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16th May 2022
Virtual Club Pairs
RealBridge 7.15pm
Director: Martin C
Scorer: Martin C
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17th May 2022
9 High Teams
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Learn to Play Bridge - Beginners Course
Learning to Play Bridge - Beginners Course Term 1

 

This is the first term of 3 ten-week terms which will cover the basic principles of playing bridge. 

By the end of the 3 ten-week terms you will be able to play socially and start playing in Relaxed Bridge club sessions. 

 

The course will follow the English Bridge Union (EBU) Beginning Bridge Book one, known as the Red Book.  It follows on from the free 4 week Mini Bridge taster session. 

Each lesson will last approximately 2 hours and consist of a presentation followed by playing cards in support of the topic outlined in the presentation.

By the end of the 10-week sessions you should understand the following:

  • The concept of a bidding ‘auction’ to arrive at a ‘contract’.
  • The difference between balanced and unbalanced hands.
  • Declarer techniques.
  • Defence techniques

The cost of the term is £60

Click here to register interest in any further course.

Learning to Play Bridge - Beginners Course Term 2

This is the second term of ten-week lessons which will cover the basic principles of playing bridge. 

 

Each lesson will last approximately 2 hours and consist of a presentation followed by playing cards in support of the topic outlined in the presentation.

By the end of the 10-week term you should understand the following:

  • Competitive bidding basic techniques – when all 4 players enter the auction.
  • Other bidding techniques.
  • An introduction to bidding conventions.
  • More techniques for card play when declarer or in defence.
  • Revision and practice of topics in term one.

Second Term Programme below.

Week Date Subject
11 11/1 Declarer Play
12 18/1 Overcalls
13 25/1 More Overcalls
14 1/2 Take Out Doubles
15 8/2 1NT Overcalls
16 15/2 Defence
17 22/2 Pre-empts
18 1/3 Defence to pre-empts
19 8/3 Jump Overcalls
20 15/3 Revision

The cost of the term is £60.

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Learning to Play Bridge - Beginners Course Term 3

This is the third term of ten-week lessons which will cover the basic principles of playing bridge.  

 

Each lesson will last approximately 2 hours and consist of a presentation followed by playing cards in support of the topic outlined in the presentation.

By the end of the 10-week term you should understand the following:

  • Transfers.
  • Bidding strong hands.  
  • More techniques for card play when declarer or in defence.
  • Revision and practice of topics in terms one and two.

Third term programme below  

Week Date Subject
21 12/4 Opening 2NT
22 19/4  Transfer Bids over 1NT and 2NT
  26/4 Gap for Special Club Event 
23 3/5 Strong Two Bids
24 10/5 ACOL Two Club Bids
25 17/5 Bidding Slams
26 24/5 Weak Two Bids
27 31/5 Benjamin Two Bids
28 7/6 tbc
29 14/6 tbc
30 21/6 tbc

The cost of term is £60.  After completing the Beginner's 30 week course we encourage you to join our fortnightly Friday morning Relaxed Play session at 10am.  You can also further your learning by joining one of the Supervised Play Sessions which takes place on alternative Fridays.

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