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Classes
Registration
Registration

The classes run on Thursday evenings and course notes are supplied. Digital technology is used as appropriate. There are three sessions, each of ten lessons from September until May and the whole course lasts three years. The cost is £70 per session.

All courses restarted on Thursday 6th September 2018 but you can still join. There are spaces available in all classes.

Beginners
Beginners

The introductory lessons are designed to have you playing simple bridge very quickly and are based on the Scottish Bridge Union course. You do not need to have a partner. Each lesson is generally followed by a quiz and then you play bridge for the rest of the evening in a friendly and stimulating environment.
Download the application form here.

Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2
Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2

The Intermediate 1 Class and Intermediate 2 Class continue the improved SBU course started in the Beginners' class. When you are ready, you can also practise your play in Ricky's Tournament, which is held on Tuesdays and is designed to create a friendly and educational style environment.
Download the application form here.

Advanced
Advanced

For the player who has played the game but wishes to improve further and is ready to learn new material, we have an Advanced Class run by Norman McGeagh. The format is a lesson on one subject followed by practice hands relating to the subject of the lesson.
Application Form

Refreshers
Refreshers

This class is offered by Laurence Archer and aims to consolidate participants’ knowledge base, giving them the confidence to put into practice what they have learned from the SBU classes. Taking a different theme each week, participants will discuss options and methods, and practise bidding and playing with immediate feedback.
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Course Content for Autumn Term 2018

Beginners
Getting started :  Basics of Bridge, Hand evaluation, Play in NT/Suit,  Scoring, Mini Bridge Tournament,  First steps in Defence, First steps in Declarer Play, Simple Opening Bids, Bidding Ladder, Bidding Game, Tournament

Intermediate 1
Opener’s Rebid, Transfers, Play in 1NT /Play in a Suit, 2NT Opener, Tournament, Reverse Benji – strong 2C / 2D Openers & weak 2H/ 2S Openers, Hand Evaluation, Tournament

Intermediate 2 
Card Play Revision, Reverse Bidding, Responder’s rebid, Hold Up & Duck, Workshop, Cue Bids,  Roman Keycard, Slam Try, Minor Suit Transfers, Slam or No Slam Workshop, Competition 

Refreshers
Getting the Basics Right : Counting round the Table, INT opening, Stayman, Transfers, Bidding 3NT, Leads, Defence at Trick 1, Discards, Honour Sequence, Play/ Defend 3NT

Advanced
Checkback and Puppet Stayman, Slam Bidding, Carding Methods, Inverted Minors, Lucas Two Opener, Lucas Twos in majors, Bidding over 1NT (incl non-promissory Stayman), Transfers and Breaking Transfers

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