Monday Afternoon Sessions Cancelled; Parking Free for Now at Red Lion

We have decided not to continue with the Monday afternoon Bridge sessions. This had been a trial to judge the level of interest: numbers have not been high enough for us to continue. There will therefore be no further Bridge sessions on Mondays. Tuesday evening continues as usual.

We have been given a last moment stay of execution by the Red Lion! Parking will remain free until the end of November. However, I would still strongly recommend finding an alternative whenever possible.  Depending on the number of tables that evening, the car park may become extremely congested.

Hope you’re having a good week.


Jon Green.

Red Lion £5 charge for parking from this Monday/Tuesday

The Red Lion has imposed a £5 per vehicle charge to use their car-park. This will start from this Monday 27 October (giving us only one week’s notice).

If you are willing to pay this charge, then please take your keys to reception to register and pay. However, I suggest we all look for alternatives: the car-parks at Waitrose and Greys Road are both free in the evening as is parking on the street (where available). Some of you will be in a position to park at Phyllis Court or the Leander Club. Please let me know your views on this new parking charge and its impact on you.

I’m also looking at alternative venues from January next year. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. In particular, we might consider changing our evening from Tuesday to Wednesday or Thursday to provide more options on venues. Again, please let me know how this change of evening would affect you (if at all).

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend and to see you again soon!

All the best,

Jon Green.

Relaxed, friendly Rubber Bridge or Chicago – Mondays 2pm

A quick reminder that we hold a relaxed, friendly Bridge game on Monday afternoons at 2pm at the Red Lion Hotel in Henley. The session is informally hosted by group members and an ideal opportunity to get together to play enjoyable Rubber Bridge or Chicago. No need to book, just turn up – all welcome. Please come and support this if you would like it to continue. The price is £5 per session.

Please also note that the calendar on our website (“Programme” under “Lessons”) is always up to date with all the details of sessions and events.

Announcements (including cancellations or changes to sessions) and updates are posted under “Latest News”. Please keep an eye on this.

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend (perfect Bridge playing weather today!).

Jon Green.

Cancellation of Bridge Monday 2pm and No Parking Tuesday 7pm

Hope this finds you all well and looking forward to the weekend.

There will be no Bridge this Monday (30 September) at 2pm at the Red Lion due to the Henley Literary Festival that week. Bridge on Monday will resume as normal the following week.

We shall be there on Tuesday evening (01 October) at 7pm for Bridge as usual. However, for that week only, there will no parking available at the Red Lion.

Apologies for any inconvenience either of the above may cause.

Hope to see as many of you as possible again soon!

Jon Green.

The Future

It is with some regret and much sadness that I tell you that I start a full-time job in Henley from early September (back in the ‘real’ world). This was not an easy decision and reached only in the last week or so. Much as I enjoy running The Bridge School, I am also clear that family life has to take priority. I am extremely grateful for all your support and will miss the range of sessions, seminars, events, and private groups.

The Henley Bridge School will continue! I shall be at the Red Lion on Tuesday evenings and offer six Bridge in a Day courses on Saturdays during the year. Please see the newsletter below for our programme from September. Though it is not possible for the moment to offer courses of lessons other than Bridge in a Day, we have added an optional ‘mini-lesson’ to Supervised Play on Tuesday evenings. I also hope to organise or help with occasional Bridge events, including for charity.

Please find further background and details in the newsletter below:

2013-14 The Future newsletter

Please stay in touch.  All the best with your Bridge!

Jon Green.

Change to Thursday evening Supervised Play

We are no longer running Supervised Play on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. All now welcome to the Tuesday session at 7:30pm at the Red Lion in Henley.

Depending on numbers, we shall be offering Rubber Bridge, Chicago, and Duplicate according to experience and preference. Still the same relaxed and friendly learning environment to ask questions and discuss our triumphs (and occasional disasters!). All levels welcome from those just starting and improving to the more advanced.

Hope to see you again soon!

Jon Green.


CANCELLED – Supervised Play 4pm Monday 29 July

Please note that there will be no Supervised Play this Monday (29 July) at 4pm at the Red Lion. We’re back the following week (05 August) as usual.

Hope you’re all enjoying the summer!

Jon Green.

Supervised Play over the Summer

We shall be enjoying Bridge throughout the summer with three sessions of Supervised Play each week! These will run through June, July, and August into September. All our sessions are currently held at the Red Lion Hotel in Henley.

Supervised Play is the ideal format to consolidate and improve – a learning environment with emphasis on relaxed and enjoyable Bridge.

Summer Programme of Supervised Play

From Monday 10 June to Thursday 05 September inclusive:

4pm Monday
Rubber Bridge
Learning and Improving
For less experienced players

7:30pm Tuesday
Rubber Bridge
Learning and Improving
For less experienced players

7:30pm Thursday
Duplicate Bridge
Introduction to Duplicate
For those playing for a bit longer

There is no Bridge on the following specific dates:
Monday 03 June to Thursday 06 June
Tuesday 18 June
Thursday 27 June
Thursday 04 July
Tuesday 09 July to Monday 15 July

Our website is always up to date with all the details of sessions. Please take a look at our programme.

Each Supervised Play session is priced at £9 – no need to book, just turn up. All sessions run for 2 hours.

There is parking available at the Red Lion. However, please note that the car-park may be busier than usual at times over the Summer. Please therefore use an alternative where convenient.

Lessons will start again from 09 September. Further information to follow.

Please contact us with any questions – we’re always pleased to hear from you.

All the best with your Bridge!

Jon Green.

New Courses, Change of Venue, and Cancelled Session

1. New courses. Our next lessons start from Monday 22 April. Here are the options:

Monday 1:30pm – Sharpening Bridge (advanced – reversing, calculating odds and combining chances)

Monday 7:30pm – Continuing Bridge (follows Beginning Bridge – 2-level and 3-level opening bids)

Wednesday 4pm – Key Conventions 2 (advanced – splinters, RKCB, two-suited overcalls)

Wednesday 7:30pm – Developing Bridge (follows Continuing Bridge – Stayman, Blackwood, take-out doubles)

All the Supervised Play sessions are running as usual.  Take a look at our current programme.

Please confirm by Sunday 14 April if you wish to join us for any of the courses.

2. Change of venue. From next week (Monday 15 April) all our sessions (including the lessons above) are at the Red Lion Hotel.

3. Cancelled session. Please note there is no Bridge 4-6pm this Tuesday (16 April), our Deal & Discuss session.

Red Cross Bridge afternoon Monday 08 April

Red Cross Bridge afternoon with tea and a raffle in aid of the Jacaranda Trust on Monday 08 April 2013.

Time 1:45 pm
Venue: Upper Farm House, Hammer Lane, Warborough, OX10 7DJ

Letter with further details and application form below:

Red Cross Bridge Afternoon 08 April 2013