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Partners

If you are seeking a partner(s) for pairs or teams either post a message on the 'Bookings/Find a Partner?' page or contact Alex Buchan (see Contact Us)

On Wednesday afternoon and evening  a host system is in operation, so you can turn up without a partner and get a game.

Website

 Any comments or suggestions about this website are most welcome. Stuart Barker

Lessons
Why learn to play bridge?
  • It promotes an active mind with no age limit – improving both logical thinking and memory.
  • It is social – you meet like minded people.
  • It is a fun pastime that is not expensive.
Why learn at Eastbourne Bridge Club?
  • You are taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers, who are EBUTA (English Bridge Union Teachers Association ) registered.
  • We have a structured learning plan that uses the methods and resources of the EBU.
  • You learn by playing in a friendly, pleasant environment
  • The lessons involve a brief talk on the topic of the day followed by practice using pre-dealt boards.
Dates of Lessons

TEACHING SESSIONS - FAST TRACK COURSE (Level 1)

The course aims to take you to a basic standard of bridge in just 10 lessons. Short self-study exercises (in both digital and printed format) will be provided for use at home to aid the learning in lessons. The teaching is mainly practically based with card-based exercises, interspersed with short expositions. The Fast Track course is designed for people who are not able to attend a weekday daytime course and wish to have a shorter course. This shorter course is achieved by having a faster pace and making available some self study materials to use between lessons.

Cost: £120 for 10 lessons to include a book with cover price of £30. Full time students pay £75 including the book. Refund after lesson 1 if not satisfied.
 

 CONTENT: Getting Started At Bridge, Introducing Trumps, Introducing bidding, Opening bids in a suit, Responding without a fit, The auction continues, Opener rebids No Trumps, Competitive Bidding, Defence, Doubling, Competing and sacrificing, Signposts to the future.

Dates to be arranged.

 

To register an interest please contact Stuart Barker using the contact details below:

Lead tutor: Stuart Barker - see contact us page or  stuart.barker@hotmail.co.uk.


 

TEACHING SESSIONS - FOUNDATION COURSE (Level 1)

This 2 term course covers the basics of the modern game of Bridge, assuming no prior knowledge. Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to update their game.
 The new term starts on 13th September 2019 from 10.00 to 12.00.

If you are interested in joining the September 2019 class please contact David Lampert via the Contact Us page or david.lampert@btinternet.com .


 

TEACHING SESSIONS - INTERMEDIATE CLASSES (Level 2). Jeanne Boydell

The new term starts on 13th September 2019. Details to be announced.

For information please contact Jeanne Boydell on 01323 721825 or via the Contact Us page or jeanneboydell@gmail.com .

 

 

 

 


TEACHING SESSIONS (Level 3) 10 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.  Roger Poulter

  Contact Roger Poulter (01323 482298) or 07816 836861 or roger36@btinternet.com 

 

 

Eastbourne Bridge Club

Year 3 Lessons  2019 Autumn Term

The subjects to be covered this year are as follows :-

September 5th

No Trump bidding . Use of Stayman. Transfer bids after NT openers or rebids. When to use Stayman and when to use transfers.

September 12th

Bidding as opener. How to show your shape. Rule of 20. Which suit to open.

September 19th

Two ,three and four level openers. Weak 2’s. Pre-emptive bidding

September 26th  & October 3rd

Slam bidding. Use of Splinter bids. Introduction to Roman Key card Blackwood. Explanation of Jacoby to show major suit fits . Cue bids.

October 10th

Use of take out doubles. Responding to take out doubles. When to redouble.

October 17th

Opening leads. What is safe and what is not. Leads against NT’s and suit contracts. Most contracts make or fail on a good or bad opening lead.

October 24th

Hand Evaluation and losing trick count. The power of shape in a hand. Not only about points.

November 7th

Responding to bids . Use of 4th suit forcing. Rule of 14 for responding at 2 level.

November 14th

Signals and discards. How to help your partner. Suit preference signals.

Each lesson I will talk about the topic of the day with illustrations followed by play of hands which will contain some play of the hand pointers as well as illustrating the topic of the day.

The cost of the 10 lessons each term is £60 or £7 per individual lesson. We can make some adjustment to the following term if you have to miss a lot of lessons due to holidays etc.

Roger Poulter

 

 

Each lesson I will talk about the topic of the day with illustrations followed by play of hands which will contain some play of the hand pointers as well as illustrating the topic of the day.

The cost of the 10 lessons each term is £60 or £7 per individual lesson. We can make some adjustment to the following term if you have to miss a lot of lessons due to holidays etc.

Contact  roger36@btinternet.com for further information. 


TEACHING SESSIONS - SUPERVISED PLAY

Details for the next session, which starts in January 2020,  to be announced.

 

 


 

IMPROVERS/SUPERVISED PLAY (EVERY WEEK)

Fridays at 2.00 pm please contact John Garrini (01323 734797).

Thursday at 2.00 pm please contact Chimi Notenboom (01323 731073).

 

 

Software

 

The link below goes to the EBU site where you can download  a free program

http://www.ebu.co.uk/education/ltpb

A free minibridge program is available at

http://www.bluechipbridge.co.uk/minibridge.htm