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
An 8 week beginners' course will be held starting in May on MONDAY mornings. Starting Monday 6th May 2019, 9.45 am to 11.45 am (last lesson 1st July; no lesson on 3rd June which is a Public Holiday) You are very welcome to come on your own or with a partner/friends.
The total cost of each of this 8 week course is $100, payable at the first lesson. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included. Click here for flyer
Further 8 week beginners' courses are planned in 2019, starting on Monday 22nd July at 9.45 am and Wednesday 24th July at 7.30 pm (ending on 9th and 11th September)
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:
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 6th June, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm: Slam Bidding
Some slams are easy to bid: you simply need to listen to your partner's bids and calculate your combined strength. Others are trickier (even experts don't bid them all!) but we will look at some of the skills used in assessing whether a slam should be bid.
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 9.30am 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 9.30 am Supervisor: Lyndall Steed