What is the course about?
We continue our beginners’ bridge series by looking at rebidding strong balanced hand and working on our play of the cards. If you have questions regarding the suitability of this course for you, please contact the tutor via the Humanities department.
What will we cover?
We begin by revising opening in a suit and simple responses. Thereafter we look at how to continue the auction with weak and strong, balanced and unbalanced hands.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• State the point range needed by declarer to rebid one, two and three no trumps
• Use SWOT when planning the play
• Know what is meant by a finesse and how to use it
• Consolidate card play.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students who have undertaken the equivalent of 32 hours bridge tuition and assumes that students are aware of the opening one no trump and how to respond. In addition, a knowledge of simple one level biddng and responses is also required. 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 constantly. 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need only bring note-taking materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might want to progress onto a second year of bridge starting in September 2020.