Continuing Bridge 2018

The next Continuing Bridge Class will start in July 2018.  

  • Thursday 2:00-4:00pm Pinner Bridge Club, 103 Marsh Road, Pinner HA5 5PA 
  • Thursday 7:30-9:30pm St John's Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood HA6 1DN (Near Green Lane)

£10 per person per lesson. The book that accompanies this course – Continuing Bridge is £25. 

Click here for a PDF version.
 

Thursday

Lesson

Topics

Area

Book Pages

Exercise

28/06/2018

 

No Lesson

 

 

 

05/07/2018

1

Review the uncontested auction

Bidding

p1-5

p13

12/07/2018

2

Contested auction: overcalls and doubles

Bidding

p6, p12

quiz

19/07/2018

3

Planning the Play in No Trump

Declarer Play

p19-24

quiz

26/07/2018

4

Practice Hands

 

 

 

02/08/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

09/08/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

16/08/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

23/08/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

30/08/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

06/09/2018

5

Planning the Play in Suit Contracts

Declarer Play

p19-24

quiz

13/09/2018

6

3rd Hand Play

Defence

p39-41

 

20/09/2018

7

2nd Hand Play

Defence

p42-46

p47

27/09/2018

8

Protecting Partner and review defence

Defence

p10-12

p15

04/10/2018

9

The Danger Hand, holding up

Declarer Play

p77-81

p85

11/10/2018

10

Showing shape, 4441

Bidding

p90-92

p99 

18/10/2018

11

Practice Hands

 

 

 

25/10/2018

 

Break  

 

 

 

01/11/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

08/11/2018

12

Losing Trick Count: an easier way to bid

Bidding

p131-133

p141

15/11/2018

13

The Law of Total Tricks: how high to bid?

Bidding

 

 

22/11/2018

14

Slam Bidding: Cue Bids

Bidding

p27-34

 

29/11/2018

15

More on doubles: negative or Sputnik

Bidding

p53-54, p56-60

p71

06/12/2018

16

Fourth Suit Forcing

Bidding

p93-94

p101

13/12/2018

17

Bending the rules

Bidding

p95-96

p103

20/12/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

27/12/2018

 

Break

 

 

 

03/01/2019

18

Defensive signals (att and suit pref)

Defence

p108-111

p120

10/01/2019

19

Defensive signals (count) and discarding

Defence

p112-114

p121

17/01/2019

20

Defence against suit contracts

Defence

p115-6

 

24/01/2019

21

Lead of king vs NT

Defence

p117-8

 

31/01/2019

22

Red Suit Transfers

Bidding

p136-137

p145,147

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions I am sometimes asked about bridge lessons:

  • How long will it take me to learn bridge?

The beginners course consists of about 25 lessons plus another 6 practice sessions.  Most people are unable to attend every lesson so we do quite a bit of revision and recapping as we go.  Most of the time you will be learning by playing so you should enjoy yourself and be able to play right from the very first lesson.  This course will give you a good grounding in bridge.

  • Do I have to be good at mathematics?

No! The only mathematics you need is the ability to count.

  • Do I have to have a good memory?

No! you will find that as learn more about bridge, your memory for which cards have been played will improve automatically.

  • Do I need to sign up in advance?

No you just pay per lesson each time you attend.  The course book will be available to purchase at the first lesson.

  • Can I switch from the afternoon to the evening lesson and vice-versa?

Yes.  I give the same lesson twice each Thursday, so you can switch from one time to the other as you wish.

Contact me

Call Tony Staw on 020 8868 7205, email tonystaw@blueyonder.co.uk or fill out this form to get in touch.

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