Many ways to learn to play bridge
On the first, third, fourth (and fifth) Saturdays of each month, classes are offered for those with some experience with bridge at the Center from 9:00 to 11:00. Cost is $10 and always includes hands to play, sometime as a sanctioned game. Coffee and donuts provided. Lessons might get “bumped” when the club hosts a tournament or over holidays. No lessons on the second Saturday of the month.
On Tuesday nights there is a Pupil Game at 6:00 pm, aimed at players with less than 20 masterpoints. It is open to players with more than 20 masterpoints, just that they won’t earn points if they win. It is open to those who have not joined ACBL It is an individual game, so no need to bring a partner. Show up and learn and play. The game is preceded by a short (15 minute or less) lesson. Lesson starts at 6:00 and game starts at 6:15 and runs no later than 8:30. $10. Our club is safe at night. The security company for the building has to check in at our clubhouse door.
After you have earned 20 masterpoints, you should play in the 99er game on Saturday if you want to keep improving your game.
A series of lessons for those new to bridge will be offered through Clovis Adult Education in the evening, starting January 17, 2023. Sign up on their website when they publish their spring catalog. Cost will be $129 for eight lessons and it will start at 6:15 on Tuesday nights.
ACBL awards factions of masterpoints to winners of sanctioned games, so players slowly accumulate masterpoints as they play and improve their skill.
0-20 masterpoint game Tuesdays at 6pm and most Saturdays at 9am
0-99 masterpoint game Saturdays at noon
Currently, we use EasyBridge! as our reference for lessons. It is a learning plan designed to play quickly. We sell the books for $15 each. Volumes 1, 2 and 3.