Learn bridge – a skill for life

Bridge is a wonderful game, tailor-made for anyone who likes a challenge and enjoys the company of others. Making the experience enjoyable is very much the spirit in which we teach and play the game at Andrew Robson Bridge in Oxford. Come to us and you can learn or improve with my expert professional help, building on the tried and tested methods of my friend and backer Andrew Robson, the UK’s number one bridge teacher and writer.

You will be in good company. I already have more than 200 bridge players from all over the county on my books, ranging from beginners to the almost expert. I have been playing bridge at a high level for many years, with several national and tournament wins, and teaching it across Oxfordshire for the last five. Some of my hands you may have read about in Andrew Robson’s bridge column in The Times.

There are several ways that I may be able to help you learn or develop your game. Here are some of them:

Beginners

I run a new beginners course every year and kick off with a free taster session, allowing you to come and find out if you think this is going to be right for you. The next free taster sessions are in September.

Group coaching

Once you have got going why not join me for regular 90 minutes sessions online, playing with your preferred partner or in a group of four or eight? These group sessions are my most popular teaching format and a proven way to improve your game. I have room for two more groups each week, in addition to the ones I already teach.

Online seminars

Every Wednesday morning from mid-September I will be running a 90 minutes seminar covering a single bidding or play topic, complete with extensive downloadable notes to review in your own time.

Robson courses

Andrew licenses me to run all 11 his famous courses, tailor made for your particular level of expertise, from beginner to advanced. Each course consists of four there hour sessions. This autumn I am offering his Essential (effectively a refresher) and Advanced Play course, but tell me if you are interested in others.

Face to face supervised play

Once a week in Oxford and once a month in Charlbury we hold a supervised play session where you can play for up to three hours in a friendly atmosphere and meet others who share your love of the game.

Play with me

A new feature this year is that I am offering anyone who is interested an opportunity to play an online or local tournament as my partner, with the chance to review how you played immediately afterwards.

Free videos

In addition to my paid for classes, I regularly produce short videos describing hands that I have either played or observed myself. Anyone who signs up to my email will receive these videos along with updates on forthcoming teaching opportunities.

My background

My professional life has been in journalism, publishing and more recently investment, about which I still produce podcasts, a newsletter and an annual investment trust handbook (see the Money Makers website for more about that).Andrew Robson, world champion and the country’s best known teacher, is a longstanding friend of mine and although he does not teach here in Oxford, kindly licences me to teach his material and methods. Click on this link to hear why he is supporting the teachign of his methods in Oxfordshire.

Stay in touch

To get on the mailing list to find out more and stay in touch for news about the latest courses and updates, simply fill in your email address in the sidebar. If you have any queries or want to know which course is right for you, then send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as we can. Please also tell your friends and family that our bridge resources are available. This game is brilliant and you won’t regret taking it up, whether you play socially or aspire to something higher.

Bidding methods

The bidding methods we teach are based on traditional UK practice (weak No Trump and four-card majors), as refined by Andrew Robson. The advantage is that something similar is played by the great majority of players in this country and by everyone who participates in our courses and regular playing sessions. Bidding this way provides a common language that allows you to sit down and play quite easily with almost anyone socially and a solid framework for doing well if you wish to go and play at a club or in a tournament.