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Learning Bridge and Improving Your Game

6 week beginners' courses

These six week courses are ideal for people just starting in this wonderful game. They are taught by our ABF accredited bridge teacher Sue Falkingham. Over 50 people completing this introduction to bridge in 2019, with many now playing regularly at the TBA.

The 2020 beginners' courses that were interrupted by the COVID-19 shutdown are restarting:

  • Mondays, 1:00-3:00pm, 3 August to 7 September 2020
  • Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, 4 August 2020 to 8 September 2020

The courses are restarting at week 1. Participants can join in from week 1, 2 or 3 as they prefer. The courses are being run in accordance with the TBA COVID-19 Safety Plan

The cost is $120 per person, including a copy of the book used in the course. Contact Sue or email the TBA to learn more, register interest or enrol.

Contact Sue Falkingham: 0411 646 888.

Monday morning lessons

The Monday morning sessions (10:00am-12:30pm) are a mix of teaching and supervised play. Ideal for novice players wanting to practice and learn in a friendly atmosphere. A great next step from the six week beginners' course. Players are welcome with or without partners. Normal TBA table money applies.

The Monday sessions have restarted after the COVID-19 shutdown. As seats are limited due to space restrictions, please use the TBA Booking system to reserve a seat.

Contact Sue Falkingham: 0411 646 888.

Supervised play

Supervised play is a useful option for newer players. The TBA offers four sessions with supervised sections:

  • Tuesday mornings (if there are at least 3 supervised tables)
  • Wednesday mornings (separate supervised section - no partner required) Temporarily suspended
  • Wednesday evenings (fully supervised session) Temporarily suspended
  • Thursday evenings (if there are at least 3 supervised tables) Temporarily suspended

Sue Falkingham is also running a 'Rookie' session on BBO for less experienced players (Wednesday 1:15pm). See the instructions here for details on getting set-up for online bridge.

See the Sessions page for full session details.

Improvers' training

Sue Falkingham ran a very popular Improver's Course at the TBA in August 2019. The topics covered were:

  • Overcalls and Responses
  • Two Suited Overcalls (Michaels)
  • Overcalls of opponents' 1NT (Cappelletti)

Look out for more sessions in the future.

David Robinson's Bridge Lessons

David Robinson has run several sets of very popular lessons for improving / intermediate players.

The last set awere on:

  • Opening 1C/1D and responses/rebids
  • Opening 1H/1S and responses/rebids
  • Opening 1NT and responses/rebids
  • Opening two bids

Look out for more sessions in the future.

Director training

The TBA periodically runs director training sessions. See the TBA calendar for any upcoming sessions.

The library

The club has an extensive library of bridge books, carefully curated by our dedicated librarian - Richard Cooke. The library has books suitable for players of all levels. The library is located in the Vera Houdek room.

The library is for the use of the members. Books can be borrowed, but please read and promptly return your loans so that others can enjoy them. 2/3 weeks is a reasonable loan period.

A synopsis of the latest additions to the library is here. A full list of all 410 titles in the library, including commentary, is here.