Games

Discover the rules, aims and strategies of classic and much-loved games, enjoy expert advice and hands-on play. Our tutors can show you tricks and techniques to become masterful at these activities. From bridge , to chess, play with and learn from people that share your interest and passion for these entertaining pastimes.
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  1. Backgammon: from beginner towards expert

    Course Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to become an expert backgammon player. Topics covered will include the basics of playing, plus probability theory, choosing a game plan, the psychology of your opponent, the doubling cube and more.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  2. Bridge for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy playing cards? This taster course will introduce the principles of bridge and enable you to progress with confidence onto a beginners' bridge course.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Bridge revision

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed for City Lit bridge students, past and present, as well as anyone who is familiar with one and two level opening bids but wishes to refresh their declarer and defensive play.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  4. Bridge: develop your defence

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Armed with a thorough grounding in bidding at the one and two levels, we now turn to defence. Improve your declarer and defensive card play using signals, discards and protective bidding.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Bridge: more competitive bidding

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have already completed a year of bridge at City Lit, or have a similar level of experience, improve your game by mastering two level opening bids and begin to explore the concept of slam bidding.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Bridge: more defensive bidding

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your declarer card play and improve your use of signals and discards to communicate with your partner. Don’t rely on mind-reading, winking or coughing at the table to describe your hand!
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Bridge: the competitive auction

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Forearmed with a solid foundation in the bidding and playing of bridge, we must now face the opposition! Consolidate the use of overcalls and learn how takeout doubles can snatch contracts away from your opponents! Come and develop your killer instinct at the card table!
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Chess for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn one of the world’s most popular games, beginning with the basic moves and fundamental strategies. Includes a wide range of practical activities in a fun environment that will encourage you to pursue your interest further.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Chess for improvers

    Course Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You’ve learned the rules of the game but are mystified about how you win. What next? Explore the tactics of chess and ways of developing your game to deliver checkmate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  10. How to solve cryptic crosswords

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how cryptic crosswords work? These brain-fizzing sessions for beginners teach you how to unlock cryptic clues and how to effortlessly improve your memory, vocabulary and problem-solving skills whilst having fun.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  11. Learn to play bridge

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you enjoy playing cards then bridge is for you. Come and learn this fascinating game in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. But beware, it is addictive!
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Learn to play bridge: evening

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you enjoy playing cards then bridge is for you. Come and learn this fascinating game in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. But beware, it is addictive!
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  13. More bridge for beginners

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on 'Learn to Play Bridge' in Term 1, this course introduces the concept of bidding with suits and learning simple declarer and defensive techniques.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

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