Tuesday - Pairs Championship,all pairs welcome
Car Share - see Membership ServicesMembers Only now includesMinutes of Official Meetings
Any problems contact Nigel
Our evening classes are now in full swing at Gipsy Hill Hotel.
Beginners meet on Thursdays, and improvers on Tuesdays.
If you would like to join these classes late, or to take up bridge in the near future, please contact our chairman,
Clare Hamon, by email or by telephone 01392 758243.
Improvers are welcome to attend individual sessions at £10, but must book in advance, either by contacting Clare or using the form below.
BACS payment information - Sort code 30-93-14 a/c no. 02152900 a/c name Exeter Bridge Club, ref: your name.
Additionally the club runs two other sessions that might be of interest to improvers. They cost £2.50 each.
Thursday evening - Supervised Duplicate Pairs, when helpers are available to advise while you bid and play each board,
after which everyone at the table looks at all four hands and discusses them.
Wednesday evening - Gently Paced Duplicate, when around 15 boards are played over 2 ½ hours without tuition.
No partner is needed for either of these sessions or for the classes.
Improver's programme 2018-19
October 2nd- December 4th 2018
Weeks 1-3 are revision
1. NT balanced hands + Stayman
2. Unbalanced hands
3. Competitive bidding
4. Red suit transfers (RST)
5. Advanced RST
6. Counting and hand shape
7. 3 weak two’s and responses
8. Opening very strong hands
10. McKenny discards
January 8th-March 12th 2019
11. Losing trick count
12. Plan the play - trump contracts
13. Negative doubles
14. Plan the play in NT
15. Reversing – strong two suited hands
16. Defence v NT
17. Michael’s cue bids + Unusual NT
18. Fourth suit forcing
19. Defence v suit contracts
Introduction to mini bridge
Mini bridge – trump contracts
Mini bridge – leads in defence
Introducing bidding – opening one no trump (1NT)
Responses to 1nt
Opening bids in a suit -responding with a fit
Responding to a suit bid without a suit fit including responding 1NT
The auction continues -stronger hands
Planning the play
Opener rebids no trumps
11. Sources of tricks
12 Competitive bidding 1 - suit overcalls
13 Competitive bidding 2 – takeout doubles
14 Defence play
16 Red suit transfers
17. Pre-emptive hands - Weak two’s in 3 suits; weak 3 s
18 Responding to partner’s weak 2 bid (OGUST)
19 Opening very strong hands – 2 clubs
20 Bidding slam hands - Blackwood )