Bridge for Beginners - Term 3

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Course code:†BWL3

Begin learning bridge, the best card game for four players: a game of planning, strategy and tactics.

When and where

Dates

From 18 Apr 2024 to 04 Jul 2024
Thu 13:15-15:15

10 weeks

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18 Apr 2024

13:15 to 15:15

25 Apr 2024

13:15 to 15:15

02 May 2024

13:15 to 15:15

09 May 2024

13:15 to 15:15

16 May 2024

13:15 to 15:15

06 Jun 2024

13:15 to 15:15

13 Jun 2024

13:15 to 15:15

20 Jun 2024

13:15 to 15:15

27 Jun 2024

13:15 to 15:15

04 Jul 2024

13:15 to 15:15


with Lorna Watson

Location

Stoke Lodge†

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


Cost

Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £150.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £150.00, the concession rate is £90.00.

Who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Begin learning the best card game for four players. A game of planning, strategy and tactics but also lots of fun, which is played socially and in bridge clubs. This course is for complete beginners with no prior knowledge.</span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Bridge is a game for two partnerships at each table, but you do not need a partner to join the class. In class you will learn through demonstration by the tutor, quiz / exercises and practice cardplay. You will play with other class members at your table, so some turn taking may be needed. The course includes free online material including tutorís video lessons.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Tuition by Professional member of the English Bridge Teachersí Association</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:16px">For more information about learning bridge, see Lorna Watsonís website www.bridgeclassbristol.co.uk</span></p>

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Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">It is possible to join late but you may need either a little prior experience or be prepared to do some catch up work from the recommended text book or online material. Each term continues from the previous term, so if you want to join late, you will need to be at a similar stage to the rest of the class. Please contact the tutor if you need more information bridgeclassbristol@gmail.com</span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">No Ė this is a course for complete beginners. No previous experience necessary for Term 1.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:16px">After Term 1, each following term continues from the previous termís learning.</span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Bridge beginners participants can continue on to the next term to continue learning, ie progress from Term 1 to Term 2, and from Term 2 to Term 3.</span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Recommended book approx £30†- optional purchase via tutor within the first few weeks of course. Some additional material is made available online, including free tutor video lessons.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Online play or practice may incur small charges.</span></p>

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Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">The recommended text book / workbook has reading and set exercises, consistent with lesson content. Online material, including video lessons may be watched in between classes.</span></p>

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What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Pen and paper.†</span></p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:16px">Screen presentations of topics / theory / quizzes and demonstrations of card play.† Card play at each table to practice each new topic.</span></p>

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Refunds and cancellations

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<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></strong></span></span></li>
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<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></strong></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learnerís responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learnerís home computer or their internet access.</span></strong></span></span></p>