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
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.
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.
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!
James "Sonny" Kirtley
1309 S Paul Dresser St
Terre Haute, IN 47803