Beginners Bridge

Group Leader: Doreen Higgins
Contact Telephone: 0151-336-5108
Meeting venue: 2 Cliffe Road, Little Neston, NESTON CH64 4AJ
Meeting Date/Time: Every Monday at 10:15am
Maximum Number: 4
Meeting Cost: 0
Is there a waiting list? Yes

Format: The game and instruction is very relaxed and enjoyable. No previous bridge knowledge is required, however it would be useful if members are familiar with playing cards, especially whist.

Members are provided with a bridge bidding information sheet and given advice about basic bridge etiquette. This can be quite difficult to follow, given the enthusiasm and fun that was involved with the initial group of players (whilst attempting to be serious at the same time).

Playing with different partners, hands are bid and played out; then the whole process may be reviewed and replayed to understand if the bidding and play was assessed correctly.

Because of the nature of the game, it needs to have four new members joining at any one time and whilst there is a waiting-list there is not space to accommodate another table. When some of the present members move up to another venue with higher skill level, vacancies will become available. However, there is often an occasion when a member is absent because of other commitments and it is an advantage to have a ‘reserve’ list of potential members