Bridge 1: module 3 - the competitive auction

Course Dates: 24/04/20 - 10/07/20
Time: 10:45 - 12:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

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.

Description

What is the course about?

Forearmed with a solid foundation in the bidding of 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!

What will we cover?

We will focus on learning to compete in a competitive auction and consolidate defensive and declare play. We will
cover when and when not to overcall and how to use and respond to a take-out double. You will be introduced to the
concept of conventions by learning when and how to use Stayman.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• know the basic requirements for a suit overcall and how to differentiate between a simple overcall and a jump
overcall
• Explain what is meant by a take-out double and know when to use it
• Respond to your partner’s takeout double
• Bid Stayman and how to respond to a Stayman enquiry.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course follows on from Bridge 1: module 2 and assumes a basic knowledge of bridge including how to bid to a
part-score or game contract, without opposition, in a suit or no trumps. A good understanding of English is
essential. If you wish to speak to the tutor prior to enrolling please contact the Humanities department.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching methods include prepared hands to play; Q & A; quizzes and recapitulation. All handouts will be
provided including worksheets for optional homework practice and if you have access to the internet
recommendations will be made as to downloadable bridge materials.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs but you are advised to bring note-taking materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may be interested in progressing onto Year 2. The follow-on course, Bridge 2: module 1 - more competitive bidding, will be starting in September 2020.

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Go for it. (relatively) easy instructions to follow: you need to put in some effort, but it's worth it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/06/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Vanessa King Tutor Website

Vanessa King is a lecturer in Medieval and early Modern History at Regents University. She also teaches at Birbeck and Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London. Her expertise in medieval matters means she is frequently called upon to give public lectures and speak on BBC Radio. At City Lit Vanessa teaches London history and offers day schools on all aspects of medieval and early modern history. She also runs bridge courses at all levels. Vanessa's philosophy of teaching is to make history come alive through informative presentations with a good sense of humour. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys nothing better than talking history over a glass of red wine! For further information why not check out her website.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: UBD18

Fri, day, 24 Apr - 10 Jul '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £66.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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