Course Information: Bridge for Improvers - Term 1

course code

BFI1
please make a note of this code and use it when contacting us

Brush up your bidding and improve your card play. For new or returning players and previous Bridge for Beginners participants.

When and Where

Dates

From 19 Sep 2019 to 12 Dec 2019
Thu 13:15-15:15
for 12 weeks

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19 Sep 2019
13:15 to 15:15
26 Sep 2019
13:15 to 15:15
03 Oct 2019
13:15 to 15:15
10 Oct 2019
13:15 to 15:15
17 Oct 2019
13:15 to 15:15
24 Oct 2019
13:15 to 15:15
07 Nov 2019
13:15 to 15:15
14 Nov 2019
13:15 to 15:15
21 Nov 2019
13:15 to 15:15
28 Nov 2019
13:15 to 15:15
05 Dec 2019
13:15 to 15:15
12 Dec 2019
13:15 to 15:15

Location

Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


with Lorna Watson

Cost

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £150 , the concession rate is £90. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Description

Brush up your bidding and improve your card play. For new or returning players and previous Bridge for Beginners participants. A revision of the ACOL system with some new techniques. Tuition is by an English Bridge Union Professional Teacher.

What can students expect?

This course is ideal for people who have completed the Bridge for Beginners first year course or who have not played for a while and want a (beginner level) refresher course. It is suitable for new players who want to reinforce their knowledge. The course concentrates on revision of previous learning with introduction of a few new techniques and plenty of practice.

The system used is foundation level Standard English ACOL.

The course will include these topics:

1. Opening bids, responses and rebids in an uncontested auction
2. Competitive auctions – overcalls and doubles
3. Card Play techniques as Declarer
4. Card Play as Defender
5. Slam bidding
6. Transfer bids (response to 1NT)
7. Protective bids
8. 4th suit forcing
9. Losing Trick Count
10. Popular conventions (such as Stayman, Landy, Blackwood)

There will be some Duplicate bridge practice for those who want to progress to playing in a bridge club. Each lesson includes practice card play. You will partner another class member.

Improvers courses are scheduled for September, January and April

Lorna Watson is a Professional member of the English Bridge Teachers Association. She can be contacted via email at bridgeclassbristol@gmail.com and contact details are also on Lorna Watson’s own website at www.bridgeclassbristol.co.uk Please feel free to ask any questions.

Late starters allowed?

Late start is possible for this course provided you are at a similar level to the rest of the class. Discuss this with the tutor before joining.

Equipment Required

None

Previous experience required?

Completion of year one or previous bridge playing experience at novice level

What is the progression route?

Progress to next term to continue learning. Information will be given about local practice / beginner play opportunities.

Are there any extra costs?

Yes. A recommended book may be purchased during the term. (via tutor)

What should students bring?

Pen and paper. Some handouts will be provided

Teaching method/style?

Teaching methods:
• Explanations / presentations
• Discussions
• Problem solving (group work)
• Tasks / quizzes (individually / in pairs / small groups / whole class)
• Practise play (with other class members)
• On line materials

Teaching methods and materials approved by English Bridge Education and Development.