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ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT BRIDGE CLUBS
All ages, come and enjoy duplicate bridge—students free

 

Course Schedule—September 2017

Fast Track Course

  • Starts Tuesday, 26 September 7.00pm–10.00pm

The Club Course

  • Starts Thursday, 28 September 7.30pm–9.30pm

The Diamond Course

  • Starts Tuesday, 26 September 1.00pm–3.00pm

Supervised Play

  • Every Monday 7.30pm–9.30pm
  • Every Wednesday 1.00pm–3.00pm

Friendly Duplicate

  • Every Second Sunday of the month 2.00pm–4.30pm

Courses cost £160 (£100 for members)

Play costs £10 (£14 for non‑members)

 

Special offer for non‑members, play three times as a member at £10 before becoming a member.

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Page last updated 9 August 2017

Learning Bridge at the Young Chelsea

 

We run the following range of activities for learners:

  • Bridge Classes
  • Supervised Play
  • Friendly Duplicate Bridge

 

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Want to discuss our courses or play?

 

Call Mike on 07900 240017

 

Or email—yclearners@btinternet.com.

‘Bridge For All’

Courses are based on Bridge For All, the recommended teaching programme produced by the English Bridge Union (EBU), the national governing body for the game of bridge in this country. The cost of each course is £160, which includes:

  • expert professional tuition throughout the series of eight lessons, and the two extra play sessions
  • professionally‑produced and very comprehensive student notes
  • small class size
  • membership of the Young Chelsea Bridge Club—automatic membership of the EBU
  • plenty of opportunity to ask questions of the tutor outside the formal lesson time, enabling you to catch up on any sessions you might find difficult or be obliged to miss.

 

 

NEW for September 2017—FAST TRACK COURSE. This new course is for beginners who are fast learners and want to acquire the skills to play bridge at a more advanced rate. The content covers the club course below as well as some of the diamond course. The course consists of eight three‑hour lessons, taking place once a week (we will hold some learn bridge in a weekend courses as well) together with two free practice sessions to be attended after the course, to help you consolidate what you have learned. This also gives you a year’s membership to the club. The cost of this course is £160.

 

The Club Course. This first course is for beginners. It really is for those with no previous knowledge of bridge. Card play and bidding are the two main elements of bridge and we cover the basics of both, providing a firm foundation on which to build bridge expertise. The course consists of eight two‑hour lessons, taking place once a week, together with two free practice sessions to be attended after the course, to help you consolidate what you have learned. This also gives you a year’s membership to the club. The cost of this course is £160.

 

The Diamond Course. This course is for those who have completed the first course or who have the equivalent basic knowledge of the game. It covers a range of declarer play and defensive play techniques for the improving player, and explores competitive bidding and some of the less frequent higher level opening bids. This course is again an eight‑week course and includes two free social duplicate sessions to be attended after the course. These will help you put your newly‑learned skills into use in a gently competitive, but non‑threatening club game. The cost of this course is £160 to include membership or £100 if you are already a member.

 

Supervised Play. We strongly recommend that after learning the basics of bridge you come along to supervised play sessions—we have two each week. These are suitable for those completing any of the three courses above, but are flexible enough to accommodate those with a little more experience but who do not feel ready to plunge into a regular club game. The cost of each session is £10 for members and £14 for visitors.

 

In a supervised play session you play at your own pace under the watchful eye of one of our expert teachers, who is available to help and advise where needed. Supervised play is an enjoyable and social learning experience where you are able to put into practice what you have learned and gain confidence at the bridge table. There is no need to book, you just come along and play.

 

The Heart Course. This course is for those who have mastered the basics and wish to progress a little further with their bridge skills. This course covers some of the more advanced and most useful bidding tools, such as 4 transfers, cue bidding and slam bidding, and a few other really useful conventions. After attending this course, you will be a confident and capable club player. The course comprises an eight‑week course of lessons, plus two free regular duplicate sessions. The cost of this course is £160 to include membership or £100 if you are already a member.

 

The Spade Seminars. These seminars aimed at the regular club player are arranged on an ad‑hoc basis according to demand. These seminars are typically led by some of the country’s top bridge experts—you can be sure you will learn a lot from them!

 

Friendly Duplicate Bridge Play. We offer Second Sunday DupLicate where learners and players can try their hand at a more leisurely duplicate. These will be run by one of our teachers and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice on the hands played. The session runs for two and a half hours with discussion at the end.

 

Every Second Sunday of the month afternoon supervised duplicate 2.00pm–4.30pm.

 

Cost of the duplicates is £10 for members and £14 for non‑members.

 

Special offer for non‑members, play three times as a member at £10 before becoming a member.

ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT BRIDGE CLUBS