I am running six 'Supper and Bridge' sessions at The Grosvenor in Stockbridge. These are aimed at improvers, not beginners, and will look at various ways to improve card play technique as Declarer and in defence.
Each session starts at 7.0 with wine followed by an hour of hands-on interactive tuition, then one course supper at 8.0 followed by more play and instruction from about 8.30-9.30/9.45.
The charge is £40 per person per session and you can come to as many or few as you choose. For further details and/or booking, please contact Miranda Chetwode at The Grosvenor on 01264 810606 or 07775 734188.
The modules are as follows (subject to minor amendment):
Tuesday 23 January - Leads, defence and Declarer play in No Trumps, including the 'rule of 11' and when to duck.
Tuesday 30 January - Defending against suit contracts, including lead styles and card signalling.
Tuesday 6 February - Declarer play in suit contracts, when to draw trumps, when not to, how to play trumps correctly, when to finesse, when to play for the drop, playing for 'split-honours'. Also establishing winners in side suits and getting rid of losers.
Tuesday 20 February - The importance of trick one for both Defenders and Declarer.
Tuesday 12 March - More advanced declarer techniques - Setting up winners to discard losers, when to duck, ruffing finesses.
Tuesday 19 March - More advanced defence techniques - When to lead from shortage, the concept of a 'forcing game' and how to defeat seemingly undefeatable contracts using suit preference signals.