Education Overview

The Canberra Bridge Club takes pride in our high quality teachers and our continuing education program. The Club caters for ALL levels of players from absolute beginners to the very experienced, very competent player. The education services we provide are divided into broad categories -- one activity moves across ALL categories, Mentoring in May.

  • Beginners
    • Beginners Courses, the next courses are in March and August, aimed at those new to bridge or returning after a long break
    • Supervised Play, Monday Evenings 7pm, Friday Mornings at 9:30 am providing guidance and help during actual bridge play.
    • Master the Basics, every Wednesday 9:15 am sharp, $6, development classes for relatively new players
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
    • Kantar-based lessons in April and November
    • Lessons with a Visiting Teacher, e.g. Will Jenner-O'Shea; Joan Butts
    • BFACT Directors Course (periodically)


Barbara Toohey and Jeanette Grahame are ABF accredited and lead our dedicated team of teachers and supervisors.   

From time to time the Club invites other leading teachers to present workshops and courses for players of all levels.

For further information on our Education Program please follow the links provided.

Next Step Lessons

More Bridge Basics for Continuing Students - 2020

Barb Toohey will run two 4-week courses on Competitive Bidding and Defence. This is the next step after the beginners lessons.

Dates          :
  • Wednesdays 11 March to 1 April
  • Wednesdays 19 August to 9 September
Time:
  • 2pm to 4pm
Cost:
  • $15 for an individual lesson or
  • $55 for all four (4) lessons
Program:
  • Week 1: Doubles
  • Week 2: Overcalls
  • Week 3: Leads
  • Week 4: Signals

Covering the Basics

Introducing common conventions and play techniques for newer players. This lesson is more advanced than the "Supervised Play" lessons.

Day:           Thursday Mornings
Time: 9:15am sharp, duration 20 minutes
Cost
  • $6 for members
  • $8 for non-members

Mentoring in May

Partner one of the more experienced member volunteers and play one or two duplicate sessions. Your partnership will be arranged for you. After the session discussing the hands introduces new bridge concepts, provides great tips and widens possibilities.

Advanced Lessons

Lessons baseed on Eddie Kantar's material, conducted by CBC members who are expereinced players and teachers, will be held on:

  • Sunday 19th & 26th April, 10am - noon
  • Saturday 7th & 14th November, 10am - noon

BFACT Directors Course

BFACT will run a Director's Course and/or training periodically.