Bridge beginner lessons starting September 2018

The course, starting on 19 September, will be given by Matt Jackson who is an accredited English Bridge Union teacher. It consists of 36 two-hour lessons, divided into three terms, and will be held at Bawburgh Village Hall on Wednesdays 10.00 – 12.30. For term 1, the cost is £78 (13 lessons) paid in advance, preferably by cheque, on the first lesson of each term and which includes the EBU Beginning Bridge  “Red” book. Delegates can also pay weekly which costs £7 but this does not include the EBU Beginning Bridge book.
 
If you would like to come, please email Rod at rod.grundy1@outlook.com or ring 01493 751249. Alternatively, Matt can be contacted at mattjack60@gmail.com or 01692 630959.

The provisional timetable is shown below.

 

Week

Date

Lesson

 

 

1st term

1

19/09/18

Introduction to Mini-Bridge

2

26/09/18

Playing with trumps

3

03/10/18

Declarer play

4

10/10/18

Basic defence

5

17/10/18

The Auction, opening 1NT and balanced  responses

6

24/10/18

Game responses to 1NT

7

31/10/18

One-level suit openings & limit raises

8

14/11/18

New suit responses – opener’s weak responses

9

21/11/18

Opener’s rebid with a strong hand

10

28/11/18

Getting into No trumps….strong balanced hands

11

05/12/18

Declarer play in NT

12

12/12/18

Declarer play in a suit

13

19/12/18

Play lesson (Consolidation+ xmas party)

 

 

 

 

 

2nd term

14

09/01/19

The opening lead  (+ revision of last term)

15

16/01/19

Defender play

16

23/01/19

Losing trick count

17

30/01/19

Suit overcalls and responses

18

06/02/19

Takeout doubles

19

13/02/19

1NT overcalls & responses

20

20/02/19

Stayman

21

27/02/19

Opening 2 NT

22

06/03/19

Opening 2 Clubs

23

13/03/19

Opening strong 2D/H/S

24

20/03/19

Slam bidding (Blackwood)

25

27/03/19

Play Lesson (consolidation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd term

26

17/04/19

Play lesson (revision of last term)

27

24/04/19

Transfers

28

01/05/19

4441 hands

29

08/05/19

Fourth suit forcing

30

15/05/19

Weak twos

31

22/05/19

Opening at 3 and 4 level (pre-empts) and responses

32

29/05/19

Competing against pre-empts

33

05/06/19

Defense to 1NT (Landy)

34

12/06/19

Opponents double 1NT…..wriggle

35

19/06/19

Discards and signals

36

03/07/19

Play lesson (Consolidation + club duplicate demo)

 

 

 

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

 

Bawburgh Bridge Club will be running a new course of Beginner lessons starting on 13 September 2017. These lessons will be delivered by Graham Ware who is an accredited English Bridge Union teacher.

The course will consist of 42 two-hour lessons, divided into three terms, and will be held at Bawburgh Village Hall on Wednesday mornings at 10.00 – 12.30. The cost will be £7 per lesson or £70 per term (14 lessons) purchased in advance (cheques payable to Bawburgh Bridge Club) on the first day of each term. If you would like to come, please email rod.grundy1@outlook.com or ring 01493 751249. Alternatively, graham.ware@hotmail.com or ring 01953 788883.

 

For information about the course syllabus, please see below

 

 

 

 

Beginner lessons - Course Outline

 

 

BAWBURGH BRIDGE CLUB BEGINNERS COURSE 2017/18 (ver 1.2 dated 18 Feb 18)

Term One

Week

Date

Lesson Title

Section

1

13 Sep

Intro MiniBridge

Getting

2

20 Sep

Playing with trumps

started

3

27 Sep

Declarer play

 

4

4 Oct

Basic defence

 

5

11 Oct

Auction, opening 1NT and balanced responses

Intro Bidding

6

18 Oct

Game responses to 1NT

 

7

25 Oct

One-level suit openings & limit raises

 

8

1 Nov

New suit responses – opener’s weak responses

 

9

15 Nov

Opener’s rebid with a strong hand

 

10

22 Nov

Getting into No trumps

 

11

29 Nov

Declarer play in NT

Intro Play

12

6 Dec

Declarer play in a suit

 

13

13 Dec

The opening lead

 

14

20 Dec

Defender play & End of term/Christmas party

 

Term Two

Week

Date

Lesson Title

Section

15

10 Jan

Losing Trick Count

Competitive

16

17 Jan

Overcalls and responses

Auction

17

24 Jan

Takeout doubles

 

18

31 Jan

Stayman convention

 

19

7 Feb

1NT overcalls & responses

 

20

14 Feb

Defence to 1NT

Conventions

21

21 Feb

4441 Shape

& unusual

22

28 Feb

Pre-emptive openings weak 2 and 3 level bids

situations

23

7 Mar

Defending pre-empts and 2 suited overcalls

 

24

14 Mar

Opening 2 NT

Opening with

Strong hands

25

21 Mar

Opening 2 Clubs

26

28 Mar

Opening strong 2D/H/S in protective position

27

4 Apr

Slam bidding

28

11 Apr

Play session – End of term party

Consolidation

 

Term Three

Week

Date

Lesson Title

Section

29

25 Apr

Carding & Counting

Advanced

30

2 May

Baron response to  1NT & 2NT

Bidding

31

9 May

Fourth Suit Forcing

Techniques

32

16 May

Splinters, Cue bidding & Slams revisited

 

33

23 May

Doubles – negative, responsive, competitive

 

34

30 May

Sacrifices and high-end doubles

 

35

6 Jun

Defensive guidelines I – signals, unblocking

Advanced

36

13 Jun

Defensive guidelines II - leading

Play

37

20 Jun

Bending the rules – UCB, LSTB & 3 card support

Techniques

38

27 Jun

Norfolk Show -  no lesson

 

39

4 Jul

Planning the play - declarer

 

40

11 Jul

Declarer play -  danger hand, counting

 

41

18 Jul

Defender play  – plan, signals, trumps, lead against NT

 

42

25 Jul

The system card II & club demo – play session

Consolidation

         

 

 

 

Changes for v1.2:

 

Term Three – The planned lesson for 27th Jun has been cancelled due to the traffic difficulties in the Bawburgh area associated with the Norfolk show which is being held that week.  The term will now consist of 13 lessons instead of 14 - 2 of the defensive play lessons have been consolidated into one session.  No content has been lost but there will be one less session of practice. Therefore the full term will only cost £65 instead of the usual £70 for those students who pay for the entire term up front.  Individual lessons prices remain at £7 for non-members and £5 for Club members.

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Graham Ware

 

18 Feb 18

 

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