What is the course about?
Bridge is a game of two parts; the bidding and the play. The aim is to win ‘tricks’. We will focus on learning techniques of play and introduce simple bids.
What will we cover?
From the outset, you will be playing cards and will learn how to choose and play a ‘contract’. We will end by introducing the notion of bidding and learn what is needed for a 1NT and a suit opening bid and simple responses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Define bridge terms such as ‘declarer’, ‘dummy’ and ‘making tricks’
• Recognise hands that are suitable to play in a trump suit or no trumps
• Know what is needed to make a bid of 1NT and how to respond.
• Know what is needed to make an opening suit bid and how to respond to show support.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is aimed at complete beginners. A good understanding of English is essential.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is very much a ‘hands on’ course where you will be playing cards immediately. In addition, there will be worksheets and quizzes to help consolidate learning. You do not need to do anything outside the class but you will be encouraged to do so. A link to download a minibridge programme enabling you to practise at home will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need only bring notetaking materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The continuation course, Bridge 1: module 2 (weekend) (UBD33) starts in February 2020.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details