Sharpen up your declarer play
Jul
3
10:00 am10:00

Sharpen up your declarer play

  • Orange Bridge Club

This workshop will help you properly plan a hand, and consider the order of play before embarking on your contract. We will play hands using each of the essential techniques for developing tricks.

Sydney Bridge Holiday
Jul
6
Jul 9

Sydney Bridge Holiday

  • Intercontinental Double Bay

Enjoy the very best in bridge lessons and masterpointed games in luxury at the Intercontinental Double Bay. 

Two Bridge Workshops
Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Two Bridge Workshops

  • Hunters Hill Bridge Club

Join Australia's premier bridge teacher, Joan Butts, for two workshops on opener's and responder's role in modern bidding and keeping communications in defence. 

Fiji Bridge Holiday
Sep
15
Sep 21

Fiji Bridge Holiday

  • InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Enjoy the very best in bridge lessons and masterpointed games in Fiji with Australia's most popular and respected bridge teacher, Joan Butts. 


Declarer Play: Entries
Jun
23
10:00 am10:00

Declarer Play: Entries

  • Melville Bridge Club

When declarer makes their plan, the last consideration must be to decide in which order they will take their tricks. There’s no point counting winners if you can’t reach them. This workshop will give you an easy plan to make sure you reach those winners. It is multi-level material suitable for all improving players.

Two Bridge Workshops
Jun
22
10:00 am10:00

Two Bridge Workshops

  • Busselton Tennis Club

Join Australia's premier bridge teacher, Joan Butts, for two workshops on opener's and responder's role in modern bidding and keeping communications in defence. 

Alice Springs Festival of Bridge
Jun
15
Jun 17

Alice Springs Festival of Bridge

  • Alice Springs 50 Plus Community Centre

Join Joan Butts at the Alice Springs Festival of Bridge for four workshops. Covering modern bidding, responders and overcaller's roles, card play techniques and defence.  

Two Bridge Workshops: Geelong
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Two Bridge Workshops: Geelong

  • Geelong Bridge Club

Get ready for two workshops from Australia's premier bridge teacher Joan Butts. Covering Declarer Play: Entries and Cue Bidding to Slam. Both workshops will offer multi-level material suitable for all improving players. 

Declarer Play: Entries
May
12
9:30 am09:30

Declarer Play: Entries

  • Gold Coast Bridge Club

When declarer makes their plan, the last consideration must be to decide in which order they will take their tricks. There’s no point counting winners if you can’t reach them. This workshop will give you an easy plan to make sure you reach those winners. It is multi-level material suitable for all improving players.

Beginners Bridge Course
Apr
24
10:00 am10:00

Beginners Bridge Course

  • Indooroopilly Golf Course

Available exclusively to Indooroopilly Gold Club members, the course consists of four two-hour lessons, one per week starting April 24, then May 8, 15, and 22.

Declarer Play: Entries - Peninsula Bridge Club
Apr
8
9:30 am09:30

Declarer Play: Entries - Peninsula Bridge Club

  • Peninsula Bridge Club

When declarer makes their plan, the last consideration must be to decide in which order they will take their tricks. There’s no point counting winners if you can’t reach them. This workshop will give you an easy plan to make sure you reach those winners. It is multi-level material suitable for all improving players.

Intermediate Bidding Course
Apr
6
10:00 am10:00

Intermediate Bidding Course

  • Joan Butts Bridge Centre

Improve your bidding skills with Australia’s premier teacher, Joan Butts. When you’ve consolidated your beginners lessons, it’s time for the next step. These four lessons will concentrate on new material, including when both sides are in the bidding, and when you open with something other than a one-bid.

Beginners Bridge Course
Mar
30
10:00 am10:00

Beginners Bridge Course

  • Joan Butts Bridge Centre

Learn to play bridge with Australia’s premier teacher, Joan Butts. Even if you’ve never picked up a deck of card in your life before, you’ll manage. Bridge is similar to 500, with tricks and trumps.

Slam Workshop
Mar
21
2:30 pm14:30

Slam Workshop

  • Peninsula Bridge Club

When you’re thinking of going to slam, sometimes knowing which controls partner holds rather than how many (Blackwood) is useful. Here’s where cue bidding takes over. This workshop will teach you about using Blackwood and introduce Roman Keycard.

Improvements in Modern Bidding
Mar
5
10:30 am10:30

Improvements in Modern Bidding

  • Brisbane Water Bridge Club

Two Over One Game Force is a bidding style that will refine parts of Standard. It doesn’t mean you change your whole system, you just make it better. It also makes your slam bidding more accurate. Don’t miss out on this, as it is gaining momentum everywhere.

ABF CPD Day 3 - Teaching Two Over One Game Force
Feb
5
10:00 am10:00

ABF CPD Day 3 - Teaching Two Over One Game Force

  • Kiama & District Bridge Club

This free professional development day is for bridge teachers who wish to update their skills for intermediate to advanced lessons. Two Over One Game Force is a bidding style that will refine parts of Standard. It’s quite easy to teach, even to new players, and is less complicated than parts of Standard. 

Declarer Play: Entries Workshop
Feb
4
9:30 am09:30

Declarer Play: Entries Workshop

  • Kiama & District Bridge Club

When declarer makes their plan, the last consideration must be to decide in which order they will take their tricks. There’s no point counting winners if you can’t reach them.  This workshop will give you an easy plan to make sure you reach those winners. It is multi-level material suitable for all improving players. 

ABF Teacher Training Program
Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

ABF Teacher Training Program

  • Queensland Contract Bridge Club

Each Teacher Training Program offers a closer look at teaching methods and presentation, and contains resources for beginner, help with play and card play courses. Teaching ideas are developed through discussion and practical demonstrations.

Beginners Course
Oct
31
Nov 21

Beginners Course

  • Joanbuttsbridge club

It's easy to learn bridge these days. Four lessons and some online support will get you going. This course will be the final one for the year, and starts at Albion Park Raceway on Monday 31 October at 11.00am.  

Declarer Play and Opening Leads
Oct
18
10:00 am10:00

Declarer Play and Opening Leads

  • Parkes Bridge Club

This workshop will help you properly plan a hand, and consider the order of play before embarking on your contract. We will play hands using each of the essential techniques for developing tricks.

ABF CPD Day - All About Defence
Oct
16
10:00 am10:00

ABF CPD Day - All About Defence

  • Sydney Peninsula Bridge Club

Learn more about defending and how to present this part of the game to students. This free professional development day is for bridge educators who wish to update their skills for presenting intermediate to advanced lessons. 

Competitive Bidding
Oct
15
9:30 am09:30

Competitive Bidding

  • Peninsula Bridge Club

Five Steps to Overcoming Entry Problems. This brand new material will cover how to optimise your entries between hands as part of declarer’s plan. You will be introduced to the finer points of handling entries through a number of practical deals. The workshop will guide you through the sort of things you need to focus on.

Major Suit Raises and Declarer Play
Oct
13
10:00 am10:00

Major Suit Raises and Declarer Play

  • Darling Downs Bridge Club

The general trend in today’s game is to be more aggressive, especially in competitive auctions.  This workshop will examine how to mange opening bids and responses in all seats.