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Stage 1 - Beginners

 

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 SuitHand 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 handsHow 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 rebidMaster 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 OpeningSimple 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.