Multiple Teams on Tuesdaysee information/entry
Any problems contact Nigel
Friday the 8th of February 2019, 10.30 - 12.30 with Barry Smale
Different Games – Different Scoring - Different Strategies
How is a teams match scored
How is a pairs session scored
What difference does the different scoring method make
Which denomination should we be in
Should we bid the close game
When to sacrifice
How does the scoring affect the card play
What about the defence
Low level competition and balancing.
Session lasts approx 2 hours, scheduled finish 12:30 (just in time for lunch)
Members £5 - Non members £6. Interval tea and coffee included.
For further information, please contact Barry Smale at 01392 758243 or by email
Please submit your entry on the form below. Entries open to non-members after 26th January.
We have now started our second term of classes for beginners and improvers at Gipsy Hill Hotel.
If you would like to join these classes or to start bridge as an absolute beginner,
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: PAYG + your name.
You are also welcome to attend our sessions for less experienced players.
Thursday evening - suitable for beginners and improvers: 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 - suitable for improvers: Gently Paced Duplicate, when around 15 boards are played over 2 ½ hours without tuition.
Each session costs £2.50 and no partner is required.
Rosemary Ormerod will be running a course for absolute beginners at the Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club (in Westfield Close) on Tuesdays 2 to 4, starting 5th February. The cost is £80 for 10 weeks.
For more information, please check out www.learnbridge-exmouth.uk
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. Counting and hand shape
6. 3 weak two’s and responses
7. Opening very strong hands
8. Losing trick count
10. McKenny discards
January 8th-March 12th 2019
11. Benji strong hands: 2C and 2D
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. Red suit transfers
12 Sources of tricks
13. Competitive bidding 1 - suit overcalls
14. Competitive bidding 2 – takeout doubles
15. Defence play
16. Pre-emptive hands - Weak two’s in 3 suits; weak 3 s
17. Responding to partner’s weak 2 bid
19. Opening very strong hands – 2 clubs
20. Bidding slam hands - Blackwood