LESSONS IN 2020
Please note that all lessons are subject to the club reopening following its closure until at least 19th April 2020 in order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.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
Our next courses for Beginners in 2020 will each last for 6 weeks as follows:
MONDAY mornings starting Monday 4th May 2020, 9.45 am to 11.45 am (no lesson on 1st June; last lesson 15th June)
WEDNESDAY evenings starting Wednesday 6th May 2020, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm (last lesson 10th June)
You are very welcome to come on your own or with a partner/friends.
The total cost of each of these 6 week courses is $75, payable at the first lesson. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.
These 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
Further 6 week courses for beginners will start later in the year: Monday 20th July 2020, 9.45 am to 11.45 am; Wednesday 22nd July, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm; Monday 12th October 2020, 9.45 am to 11.45 am; Wednesday 14th October 2020, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
LESSONS FOR INEXPERIENCED PLAYERS
Each year Fiske holds a number of short 3 or 4 week courses specially designed for inexperienced players and those playing in Supervised. These courses are the next steps after the beginners course.
The next course in 2020 is as follows:
4 Wednesday mornings, 9.45 am to 11.45 am: 1st, 7th, 14th and 21st July.
The course will take a detailed look at (1) Counting Winners and Losers before deciding how to play a hand (2) Finesses and how to play suits to best advantage (3) When to Draw Trumps at once and When it is better to delay (4) Ducking and Hold Up plays to affect communications between hands.
The cost of each of this 4 week course is $50 for 4 lessons. However, you are welcome to come 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.
There will be a further 3 week course on Card Play Defence starting on Wednesday 7th October, 9.45 am to 11.45 am
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.
Mondays 9.15 am to 12.00 noon Supervisor: Lyndall Steed
Wednesdays 7.30 to 10.00 pm Supervisor: Jan Howell, usually includes a pre-lesson talk at 7.15pm.