See you at the club!
Jane Champion will present a 3-week series of essential bidding topics for advancing players based on the best-selling book Bidding Topics by Eric Rodwell. Please sign up at the Education Bulletin Board.
Monday, May 6: Support Doubles & Redoubles; Responding to 1 NT Forcing
Monday, May 13: Inverted Minors; Mixed Raises
Monday, May 20: New Minor Forcing; Roman Keycard Blackwood.
Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Cost: $25 for the 3-week series or $10 per class
Hello fellow bridge players,
I am teaching a Two Over One classes beginning Tuesday April 2 (9:45 - 11:45) at Hendersonville Bridge Center. Experts say that 2/1 is becoming the “new Standard American”! Believe me, it is so much easier to get to the right contract using this modern system. The class will run for 7 weeks. Each week we will talk about an important part of 2/1 (see below), present problems for discussion, practice bidding and if time allows play 4 hands. We will also talk about counting cards, placing cards in opponents’ hands, picturing partner’s hand, and a lot of other interesting stuff. If you are interested, or if you know someone who may be, please contact me:
Week 1: Introduction to 2/1, when it applies and when it does not, bidding messages: sign-off, invitational, forcing and marathon bids.
Week 2: Forcing 1-NT response, responders rebids with 6-10 HCP, 11-12 HCP; when 1 NT Forcing does not apply.
Week 3 (Focus on WHERE): rebids by opener, responder’s further rebids, what to do when opponents interfere.
Week 4 (Focus on HOW HIGH): choosing between game and slam, control bids, Blackwood.
Weeks 5, 6 and 7 will concentrate on conventions often used in conjunction with 2/1: Jacoby 2 NT, Fourth Suit Forcing, Drury, Bergen and variations of Blackwood. We’ll do lots of bidding throughout these 3 weeks.
Week 8 (OPTIONAL and FREE!) will be the best practice ever: We will play hands that are typical for using 2/1, 1 NT Forcing, Bergen, Drury, control bids, and Key Card auctions. However, they will be all mixed up so you will have to decide on the most important one to use. This is what happens in a real game. FUN!
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