The present group started in Spring 2019 and continues until Autumn 2020. Unfortunately we cannot now take new members. It will be announced on this site if and when a new class is to be started.
We meet weekly on Monday afternoons, 2:00 - 4:30 pm. The group is intended for absolute beginners and was formed to learn "social bridge" based on the Standard English ACOL bidding system.
For our formal lessons we start with a 20-30 minute lesson and then play for a couple of hours. I email lesson notes after each lesson, usually with a quiz of some sort.
We start the course by playing 'mini bridge' which is bridge without bidding, using a point count to determine the declarer. This is an introduction to learn card-play and some basics of the bidding requirement. Then in the Autumn we will start learning bidding based on basic ACOL over some 30 lessons. The whole process takes about 2 years allowing for the usual holiday recesses.
It is all meant to be casual and enjoyable, but does need a commitment and some effort beyond the actual classes to read and digest the lesson notes and complete the quizzes etc.