Welcome to Joan Butts Online School of Bridge

Thanks for joining the Online School of Bridge! This website is a place to learn, practise and develop new bridge skills. The lesson topics have been specially designed to help you improve and I love using my many years of experience as a bridge teacher to produce them for you. 

Below is an outline of each of the different sections of the Online School of Bridge, with tips to make the most of your membership. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me! 


Lesson Library

As a Gold Member you have access to the growing Online School of Bridge Library. The lessons have been developed in a suggested curriculum to offer you a direction to follow. If you are a novice or improving player, we recommend that you start by working your way through the Lesson Library in sequence from Lesson 1. 

Each lesson contains a video and notes about the topic, four practice hands to play online, a walkthrough video explanation for each of the hands. You can also find links to further resources and a quiz to test your knowledge. 

If you have any questions, leave a comment at the bottom of the page for me.  

Each week a new lesson is added to the Online School of Bridge. If you are a more experienced player, jump in anywhere and select them as you wish, but as a novice, start at the beginning. If you find one is too difficult at the moment, leave it and come back to it later. 

Play Unlimited Hands 

Gold Members can also play unlimited practice hands on this website. This is a great opportunity to practise what you have learned in lessons. These randomly generated hands, unlike lesson hands,  are not programmed to teach specific skills. Nor do they include walk-through videos to demonstrate the best way to approach the lesson. They are just for you to have a go and PLAY!

Book Hands 

Gold Members also have access to play all the hands (sixty in all), featured in Joan's books; "Play Bridge", "Play Bridge 2" and "An Introduction to Two Over One Game Force". Like the Online School hands, these have been specially prepared for reinforcement, and are the exact hands at the end of each chapter.

Support and Frequently Asked Questions 

To help you navigate this website and play the Game Online, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any problems, please check this list to see if it can solve your issue. You can also email support@joanbuttsbridge.com. 

Manage your Account 

All Joan Butts Bridge Members can cancel, upgrade their membership or edit their email or credit card details at any time. This section also allows you to change your password.