Bridge Beginner Lessons

The course started on 19 September, being given by Matt Jackson who is an accredited English Bridge Union teacher. It consists of 36 two-hour lessons, divided into three terms,  being 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.
 
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

One level suit openings & NT limit raises

9

21/11/18

New suit responses – opener’s weak responses

10

28/11/18

Opener’s rebid with a strong hand

11

05/12/18

Getting into No trumps….strong balanced hands

12

12/12/18

Declarer play in NT

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

Declarer play in a suit

16

23/01/19

Defender play

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)

 

 

 

 

 

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