Beginner’s Lessons start each year in March and finish mid June. The Mount Maunganui club members are welcome to join us for these lessons.
The 2022 lessons start on:
On completion of lessons, beginners will then be able to choose to join either Tauranga Bridge Club or the Mount Maunganui Bridge Club for the remainder of the year. You will then be able to play bridge on the 'Junior' evenings will be held at the following times:
Please contact Mike (021 118 1294) or the club office (07 576 5022) for further information. Click here to listen to the radio advert for lessons
To register, please contact the club office (576 5022) or click here to email us
What is this game called Bridge ?
Bridge is a game a little like Five Hundred, and is derived from a card game called Whist. It involves two partnerships playing against each other to win tricks and gain points.
There are two parts to each hand of Bridge – the bidding and the play. During the bidding each pair decides if they would like to have a trump suit or if they would to play the hand without a trump suit (no-trumps). There are four suits: Clubs Diamonds Hearts and Spades
Once a pair has nominated a contract, they will try to take the required number of tricks. The other side, known as the defenders, will attempt to defeat the contract.
Points are either given to the pair that chose a suit as trumps, or no trumps if they make the contract. If the defenders defeat the contract, the defenders will score the points.
The language of Bridge is rich in colloquialisms, including terms such as The Beer Card, Duck, Finesse, Hook, Kibitzer, Sacrifice, Squeeze and Stiff.
At the end of each session of Bridge, your scores are compared with the scores of the other players. The luck of being dealt 'good' hands is therefore removed. Other players will have the same cards as you - it is therefore a comparison of how well you did with the cards that matters.
Posted: Friday 4 March 2022