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There are lots of teachers available to teach Minibridge in Schools / or to teach youngsters as part of a comprehensive programme for introducing Minibridge and Bridge to school pupils and creating various school bridge clubs. 

If you would like to know how to run Taster Sessions in Schools please contact Douglas

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Friday 23 February

6pm Drinks reception

6.30pm Three Course dinner

8.00pm Duplicate Bridge (Chicago bridge optional)


Saturday 24 February


10am – 12am Session one – Responder’s rebid

Focus on responder’s options with strong balanced hands: the most common bidding tools which are essential to set up a forcing auction at a low level. This is useful to find out more about opener’s shape and strength and place the final contract accurately. This session will include:

  • Advanced use of fourth suit forcing
  • Agreeing a trump suit in a forcing way

Free time to relax and explore – enjoy the New Forest or the hotel delights and leisure facilities.

3pm – 4pm System Surgery Session – Laura will be available to answer specific questions about your system, please bring your convention card along and Laura will give you suggestions on how to make your system more effective.

4pm – 6pm Session two – Minor suit slams

Bidding minor suit slams is a challenge, because most bidding systems are geared to find major suit fits effectively. This session will focus on:

  • The strategic thinking behind deciding to explore a minor suit slam
  • How to agree a minor suit in a forcing way
  • What to do when using Blackwood/RKCB is not an option


6.30pm Three Course dinner

8.00pm Duplicate Bridge (Chicago bridge optional)


Sunday 25 February


10am – 12am Session three – Serious and non-serious slam tries

Cue bids are an essential tool of accurate slam bidding. A more advanced version of cue bids differentiates between serious and non-serious slam tries. This session focuses not only on the bidding technique, but also on nuanced hand evaluation:

  • How the information unveiled by partner’s bidding affects the playing potential
  • How to assess the strength of one’s hand in the bidding context


12.30pm Three Course lunch

Enjoy the hotel leisure complex and depart at your leisure