If you would like to learn how to play bridge, you can start from the very beginning by attending courses run by the club. In these courses, you can learn the basic elements of bidding and play. The courses are offered in February and July/August, according to demand. Look for details of these courses on the web site or contact the club for further information.
When you have completed the course you can join in supervised sessions. These run on Tuesday mornings. In this session, you can call on experienced players to give you advice when you don’t know the best course of action. In this way you can improve your playing skills in a non-threatening environment.
You will find it does not take long to master the basic principles of bidding and play. These are relatively simple, but there are many things you can do to improve your chances of winning. In this lies the great fascination of the game. There is always an element of luck, but in the long run it is the players who have developed their knowledge of the game who will win more consistently.
Just ask any of the regular players. All will be able to recount great triumphs. Along the way, they will have experienced setbacks. It is practice that gives them the advantage.
The next 8 week beginners’ course starts Tuesday August 29th at 10 am. Watch out for details in “upcoming events”.