The club will be closed Saturday the 23rd March.
The Wednesday afternoon bridge session on March 20th will start at 1.15pm instead of the usual 1.30pm. Please be seated for by 1.10pm at the latest.
Stage 1 Basic Lessons 1-10 for 2018
Individual lessons can be attended for a cost of £10 each or alternatively £75 for those paying for the full block of 10
Lesson 1.1 Held at Wigan BC Monday 15/10
Introduction to the game - Counting High Card Points; Card play technique: Some bridge jargon; Play and practice via Minibridge.
Lesson 2.1 Held at Wigan BC Monday 22/10
Play With No Trumps - How high to bid; handling suits/winners; setting up winners: Declarer planning with No Trumps: Followed by supervised No Trump play and practice via minibridge,
Lesson 3.1 Held at Wigan BC Monday 29/10
Play With a Trump Suit – Hand evaluation & point adjustment with a suit fit: Declarer planning with a Trump suit: Defensive play principles: Followed by supervised play and Practice via minibridge,
Lesson 4.1 Held at Wigan BC Monday 5/11
Introduction to bidding NT’s – The Auction; Opening a weak 1NT; Responding to a weak 1NT Opening with a balanced hand: Opening leads against NT Contracts: Play and practice with pre dealt hands on this weeks topic.
Lesson 5.1 Held at Wigan BC Monday 12/11
Responding to a Weak 1NT/more on NT play - Bidding priorities; Responding to 1NT with unbalanced hands; Planning your play in No Trumps: Some more defensive guidelines; Summary table of all responses to a Weak NT opening bid; Play and practice with pre dealt hands on this weeks topic.
Lesson 1.6 Held at Wigan BC Monday 19/11
Opening the bidding with 1 of a suit/which suit to open? - Responding to major suit openings: Recap why we re-evaluate hands with a trump fit: Opening leads against suit contracts: Play and practice with pre dealt hands on this weeks topic.
Lesson 1.7 Held at Wigan BC Monday 26/11
Minor suit openings/introduction to openers 1st rebid/Opening 4441 hands – How to respond to 1 of a minor suit opening: Openers rebid in NT’s: Defensive guidelines when defending suit contracts: Play and practice with pre dealt hands on this weeks topic.
Lesson 1.8 Held at Wigan BC Wednesday 3/12
The most important bid in all auctions openers 1st rebid – Master bridge bidding by mastering openers rebid; minimum HCP openings; medium HCP openings; maximum HCP openings: Openers reverse: Openers jump shift: Play and practice with pre dealt hands on this weeks topic.
Lesson 1.9 Held at Wigan BC Monday 10/12
More on Responding to a Suit Opening – Simple response: Delayed game raise: Responders reverse: Responder jump shifts: Planning your play in a suit contract: Play and practice with pre dealt hands on this weeks topic.
Lesson 1.10 Held at Wigan BC Wednesday 17/12
Stayman your first convention - refresher on NT opening bids and responses: Q&A’s on any bridge topic: Play and practice with pre-set hands on this weeks topic.