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Lessons for Beginners

By sitemaster - Posted on 06 December 2012

Lessons will begin on Wednesday 19th March 2014 7pm - 9pm and run for 10 weeks.

The lessons will be held at the revamped Club Rooms on Whitaker Street (next to Countdown).

Please forward any enquiries to Anna on 07 8873 686 or via email:

Why Play Bridge ?

Are you thinking of taking up the greatest and most popular card game in the world?

If you have never played bridge before, or you are keen to start again, do come along to our annual club lessons.

Bridge is a truly fascinating game that you will enjoy for the rest of your life. A big plus is that it’s good for your social life – you meet so many interesting people and you are sure to find some new friends at the card table.

One of the reasons bridge is so wonderful and continues to be stimulating is that it is a complex game, and so we run a course of bridge lessons every year for people who are new to bridge and for those who have played it years ago and would like a refresher.

If you’ve never played before, how do you know whether you will like bridge?
Here are some clues:
* Do you enjoy other card games? Most bridge players have started out on other card games. If you have played 500 or Euchre, you will already know some of the basics of bridge.
* Do you enjoy chess, scrabble, crosswords, sudoku and similar puzzles? Many bridge players do too.
* Do you want a challenge? Even learning the basics of bridge takes some effort – and after that the learning never stops.
* Are there some evenings when you’d you rather be out playing an enjoyable game with other people than sitting at home watching television?

If you are still not sure bridge is for you, come along anyway. Or if you know anyone who plays bridge, ask them about the game (bridge players love an excuse to talk about this great game !)

Here are some quotes from famous people

"Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised”
- W. Somerset Maugham

“Many games provide fun, but bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust, you know, but bridge prevents the rust from forming”
Omar SharifOmar Sharif - Omar Sharif

Playing bridge reflects intelligence. It’s one of the really great pleasures of life. Anybody who’s missing bridge is missing so much in life. - Malcolm Forbes

Proficiency in Whist [a forerunner of bridge] implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind. - Edgar Allan Poe

No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table. Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova - Martina Navratilova

A word of caution ~
if you try the game you are very likely to get hooked !