Bridge 2: module 2 - develop your defence

Course Dates: 15/01/20 - 25/03/20
Time: 14:45 - 16:45
Location: 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.


What is the course about?

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.

What will we cover?

We begin with a revision of what we know already and augment our slam bidding with the use of cue bids. We will
then move on to look at 2nd and 3rd hand play. Protective bidding and, if time permits, the wider uses of doubles will
also be covered.

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

• Consolidate your knowledge and use of weak twos and two club opening bids
• Recognise a protective bid and know how to respond both as partner and opposition
• Know what is meant by a cue bid and how it complements Blackwood
• Improve your defensive card play using signals and discards.

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

This course follows on from Bridge 2: module 1 and is suitable for bridge players who have attended the equivalent of
80 hours tuition and/or are confident in their bidding at the one and two level. It is not essential that you are familiar
with weak twos as these will be revisited at the beginning of the course. If you wish to speak to the tutor before
deciding to enrol, 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.

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

There are no additional costs other than note-taking materials.

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

The follow-on course, Bridge 2: module 3 - more defensive bidding, starts in April 2020.

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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.

Book your place

Course Code: UBD21

Wed, day, 15 Jan - 25 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £88.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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