Worcestershire CBA has a Facebook page which may be of interest.
The following lists shows teachers who offer lessons in Worcestershire. Most teachers work from the English Bridge Union course which is based on a Beginners year of two terms followed by an Improvers year of two terms, after which players should be able to play duplicate bridge at a club or play socially to a good standard.
There are also further lessons available for players who want to develop their game beyond the EBU syllabus, and other teachers not listed below sometimes also offer lessons.
If you would like to discuss learning bridge, or if you are unsure what level of tuition is right for you, please get in touch with the County's Education Rep Mike Vetch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01905 769877.
Teachers offering Beginners Classes
Teachers offering Improvers Classes
Teachers offering classes for Intermediate / Experienced players
Courses for Autumn 2019
Please note that only those courses in bold marked Beginners can cater for new beginners; Beginners extension is a second-term course.
Courses for January TBA
The WCBA Committee decided last year that it should put in place a bridge teaching and training initiative aimed at the average club player to help them improve their game and help make their participation more enjoyable. This initiative has become even more relevant with the unfortunate loss of John Cattanach who, more than anyone, has helped new players develop. As a result, Ian Thompson, with the help of Mike Theelke, has put together a series of one-day and half-day seminars which have been offered to the clubs within the County. A number of these have already been successfully run at various club premises and more are in the pipeline.
The seminars consist of a discussion on a particular topic followed by the bidding and playing of set hands which give the players the opportunity to practice what they have learnt. Following a sandwich lunch, a session of supervised play is usually carried out with Ian and Mike on hand to assist.
Topics developed include:
If any club wishes to consider running such a seminar then please contact Ian Thompson on 01789 762447 or by e-mail to email@example.com The website Bridge at Arrow website will also provide additional information.