Some members have started to play bridge base online (bbo) with their friends, see the link on the home page and now includes a get you started guide.
Des King our resident teacher is a long time & regular user of the bbo site and will be more than happy to help you get started & show you ''the ropes'' and even play with or against you. His user name on bbo is desking Why not contact him and give it a go!!
Or you can contact Des via email: email@example.com or tel no. 07534 482047
There is also a section on playing bridge solo against a computer on a PC or a mobile device, see link on the Latest News page.
In keeping with Governmental advice regarding precautionary measures to be taken in relation to the covid-19 pandemic:
Wigan Bridge Club is closed and will remain so until further notice.
When circumstances allow for the reopening of the club,
notification will be given here, on the Club web site.
Margaret Wilkinson, Honorary Secretary, 16th March 2020
Notice reviewed, no further update 10th June 2020
Stage 1 Basic Lessons 1-10 for 2019
Lesson 1.1 Held at Wigan BC Weds 2nd Oct
Introduction to the game - Counting High Card Points; Card play technique: Some bridge jargon; Play and practice via Minibridge.
Lesson 1.2 Held at Wigan BC Weds 9th Oct
Play with No Trumps - How high to bid; handling suits/winners; setting up winners: Declarer planning with No Trumps: Followed by supervised No Trump play and practice via Minibridge,
Lesson 1.3 Held at Wigan BC Weds 16th Oct
Play with a trump suit – Hand evaluation & point adjustment with a suit fit: Declarer planning with a trump suit: Defensive play principles: Followed by supervised play and practice via Minibridge,
Lesson 1.4 Held at Wigan BC Weds 23rd Oct
Introduction to bidding NT – The Auction; Opening a weak 1NT; Responding to a weak 1NT Opening with a balanced hand: Opening leads against NT Contracts: Play and practice with pre-dealt hands on this week's topic.
Lesson 1.5 Held at Wigan BC Weds 30th Oct
Responding to a weak 1NT/more on NT play - Bidding priorities; Responding to 1NT with unbalanced hands; Planning your play in No Trumps: Some more defensive guidelines; Summary table of all responses to a weak NT opening bid; Play and practice with pre-dealt hands on this week's topic.
Lesson 1.6 Held at Wigan BC Weds 6th Nov
Opening the bidding with 1 of a suit/which suit to open? - Responding to major suit openings: Recap why we re-evaluate hands with a trump fit: Opening leads against suit contracts: Play and practice with pre-dealt hands on this week's topic.
Lesson 1.7 Held at Wigan BC Weds 13th Nov
Minor suit openings/introduction to opener's 1st rebid/opening 4441 hands – How to respond to 1 of a minor suit opening: Opener's rebid in NT: Defensive guidelines when defending suit contracts: Play and practice with pre-dealt hands on this week's topic.
Lesson 1.8 Held at Wigan BC Weds 20th Nov
The most important bid in all auctions opener's 1st rebid – Master bridge bidding by mastering opener's rebid; minimum HCP openings; medium HCP openings; maximum HCP openings: Opener's reverse: Opener's jump shift: Play and practice with pre-dealt hands on this week's topic.
Lesson 1.9 Held at Wigan BC Weds 27th Nov
More on responding to a suit opening – Simple response: Delayed game raise: Responder's reverse: Responder jump shifts: Planning your play in a suit contract: Play and practice with pre-dealt hands on this week's topic.
Lesson 1.10 Held at Wigan BC Wednesday 4th Dec
Stayman your first convention - refresher on NT opening bids and responses: Q&A’s on any bridge topic: Play and practice with pre-set hands on this week's topic.