Course Outline

Stimulate your mind and your social life by learning to play bridge in the company of other enthusiastic beginners. This four week introductory course demystifies the complexities of the world’s most popular card game and has everyone playing by the first lesson.

Topics covered include the basics of the game, early bidding, game plan, responder shifts, opening 1NT and Overcalls & Doubles. Hone your skills through fun quizzes and practice bridge hands. By the end of this course you should be able to play competitive bridge in a supervised environment and social bridge with your friends.

The form of bridge played today is called ‘contract bridge’ and it was invented in 1925. It is the most popular card game in the world with over 100 countries as members of the World Bridge Federation. The estimated number of bridge players world-wide exceeds 60 million. Bridge is played by four players and is a partnership game with one partnership opposing the other. The appeal of bridge is that it is an easy game to learn, a hard game to master and you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it.

Course fee includes a text book ($15.00 retail price), four lessons, two supervised bridge sessions (usually $8.00 per session) and one year membership of Easts Bridge Club ($40.00).

Participants must be members of Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club. If you are not already a member you will need to join on the first day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring $7 to join on the day.

Ideal for...

Absolute beginners as well as those with some knowledge of the game.

What to bring

  • Pen, note pad and a sense of humour.
  • $7 to join Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club or your Easts Membership card

About your tutor

All lessons are conducted by Nick Hughes, a highly regarded and widely experienced bridge teacher, director and player.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$60 Limited inc GST / $54

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