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Classes & Seminars at WBC
Learning Pathway
Learning Pathway
Teaching - 2018 Summer Beginner & Intermediate Classes

Wimbledon Bridge Club runs a comprehensive teaching programme for both new and experienced players

Beginners Classes

Our Beginners Classes are made up of 4 Terms and there are 10 lessons in each Term. Lessons run once a week for 2 hours and combine theory with a practical play. The cost of a term of lessons is £160. 

Beginner Terms 1 & 2 offer a basic introduction to the game for people who have never played Bridge before. 

Next Step 3 & 4 are designed for those people who have played Bridge before and want to improve their skills. The lesson outline below should help you decide which Term would be most suitable but if you still need any help deciding please contact the club on 0208 947 0147 or teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk we will be more than happy to help. 

Intermediate Classes

Our Intermediate Classes are made up of 3 Terms and there are 10 lessons in each Term. Lessons run once a week for 2 hours and combine theory with a practical play. The cost of a term of lessons is £160. 

Intermediate Term 1, 2 & 3 are designed for people who have completed the 4 terms of Beginner Classes and have previous experience playing bridge.

 

Summer 2018 Schedule of All Classes

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00-12:00pm

 

Next Step Term 3

Martha Jaynes

Beginners Term 2

Ann Walker

 

 

Intermediate Term 1

Lis Bingham

Beginners Term 1

Simon Prager

 

 

1:30 - 3:30pm

 

Intermediate Seminars

Giorgio Provenza

 

 

 

7:30 – 9:30pm

Next Step Term 4

Carol Clisby

 

Beginners Term 2

Hilary Stewart

Intermediate Term 1

Tim Chanter

 

Next Step Term 3

Hilary Stewart

 

 

 

 

Course Curriculum - Beginners & Intermediate

Seminars with Giorgio running from 24th April to the 29th |May 2018

Date

Subject

24th April

Negative doubles

1st May

Responsive doubles

8th May

Splinter bids and Roman Key Card Blackwood

15th May

Declarer play: Entries and communications

22nd May

Weak 2s

29th May

Defending against Weak 2s

The lesson outline below should help you decide which Term would be most suitable but if you still need any help deciding please contact the club on 0208 947 0147 or teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk we will be more than happy to help. 

Beginners Term 1   

1. Getting started with minibridge.

2. Playing with trumps

3. Introducing declarer play

4. Introducing defence

5. Playing lesson

6. Opening 1NT

7. Responses to 1NT

8. Playing lesson

9. One-of-a-suit openings and limit raises

10. Playing lesson

 Beginners Term 2

1. New suit responses and NT rebid

2. Opener's rebid with a weak hand

3. Opener's rebid with a strong hand

4. One-of-a-suit openings and NT rebids

5. Revise opening bids & rebids

6. Competition: 8 hands

7. Declarer play techniques

8. Declarer play in NT

9. Declarer play with trumps

10. Practice session: declarer play

         Next Step Term 3   

1. Recap on bidding and play

2. Suit overcalls and responses

3. Take out doubles and responses

4. 1NT overcalls and responses

5. Practice session:  competitive auctions

6. 4-4-4-1 hands

7. Stayman and responses

8. Defence – leads

9. Defence- techniques

10. Practice session:  defence

Next Step Term 4

1. 2NT openings and responses

2. 2C openings and responses

3. Slam bidding

4. Weak twos in 3 suits

5. 3 level openings

6. Defence against pre-empts and weak twos

7. Practice session: pre-empts and weak twos

8. Duplicate session on competitive bidding

9. Etiquette: dos and don’ts at the bridge table

10. End of course duplicate and graduation ceremony

   

Intermediate 1

Lesson title

  1. Revision of Uncontested Auctions (1)
  1. Revision of Uncontested Auctions (2)
  1. Red Suit Transfers (1)
  1. Revision of Contested Auctions (1)
  1. Revision of Contested Auctions (2)
  1. Planning the Play in No Trump Contracts
  1. Planning the Play in Suit Contracts
  1. Opening Leads against No Trump Contracts
  1. Opening Leads against Suit Contracts
  1. Defence – 3rd Hand Play

Intermediate 2

Lesson title

  1. Protective Bidding
  1. Negative Doubles
  1. Further Use of Competitive Doubles
  1. Slam Bidding (1) – Roman Key Card Blackwood
  1. Declarer Play – The Danger Hand
  1. Declarer Play – Counting
  1. Responder’s Rebids (1)
  1. Responder’s Rebids (2)
  1. 4th Suit Forcing
  1. Defence – 2nd Hand Play

Intermediate 3

Lesson title

  1. Defensive Signals (1) - Attitude
  1. Defensive Signals (2) - Count
  1. Defensive Signals (3) – Suit Preference
  1. Planning the Defence against No Trump Contracts
  1. Planning the Defence against Suit Contracts
  1. Pre-emptive raises and cue bids
  1. Slam Bidding (2)  Splinter Bids
  1. Red Suit Transfers (2) – Transfer Breaks and 5-4 in the Majors
  1. Power Doubles
  1. Defence to 1NT