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It all sounds so easy until you come to bid

David shares a learning moment with
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Learning Bridge and Improving Your Game

6 week beginners' courses

These courses are ideal for people just starting in this wonderful game. The first two courses for the year were a great success with ~30 people completing this introduction to bridge. Many of the people from these courses are now playing regulalrly at the TBA. The next two courses are currently in progress.

More courses will be held in early 2020. Contact Sue or email the TBA to register interest in these courses.

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.

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)
  • Wednesday evenings (fully supervised session)
  • Thursday evenings (if there are at least 3 supervised tables)

See the Sessions page for full session details.

David Robinson's Bridge Lessons

David Robinson's ever popular bridge lessons have concluded for 2019. The Wednesday afternoon sessions for 'post-beginners' were well attended and much appreciated. The topics covered were:

  • Overcall, Double or Pass?
  • Modern Jacoby
  • Penalty or Take-out?
  • What are the Odds?
  • Two-way Check-back
  • Impaled and Squeezed?

Thanks to David for all of his efforts with these sessions. Look out for more sessions next year (if we can twist David's arm).

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 new year.

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.