HBW presents the following lessons in September 2018

Beginner lessons

  • Thursday mornings 9:30 - 11:30 starting Sept 13th
  • Sunday afternoons 1 - 3 pm starting Sept 16th

Defense Course

  • Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Teacher Linda Tuff starting Sept 10th
  • Wednesday mornings 9:30 - 11:30 am - Teacher Jill McCormick starting September 12th

Lessons are $100 plus HST for 8 weeks. 

NEW Practice Play sessions 

  • Tuesday mornings 9:30 - 11:30 am starting September 4th with Jill McCormick  $10 pp

Call 902-454-4098 to register or contact us through our website - see right hand corner of page, 

Fall 2018 Lessons

Defense lessons - Monday evening, 6:30 pm. Perfect for the newer bridge player. 

Beginner lessons - Monday afternoons, 1:30 - 3:00 and Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 am. (Subject to enrollment)

Call 902-454-4098 for more information or email us using the form to the right. 

Nobody has more fun than bridge players!


Summer Lesson Schedule

As of June 26th our formal lessons are over for the lesson. We encourage all newer players to drop in on Thursday mornings for our Supervised Play session from 9:30 - 11:30 am. You can ask questions, meet new future partners and friends. Cost is only $10.

Another choice would be our Monday afternoon Gentle Duplicate game at 12:45 every week and our 0-300 Tuesday evening game starting at 6:30. You will be warmly welcomed in either game. 

Keep an eye on the website and the emails for any summer workshops that might pop up. If you have a subject you would like covered in greater detail, just send us an email and we will create a class for you. 

Cheers - enjoy the sunshine! 


A TASTE OF BRIDGE - Free* Beginner Bidding Lesson

Please join us on Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 2 pm (light lunch included) for a Taste of Bridge. Allan Graves, World Senior Champion, a member of the Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame and a university trained teacher will present an easy and fun way to learn our favourite game - BRIDGE. You will be playing bridge by the end of the afternoon. Bring your friends and family. You will love the challenge!

*FREE with a donation to Brunswick Street Mission. HBW is collecting toiletry items during the month of April for this worthy organization. 

Intermediate 4 Week Workshop starting in September 2017

Marg Jollimore will be offering a set of 4 workshops.

  • Sept 11th from 1-3 pm. Takeout Doubles and Advances.
  • Sept 18th, Responder's Action After a Takeout Double
  • Sept 25th, Overcalls and Advances
  • October 2nd, Responder's Action after An Overcall

Cost is $40.

Summer School 2017

Six for $60 starting on Monday, June 26th from 1 - 3 pm. Join in the fun. Drop ins welcome.

We will cover:

  • Opening 1 No Trump and Responses
  • Big Hands 22+ and Responses
  • Getting to Slams - Blackwood and Gerber
  • Weak Two Bids and Responses
  • Bidding by Opener with a 17+ hand, Jump Raises, Jump Shifts and Reverses
  • Responder's Role
  • Call 902-454-4098 to register or contact us via email. 


March 18th at 10 am - Graduation Party for our newest students! Join us for a morning of just playing and having fun. Free for students. 

March 25th - 4 Week Play Course for up and coming bridge players. Perfect for those just finishing the Bidding course and players new to the club. Week #1 you will practise your bidding and playing skills with carefully designed practise hands. Week #2 will be the Stayman Convention, Week #3 will be Transfers over No Trump and Week #4 will be 8 pre-set No Trump hands to practise your new skills. $40 per student including materials. 10 - 11:45 am

April 1st - Workshop on the Stayman Convention. Everyone is welcome to drop in for the morning. $15 includes materials. Suitable for beginners to intermediates.  10 - 11:45 am

April 8th - Workshop on Transfers over No Trump. Everyone is welcome to srop in for the morning. $15 includes materials. Suitable for beginners to intermediates. 10 - 11:45 am

April 22nd - New course on Declarer Play - This 8 week course* is designed to focus on Declarer. Now that you have landed in 4 spades we will show you tips on how to manage the trump suit, how to create tricks, how to get rid of losers and many more helpful strategies. Cost is $100

* subject to enrollment 


6 for $60 Workshop - The 5 Lines of Defense

Each week, Linda and Sheila will present one of the five lines of defense and we will master that concept before moving on. You will play hands, discuss strategies, review leads and bidding and then consider your best line of defense - very interactive. 

Nov 1, Week #1 - Remain Passive

Nov 8, Week #2 - Go Active

Nov 15, Week #3 - Cut Down Ruffing Power

Nov 22, Week #4 - Creating Trump Tricks

Nov 29,Week #5 - The Force

Dec 6, Week #6 - Play Day, using all five lines of defense. 

You may drop in any time. $15 per session or purchase all 6 for $60. 


Please join us any and every Thursday morning at 9:30 am for Supervised Play. An opportunity to practise your bridge game in a social and relaxed setting. HBW will have friendly and knowledgeable players on hand to help answer any of your questions. Great opportunity to meet future partners!


Starting the week of September 25th Canadian Champion Allan Graves will join ABTA Master Teacher Linda Tuff in presenting a newly updated Beginner Bridge Course!

Everyone can learn to play the World's most popular game - BRIDGE!  Allan will take you through the basics of the game and upon completion of the lessons you will be able to join in any social bridge setting. Think of all the fun to come!

Monday or Sunday afternoons. All classes subject to enrollment. 


Allan Graves, Canadian Champion/Expert Teacher several times over, will be Halifax Bridge World's visiting teacher for the Fall of 2016. Along with introducing new players to our favourite game, Allan will be giving workshops for our Intermediate and Advancing students.  If you have any suggestions for topics, please let us know and Allan will taylor make a workshop. 


Please join us on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am starting on August 9th. Guest lecturer Marg Jollimore will present "The Many Faces of No Trump". These sessions are perfect for the up and coming bridge player.  $10 includes materials. 

This Lecture Series will run for the next 6 weeks.  Stay tuned for subject material. 


This course starts April 11th and your teachers, Trish and Sheila will guide you through all the time honoured tips to improve your Declarer Play. 

This course runs for 8 weeks and if you missed the start, please feel to drop in for a special price of $15. 


The Art of Defense starts on Tuesday morning, April 19th at 9:30 am. ABTA Master Teacher Linda Tuff will introduce you to concepts that will change your game. 8 weeks to better defense. If you missed the start, please feel free to drop in for only $15 a class.

Free Introductory Bridge Lesson

Free Introduction to Bridge!

Please join us on Saturday, April 21st from 10 am to 2 pm (light lunch included).  Allan Graves, World Senior Champion, a member of the Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame and a university trained teacher will presented a Taste of Bridge. You will be playing our favourite game by the end of the afternoon!

April is charity month at HBW and we are collecting toiletry items for Brunswick Street Mission. All donations gratefully accepted. 

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