The Bridge Jedi

James "Sonny" Kirtley, an ACBL Certitifed Best Practices teacher, is your Jedi

Bridge is a game that is played around the world, both casually and competitively.  Competitive bridge ("duplicate" bridge) is the focus of my teaching.  If you want to learn how to play, or if you are already playing but want to improve your game, contact me!

Free On-Line Bridge Lessons!

Come and Learn the Greatest Game

Sundays 1pm to 3pm

Now On Zoom!
Email me at to receive your invitation to join the on-line lesson

Proudly Associated with the Terre Haute Bridge Center

Lessons and Specialties

Teaching Bridge the Jedi Way

One-on-One Lessons

If you wish to work on specific aspects of your bidding or play, one-on-one lessons can give you uninterrupted time to ask questions and explore a topic deeper.

Tournament Prep

It can be daunting to consider entering your first sectional, regional, or national tournament.  Let me prepare you for the experience and help you know what to expect. You will learn how tournaments are structured (stratified, flighted, etc), the role of the director, table etiquette, and more.

Group Lessons

One-on-one is fine for focused learning, but nothing can replace the experience of actually playing bridge with others.  My group lessons are hands-on, dynamic, and fun.  You will learn bridge "the Jedi way":  Short lessons and cards-in-hand practice focused on learning the principles of bridge instead of memorizing systems and rules.

ACBL Sanctioned Game

As your learning advances, you will have the opportunity to participate in an ACBL sanctioned game to test your skills.  Playing against other players in a real tournament game is the best way to grow.  Nothing feels better than putting your new knowledge into practice!


Contact Me


James "Sonny" Kirtley

1309 S Paul Dresser St
Terre Haute, IN 47803

(812) 201-5952


(812) 201-5952

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