate
Online 19.00pm
Director: John Barker
  (Bookings)
26th April 2021
GYBS - Real Bridge Duplcate
Online
10.00am - 12.30pm
Director: John Barker
  (Bookings)
Latest News - Sunday Evening Competitive Bridge
Latest News - Sunday Evening Competitive Bridge

We are pleased to announce from this Sunday the 11th April 2021 we will be playing 3 games per week on Real Bridge.

On a Sunday Evening at 7pm we will play 20 Boards under EBU Jurisdiction which will be submitted for Masterpoints and NGS costing £1.50 per game

On a Monday Morning at 10am, and Thursday at 2pm we will play 20 Boards in a Friendly Game costing £1.25 per game.

Alternatively you can pay for a Monthly Pass to play in as many Games as you wish in advance on the 1st of the Month for £12.50. Or a Monthly Pass of £9.00 that covers Monday and Thursdays only. We have revisited our Prices as the RealBridge Price has increased 20% as they now need to pay VAT,

To play all you need to do is register with us to be a Member of the Great Yarmouth Bridge School by contacting sarahmarriott8@gmail.com. and then turn up to play.

The link to the Game will be on Our Website. We will send players a Bill at the end of each month for any games they have played in.

For any more information please feel free to call us on 01493 309033. - And Please pass this Information on to others.

Bridge For All
Bridge For All

♠  Sarah is hoping to start Teaching Absolute beginners or people interested in going back to Basics on a Wednesday Evening. She has just completed the EBU Teacher Training Course, and under the watchful eye of John she is hoping to start a new Beginners Group very soon. 

  The Bridge Lounge is continuing to Flourish with many Friends booking up to play and chat to each other. £5 for the Four (so £1.25 each). A nice way to enjoy a Glass of Wine or a Gin and Tonic.

♣  Our Friendly Games on a Monday at 10am and Thursday at 2pm are continuing to be popular with normally at least 6 or 7 Tables - please invite anyone along and remember no Partner is needed as Sarah and John are always available to make sure everyone gets a Game.

For More Information On Any Of The Above Please Call Us On 01493 309033 or Send us an E Mail.

About Us
About Us

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.

 

The Bridge Lounge at the GYBS
The Bridge Lounge at the GYBS

You now have the chance to play with your Friends "face to face"  in The Real Bridge Lounge where 4 of you can enjoy a Game Together.

I will leave previous results up so you can see how previous Groups have fared with the Boards. We are also happy to advise and discuss Particular Boards after if required.

To organise a game contact John or Sarah on 01493 309033 or E Mail us . The cost for Four of you to play is £5.00 for 20 Boards for the whole Table (£1.25 each)

 

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

Friendly Game

All Players welcome - no partner needed.

Cost £1.25 for 18 Boards or £7.50 Monthly S/O (up to 2 games per week)

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

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. 

 

Group Bridge Lessons
Group Bridge Lessons

We are now running the following 2 Hour Sessions.

Improvers : Mon 2.00pm,  Thurs - 10.00am 

New Improvers : Tues - 10.00am 

Club Players : Wed 10.00am 

New Beginners : Wed 2.00pm

Improving your Bridge : Wed 7.00pm 

For more Information please call John or Sarah on 01493 309033

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
NEW BRIDGE HOLIDAY LET'S GO
The Gardens of Holland & Belgium River Cruise
The Gardens of Holland & Belgium River Cruise

Join us on the MS Arena as we Cruise from Amsterdam to Belgium and Back.

5th May 2022 to 12th May 2022

 

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

 

Please contact John or Sarah on 01493 309033 for more Information