Classes are held at the Bridge Club to introduce potential players to the game, and to improve the ability of existing players. The Club has adopted the Scottish Bridge Union syllabus and teachers are qualified by the SBU.
Separate courses are available for Beginners (on Mondays) and Improvers (on Wednesdays). The classes start at 7 pm and finish around 10 pm. Each course consists of about 30 lessons over 3 terms. The 1st term starts in September, the 2nd in January and the 3rd after the Easter holiday. Beginners’ classes for 2017/18 will start on Monday 25th of September.
The cost for each term is £50. Anyone in full time education or age 25 or under is classed as a Junior by the SBU and for Juniors tuition is free. Those beginners who are confident they will stay the term can pay the full amount but, as we understand that Bridge is not for everyone (although we would like it to be) the charge can be £5.00 per class for the first term only. Those who go on to the 2nd term will hopefully have the commitment to pay the full amount at the start of the term.
Those who complete the beginners’ course are encouraged to start playing in our Nova session on a Monday evening and then to continue on to the 2nd year course. Once they have gained confidence they can try taking part in our other tournaments and apply to become full members of the club.
All beginners and second year improvers may take part in the National Hugh Kelsey competition where pairs compete against every other beginner and improver in Scotland. Hugh Kelsey was a legendary Scottish International player and author of many classic books about Bridge.
One is never too young or too old to begin playing Bridge. It is an extremely sociable game which keeps the mind active and you will find a warm welcome here at The Bridge Club.
Please leave a message on Aberdeen Bridge Club answering machine for Mrs. L. Findlay (Education Officer) who will give you further advice. Alternatively, you can email by clicking here.