Inga & Neil's Bridge Classes at Newburn 2018
'BRIDGE FOR CLUB PLAYERS' January 2019
*MONDAY 10 am -12 Noon : Beginning January 14th 2019 - (10 weeks)
WEDNESDAY 10 am -12 : Beginning January 16th 2019 - (10 weeks)
Many of our students are now playing duplicate bridge in clubs across the region. The Wednesday morning group is large, but *there is room in the Monday class for a few extra players to develop their game in a club environment.
We can therefore invite one or two new, or past, students to join this group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Duplicate Bridge requires a number of different skills
Partnership understandings in bidding, declarer play and defensive techniques is essential for success and
within each of these categories there is standard technical knowledge that can be learnt. e.g.
BIDDING - Why did partner bid 2S after your opening bid of 1H?
DECLARER PLAY - Why did LHO discard the nine of diamonds?
DEFENCE -Why did partner play the queen on your opening lead of the ace? (suit contract)
Knowledge of conventional bids, suit combinations and defensive signalling is important but bridge is a practical activity that requires many other skills. The most important being observation (not memory)
So often, the four cards played to a trick are turned over as soon as the fourth card hits the table.
The only thing that declarer and defenders see, is who leads to the next trick.
The significance of the cards played is simply not being registered. Every card tells a story and you must learn to read.
Much of our teaching in this class will develop from an analysis of 'real' hands that have cropped up recently in clubs.
Students will be given the opportunity to search for clues within the bidding and play of a hand - that were missed by the player when the hand was originally played. Slow your game down is our constant mantra.
Much of our teaching will reinforce things we have already taught but there will inevitably be strategies that are new.
We may use set hands when a theme is being covered and handouts will clarify/reinforce the practical lessons.
The main content of the two 'Club Players' classes will be the same but we are prepared to cover any relevant aspect of the game that individuals may request.