Next Step Duplicate

A friendly supervised duplicate session, ideal for novices wanting to improve their bridge by play. 

Dates and times: Tuesdays in 3 School Terms  7pm-9pm (please arrive 10 mins early)

Where: TORCH CENTRE, Hexham (Next to the Bus Station).

Costs: The fee is £40 per term paid at the beginning of the term.  New members can join at any time. They will be offered a free taster session and on joining will pay pro-rata.  Non-members of Hexham Bridge Club will be required to pay £5 joining fee.

Who can join?: Next Step Duplicate is open to all who can play bridge. The pace of play will be slightly slower than normal club bridge but members should be confident that they can play at a reasonable speed.

Partners: Bridge is a partnership game and you are encouraged to come along with a partner.  However, we will find you a partner on the night.

How it works? The session will run as a normal club duplicate session with a reduced number of boards, so members can have a chance to discuss the hands if they wish. There will be help on hand, so if you are unsure of a bid, or a lead, then you can ask the ‘host supervisors’ to help you look at the options?  You make the decision!  To help members improve their play, there will be an opportunity to re-visit the hands via our website.

Systems and Aide-memoires: Members are encouraged to play English Standard modern Acol Weak 3 Twos. Other partnerships playing different systems are welcome but individuals cannot be guaranteed a partner who play their system. We have aide-memoires but players will not be able to refer to them while playing.