SOUTH PERTH BRIDGE CLUB

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LESSONS IN 2019

Our experienced teacher, Fiske Warren, will help you to improve your bridge skills through his series of lesson modules.

Fiske has a reputation for making his lessons fun and enjoyable in a relaxed environment. Click here for Fiske's profile.

The lesson modules are specifically designed to meet your needs whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced bridge player.

All sessions are held at the South Perth Bridge Club in Como.

LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS

Two 8 week beginners courses are planned to start in July: Click here for flyer

MONDAY mornings starting Monday 22nd July 2019, 9.45 am to 11.45 am (last lesson 9th September)

WEDNESDAY evenings starting Wednesday 24th July 2019, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm (last lesson 11th September)

You are very welcome to come on your own or with a partner/friends.

The total cost of each of these 8 week courses is $100, payable at the first lesson. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

All the above lessons are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who want to refresh their basic knowledge. Fiske will first teach you how to play the game and then provide you with knowledge and skills to bid and play the cards. Each week, you will build on your knowledge from previous weeks and full course notes will be provided. By the end of the course, students will have learnt the basics of the Standard American Bidding System and will be ready to play either among friends or in special supervised sessions at the bridge club.

To enrol or make enquiries please contact Fiske Warren:

email: fiskebridge@bigpond.com

telephone: 0435 152 003

LESSONS FOR INEXPERIENCED PLAYERS

On the first Thursday evening of each month, instead of the play session for less competitive players, Fiske gives a 2 hour lesson on a particular subject starting at 7.00 pm. The next lesson will be:

Thursday 4th July, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm: Bidding after the opponents open 1NT

When should we double? When should we make a suit overcall?. The lesson also covers two conventions that enable us to compete more efficiently and frequently: Landy and Cappelletti.

Each year Fiske also holds short 4 week courses specially designed for inexperienced players and those playing in Supervised. These courses are the next steps after the beginners course.

The remaining courses for 2019 will be as follows:

July: "No Trump Contracts"

4 Wednesday mornings, 9.45 am to 11.45 am: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th July.

The course will cover opening leads and defence to No Trump Contracts as well as how declarer should count tricks and form a plan. The skills include finesses, hold ups and how to manage entries to each hand. Click here for flyer

October/November: "Suit Contracts"

4 Wednesday mornings, 9.45 am to 11.45 am:16th and 23rd October; 6th and 13th November Please note that there is no lesson on 30th October.

The course will look at how opening leads differ from those at No Trumps and the benefits of a "passive defence". We will also look at when declarer should draw trumps or when it is better to try for ruffs or set up a side suit.

The cost of each of these 4 week courses is $50 for 4 lessons. However, you are welcome to come to just three for $40 or to individual lessons at a cost of $15. There is no need to book in advance: simply come and pay on the day. Each week practice hands and full notes are provided as well as coffee, tea and biscuits.


Supervised Bridge Sessions

Supervised sessions are held for players who have a rudimentary knowledge of bridge and feel they would benefit from playing duplicate bridge in a session where coaching on aspects of play and bidding can be sought from a friendly session director who will help you out with a smile!

Supervised sessions are fun, non-threatening and will help you build your skill and confidence.

You don't need to bring a partner to a supervised session, we will find one for you.

Monday 9.15am Supervisor: Garth Scotford

Tuesday 7.30 pm Supervisor: David Burn

Wednesday 7.30 pm Supervisor: Jan Howell, usually includes a pre-lesson talk at 7.15pm.

Thursday 9.15 am Supervisor: Lyndall Steed