We will be running a course of six seminars on declarer play, led by Richard Banbury, our TD for the county’s sessions on BBO, who is also a qualified bridge teacher.
The seminars will be on Tuesday mornings, starting 15th June, from 10am until c.12, and are intended for both less experienced and club players who want to boost their confidence and develop the essential skills which will make a practical difference to their play of ordinary every day hands.
Richard will be selecting real hands and looking at how they could best be played. He will start each session with a short introduction, talking through a technique or subject with a sample hand to demonstrate the key points on ZOOM. After that the players will move to Realbridge to bid and play through a mixed set of hands covering a range of different topics to maximise variety and interest. Richard will be on hand throughout to answer any questions as you go along. Each set of 12 hands comes with Richard’s commentary to be emailed out afterwards.
There is no need to have a partner (we will do our best to organise the numbers) but feel free to sign up as a pair or a "4-some" if you want to play with your partner or collaborate and learn together as a fixed group of 4. The course is open to all.
The cost of the course is £50/person, payable on registration using internet banking to:
Richard Banbury, Lloyds Bank, Sort Code 30 99 66, Account 00779330
(Postal address available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to send a cheque).
TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE
The topics for Richard’s introduction at the start of each session are:-
1. Planning the play and listening to the auction (June 15)
2. Establishing tricks (June 22)
3. Finessing & identifying the "danger hand" (June 29)
4. Communications, entries - ducking and unblocking (July 6)
5. "Fast" and "Slow" Losers (discarding) (July 13)
6. When to draw trumps and when to ruff losers (July 20)