If you are seeking a partner(s) for pairs or teams either post a message on the 'Bookings/Find a Partner?' page or contact Sandy Blunt (see Contact Us)
On Wednesday afternoon and evening a host system is in operation, so you can turn up without a partner and get a game.
Any comments or suggestions about this website are most welcome. Stuart Barker
TEACHING SESSIONS - FAST TRACK COURSE (Level 1)
The course aims to take you to a basic standard of bridge in just 10 lessons. Short self-study exercises will be provided for use at home to aid the learning in lessons. The teaching is mainly practically based with card-based exercises, interspersed with short expositions.
£120 for 10 lessons to include a book with cover price of £30. Full time students pay £75 including the book. Refund after lesson 1 if not satisfied
10 lessons starting on Thursday evening 7.30 – 10.00. Starting 10th January and ending on the 14th March. Follow up practice sessions from 21st March at 7.30 – 9.30.
Lead tutor: Stuart Barker - see contact us page or 01323733928 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACHING SESSIONS - FOUNDATION COURSE (Level 1)
Autumn Term 2018
14, 21 and 28 September
Basic Explanations, MiniBridge inc. scoring, Declarer’s decisions, introduction to defence, introduction to declarer play and ‘Magic Numbers’ 8 and 25
Introduction to bidding, Balanced and Unbalanced Hands, 1 No Trump opening and balanced hand responses. 25 points for Game.
Unbalanced Hand responses to 1 No Trump opening (weak and strong) and Opener’s rebid
Revision of 1 No Trump – co-operative discovery
Declarer Play in No Trumps and Defence against No Trumps
Opening 1 of a suit, responses in the same suit and Opener’s rebid
Opening 1 of a suit, responses in a new suit or No Trumps; Responder’s rule for bidding a new suit at the 2-level
Opening 1 of a suit contd., inc light openings. Opener’s rebid with an Unbalanced Hand – The ‘Barrier’
Opener’s rebid with a Balanced Hand and Revision on opening one of a suit.
Declarer Play in suit contracts and Defence against suit contracts.
If you are interested in joining the September 2018 class please contact David Lampert via the Contact Us page or email@example.com .
TEACHING SESSIONS - INTERMEDIATE CLASSES (Level 2). Jeanne Boydell & Carolynn Maylen
The first term with Jeanne Boydell starts on Friday 7th September and ends on Friday 14th December.
Sept 7th All No Trumps, bids 12-26 points, Limit bids
Sept 14th Stayman convention, weak and strong
Sept 21st Transfer bids over 1 NT and 2NT
Sept 28th Opening leads in suits and No Trumps
Oct 5th Defence play
Oct 12th Opening bids, Rule of 20, Responses and scoring
Oct 19th Weak 2 Bids
Oct 26th Discards, finessing and signalling
Nov 2nd Overcalls part 1
Nov 9th Overcalls part 2
Nov 16th Pre-emptive opening bids at 3 and 4 level
Nov 23rd Slam bidding
Nov 30th Declarer play in no trumps
Dec 7th Declarer play in suit contracts
Dec 14th Convention card and requests
For information please contact Jeanne Boydell on 01323 721825 or via the Contact Us page or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The first term with Carolynn Maylen starts on Wednesday 19th September and ends on Wednesday 21st November.
For more details please contact Carolynn Maylen on 07719863760 or via the Contact Us page or email@example.com
TEACHING SESSIONS (Level 3) 10 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. Roger Poulter
Contact Roger Poulter (01323 482298) or 07816 836861 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 3 Lessons 2018 Autumn Term
The subjects to be covered this year are as follows :-
No Trump bidding . Use of Stayman. Transfer bids after NT openers or rebids.
Bidding as opener. How to show your shape. Rule of 20.
Two ,three and four level openers. Weak 2’s
September 27th & October 4th
Slam bidding. Use of Splinter bids. Introduction to Roman Key card Blackwood. Cue bids.
Use of take out doubles. Responding to take out doubles. When to redouble.
Opening leads. What is safe and what is not. Leads against NT’s and suit contracts.
Hand Evaluation and losing trick count. The power of shape in a hand.
Responding to bids . Use of 4th suit forcing. Rule of 14 for responding at 2 level.
Signals and discards. How to help your partner. Suit preference signals.
Each lesson I will talk about the topic of the day with illustrations followed by play of hands which will contain some play of the hand pointers as well as illustrating the topic of the day.
The cost of the 10 lessons each term is £60 or £7 per individual lesson. We can make some adjustment to the following term if you have to miss a lot of lessons due to holidays etc.
Contact me email@example.com for further information.
SUPERVISED PLAY PRACTICE
Start Wednesday 28th March for the next 10 Wednesdays finishing on Wednesday 30th May, 10.00 - 12.00. Only for those who have taken lessons this year. Cost £3 per session.
IMPROVERS/SUPERVISED PLAY (EVERY WEEK)
Fridays at 2.00 pm please contact John Garrini (01323 734797).
Thursday at 2.00 pm please contact Chimi Notenboom (01323 731073).
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Use the link to download the Sandra Landy articles, which are very useful additional reading.
The link below goes to the EBU site where you can download a free program
A free minibridge program is available at