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Club Teacher Training

Chris Lohan is running a two day training course for anyone interested in teaching bridge. The course will be held at West Faversham Community Centre on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September. Please see the EBED website for further details or email Chris direct.

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3 Counties Bridge Learning Weekends

Balmer Lawn Hotel, New Forest

Declarer Play - 5th to 7th October

Counting & Competitive Bidding Strategies
23rd to 25th November

Bridge Festival of St Malo

3rd International Festival of Bridge

Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September
Generous cash prizes - €600 to the winners.

See website for further information.

Changes to the Laws - Directing & Scoring

Please see information under the 'Directing & Scoring' tab for a summary of the 2017 changes to the Laws of Bridge.

Archives

New additions are made to the Archive section when there are new trophy and competition winners and when information on past members comes to light.  If you have any old documents or information that could help to expand this section and complete our history please contact Gerald Soper who would be very pleased to hear fom you, thank you.

Free Online Bridge Magazine

A completely free online bridge magazine 'A New Bridge Magazine’  launched earlier this year.  Registering ensures you receive email notification when new issues are published.

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Bridge For All
Bridge For All

Inspired and led by Sandra Landy - a previous British Ladies World Champion - a teaching scheme has been formulated by the English Bridge Union in order to standardise the content of teaching sessions for the benefit of all students.

Bridge For All is a series of lessons which presents the basics of our game through the medium of a simplified Acol system known as 'Standard English'. A comprehensive course book is available for participants. Sessions normally start with some instruction which is given by an EBU approved teacher. A break for tea, coffee and biscuits is followed by the opportunity to play a set of illustrative hands which reinforce the topic presented earlier. If students move house having started the course it is easy to find another teacher in a different part of the country who will be using the same materials and methods, thus assuring continuity. Students receive their own magazine and are offered the opportunity to play in competitions against others from different areas who are at the same stage of development.

Some establishments which are known as Learn and Play clubs provide the next step in the form of an Improvers section. Having completed a course of a year's sessions newcomers to the game can continue to receive help and instruction and to practise and consolidate what they have learnt. In a relaxed and genial atmosphere they will be assisted to make the transition to competing against more seasoned and experienced players.'Improvers'are introduced to pairs and teams sessions. They may play within this section for as long as they wish until the confidence to mix with more experienced players is achieved. EBU Master Points are distributed to the winners. Acquisition of these entitles players to rise through the EBU's ranking structure and in this way progress can berecognised.

Each year the EBU review the teaching materials in the light of reports sent back from the teachers themselves. This project represents a great advance inbridge teaching in this country and is one with which the KCBA is proud to be associated.

If you are a registered Bridge For All teacher please send your details to Chris Lohan on oakrise@uwclub.net

'Bridge For All' Teaching available in Kent.  For contact details and more information please see Teachers & Classes on next page.

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