Given that most people have a bit more time on their hands than normal these days, we are finding lots of interest in learning bridge, or in improving your bridge if you are already playing. All tuition is currently online for the moment, of course, but a number of our CBAI-accredited teachers are embracing the virtual arena, and the platforms for online learning are also adapting quickly. You’ll find a full list of the teachers active online here, and we will keep members posted periodically on new developments in this area.

Currently, CBAI Teaching Committee member Helen Holman is planning classes for beginners (Tuesdays 14:00-16:00) and further classes for recent students (Mondays 19:30-21:30), starting on 23 and 22 February respectively. Contact Helen for further information.

Former junior international Declan Byrne has set up an online teaching facility, with beginners’ classes commencing in the first week of March, on Mondays from 14:00-16:00, and Thursdays from 10:30-12:30. You will find full details here, and you can email Declan for further information.

Liz Taaffe will be commencing a new set of beginners lessons in early April, on Wednesdays at 17:30. Liz can also arrange daytime beginners classes if more convenient, and will offer bespoke sessions for other grades as required. Contact her for details.

Brendan Doyle is starting classes for beginners and improvers in the first week of March. Contact him by email or on 085-8701023 for more information.

Master Bridge is an exciting new online bridge academy developed by Thomas MacCormac and Rory Egan. They offer structured classes for beginners, progressive beginners, and improvers, which have been very well received. Their platform combines Zoom, BBO, and RealBridge. It is also intended to open an online Grand Master Bridge club, in due course. Email Rory for full details, and to be included on their mailing list for future sessions.

Peter Pigot continues to offer both general classes (at all levels) and seminars on specific topics, with the facility for players to choose particular sessions without committing to an entire set of classes. Full details, including how to contact Peter, here.

O’Keeffe Bridge likewise offers both classes and seminars.

We hope that prospective students will find something to suit them. And if you are a teacher active online yourself, please let us know and we will be happy to add your classes to our website.

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