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Stage 1 - Beginners

 

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 suitHand 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 handsHow 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 rebidMaster 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 openingSimple 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.