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
8 week beginners' courses will be held starting in February on MONDAY mornings and WEDNESDAY evenings. Starting Monday 11th February 2019, 9.45 am to 11.45 am (last lesson 8th April; no lesson on 4th March which is a Public Holiday) and Wednesday 13th February, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm (last lesson 3rd April) Each week students can choose which class is more convenient for them to attend. 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. Click here for flyer
Further beginners' courses will be held later in 2019.
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 our club president, Jan Howell:
telephone: 9313 3470
Lessons for Inexperienced players
Each year Fiske 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 courses for 2019 will be as follows:
FEBRUARY/MARCH: "BASIC REFRESHER"
4 Wednesday mornings, 9.45 am to 11.45 am: 13th and 20th February; 6th and 13th March. Please note that there is no lesson on 27th February.
The course will review opening bids, responses and rebids including simple slam bidding and pre-emptive bidding. Each week we will play 8 different hands to consolidate our knowledge
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.
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